Date archive forJune, 2020
By News Investigators On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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COVID-19: Rivers Govt Orders Compulsory Test For Govt House Personnel

News Investigators/ The Rivers Government has directed all staff of Government House, Port Harcourt, to go for mandatory COVID-19 test to check the spread of the pandemic in the state. A statement on Monday More...

By Sadiq Umar On Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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Judgement Day For Bandits In Kastina, Zamfara As Troops Kill Several, Rescue Kidnapped Victims

News Investigators/ The Defence Headquarters says the troops of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’, eliminated several bandits and rescued many kidnapped victims in continuation of aggressive clearance under ‘Operation More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 27th, 2020
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Elimination Of Cervical Cancer In Nigeria Possible –WHO Official

News Investigators/ An official of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Olumuyiwa Ojo, says elimination of cervical cancer, a deadly disease that affects more than 14,000 women annually in Nigeria, is possible. Cervical More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 27th, 2020
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Buratai Inaugurates Soldiers’ Accommodation In Kano Barracks, Promises Improved Welfare

News Investigators/ The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Saturday, inaugurated blocks of multiple flats of accommodation for soldiers in Bukavu Barracks, 3 Brigade in Kano. The new accommodation More...

By Sadiq Umar On Friday, June 26th, 2020
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Amnesty International Records 82 Torture, Extra-Judicial Killings By SARS In 3Years

News Investigators/ The Amnesty International (AI) has condemned what it described as gross violations of human rights in the use of extreme torture by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), blaming the Nigerian More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Customs Generates N573bn In 5 Months As Senate Kicks Over Non-Remmitance Of Yearly Surpluses

News Investigators/ The Nigerian Customs Service ( NCS), on Thursday said it had generated N573 billion between January and May from total targetted revenue of N957 billion for the 2020 fiscal year. The Comptroller-General More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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It’s Insensitivity To Those Who Lost Loved Ones To Say COVID-19 Don’t Exist –PTF

News Investigators/ The National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF), Aliyu Sani, says it is insensitive for those who lost loved ones to the coronavirus to still say that the disease does not exist. Dr. More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Former Oyo Governor, Abiola Ajimobi Is Dead

News Investigators/ The former govermor of Oyo State and deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abiola Ajimobi, is dead. Mr. Ajimobi had been on a life support since last Friday More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Address By President Muhammadu Buhari At The Virtual Emergency Meeting Of The National Executive committee Of The All progressive Congress, 25th June, 2020 At State House, Abuja

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Ag. Chairman for convening this emergency meeting, and to all members of the National Executive Committee of our great Party for your attendance, notwithstanding More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Just In: APC Dissolves NWC, Names Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni Caretaker Chairman

News Investigators/ The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) took a new turn Thursday with the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.The decision to dissolve the NWC More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Alleged $9.8m Fraud: Ex-NNPC GMD Losses Bid To Stop Trial

News Investigators/ The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, declined to stop further proceedings in the trial of former Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew More...

By Victor Udoh On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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EFCC Secures Conviction Of Businessman In Enugu

News Investigators/ A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, presided over by Justice Akintayo Aluko recently convicted the managing director and chief executive officer of Jata Gas Limited, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Amotekun Arrests 42 Cows Over Alleged Destruction Of Farmlands In Ondo

News Investigators/ The Ondo State Command of the regional Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun Corps, has arrested 42 cows over alleged destruction of farmlands around Alagbaka Extension in Akure, the Ondo More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Air Force Bombs 10 Armed Bandits’ Camps In North-West —Air Chief

News Investigators/ Chief of Air Staff (CoAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, says Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed 10 bandits’ camps in four states in the North-West zone in the ongoing ‘Operation Wutar More...

