Date archive forOctober, 2018
By News Investigators On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Governing Board Lacks Powers To Suspend Agency, Parastatal Heads -Boss Mustapha

By Sadiq Umar – The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has declared that governing board of a federal agency or parastatal has no power to remove the chief executive appointed by More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Fayose Regains Freedom

By Sadiq Umar – Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has regained freedom, after fulfilling his bail condition. Mr. Fayose’s spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, confirmed his release from the custody of More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Crisis Looms In Fed Poly, Ile-Oluji Over Rector’s Tenure Elongation Bid

By Nuel Suji – Crisis is brewing at the Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji in Ondo state over an alleged move by the Rector, Emmanuel Adedayo Fasakin to circumvent rules in a bid to renew his tenure. Mr. Fasakin, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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INEC Publishes Buhari, Atiku, Duke, Other Names For 2019 Elections

By Sadiq Umar – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday published the particulars of political parties’ candidates submitted for 2019 general elections. The published list of names More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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FG, States, LGAs Share N698.7 Billion Sept Allocation

(News Investigators) /The Federal Government and its federating states and local governments on Thursday shared N698.7 billion as statutory allocation from the federation account for September 2018. The sharing More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 25th, 2018
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Buhari Proposes N8.73 Trillion Budget For 2019

The Federal Government has proposed a total of N8.73tr for 2019 budget, just as it planned to submit the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) to the National Assembly soon. The figure represents a slight reduction More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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PDP Denies Appointing New Members Into Campaign Committee

By Sadiq Umar – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied reports that it had named additional names to its Campaign Council for the 2019 presidential election. The National Publicity Secretary of the More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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7,000 Illegal Weapons Destroyed In Benue, Katsina, Zamfara -Presidential Panel

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM), says over 7,000 illegal weapons have been destroyed in Nigeria. PRESCOM’s program coordinator, Orji Dickson explained More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Kaduna Violence: Govt Relaxes Curfew, Maintains Dusk To Dawn In Parts Of State

By Ibrahim Imam – The Kaduna State Government has announced a partial suspension of the 24-hour curfew Kaduna metropolis, even as it maintained full blown curfew in areas of potential threats. A statement More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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“Great Corruption Is When People Are Deprived Of Justice, Rule Of Law…More Damning A Corruption Than Stealing Of Pubic Funds” – US Envoy

(News Investigators) /The United States ambassador to Nigeria, William Stuart Symington, says injustice and disregard for rule of law is worse than the stealing of public funds. Mr. Symington spoke on Monday at More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Oshiomhole Fights Back, Says He Won’t Succumb To Governors’ Impunity

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has hit back at governors of the party that are reported to be moving against him, saying he would not succumb to their antics and More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Buhari Condemns Kaduna Killings, Urges Peaceful Co-existence

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest communal violence in Kasuwan Magani in Kaduna State in which 55 persons loss their lives. Mr. Buhari while reacting to the bloody clashes More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Shehu Sani Quits APC

By Sadiq Umar – The senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, has resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmaker who expressed reservation and doubt over party’s More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Gunmen Kill Ekiti APC Treasurer

(News Investigators) /The state treasurer of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Moses Adeoye, has been killed by unknown. Mr. Adeoye was shot dead on Wednesday night by the unknown assailants who invaded More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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FEC Approves $2.9 Billion Eurobond, Appoints CitiBank, Standard Chartered, Others For Transactions

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved $2.9billion Eurobond as part of the external borrowing plan to finance capital projects across the country. The Council meeting presided over by President More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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We Stand By Our Recommendation On Justice Abba-Aji -NJC

(News Investigators) /The National Judicial Council (NJC) says it stand by its recommendation to President Muhammadu Buhari that Justice Uwani Abba-Aji be approved as justice of the Supreme Court. Just as it re-affirmed More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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War On Terror: 1469 Children Working For CJTF -UNICEF

