By Shaban Akanbi On Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Nigeria, Neighbours Partner On Gulf Of Guinea Security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Malabo, said leaders of neighbouring countries would work together and provide all necessary assistance to secure the Gulf of Guinea. The President’s spokesman, Malam More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

FG, ECOWAS, UN Collaborate On Old Persons

The Federal Government is set to work closely with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations for the introduction and implementation of new and existing policies that would improve More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Traffic Officer Shots Taxi Driver

A taxi driver has been shot and injured by a City of Cape Town Traffic Services officer, attached to the “Ghost Squad”. It is understood the incident took place on Friday after the taxi driver rammed the More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Lawyer Shot Dead In Court

A lawyer was shot dead after a shotgun being exhibited as evidence during a trial went off in a freak accident.  South African senior advocate Addelaid Ferreira-Watt died at Ixopo Regional Court after More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Thursday, November 21st, 2019

ECOWAS Decries Conflicts In Region

The ECOWAS Parliament and Commission on Wednesday raised concerns over the security challenges in the region. It called for collective efforts to restore stability in the region, especially the political crisis More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Ghana’s Springfield Oil Discovery Is Historic For Local Content In Africa

(News Investigators)/ The soon-to-be-announced deep water oil discovery offshore Ghana by independent Springfield Group is historic for Ghana and Africa’s local content. Not only does it mark the first deep water oil More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Data, Evidence Will Equip African Govt For Future Risk

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Stronger data and evidence will better equip African governments and partners to understand and plan for future risk and to monitor progress toward targets under development frameworks such More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Border Opening: Nigeria, Benin, Niger Set Up Committee

Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and Niger, have established a joint border patrol team comprising the Police, Customs, Immigration of the tripartite countries to recommend a date for the reopening of the borders. The More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Over 52m Africans Going Hungry As Weather Extremes Hit Continent

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) No fewer  than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

FG Gives Conditions For Reopening Land Borders

The Federal government has given conditions that ECOWAS Member States must adhere to before reopening its border, including that the ECOWAS states must respect the Rule of Origin for imports. Mr Geoffrey More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Chimamanda Adichie, Aliko Dangote, Elon Musk, Trevor Noah Make Top 5 in 100 Most Influential Africans List

 Multiple award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African descent by the Africa Report. Adichie is Number 4 on the list, and is the only More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 4th, 2019

Buhari Tasks S/Africans, Nigerians On Tolerance, Adherence To Local Laws

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, said authorities should be more pro-active in detecting early signals of violence between competitors, while migrants and companies should adhere More...

By Sadiq Umar On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Xenophobia: Buhari, Ramaphosa Endorse Early Warning Mechanism Against Reoccurrence

Presidents Muhamadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa during the State Visit of Buhari to South Africa Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made this known in a joint commique issued in Pretoria following the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

New Orders Fuel Kenya’s Private Sector Activity In Sept–PMI

Kenya’s private sector activity grew for the fifth straight month in September, boosted by an increase in new orders for businesses, a survey showed on Thursday. The Markit Stanbic Bank Kenya Purchasing Managers’ More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Congo: 20 Dead In Collapsed Gold Mine

At least 20 people were killed Thursday when an unlicensed gold mine collapsed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. According to local media, the accident occurred in the town of Kampene in Maniema Province. Stephane More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Buhari Arrives S/Africa For State Visit, Bi-National Commission Meeting

 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived Pretoria, South Africa, for a state visit and 9th meeting of the Bi-National Commission. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman, who confirmed this More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

AfDB Commends Nigeria’s Resilience, Entrepreneurial Skills

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has commended Nigerians for their resilience and entrepreneurial skills in the 59 years of the country’s existence. A statement  issued by Mr Victor Oladokun, Director, More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Mugabe Died Of Cancer – Report

(NERWS INVESTIGATORS) Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe had “advanced cancer” when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday. The former guerilla More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

ECOWAS Parliament Appeals To Nigeria To Reopen Borders

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The ECOWAS Parliament on Monday appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its closed borders as it hampers on the implementation of free trade movement within the ECOWAS region. Speaker More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Ivory Coast, Ghana Looking To Regulate Cocoa Industry’s Sustainability Schemes — Sources

