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    Congo records one-day record for confirmed 14 Ebola cases

    Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday confirmed 14 new cases of Ebola virus in its Eastern borderlands, the largest one-day increase since the current outbreak was declared in August. The outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever in the Eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri is already the second-largest in history with 713 confirmed and probable cases and 439 deaths. It is surpassed only by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, which involved...

  • No Compromise!

    Minimum wage: Organised labour insists on N30, 000

    Organised labour on Tuesday rejected the N27, 000 new National Minimum Wage recommended by the National Council of State, insisting on N30,000 proposed by the Tripartite Committee on the new salary. Leaders of Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) declared their rejection of the position in Abuja while reacting to the council’s recommendation. TUC President, Mr Bobboi Kaigama, in a statement said that N27, 000 was unacceptable...

  • Nemesis!

    Navy Captures Shuaibu Ogunmola, Alleged Notorious Oil Pipeline Marauder

      NNPC Anti- Pipeline Vandalism Campaign Receives Boost Concerted efforts by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and security agencies to combat the menace of oil theft and pipeline vandalism received a major boost with the capture of Mr. Shuaibu Ogunmola, an alleged notorious oil pipeline kingpin,whose illegal activities through the years, led to loss of millions of litres of products along the Lagos Atlas Cove...

  • An Alternative

    Refinery: FG Will Source Forex From Dangote- CBN Governor

          The Federal Government will soon start sourcing foreign exchange (forex) from Dangote Group, as soon as the latter’s refinery, petrochemicals and fertilizer projects come on stream. This potential reversal of roles was disclosed by the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, after he spent over four hours touring the ongoing Dangote Refinery, Petrochemicals, Fertilizer projects and Dangote deep-water jetty at the weekend. Emefiele...

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...

Our elections must reflect people’s will—Obasanjo

Posted on: Jan 24 2019 - 12:39am | #0
In: Nigerian News

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, said elections must reflect the will of the people for the citizens to reap the dividends of democracy in Africa Obasanjo spoke in Abuja at a book launch which he co-authored with a title: ”Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage” sponsored by Brenthrust Foundation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst and Tendai Biti are co-authors of the book. The former president, who noted that democratic practice varies from one country to another, said democracy in Africa would be promoted if elections are free, fair and credible. According to him, the United Kingdom’s democratic practice differs from the United States’ system. ”So,...

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...

MSF says migrants returned to Libya face hunger, detention, violence

Posted on: Jan 24 2019 - 12:18am | #0
In: African News, Nigerian News

The Europe-bound migrants, who have recently been caught at sea and returned to Libya are trapped in hellish living conditions, Medical Charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday. On Monday, Italy’s...

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

Rivers 2019: Why we can’t endorse Wike for governorship – SDP

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers on Wednesday denied endorsing the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gov. Nyesom Wike. It said that the party could not endorse any governorship candidate from any other party in the state. Mr Joshua Nwolu, the State Chairman of SDP, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that...

Posted on: Jan 24 2019 - 12:09am | #0
In: Politics

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...

Sowore: I will pay 100,000 minimum wage if elected president

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Omoyele Sowore, has promised to pay workers 100,000 as minimum wage if elected as the next president of the nation on Feb. 16. Sowore made the pledge at a town hall meeting tagged: ‘The Candidates’ organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media in Abuja. He said that his administration...

Politics

Rivers 2019: Why we can’t endorse Wike for governorship – SDP

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers on Wednesday denied endorsing the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic...

Presidential rally: Ebonyi people will welcome Buhari, says Umahi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi says the people of the state would welcome President Muhammadu Buhari during his re-election...

Business

CBN issues banknotes fitness guidelines to commercial banks, others

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday issued banknotes fitness guidelines to commercial and micro finance banks...

MPC experts applaud CBN decision on lending rate

Financial experts on Wednesday described as futuristic and pragmatic the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to...

National News

Our elections must reflect people’s will—Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, said elections must reflect the will of the people for the citizens to reap the dividends of democracy...

MSF says migrants returned to Libya face hunger, detention, violence

The Europe-bound migrants, who have recently been caught at sea and returned to Libya are trapped in hellish living conditions, Medical Charity Doctors...

Sowore: I will pay 100,000 minimum wage if elected president

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Omoyele Sowore, has promised to pay workers 100,000 as minimum wage if elected as...

2019: Gov. Gaidam alleges military involvement in partisan politics

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe on Wednesday advised military personnel in the state to stay away from partisan politics and the electioneering process. Gaidam...

World News

Australian firms fined for cutting power to patients on life support

Two electricity companies have each been fined 40,000 Australian dollars (28,589 dollars) for cutting power to people on life support, it was announced...

World Economic Forum begins in Switzerland

At least, 3,000 managers kicked-off their annual meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos on Tuesday, to discuss solutions to global challenges, in spite of...

U.S. military says airstrike killed 52 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The US military said it launched an airstrike on al-Shabaab militants on Saturday in response to their attack on a Somali military base. The U.S. Africa...

ICC halts release of former Ivorian President Gbagbo in spite acquittal

The International Criminal Court (ICC) halted its order for the immediate release of Cote d’Ivoire’s former President Laurent Gbagbo on Friday, just...

Sports

Ronaldo accepts fine for tax evasion, avoids jail

Portuguese soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo, was fined about 19 million Euros (16.6 million Pounds) for tax fraud on Tuesday. He will, however, not serve...

Soccer star Ronaldo, facing tax fraud accusations, arrives in Spanish court

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in court in Madrid on Tuesday to face accusations of tax fraud, where he is expected to plead guilty...

Stefanos Tsitsipas, a tennis’ new superstar

When he defeated Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday, Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to reach the semi-final of a grand slam since Novak Djokovic...

CAF Cup: Rangers draw 2 N/African sides, 3 Moroccan sides in same group

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, Nigeria’s representatives in the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup competition, have been drawn alongside...

Ronaldo to appear in court Tuesday to answer tax fraud charges

Cristiano Ronaldo is due in court in Spain on Tuesday to answer charges of evading taxes during his nine-year reign as Spanish side Real Madrid’s all-time...

NPFL: Kwara United beat Enyimba, Plateau United bring El-Kanemi down in Ilorin

Kwara United Football Club of Ilorin on Sunday defeated visiting Enyimba International FC of Aba 3-2 to record their first win of the 2018/2019 Nigeria...

Federer knocked out of Australian Open by Greek wunderkind

Roger Federer’s bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed on Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss...

Pacquiao says his career enjoying turnaround, after dominating Broner

World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao says contrary to the belief by many that his career is finished, he is rather enjoying...

Opinion