Date archive forJuly, 2017
By News Investigators On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Missing Kenyan Electoral Official Was Murdered, Says Agency

BLOOMBERG: Kenya’s election authority said a high-ranking official who went missing three days ago was found dead, a week before the East African country holds its presidential vote. The body of Chris Msando, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Police Parade 32 Kaduna Highway Kidnappers

By Imam Ibrahim – The Police has paraded 32 suspects in connection with the Kaduna highway kidnappings, even as it said the arrested suspects have confessed to the crime. Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Nigeria’s Okechukwu Enelamah Elected Vice Chairperson, Africa, WTO Ministerial Conference

By Nuel Suji – Nigeria’s minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, has been elected the Vice-Chairperson representing Africa, for the 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Half Year: Dangote Cement Records 12.6% Sales Increase Across Africa

By Nuel Suji – Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase in sales volume across Africa. In More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Osinbajo Orders Immediate Relocation Of Army, Navy Chiefs To Maiduguri

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has directed the immediate relocation of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai and Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, to Maiduguri, Borno state More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Senate Approves $1.8Billion Lagos- Rail Project, $750 Kano Million For Ten Other States

By News Investigators – The Senate on Thursday approved a sum of $1.806bn for the Lagos-Ibadan segment of the Lagos-Kano rail modernization project. The Senate also approved external borrowing for 10 states More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Senate Faults Current Revenue Sharing Formula, Says It Lacks Legal Backing

By Nuel Suji – The Senate has called for a review of the current revenue sharing formula among the three tiers of government to reflect what it described as the current realities. Senators argued that the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Nigeria Economy May Slip Back Into Recession, Emefiele Warns

By Nuel Suji – The governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has warned of a possible return to negative growth in the second half of the year if fiscal stimuli are not activated immediately. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Osinbajo Plans Fresh Talk With Niger Delta Stakeholders As Militants Burst More Oil Pipelines

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s acting President, Yemi Osinbajo is set for another round of talk with stakeholders in the oil-rich Niger Delta to stem the renewed hostility in the area. Spokesman for the Acting More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Police Commence Operation Absolute Sanity, Deploy Special On Abuja-Kaduna Highways

By Sadiq Umar – The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the immediate deployment of a Joint Police Team to combat incidences of kidnappings on the Abuja-Kaduna highways. The Abuja-Kaduna More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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OPEC Says More Libya, Nigeria Oil Is Needed

BLOOMBERG: Limiting oil output from Nigeria and Libya won’t be on the agenda when OPEC and other producers meet on Monday, with both African nations saying they’ll need to keep pumping at a higher level before More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Boundary Clashes: Edo Dep. Gov. Urges Traditional Rulers To Promote Peace

By BENIN CITY/(News Investigators)-Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has urged the warring people of Weppa Wanno Kingdom, particularly those in Igiode and Iviebue in Etsako East Local Government Area of the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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NAF Expresses Regret Over Rann Bombing

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Air Force has expressed deep regret over the bombing of innocent civilians at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Rann, Borno State in which scores of people died with many More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Renowned Author, Adebayo Faleti Is Dead

By Nuel Suji – A renowned author and journalist, Adebayo Faleti, is dead. The award-winning author who translated Nigeria’s National Anthem into Yoruba language, died at the University College Hospital More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Police Foil Terrorist Attack In Kano, Arrest 5 Boko Haram Members

By Sadiq Umar – Kano State Police Command on Sunday foiled a planned attack by members of Boko Haram terrorist group in the state, even as it announced the arrest of five suspected members of the group. The More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Flooding: Lagos Warns Of Impending Demolition, To Reestablish Drainage Right Of Way

By Sadiq Umar – The Lagos State Government on Sunday ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels and water ways to immediately vacate or risk being removed. The Government, in a statement signed More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Senate Makes U-turn, Confirms 8 RECs, Rejects 1

By Nuel Suji – The Senate has confirmed the appointment of eight Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Senate made a shift from its earlier position More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Osinbajo, APC Governors Meet, We Are Not Worried By PDP’s Case Settlement, Says Okorocha

By Nuel Suji – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Thursday met with governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to build consensus on the way forward for the ruling party. The meeting took place More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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DSS Warns Impostors, Security Agencies Who Carry Out Illegal Operation In Its Name

By Sadiq Umar – The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned those it described as impostors, including security agencies to desist from using its name for illegal operations. The DSS promptly denied More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Dino Melaye Recall: INEC Moves To Vacate Restraining Order

By Sadiq Umar – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to set aside the restraining order which put on hold the recall of the Kogi West in Senator, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Troops Intercept 30 Fleeing Boko Haram Families

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military says it has intercepted 30 fleeing families of Boko Haram terrorists in Goniri, Gujba in Yobe State, just as it intercepted yet another 7women and children escaping from More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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IIMSAM Appoints Mutaz Ghandour As Goodwill Ambassador For UN SDG, To Fight Malnutrition

