Date archive forAugust, 2020
By Sadiq Umar On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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EFCC Arrests 14 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Enugu

News Investigators/ Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has arrested fourteen suspected internet fraudsters, from different parts of Awka, Anambra State. They were arrested on More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Recruitment: Police Screen 7,564 Candidates In Kano

News Investigators/ The Police Command in Kano State says it has so far screened 7,564 candidates in the ongoing recruitment screening exercise in the state. The Spokesman of the command, Abdullahi Haruna, stated More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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SSCE/NECO Fixes Registration Deadline For Sept. 10

News Investigators/ The National Examination Council (NECO) on Monday fixed Sept. 10 as deadline for the registration of schools and examination candidates for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). A More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Just In: Supreme Court Affirms Yahaya Bello’s Election As Kogi Governor

News Investigators/ The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Yahaya Bello as the Governor of Kogi State. In its Judgment, delivered Monday, August 31, the Apex Court disagreed with the appeal filed by the More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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First Direct Flight Between Israel, UAE Takes Off

News Investigators/ The first direct flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took off on Monday morning, almost three weeks after the two countries sealed a historic diplomatic deal. The flight, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Oil Price Rises On Stimulus Support, China Data

News Investigators/ Oil prices nudged up on Monday, with Brent futures set to post a fifth straight monthly gain, as global stimulus measures underpin prices even as demand struggles to return to pre-COVID levels More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Ize-Iyamu Laments Poor Infrastructure In Okpella

News Investigators/ The All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the forthcoming Edo state governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has assured residents of Okpella that his administration would ensure the development More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Idanre Violence: PDP Petitions IGP Over Attacks, Wants APC “Thugs” Arrested

News Investigators/ Appalled by what it called harassment and brutality melted on its members by hoodlums, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State have forwarded More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Buhari Moves NIMC To Communications Ministry

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transfer of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. The News Agency of Nigeria More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Japanese premier, Abe To Quit Due To Poor Health –Reports

News Investigators/ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to step down due to health issues, Kyodo News reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source from the premier’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Abe More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Int’l Flight Resumption Now Sept. 5 -Minister

News Investigators/ The planned resumption of international flights into Nigeria has been shifted by one week from Aug. 29 to Sept 5. This was revealed by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika at the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Anti-Graft War: RMAFC, NECO Seek Better Collaboration With EFCC

News Investigators/ The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), and the National Examinations Council (NECO), have indicated their readiness to partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Ignore FG’s Satanic Verses Called CAMA, CRA Tells Churches, Urges CAN To Appoint Liaison Officers To NASS

News Investigators/ The Christian Rights Agenda CRA, has described the newly enacted Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) as an anti-Christ law from the pit of hell, urging Churches not to obey it. With a More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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S/Kaduna Killings: Task Force Commander Urges Residents To Sheath Swords

News Investigators/ The Commander of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Southern Kaduna and Bauchi states, Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, has urged residents of More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Zimbabwe President Signs Law Allowing Pregnant Girls Continue In School

News Investigators/ Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed a law barring government schools from excluding girls, who fall pregnant, from attending lessons. Teachers are also no longer allowed to cane More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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COVID-19: New NIS Comptroller in Oyo Vows To Arrest, Prosecute Violators Of Land Border Closure

News Investigators/ The new Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, Oyo State Command, Usman Babangida says the command will arrest and prosecute violators of the ban on land borders. Mr. Babangida stated More...

By Sadiq Umar On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Yahaya Restates Commitment To Sound Education

News Investigators/ The Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has reassured of his administration’s commitment to sound education, saying it remains one of its cardinal programmes. Mr. Yahaya More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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COVID-19: Prisons Reopen In 28 States, FCT, Admit 9,900 Inmates

News Investigators/ The Controller General, Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, says service has commenced admission of inmates into custodial centres in 28 states of the country including the More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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Police Deploy 5,000 Personnel For Ondo LG Election

News Investigators/ The Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Command, Bolaji Salami, says the command has deployed 5,000 cops to provide security on Saturday, for the Local Government Areas election. Mr. Salami More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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N. Korea Has World’s Third-Largest Stockpile Of Chemical Weapons –Report

