Date archive forOctober, 2017
By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Don’t Discuss Buhari’s Re-election With Me, Tinubu Replies Journalists

By Sadiq Umar – National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Monday declined comment on the clamour for re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, even as he denied any friction between More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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Army Kills Two, Clears Kidnappers Hideout In Kaduna

The Nigerian Army says its troops have killed two bandits and arrested one at a kidnapper’s  hideout in Kaduna State. The Army, in a statement by its Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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North East Is Behind In All Human Development Indices, Says Dogara

By Nuel Suji – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says the northeast region is behind in all human development indices, urging stakeholders from the geo-political zone not to mismanage More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Osinbajo Allays Fear Of Islamization, Blames Elites For Corruption In Nigeria

By Sadiq Umar – The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has allayed fear of possible Islamisation of Nigeria, saying there is no such plans to Islamise Nigeria through the Sukuk bond or the country’s membership More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Aisha Buhari React To Misau’s Allegation, “l’m Still Using My Private Vehicles,” She Says

By Sadiq Umar – Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has denied allegation that she received two Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) from the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, saying she uses her private More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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NUC Approves Gombe Varsity Of Science And Tech…Dankwambo Assures On Funding

By Nuel Suji – The National Universities Commission (NUC) Thursday approved the establishment of Gombe State University of Science and Technology as the 154th university in Nigeria. The approval followed an More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Group Decries Non-Passage Of Nigerian Disability Bill Into Law

By Nuel Suji – The Executive Director of Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), David Anyaele has urged for the passage of Nigerian Disability Bill, expressing disappointment over National Assembly’s More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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DSS Providing Security For Maina, Buhari Govt Begged Him To Join Change Agenda, Family Member Reveals

By Nuel Suji – Men of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) have been providing security for the fugitive ex-chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pensions, Abdulrasheed Maina since his return to More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Maina’s Recall: Malami Denies Any Wrongdoing, Says Action Not In Breach Of “Public Interest”

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has broken silence on his involvement in the controversial recall of fugitive Abdulrasheed Maina into the Civil Service, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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CBN, NPA, Others Indicted In N1.7trillion Revenue Loss Senate Probe

By Nuel Suji – The Senate is set to receive a damning report that has uncovered a huge loss of revenue proceeds totaling N1.7trillion accruable to the federation account, indicting some revenue agencies. Central More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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Buhari Sacks Fugitive Abdulrasheed Maina, Probes Re-emergence In Service

By Nuel Suji – The Presidency has directed the immediate disengagement of a fugitive former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) from the Civil Service. The Presidency, in a statement with Special More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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Joseph Makoju Takes Over Dangote Cement As Ag. MD/CEO

By Nuel Suji – Dangote Cement has announced the appointment of Joseph Makoju as its acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, just as it appointed acting Chief Executive Officer for its Congo operation. The More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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Liberia’s Frontline Presidential Hopeful, George Weah, Visits TB Joshua

(News Investigators) Ahead of November Presidential run-off in Liberia, former soccer star and front runner, George Opong Weah on Sunday visited the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, to seek spiritual help. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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AfDB Seeks Global Support For Africa’s Young Farmers, Says Next Billionaires ‘ll Emerge From Agribusiness

By (News Investigators) -The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, noting that agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment. AfDB More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Senate Panel Says FOREX Regime Engenders Money Laundering, Bank Racket, Recovers N140 Billion From Banks, Firms

By Nuel Suji – The Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport on said it has recovered a sum of N140 billion from unnamed banks and companies. Just as it discovered fault in More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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2019: Senate PDP Caucus Meets Minority Leaders of State Assemblies

… Says PDP Set to dislodge the ruling party By Nuel Suji – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the Senate on Wednesday met with the Forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Minority Leaders More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Senate Urges Buhari To Appoint Separate Minister For Power Ministry

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, separate the Power Ministry from Works and Housing currently headed by former Lagos governor, Babatunde Fashola, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Minister Inaugurates Committee To Enforce Executive Order On Local Content

By Nuel Suji – The Minister of State for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar has inaugurated the committee on the executive order on local content. She charged the members to work More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE STATE HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE RECEIVED ONLY 33% CAPITAL ALLOCATION The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to recent media reports suggesting that the State House Medical Centre had More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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INVESTIGATION: Why Aso Rock Clinic, Nigeria’s First Families’ Hospital Is Failing

…Perm Sec. Says Only N969.6Miliion Received In 3yrs, not N11.01Bllion By Sadiq Umar – Fresh facts emerging from the State House Abuja indicates that systemic corruption and maladministration are responsible More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Adeosun Calls For Tolerance For More Debt

By Nuel Suji – Minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun on Sunday has urged Nigerians to tolerate more debt to allow the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration deliver on its plans for the country. Adeosun advocated More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Buhari, Obasanjo, Others Are Accidental Leaders -Na’Abba

By Nuel Suji – Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’ Abba has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari and all other leaders that had governed Nigeria within the last 18 years, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Facts About CPC National Congress

CPC National Congress and the Two Sessions The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will convene in Beijing on October 18, 2017. It will elect the CPC’s leadership for the next five More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Buhari Felicitates With China As Communist Party Convenes 19th National Congress

