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    Ogun 2019: Angry Amosun attacks Osoba, Tinubu

    Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has accused two chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Segun Osoba of having a hand in what he described as the ‘fraudulent’ governorship primaries that produced Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the party for the state in the 2019 general elections. The governor also declared that the two former governors of Lagos and Ogun states...

  • Docked!

    EFCC Drags Fayose to Court over N4. 6B and $5M Sleaze

      Akin Kuponiyi Former Governor of Ekiti state south west Nigeria Mr. Ayodele Fayose and his company Spotless Limited were today arraigned before a Federal high court in Lagos South West Nigeria by Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on eleven count criminal charge of breach of trust and stealing of N4.6 billion and $5million. In the eleven- count charge filed before the court by the EFCC legal officer Mr A B Ozioko,it was alleged...

  • Tributes!

    Buhari, PDP, Atiku mourn former CJN, Kutigi

      President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Kutigi family on the passing of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, on Sunday morning in London. Buhari, in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday, commiserated with members of the judiciary and legal profession. The president also condoled with the government and people of...

  • Warning!

    Minimum Wage: Organised Labour threatens strike, Nov. 6

    The Organised Labour says it will embark on nationwide strike on November 6, if the Federal Government fails to meet its demand on the new National Minimum Wage of N30,000 agreed upon. Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) made this known in a statement signed with its counterparts, Mr Bobbio Kaigama, President, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC) on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN)...

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...

U.S. envoy on Africa visits Nigeria Nov. 7-10

Posted on: Oct 23 2018 - 12:57pm | #0
In: News

U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor Nagy will travel to Nigeria from November 7 to 10, the U.S. Department of State has said. The Department, in a statement, said would also travel to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, and Mali from October 29 to November 7. The statement said the trip of the U.S. envoy would focus on Africa-U.S. trade ties, youth empowerment, peace and security. Nagy, during the trip, would also convey his country’s “unwavering commitment to Africa,” the department said. “During his trip, Assistant Secretary Nagy will focus on promoting stronger trade and commercial ties between the United States and Africa, harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth, advancing peace and security...

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...

Peter Obi is Perfect for Atiku, But Bad News for Ndigbo

Posted on: Oct 23 2018 - 12:53pm | #0
In: Opinion, Politics

  By SKC Ogbonnia The excitement flowing behind the choice of Peter Obi as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential nominee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is a teachable moment. It shows...

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

European shares fall to lowest levels in nearly two years

European shares fell to their lowest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday as a new batch of third-quarter earnings failed to offset growing concerns on Brexit, Italy’s budget, Saudi isolation, trade wars, Chinese growth and U.S. interest rates. The pan-European STOXX 600 STOXX was down 1.1 percent at 0826 GMT, its lowest level since December 2016 as it headed...

Posted on: Oct 23 2018 - 12:52pm | #0
In: Business

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...

Death of a mother

  By Lasisi Olagunju   They killed one last month and promised to kill the other this month. They chose a date and time for the murder and kept their word. Hauwa Liman, a midwife and aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed last week at the deadline set by her abductors. “She was forced to kneel down, her hands tied, then shot at a close...

Politics

Peter Obi is Perfect for Atiku, But Bad News for Ndigbo

  By SKC Ogbonnia The excitement flowing behind the choice of Peter Obi as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the...

Supreme Court did not annul our primaries, says Rivers APC

The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), said that there is no where in the judgment of the Supreme...

Business

European shares fall to lowest levels in nearly two years

European shares fell to their lowest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday as a new batch of third-quarter earnings failed...

NSE market capitalisation returns to N12trn mark

Activities resumed for the week at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on a positive trend, with market capitalisation returning...

National News

Family announces burial ceremony for late Justice Idris Kutigi

The family of late Justice Idris Kutigi has announced his burial ceremony for October 24 and 25. A statement issued on Tuesday by Mrs Binta Aliyu, the...

PIGB: NASS to mount pressure for presidential assent- Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki says the National Assembly will continue to mount necessary pressure to get presidential assent on the Petroleum...

Benue IDPs return home, thank FG

Farmers in Logo and Ukum Local Governments of Benue, who were displaced by the protracted crisis with herdsmen, have returned to their villages, the News...

Rediscovering Nigeria through biking

A group of international and local bikers, under the auspices of Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA), is on a tour of Nigeria’s heritage sites. The...

World News

India’s Apex Court refuses blanket ban on bursting crackers

India’s Apex Court on Tuesday refused to impose a blanket ban on bursting crackers and allowed use of firecrackers within permitted decibel limits and...

Oil still above $80 as Asia shares rally

Asian share markets was black on Monday as the promise of more stimulus boosted Chinese stocks for a second session and helped offset geopolitical concerns...

Cameroon’s Biya wins re-election in landslide – State TV

Cameroonian President Paul Biya won re-election with 71 per cent of the vote, the Media said on Twitter on Monday. The win extends Biya’s 36-year...

UN Chief outraged by killing of civilians by armed groups in DRC

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, is outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups in North Kivu province of the Democratic...

Sports

Infantino’s plans for new global tournaments back on FIFA agenda

FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for two new global tournaments are back on the agenda at the governing body with football officials set to discuss...

Messi sidelined for 3 weeks with fractured arm

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will be out of action for three weeks after he fractured his right arm during Saturday’s 4-2 La Liga win over Sevilla,...

Salah back among scorers as Liverpool scrape past Huddersfield

Striker Mohamed Salah scored his first goal in four matches to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over hosts Huddersfield Town in the English Premier League on Saturday. The...

Plateau United unveil Maikaba as new technical adviser

  Plateau United FC of Jos, on Friday, unveiled Abdul Maikaba as their new Technical Adviser. Pius Henwan, the General Manager of the 2017 Nigeria...

FIFA appoints 24 match officials for Club World Cup UAE 2018

The Referees Committee of world football governing body FIFA has picked 24 match officials who will be in charge at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled...

Mourinho the focus again as EPL returns Saturday

When Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho returns on Saturday to Stamford Bridge to face former club Chelsea, much would not have changed about him...

Liverpool’s Mane undergoes hand surgery

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has undergone surgery for a hand injury sustained on international duty with Senegal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Mane...

Real Madrid states opposition to La Liga’s Miami game

Real Madrid has written to Spain’s football federation to outline its opposition to La Liga’s plans to stage a match between Girona and FC Barcelona...

Opinion