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    Buhari presents N8.83trn budget for 2019 to National Assembly

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled a federal budget of N8.83 trillion for the 2019 fiscal year. The figure came in the 2019 Appropriation Bill presented by the president to a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2019 total budget estimate is N300 billion lower than the N9.1 billion being implemented for the current fiscal year. According to Buhari, N4.04 trillion or 50.31...

  • Challenge from the Boss

    Baru Directs NNPC Retail to Attain 30 Per cent Market Share

      The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has charged the Corporation Downstream company, NNPC Retail, to increase its current 14 per cent market share to 30 per cent by 2020. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during the first Triennial Delegates Conference of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), NNPC Retail Branch, Dr. Baru stated that the charge was an...

  • Synergy

    Benefits of Digital Economy: Osinbajo States How Africa, Europe Can Collaborate

      *Urges Nigerians to keep faith with nation in Vienna meeting with Diaspora community Africa and Europe must work together to advance and harvest the economic benefits of digital economy, and at the same time prevent a counter-productive widening of the digital gap, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday at the Africa-Europe High-Level Forum in Vienna, Austria, which had in attendance other African...

  • Bishop of Ahoada Diocese, Clement N.Ekpeye kidnapped

        Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Daredevil kidnappers abducted the Rt.Reverend Clement N.Ekpeye, JP, honourable Bishop of Ahoada Diocese of the Anglican Communion at about 7pm on Tuesday, December 18. The dastardly incident happened ,at Bishop’s Court,,which his official residence at Odiemerenyi road,in Ahoada town,in Ahoada East local government area ofthe State. The incident was made known to our Correspondent last night,Tuesday...

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...

FG restores fuel subsidy, proposes N305bn in 2019

Posted on: Dec 19 2018 - 5:30pm | #0
In: Nigerian News

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said N305 billion had been earmarked for petrol subsidy in the 2019 budget proposal. Buhari stated this in his budget presentation speech to a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja. “We have allowed N305 billion equivalent to one billion U.S. dollars for under-recovery by the NNPC (Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation) on Premium Motor Spirit in 2019. “Let me take this opportunity to address and clarify the under-recoveries on petrol. “In a period of economic challenges where purchasing power is weak, we must reduce some of the burden on Nigerians,” he said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Buhari administration had withdrawn subsidy on petrol in 2016, forcing independent...

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...

2019: Kano proposes N786m for sensitization of electorate

Posted on: Dec 19 2018 - 5:23pm | #0
In: Politics

The Kano State Government says N786 million has been proposed in its 2019 budget to sensitise the electorate on the peaceful conduct of the general elections in the state. The Commissioner for Information, Mallam...

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

Court upholds Balogun-Fulani APC executive in Kwara

An Ilorin High Court, on Wednesday, recognised the executive committee of the Ishola Balogun-Fulani led All Progressives Congress (APC), as the authentic executive of the party in the state. Delivering judgment, Justice T.S. Umar,  held that the purported dissolution of the executive committee of the APC led by Balogun-Fulani was illegal, null and void. The News...

Posted on: Dec 19 2018 - 5:15pm | #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...

President Buhari’s Budget Speech 2019

2019 BUDGET SPEECH (BUDGET OF CONTINUITY) Delivered by: His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja wednesday, 19TH December 2018 PROTOCOLS – It is my pleasure to present the 2019 Budget Proposals to this Joint Session of the National Assembly. This being my last budget speech to the 8th National...

Politics

2019: Kano proposes N786m for sensitization of electorate

The Kano State Government says N786 million has been proposed in its 2019 budget to sensitise the electorate on the peaceful...

Court upholds Balogun-Fulani APC executive in Kwara

An Ilorin High Court, on Wednesday, recognised the executive committee of the Ishola Balogun-Fulani led All Progressives...

Business

Buhari presents N8.83trn budget for 2019 to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled a federal budget of N8.83 trillion for the 2019 fiscal year. The figure...

Baru Directs NNPC Retail to Attain 30 Per cent Market Share

  The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has charged the Corporation...

National News

FG restores fuel subsidy, proposes N305bn in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said N305 billion had been earmarked for petrol subsidy in the 2019 budget proposal. Buhari stated this in his...

NDDC, North East Commission, others captured in 2019 Budget

  President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the sum of N65 billion has been provided for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in the...

Police apprehend suspect for impersonating as retired AIG

The Police Command in the FCT has arrested one Olawole  Olatunji, 58, who claimed to be a retired a Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG). The...

Presidency set to present minimum wage bill to NASS – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says a bill on implementation of the New Minimum Wage would soon be sent to the National Assembly for passage. Buhari made...

World News

Fire engulfs 600 stilt homes in Brazil

A fire raced through a neighbourhood in the Brazilian jungle city of Manaus on Tuesday, engulfing at least 600 wooden houses built on stilts due to seasonal...

Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. Senate moves on Khashoggi’s death

Saudi Arabia on Monday rejected recent moves of the U.S. Senate over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Press Agency reported. The U.S. Senate...

Thousands of ‘yellow vests’ hit French streets in 5th Saturday of protests

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s...

11 die as supporters of ex-al Shabaab leader clash with Police in Somalia

At least 11 people were killed in Somalia’s City of Baidoa in clashes between security forces and supporters of a former al Shabaab Leader Mukhtar Robow. Saleh...

Sports

Spurs’ Pochettino favoured to replace Mourinho at Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino emerged on Tuesday as the hot favourite to succeed Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as coach of Manchester...

Mourinho leaves United after poor start to season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect following a dismal start to the season, the English Premier League side...

Champions League: Bayern Munich to face Liverpool, PSG meet Manchester United

Bayern Munich and Liverpool, both five-times European champions, will meet in one of three England-Germany clashes in the UEFA Champions League round...

Messi hat-trick adorns Barca’s 5-0 routing of Levante

Lionel Messi netted his first hat-trick of the La Liga season and provided two assists in yet another sensational individual display as a rampant FC Barcelona...

Southampton’s late goal ends Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run

A late goal by substitute Charlie Austin gave relegation-threatened Southampton a thrilling 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Sunday in new Austrian manager...

Substitute Shaqiri strikes twice as Liverpool see off Manchester United

Two second half goals from substitute Xherdan Shaqiri gave Liverpool a 3-1 English Premier League win over Manchester United on Sunday. The victory helped...

Modric criticises Ballon d’Or gala snub by Messi, Ronaldo

Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month’s ceremony where he was given...

Infantino says he has wide support for 48-team World Cup

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, said a majority of national soccer federations were in favour of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. Infantino...

Opinion