Date archive forApril, 2018
By News Investigators On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Trump’s “Shithole” Remark: Buhari Expresses Doubt Over U.S. Media Reports, Says “I’m Not Sure Of Validity

…As Trump Hails Buhari’s Anti-graft effort, pledges more assistance By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he did not discuss with President Donald Trump the controversial More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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DEVELOPING: Trump Says U.S. Will Not Tolerate Killing Of Christians, As Buhari Assures Tackling Herdsmen Menace

By News Investigators – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says resolving the problem of the rampaging herdsmen would take a longer time to abate, even as he assured that his government is doing its More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Boko Haram: Russia Delivers Two Mi-35M Helicopter Gunships To NAF

By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday took delivery of two new Mi-35M helicopter gunships ordered from Russia in 2015. The cargo arrived at NAF Base in Makurdi, Benue capital on board a Russian More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, April 29th, 2018
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Army Arrests Four Boko Haram Suspects In Yobe State

By Sadiq Umar – Four members of the Boko Haram terrorists have been arrest in Yobe state by t.roops of 233 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE. The terrorists were arrested on weekend by Soldiers on More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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Buhari Will Take Back PDP’s “Stolen Mandate” In Taraba” Campaign Organization Vows

YOLA/By Tom Garba – Taraba State Chairman of Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO), Tukur Sambo has vowed to displace the ruling People’s Democracy Party (PDP) in the state, describing the 2015 election More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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Obasanjo Reiterates Call To Stop Buhari’s Re-election, “They’ll Threaten You, But Don’t Be Intimidated,” Says OBJ

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has reiterated call for Nigerians to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari is voted out in his second term bid in 2019, saying anyone that More...

By News Investigators On Friday, April 27th, 2018
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JUST IN: Imam Imam, Spokesman To Gov. Tambuwal Is Dead

By News Investigators – Imam Imam, the Special Adviser to Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, is dead. Mr Imam died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja after a brief illness. A source closed to the deceased More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Troops Foil Boko Haram’s Incursion Into Maiduguri

By Sadiq Umar – Troops battling the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast on Thursday successful repelled terrorist incursion in the outskirt of Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri, the military says. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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NEC Halts Open Grazing In Benue, Four States

By Sadiq Umar – The National Economic Council (NEC), Thursday, resolved that herdsmen must stop open grazing in the country starting with Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Kaduna and Zamfara. The Council said all the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Lake Chad: Multinational Force Kills 59 Terrorists, Loses 22 Soldiers In 3 Weeks

By Sadiq Umar – The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), says its troops have killed 59 Boko Haram insurgents and captured five alive in its on-going offensive against the terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Senators Fume, As IGP Ibrahim Idris Snubs Senate

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Thursday expressed disappointment over failure of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it, even as its rescheduled him to next Wednesday. Senators were More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Senate Orders DSS, Police To Tighten Security In NASS

By News Investigators – After three hours closed door meeting, Senate on Tuesday ordered security agencies to tighten up security in the National Assembly. Senate decision was as result of stolen of Senate’s More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Buhari Holds Emergency Meeting With APC Governors

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding an emergency meeting with governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting, which began at about 8pm, is taking place behind More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Alleged N5.8 Billion Fraud: Court Remands Ex-Katsina Governor Ibrahim Shema In EFCC Custody

By Sadiq Umar – A Federal High Court sitting in Katsina Tuesday ordered that former governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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First Quarter 2018: Lagos IGR Hits N103bn, Spends N93bn On Capital

By News Investigators – The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said its internally generated revenue for the first quarter of Y2018 stood at N103.476billion, as against N96.7billion recorded last year, thereby More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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BREAKING: IGP Monitoring Team Arrests Dino Melaye

By News Investigators – Reports just reaching say controversial Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye, has been arrested. Mr. Melaye was arrested by a crack team of policemen from the Inspector-General of Police, IGP More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Another Tragedy Hits Chibok, Parent Dead, Others Injured In Auto Crash

By News Investigators – Tragedy struck again in Chibok over the weekend following the death of one of the parents of the school girls in a ghastly motor accident. The parents of the freed schoolgirls kidnapped More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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African Filmmakers Get Their Ultimate Network

By News Investigators – CINEAFRI, an innovative network that offers free memberships to individual filmmakers and companies and institutions working in African film is scheduled for launch in London. The platform More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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APC Chairmanship Race: South-South APC Rejects Oshiomhole, Says Oyegun Deserves Right Of First Refusal

By Sadiq Umar – The All Progressive Congress (APC) South-South Zonal Executives on Monday advocated for a right of first choice of refusal for its incumbent Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, in the to contest More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Police Invades Melaye Residence …As IDPs Mobilise To Prevent Arrest

By Nuel Suji – Armed policemen on Monday invaded the residence of controversial Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye, just as Nigerian masses from the Internally Displaced Camp (IDP) also mobilized to the location to More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Saraki Visits Injured Female Sergeant-At-Arms, Hails Her Bravery