By Victor Udoh On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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COVID-19: Delta Records 532 Cases, Orders Offices Decontamination

News Investigators/ Delta State has recorded 532 confirmed cases of coronavirus as at June 23, a top aide to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa has announced. Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Olisa Ifeajika, made More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Yobe Govt Awards N5bn Contract For 2 Modern Markets

News Investigators/ Yobe State Government has awarded contract for the construction of two modern markets in Potiskum and Gashua at the cost of N5 billion. Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Tourism, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Edo PDP Chairman Insists Governorship Primary ‘ll Hold As Scheduled

News Investigators/ The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, Tony Aziegbemi, has said that the party’s governorship primary will hold on Thursday as scheduled.Mr. Aziegbemi gave the assurance in More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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APC Crisis: Governors Forum Meets Buhari

News Investigators/ The Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Atiku Bagudu, says all contentious issues surrounding the leadership crisis confronting the All Progressives Congress (APC) will soon More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Insecurity: Gombe Inaugurates Community Policing Advisory Committee

News Investigators/ Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has inaugurated an advisory committee toward the establishment of community policing, assuring of synergy with security agencies in the state More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Borno Director Bags Six Months Jail Term For Obstructing Justice

News Investigators/ Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, on Monday, June 22, 2020, convicted and sentenced an assistant director in Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, More...

By Victor Udoh On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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APC Crisis: 28 SEC Members In Rivers Suspend Igo Aguma

News Investigators/ The crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) in River State took a new turn Monday with the suspension of its State Chairman, Igo Aguma. Mr. Aguma’ s suspension was announced More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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Edo 2020: PDP Youths Kick Over Waiver For Obaseki

News Investigators/ The Youth and Women wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo chapter, on Saturday kicked against the waiver granted Gov. Godwin Obaseki by the national leadership of the party. The More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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Edo 2020: No Noing Back On June 22 APC Guber Primaries – Official

News Investigators/ The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo says that all is now set for its governorship primaries billed for June 22, and there is no going back on the date. The Publicity Secretary of APC More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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Borno Govt. Employs 12,735 Hunters, Vigilantes To Enhance Security

News Investigators/ Borno Government has employed 12,735 as members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) comprising hunters and vigilantes, to complement efforts of security agencies in the state. The state Commissioner More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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U.S. Court Allows Publication Of John Bolton’s Book, In Blow To Trump

News Investigators/ An American court on Saturday ruled that the publication of a tell-all book by former national security adviser John Bolton can move forward, denying an attempt by President Donald Trump’s More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Ray Hushpuppi Has A Case To Answer With EFCC

News Investigators/ Nigerian most-wanted hacker, Ramoni Igbalode, alias Ray hushpuppi, recently arrested by the International Police( Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation( FBI), has considerable More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Edo 2020: PDP Shifts Party Primary To June 23

News Investigators/ The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its primary election earlier slated for June 19 and 20, 2020 for the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in Edo State. The national publicity More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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APC Crisis: Court Returns Gaidom As Acting National Chairman, Salihu As Ag. National Secretary

News Investigators/ A Federal High Court in Abuja has again ruled in favour of Victor Giado, as the acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. Giadom’s claim to the acting chairmanship More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Buhari Blows Hot Over Insecurity, Says No More Excuses From Security Chiefs

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has berated the Service Chiefs over the state of insecurity, saying there should be no further excuse on security lapses in the country. Mr. Buhari said the Security More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Court Jails ‘Gaddafi’ 16 Years For Defrauding 194 Widows

Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, on Tuesday, May 16, 2020, sentenced and convicted an ex- Borno State judiciary officer, one Ramat Mohammed (alias Gaddafi), to 16 years imprisonment, on a-two More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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FG Moves To Combat Drought, Desertification

News Investigators/ The Federal Government says it has developed institutional and legislative policies to enhance effective and far-reaching actions to reduce the impact of drought and desertification in Nigeria. Minister More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Five Internet Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms, Another Arraigned in Osogbo

News Investigators/ The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, have secured the conviction of five internet fraudsters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Four of the convicts, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Yahaya Hails Ardo Kumo’s Appointment As Federal Perm-Sec

News Investigators/ The Governor of Gombe state, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received with excitement, the appointment of Babayo Ardo Kumo as a Federal Permanent Secretary representing Gombe State. In a congratulatory More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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EFCC Arrests Fake DSS Officer Who Stole From A Mauritius National

News Investigators/ Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have arrested a 32-year old  Boniface Oburuku for theft of a hand bag,  belonging to an international guest from the Republic More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Gombe Gov. Pegs Fertilizer Price At N5000, Flags-off Sales, Distribution Of 20,000 Metric Tons

