Date archive forMarch, 2021
By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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COVID-19: Nigeria Gets $15M Grant For Safe School Reopening

News Investigators/ The Federal Ministry of Education says Nigeria has received 15 million dollars response grant from the Global Partnership on Education (GPE) for COVID-19 safe school reopening across the country. Director, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Abeokuta Bank Teller Bags 18 Months Imprisonment For Stealing N2.8M

News Investigators/ An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 41-year-old bank teller, Philips Ogorome to 18 months imprisonment for stealing N2.8 million from a micro finance bank. The Magistrate, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Easter: DPR Assures Nigerians Of Petroleum Products Availability

News Investigators/ The Department for Petroleum Resources (DPR), has assured Nigerians of adequate supply of petroleum products before, during and after the Easter. Head, Public Affairs, DPR Paul Osu made this More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Killers Of Benue Catholic Priest Will Be Arrested –Ortom Vows

News Investigators/ The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has assured that the killers of Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Ngugban would be arrested and prosecuted. Mr. Ortom made the promise in a statement by his Chief More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Backup Day: NITDA Calls For Data Protection, Duplication

News Investigators/ The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Wednesday called on Nigerians to ensure the protection of their data by duplicating them in safe places, to avoid loss. The More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
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Nothing Can Replace Books, Says Professor Of Literature, Giwa

News Investigators/ A university don, Audee Giwa on Tuesday said, nothing can take the place of books in spite of the advancement in digital technology. Mr. Giwa, a Professor of Comparative Literature and Dean, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
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Katsina Govt Reintroduces Levy, Cattle Tax To Cater For Banditry Victims –Official

News Investigators/ The Katsina State Government is planning to reintroduce development levy and cattle tax in order to raise its revenue. Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Faruq Lawal-Jobe, made the disclosure More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Why Many Nigerian Leaders Achieve Little In Office –Ex-Power Minister

News Investigators/ Former Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo, has said that most Nigerian leaders achieve very little while in office because they were products of bad followership.Mr. Nebo, a professor of engineering, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Sunday, March 28th, 2021
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Buhari Receives Politicians Seeking Refuge

News Investigators/ In a remarkably busy week, President Muhammadu Buhari opened his heart and arms to receive former political heavy weights running to the APC for refuge after a long sojourn in the cold. The More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Friday, March 26th, 2021
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No Plan To Ban “Okada” Business In Oyo State —Makinde

News Investigators/ Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, says his administration has no plan to ban commercial motocyclists in the state.Mr. Makinde made this known on Friday during the inauguration of a newly More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 26th, 2021
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2021 AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Arrive In Cotonou

News Investigators/ The Super Eagles have arrived in Cotonou ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Squirrels of Benin Republic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 26th, 2021
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NSE Moves 250.92m Shares Worth N2.79bn In Negative Trading

News Investigators/ The Nigerian Stock Exchange on Friday moved 250.92 million shares valued at N2.79 billion in 3,746 deals in a negative trading. The volume of shares traded improved by 9.37 per cent when More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 26th, 2021
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ASUU Applauds FG For Agreeing To Review MoA Periodically

News Investigators/ The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has applauded the Federal Government for agreeing with the union on a period review of the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA). The More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 26th, 2021
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Attempts To Divide World Into Different Camps Won’t Solve Global Challenges – Envoy

News Investigators/ Attempts to divide the world into different camps are not solutions to global challenges including the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and poverty, Chinese Ambassador to More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Thursday, March 25th, 2021
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Kano Appoints 11-Man Taskforce Committee On Zakkat Collection —Commission

News Investigators/ The Kano State Zakkat and Hisbah commission has inaugurated an 11-man taskforce committee to ensure collection of Zakat from organisations and the wealthy in the state for the needy.The Chairman More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 25th, 2021
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FG Initiates N5bn Export Devt. Fund Scheme For Young Entrepreneurs –Official

News Investigators/ The Federal Government has initiated a N5 billion export development fund to support entrepreneurs and promote the export of locally made goods. Regional Coordinator, Nigeria Export Promotion More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, March 25th, 2021
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Olamiti, Kabiru Others Bag IPI Board Appointment

News Investigators/ Chairman Board of Management Advent Cable Network Nigeria Television (ACNNTV) and Publisher Newspot online newspaper, Sir Folu Olamiti and Chairman Trust Media Limited, Mallam Kabiru Yusuf and More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 25th, 2021
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Results Of 2022 World Cup Qualifiers Europe Zone

