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    Buhari orders security operatives to deal ruthlessly with political thugs, ballot box snatchers

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said that any politician that decides to sponsor political thugs to cause trouble or to snatch ballot boxes in the rescheduled elections will be doing so at great risk. The President read the riot act at the All Progressives Congress (APC) emergency National Caucus meeting on Monday in Abuja at the party’s national secretariat. He stressed that security operatives had been ordered to deal with any such persons ruthlessly. The...

  • Strong Advice

    Rescheduled polls: IPMAN directs members to cut fuel pump price

    The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), has directed its members nationwide to reduce petroleum pump price from N145 per litre to N140. This was announced in a statement signed by the National President of the association, Elder Chinedu Okworonkwo and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday. The statement was issued through the Chairman, IPMAN Kano state chapter, Alhaji Bashir Dan-Malam. Okworonkwo...

  • Adamant!

    PDP: Why we will not obey INEC’s position on campaigns resumption

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the administrative prohibition of the resumption of political campaigns by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) contravened the Electoral Law. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja. It would be recalled that INEC had on Saturday shifted the dates for the General Elections a few hours to the opening of polling units across...

  • Explanation!

    Why we rescheduled 2019 general elections – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has attributed the issue of logistics challenge and sabotage on the the commission efforts, as some of the reasons responsible for the one week shifted in the elections. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at the meeting of the commission with stakeholders on Saturday in Abuja. lNEC has rescheduled the 2019 general elections by one week by postponing the Presidential and National...

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...

Ghana deports 723 Nigerians in one year

Posted on: Feb 19 2019 - 9:00am | #0
In: Nigerian News

Nigerian Government has expressed displeasure over the alarming, incessant arrest and deportation of Nigerians from Ghana in the last one year. Ambassador Olufemi Abikoye, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, said during a meeting with the Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Kwame Asuah Takyi, in Accra, that 723 Nigerians have been deported from January 2018 to date. In a subtle protest, the High Commissioner noted that though the GIS had linked prostitution and cybercrime as some of the reasons for the deportation, he however, posited that it was “improper” to deport Nigerians for alleged illegal stay in Ghana. Ambassador Abikoye said there were several Ghanaians living in Nigeria but the Nigeria Immigration Service...

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...

Presidential asks INEC to further extend date for elections

Posted on: Feb 19 2019 - 8:50am | #0
In: Politics

The presidential candidate of People’s Trust (PT) platform, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim says the one week extension by the Independent National Electoral (INEC) for the presidential and national assembly elections...

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

Four NDLEA operatives shot dead in Ondo

Four offiicers of the the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been shot dead by unidentified gunmen at their checkpoint on Sobe -Ifon Road in Ose Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo state. It was learnt that the victims who were members of five -man motorised patrol team deployed to the area were shot dead by two men who came on a motorcycle while...

Posted on: Feb 19 2019 - 8:35am | #0
In: Crime, Law and Justice, Nigerian News

INEC: The Election Postponement Challenge

By Reuben Abati Ordinarily, the postponement by a week of Nigeria’s 2019 general election should not have generated as much outrage as it has done, but the protest that...

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...

Postponement: Election observers still in the country- EU

The European Union said on Monday none of its Election Observation Missions in Nigeria had left the country in spite of the postponement of the elections. The Press Officer, EU Election Observation Mission, Sarah Fradgley, said this in a message to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja Fradgley said that all the EU Election Observation Missions were on ground to observe the Presidential...

Politics

Presidential asks INEC to further extend date for elections

The presidential candidate of People’s Trust (PT) platform, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim says the one week extension by the...

INEC: The Election Postponement Challenge

By Reuben Abati Ordinarily, the postponement by a week of Nigeria’s 2019 general election should not have generated as...

Business

KDSG, World Bank to establish Ginger Hub in Kachia- Official

The Kaduna State Government on Monday said it was collaborating with the Federal Government and the World Bank to establish...

Honda to close UK car plant, drop 3,500 jobs

Japanese carmaker Honda is set to announce the closure of its only British car plant in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs,...

National News

Ghana deports 723 Nigerians in one year

Nigerian Government has expressed displeasure over the alarming, incessant arrest and deportation of Nigerians from Ghana in the last one year. Ambassador...

Four NDLEA operatives shot dead in Ondo

Four offiicers of the the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been shot dead by unidentified gunmen at their checkpoint on Sobe -Ifon Road...

How bandits kill 11 villagers, Army Captain in Katsina, Niger

Armed bandits killed 11 villagers and an Army Captain in a series of attacks across communities in Katsina and Niger State in the past few days, according...

Police arrest woman for allegedly defrauding church of N100m

Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta A 39 years old woman, Iwuagwu Onyinyechi has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for defrauding a church...

World News

President Sall set for re-election in Senegal presidential poll

Voters in Senegal are set to elect a president on Feb. 24 from a mere five candidates, including incumbent and frontrunner Macky Sall, an official said. Analysts...

ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow

  More than 1,000 ISIS fighters have likely fled from Syria into the mountains and deserts of western Iraq in the past six months, and they may have...

News analysis: Italy tells France the truth, but Africa isn’t listening

  By Owei Lakemfa In the continuous European game of shifting blames over rescuing African migrants floating in European waters, angry Italy lashed...

German economy stalled in fourth quarter, escaping recession

The German economy stalled in the final quarter of last year, escaping recession by the narrowest of margins after contracting in the July-September period...

Sports

U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles lose to South Africa

South Africa claimed the bronze at the 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Saturday after defeating Nigeria’s Flying Eagles 5-3 on penalty...

Guardiola apologises for keeping Mahrez out of Manchester City team

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has apologised to Riyad Mahrez for the winger’s lack of game time in recent weeks, saying the Algerian’s form...

French league to join lawsuit against racist Mbappe graffiti

The French football league (LFP) said on Thursday it would join a lawsuit against the authors of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti targeting...

Manchester United counts cost of Mourinho’s departure

Sacking Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United £19.6 million, the English Premier League soccer club said on Thursday, although it still...

Match day 8: Sunshine Stars down 9-man Katsina United

Sunshine Stars FC of Akure on Monday defeated 9-man Katsina United 2-0 in a rescheduled match day eight of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The...

Lagos SWAN, Journalists mourn former NFF scribe, Ogunjobi

As the news filtered in over the demise of the former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) scribe, Taiwo Ogunjobi, many journalists who are in shock over...

NPFL Match Day 8: MFM FC survive Niger Tornadoes’ scare to win 3-2

Group A table-toppers MFM Football Club on Sunday survived a scare from visiting Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna to come back from a first half 0-2 deficit...

Iwobi, Lacazette help Arsenal to EPL win at Huddersfield

Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over bottom side Huddersfield Town on Saturday in the English Premier League (EPL). The north London...

Opinion