By News Investigators – President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, visited a female Sergeant-At-Arms, Sandra Davou who sustained injury while struggling to prevent invasion of the Senate Chambers by More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Police Confirms Four Dead, Eight Injured In Bama Suicide Attack

By Sadiq Umar – Not few than four persons have been confirmed dead with eight others seriously injured following an early morning suicide attack in Bama town, Borno state, northeast Nigeria. The Borno State More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Reps Insist On Reinstatement Of Suspended NEMA Officials

By News Investigators – The hope of the six suspended directors of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) became brighter as the House of Representatives has insisted on their recall in the interest More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Court Freezes Fayose’s Account, Refuses Metuh’s Foreign Medical Trip

By News Investigators – A Court of Appeal in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State has given the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the go-ahead to freeze the bank account of Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose. Justice More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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BREAKING: Police Returns Stolen Mace To NASS

By Nuel Suji -The Nigerian Police on Thursday returned the Senate Mace brazenly stolen by hoodlums to the National Assembly complex. The Mace was brought in black patrol van by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Police Recovers Senate’s Stolen Mace Under Bridge In Abuja

By Nuel Suji – The Police in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital says it has recovered the stolen Mace by hoodlums who invaded the Nigerian senate Wednesday. The Police, in a statement by the Force Public Relations More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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PRESS RELEASE: FG Orders Probe Of National Assembly Invasion

FG Orders Probe Of National Assembly Invasion The Federal Government has expressed shock at the invasion of the National Assembly and the subsequent snatching of the Senate mace by thugs on Wednesday. In a statement More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Buhari’s Nominee Remanded In Prison Over Alleged N182Million Fraud

By News Investigators– Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has remanded Dr. Saadu Alanamu in prison custody for alleged fraud to the tune of N182m and abuse of bail condition. Incidentally, Mr. Alanamu’s More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Senate Caves In To Presidency Pressure, Backtracks On Electoral Act Amendment

By Nuel Suji – The Senate on Wednesday bowed to pressure on the amendment of Electoral Act 2010 which reordered the sequence of the 2019 general elections, just as the amendment bill suffered similar fate More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Mace Theft: Saraki Commends Senators, Reps For “Defending Democracy”

By Nuel Suji – The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has commended the leadership and Senators “for standing up firmly in defence of democracy and the rule of law over an attack on the Red Chambers More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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APC Condemns Mace Theft, Says It’s An Attack On Democracy

By Nuel Suji – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the invasion of the Senate chamber and carting away of the mace by thugs on Wednesday morning. “The APC, in a statement by its spokesman, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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DEVELOPING: Police Arrests Omo-Agege, May Be Charged For Treason

By Sadiq Umar – Suspended Delta North senator, Ovie Omo-Agege has been arrested and would be charged force treason. Mr. Omo-Agege was arrested Wednesday following his role in the carting away of the senate More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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UPDATE: Thugs Defile Senate Chamber, Cart Away “Mace”

By Sadiq Umar – Fresh facts emerging from the National Assembly revealed the Mace was forcefully taken away by unknown persons led to the Senate chamber by the suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, as the senate More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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UPDATED: Senate’s Symbol Of Authority, The “Mace” Stolen

By Nuel Suji -Fresh facts emerging from the National Assembly revealed the Mace was forcefully taken away by unknown persons while the senate was preparing to resume plenary. “It was shocking, in a commando More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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“Unauthorised Withdrawal” Of $462 Million: Senate Summons Adeosun, Others

By Nuel Suji – The Nigerian senate on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Defence, Ali Mansur and  Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, over the withdrawal  More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Senate Confirms Momoh As NERC Chairman

By Nuel Suji – Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of James Momoh as the chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The confirmation was sequel to the report of Senate More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Keyamo Named As Spokesman, Buhari Campaign Organization

By Sadiq Umar – The Buhari Campaign Organisation Tuesday appointed Lagos lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Festus Keyamo, as head of Communications and Strategy for the 2019 re-election bid. In More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Police Arrests 115 Shiites Protesters In Abuja

By Sadiq Umar – The FCT Police Command on Monday confirmed the arrest of about 115 protesting members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), just as it dismissed reports that some protesters were killed. The More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Trump To Host Buhari April 30

By Sadiq Umar – U.S. President Donald Trump, would host President Muhammadu Buhari on April 30, the White House announced on Sunday evening. The White House in a statement said Buhari would meet Trump at Washington More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, April 15th, 2018
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APC Announces National Convention Committee, Okorocha, Akeredolu, El-Rufai, Others

By Nuel Suji – Less than a week after President Muhammadu Buhari declared interest in seeking re-election for a second term, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted its National Convention Committee. The More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, April 15th, 2018
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FG Threatens To Release More Names Of Alleged Public Treasury Looters

By Sadiq Umar –  The Federal Government on Sunday vowed to release more names of alleged public treasure looters, saying it would not be deterred threat of litigation or those it described as “hack writers”. Minister More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, April 14th, 2018
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Sixty Three Jostles For Ekiti Governor’s Seat

By Alaba Ajibade – Ahead of the July 14 Governorship election in Ekiti State, not less than 63 persons have indicated their intention to contest gubernatorial seat, about 30 days to the conduct of party primaries. Latest More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, April 14th, 2018
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Shocker: Only 15 Out Of 113 Remaining Chibok Girls Are Alive, Says Ahmad Salkida

By News Investigators – Fresh facts emerging on the state of the remaining 113 Chibok girls being held by the Boko Haram terrorists indicate that contrary to the recent assurances by government of their safe More...