News Investigators/ Following are the results of Match Day 1 fixtures in the Europe Zone Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, played on Wednesday: Belgium 3-1 Wales Turkey4-2 Netherlands Portugal 1-0 More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Reps To Audit Funds Spent On Rehabilitation, Repairs Of Refineries

News Investigators/ The House of Representatives has resolved to carry out an investigative hearing as well as comprehensive audit of funds spent on rehabilitation, repairs and maintenance of Nigeria’s refineries. This More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Chinese Man Bags 3 Months Jail Term For Receiving Stolen NRC Equipment

News Investigators/ A Central Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Wednesday, sentenced a 34 year-old , Chinese businessman, Arvin Wu to three months imprisonment for receiving stolen railway sleepers, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Crude Price Rises Amid Fears Of Slow EU, US Demand Recovery

News Investigators/ Oil prices rose more than one per cent, on Wednesday, as investors sought bargains following the previous day’s slump. But the recovery was stunted by fears of a slow recovery in demand More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Growing Polarisation Between Rich, Poor Aggravates Social lnequality ln U.S. -Report

News Investigators/ The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2020, released on Wednesday, said growing polarisation between the rich and the poor has aggravated social inequality in the U.S.. The More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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AstraZeneca: No Reported Case Of Serious Adverse Effects In Nigeria -Official

News Investigators/ The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has not received any official report of serious adverse effects from the 215, 277, people who have received the first doses of the Oxford More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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FG To Support MSMEs With $1bn Syndicated Loan —Trade minister

News Investigators/ The Bank of Industry (BoI), under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, has secured a $1 billion syndicated loan to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) More...

By Sadiq Umar On Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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How l Escaped Death -Ortom

News Investigators/ The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom on Saturday recounted how narrowly escaped death following a deadly attack on his convoy by armed herdsmen. Mr. Ortom was visiting a farm near Markudi More...

By Sadiq Umar On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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Defence Chief Seeks More Legislative Support For Armed Forces

News Investigators/ The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has solicited the support and trust of the National Assembly for the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and other security agencies in their task More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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Don Raises Alarm Over Dearth Of Mathematics Teachers In Nigeria

News Investigators/ A don, Olusegun Olotu, has expressed concern over possible acute shortage of Mathematics teachers with dire consequences for education, science and technology in the country.Olotu, a Professor More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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PERSPECTIVE: Revisiting SEPLAT, After Six Years

By Okey Ikechukwu – History was made, nearly a decade ago, in the oil and gas and financial services industries, with the simultaneous listing of the ordinary shares of Seplat Petroleum Development Company More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 18th, 2021
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Own, Protect FG Projects In Your Communities, Rep. Onuigbo Tells Constituents

News Investigators/ A federal lawmaker, Sam Onuigbo, has advised communities in his constituency to accept Federal Government’s projects cited in their areas as their own.Mr. Onuigbo, representing Ikwuano/Umuahia More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Thursday, March 18th, 2021
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Yoruba Thought Leaders Talk Tough, Says, It’s Time To Take Our Forests From Terrosists

News Investigators/ Yoruba Leaders of Thought Wednesday, with a vow to resist the marauding bandits, terrorists and sundry criminals killing and maiming Yoruba people on their ancestral soil.The group who rose More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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118 Stranded Nigerian Returnees Arrive Abuja

News Investigators/ A new batch of one hundred and eighteen(118) stranded Nigerian nationals arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja, from Tripoli, Libya, in the early hours of Wednesday, 17th March More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Nigeria’s Coalition Of Self-Determination Groups Write UN, US, Others

EMINENT Nigerians, including former Chief of Staff, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (retd); former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang; Second Republic Senator, Professor Banji Akintoye; President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Yahaya Releases N775 Million Gratuity For Gombe Retirees, Orders Immediate Payment

News Investigators/ Gombe state governor, Inuwa Yahaya has directed immediate payment of N775 million benefits to retirees in the state. The payment which commenced Tuesday in Gombe, capital, is another tranche More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Talks Between UK’s Prince Harry, Brother William ‘Not Productive,’ Gayle King Says

News Investigators/ Britain’s Prince Harry has spoken to his elder brother William for the first time since he and his wife Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview but the talks were “not productive”, a friend More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Lagos Red Rail Transit Will Be Operational In 2022 -MD

News Investigators/ The Lagos State Government has said it is determined to ensure that the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line becomes operational latest by the fourth quarter of 2022. The Managing Director, Lagos More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Lagos CP Plans To Adopt Abandoned Day-Old Baby

