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    Court varies Kanu’s bail, orders Abaribe, others to forfeit N100m

    The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja varied the bail conditions upon which the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was admitted. Justice Binta Nyako made the variation in a ruling on the conditions of the bail she had granted Kanu in April 2017. Nyako therefore held that the three sureties, including Sen. Eyinnaya Abaribe, were compelled to within two months, pay N100 million each for their inability to produce...

  • Status Quo...

    Hijab: UI-owned school insists on retaining dress code

    The International School Ibadan (ISI) says it will continue to maintain the dress code of the 55-year- old institution. This was made public as part of the resolutions arrived at after a meeting of the  Parent Teacher Association. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was tension in the school on Monday as the morning assembly had to be suspended following the appearance of some pupils in Hijab. A group, Muslim Parents Forum, had...

  • Renewed Trouble

    N37Billion fraud: Trial of Ex-Nigerian Air Force Chiefs to start afresh

      Akin Kuponiyi Economic and financial crime commission EFCC today re-arrainged the three former Air force chiefs Air Marshal Adesola Amosu Nunayon, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Bola Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Owodunni Olugbenga on 13 counts amended Criminal charge. Before the arraignment, the presiding judge,Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke in a ruling dismissed an application filed before the court by the defendants to discharge and acquit other...

  • It Goes ON...

    FG awards N206bn contract for main work of Second Niger Bridge

    Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, says the Federal Government has awarded N206 billion contract for the main work on the Second Niger Bridge. Fashola who spoke in Abuja during an interactive session with newsmen noted that the contract was awarded to Julius Berger Construction Company. He said that the project, expected to be completed in 36 months would be funded under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund...

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...

8 Nigerians make 2019 `Forbes 30 under 30 list’

Posted on: Nov 14 2018 - 4:59pm | #0
In: Metro

Eight Nigerians have been listed, among other global influencers, in the 2019 `Forbes 30 under 30 list.’ News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Forbes 30 under 30 is a set of lists issued annually by Forbes magazine and some of its regional editions to recognise business and industry figures. This year, the list featured 300 trailblazers from 20 industries with average age of 26.8. Over 55 percent of them are founders or co-founders. Also, 19 percent of them include immigrants from 57 countries, and 38 of them identifying as first generation Americans. Nigerians who made the list include Taofeek Abijako, Kayode Ojo, Obi Omile Jr, Adegoke Olubusi, Tito Ovia, Dimeji Sofowora, Olaoluwa Osuntokun and Emmanuel Acho. Taofeek Abijako is a 20...

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...

Reps probe IGP‘s promotion exercise

Posted on: Nov 14 2018 - 4:53pm | #0
In: Nigerian News

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, began an investigation into the allegation of non-compliance with provisions of the constitution in the promotion of some police officers by Inspector General Police...

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

Lagos court remands trader over sale of Emzolyn with Codeine

A Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday ordered the remand of a businessman in prison over sale of Emzolyn cough syrup with Codeine . The accused, Chukwunonye Madubuike, who resides in Isolo area of Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of selling controlled drug by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). He pleaded not guilty to the...

Posted on: Nov 14 2018 - 4:43pm | #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...

Man-U player Fellaini stuns fans with new look ahead of birthday

Ahead of his 31st birthday, Manchester United player, Marouane Fellaini has shaved off the `afro’ hairstyle he is known with. On his twitter handle @Fellaini, the Belgian midfielder posted a picture of himself on Wednesday with a low haircut and wrote: “new year, new look, birthday tomorrow’’. Fans as well as his team mates have expressed mixed reactions over his new look with...

Politics

2019: Candidate cautions against vote buying

Alhaji Fahad Ahmed-Chikaji, candidate contesting the seat in Kaduna State House of Assembly for Sabongari, has cautioned...

Sokoto Deputy Gov. resigns

The Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, has resigned his position. Aliyu, who is the All Progressives Congress...

Business

FG considers fixing price of agric. produce – Ogbeh

The Federal Government says it is considering fixing a guaranteed minimum price for agricultural produce to reduce the...

Baru Speaks at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Confab Today

  … As OPEC Sec. Gen. Assures Nigeria, Global Oil Community of Sustainable Market Stability The Group Managing Director...

National News

Reps probe IGP‘s promotion exercise

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, began an investigation into the allegation of non-compliance with provisions of the constitution in the promotion...

Lagos court remands trader over sale of Emzolyn with Codeine

A Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday ordered the remand of a businessman in prison over sale of Emzolyn cough syrup with Codeine . The accused, Chukwunonye...

Navy launches operation `chase thief’ in Niger Delta

The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy said it would on Thursday commence “Ani-Oforifori’’ exercise in Niger Delta creeks to rid the area...

Court convicts job seeker for forging Okonjo- Iweala’s signature

An FCT High Court, Nyanya on Wednesday convicted a job seeker , Raymond Azuka for forging  the signature of former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-...

World News

Iran executes 2 men accused of economic crimes

Iran on Wednesday executed two men accused of economic crimes, as part of an effort to stem financial misconduct as the country faces an economic crisis...

33m people are food insecure in the Sahel- UN

No fewer than 33 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission have said. The...

EU wants Romania to halt judicial overhaul

The European Union sought on Tuesday to increase pressure on Romania to freeze disputed judicial reforms and prevent any move away from democratic values...

Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm as crackdown targets security services

Ethiopia on Tuesday arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior...

Sports

Federer puts troubled start behind

Six-time champion Roger Federer put a troubled start to his 16th ATP Finals behind him, as he outclassed Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-3 on Tuesday to stay on course...

Rooney’s farewell drives Wembley ticket rush

The English Football Association (EFA) has sold more than 20,000 tickets for England’s friendly against the United States since former captain Wayne...

Real Madrid appoint Solari until 2021

European champions Real Madrid have handed Santiago Solari a contract as first team coach through to June 2021, the club announced in a statement on Tuesday. The...

Okowa’s ‘$25,000 for every goal’ incentive will bring down Bafana Bafana, Super Eagles players say

Players of Super Eagles have praised Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta for his incentive of $25,000 for every goal in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations...

22 Super Eagles in Asaba camp as Nigeria prepare for Bafana Bafana

Team captain Ahmed Musa and 21 other players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Tuesday evening. The Super Eagles by the training stepped...

Former England, Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, bringing the curtain down on a 20-year professional career. Cole,...

Injuries to Nacho, Casemiro add to Real Madrid’s woes

As Real Madrid’s injury crisis deepens, defender Nacho Fernandez will miss two months and midfielder Casemiro around three weeks, reports in Spain indicated...

Liverpool make hard work of 2-0 victory over struggling Fulham

Goals by Mo Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri took Liverpool from third place to the top of the English Premier League for a couple of hours at least. They earned...

Opinion