News Investigators/ North Korea is believed to have up to 60 nuclear bombs and the world’s third-largest stockpile of chemical weapons totaling up to 5,000 tons, the U.S. Army said. The U.S. Department of More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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PDP Reps Dissatisfy With 30 Slots Per Member FG’s Job Allocation

News Investigators/ The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) minority caucus in the House of Representatives have rejected the 30 job slots allotted to each member of the green chambers from the 774,000 public jobs scheme More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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NNPC Now Supports EITI -Kyari

News Investigators/ The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari says the corporation has become an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) supporting More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 17th, 2020
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JUST IN: Tribunal Sacks Bayelsa Governor, Orders Fresh Election In 90 Days

News Investigators/ The Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Monday nullified the election of Governor Duoye Diri, ordering a rerun in 90 days. The More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 17th, 2020
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NCDC Reports 298 New COVID-19 case, Total Infection Hits 49,068

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 298 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 49,068. The NCDC made this More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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Ondo Election: No PDP Governor Is Backing Ajayi -S/West Chairman

News Investigators/ The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committe in the South-West, Dayo Ogungbenro has dismissed as untrue the insinuations that some PDP governors are throwing their weight More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Saturday, August 15th, 2020
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Death Sentence: Imams Pressure Ganduje To Sign Execution Warrant On Sharif

News Investigators/ The Council of Imams in Kano State, Nigeria are mounting pressure on the state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to sign the death sentence of the Shari’a court on Yahaya Sharif-Aminu. The More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 14th, 2020
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40million Farmers To Be Insured Against Flood, Other Disasters

News Investigators/ The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation(NAIC) says it is partnering with All Farmers Association of Nigeria(AFAN) to insure over 40 million farmers across Nigeria against flooding and More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 14th, 2020
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Nasarawa Deputy Governor Tasks Journalists On Investigative Reportage

News Investigators/ Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe, has tasked journalists in the state on investigative reportage of issues based on facts to avoid sensationalism. Mr. Akabe made the call on More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 14th, 2020
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Lagos Govt Charges Lagosians To Plant Coconuts Trees

LAGOS/News Investigators/ The Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Folashade Jaji, has urged residents to cultivativate coconut trees to benefit from its economic and nutritional values. Mrs. Jaji, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 14th, 2020
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PDP Reconstitutes Kaduna State Caretaker Committee

News Investigators/ The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), has reconstituted the Kaduna State Caretaker Committee. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Edo Election: Ize-Iyamu Promises To Harness Solid Minerals In Akoko-Edo

News Investigators/ The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Edo election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has promised to harness the solid mineral deposits in Akoko-Edo Local Government Council if elected governor More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Edo 2020: Crowds At Rallies Thrill Shaibu

News Investigators/ Edo deputy governor Philip Shaibu on Thursday in Jattu, Etsako West Local Government Area, expressed joy over the large turn out of supporters at campaign rallies, and described the development More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Nigeria’s Low COVID-19 Cases Due To Low Sample Collection —Officials

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says that the low number of the Coronavirus (COVID-19 )cases in the country is due to lesser number of samples collected across the states. NCDC More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Unilag VC Position Not Vacant –Workers Unions

News Investigators/ Four labour Unions of the University of Lagos have condemned the purported removal of the Vice-Chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the governing council, describing it as unjust and illegal. This More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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684 Evacuees Test Positive To COVID-19 —PTF

News Investigators/ The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 684 evacuees tested positive for the coronavirus. This was revealed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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UN Seeks $1.8bn Intervention To Assist 7.8million Nigerians

News Investigators/ The UN System in Nigeria, alongside partner NGOs are collectively appealing for 1.08 billion dollars to provide urgent aid to 7.8 million vulnerable people in Nigeria’s North East. The More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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COVID-19: Miyetti Allah Urges FG, Others To Extend Palliative To Pastoralists

