By News Investigator On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Security, Trade Top Agenda For Buhari’s US Visit

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday said his scheduled meeting with United States President Barack Obama next week will centre on security, war on terror and economy. Buhari said the four-day More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Buhari To Visit White House July 20, Boko Haram On Agenda

Playing host to Buhari By Nuel Suji, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, July 20 visit the United States President Barak Obama at the White House in Washington D.C. A statement by the White House Office More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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WikiLeaks Reveals How U.S. Spied On Three French Presidents

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. Quintessential whistle-blower, Wikileaks has exposed fresh reports alleging interception of official and private conversations of French President, Mr. Francois Hollande by the United States’ More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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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 Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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For The Record: Remarks By FIFA President Sepp Blatter On His Resignation

I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the forty years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Jailed For Corruption

Former Prime minister insists he is innocent Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for fraud and breach of trust. He was convicted at a retrial in March of taking More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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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 Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Was There A Cover-up In Bin Laden’s Killing?

US President CNN)Seymour Hersh is one of the giants of investigative journalism. Early in his career he broke the story of the My Lai massacre during which hundreds of unarmed civilians were killed by U.S. soldiers More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Nigeria Is Rich, But Nigerians Are Poor, EU Tells Buhari

By Nuel Suji The European Union (EU) on Saturday asked the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that Nigerians enjoyed the dividends of democracy. The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Michel More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Financial Expert Eugene Ludwig Discusses Regulatory Regimes and International Banking At Capital Club

Promontory CEO explains what tough regulatory expectations mean for the region and the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 21, 2015 – (ME NewsWire ) Regulatory regimes are becoming tougher around the More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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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, April 1st, 2015
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Obama Hails Jonathan, Jega, Promises To Work With Buhari

Obama salutes Jonathan for accepting results By Nuel Suji, Abuja. The US President, Barack Obama has commended President Goodluck Jonathan, for conceding defeat to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, in the March 28 presidential More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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ISIS Not In Nigeria -FG, Says Civilian JTF Arrested Two Teenagers On Suicide Mission

Federal government dismisses fear about its operation in Nigeria By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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80 Year Old American Woman Kidnapped In Kogi

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. An 80-year old American Missionary, Phyllis Sortor, has been kidnapped in Kogi state, northcentral Nigeria. Phyllis, a missionary with Free Methodist Church at Hope Academy, a school in Emiworo More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Election Shift: US Alleges Govt Interference, Says It’s Unacceptable

By Sadiq Umar, Abuja. U.S President The United States of America on Sunday expressed disappointment at the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Nigeria’s general elections More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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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 Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Salman bin Abdul Aziz al- Saud Is Saudi’s New King

Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud has ascended to the throne as Saudi Arabia’s new king. A veteran of the country’s top leadership, Salman succeeded his half-brother, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud on January More...

By News Investigator On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Saudi Arabia King Abdullah Dies At 90

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who insulated Saudi Arabia from the Islamist and democratic forces roiling the Middle East in the name of maintaining stability, died at age 90. A statement made available on More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Lesson From Abroad: France To Create 2,680 Anti-terror Posts, Says Prime Minister

…3,000 People Requiring Surveillance France is to create 2,680 new jobs and boost spending by €425m (£325m; $490m) to bolster counter-terrorism efforts, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said. He said such More...

By News Investigator On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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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 Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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Relations On Edge, Nigeria Terminates Military Training Pact With U.S

The Nigeria government has cancelled its counter-terrorism military training programme with the United States of America. Abuja had earlier accused the Obama administration of frustrating its efforts to procure More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Jonathan Congratulates Malala, Satyarthi Over Nobel Peace Prize

President Goodluck Jonathan  has congratulated the joint-recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistani girl-child education activist, Malala Yousafzai and Indian children’s rights campaigner, Kailash More...

By News Investigator On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Malala Yousafzai Emerges Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Girl child education right crusader, Malala Yousafzai on Friday emerged as the Nobel Peace Prize winner for this year. The 17-year-old Pakistani Miss Yousafzai bagged the prestigious peace prize alongside India’s More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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US Ebola Patient Told Hospital He Was From Liberia -Report

It has been revealed that the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told a nurse on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information More...

By News Investigator On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Scotland Says ‘NO’ To Separation From UK

Scotland has voted to remain in the United Kingdom after its people rejected a referendum seeking to grant her autonomous status. With 30 out of the country’s 32 council areas having declared after Thursday’s More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Deputy British High Commissioner, Peter Carter Slumps, Dies At Lagos Airport 

The Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Parker, yesterday slumped and died at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Parker who flew into the county aboard an American Airline, More...

By News Investigator On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Nigeria Donates $3.5 million To Fight Ebola In Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

President Goodluck Jonathan has donated $3.5 million to the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to fight the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed on More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, August 10th, 2014
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Iranian Jet Crashes Into Suburb After Take Off

A civilian airliner crashed on take-off near Tehran’s Mehrabad airport, Iranian news agencies said, with state television reporting that more than 40 people were killed. The Taban Airlines plane was headed to More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
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Switzerland Denies Funding Boko Haram With $12.4m

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja.Switzerland government yesterday discredited report of funding Boko-Haram sect with $12.4 million  to execute its deadly assault on the Nigeria and its citizens. Some foreign media More...