News Investigators/ The Commissioner of Police (CP), Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, said he looked forward to adopting an abandoned day-old baby boy who was rescued by the Police on Monday. Mr. Odumosu said this More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Hijab Controversy: Abdulrazak Orders Reopening Of 10 Schools, Insists On Hijab

News Investigators/ The Kwara state Government has announced the immediate reopening, on Wednesday, of the 10 schools recently shut down over hijab controversy even as government insisted on its decision to allow More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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Inflation Rises By To 17.33% In February –NBS

News Investigators/ The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the inflation rate increased in February by 0.86 per cent to 17.33 per cent from 16.47 per cent recorded in January. The NBS said this in its More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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Kwara Leads In Maternal, Child Mortality Reduction, Group Says

News Investigators/ Kwara is leading in maternal and child mortality reduction in the country with 68.3 per cent, Saving One Million Lives Programme For Results (SOML PforR) has said. The Programme Manager of More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccines: WHO Admits Small Fraction Of People May Have Allergic Reaction

News Investigators/ The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the agency is aware that a small fraction of people – around one person in every one million people vaccinated— may have severe allergic reaction More...

By Sadiq Umar On Friday, March 12th, 2021
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FCT Minister Commissions AACSTRIS Office To Regularise Documents For Abuja Land, Estate Titles Owners

News Investigators/ Area Council land title owners, beneficiaries of mass housing schemes and multi dwelling structures in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) can now have their titles regularized paving the way More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 8th, 2021
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1,000 Animal Scientists Meet In Katsina On Improving Livestock Production

News Investigators/ No fewer than 1,000 animal scientists will meet in Katsina to brainstorm on ways of improving livestock production in Nigeria. The animal scientists will meet at the Federal University Dutsin-ma, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Women’s Day: Reps Pledge To Ensure Free Education For Girl-Child

News Investigators/ The House of Representatives Committees on Women in Parliament and that of Universal Basic Education (UBE) has pledged to work with stakeholders to ensure free education for the girl-child up More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Court Adjourns El-Zakzaky’s “Secret Trial” Until March 31

News Investigators/ A Kaduna State High Court, on Monday, adjourned the “secret trial“ of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, until March 31.Justice More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, March 8th, 2021
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FG To Partner Nile University On Production Of COVID-19 Vaccine

News Investigators/ The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has assured that the Federal Government will partner the Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, on the production of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) More...

By Alaba Ajiba On Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Lagos Indigenes Raised Alarm About N127m Fraud At Scholarship Board –EFCC Alleges

News Investigators/ The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said that Lagos indigenes alerted it about the alleged N127 million fraud at the Lagos State Scholarship Board. The News Agency More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, March 4th, 2021
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Reps To Investigate Abandoned Projects In Nigeria

News Investigators/ The House of Representatives has vowed to track all abandoned projects in the country to ensure their completion.Chairman of the house ad hoc committee on abandoned projects, Makki Abubakar, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Shoot At Sight Any Civilian Armed With AK-47 -Buhari Orders Military

News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered military commanders to shoot at sight any non-military personnal armed with AK-47 guns. The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Authority Newspaper Loses Chairman Editorial Board

News Investigators/ A veteran journalist and Chairman, editorial board of the Authority Newspaper, Uchenna Ezechukwu is dead. Late Ezechukwu’s death was announced in a statement Wednesday evening by Oliver More...

By Ibrahim Imam On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Fire Service Saves 111 Lives, N180.2m Property In Kano

News Investigators/ The Kano State Fire Service says it saved 111 lives and property worth N180.2 million in 95 fire incidents recorded in the state in February.Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, Saidu More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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How Our Abductors Threatened To Kill, Fry And Eat Us If We Misbehaved -Jangede Student

News Investigators/ One of the victims of last Friday’s Zamfara Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, abduction, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved. She More...

By Sadiq Umar On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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279 School Girls Released With Help Of Repentant Bandits –Says Matawalle

News Investigators/ The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle says repentant bandits in the state assisted security agencies in the operation that led to the rescue of Jangebe school girls. The governor, More...

By Sadiq Umar On Monday, March 1st, 2021
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How Intrigues Herald Appointment Of Vice Chancellors At UI -Former VC

News Investigators/ The immediate past Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan (UI), Idowu Okayinka, said the UI VC selection process had always been marred with conflicts of interest that had made the More...