Date archive forAugust, 2017
By News Investigators On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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You Lied, We Left N20Billion, Mimiko Tells Akeredolu

By Sadiq Umar – Former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko Thursday faulted claims by incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu, that he inherited a debt of N220billion when he took over in February 2017, saying More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Nigerian Troops Hit Terrorist Targets, Kill Top Boko Haram Commanders

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military said it has killed high profile Boko Haram terrorist’s leaders following artillery bombardment and air interdictions on registered targets. The military said the video More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Magu Expresses Worry Over Anti-Graft War, Says “It Is Almost Lost”

By Nuel Suji – The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has expressed worry in the on-going anti-corruption war in the country, saying the war on corruption More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Boko Haram Final Defeat Imminent, Nigerian Military Vows, As 69 Terrorists Surrender

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military said on Wednesday that the final defeat of the BHT is imminent, even as it called on members of the terrorist group to abandon their leaders and the false ideologies by More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Evans Lawyer Accuses Police Of Forcing Client To Accept Guilt, Vows To Charge Plea

By Sadiq Umar – Lawyer to the billionaire kidnapper, Barrister Olukoya Ogungbeje has vowed to reverse the guilty plea by his client, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, accusing the police of forcing his client to accept More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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BREAKING: Senator Kanti Bello Is Dead

By Nuel Suji – A two-term senator and former senate minority whip in the 5th National Assembly, Kanti Bello is dead. The former senator represented Katsina North Senatorial District of Katsina State. Sen. More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Eid-Kabir: FG Declares Sept. 1 And 4 Public Holiday

By Nuel Suji – The Federal Government has declared Friday, 1st and Monday 4th September 2017 as Public Holidays to mark the Muslims’ Id-el-Kabir Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of N7.6Billion Allegedly Belonging To Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke

By Sadiq Umar – A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered permanent forfeiture of N 7, 644, 700, 000.00 allegedly belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Inflation Down To 16.05 Percent In July, Says NBS

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s headline inflation has again reduced to 16.05 percent (year on year), July 2017, compared to 16.10 percent in June 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) reveals. This makes More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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I Bear No Grudge Against Bode Olajumoke – Says Mimiko

By Nuel Suji – A former Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Prof. Olufemi Mimiko has said that he bears no grudge against the governing board of the institution for denying More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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“Boko Haram Now Resorts To Stealing,” Says Terrorist Commander Who Participated In Abduction Of Chibok Girls

“… I realised that our people have resort to stealing and all sort of atrocity contrary to the teaching and practice of Islam,” he says. By Sadiq Umar – A top Boko Haram Commander, Auwal Ismaeela, who More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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Bribe For Promotion: Police Declare Sen. Misau Wanted, Accuse Him Of Desertion

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Police on Sunday took a swoop on Senator Isah Hamman Misau, declaring him wanted over allegations of forge retirement letter and desertion. The Police, in a curious twist accused More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Nigerians In Diaspora Form Alliance To Press For Restructuring

…Groups say only 2 percent of the population corner national resources By Nuel Suji – The on-going call for the restructuring of the Nigeria federation, Thursday, gained another momentum with Nigerians More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Illegal Recruitment: Saraki Vows To Accelerate Passage Of Existing Vacancies Bill

By Nuel Suji – President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will accelerate the passage of the Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Prohibition) Bill, once it resumes in September. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Nigeria Eyeing Russian’s Yak-130 Fighter Jet, Armoured Vehicles, Says Defence Minister

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Monsur Dan-Ali has disclosed that the country is considering purchase of Russian’s MiG warplane, Yak-130-jet, armoured vehicles and artillery equipment to More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Buhari Receives Investigative Panel Report On Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday received the report of the Investigation Committee probing the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Dangote Signs $450million Jumbo Sugar Production MoU With Niger

By Nuel Suji – In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group today in Minna, Niger State More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Again, Court Orders Forfeiture Of 56 Houses Allegedly Owned By Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alsison-Madueke

