Date archive forMarch, 2018
By News Investigators On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Unity Bank’s $1Billion Loan Talks With Milost Collapsed

By News Investigators- Milost Global Inc. has jettison its plan to provide $1 billion to Nigeria’s Unity Bank Plc, saying it received threats that it would be run out of the country if the deal continues. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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Senate Rejects $350M Foreign Loan Request For Kaduna, Lawmakers Say It’s “Misplaced, Unimportant”

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Thursday rejected a $350million foreign loan request for Kaduna State government, with lawmakers describing the request as “misplaced priority” and “unimportant.” The senate More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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Adamawa Specialist Hospital Records Atleast Two Rape Cases Weekly, Govt Opens Sexual Assault Centre

YOLA/By Tom Garba – There is an upsurge in crimes against women in Adamawa and other north eastern states, Bala Saidu, Chief Medical Director of Yola Specialist Hospital, has said, just as he called a concerted More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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Presidency: Atiku Declares Intention To Contest In 2019

By Sadiq Umar – A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has formally declared his intention to contest for the President at the 2019 general elections. He made the declaration Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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PDP Begs Nigerians, Says “We Have Learnt From Our Mistakes”

By Sadiq Umar – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday in Abuja, apologised to Nigerians for the party’s failures while in power for 16 years. PDP’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, offered More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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Adamawa Community Organises Cultural Day To Celebrate Boko Haram’s Defeat

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The converner of Kamwe (Michika) annual cultural festival, Iliya Yame Kwache is inviting the general public to the 2018 Michika day in an effort to mark the defeats of Boko Haram insurgents More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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PaySend Partners Access Bank To Spread FinTech Revolution In Africa

By News Investigators – PaySend, the money transfer company has continued to bring a new generation of money transfers to the African market through its new partnership with Access Bank Nigeria. Described More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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Don’t Rely On Military, Defend Yourselves Against Killers, Says T.Y Danjuma

YOLA/By Tom Garba – A former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), has urged citizens in Taraba to defend themselves against killers across the state, rather than depending on the Nigerian More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 23rd, 2018
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Water Scarcity: Greenpeace Warns Of Devastating Future Consequences For South Africans

(By News Investigators)/Greenpeace, a climate advocacy body, has warned that unless urgent steps are taken to solve the problem of water scarcity in South Africa, a devastating future consequence await the country. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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Nigerian Customs Intercepts Elephant Tusks, Pangolin Worth N2Billion Feb., March – Minister

By Nuel Suji – The Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, has disclosed that the Nigerian Customs Service intercepted elephant tusks and pangolin, worth about N1.2 billion, between February 15 and March More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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Dapchi Schoolgirls Saga: PDP Cries Foul, Urges UN To Investigate Nigerian Govt For “Stage-Managing” Abduction

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cried foul over the release of 105 out of the 110 Dapchi Schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents, alleging complicity More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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JUST IN: NASS Agrees To Pass 2018 Budget April 24

By Nuel Suji – Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara says the two chambers of National Assembly have resolved to pass the 2018 Appropriation bill into law on April 24. Mr. Dogara gave More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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BREAKING: 91 Dapchi School Girls Regain Freedom

By Sadiq Umar – The Federal Government has announced the release of 91 of the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls, saying the release was unconditional. The released schoolgirls are currently in the custody of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Orji Kalu’s N3.2Billion Fraud Trial: Witness Flee To Cameroon

By Sadiq Umar – A former accountant in the Abia State Government House, Akpan Udoh, who was scheduled to testify in the alleged N3.2 billion fraud trial of the former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has relocated More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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IGP Orders Withdrawal Of Policemen Attached To VIPs

By Sadiq Umar – The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday ordered an immediate withdrawal of police officers attached to some political office holders and very important personalities, VIPs, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Kwankwaso Speaks On Secret Meeting With Obasanjo, Says Reports Unfounded

By Ibrahim Imam – A former governor of Kano State and senator representing Kano Central District, Rabiu Kwankwaso has denied holding any secret meeting with former president Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr. Kwankwaso More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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We Are United, Determined To Override Buhari’s Veto On Electoral Act Bill, Saraki, Dogara Vow

By Sadiq Umar – The National Assembly says its leadership are united in their resolve to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s vote on the electoral amendment bill, even as it dispelled rumoured disagreement More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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Battle Readiness: Air Chief Says Welfare Critical To NAF Success, Visits Kaduna, Kano Facilities