By Nuel Suji – The Intergovernmenttal Institution for the use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), has appointed Mutaz Ghandour, Chairman and CEO of a Dubai-based Metito Holdings as a Goodwill More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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APC’s Change Agenda Promises Better Deal For Nigeria, Says Sen. Andy Uba

A frontline aspirant of the All Progressives Congress and senator representing Anambra South Senatorial district(APC), Andy Uba today, Tuesday dismissed as untrue the speculation that he is leaving his party, the More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Nigerian Govt To Grant Amnesty To Illegal Immigrants, Says Interior Minister

By Nuel Suji – Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Danbazau has said that the federal government is considering granting a general amnesty to illegal immigrants in Nigeria in order to document their More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Dogara Says $5Billion Annual Spending On Generators Unacceptable

By Nuel Suji – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has declared as unacceptable a situation in which Nigerians spend $5 billion annually on power generators set, saying the House would More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Boko Haram’s Amir, Three Others Surrender To Nigerian Army

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military says a high-profile Boko Haram terrorist, Konto Fanami, and three other repentant terrorists have surrendered to the Army after renouncing terrorism. The Army spokesperson, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Take Advantage Of VAIDS Now, Magnus Nmonwu Tells Company Owners

By Sadiq Umar – Nigerian companies and entrepreneurs that do not have their tax affairs in order should act now to take advantage of the government’s Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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UNICEF, Adamawa Govt. Launch Rehabilitation Of Schools Destroyed By Boko Haram

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The Adamawa Government in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) has launched the rehabilitation of some block of classrooms destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Ifeanyi Uba Clears Air On $8.493m, N11bn Owed By NNPC

…laments plight of over 2,000 workers rendered redundant by shut down The Managing Director of Capital Oil, Ifeanyi Uba on Thursday formally cleared air on the alleged N11 billion owed by Nigerian National More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Kachikwu Denies Selling Port Harcourt Refinery To Agip, Oando

By Nuel Suji – The Minister of Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu Thursday denied reports that the Federal Government has sold the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) refinery in Port Harcourt to AGIP/ENI More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Reps Orders Probe Of Alleged Massacre Of 97 Nigerians In Cameroun

By Nuel Suji – The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into the alleged massacre of 97 Nigerians by Cameroonian Gendarmes in the Bakassi Peninsula ceded to the Republic of Cameroun. The lawmakers More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Sardauna Killings: Kwankwaso Visits Mambilla, Pledges Assistance For Victims

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The Senator representing Kano Central and the former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has commiserated with the people of Mambila in Sardauna Local Government Arewa (LGA) over More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Supreme Court: Ogun PDP Chairman Hails Verdict, Salutes Hon. Ladi Adebutu

By Alaba Ajibade – The Chairman of the People Democratic Party in Ogun State, Sikirulai Ogundele has described the Supreme Court judgment affirming the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Makarfi Takes Over PDP Secretariat, Says Judgement Has Re-Launched Party

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi has taken over the National Secretariat of the party at Wadatta House, Wuse Abuja, even as he said that the Supreme Court judgement affirming More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Osinbajo Returns From London, Presides Over FEC Meeting

By Nuel Suji – After what was considered an emergency meeting on Tuesday with recuperating president Muhammadu Buhari, in London, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo is back in Nigeria. Osinbajo returned to the More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Controversial Curriculum: Reps Orders Education Ministry To Separate CRK, IRK From Civic, Says Policy Unconstitutional

By Nuel Suji – The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated the Federal Ministry of Education to urgently cancel the merger Christian Religious Knowledge and Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) with civic More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Osinbajo Approves 19 Judges For Industrial Court

By Nuel Suji – The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 Judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. The appointment is part of measures to reduce the work load of the More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Nigerian Troops Dislodge Terrorists In Lake Chad Region, Kill Four

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military on Tuesday morning killed 4 Boko Haram terrorists, just as it dislodged insurgents from gathering near the Lake Chad. The military, in furtherance of its counter terrorism More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Prioritize Road Rehabilitation To Fast Track Economic Recovery Effort, Gov. Bello Tells Osinbajo

MINNA/By Sadiq Umar – Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has urged Federal government to prioritize the fixing of nation’s highways to fast track the administration’s economic recovery drive. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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On-going Constitution Amendment Offers Chance To Address Agitation For Restructuring, Says Dogara

By Nuel Suji – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that the on-going constitution amendment offers opportunity to address the current agitation for restructuring of the country, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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I’m Ready For Prosecution But Justice Must Take Natural Course, Chidi Lloyd Replies Wike

PORT HARCOURT/By Jackson Udeani – The former leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Chidi Lloyd has refuted ever being shielded from prosecution or evades arrest, saying he is prepared to face prosecution More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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PDP’s Adeleke Defeats APC Candidate In Osun Senatorial Bye-Election