By Sadiq Umar – A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the interim forfeiture of 56 houses believed to be owned by former Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The forfeited More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Only One-Third Candidates Scored Above 200 In JAMB

By Nuel Suji – The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Tuesday said 569,395 of the 1.7 million candidates that wrote this year’s UTME scored over 200 marks. The number represents just about More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Saraki Confirms Receipt Of Buhari’s Resumption Notice

By Sadiq Umar – President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has confirmed the receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter notifying the Senate of his return and resumption to work. Earlier on Monday, Presidential More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Buhari Writes National Assembly, Resumes Duty Monday

By Nuel Suji President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly, notifying the lawmakers of his return to the country and consequent resumption of office. Mr. Buhari returned to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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FOR THE RECORD: Full Text Of President Buhari’s Nationwide Broadcast

Read the text of the President’s full speech below. My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters. In More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Ojukwu And I Agreed Nigeria Must Remained One And United -Buhari

By News Investigators -Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned those agitating for self-determination in the country, declaring that “Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable.” Even as More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Buhari Returns Home, To Address Nigerians On Monday

By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday returned to Nigeria after spending 103 days on medical vacation in London. At exactly 4:36pm, the Nigeria Airforce plane 001 conveying Mr. Buhari touched More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Adeboye, Welby Visit Buhari In London

By Sadiq Umar – The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, on Friday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja house in London. It is not clear whether the man More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Lagos Flooding: Research Indicates Nine LGA May Submerge

By Nuel Suji – The Lagos State Government must intensify its flood management efforts so that communities in Epe, Eti-Osa, Amuwo Odofin, Ojo, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Apapa, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu Local Governments More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Hate Speech Is Terrorism, Leaders’ Silence Amount To Endorsement, Osinbajo Warns

By Sadiq Umar – The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has urged leaders in Nigeria to promptly condemn hate speech regardless of faith or creed, declaring it as an act of terrorism that must not be tolerated. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Shettima, Northern Elders Meet Arewa Youth Leaders To Prevent Attack Against Igbo

By Sadiq Umar – The governor of Borno State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, Kashim Shettima on Wednesday met with some Northern elders and leaders of the Arewa youths coalition group to resolve matters More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Gunmen Attacks EFCC Headquarters, Threatens To Kill Investigator

By Sadiq Umar – Unknown gunmen on Wednesday attacked the Headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, but were repelled by security men on duty. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwajaren, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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ASUU, Government End Crucial Meeting, Resolve To Probe N30Billion Released In 2010

By Sadiq Umar – The meeting between leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has resolved to carry out forensic audit of the N30billion More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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FG. Urges ASUU To Call Off Strike

By Sadiq Umar – The Federal Government has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its on-going strike in the universities in the interest of the nation. The Minister of Labour and More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Agriculture Revolution In The Niger Delta

By Paul Boroh As an officer in the Army, I took to farming believing that is the future of the country and that on a personal level, I could better sustain my family. Our lands are so fertile that I did not need More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Osinbajo Declares Niger Investment Summit Open

By Nuel Suji – The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will on Monday pay a one day official visit to Niger State, to among other things declare the 2017 Niger Investment Summit Open He will be joined More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Travails Of A Nigerian Journalist, Luka Binniyat

For the embattled Bureau Chief of Vanguard Newspapers based in Kaduna, Luka Binniyat, the road to freedom remains momentarily illusive after a Kaduna High Court imposed stringent conditions for his bail. VICTOR More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Nigerian Army Denies Invading UN House, Says Troops Were Only Hunting For Boko Haram Terrorists

By Sadiq Umar – The Defence Headquarters has dismissed as untrue, claims that troops of Operation Lafia Dole, invaded United Nations house in Maiduguri, explaining that it merely carried out a cordon and search More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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N30 Trillion Fraud: Some Company’s CEO Secretly Admit Involvement, Says Senate Probe Panel