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS)  Ivory Coast and Ghana are meeting major chocolate makers and grinders in Abidjan on Wednesday, to make plans to regulate the industry’s efforts to source cocoa sustainably, multiple More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Central Bank, Govt Disagree Over Removal Of Lawmakers’ Oversight On Public Debt

Source: Zambia’s central bank said on Wednesday it opposed government moves to remove lawmakers’ oversight over acquiring more public debt. The Bank of Zambia said in a written submission More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Xenophobic Attacks: First Batch Of 84 Nigerians Return From S/Africa Today

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The First batch of 84 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday at 2 p.m. local time via the Murtala Mohammed International Lagos in company of officials More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Monday, September 9th, 2019

Ex-Zimbabwean President Mugabe To Be Buried On Sunday

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS)  A government statement, on Monday announced that the late former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe will be buried on Sept. 15. Mugabe, 95, died on Sept. 6 in Singapore where he had been More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Cōte d’Ivoire Supports Adesina’s AfDB Bid With Minister

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Saturday, September 7th, 2019

WEF Africa Ends In SA With Investments Hopes

The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa has ended in Cape Town, South Africa, producing numerous notable outcomes for investment and partnership. After three days of intensive discussion, the meeting launched More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Friday, September 6th, 2019

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: From Liberator To Oppressor

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation divided by nearly a century of white colonial More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Attacks On Nigerians In South Africa Absolutely Unacceptable, Unreasonable–Osinbajo

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says attacks on Nigerians in South Africa are absolutely unacceptable, reckless and unreasonable. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Buhari Inaugurates New Cabinet, Retains Petroleum Minister Position

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

SA Court Says Apartheid Flag Display Hate Speech

South Africa’s equality court on Wednesday restricted the display of the apartheid flag, ruling that it constitutes hate speech, unfair discrimination, and harassment based on race. The old flag, which was More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

VIDEO: South African Journalist Seized In Syria Begs For Help

South African journalist seized in Syria begs for help  (NEWS INVESTIGATORS) South African photojournalist being held captive in Darkoush, Syria made a desperate appeal to the South African government More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Guinea Seeks Stronger Economic Ties With Kano Govt.

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The President of the Republic of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde, has solicited closer and stronger economic ties between Kano and Guinea. Conde made the call in Kano during a special business More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Thursday, August 8th, 2019

ECOWAS Speaker Calls For 30% Women Representation

The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Mr Moustapha Cisse-Lo has called on all member countries to ensure 30 per cent women representation in its ranks. He made the remark during a courtesy visit to the President More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

ECOWAS Commission Urges Laws for Whistle Blower Protection

The ECOWAS Commission on Tuesday urged ECOWAS Parliamentarians to enact laws and take other appropriate measures to protect whistle blowers in the sub-region. Mr Eyesan Okorodudu, Head, Democracy and Good Governance, More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

ECOWAS Pledges Support To Credible Elections

The ECOWAS Commission has pledged continued  collaboration with ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) to ensure that elections in West Africa continue to improve. The President of the commission, More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

ECOWAS Meets On Fight Against Corruption In The Region

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament is meeting on Tuesday over the status of implementation of the protocol on the fight against corruption in the sub-region. The meeting of the Joint More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

AfCFTA: Traders Association Wants Ghanaian Govt. To Tackle Insecurity, Review Trade Laws

Ghanaian President (News Investigators)/ The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has urged Ghanaian government to review its trade laws and tackle insecurity to successfully host the African Continental More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Kenyan, Chinese Banks Launch Initiative To Boost Sino-Africa Trade

Kenya’s Stanbic Bank and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) launched an initiative in Kenya on Wednesday to boost China-Africa trade. The two banks have partnered with Chinese trade agent Zhejiang More...

Japanese Prime Minister
By News Investigators On Friday, July 12th, 2019

Relocation Of Afrijapan-AfricAsia Agency Hqtrs To Nigeria Will Enhance Business -FG

PM Shinzo Abe (News Investigators)/ The Federal Government says the relocation of the Afrijapan-AfricAsia International Cooperation’s headquarter to Nigeria will enhance business relationship among the Asian More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 12th, 2019

7 Separatists Killed In Cameroon’s Troubled Anglophone Region

Cameroonian President (News Investigators)/ Seven armed separatists were killed in fresh clashes with government forces early Thursday in Cameroon’s locality of Esu located in troubled English-speaking region More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 8th, 2019

Diaspora Commission Demands Justice For Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa (News Investigators)/ The Nigerian government on Monday condemned in strong terms what it described as the unfortunate murder of Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, in South Africa. Mrs. More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Pulling Down Non-Tariff Barriers Alone ‘ll Spur 53% Trade, Adesina Tells African Leaders

Akinwunmi Adesina (News Investigators) /President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina has urged African governments to work toward the elimination of non-tariff barriers, saying “pulling More...

