Date archive forJuly, 2020
By News Investigators On Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Yahaya, Emir of Gombe, Others Observe Eid Prayers At Gombe Juma’at Mosque

Governor Inuwa Yahaya at the eid prayer ground (photo: Abdul no shaking) News Investigators/ Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Friday joined other Muslims in the state to observe the Eid prayer More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Angry Borno Governor To Army: ‘You said There Is No Boko Haram In Baga, Then Who Attack Us?’

News Investigators/ Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has lambasted the Nigerian army following an attack on his convoy in Baga on Wednesday night, even as he vowed to push for the redeployment of soldiers More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC To Ensure Motorists Observe COVID-19 Protocols

News Investigators/ The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kuje, FCT, will monitor and ensure that motorists observe COVID-19 protocols during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to prevent the spread of the virus. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Buhari Mourns Maj.-Gen Sam Momah

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja sent heartfelt condolences to the family of former Minister of Science and Technology, retired Maj. Gen. Sam Momah. In a condolence message More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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We Have Secured Over 500 Convictions, Rescued Over 18,000 Victims – NAPTIP

News Investigators/ The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has secured the conviction of over 500 traffickers and rescued over 18,000 victims across the country from 2004 till More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Senator Exposes UBA In Alleged N41b Fraud, Summons GMD

News Investigators/ The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Kennedy Uzoka, has been summoned by the Senate in connection with a N42 Billion alleged fraud.Mr. More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Mamman Daura Faults Rotational Presidency, Says It Should Be Based On Competence

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari’s influential nephew, Mamman Daura, has suggested that the most qualified Nigerian irrespective of zone should succeed his uncle in 2023. Mr. Daura made the More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Nigeria Stock Market Loses N70bn, Amid Losses By Blue Chips

News Investigators/ The nation’s bourse returned to negative territory on Tuesday with the market capitalisation shedding N70 billion due to losses by some blue chips. The market capitalisation was down 0.54 More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Face Your Corruption Charges, Dogara Tells Bala Mohammed

News Investigators/ Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday told the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed to concentrate on corruption charges pressed against him by the Economic More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Yahaya Signs N107Billion Revised 2020 Budget

Governor Mohammed Yahaya signing the revised budget on Monday. News Investigators/ Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has signed the revised 2020 budget into law. The initially signed budget, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Northeast Terrorists Running To Northwest As Sahel Terrorists Explore Region – DSS

News Investigators/ The Department of State Services (DSS) is aware of the presence of Jihadi elements from far Burkina, Mali, Niger and Libya in Nigeria’s Northwest region seeking alliances with armed groups, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Why I Resigned From PDP -Dogara

News Investigators/ The immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained the reasons why he left the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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CRA Accuses Buhari, El-Rufai Of Silence On Southern Kaduna ‘Genocide’

News Investigators/ Following renewed violence in Southern Kaduna, the Christian Rights Agenda (CRA) has accused Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari and Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai of turning a More...

By Sadiq Umar On Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Oyo Inaugurates Agricbusiness Training Programme For Secondary Schools

News Investigators/ Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has inaugurated the pilot scheme of an agricbusiness training programme for secondary schools. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme More...

By Sadiq Umar On Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Political Crisis: Buhari Arrives In Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Mali on a reconciliation mission to restore amity to the West African country, rocked by protests against President Ibrahim More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s First Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, Buried In Abuja

News Investigators/ The remains of the Nigeria’s first female helicopter combat pilot, Tolulope Arotile, has interned at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja. Ms. Arotile, who died on July 14 in Kaduna, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Alleged Due Process Violations: Reps Urges Buhari To Sanction Labour Minister, PS

News Investigators/ The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sanction the Minister and Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment for allegedly violating moratorium More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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NDDC Gate: Akpabio Recants As Reps Head To Court, Denies 60 Percent Contract Allegation

News Investigators/ The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has recanted on the allegations that 60 percent of contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), saying it More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Nigeria Records 576 New COVID-19 Cases, As Total Hits 37,801

News Investigators/ Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 576 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total infections to 37, 801. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle. The More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 20th, 2020
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Fani Kayode Bags Traditional Title In Zamfara

News Investigators/ The Former Minister of Avaiation, Femi Fani-Kayode has been conferred with the traditional title of “Sadaukin Shinkafi” by Shinkafi Emirate Council in Zamfara. This is contained in a More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 20th, 2020
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Just In: Ismaila Isa Funtua Is Dead

News Investigators/ Founding Managing Director of Democrat Newspaper and former President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, is dead. He died of cardiac arrest More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 20th, 2020
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Bombshell: Akpabio Accuses Lawmakers Of Cornering 60% NDDC Contract

News Investigators/ The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, on Monday accused members of National Assembly of cornering about 60 per cent of contracts awarded by the troubled Niger Delta Development More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, July 18th, 2020
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Yahaya Appoints DGs For Joint Projects Devt Agency, Gombe Geographical Information System

GOMBE/News Investigators/ The Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the appointment of Engr. Idris Mohammed Mahdi as Director-General, Gombe State Joint Project Development Agency. Similarly, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, July 18th, 2020
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Reps Decry Slow Pace Of Work At 2nd Niger Bridge, Other Projects

News Investigators/ The House of Representatives Committee on Works, has frowned at the slow pace of work by Julius Berger Construction Company in handling of the Second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 17th, 2020
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NASS Appoints Ojo Olatunde Acting Clerk, Dambatta Commission Secretary

News Investigators/ The National Assembly Service Commission on Friday appointed, Ojo Amos Olatunde as Acting Clerk to the National Assembly. Mr. Olatunde whose appointment takes immediate effect, replaced Sank More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 17th, 2020
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Lawal Advocates Pilgrim Commission, NAN Ties For National Dev.