By News Investigators On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Court Throws Out Omo-Agege’s Bid To Quash Senate Suspension

By Nuel Suji – A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected an ex parte application filed by the Senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege, to stop his suspension by the Senate. Mr. Omo-Agege had, on More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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2018 Budget: Saraki Gives C’ttees 24hr Ultimatum To Submit Reports

By Nuel Suji – The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has given a 24-hour deadline to the remaining 20 standing committees of the upper legislative chamber that are yet to submit their reports to the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Drops To 13.34 Percent

By Nuel Suji – Nigeria’s inflation figure has dropped to 13.34 per cent, making it 0.99 percent less than the 14.33 figure recorded in February. Minister of Budget Planning Since the beginning of January More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Access Bank Introduces PayDay Loan On USSD Code *901*11#

By News Investigators – In a bid to provide quicker and instant access to loans for employees, Access Bank Plc has launched PayDay Loan, Nigeria’s first fully digital lending service. Access PayDay Loan More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Buhari Breaks Silence On 2019, Announces Re-election Bid, Jets Abroad

By Sadiq Umar – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday finally broke his silence on his intention to seek re-election in 2019 general elections, declaring his interest to run for a second term in More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Insurgency: IGP Deploys Surveillance Helicopter, 3 Police Units To Taraba

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The Inspector General (IGP) of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday says he has deployed a surveillance helicopter and three mobile police units to Taraba to tackle security challenges in the More...

By News Investigators On Friday, April 6th, 2018
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OPINION: Bill Gates, I Found Your Type Of Man And He’s 62 Today!

By John Adenekan World’s second richest man, Bill Gates gave a damning verdict on the execution of the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) of the Federal Government of Nigeria at an expanded National Economic More...

By News Investigators On Friday, April 6th, 2018
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Presidential Amnesty: Dokubo Probes Boroh

By Nuel Suji – The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Charles Dokubo, Thursday inaugurated a special, 8-man Review Committee to probe the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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$1 Billion Approval: PDP Accuses Buhari Of Gross-Misconduct, Urges NASS To Commence Legislative Action Against President

By Sadiq Umar – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of the sum of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account for the procurement of military More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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APC Governors Endorse Buhari’s Position, Settle For Congresses To Elect New Exco

By Sadiq Umar – Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have finally agreed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s position that the earlier extension granted party’s official is illegal and should give More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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Kastina Senator, Bukar Mustapha, Is Dead

By Nuel Suji – A senator representing Katsina North senatorial district at the National Assembly, Bukar Mustapha, is dead. Mr. Mustapha died at a private Hospital in Abuja, Wednesday after a brief illness. Until More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 2nd, 2018
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Again Obasanjo Warns Nigerians Against Voting Buhari, Says, “Never You Reinforce Failure”

By Sadiq Umar – Barely 3months after his damning letter condemning the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressive Congress (APC) government, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has again criticized the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 2nd, 2018
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Taraba Rep. Says Attacks Incident Exaggerated

YOLA/By Tom Garba – The House of Representatives member representing Bali-Gassol, Garba Hamman-Julde, says media reports suggesting that he was pelted with stones in his constituency was blown out of proportion, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 2nd, 2018
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Winnie Mandela Dies At 81

By Nuel Suji – Anti-apartheid campaigner and the ex-wife of South Africa’s late President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela is dead. Winnie, the anti-apartheid heroin died at the age 81. Reports quoted her More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 2nd, 2018
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Scores Killed, 83 Injured In Fresh Boko Haram Attacks On Maiduguri

By Sadiq Umar – Scores of people were reportedly killed with 83 others wounded following fresh attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents Sunday night in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Army said it engaged More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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Election Sequence: Taraba Rep. Narrowly Escape Death Over Perceived Anti-Buhari Stance

YOLA/By Tom Garba – A member of the House of Representatives representing Bali/Gassol Federal Constituency, Garba Hamman-Julde, narrowly escaped death over the weekend following attack by some angry youths More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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Kongol Silver Tongue Inducts Journalists, Others In Adamawa

YOLA/By Tom Garba – Konngol Silvertongue: Media & Language Training Institute, a media and language training Institute in Northern Nigeria, on weekend commenced its session with the induction of the newly More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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As Long As Liya Sharibu Remains In Captivity For Her Faith, Nigerian Christians Remain In Chain -LCCN Archbishop calls

YOLA/By Tom Garba – Lutheran Archbishop, Panti Filibus Musa has said that as long as Liya Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still being held by Boko Haram remains in captivity for her faith, Christians all over More...