By News Investigator On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Ebola: Death Toll Rises To 729, WHO Expresses Concern

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja. The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to 729, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, after 57 deaths were reported between July 24 and 27 in Guinea, More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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India Replaces USA As Largest Importer Of Nigeria’s Crude

  By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja.   India has replaced the United States of America, USA as the largest importer of Nigeria’s crude with China and Malaysia following closely. The US which had traditionally taken More...

By News Investigator On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Nigeria Partners Iran On Investment Opportunities

By Funmi Emmanuel, Abuja. The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, NIPC and Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade have promised to work together to attract more investments into the Nigerian More...

By News Investigator On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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UN Security Council Approves Sanctions Against Boko Haram

UNITED NATIONS – The United States says the U.N. Security Council has approved sanctions against the Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group Boko Haram which has carried out a wave of deadly attacks and the recent abduction More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, May 11th, 2014
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Chibok: Netanyahu Calls Jonathan, Offers To Deploy Israeli Anti-Terrorism Experts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday joined the rest of the world to offer assistance to Nigeria in search of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram islamic insurgents. Agency report said More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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China Plans High-Speed Rail Network For African Capitals …Increase Credit Offer To $30 billion

…18,000 scholarship for African students The Chinese government has pledged to establish high-speed network that will connect all African capital cities across the continent. Earlier, the Chinese government More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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One Died As Explosion Hits Ghana Oil Refinery Pipeline

One person was killed in an explosion on a pipeline linking Ghana’s 45,000 barrel-per-day Tema Oil Refinery in an industrial hub near the capital Accra to a nearby port, a spokeswoman for the refinery said More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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UN: Terrorism Is African’s Major Challenge -Aminu Wali

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, has said that challenges of terrorism is the main threat for some countries in Africa even as he assured the United Nations that Nigeria would tackle and More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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South Korean: Transcript Reveals Confusion Over Ferry Evacuation

The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Developing Story: Malaysia Plane Lost Off Southern Vietnam

The search has continued for the Malaysian plane that went off the radar on Saturday. The plane departed Kuala Lumpur airport and was scheduled to arrive Beijing by 6.30pm Beijing time. The flight MH 370  reportedly More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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US, France Earmark N11bn For Women And Children Hospital In Abuja

The American Hospital Limited, Abuja, General Electric (GE) Health-care (USA) and Edifice Capital of France have earmarked a sum of $73 million (N11 billion) to build an American Specialist Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s More...

By News Investigator On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Jonathan Applauds Outgoing Chinese Ambassador, Says Nigeria/China Relations Is Fast Increasing

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday applauded the growing bilateral relations between Nigeria and China, saying it had resulted in a phenomenal increase in trade between both countries. The President noted More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Nigerian Diplomats, Officials Get Free Entry To China

Diplomatic relations between Nigeria and China has taken a deeper dimension with China offering visa exception to Nigerian diplomats and senior government officials with effect from February 1 2014. The outgoing More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Former Isreali PM, Ariel Sharon Dies At 85- BBC

Former Israeli Prime Minister and of the country’s most controversial figure, Mr Ariel Sharon has died after after a protracted illness. According to a BBC report monitored in Abuja, Mr Sharon who was described More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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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
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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
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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 Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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U.K. Introduces New Visa Payment Method

The British High Commission in Nigeria on Wednesday announced a new system of visa application whereby U.K. visa would be paid for online in U.S. dollars. A statement signed by its Press and Public Affairs Officer, More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Chinese RMB Overtakes Euro As Second Most Used Currency

The Chinese national currency -Yuan, has overtaken the Euro in October, becoming the second-most used currency in trade finance, global transaction services organization- SWIFT, said yesterday. The market share More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Jonathan Receives New US Ambassador

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in Abuja received the letters of credence of the new United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James F. Entwistle and the new Namibian High Commissioner, Dr. Peingeonjabi Shipo. President More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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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 Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Presidency Faults World Bank Claims On 100 Million Destitute In Nigeria

The Presidency has blasted the World Bank over its reports on poverty rate in Nigeria questioning its claims that Nigeria has 100 million destitute. Chief Economic Adviser to the President, Dr. Nwanze Okidegbe More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, November 17th, 2013
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Boeing Aircraft Crashes In Russian Killing 52

A Boeing 737 has crashed while attempting to land in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all on board. Reports monitored on CCTV in Abuja said the 52 passengers on-board the airliner were killed. The More...

By News Investigator On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Boko Haram Holding Kidnapped French Priest – Source

KANO (AFP) – Boko Haram is holding a French priest who was kidnapped in northern Cameroon, a source in the banned Nigerian Islamist group said on Friday, rejecting claims of a rift among the insurgents. “I More...

By News Investigator On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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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 Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Boko Haram Hampers Nigeria’s Fight Against Polio – Bill Gates

Chairman of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, has said the unrest in some part of northern Nigeria is hampering his foundation’s awareness and eradication campaign against polio virus in the More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Americans Kidnapped By Pirates Off Nigeria Freed

The United States yesterday announced the release of two Americans kidnapped by pirates off southern Nigeria sea in October. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, “we welcome the release of the two More...

By News Investigator On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Nigeria, China Trade Hits $6.2bn In Second Quarter

The Project Manager, Brightway International Exhibition Ltd, Mr. David Zhao, has said that the trade volume between Nigeria and China has increased to a total of 6.2 billion dollars in the first half of 2013. The More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Reps Probe Alleged Planned Sales Of UN Rep’s Residence

The House of Representatives, has commenced investigation into the alleged plans by the Federal Government to sell the official residence of Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, UN, New York. In More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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£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
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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
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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
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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...