By News Investigators On Friday, May 31st, 2019

$100,000 Prize For Young African Agri-Food Entrepreneurs

Young African farmer (News Investigators) /Generation Africa, an entrepreneurial initiative with $100,000 prize has been launched to encourage young African entrepreneur to venture into the agri-food sector More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

162 Libya Returnees Arrive Lagos

Libya returnees at the MMI Airport (News Investigators) /National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday received a batch of 162 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya, back into Nigeria. The Coordinator, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Scores Killed In Kenya Terrorist Attack

Kenya Police (News Investigators) /Many people have been killed by suspected militants who attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunfire and blasts were heard inside the compound in the Westlands More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

ADB Approves $14.12 Million To Support Nigeria’s Membership In ATI

Okechukwu Enelamah The African Development Bank Group, through its Trade Finance operations, has approved a US$14.12 million facility to support Nigeria’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Climate Change: Delegates Underscore Role Of African Women

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector. That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Rights Advocacy Body Condemns Cameroon’s Travel Ban In Anglophones Regions

(News Investigators) /The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA), has condemned in strong terms the decision by the government Cameroon to impose travel ban on its citizens in Anglophone regions. CHRDA, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, September 1st, 2018

FOCAC: Nigeria, China To Sign $328 Million Agreement On ICT Dev., In Addition To 25 MoUs

By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived Beijing, China’s capital where he is expected to join his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jingping, to witness the signing of an agreement worth $328 More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 18th, 2018

BREAKING: Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, Is Dead.

(News Investigators) /Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan, is dead. Aged 80, Mr. Anna, a Nobel Peace Laureate, died on Saturday after a brief illness. “It is with immense sadness that More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 13th, 2018

OPINION: Watch Out Trump, China Is Taking Africa From Under Your Nose

                                                                     By David A. Andelman ATLANTA, United States of America, August 13, 2018/ — More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Buhari Emerged ECOWAS Chairman

By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari has been elected Chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS). Mr. Buhari was elected at the 53rd ordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Risks Report Indicates Sharp Rise In Islamist Militant Attacks In Africa

By Sadiq Umar – New report from Control Risks, a specialist global risk consultant, indicates a sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa. In its latest report on ‘Changing Patterns in More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Korea Ready To Share Technology, Industrial Experience With Africa, Says Moon

By News Investigators – The Republic of Korea has assured of its readiness to share its technological and industrial revolution experience with Africa. Korean President Moon Jae-in, made this known at the More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

African Filmmakers Get Their Ultimate Network

By News Investigators – CINEAFRI, an innovative network that offers free memberships to individual filmmakers and companies and institutions working in African film is scheduled for launch in London. The platform More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Winnie Mandela Dies At 81

By Nuel Suji – Anti-apartheid campaigner and the ex-wife of South Africa’s late President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela is dead. Winnie, the anti-apartheid heroin died at the age 81. Reports quoted her More...

By News Investigators On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Water Scarcity: Greenpeace Warns Of Devastating Future Consequences For South Africans

(By News Investigators)/Greenpeace, a climate advocacy body, has warned that unless urgent steps are taken to solve the problem of water scarcity in South Africa, a devastating future consequence await the country. The More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 12th, 2018

US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson Arrives Abuja Monday

(News Investigators)/The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, will arrive in Abuja on Monday in continuation of his visit to some African countries. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja said on Sunday that Mr. Tillerson More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Ambazonian Freedom Fighters Accuse Nigeria Govt Of Illegal Detention Of Julius Ayuk Tabe, 10 Others

By Sadiq Umar – The Ambazonia self-determination group in Southern Cameroon has accused the Nigerian Government of complicity in the arrest and illegal detention of its leader Julius Ayuk Tabe, urging the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, January 8th, 2018

Cameroonian Armed Men Abduct Sisiku AyukTabe In Abuja, Ambazonia Secessionist Movement Alleges

(News Investigators)-The secessionist “Interim Government of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia” says its designate President, Sisiku Julius AyukTabe has been abducted in Abuja, Nigeria capital. He was More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 15th, 2017

1,317 Nigerians Return From Libya In 10 Days, Says NEMA

By Sadiq Umar – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says a total of 1,317 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya in the last 10 days having been stranded in the volatile country en route More...