GOMBE/News Investigators/ Governor State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has flagged- off sales and distribution of 20,000 metric tons of fertilizer for the year 2020 farming season in a bid to boost agricultural More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Covid -19: Gombe Receives Donation From Chinese Firm

News Investigators/ Gombe state Task force on covid -19 has received additional donation of operational items from a Chinese firm, Ganan construction Company. Presenting the items to the Chairman of the Task More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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I Have Assumed Office As Acting National Chairman In Compliance With Court Order’, Victor Giadom Declares

News Investigators/ The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Giadom has declared himself the acting Chairman of the party, saying it is in compliance to a court order.The development More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Oshiomhole’s Sack: Lawal Shuabu To Take Over, As APC Named Sick Abiola Ajimobi Acting National Chairman

News Investigators/ The All Progressives Congress (APC) has named its deputy national chairman and former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi as its acting national chairman. But in a deft political move, More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Oyo Govt. Adopts Report Of 2017-2019 Contracts Review Committee

…..says report will aid anti-corruption drive News Investigators/ The Oyo State Government has, on Tuesday, adopted the report of the committee set up to review projects and contracts signed between 2017 and More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Just In: Appeal Court Affirms Oshiomhole’s Suspension As National Chairman

News Investigators/ A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal has affirmed the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Lamido, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Alleged N100m Bribe: Chinese Trial Begins June 29

News Investigators/ The trial of two Chinese, Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi earlier slated to begin , Monday, June 15, 2020 has now been postponed to June 29. The two have been dragged before Justice Muhammad Sa’idu More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 573 New Cases, Infections Hits 16,658

News Investigators/ Nigeria recorded 573 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of Infections to 16,658. The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) announced this official Twitter handle. It More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 13th, 2020
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Gunshots In State House As Aisha Buhari Moves Against President’s Aide, ADC Arrested

What security sources regarded as ‘security breach’ occurred at the precincts of the Presidential Villa, State House, Abuja on Thursday night, when the First Lady’s Aide-de-camp, Usman Shugaba, attempted More...

By Sadiq Umar On Saturday, June 13th, 2020
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Anti- Corruption War Has Helped In Preserving Democratic Governance- Magu

News Investigators/ The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has affirmed the  increasing relevance of the anti-corruption war in Nigeria, stressing that it has More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 13th, 2020
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Buhari Tasks Scientists, Researchers On Solution To Covid-19

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian scientists and researchers to come up with solutions  to cure COVID-19 as humanity and democracy is under threat of the pandemic.The president More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Rumble In Ekiti As Ojudu Hits Fayemi, Says He Is A Puppeteer

News Investigators/ The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Affairs, Babafemi Ojudu, has berated the governor Kayode Fayemi-led government in Ekiti sate, accusing it of inaction and lost More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Gombe Governor Mourns Ex-PDP Chairman, Nuhu Poloma

News Investigators/ Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed sadness over the death of former state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nuhu Poloma who died on monday at the age of More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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June 12: Youths Should Engage Leaders On Accountability – LEAD Network

News Investigators/ An NGO, the Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Advocacy (LEAD) Network, has urged youths to engage leaders and hold them accountable as the nation marks 2020 Democracy Day on June 12. The Executive More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Edo 2020: Obaseki Alleges Oshiomhole’s Interference In Screening Process, Doubts Re-election In APC

News Investigators/ Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki says his re-election bid under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) is narrowed because of the interest of the party’s National Chairman, Adams More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Zoom suspends U.S.-Based Activists’ Account After Tiananmen Event

News Investigators/ Zoom Video Communications temporarily shut the account belonging to a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held an event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of China’s Tiananmen More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Nigeria Records 409 New COVID-19 Cases, Infections Hit 13,873

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 409 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 13,873 The NCDC announced this on Wednesday on its official More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Vijah Opuama Presented Questionable Certificates, Bayelsa Dep Gov Alleges

