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 sect 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 of 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...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi Bags 20years Jail Term

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, has been sentenced to 20 years in prisonment over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely More...

By News Investigator On Monday, April 20th, 2015

Xenophobic Attacks: Zulu King Appeals For Calm

Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has appealed for calm after recent violence against migrants in South Africa. He has been accused of fuelling the attacks, which have killed at least seven people, after saying foreigners More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 16th, 2015

FG Condemns Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa, It’s Shocking, Unacceptable, Says Zuma

The federal government of Nigeria has condemned the Xenophobic attacks on foreign migrants in South Africa, warning that it would not tolerated, even as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali, assured that More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Morocco Recalls Ambassador, Insists King Mohammed VI Snubbed Jonathan, FG Dismisses Claims

Recalled his ambassador in Nigeria …Foreign Affairs Says The Two Leaders Spoke On Phone By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The Kingdom of Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Nigeria for “further consultation” More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Simone Gbagbo, Wife Of Ex-Ivorian President Jailed For 20-Years

Simone Gbagbo, wife of former Cote d’Ivoire president, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, for her role in the post election violence that country’s 2010 presidential election. Over 3,000 died in the post More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Regains Freedom, Unites With Family

(Reuters) – Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. bbc More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Kenyan Businessman Arrested Over Ivory Smuggling

A Kenyan businessman suspected of being behind an international ivory smuggling ring has been arrested in Tanzania. Police said that Feisal Mohamed Ali was linked to a three tonne haul of elephant tusks seized in More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 8th, 2014

France Admits Ownership Of Seized Russian Plane, Says It’s Covered By Diplomatic Clearance

The France government on Sunday admitted ownership of the cargo plane that was impounded by military authorities at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano over the weekend, even as it said the aircraft has More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Armed Robbers Steal Blood Containing Ebola

Armed bandits in Guinea have stolen a batch of blood samples infected with the deadly Ebola virus which were being delivered to a test centre, report says.The robbers held up a minibus near the town of Kissidougou which More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

AU Ultimatum: Jonathan, ECOWAS Delegations To Meet Burkinabe Military Junta Wednesday

President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Ouagadougou Wednesday as a member of the three-man delegation of Heads of State and Government raised by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to facilitate More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 6th, 2014

Arms Deal Controversy: Another $5.7 Million Cash Seized In South Africa

As controversy over the seizure of $9.3 million arms cash belonging to Nigerian government by South African government rages unabated, another $5.7 million purportedly meant for yet another arms  purchase has been More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Synagogue: Death Toll Rises To 80… President Zuma Mourns, Says 67 South African Died In Building Collapse

The death toll in the collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos has increased to 80 even as the search for more bodies continues. As at 4:41 p.m. Nigeria time, the casualty figures More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Another Liberian Test Positive To Ebola In Lagos

Barely one month after a Liberian national, Patrick Sawyer imported the deadly Ebola disease into Nigeria, another Liberian citizen has been reportedly diagnosed with the killer disease in Lagos.A Senior Registrar More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Ebola: Cameroon Shut Border With Nigeria

Cameroon has closed all its borders with Nigeria in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, state radio said on Tuesday. The virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four West African countries, four of More...

By News Investigator On Monday, July 21st, 2014

Minister Calls For Application Of Science And Technology Innovations In African Countries

By Chuks Sunday, Abuja.African scientists have being urged to apply science and technology innovations (STI) in their various countries, as a means of improving socio-economic conditions.The call was made by the More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 13th, 2014

Jonathan Signs Bill Banning Same Sex Marriage, US Cries Foul

President Goodluck Jonathan has signed into law a bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships in Nigeria, just as the United States expressed concern saying the act is discriminatory. Many Nigerian religious More...

By News Investigator On Friday, December 20th, 2013

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of the November/ December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), with 86,612 candidates, obtaining five credits More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Mandela Came, Identified His Mission And Fulfilled It – NLC

 The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has extolled the virtue of the late South African icon Dr. Nelson Mandela who passed away last Thursday at the age of 95, describing him as a priceless leader who lived his More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, December 7th, 2013

France To Train 20,000 African Soldiers Yearly

French President, Francois Hollande has announced its government resolve to train over  20,000 African soldiers on annually basis. Hollande said the gesture was the French government’s contribution  towards More...

By News Investigator On Friday, December 6th, 2013

World Leaders Mourn Madiba…Mandela Will Be ‘Sorely Missed’ – President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed immense sadness over the death of former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela. Other leaders of the world including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eulogised More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Kenyatta Must Attend Trial -says ICC

THE International Criminal Court has reversed a ruling that allowed Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend only parts of his trial, saying the African leader “as a general rule must be present” in More...

By News Investigator On Friday, November 15th, 2013

Gambia Breaks Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan

(AFP) – Gambia has severed its 18 years diplomatic relations with Taiwan, a decision the Taiwan President received with “shock and regret.” President Yahya Jammeh’s announcement late Thursday makes Gambia More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

£3000 Visa Bond Cancellation: Nigerians In UK Hails Britain

 The Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK Dr. Dalhatu Tafida, has commended the British Government for cancelling the 3000 pounds visa bond policy intended for applicants from countries it described as “high More...

By News Investigator On Friday, November 1st, 2013

Hague Court Postpones Kenyatta Trial

 The International Court Of Justice ICC sitting in Hague has postponed till February 5, the trial of Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, for crimes against humanity. Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto are More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Putin Ranks World Most Powerful man… Dangote Is 64th

Russian President Vladimir Putin has displaced the President of the United States, Barack Obama as the world most powerful man, according to the latest report on Forbes. President of the Peoples Republic of China, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

South African White Extremists Jailed 35Yrs

The leader of a White supremacists Mr. Mike du Toit, who plotted to assassinate former South African President, Dr Nelson Mandela and drive black race out of South Africa has been sentenced to 35 years in More...