Date archive forOctober, 2020
By News Investigators On Saturday, October 31st, 2020
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Power Sector Records New 5,520.40MW –TCN

News Investigators/ The power sector has recorded yet another national peak generation of 5,520.40MW on Oct. 30 at 9.15pm,General Manager. Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ndidi Mbah, made More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 31st, 2020
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Top two Seeds Djokovic, Thiem Ousted In Vienna Open Quarter-Finals

News Investigators/ World number one Novak Djokovic and U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem crashed out of the Vienna Open in the quarter-finals on Friday. Both top seeds were beaten in straight sets by Lorenzo More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 31st, 2020
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170 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths In Nigeria

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 170 new COVID-19 cases with three coronavirus related deaths recorded in 10 states and Federal Capital Territory in the last 24 hours. The More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 31st, 2020
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COVID-19: Expert Calls For Campaign To Help Uplift Nigerians’ Spirits

News Investigators/ A public health expert, Gabriel Adakole, has called on the federal and state governments to intensify campaigns to help uplift Nigerians’ spirits and guide them through the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Eid-el-Maulud Celebration: FCT Minister Wants Muslims To Adhere To Principle Of Peace

News Investigators/ The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, has urged all Muslims to adhere to the cardinal principle of peace upon which the religion of Islam is built. Mr. Bello made the call in his Eid-El-Maulud More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB in Rivers

News Investigators/ Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the State. He made this known in a More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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AfCFTA: Stakeholders Say Access To Finance, Information Biggest Challenges For African Businesswomen

News Investigators/ Advocates of women entrepreneurs have identified inadequate finance and information as topmost challenges among the leading Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) facing African businesswomen. The advocates More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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I Was Almost Stabbed By Kubwa NYSC Camp Looters -DPO

News Investigators/ The Kubwa Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Abdullahi Bello, on Tuesday, said the hoodlums who looted the NYSC Orientation Camp in Kubwa almost stabbed him while trying to safeguard the facility.Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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Mahmood Yakubu Bags Second-Term As INEC Chairman

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. The Special Adviser to the More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Looted COVID-19 Palliatives Kept For Vulnerable People, Says NGF

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Monday said the looted COVID-19 palliative in warehouses in some states were not hoarded but kept for vulnerable.The NGF Head of Media and Public Affairs, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 26th, 2020
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U.S. 2020: Massive Turnout In New York’s Maiden Early Voting

News Investigators/ The New York City Board of Elections says 193,915 residents cast their ballots in the first two days of early voting in the U.S. presidential election. The total compromises 93,830 votes More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Monday, October 26th, 2020
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We Must Accept Protests As Part Of National Development- Tinubu

News Investigators/ A former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says for Nigeria to attain parity with older and more established democracies, the More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Stop #ENDSARS Protest Now -APC Begs Protesters

News Investigators/ The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday appealed to #ENDSARS protesters to embrace peace and stop the protest in the interest of the country, since their demands have been met.APC Chairman More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Protesters Set Zik’s Statue Ablaze

News Investigators/ Hoodlums in Onitsha, Anambra, have destroyed the statue of Nigeria’s first president, Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in the city. The hoodlums are suspected to be some of those who hijacked the More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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Create Job, Grow Economy To Check Youth Restiveness, Ex-Presidents Tell Buhari

News Investigators/ Nigerian former Heads of State on Thursday told President Muhammad Buhari that generation of employment and growing the economy including through direct foreign investments were critical to More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Seek Facts Before Making Hasty Pronouncement, Buhari Tells International Community

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday took a swoop on the International Community, urging them to seek to know all the facts on the EndSARS protests by Nigerian youths before taking a position More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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FOR THE RECORD: Address By President Muhammadu Buhari On The ENDSARS Protests, 22nd October, 2020

Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs. I must warn those who have hijacked More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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At Last, Buhari To Speak To Nigerian By 7 P.m.