OSHOGBO/By Alaba Ajibade – The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ademola Adeleke has been declared winner of the Osun West Senatorial bye-election held on Saturday. Adeleke polled 97,280 votes More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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Lawyers, CSOs Offer Free Legal Services To Victims Of Rights Violation In North East

YOLA/By Tom Garba – Lawyers and Civil Society Organizations have volunteered to offer free legal services to people, whose rights were allegedly violated by security agencies in the North-East. The Coordinator, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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Obasanjo Slams Nnamdi Kanu, Says No Sane Person ‘ll Ask For Nigeria Break Up

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu as insane, saying that no one in his right sense would consider separation More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Osinbajo, Saraki, Obasanjo, Others Storm Abeokuta As Gov. Amosun’s Daughter Weds Dabiri’s Son

By Alaba Ajibade – Prominent Nigerians including acting President Yemi Osinbajo Saturday turned up for the wedding ceremony of daughter of Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun and son of Senior Special Assistant More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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INEC Deploys 14 New Resident Electoral Commissioners To States

By Nuel Suji – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has approved the posting of 14 newly sworn-in Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to states. The 14 Commissioners were told to adhere More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Maritime University Bill Passes Second Reading In Senate

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Thursday passed for second reading a bill seeking to upgrade the Maritime Academy, Oron from a diploma to a degree-awarding institution. The bill for aims to make the institution More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Keyamo, Oke 28 Others Bag Senior Advocate Of Nigeria Ranking

By Sadiq Umar – Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo and 29 others have been appointed into the prestigious Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rank. The former Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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N918m Fraud: How `Pastor’ Allegedly Scammed Titi Atiku -Witness

VANGUARD: Mr Dickson Graymond, a retired detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday told an Ikeja High Court how a pastor, Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs, allegedly scammed Titi Atiku, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Save Me From Harassment By Security Agencies, Patience Jonathan Petitions Reps

By Nuel Suji – Nigeria’s former First Lady, Patience Jonathan has petitioned the House of Representatives over alleged harassment by security agencies, urging the federal lawmakers to come to her rescue. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Kano Immortalizes Maitama Sule, Renames University After Him

KADUNA/By Ibrahim Imam – Kano State government has renamed the Northwest University, Kano after the late elder statesman, Yusuf Maitama Sule who died last Monday. The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Osinbajo Versus Senate No Big Deal, Says Presidency

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidency has dismissed the rift between the Executive and Legislature as insignificant, saying the issue is not as serious as being portrayed, even as it stressed that the differences More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Senate Probes Airport Renovation Contracts

By Sadiq Umar – The Senate on Wednesday mandated its Committee on Aviation to look at the circumstances surrounding the award of contracts for the renovation of airports in the country and the alleged shoddy More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Nigeria Adopts New Measure For Faster Treatment Of Tuberculosis

By Nuel Suji – The Federal Government has flagged off a new shorter regimen for multi-drug-resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis treatment in Nigeria. The new regimen will reduce the time taken to treat drug-resistant More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Nigerian Air Force Destroys Boko Haram’s Command,Control Facilities

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has damaged a Command and Control facility of the Boko Haram terrorists in its Alagamo Camp 1 in Sambisa forest haven of the insurgents in Borno State. NAF More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Senate Suspends All Matters Relating To Confirmation Of Nominees To Protest Osinbajo’s Alleged Comments

By Nuel Suji – The Senate has vowed to henceforth stall the confirmation of nominees sent by the Executive, protesting statement credited to acting President, Yemi Osinbajo that it lacks the power to confirm More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Buhari Mourns Maitama Sule, Says He Was Without Scandal

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the death of the elder statesman, Yusuf Maitama Sule, describing him as “one of those who assisted the founding fathers of the nation to More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Adamawa Gov. Condoles Kano People Over The Death Of Maitama Sule

By Tom Garba – The governor of Adamawa State, Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow has condole the people of Kano State and entire people of Nigeria over the dead of an elder Statesman, Maitama Sule. Mr. Bindow who described More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Agusto Upgrades Access Bank’s Rating To Aa-

(News Investigators)- In its recent rating review of Access Bank Plc, foremost rating agency in Nigeria, Agusto & Co, has raised the Bank’s rating from “A+” to “Aa-”, with a stable outlook. The upgrade More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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Okupe Quits PDP, Says He Can Neither Fit Into Buruje Nor Adebutu Faction

By Sadiq Umar – A prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Doyin Okupe Sunday dumped the party, saying the PDP no longer exists in his ward as a single unified party. Okupe noted the fratricidal More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
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Irate Youths Burnt Suspected Badoo Cultists As Joint Security Force Arrests 100

By Nuel Suji – Security operatives on Saturday arrested 100 suspected members of the “notorious” Badoo gang in Ikorodu, Lagos state, even as youth vigilante group on Sunday morning mobbed three suspected More...