News Investigators/ The Acting Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Biola Lawal, has called for close working relations with Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) to promote national growth. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 17th, 2020
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USAID Partners With Imo Govt. To Improve WASH, Boost Access To Clean Water

News Investigators/ U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Imo government to improve the management and delivery of water and sanitation (WASH) services to help people live healthier More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 17th, 2020
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Ize-Iyamu Hails BBC Yewande Adewusi’s Appointment

News Investigators/ The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the Edo Governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu has congratulated Edo-born Yewande Adewusi on her recent appointment as the Regional Director More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 17th, 2020
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North-West: Army Kill 7 Bandits, Destroy Hideouts

News Investigators/ Soldiers under special operation, Exercise Sahel Sanity, have killed seven bandits in three theater areas of Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto states.Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Bernard More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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You Are On Your Own, Buhari Warns Ministers, Officials Against Disrespecting N/Assembly

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has warned ministers and chief executive officers of government agencies to desist from disrespecting members of the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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N81.5B Probe: Reps Slam Warrant Of Arrest On NDDC Ag. MD After Walk Out On Committee

News Investigators/ The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebrandikumo Pondei, Thursday, staged a walk out on the House of Representatives. Even as the House issued More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Air Chief Mourns Tolulope Arotile, Extols Her Virtues

News Investigators/ The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said he is heartbroken over the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, describing her as “one of our young shining stars.” Ms. More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Ex-NIMASA Boss Bags Seven Years For N1.7b Fraud

News Investigators/ Justice I.N. Buba of Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday convicted and  sentenced a former executive director of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Yahaya Orders Immediate Enforcement Of TSA In Gombe

News Investigators/ Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has signed Executive Order No. 5 of 2020, which authorizes the immediate implementation and enforcement of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) in Gombe state. The More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Wives Of Police Special Force Protest Poor Welfare For Husbands

ABUJA/News Investigators/ Wives of the Nigerian Police Special Force have barricaded the Abuja-Kaduna highway over alleged poor welfare package for their husbands, causing serious traffic jam on the busy highway. Many More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Israel Records First Direct Repatriation Flight From Nigeria

News Investigators/ The State of Israel has recorded the second direct repatriation flight of its citizens from Nigeria. Israeli Mission in Nigeria described the direct repatriation flight as a milestone in More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Covid-19: Indoor Airborne Spread Possible –NCDC Warns

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has admitted the possibility that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might be spread in the air under certain conditions after about 200 scientists’ More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Buhari Approves New Boards For NLNG, BGT

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the newly reconstituted board of Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas(NLNG) and Bonny Gas Transport Limited ( BGT). The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Abuja World Trade Centre Razed

News Investigators/ A fire outbreak on Monday gutted part of the high rise building of the World Trade Centre, located in the Federal Capital Territory. General Manager, Operations, at the centre, Ibukun Adegun, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Ibadan Varsity In Search Of A New Vice Chancellor

 By Sunday Saanu A recent advertisement placed in some national dailies by the Management of the University of Ibadan (UI), signed by the Registrar, Mrs Olubunmi Omobolanle Faluyi entitled “Appointment More...

By Sadiq Umar On Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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Army Recovers 711 Cows, 592 Sheep From Bandits

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Army under the Operation Sahel Sanity recovered 711 cows and 592 sheep during from July 6 to July 11 in three North West states, an official said on Sunday. The Acting Director More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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Nigeria Police, INTERPOL Arrest 3 Suspects Over Cybercrime

News Investigators/ Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit and the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three suspects over advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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N3 Billion To Be Spent On Malaria Prevention In Kano

News Investigators/ Kano State Government in partnership with the Malaria Consortium have earmarked about N3 billion for malaria prevention activities in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, made the disclosure More...

By Sadiq Umar On Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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How Magu Used ‘Pastor’ To Launder Re-Looted Funds Abroad – Report

News Investigators/ A report by the Presidential Probe Panel has revealed details of how the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, alledgedly used a cleric More...

