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By Alamin Khaliel On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Nigeria, China, India Among 10 Most Improved Economies – World Bank

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Nigeria, China, and India made the top 10 list of governments that have done the most in the past year to improve the ease of doing business in their countries, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Despite More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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Terrorism: Uk Provides $78m For Youth Empowerment In Nigeria

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The United Kingdom says it is currently supporting initiatives to increase economic opportunities for marginalised youth in northern Nigeria with development funding worth nearly 50 million More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Nigeria Will Be Self Sufficient In Sugar Soon -Minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, says the Sunti Golden Sugar Estates, a N64 billion investment by Flour Mills Plc (FMN) will contribute greatly to ending Nigeria’s Sugar Dependence. This More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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UAE Pledges To Deepen Bilateral Relations With Nigeria

(News Investigators) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed its readiness to deepen economic ties with Nigeria toward promoting investment and trade between both countries. Dr Fahad AL-Taffaq, the United More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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EU, UN To Spend $40m In 4 Years To End Gender Violence In Nigeria

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The UN and European Union (EU) plan to spend 10 million  dollars  per year  in the next four years  to end all forms of violence against women and girls in Nigeria. Mrs More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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How Politicians Steal Empowerment Funds -ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja on Tuesday gave insight into how politicians use empowerment and capacity building projects to steal public funds. Chairman More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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“Big Dreams Nigeria” Talent Hunt Show Set For Bebut

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) “Big Dreams Nigeria”, a talent hunt  show geared towards  discovering and developing young talents in acting, music and stand-up comedy across Nigeria, is set to debut, its organisers More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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India Urges FG To Sustain Policies On Boosting Local Rice Production

Abuja, Nov. 6, 2019 (NEWS INVESTIGATORS)) The Republic of India has called on the Federal Government to sustain its policies on boosting local production of rice. The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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‘The Delivery Boy’ To Represent Nigeria At Carthage Film Festival

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Award-winning film, ‘The Delivery Boy’ has been chosen to represent Nigeria at the prestigious Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the film will More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Nigeria, Vietnam Sign Visa Waiver Agreement

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, proposed a toast for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The vice president’s More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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Nigeria Targets Polio Certification By 2020 — NEC

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) National Economic Council (NEC) says Nigeria is making conscious efforts toward achieving polio certification by the year 2020. The information was conveyed by Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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Nigeria Border Closure Hits Hard In Niger Republic

Nigeria border closure hits hard in Niger Republic (NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Along with Benin, Niger, which shares a 1,500-kilometre (900-mile) border with Nigeria, has been badly hit by the closure of Nigeria’s More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Amaechi Inspects Trains Built For Nigeria In China, Takes Delivery Of More

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, is currently in China to inspect some of the locomotives (trains) built for Nigeria by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCRC).  More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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Nigeria Ready For 5G – Communication Minister

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Oct. 7, 2019 (NAN) In line with global requirements of communications, Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications, said Nigeria was ready to deploy 5G network More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Monday, October 7th, 2019
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Nigeria’s Democracy Is Maturing – Buhari

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja declared that ‘Nigeria democracy is maturing,’ citing the peaceful and orderly conduct of 2019 general elections and the resort to the rule of More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Nigeria Gets New World Bank Country Director

The World Bank has appointed Mr Shubham Chaudhuri as the new Country Director for Nigeria, succeeding Mr Rachid Benmessaoud who completed his term recently. A statement issued by the World Bank’s Senior Communications More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Solar Cars Coming To Nigeria By 2020

As Nigeria celebrates 59th Independence anniversary, an indigenous company says  it is intensifying efforts to begin assembling of solar cars by 2020. Mr Moses Onaja, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Energy More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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UN Official Want Nigeria To Tax Vacant Houses

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Adequate Housing, Ms Leilana Fartha, on Monday urged the Federal Government to impose vacant home tax with a view to addressing housing challenges in More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Nigeria Earned N28.6trn From Oil, Non-Oil Sources In 5 Years Auto Draft

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said that N28.58 trillion was remitted to the Federation Account between 2012 and 2016, from mineral revenues, non-mineral More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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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 Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Nigeria, UAE Renew Cooperation On Strengthening Internal Security