News Investigators/ The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo on Tuesday accused the governorship candidate of the Liberation Movement in the last governorship poll in the state, Vijah Opuama of More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Oyo Govt, Police Vow To Fish Out Killer Rapists Of Student, Pregnant Woman

IBADAN/News Investigators/ The government of Oyo State and the State Police Command have vowed to work harmoniously to ensure the arrest of killers of a pregnant woman, Azeezat Shomuyiwa and an 18-year-old student More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Covid-19: Nigeria’s Infection Cases Rise To 12,233 -NCDC

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 389 new cases of the coronavirus infections have been recorded.The new cases take the country’s total infections to 12,233, with 3,826 patients More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Arsenal Trash Charlton 6-0 In Friendly

News Investigators/ Arsenal returned to action for the first time since the Premier League was stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic as they beat Charlton Athletic 6-0 in a friendly at an empty Emirates Stadium More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Troops Of Operation Accord Overrun More Bandits In Zamfara -Enenche

News Investigators/ Troops of Operation Accord in continuation of clearance operations against cattle rustlers and criminals have overrun more bandits camps, killing scores and apprehending others in Zamfara, the More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Muslim Women Association Calls For Justice For Rape, Murder Victims

IBADAN/News Investigators/ Criterion, a Muslim women in business and the professions association, Oyo State chapter, has called on the government to ensure security operatives punish perpetrators of rape and murder More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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I Didn’t Instruct Any Agency To Probe Minister — Omo-Agege

News Investigators/ The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has denied asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to probe the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. Mr. Omo-Agege, said More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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CRA Says Southern Kaduna Now Like Rwanda 1994… Urges ICC, UN Investigation

News Investigators/ The Christian Rights Agenda (CRA), has called on the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague to open investigation into the ongoing #SouthernKadunaGenocide. This More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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VIEWPOINT: NDDC: When Strange Bedfellows Unite Against Region

By Eghosa Salami-Sunday If the news of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday 3rd June 2020, denying ever writing any letter for an extension of the tenure of the More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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OPINION: Bayelsa Dep Gov NYSC Certificate Saga, Sylva And DSS Credibility Crisis

By William Jumbo Since its creation 34 years ago, on 5th June 1986, the credibility of the Department of State Security (DSS) has never been called to question as it currently is, especially concerning the unfolding More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 5th, 2020
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20 Ships Laden With Petroleum Products, Food Items Awaiting Berth —NPA

News Investigators/ The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says 20 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods have arrived Lagos Ports waiting to berth. NPA made this known in its publication, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 5th, 2020
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2030 Agenda: NSE Boss Urges West Africa To Embrace Green Bond Finance

News Investigators/ The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday urged West African countries to shift and scale up green bond finance and investment to meet the ambitious goals of 2030 agenda and Paris Agreement.NSE More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Diri Calls For Joint Action For Cleaner Environment

News Investigators/ Governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri has called for joint action from governors of the Niger-Delta states in the struggle for a cleaner environment. Mr. Diri made the call on Friday during More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Jewish NGO To Establish Virtual Teaching, Learning Classroom In Abuja

News Investigators/ The Chabad of Nigeria says it plans to establish a virtual classroom centre and engage youths in effective teaching and learning to promote growth of education in Nigeria.Rabbi Israel Uzan, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Security: FCT Begins Implementation Of State Community Policing

News Investigators/ The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has kicked off the implementation of the State Community Policing initiative aimed at reducing crime in communities and deepen trust between More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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COVID-19: PTF Lifts Ban On Religious Gathering, Shortens Curfew

News Investigators/ The chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has said that the ban on religious gathering has been lifted based on guidelines and protocols agreed with state governments. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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APC NWC Approves Direct Primaries For Edo Election

News Investigators/ The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) has approved direct primaries for the Edo governorship poll.Mr. More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Court Jails Two For Impersonation

News Investigators/ Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, slammed three months custodial sentence on two fraudsters – Owolabi Aderibigbe and Habeeb Popoola More...

By News Investigators On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Bayelsa: NYSC Effected Alteration On Deputy Gov’s Certificate -DSS

By Ameh Ejekwonyilo/ The Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday said the typographical error on the discharge certificate of the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence More...