By Sadiq Umar On Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Magu: Corrupt Officials’ Days Are Numbered, No Sacred Cows –Buhari Warns

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the arrest and on-giong probe of the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu is an indication that More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Rape: Don Advocates Early Sensitisation Of Boy-Child

News Investigators/ As the world grapples with rising incidences of rape, Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura says early education and training of the boy-child on the menace is a major step toward halting the trend in Nigeria. Dandaura, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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COVID-19 Has Worsened Maternal Mortality Rate In Nigeria – NPC Chairman

News Investigators/ National Population Commission (NPC) says the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the maternal mortality rate of 556 deaths per 100,000 live births in the country. The acting Chairman of the commission, More...

By Victor Udoh On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Communities In Bayelsa Inaugurate N141.65m Projects

News Investigators/ The Dodo River Communities Development Association in Ekeremor Local Government area of Bayelsa on Friday inaugurated projects worth over N141.65 million funded by the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture. The More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Ugwuanyi Inaugurates State Community Policing Advisory Committee

News Investigators/ Governor of Enugu State,. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Thursday appointed 17 members to the State Community Policing Advisory Committee to ensure a successful implementation of Community Policing More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Alleged $153m Fraud: First Bank Director Reveals How Diezani Removed $70m From NNPC Coffers

News Investigators/ A first prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Dauda Lawal, Executive Director, First Bank Plc, Dauda Lawal, has told Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Oyo lnaugurates Family Court To Enforce Child Rights, Others

IBADAN/News Investigators/ The Judiciary in Oyo State has inaugurated the Family Court to protect the rights of children and address increasing domestic violence in the society. In his speech during the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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N281 Billion Released To NDDC In 4Yrs, AGF Tells Probe Panel, As Ojougboh Blames Lawmakers For NDDC’s Woes

News Investigators/ The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, Thursday revealed that a total of N281billion has so far been released to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), even as acting More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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NEC, PTF To Hold More Talks On Reopening Of Economy, Schools -Okowa

News Investigators/ The National Economic Council (NEC) says it will hold further discussions with the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 about reopening of the economy and schools. Delta State governor, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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ECO: Convergence Criteria Must Be Met For Sustainability- Onyeama

News Investigators/ The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that the convergence criteria, to ensure the sustainability and viability of ECO as a single currency, must be met by all ECOWAS More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Covid-19: Nigeria’s Infection Cases Rise To 30,249

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday announced 460 new infection cases of the novel coronavirus, with the country’s total cases rising to 30,249. The Nigeria Centre More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Arewa Journalists Honour NAN’s Acting MD, Viola Lawal

News Investigators/ Arewa Journalists Forum has conferred an award of excellence for outstanding success on the Acting Managing-Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Biola Lawal. Mr. Lawal, a thoroughbred More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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DSS, Police Raid Magu’s Residence

News Investigators/ Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), and the Nigeria Police Force, on Tuesday, combed the home of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Just In: Buhari Approves Magu’s Suspension

News Investigators/Embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has been suspended.President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension following allegations of corruption More...

By Sadiq Umar On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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109,823 Beneficiaries Of N-Power Now Business Owners –Minister

News Investigators/ The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, says no fewer than 109,823 beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme are now business owners.Mrs More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Orton’s Wife, Cooks, Others Test Positive To Covid-19

News Investigators/ The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Saturday announced names of some top government officials that have tested positive to the Coronavirus in the state. Secretary to the State Government, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Army Day: 1,000 Households Get Free Food, Fertiliser In Kaduna

News Investigators/ The Nigerian Army has distributed food items and fertiliser to 1,000 households in two communities in Kaduna State, to mark the 2020 Army Day Celebration.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Nigerian Army Shares Palliatives To 500 Residents In Enugu

News Investigators/ No fewer than 500 residents of Abakpa Nike Community in Enugu East Local Government Area have benefitted from food palliative distributed by the Nigerian Army on Saturday. The palliatives More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Court Rejects Ex-Kaduna Governor Request For Return Of International Passport

News Investigators/ A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, presided over by Justice Z.B Abubakar has rejected an application made by the former Governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, seeking a return of his International More...

By Sadiq Umar On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Flags Fly At Half-Mast In Ondo After Health Commissioner Dies Of Covid-19

News Investigators/ Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Wahab Adegbenro, has died of Covid-19 complications on Thursday at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Ondo State. Flags are flying at half-mast in honour More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Abuja National Hospital Treats 50,000 Patients In 6 Months – CMD

News Investigators/ Chief Medical Director (CMD), National Hospital, Abuja, Jeff Momoh, says the hospital attended to no fewer than 50,000 patients for routine care in the past six months. Mr. Momoh, a medical More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Court Adjourns Retrial Proceeding Against Ex-Gov Babangida Aliyu

News Investigators/ Justice A.B Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Minna, Niger State on Wednesday, adjourned hearing till October 13, 2020 on a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Ignore Favour-Seeking Notes From Aides, Senators, Others, Buhari Warns MDAs

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has again, warned Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to disregard any purported request from government officials aimed at conferring undue advantage on anyone More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Take Advantage Of Free Covid-19 Test, Lagos Govt Urges Residents

News Investigators/ The Lagos State Government has reiterated that COVID-19 testing for residents of the state was free of charge, urging them to take advantage of it. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, More...