By News Investigators On Friday, December 1st, 2017

Recall Your Ambassadors From Libya Now, Archbishop Tutu Fellows Tells African Countries

By Nuel Suji – The South-African based Archbishop Tutu Fellows has called on all African countries to recall their ambassadors and diplomatic representatives from Libya, even as it urged investors to divest More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Mugabe Resigns, Mnangagwa To Be Sworn In As President

Embattled Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe has resigned from office. He is to be replaced by his sacked deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected be sworn in later on Tuesday. Speaker of the Zimbabwean parliament, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Benin Republic Deploys Forces Against Boko Haram

By Sadiq Umar – The Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force ( MNJTF), Major General Lucky Irabor has urged the newly inducted troop from the Benin Republic to be good ambassadors of MNJTF. He made the More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Kigame, Elumelu To Feature At 2017 Entrepreneur Forum In Standford

(News Investigators)Founder of the $100m Entrepreneurship Programme and chairman, Heirs Holding,Tony Elumelu,  will be headlining the Young Entrepreneurship Day (YED) at the Africa 2017 Forum. Mr. Elumelu will More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Liberia’s Frontline Presidential Hopeful, George Weah, Visits TB Joshua

(News Investigators) Ahead of November Presidential run-off in Liberia, former soccer star and front runner, George Opong Weah on Sunday visited the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, to seek spiritual help. Mr. More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 19th, 2017

AfDB Seeks Global Support For Africa’s Young Farmers, Says Next Billionaires ‘ll Emerge From Agribusiness

By (News Investigators) -The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, noting that agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment. AfDB More...

By News Investigators On Friday, October 6th, 2017

ECOWAS Adopts Measures To Protect Children

News Investigators/The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Thursday adopted a strategic framework aimed at protecting children from violence, abuse and exploitation across member states. At the ECOWAS More...

By News Investigators On Monday, September 25th, 2017

Cameroon Crisis: Opposition Demands Paul Biya’s Immediate Resignation

By Idowu Bakare – The Social Democratic Front (SDF) for the Republic of Cameroon has condemned what it called the “inadequate response to the Anglophone crisis” by the country’s President Paul Biya. The More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 31st, 2017

Missing Kenyan Electoral Official Was Murdered, Says Agency

BLOOMBERG: Kenya’s election authority said a high-ranking official who went missing three days ago was found dead, a week before the East African country holds its presidential vote. The body of Chris Msando, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, July 24th, 2017

OPEC Says More Libya, Nigeria Oil Is Needed

BLOOMBERG: Limiting oil output from Nigeria and Libya won’t be on the agenda when OPEC and other producers meet on Monday, with both African nations saying they’ll need to keep pumping at a higher level before More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

IIMSAM Appoints Mutaz Ghandour As Goodwill Ambassador For UN SDG, To Fight Malnutrition

By Nuel Suji – The Intergovernmenttal Institution for the use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), has appointed Mutaz Ghandour, Chairman and CEO of a Dubai-based Metito Holdings as a Goodwill More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

World Earth Day: 57 Million Nigerians Lack Access To Safe Water, 130 Million Without Adequate Sanitation -Report

By Nuel Suji – Fifty-seven million people in Nigeria do not have access to safe water while over 130 million are without access to adequate sanitation, report says. Statistics published by international development More...

By News Investigators On Friday, April 14th, 2017

UN’s Dep. Sec., Amina Mohammed Gets New African Woman Awards

Nigeria’s Amina J. Mohammed – the new United Nations Deputy Secretary – has been honoured with the award of the “New African Woman in Politics and Public Office” of the Year by the New African Woman Magazine More...

