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    Don’t Indulge in Panic Fuel Buying, NNPC Advises Consumers

      …Says Major Marketers’ Facilities are Pumping Fuel …Assures Holding 2.6billion Litres of PMS Stock to Last 50 days The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured petroleum products consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying as it holds 2.6billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise called petrol and 90,000 metric tonnes of Dual Purpose Kerosene (Diesel), saying the holding is expected to last...

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    Traffic Offenders: Ambode Orders Strict Enforcement

        …Increases Mobile Court To 20 To Prosecute Unruly Motorists …Commiserates With LASTMA Over Slain Officer, Approves N10million Compensation Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday ordered the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and all the relevant security agencies to henceforth strictly enforce the provisions of the State traffic laws to bring about sanity on the roads. The Governor has also ordered the...

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    EFCC lacks locus standi to meddle into client-lawyer relationship – NBA

    The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) lacks the locus standi to meddle into client-lawyer contractual relationship, the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) said. In a communique issued at the end of NBA’s National Executive Council, (NEC) meeting held in Abuja, the association insisted that the fees that are paid by a client to his lawyer was not only a matter of privilege but also contractual. Briefing newsmen on Sunday, the NBA President,...

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    Forget The Past, Work For Buhari, Sanwo-Olu’s Victory, Ambode Urges Epe Division

      …Says Lagos Stands To Gain More By Voting All APC Candidates …Lagos Gov, A Man With Large Heart – Hamzat Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday urged voters in Epe Divison to vote enmasse for candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) across board to ensure the continuation of the good works of the party both in the State and in the country at large. Governor Ambode, who spoke during a meeting with leaders of APC...

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...

ASUU warns UNIOSUN VC against harassment of members

Posted on: Dec 10 2018 - 11:02pm | #0
In: Education, Nigerian News

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Ibadan Zone has warned the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo, Professor Labode Popoola against harassing and threatening its members in the institution. The warning was issued at the end of the zonal meeting of the Union held at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. ASUU said Professor Popoola was compelling members to break the strike and attempting to completely eradicate the union in Uniosun through series of anti-union activities and hostile administrative policies. ASUU listed the actions of the Vice Chancellor to include compelling members to attend management, senate, principal officers and other statutory meetings during strike, organisation...

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...

FG, ASUU reach partial agreement

Posted on: Dec 10 2018 - 10:59pm | #0
In: Nigerian News

The Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have reached a partial agreement, Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, announced on Monday. Ngige made the announcement...

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

INEC assures on use of smart card readers for 2019 general elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday assured Nigerians that the smart card readers would be used in the conduct of the 2019 General Elections. Yakub gave the assurance amidst controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari’s withholding of assent to the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment Bill transmitted to...

Posted on: Dec 10 2018 - 5:24pm | #0
In: Politics
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World loses $2.3trn to corruption annually- UN

Mr Oliver Stolpe, Country Representative, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has said that the world loses 2.3 trillion dollars to corruption annually. He disclosed...

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...

Buratai cautions against fake news

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has cautioned the media against fake news, saying efforts must be made to discredit fake news and stimulate positive narratives that would lead to national unity. Buratai said this on Monday at a media workshop organised by the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) at the 81 Division Officers Mess,...

Politics

INEC assures on use of smart card readers for 2019 general elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday assured Nigerians that...

Vote buying a threat to Nigeria’s democracy- Saraki, Dogara

President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said...

Business

MMA2 continues operations as FAAN shelves threat to withdraw services

The Management of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2), Lagos on Monday continued flight operations following the Federal...

Subsidy debt: Depot owners suspend shutdown of operations, give 5-day grace

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) has suspended its planned shutdown of depots across the...

National News

ASUU warns UNIOSUN VC against harassment of members

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Ibadan Zone has warned the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo, Professor...

FG, ASUU reach partial agreement

The Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have reached a partial agreement, Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour...

6 Sowore supporters arraigned over alleged damage to Agbaje’s campaign posters

Six supporters of African Action Congress (AAC) Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court...

EFCC denies going after Atiku’s son, reveals arrest of ex- Abia governor’s son

Nigeria’s main anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied reports that it raided the apartment of the son of fomer...

World News

$1trn paid in bribes, $2.6trn stolen annually – UN

The UN says one trillion dollars are paid in bribes annually, while another 2.6 trillion are stolen, all due to corruption. The UN Secretary-General...

Top democrats say Trump may face impeachment, jail over hush money

U.S. President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance...

Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Sunday ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul’s chief...

$466bn migrants’ remittances triple global development aid in 2017, says UN

Statistics released by the UN on Sunday indicate that migrants from developing countries sent home 466 billion dollars in 2017, tripling the amount sent...

Sports

NSF: 19 year old sends off Oshonaike in table tennis quarter-finals

It was an exhilarating moment at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Abuja National Stadium, venue of the table tennis event of the ongoing National Sports...

Ganduje gets 2018 Sports Loving Governor Award

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, has been named the 2018 Sports Loving Governor by the Arewa Sports Personality Award Association (ASPAA). The event which...

NSF 2018: Delta wins 6 gold, Bayelsa 3 silver in swimming Day One

The Delta Team to the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja on Saturday won six gold medals while Balyesa clinched three silver medals in Day One...

Struggling Mourinho has a friend in Ranieri

  Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is struggling to win over his critics at Old Trafford, but in new Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri he at least...

Why states not hosting National Sports Festival- Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has identified misplacement of priorities as the reason states are unable to host the National...

Serena confirmed for Australian Open rerun

Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January after organisers on Wednesday confirmed...

Messi’s fifth place in Ballon d’Or vote absurd, Barca coach says

Lionel Messi’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was absurd, his FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Spanish champions’...

Liverpool’s Mane faces fitness test before Burnley game, Klopp says

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (L) in action against Everton’s Seamus Coleman. (Reuters) Liverpool forward Sadio Mane faces a late fitness test to be in...

Opinion