By Nuel Suji – The Senate’s Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff; and Marine Transport, revealed Wednesday that some Chief Executive officers have already owned up to their company’s involvement More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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No Reason To Protest Buhari’s Unending Medical Vacation, Senate Tells Protesters

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Tuesday said there is no reason for the protest embarked upon by a coalition of civil society organizations, operating under the aegis of #OurMumuDonDo, urging the protesters to More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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China To Import $8 Trillion Goods From Nigeria, Other Countries In Five Years

News Investigators – Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, said China will import $8 trillion worth of goods from Nigeria and other parts of the world in the next five years. Mr. Li spoke at the end of the annual meeting More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Catholic Church Shooting: Osinbajo Receives Updates, Vows Perpetrators Won’t Go Unpunished

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidency says acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been receiving regular updates on the status of investigations regarding the violence yest at Ozubulu, Anambra State. “Acting President More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of $37.5Million Property Belonging To Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke

By Sadiq Umar – A Federal High Court in Lagos has permanently forfeited to the federal government a $37.5million Banana Island property bought in 2013 by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Former More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 6th, 2017
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Catholic Church Attack: Dogara Calls For Overhaul Of Police, Describes Killing As Barbaric

By Nuel Suji – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the early morning attack on worshipers at a Catholic church describing, as abominable, barbaric, inhuman, and the height More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 6th, 2017
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Unknown Gunmen Storm Catholic Church, Kill Dozens

By Jackson Udeani – The entire Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo Local Government Council area of Anambra state, South-East Nigeria, has been thrown into mourning, following early morning attack by unknown gunmen More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Niger Delta Negotiators Back Down On Threat, Pledge Commitment To Peace Pact

By Sadiq Umar – The Niger Delta stakeholders under the platform of Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has withdrawn the ultimatum given to the federal government to meet the demands it presented in November 2016, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Police Dismiss Four Over Theft In Home Of Ex-President Jonathan

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command on Thursday announced the dismissal of four policemen accused of theft at the Gwarimpa, Abuja residence of former President Goodluck More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Niger Delta Negotiators Threaten To Quit Peace Talk With Osinbajo

News Investigators – Negotiators representing militants in Nigeria’s oil region in talks with the government said they’ll pull out of the process if some demands aren’t met by November, accusing President More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Emefiele Tasks Varsities On Research, Pledges CBN Support

News Investigators – The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has challenged tertiary institutions in the country to focus on research that will boost economic development, just as More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Nigeria, Africa’s Largest Economy, Adopts 3 Word Addresses To Improve NIPOST

By Nuel Suji – Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the innovative global addressing system what3words. Nigeria is the seventh country to adopt what3words, and the third in More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Bindow Condoles With Governor Aregbesola Over Mother’s Death

YOLA/By Tom Garba – Adamawa state governor, Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow has condoled with his Osun state counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola over the death of his mother, Saratu Aregbesola. In a statement signed by More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Presidential C’ttee On Anti-Corruption Member, Bolaji Owasanoye Replaces Ekpo Nta As ICPC Chairman

By Sadiq Umar – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Mr. Owasanoye, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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FG Has 2.25 Million Hectares Of Grazing Reserves In 21 States Since 2013 -Expert

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The Federal Government has a total of 2.25 million hectares of grazing reserves in 21 states since 2013, a retired director with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Hamman Walia said on More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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OPINION: Nigerian Economic Recovery Through Industrialization And Diversification By Public And Private Sector Synergy

By Ehiedu Iweriebor/APO/ NEW YORK, The current economic crisis and recession in Nigeria has brought to the fore what is already known: that the existent Nigerian national economy is not organized for internal self-propulsion More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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FG Urges Dangote To Complete Refinery Before 2019

By Nuel Suji – The Federal Government has said it relies heavily on the Dangote refinery to fulfill its promise to Nigerians to end fuel importation by December 2019. To this end, the Minister of State for More...