By Sadiq Umar – The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar has identified the welfare of personnel and their dependents as being critical to the achievement of NAF objectives. Mr. Abubakar, an Air Marshal also More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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Trump Sacks Tillerson, Appoints CIA Chief, Pompeo

By News Investigators/Less than 12 hours after he departed Nigeria on his round trip to Africa, President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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Take Decisive Actions Or Face Court-Martial, Army Tells Commanders In Taraba, Others

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Army has warned its operation Commanders in Taraba, Adamawa and Benue states to take decisive actions to stem the wave of killings or face punitive measures. The warning is coming More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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Nigeria’s External Reserves Climb To $46 Billion -CBN

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s External Reserves are steadily heading towards the $50 billion mark, berthing at $46 billion as at the close of business on Friday, March 9, 2018. Figures obtained from the Central More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson Arrives Abuja Monday

(News Investigators)/The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, will arrive in Abuja on Monday in continuation of his visit to some African countries. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja said on Sunday that Mr. Tillerson More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 10th, 2018
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OBJ, PFN Visit Benue, Decry Poor State Of Security

By Sadiq Umar – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday arrived in Makurdi, the Benue State, to condole with the government and people over herdsmen’s attacks. The former President expressed shock More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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Adamawa Shuts Varsity, Poly, Others Over Fear Of Boko Haram Attack

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The Adamawa State University located in Mubi, Adamawa state has been closed by the authorities of the institutions following fears of an imminent attack on the town by the Boko Haram insurgents. The More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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FIFA Golden Cup Arrives Nigeria

By Nuel Suji – The prestigious FIFA World Cup golden trophy on Wednesday arrived Abuja, Nigeria’s capital ahead of the 2018 soccer tournament in Russia. It is FIFA’s tradition that the Cup tours all the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Ogbeh’s Claim On Thailand Rice Mills Collapse False -Amb. Kunwongse

By Sadiq Umar – Thailand’s ambassador to Nigeria, Wattana Kunwongse, has dismissed as untrue a statement credited to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, that seven rice mills have More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 5th, 2018
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PDP Cries Foul, Dismisses NNPC’s N774million Subsidy Claim As Cover Up For Presidency

By Sadiq Umar – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as “fictitious” the claim by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that it spent N774 million on daily fuel subsidy, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 5th, 2018
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Rights Group Demands Immediate Release Of Detained Journalist

By Nuel Suji – A Civil Society Organisation, Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), has called for the immediate release of the Daily Independent journalist Tony Ezimakor, urging the Department More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 4th, 2018
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UTME: JAMB Directs Candidates To Print Exams Slip From March 6

By Sadiq Umar – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has directed candidates for the 2018 UTME to start printing their examination notification slip from Tuesday, March 6. The board’s Head of Media More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, March 4th, 2018
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Kano: “No Evidence” Of Underage Voting Report Premature -INEC Official

By Sadiq Umar – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said its investigation into the alleged underage voting in the last Kano council poll is still ongoing, urging Nigerians to disregard More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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PDP Hails Reps On Dapchi Probe, Says Nigerians Already Lost Faith In Presidential Committees

By Sadiq Umar – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the National Assembly for its swift response to the party’s appeal to open an independent, full-scale investigation into the circumstances More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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OPINION: Chibok And Dapchi Girls: The Whoredom Of Karma

By Sufuyan Ojeifo History repeats itself, first as tragedy, and second, as farce. -Karl Marx On Monday, February 19, 2018, Boko Haram insurgents invaded Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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UPDATED: Four UN Aid Workers Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Rann, A Female Nurse Missing

(By Our Reporter)/Reports just reaching us say four UN aid workers were killed in a Thursday night attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Rann community in Kala Balge Local Government of Borno. A female More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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Boko Haram: Red Cross Supports 4,301 Families With Emergency Cash Relief In Adamawa

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The Nigerian Red Cross Society says it has supported about 4,301 families with emergency cash relief in three local government areas in Adamawa State affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. Executive More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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UBA, China’s Dev. Bank Sign $100M Financing Deal

ABUJA/(News Investigators) – United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, a pan-African banking group and China Development Bank (CDB), the world’s largest development finance institution, on Tuesday announced the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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UN Demands Unconditional Release Of Dapchi Girls, As IGP, NSCDC Relocate To North East

By Nuel Suji – The United Nations (UN) has condemned the abduction of 110 schoolgirls of the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSC) Dapchi, Yobe State, Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgents, More...