News Investigators/ After a long disturbing silence, President Muhammadu Buhari will this evening make a national broadcast at 7pm. Mr. Buhari is expected to address the nation on the current break down of security More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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NHRC Inaugurates Independent Probe Panel On Human Rights Violations By SARS

News Investigators/ The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday inaugurated an 11-member Independent Investigative Panel (IIP) to probe allegations of human rights violations against the defunct Special More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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ENDSARS Protest: NANS Ask Traditional Rulers To Intervene To Stop Protest

News Investigators/ The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday, appealed to respected traditional rulers in the country to intervene in the #EndSARS protests in order to nip the crisis More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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You Cannot Rule The People Like A Conquered Territory -Ex-Opposition Leader

Wunmi Bewaji Esq. Wunmi Bewaji is a former minority leader of the House of Representatives, lawyer and activist. In this interview, he spoke on the Muhammad Buhari presidency, Nigeria’s federalism, agitation More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Sudan’s Removal From U.S. Terrorism List Not Linked To ‘Any Other Case,’ Says FM

News Investigators/ Sudanese Foreign Minister, Omar al-Din said the removal of his country from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism is unrelated to other issues, including the possible establishment of More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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China, NAN Pledge To Foster News Exchange Relationship

News Investigators/ The government of the People’s Republic of China has agreed to foster its over 30-year- old news exchange agreement with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The agreement was reached on Tuesday More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Businessman Files $1bn Suit Against Twitter CEO, Over Alleged #ENDSARS Protest Sponsorship

News Investigators/ A businessman, Adamu Garba, on Tuesday, instituted a $1 billion suit against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey, at the Federal High More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 16th, 2020
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Experts Offer Solutions To Tackling Threat Of Fake News In China Africa Cooperation

News Investigators/ Experts have stressed the need for balanced and unbiased reporting as a measure to tackle the menace of fake news in China-Africa cooperation.They also urged stakeholders in the China-Africa More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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EndSARS: Relations Of Lagos Resident Killed During Protest Demand Justice

News Investigators/ The relations of 55-year-old Ikechukwu Iloamauzor, who was allegedly killed by a stray bullet during Tuesday’s protest in Lagos against police brutality, have called for justice over the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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NUJ Condemns Abduction Of Journalist’s Wife In Calabar

News Investigators/ The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Cross River State Council has condemned the abduction of Uduak Okoro, wife of Sun Newspaper Correspondent in the state by gunmen. Addressing newsmen More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Medical Practitioner Urges Patients To Seek Help On Differential Diagnoses

News Investigators/ A medical practitioner and Consultant Pediatrics, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Ogun state, Tinuade Ogunlesi has urged patients to seek help regarding differential diagnoses. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 12th, 2020
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PERSPECTIVE: Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit: The Hypocrisy Of The Heritage Foundation’s Alarm

By Abubakar JohnFor those who have been following the turn of events in the trade war between the United States (U.S.) and China in recent time, Shakespeare’s popular quotes, “Hell hath no fury like More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Senate President Hails Buhari For Acceding To Nigerians’ Demand On #SARS

News Investigators/ President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for listening to the voice of the Nigerians over their dissatisfaction with the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment

News Investigators/ Hundreds of young anti-SARS protesters on Sunday stormed the Nigeria House in New York demanding transparency in the disbandment of the police unit back home. Among them was Stephen “Papi” More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Minister Decries Rampant Cases Of Kidnappings In Kuje

News Investigators/ FCT Minister of State Ramatu Aliyu has condemned the abductions of the former Vice Chairman of Kuje Area Council and some councillors by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. In a statement More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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INEC Declares Akeredolu Winner Of Ondo Election

News Investigators/ The All Progressives Congress (APC), gubernatorial candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu has been declared winner of the Saturday governorship elections.Mr. Akeredolu polled a total of 292,830 votes to More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Just In: Buhari Bows To Pressure, Ends SARS

News Investigators/ Following widespread protests across the states of the federation, President Muhammadu Buhari has disbanded the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squads nationwide. The Inspector-General of More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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EndSARS: Folarin, Buhari Condemn Killing In Ogbomoso

News Investigators/ Senators Teslim Folarin (APC-Oyo Central) and Abdulfatai Buhari (APC-Oyo North) have condemned the killing of Isiaq Jimoh during a protest against the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Extend Ban To Akeredolu, Cronies, Group Urges International Community