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to continue to work collaboratively to build the capacity of security agencies under Nigeria’s Ministry of Interior. The ministry More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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South West Speakers Meet On Insecurity In Region

The Conference of Speakers in the South West Zone on Friday held its maiden meeting in Lagos to proffer lasting solutions to the lingering security threat confronting the region. The Chairman of the Conference More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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NNPC Moves To Boost Domestic Gas Use

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will grow the domestic gas use in-country to five billion cubic feet of gas per day from its current 1.7 billion cubic feet of gas per day by 2022. Chief More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Train, Equip Police For Efficiency -Former IGP

Former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, say training and provision of modern equipment for personnel of the Nigeria Police Force is critical to modern policing. Okiro told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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MTN Nigeria Closes Shops Over Xenophobia

South Africa owned telecommunications giant, MTN has announced the closure of all its shops in Nigeria. This may not be unconnected with the threat by some Nigerians to reciprocate the Xenophobic attacks on More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Update: SA: Nigeria Recalls Ambassador

Nigeria has recalled it Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala and also pulled out of World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town on Wednesday. A presidential source told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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UPDATED: Indian Warship Visits Nigeria

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) INS Tarkash on her way to Lagos, Nigeria1. Indian Naval Warship, INS Tarkash will be paying a goodwill visit to Lagos, Nigeria from 5 September 2019 to 8 September 2019. The visit of the Indian More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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Nigeria Reduces Visa Fees For US Citizens

The Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved reduction in Visa charges payable by U.S. citizens in line with reciprocity policy as recommended by a committee set up to conduct due diligence. The More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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Team Nigeria Move Up To Fourth After 12th African Games’ Day 12

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Team Nigeria to the 12th African Games in Morocco on Tuesday moved up the medals table to the fourth position with 20 gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze medals. The development meant Nigeria, More...

By Alamin Khaliel On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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FG to Give Direction To Foreign Donors On What Nigeria Needs

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says that the ministry will give direction to international donours on what the country requires. Ahmed announced  More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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FG, States, LGs Share N769.5bn For July

The Federal Government, States and Local Government Areas (LGAs) shared N769.52 billion as federal allocation for the month of July. Mr Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), said this More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Desertification Threatens 40m Nigerians

The Federal Ministry of Environment says 35 per cent of Nigeria’s land mass has been eroded by desertification with more areas still threatened. The Minister of Environment, Dr Mahmud Mohammed, spoke on Thursday More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Federal Government Launched Another Youth Empowerment Programme Called P-YES.

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The full meaning of P-YES is Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme. The scheme is structured as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative driven by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant More...

By News Investigators On Friday, August 16th, 2019
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African Games: Commonwealth, African Gold Medallists Lead Nigeria’s Taekwondo Team To Morocco

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) Nigeria’s Taekwondo team to the 12th African Games in Morocco will be led by defending African Champion, Uzoamaka Otuadinma [female middle -73kg]. Also included in the team are experienced More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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El-zakzaky On His Way Back To Nigeria

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS)Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), is on his way back to the country three days after embarking on a medical trip to India. A source close to the cleric More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Nigeria Can Benefit From UK Business Reform -Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria can benefit from the UK in its ongoing reform of the business environment by learning from how the British resolved similar challenges. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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FG Commits To More Dry Ports

The Director General (DG) Infrastructural Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr Chidi Izuwah says the Federal Government is committed to establishing more dry ports in the country. The DG said this on More...

By Shaban Akanbi On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Osinbajo Says Future Prosperity Depends On Business Environment, Talents, Creativity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that future national prosperity will be consummated by the handshake between the business environment, talents and creativity. Osinbajo stated this at 2nd Micro Small and More...

By News Investigators On Friday, July 26th, 2019
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I’ll Bequeath Good Legacy For Next Generation- Buhari

ABUJA: President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is determined to leave a better Nigeria for future generations. The president stated this at the closing ceremony of the Presidential Policy Dialogue More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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Nigeria Moves 12 Spots On FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament. In the ranking table released More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Kukah Urges Nigerians To curb Hate Speech, Fake News

ABUJA, The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has called on Nigerians to desseminate information responsibly to curb the menace of hate speech, fake news and its resultant effects. He made More...