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  • All for Peace!

    2019: IGP Releases Security Arrangement For Campaigns And Rallies By Political Parties

      • Charges Police Officers Not to be Partisan Consequent on the release of the Time Table and Schedule of activities for 2019 General Elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the commencement of campaign by Political Parties for the Presidential & National Assembly Elections which has taken off on 18th November, 2018 and Governorship & State Houses of Assembly Elections starting on 1st December, 2018,...

  • Nemesis!

    $20.5M Scam: 3 Men Docked for Forging Email Addresses of President Buhari and Wife, Aisha

        By Akin Kuponiyi   The Federal Criminal Investigative Department (FCID) of the Nigeria Police, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos  today 19 November 2018, arraigned three men for fraud. They were alleged to have swindled various people across the world of $20.5 million (NN7. 4 billion). They allegedly used what they claimed was the email accounts of President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha.   The three men were: Uche Anyanwu Julius...

  • The Roadmap...

    2019: Buhari inaugurates Campaign Manual, urges politicians not to set country ablaze

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday inaugurated campaign manual for his re-election in 2019 with a call on politicians to be peaceful and decent in their campaigns and avoid any act capable of setting the nation ablaze. Speaking at the launch of the Campaign Manual/Next Level Document at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the president said the call had become imperative in view of the commencement of campaigns by political parties...

  • Dilemma

    News Analysis: Atiku Doesn’t Want To Be President

        By Farooq Kperogi For me, Nigeria’s greatest tragedy is that in the year 2018, its only validly realistic options for president are Buhari and Atiku. These are clearly not the best, or even the third best, Nigeria—or even northern Nigeria– can offer. However, given Buhari’s irreparably manifest incompetence, I was willing to tolerate an Atiku presidency. Unfortunately, I’ve seen no indication that Atiku wants to be president....

Nigeria’s first coup, Biafra: British Secret files (Part Two)

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #11
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics

Damola Awoyokun offers  the second and third part of his revealing fresh narrative on Nigeria’s first coup on 15 January 1966, using hitherto secret British diplomatic and intelligence files. This sequel tells how Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu held sway as military governor of Northern Nigeria for several days, how Yakubu Gowon in Lagos and David Ejoor in Enugu crushed the mutiny inspired by Emmanuel Ifeajuna and majorly ethnic Igbo military officers,  the days of national confusion  and political crisis  before the emergence of General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi as Nigeria’s military head of state. The writer provides some other troubling additional insight: the pollution of  national values very early in Nigeria’s march to...

British secret files on Nigeria’s first bloody coup, path to Biafra

Posted on: Jun 12 2016 - 3:01pm | #49
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics

By Damola Awoyokun Damola Awoyokun, an engineer and historian has perused hitherto hidden dispatches from British diplomats and intelligence officers on Nigeria’s first coup—a very bloody one—executed by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna on 15 January 1966. The coup in which political leaders and military officers of northern Nigeria extraction were majorly killed triggered a counter-coup and eventually declaration of Biafra and a civil war. TheNEWS today shares the rare insight into the bloody event of 15 January 1966 and we believe it may serve as a good lesson as the drums of war are being sounded in some parts of our country Kaduna It was a soundless morning, dark, pulsating, starless. The harmattan...

PDP Celebrates Jonathan @61, describes him as Pillar of Democracy

Posted on: Nov 20 2018 - 11:27pm | #0
In: Nigerian News

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday felicitated with former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as he clocks theage of 61 years. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary,  Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja, described Jonathan as “an icon of democracy.” Ologbondiyan also described him as “pillar of contemporary Nigerian democracy, whose patriotism and personal sacrifices ensured the unity, stability and corporate existence of our dear nation, particularly given the circumstances of the 2015 general elections. “Dr Jonathan remains a true Nigerian leader, whose administration is known, not only for good governance and landmark development projects across the nation, but also for the entrenchment of democratic...

Nigeria’s first coup, Biafra: British Secret files (Part Two)

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #11
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics

Damola Awoyokun offers  the second and third part of his revealing fresh narrative on Nigeria’s first coup on 15 January 1966, using hitherto secret British diplomatic and intelligence files. This sequel...

British secret files on Nigeria’s first bloody coup, path to Biafra

Posted on: Jun 12 2016 - 3:01pm | #49
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics

By Damola Awoyokun Damola Awoyokun, an engineer and historian has perused hitherto hidden dispatches from British diplomats and intelligence officers on Nigeria’s first coup—a very bloody one—executed...

Oyo workers receive Sept., Oct. salaries

Posted on: Nov 20 2018 - 11:09pm | #0
In: Nigerian News

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan The Oyo State Government has disclosed that the September and October 2018 Salaries approved by Governor Abiola Ajimobi has been paid to the state civil servants and teachers under the payroll...

Nigeria’s first coup, Biafra: British Secret files (Part Two)

Damola Awoyokun offers  the second and third part of his revealing fresh narrative on Nigeria’s first coup on 15 January 1966, using hitherto secret British diplomatic and intelligence files. This sequel tells how Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu held sway as military governor of Northern Nigeria for several days, how Yakubu Gowon in Lagos and David Ejoor in Enugu...