News Investigators/ A group, Democracy Integrity Network, has urged the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) governments to extend the travel ban slammed on election manipulators More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Alleged APC Thugs, Men In MOPOL Uniforms Sack Polling Units, Abduct Corps Members In Idanre

News Investigators/ It was a theatre of war in Idanre, Ondo State, as political thugs sympathetic to the All Progressives Congress (APC) invaded polling units in Omifun, Jingbe area, shot sporadically into the More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Bauchi Govt Asks Emir Of Misau To Apologize For Negligence

News Investigators/ The Bauchi State Government on Friday asked the Emir of Misau, Ahmed Suleiman, to tender an apology for his negligence of duty to the state government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Ondo Poll: Security Agencies Beef Up Security At INEC Office

News Investigators/ Security has been beefed up at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, Ondo State, as the commission prepares for the Saturday governorship election More...

By Victor Udoh On Friday, October 9th, 2020
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US Consulate Trains Journalists To Hold Govt. Accountable

News Investigators/ The United States Consulate in Nigeria on Friday concluded its three-week capacity-building workshop for Bayelsa-based journalists and admonished them to hold government accountable to the people.The More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Buhari Felicitates With Yahya At 59

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State on the occasion of his 59th birthday, October 9, 2020. Mr. Buhari rejoices with the founding member More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Poultry Farmers Urges FG To Lift Ban On Maize Importation

News Investigators/ The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has appealed to Federal Government to lift the ban on importation of maize to save their business from collapse.Badagry Zonal Chairman of PAN, Olusegun More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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Air Travel: 22 Travelers Test Positive For COVID-19 –PTF

News Investigators/ The Minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has revealed that 22 persons have so far tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), among the 1,473 persons of interest tested since the reopening of More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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2021 Budget: FG Earmarks N3.12Trillion For Debt Servicing

News Investigators/ The Federal Government says it remains committed to meeting the nation’s debt obligations as N3.12trillion is earmarked for debt service in 2021. President Muhammadu Buhari made this More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Senate Passes 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework/FSP Documents

News Investigators/ The Senate on Wednesday passed the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) for the fiscal years.The passage followed the adoption of the recommendations More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Christian Monarchs Reconstitute Board, Name Tor Tiv As President, BOT Chairman

News Investigators/ The Association of Christian Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (AOCTRON) has reconstituted its Board of Trustees (BOT), appointing the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, its new National President and More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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APC Thugs To Move About In Hilux Buses Disguised As INEC Vehicle On Election Day -Group Alleges

News Investigators/ Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State, a group, Human Rights Forum, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of acquiring INEC stickers for the purpose of conveying More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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ZLP Warns Agboola Against APC’s Fresh Offer

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, APC gubernatorial Candidate News Investigators/ Following the reported overtures by some proxies of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the candidate of the Zenith Labour More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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Group Pledges To Develop Tourism Sector In FCT

News Investigators/ Team Ramatu, a political group in support of the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has pledged to develop the tourism sector in the Federal Capital Territory, to create jobs and reduce More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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FG Increases International Airlines Capacity To 200 Passengers From Oct. 2

News Investigators/ The Federal Government has increased available seats on the flights of international airlines to 200 passengers per aircraft operating into the two designated airports, Murtala Muhammed International More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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MNJTF Commander Seeks Stronger Synergy With Cameroonian Defence Forces

News Investigators/ The Force Commander, Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF), Ibrahim Yusuf, has solicited for synergy between MNJTF and the adjoining national operations of the Cameroonian Defence Forces.Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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Spate Of Kidnappings In Kogi Reduced, Says Bello

News Investigators/ The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has said that the spate of kidnappings in the state has reduced to the barest minimum. He stated this on Saturday at the Senate Press Corps’ Retreat More...

By Sadiq Umar On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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18,355 Malnourished Children In Kaduna Risk Death Over Poor Budgetary Allocation –Group

News Investigators/ Journalists reporting developments in the nutrition sector in Kaduna State, say poor budgetary allocation is threatening the survival of 18,355 Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) children in the More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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A Tribute To 60 Outstanding Icons That Have Shaped Film And Video In Nigeria

(News investigators) On this special day of Nigeria’s 60th Independence, the National Film and Video Censors Board launched a special book, a compendium celebrating 60 trailblazing icons in the Nigerian film More...