By News Investigators On Monday, April 3rd, 2017

VIEWS FROM ABROAD: Nigeria’s Abuja Airport Challenge Shows Why African Countries Need To Improve Procurement Models

By Professor Calestous Juma In a remarkable feat of engineering earlier this month, Glasgow Airport‘s runway was resurfaced with new high-tech material, all at night while Scotland slept. This was in sharp contrast More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

BREAKING: Ahmad Ahmad Defeats Issa Hayatou To Become New CAF President

By Nuel Suji – Confederation of African Football President, Issa Hayatou has been defeated by Ahmad Ahmad in a keenly contest election. Ahmad, a Madagascan born contender polled 34 votes as against Hayatou’s More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

521 Migrants Die In Mediterranean Sea In 9 Weeks, Mainly Nigerians, West Africans

By Nuel Suji – The International Organization for Migrants (IOM), has disclosed that no fewer than 521 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea, so far this year, many of them Nigerians and its West African More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Adama Barrow To Be Sworn-in As President At Gambia Embassy In Dakar

By Sadiq Umar – The swearing-in ceremony for Gambia’s President-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow would take place at the country’s embassy located in Banjul, News Investigators learnt. Arrangements have been More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Yellow Alert: Nigeria Deploys Fighter Jets, 200 Soldiers To ECOMIG, Jammeh Remains Recalcitrant

By Sadiq Umar – The Economic Community of West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG) is set for military action against President Yahya Jammeh even as his tenure expires Thursday. The move More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Clock Ticks For Yahya Jammeh As ECOWAS Defence Chiefs Strategise In Abuja

By Sadiq Umar – Military chiefs from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region met in Abuja at the weekend to strategise on possible use of force to compel recalcitrant President Yahya More...

By News Investigators On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Buhari Heads To Accra For Swearing-In Of Ghana’s President-Elect

By Nuel Suji – President Muhammadu Buhari will Saturday attend the inauguration ceremony of Ghana’s President-elect, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. In a statement by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Presidency Condemns Killing Of Nigerians In South Africa, Says 20 Were Killed In 2016 Alone

By Dipo Awojobi – The Presidency has expressed worry and condemnation over the latest extra judicial killing of a Nigerian in South Africa, even as it put the figure of Nigerians killed in that country in More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Firms Signs $150m Joint Dev Agreement For Solar Energy Production In Jigawa

By Nuel Suji – A solar energy firm, Nova Scotia has signed a deal to produce 200,000megawatt per year of electricity to help Nigeria increase its generation capacity. The investment in solar energy plant is More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Ghanaians Are Fully Ready For December 7 Elections, Says ECOWAS Observer, Abatemi-Usman

By Nuel Suji – A member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observer mission to the 2016 general elections of Ghana holding on December 7, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has said that More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Nigeria’s Economy Has Overtaken South Africa, Egypt – IMF

By Dipo Awojobi – A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Nigeria as Africa’s biggest economy, in spite of its current challenges. Nigeria is placed ahead of South Africa and More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 26th, 2016

Foreign Affairs Ministry Warns Foreign Diplomats Against Violation Of Official Channels Of Communication

By Sadiq Umar – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised foreign diplomats serving in Nigeria to desist from abusing diplomatic channels of communication, even as it frowned at travel advice that falsely More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 19th, 2016

Kerry To Meet Buhari Over Counter Terrorism, Corruption Fight Among Others

…Also Meeting With Northern Governors on Religious Tolerance By Nuel Suji – The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is expected in Nigeria next Tuesday, Aug. 23 to discuss U.S. cooperation with Nigeria More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, August 6th, 2016

South African Opposition Defeats Ruling ANC In Local Elections

South Africa’s main opposition party made major gains against the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in local elections, preliminary results showed Friday, with the ANC suffering major losses for the first More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 8th, 2016

BREXIT: “Africa Markets Will Suffer From Market Volatility,” Says Risks Control

By Nuel Suji – The short-term implications of Brexit for African economies will be mainly noticeable through market volatility, Risks Control -a global risk consultancy has said. The body who specializes in More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Controversy Trails Six Years Sentence Handed Down To Pistorius

By Dipo Awojobi –  South African Paralympic gold medallist, Oscar Pistorius, was sent back to jail for six years on Wednesday for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, less than half the 15-year minimum term sought More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 26th, 2016

‘I’m One Of Chibok Girls’, Arrested Female Suicide Bomber Pleads

A suspected suicide bomber reportedly intercepted in northern Cameroon before she could blow herself up has claimed to be one of the 219 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants. The claim now suggests there More...

