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    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...

  • Promise!

    Buhari will not share public funds to friends, family — Osinbajo

    The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has assured Nigerians that when re-elected, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will not share public funds to friends and families. The Vice President made the pledge at a dialogue organised by Christian Youths in Lagos State, under the aegis of the GRILL, Ikeja Branch, at the Podium Events Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. He said President Buhari deserved to be re-elected because of the way he had been able...

  • For General Good

    Look beyond 2019, Bakare tells Buhari, Atiku, others

    Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Presiding Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, has urged presidential candidates to look beyond the 2019 elections and place the interest of the nation above their political interests. Bakare, who is also the Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), gave the advice in Lagos on Sunday while delivering the 2019 State of the Nation Address in his church. He urged all the candidates not to see the 2019 election as a do-or-die affair...

  • Good Tidings

    FG releases over N9b to clear backlog of scholarship allowances

    The Federal Government says it has released N9.5 billion for the payment of backlog of scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students at home and abroad up to December 2018. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who was represented by Alhaja Asta Ndajiwo, the Director, Federal Scholarship Board, disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja at the weekend. Adamu said that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had already expended...

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...

Tinubu replies Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari (Full text)

Posted on: Jan 22 2019 - 2:27pm | #0
In: Nigerian News, Opinion

CHIEF OBASANJO – AT WAR AGAINST HIS OWN DEEDS – By Bola Tinubu Former President Obasanjo is many things to many people; but he is all things unto himself. His recent contribution to our political discourse wherein he alleges plots to steer the coming elections shows he benefits from an exceedingly faulty memory, is purely shameless or has a most wicked sense of humor. Perhaps all three are facets of his makeup and were equally on display in his latest prosaic display. The crux of his long tirade was the allegation that INEC is poised to cook the election results. Chief Obasanjo should not get his dander up and waste good ink for nothing. This election will be a free and open exercise of the people’s right to choose their leaders. Obasanjo...

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...

PDP Rep member defects to APC

Posted on: Jan 22 2019 - 2:00pm | #0
In: Politics

Rep. Dickson Terkighir, representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Terkighir made the announcement in a...

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

Senate adjourns for lack of quorum

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary for lack of quorum. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the day’s sitting, which commenced by 10:30 a.m, was adjourned at about 10:35 a.m following the presence of only 10 lawmakers out of 109. Sen. Andrew Uchendu(APC-Rivers) had moved for adoption of votes and proceedings of Thursday, Jan. 17 sitting and was seconded...

Posted on: Jan 22 2019 - 1:54pm | #0
In: Nigerian News

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...

PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Jonathan, Saraki, others meet Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the meeting of the National Council of State with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some past Heads of State, Senate President Bukola Saraki, 36 State Governors and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in attendance. The meeting is also being attended by former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami...

Politics

PDP Rep member defects to APC

Rep. Dickson Terkighir, representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue, has defected from the Peoples Democratic...

FG assures EU of credible polls

Federal Government has assured the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) deployed to monitor the forthcoming...

Business

Dollar near 3-week high after IMF cuts growth forecasts

The dollar held at a near three-week high on Tuesday as investors sought the relative safety of the U.S. currency after...

Dollar appreciates after IMF cuts growth forecasts

The dollar held at a near three-week high on Tuesday as investors sought the relative safety of the U.S. currency after...

National News

Tinubu replies Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari (Full text)

CHIEF OBASANJO – AT WAR AGAINST HIS OWN DEEDS – By Bola Tinubu Former President Obasanjo is many things to many people; but he is all things unto...

Senate adjourns for lack of quorum

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary for lack of quorum. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the day’s sitting, which commenced by 10:30...

Malaria: FG to deploy nuclear technology

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that Nigeria is set to deploy nuclear technology to combat the scourge of malaria. Mr...

Pipeline Vandalism: Navy arrests alleged notorious kingpin

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday said it had arrested Mr Shaibu Ogunmola, an alleged notorious pipeline vandal kingpin under its Operation Awase in Lagos. Operation...

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

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...

Arsenal revive EPL top-four hopes with win over Chelsea

Arsenal revived their hopes of a top-four finish in the 2018/2019 English Premier League (EPL) by securing a comfortable 2-0 derby win at home to toothless...

Opinion