By Idowu John Bakare – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said the Chinese development model remains an inspiration to developing countries and the whole world, noting that the country has made remarkable More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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NGF’s Paris Club Largesse: Court Orders Forfeiture Of N1.2Billion “Consultancy Fee”

By Sadiq Umar – A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday ordered an interim forfeiture of N1.2 billion (N1, 222, 384, 857.84) recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Minister Seeks Repeal Of Laws Inhibiting Yam, Goat Carcasses Export

…Blames poor budget implementation on Procurement Act By Nuel Suji – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe has asked National Assembly to repeal all extant laws in the country prohibiting More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Senate Passes Bill Compelling Swearing In Of President, Vice-President At NASS

By Nuel Suji – A bill seeking to ensure that an elected President and Vice President of Nigeria be inaugurated at the premises of the National Assembly on Thursday passed by the Senate. The passage of the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Northern Governors Sign Agreement With GE To Boost Healthcare Infrastructure

By Sadiq Umar – The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has selected GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE), a leading global provider of transformational medical technologies and services, as a long-term partner to More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Senate Probes Alleged Questionable NIS Contracts, Rejects Immigration Budget Over Alleged Contract Scam

…over 70 percent generated revenue claimed by Private firms By Nuel Suji – The Senate has suspended passage of the 2017 budget proposal of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) accusing it of entering More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Girl-Child Day: Bindow Promises Better Policies To Empower Girls

ADAMAWA/By Tom Garba – The governor of Adamawa state, Sen Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, has restated his administration’s commitment to empowering the girl child with the skills that can adequately prepare More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Public Funding Of Maternal Healthcare Is A Must, Says Ex.Gov. Mimiko

By Nuel Suji – To address the perennial tragedy of deaths during childbirth in Nigeria, the federal and state governments must ensure universal health coverage for every Nigerian, beginning with women and More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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INVESTIGATION: FIRS Earmarks N5.8 Billion For Fuel, Gifts, Welfare In 2017

By Nuel Suji – Latest investigation has revealed that a whooping sum of N5.2billion is to be spent by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on generator fuel, vehicle fuel, welfare packages and corporate More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Buhari Seeks NASS Approval For $5.5Billion External Loan

…terms, conditions hidden By Nuel Suji -President Muhammad Buhari has requested for approval of the National Assembly for a foreign loan amounting to a total of $5.5 billion. Mr. Buhari, in a letter written More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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First IAAF Bronze Label for West Africa Awarded To Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

News Investigators/The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Road Race Bronze Label to Access Bank Lagos City Marathon makes the Lagos marathon the first full marathon in West Africa to get an More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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26 Institutions Benefit From TETFund Sensitization Exercise In North-West

(News Investigators)/At least 26 Federal and State tertiary educational institutions in the North-West geopolitical zone of the country have benefitted from the ongoing sensitization exercise being carried out by More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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CAN’s Youth President, Daniel Kadzai Hails Apostle Suleiman For Defending Christians

By Tom Garba, Yola/The National President of the Youth Wing of Christians Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), Daniel Kadzai has applauded the efforts of the General overseer of the Omega fire ministry, Apostle Johnson More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Jonathan: Senate Summons Bank MDs Over Frozen Assets

– As Counsel accused EFCC of killing ex-first lady’s brother- Counsel. By Nuel Suji- The Senate Committee on Monday summoned the Managing Directors of  seven banks over the freezing of the accounts More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Tension Grips Senator Over Nnmadi Kanu’s Whereabouts

By Nuel Suji – The Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe has become jittery over the unknown whereabouts of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Digital Switch-on: Broadcast Engineer Warns Against Using Outdated Equipment

New Investigators/As Nigeria gradually inch towards the much hyped set deadline for digital switch over from analogue to the digital mode of signal distribution or Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT), a Broadcast More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Saraki Fights Modibo

…as Senate Plans to Probe NBC over alleged mismanagement of N1.2 billion By Nuel Suji – The Cold War between the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Saraki Warns Executive Arm On Plans To Roll Over 2017 Capital Budget To 2018

By Nuel Suji – Following the decision of the Federal Government to roll over the 2017 capital budget provisions to the 2018 budget proposal, Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said that the next budget would More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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ECOWAS Adopts Measures To Protect Children

News Investigators/The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Thursday adopted a strategic framework aimed at protecting children from violence, abuse and exploitation across member states. At the ECOWAS More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Buhari Appoints Aisha Ahmad CBN Dep. Gov.

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Aisha Ahmad as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Mrs Ahmad is to replace a former Deputy Governor, Sarah Alade More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Kachikwu: Senate Mandates Committee To Probe NNPC, GMD

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday mandated its ad-hoc committee to probe the alleged preferential treatment by the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to Duke Oil, one of its trading partners, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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For The Record: Broadcast By President Muhammdu Buhari On October 1, 2017

My dear Nigerians, October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom. Over the years the country has gone through trials More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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OPINION: Olusegun Mimiko, An Enigma At 63

By Kayode Akinmade It is not very often that a state helmsman gets more popular after office, certainly not in this clime. But that is the story of Rahman Olusegun Mimiko, astute medical practitioner, politician More...