(News Investigators) /United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says as at today, a total of 1,469 children, including 1,175 boys and 294 girls, associated with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have been identified More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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OPINION: ‘Keeping Vigil Over This Democracy’

                By Martins Oloja The 2019 general election is barely five months away. Though the campaigns are yet to begin in earnest, key issues that should dominate the election campaigns are curiously More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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JUST IN: Presidency Announces Travel Ban On ’50 High Profile Persons’

By Sadiq Umar – The Presidency has announced a travel ban on 50 Nigerians with assets within a minimum value of N50million, even as it assures Nigerians of its commitment to the rule of law. President Muhammadu More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Lanre Issa-Onilu Now APC National Publicity Secretary

(News Investigators) /The All Progressive Congress (APC) has appointed Lanre Issa-Onilu as its new National Publicity Secretary. Mr. Issa-Onilu’s appointment was ratified at the party’s national working committee More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Obi Emerges PDP Vice Presidential Candidate

(News Investigators) /The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has chosen former Anambra State governor Peter Obi to be his presidential running mate in the 2019 general election. The More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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Senate, Reps Resume Plenary, Adjourn Over Funke Adedoyin Death

(News Investigators) The National Assembly Tuesday resumed plenary after its 10weeks vacation, even as it adjourned sitting in memory one of its own, Funke Adedoyin, who died early hour of Tuesday Federal lawmakers More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Atiku Clinches PDP Presidential Ticket

By Sadiq Umar – Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections. Mr. Abubakar defeated the Governor of Sokoto More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Nigeria Is Now Respected Internationally, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is now respected internationally and that the international community is very supportive of efforts to put the country in order. Mr. Buhari also observed that his interaction More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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2019 Presidency: Tambuwal Has What it Takes -Ikechukwu

By Sadiq Umar – Spokesman of the Tambuwal Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr Okey ikechukwu, has said that Nigeria’s best chance of a president that can unite Nigeria, restore a sense of community More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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NJC Recommends Abba Aji For Supreme Court, Seven Others

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari the appointment of Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji into the supreme court. The NJC also recommended appointment of Chief Judges into More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Watch List: Fayose Threatens N20 Billion Suit Against EFCC

By Sadiq Umar – The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed to file a N20 billion suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on watch list and directing that More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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NJC Recommends Dismissal Of Ofili-Ajumogobia, Agbadu-Fishim, Four More Judges Under Investigation

By Nuel Suji – The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the dismissal of two High Court judges after it found them culpable of corruption allegations. The NJC urged President Muhammadu Buhari to More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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World Bank Cuts Sub-Saharan Africa Growth To 2.7% In 2018

By Mazino Dickson – The World Bank has cut its forecast for growth of sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 to 2.7 per cent. This is down from an earlier one of 3.1 per cent, partly due to less favourable external environment More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Lagos APC Primary: Ambode Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu

By Mazino Dickson – The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos has declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the winner of the controversial governorship primary conducted on Tuesday. Mr. Sanwo-Olu defeated incumbent More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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APC Primaries: NWC Annuls Lagos Governorship Poll

The All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary in Lagos state has been cancelled. National Working Committee (NWC) panel for the poll led by former Cross River governor, Clement Ebiri, announced the cancellation More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Imo Primary Election Results Are Fake -Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday rejected the results being circulated as the outcome of the Imo governorship primaries, describing it as fake. Mr. Oshiohmole More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Atiku Tackles Buhari Again, Says APC Govt Worst To Emerge Since Civil War

By Sadiq Umar – Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has criticized the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressive Congress (APC) government, describing it as the worst to More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Ortom Wins PDP Governorship Ticket

MAKURDI(News Investigators) /Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue in the forth-coming 2019 general election. Mr. Ortom More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Tambuwal Urges Katsina, Jigawa Delegates For Support, Says, Late Umaru Yar’Adua Presidency Showed Leadership In 3yrs

(News Investigators) – Governor of Sokoto state and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged party’s delegates in Katsina to support his presidential aspiration, saying Nigeria is currently in a pitiable More...