By News Investigators On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Obasanjo Blames “Some African Leaders,” Foreign Interference For Conflicts In Africa

By Nuel Suji – Some of Africa’s leaders are responsible for instability on the continent because they have failed to manage diversity in their societies, the former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

MTN Aided Boko Haram Insurgency -President Buhari

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the concern of the Federal Government has been more about the security implication of MTN allowing terrorists access to unregistered telephone line More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Facebook Kicks Off Global Effort On Women’s Safety In Kenya

By Nuel Suji Facebook convenes group to focus on women’s safety for Safer Internet Day NAIROBI, Kenya, February 17, 2016/ — Facebook hosted a Women’s Safety roundtable in Kenya on February 10 with participants More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Former UN Scribe, Boutros Ghali, Dies At 93

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, has died. Ghali, an Egyptian, according to agency news, died Tuesday, at a Cairo hospital, at age 93, after being admitted with a broken More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Buhari Pledges Support For ECCAS To Combat Terrorism

By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of his administration partnership with the 11 – member Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS) to rid Nigeria and her neighbours of the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

We Must Act With Greater Vigour Against Extremist Ideologies, Terrorism -Buhari Tells Global Community

By Dipo Awojobi – President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday in Eldoret, Kenya that the global community must resolve to act with more determination and vigour against radicalisation and extremist ideologies More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, December 5th, 2015

China Remains Nigeria’s Strategic, Dependable Partner -Buhari

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Peoples Republic of China remains a strategic and dependable partner in his administration’s determination to change the direction and More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

AU Standby Force To Intervene In Cases Of Genocide, War Crimes -Gen. Olonisakin

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja – The Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin on Tuesday said that the establishment of the African Union Standby Force (ASF), would not collapse other existing More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Pay TV in Nigeria: Chinese StarTimes battles for supremacy with main rival Dstv

Nigeria has set 2017 as its new digital switch over date, but then, can NTA-StarTimes leverage on the extension for a bigger slice of pay-tv market share?, asks Idowu John Bakare StarTimes, the Chinese pay TV provider, More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Buhari Urges Urgent Review Of Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Dev. Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Joint Development Agreement between Nigeria and Sao Tome & Principe requires urgent review in order to made it run more efficiently. Buhari spoke at a meeting with More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 24th, 2015

Ban Ki-Moon Demands Unconditional Release Of Chibok Girls

UN Scribe By Nuel Suji, Abuja. United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon on Monday reiterated his call for the unconditional release of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terror More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Buhari Appoints Obasanjo Special Envoy On Guinea Bissau

By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former President Olusegun Obasanjo as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau as part of Nigeria’s initiative to mediate in the political crisis in the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Mahamat Daoud Emerges New Boko Haram Leader

Chadian President By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna. The President of Chad Idriss Deby declared that the regional force made up of Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon will finish off Boko Haram remnants by the end More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

BREAKING: Court Uphold Death Sentence Against Ex-Egyptian President

Faces death An Egyptian court has upheld the death sentence imposed on ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi over a mass jailbreak. BBC report that the sentence was initially passed in May, but was confirmed after More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Buhari To Attend AU Meeting In South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to South Africa Saturday for the 25th African Union Summit currently underway  in Johannesburg. The visit is President’s first official trip to South Africa More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Buhari Pleads For Nigeria’s Permanent Headship Of Anti-Terror Joint Task Force

By Alaba Ajibade President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday urged member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin to concede the position of Commander of the multinational joint task force fighting Boko More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 11th, 2015

Jonathan Bars German Radio Journalist From Covering State House

Chadian President By Nuel Suji German Radio -Deutsche Welle’s Correspondent in Nigeria, Mr. Ubale Musa has been barred from covering the activities President Goodluck Jonathan in the State House. Mr. Gordon More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Xenophobic Attacks: Zuma Calls Jonathan

The brotherhood continues Nuel Suji The South African President Jacob Zuma has had a telephone conversation with President Goodluck Jonathan on the need for the two countries to continue to maintain warm and cordial More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

South Africa: Jonathan Suspends Danjuma Sheni, Perm. Sec. Over Recall Of Ambassador

Queried over diplomatic gaffe By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the suspension of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni, over the recall of the Nigerian More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senate  Asks FG To Drag Zulu King To ICC

Seeks recall of Nigeria’s High Commissioner in S/A By Nuel Suji, Abuja. Senate on Wednesday condemned the xenophobic attacks in South Africa against Nigerians and other African nationals its strongest terms, More...