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    Kano re-run: How Ganduje defeated Abba Yusuf

    Governor Ganduje of Kano State The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the incumbent governor of Kano State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, as winner of the just concluded governorship re-run election in the state. Declaring the winner of the election, the governorship election Collation Officer in Kano, Prof. Bello Shehu, said that the APC candidate garnered 1,033,695,...

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    Tambuwal wins re-election by 341 votes

    Governor Aminu Tambuwal Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Sunday survived the tough challenge of Ahmed Aliyu and his godfather Senator Aliyu Wamakko of the All Progressives Congress to win re-election for a second term. Although he lost in the collated result for 35 polling units in Kebbe LGA, he was able to edge his opponent, his former deputy, by retaining the lead, winning by just 341 votes. He polled 512002 votes, while...

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    Rerun elections: Attacks on media, observers, INEC mar polls – CDD

    voters on queue at the ongoing supplementary election in Kano: Photo Credit: Cleen Foundation The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Saturday condemned attacks on ad hoc staff, media, observers and other electoral  participants during the supplementary polls. It said the attacks marred the polls. The CDD Director, MS Idayat Hassan who was represented by an analyst of CDD, Dr  Jideofor Adibe  in Abuja, said that...

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    Sokoto Rerun: My Alleged Meeting with INEC Chairman False- Tinubu

    Tinubu Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to an advertorial in the media, alleging that he met with the INEC Chairman, M. Yakubu to influence the Sokoto State governorship rerun election in favour of the APC. He waved off the charge as the figment of the imaginations of political opponents and cynics. In his words: “Our attention has been drawn to a partisan advertorial in the March...

#Results of Nigeria’s Presidential poll from National Collation Centre

Posted on: Feb 25 2019 - 10:01pm | #0
In: Featured, Politics, Uncategorized

Buhari and Atiku Live Update: Osun State #NigeriaDecides2019⁠ ⁠ Collation of Results Total No: Reg Voters: 1,674,729 Total No: of Accredited: 732,984 Total Votes Cast: 731,882 Total Valid Votes: 714,682 Rejected Votes: 17200 AAC: 1,022 ADC: 1,525 ADP: 9,057 APC: 347,634 PDP: 337,377 SDP: 259 Live Update: Ekiti State #NigeriaDecides2019⁠ ⁠ Collation of Results Total No: Reg Voters: 899,919 Total No: of Accredited: 395,741 Total Votes Cast: 393,709 Total Valid Votes: 381,132 Rejected Votes: 12,577 AAC: 400 ADC: 406 ADP: 126 APC: 219,231 PDP: 154,032 SDP: 48 Live Update: F.C.T #NigeriaDecides2019⁠ ⁠ Collation of Results Total No: Reg Voters: 1,335,015 Total No: of Accredited: 467,784 Total Votes Cast: 451,408 Total Valid Votes:...

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...

NPFL: Wikki Tourists stun Rivers United ad El-Kenemi Warriors best Gombe United

Posted on: Mar 25 2019 - 6:59am | #0
In: Football

Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi on Sunday stunned Rivers United 2-1 to hand their Port Harcourt hosts their first home defeat of the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Group A encounter at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium saw the visitors race into a two goal lead in the first half. Saidu Abdullahi opened scoring for the visitors in the 16th minute, before Hassan Musa added a second in the 24th minute. Ossy Martins scored the home team’s only goal of the Match Day 12 game eight minutes before the break. The result saw Wikki Tourists with 15 points move up five places on the log from 10th to fifth, while Rivers United with 13 points slumped to the ninth...

#Results of Nigeria’s Presidential poll from National Collation Centre

Posted on: Feb 25 2019 - 10:01pm | #0
In: Featured, Politics, Uncategorized

Buhari and Atiku Live Update: Osun State #NigeriaDecides2019⁠ ⁠ Collation of Results Total No: Reg Voters: 1,674,729 Total No: of Accredited: 732,984 Total Votes Cast: 731,882 Total Valid Votes: 714,682 Rejected...

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...

Passionate Klopp gets straight to the point, Liverpool’s Van Dijk says

Posted on: Mar 24 2019 - 11:26pm | #0
In: Premier League, Sports

Klopp photo credit: BBC Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp’s passion and habit of getting straight to the point sit well with the club’s players, defender Virgil van Dijk said on Sunday. English Premier League...

#Results of Nigeria’s Presidential poll from National Collation Centre

Buhari and Atiku Live Update: Osun State #NigeriaDecides2019⁠ ⁠ Collation of Results Total No: Reg Voters: 1,674,729 Total No: of Accredited: 732,984 Total Votes Cast: 731,882 Total Valid Votes: 714,682 Rejected Votes: 17200 AAC: 1,022 ADC: 1,525 ADP: 9,057 APC: 347,634 PDP: 337,377 SDP: 259 Live Update: Ekiti State #NigeriaDecides2019⁠ ⁠ Collation of Results...