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #11
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics

British secret files on Nigeria’s first bloody coup, path to Biafra

By Damola Awoyokun Damola Awoyokun, an engineer and historian has perused hitherto hidden dispatches from British diplomats and intelligence officers on Nigeria’s first coup—a very bloody one—executed by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna on 15 January 1966. The coup in which political leaders and military officers of northern...

Posted on: Jun 12 2016 - 3:01pm | #49
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics

Security personnel exempted from Zamfara N1m for AK 47 reward – official

Zamfara state government has made clarification with regard to its offer of N1 million reward to “anyone” who recovers AK 47 rifle from bandits in the state,  saying security personnel are exempted from the reward. Speaking at press conference organised by the Operation Sharan Daji in Gusau on Tuesday, the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Public...

Posted on: Nov 20 2018 - 11:04pm | #0
In: Crime, Law and Justice, Nigerian News

Nigeria’s first coup, Biafra: British Secret files (Part Two)

Damola Awoyokun offers  the second and third part of his revealing fresh narrative on Nigeria’s first coup on 15 January 1966, using hitherto secret British diplomatic and intelligence files. This sequel tells how Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu held sway as military governor of Northern Nigeria for several days, how Yakubu Gowon in Lagos and David Ejoor in Enugu crushed the mutiny...

British secret files on Nigeria’s first bloody coup, path to Biafra

By Damola Awoyokun Damola Awoyokun, an engineer and historian has perused hitherto hidden dispatches from British diplomats and intelligence officers on Nigeria’s first coup—a very bloody one—executed by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna on 15 January 1966. The coup in which political leaders and military officers of northern Nigeria extraction...

Women farmers want FG to return to GES scheme

Women farmers under the umbrella of Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for restoration of scrapped Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) scheme. They made the call at the end of a two-day annual national farmers forum for smallholder women farmers organised by Actionaid Nigeria, an NGO. In separate comments at the event, the women said they lacked access...

Politics

2019: Jonathan expresses concern over increased incidences of vote buying

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja, expressed concern over increased incidences of votee buying in...

Appeal Court Judgement: INEC presents certificate of return to Boko

INEC on Tuesday in Makurdi presented a certificate of return to Mr Joseph Boko in compliance with the Appeal Court judgment...

Business

Women farmers want FG to return to GES scheme

Women farmers under the umbrella of Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for restoration...

Naira loses again against dollar at parallel market

The Naira has depreciated for three consecutive trading days to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, the News Agency...

National News

PDP Celebrates Jonathan @61, describes him as Pillar of Democracy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday felicitated with former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as he clocks theage of 61 years. The party in...

Oyo workers receive Sept., Oct. salaries

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan The Oyo State Government has disclosed that the September and October 2018 Salaries approved by Governor Abiola Ajimobi has been...

Security personnel exempted from Zamfara N1m for AK 47 reward – official

Zamfara state government has made clarification with regard to its offer of N1 million reward to “anyone” who recovers AK 47 rifle from bandits in...

Fayemi reinstates 5 Perm Secs sacked by Fayose, to get salary arrears

Gov.  Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has ordered the reinstatement of all the five Permanent Secretaries that were retired in 2014 by the immediate past administration...

World News

Nigeria becomes Chair of ECOWAS Group at UN

Nigeria has emerged the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Group at the United Nations. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

WHO says fight against malaria is off target, with infections increasing

Malaria infections rose for the second year in a row in 2017, following half a decade of decreases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Monday. In...

Brexit will drive more UK citizens into poverty – UN rights expert

Brexit – the UK impending exit from the EU will drive more UK citizens into poverty unless the government takes action to shield the most vulnerable. The...

Israel appoints first-ever Arab Christian ambassador

The predominantly Jewish state of Israel has appointed its first-ever Arab Christian ambassador, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. George...

Sports

Why Nigerian footballers fail trials abroad — Coach

A Coach and Assistant Chairman, Surulere Super League, Akeem Shira, on Monday said that some Nigerian footballers fail in their trials abroad because...

Nigeria risks being delisted by World Anti-Doping Agency, Dalung warns

Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, on Monday in Abuja warned that Nigeria risked being delisted by the World Anti-Doping...

Mahrez brace books Algeria’s place at 2019 AFCON finals

Riyad Mahrez scored two stunning goals as former winners Algeria qualified for next year’s African Nations Cup finals on Sunday, with Guinea, Mauritania...

It means so much to beat 2 tennis greats back to back, Zverev says

Germany’s Alexander Zverev described his ATP Finals title win on Sunday as “astonishing”, after beating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in consecutive...

Super Falcons lose to South Africa in opening match at AWCON

Defending champions Nigeria on Sunday at Cape Coast in Ghana lost 0-1 to rivals South Africa in their opening match at the 11th Women’s Africa Cup of...

Zverev stuns Federer to reach ATP Finals title match

Roger Federer will end the year tantalisingly short of his 100th career title after he was forced to bow to “the young prince’’ Alexander Zverev...

Buhari hails Super Eagles for AFCON 2019 qualification

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following their 1-1 draw against...

Nigeria draw with South Africa to qualify for 2019 AFCON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday drew 1-1 with hosts South Africa in Johannesburg to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) billed...

Opinion