News Investigators/ Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged all tiers of government to extend palliative to the pastoralists community to cushion the effects of Coronavirus pandemic More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Boko Haram Terrorist Now Recruiting Child Soldiers –MNJTF

News Investigators/ The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says the Boko Haram terrorist group has introduced the use of child soldiers to resuscitate its declining influence in the Lake Chad Basin. The More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
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JUST IN: UNILAG VC, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Sacked

News Investigators/ The Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has been sacked by the governing council of the institution. His removal was announced during meeting of the Governing More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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N-Power: 5 Million Applied For Batch C Enrolment -Minister

News Investigators/ The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development says no fewer than five million candidates have applied for the N-Power programme. The Minister, Sadiya Umar More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Lagos Assembly Service Commission Promotes 103 Staff

LAGOS/News Investigators/ The Lagos House of Assembly Service Commission (LAHASCOM) has promoted 103 officers and urged the newly promoted management and senior staff to be good ambassadors in the discharge of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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NEDC To Execute 224 Projects In 112 LGs In N/East

News Investigators/ The North East Development Commission (NEDC) is to execute 224 developmental projects in 112 Local government areas across the six North-East states. The NEDC Managing Director, Mohammed More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Labour Act Should Be Reviewed to Accommodate Sexual Harassment In Workplace

Dr. Kayode Ajulo Dr. Kayode Ajulo Dr. Kayode Ajulo is a lawyer with special interest and extensive experience in good governance, civil rights, and conflict management. He spoke with AYOYINKA JEGEDE on corruption More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Murder Of 6 French Nationals: Niger Extends State Of Emergency

News Investigators/ Niger on Tuesday extended a state of emergency after eight people, including six French nationals, were killed by suspected terrorists in the volatile West African nation. Six French humanitarian More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Nigeria’s Infections Rate Hits 46,867, Records 290 New Cases

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 290 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday. The health agency More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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MURIC Denies Receiving $200,000 From Terrorist Group

News Investigators/ The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has denied ever collecting $200,000 donations from the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP), saying it has no link with any terrorist group in or More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Masari Bans NGOs From IDPs Camps

News Investigators/ The governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has warned Non Government Organizations (NGOs) against going into any of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state under any guise.Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Blasphemy: Court Sentences Man To Death By Hanging In Kano

News Investigators/ An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano on Monday, sentenced a 30-year-old man, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death by hanging after his conviction for blasphemy. The convict , who resides at More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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S/Kaduna Killings: Special Task Force Arrests 8 Suspects

News Investigators/ The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau and part of Southern Kaduna and Bauchi states, has arrested eight suspects in connection with the recent killings More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Obaseki Visits Vandalised Commissioner’s House, Describes Action As Barbaric

News Investigators/ The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday described as barbaric the recent alleged destruction of the building belonging to his Commissioner for Youth, Damian Lawani. Mr. Obaseki More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Unilorin Wins $80,000 Research Grant For Disabled Rights

News Investigators/ The University of Ilorin says its Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, recently won the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) $80,000 { approximately N30.3 million} grant. It More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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INVESTIGATION: Federal Poly Rector Faces Compendium Of Allegations At ICPC

News Investigators/ Fasakin Emmanuel Adedayo is a professor of fisheries who specializes in fish nutrition and utilization. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the young Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji in More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Unknown Assailants Kill Gov. Obiano’s Security Aide

News Investigators/ Unknown assailants on Sunday stormed the residence of Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Willie Obiano on Security, leaving him dead after allegedly stabbing him with a More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 8th, 2020
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JUST IN: Senator Buruji Kashamu Dies Of Covid-19

News Investigators/ The senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu is dead. Mr. Kashamu reportedly died of complications arising from coronavirus at the First Cardiologist Hospital More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 7th, 2020
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Edo APC Alleges Plot By PDP To Infiltrate Rally With Thugs

News Investigators/ The State Media Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress for the Edo Governorship election has raised alarm on alleged plans by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and his party, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 7th, 2020
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Edo Election: Obaseki, CP Decries Violence