Posted on: Feb 25 2019 - 10:01pm | #0
In: Featured, Politics, Uncategorized

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

Rangers pummel Remo Stars in 7-goal NPFL thriller

Rangers’ players Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday thrashed visiting Remo Stars FC of Sagamu 5-2 in a Match Day 12 fixture of the ongoing 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The victory in the match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu moved Rangers to the third position in the league’s Group A, with...

Posted on: Mar 24 2019 - 11:21pm | #0
In: Football, Sports

#Results of Nigeria’s Presidential poll from National Collation Centre

Buhari and Atiku Live Update: Osun State #NigeriaDecides2019⁠ ⁠ Collation of Results Total No: Reg Voters: 1,674,729 Total No: of Accredited: 732,984 Total Votes Cast: 731,882 Total Valid Votes: 714,682 Rejected Votes: 17200 AAC: 1,022 ADC: 1,525 ADP: 9,057 APC: 347,634 PDP: 337,377 SDP: 259 Live Update: Ekiti State #NigeriaDecides2019⁠ ⁠ Collation of Results Total No: Reg...

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 were...

Kogi Govt. to devote sections of libraries to Late Adesanmi’s works

Pius Adesanmi Kogi Government on Sunday promised to devote sections of its libraries to the Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi’s works and encourage literary clubs in the state to celebrate his life and accomplishments. Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Kogi, made the promise at a memorial programme held in honour of the late Professor in his...

Politics

Kano re-run: How Ganduje defeated Abba Yusuf

Governor Ganduje of Kano State The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the incumbent governor...

Sokoto APC rejects Tambuwal’s victory

The Sokoto State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday rejected the declaration of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal...

Business

EITI, World Extractive Industries Transparency Body, Says NNPC is Transparent

Dr. Maikanti Baru … Confers Highest Disclosure Status on Corporation The gale of transparency and probity which...

Cars45 expands retail footprints with Enyo partnership

Cars 45 By Daniels Ekugo In continuation of its drive to facilitate ease of access and deliver more convenient...

National News

Just in: Atiku speaks on victory of PDP in governorship elections

Atiku Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the victories of gubernatorial candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in both Sokoto...

CSOs urge INEC to stop supplementary elections

Situation-Room-Press-Conference The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to put an end...

Kogi Govt. to devote sections of libraries to Late Adesanmi’s works

Pius Adesanmi Kogi Government on Sunday promised to devote sections of its libraries to the Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi’s works and encourage literary...

Tambuwal pledges continued people-oriented policies

Governor Aminu Tambuwal Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Sunday assured the people that he would execute projects that would improve their living...

World News

Trump announces 100% defeat of ISIS

President Donald Trump The United States President, Mr Donald Trump on Saturday announced the total defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...

UN Women, partners launch initiative against discriminatory laws

The UN Women, in collaboration with African Union, European Union and other partners, are seeking to fast-track efforts to repeal or revise discriminatory...

South Sudan to form unity gov’t in spite of issues with opposition

President Kiir of South Sudan South Sudan on Wednesday said the much-awaited Transitional Unity Government will be formed in May, amid doubts by the...

Afghanistan postpones presidential election to September

Afghanistan’s presidential election has been postponed to Sept. 28, a spokesman for the country’s Independent Election Commission said on Wednesday. The...

Sports

Passionate Klopp gets straight to the point, Liverpool’s Van Dijk says

Klopp photo credit: BBC Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp’s passion and habit of getting straight to the point sit well with the club’s players, defender...

Rangers pummel Remo Stars in 7-goal NPFL thriller

Rangers’ players Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday thrashed visiting Remo Stars FC of Sagamu 5-2 in a Match Day 12 fixture...

We will do our best to beat Super Eagles, Egypt’s assistant coach says

Super Eagles at a training session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Credit – Super Eagles Twitter Account@NGSuperEagles Tito Sajivan, an assistant...

Match Day 12 results in 2018/2019 NPFL

Following are the results of Match Day 12 fixtures in the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), played on Sunday: Group A Rivers...

NPFL: Insurance beat visiting MFM FC 1-0

Bendel Insurance players Kingsley Onovo’s 18th minute goal from a set-piece on Saturday helped hosts Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin to a...

AFCON 2019: Nigeria beat Sychelles 3-1 to top Group E

Super Eagles’ first training session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Credit – Super Eagles Twitter Account@NGSuperEagles The Super Eagles...

Football enthusiasts hail Super Eagles victory over Seychelles

Super Eagles’ first training session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Credit – Super Eagles Twitter Account@NGSuperEagles Football enthusiasts...

I couldn’t bear to see Liverpool win EPL, says Rooney

Rooney Former Manchester United and Everton forward Wayne Rooney said he could not  bear the thought that old foes Liverpool might win the Premier...

Opinion