News Investigators/ The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki on Friday in Benin condemned acts of political thuggery and violence in the state, saying that the state security council had vowed to withdraw police More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 7th, 2020
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20,000 Indigenes To Benefit From NEDC Education Fund

News Investigators/ The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) says no fewer than 20,000 indigenes will benefit from its Education Endowment Trust Fund (NEDC-EEF). Chairman of NEDC, retired Major General Paul More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 7th, 2020
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NLC Urges Air Peace, Others To Reinstate Sacked Workers Within 2 Weeks

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the management of Turkish Air, Air Peace and Bristow Helicopters to reinstate all the sacked workers within two weeks. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 7th, 2020
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COVID-19: Again FG Extends Second Phase Of Eased Restrictions By 4 week

News Investigators/ The Federal Government has extended the second phase of the eased lockdown by four weeks to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. The News Agency More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 7th, 2020
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Don’t Sow Religious Strife In Ogun, Muslim Group Warns MURIC Director

News Investigators/ An Islamic advocacy group, Community of Muslim Professionals (CMP), on Thursday, warned the Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola, to desist from sowing the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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Herdsman Bags Death Sentence In Ekiti Over Murder

News Investigators/ An Ekiti State High Court on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Mohamodu Haruna, to death by hanging for matchetting to death a fellow herdsman. Delivering judgment in the murder case More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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FG Seals Factory Over Death Of UI Varsity Student

News Investigators/ The Federal Government has sealed an Ibadan-based factory, Expand Global Manufacturing Limited, following the death of 21-year-old Richard Gbadebo in the course of his duty. The factory located More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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Police Arrest Suspected Terrorists, Kidnappers, Others In Borno

News Investigators/ The Police Command in Borno said it arrested 45 criminal suspects for various offences including terrorism, armed robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling in the state. DSP Edet Okon, Police More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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Israel Commences 3rd National Bible Contest In Nigeria

News Investigators/ The State of Israel says registration for participation in the 3rd National Bible Contest in Nigeria has commenced. Chikadibia Kene-meenu, Mashav Coordinator of Israel Mission in Nigeria More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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30 Nigerians Stranded In Lebanon Rescued, Among 150 Awaiting Evacuation –NIDCOM

News Investigators/ Thirty Nigerians, who were trafficked and left stranded in Lebanon have been rescued, and are among a total of 150 victims awaiting evacuation to Nigeria. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Sule Condemns Killing Of Journalist, Others, Expresses Shock

News Investigators/ Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has condemned the killing of a former treasurer of the State’s Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Benjamin Ekom, by unidentified More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Opposition Lawmakers Leading Anti-Corruption Investigations, Says Elumelu

News Investigators/ The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta) says opposition lawmakers in the house have been at the center of unearthing and exposing acts of corruption More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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(Updated)ANALYSIS: Experts Proffer Solutions To China-US Tension Based On Shared Values and Future

By Dr. Zhang Yanqiu The COVID-19 pandemic poses severe challenges across the continents. The year 2020 has been one of the toughest years for every countries, and societies. However, along with ongoing threat More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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African Champions League Final To Be Played In October

News Investigators/ The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has abandoned plans to play the semi-final and final matches of the 2019/2020 African Champions League in a single venue. The continental football More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Uduaghan Denies Involvement In NDDC N429 Million Road Contract Allegation

News Investigators/ Former Delta Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Monday said the allegation linking him with a Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) road contract in Port Harcourt, Rivers, was false. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Edo 2020: Obaseki Assures Akoko Edo Traditional Rulers Of Better Days Ahead

News Investigators/ Governor of Edo State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the people of the state that he will not disappoint More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Edo Deputy Speaker, 4 Others Pledge Support For Ize-Iyamu

News Investigators/ Deputy Speaker, Edo House of Assembly (EDHA), Yekini Idiaye, from Akoko Edo Constituency 1, has pledged his support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Similarly, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Father Of 3 Commits Suicide In Nsukka

ENUGU/News Investigators/ A father of three children, Emmanuel Eze on Monday allegedly committed suicide at Amagu Umudiaka village, Ihe community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. Mr. Eze, who More...