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    A Meteor Flickers Out! Last Honours For Pius Adesanmi

    FILE: People signing condolence register at a gathering to honour the late Adesanmi in Abuja Nigerians and those in the diaspora honour Professor Pius Adesanmi who died in the recent Ethiopian Airline plane crash ADEMOLA ADEGBAMIGBE He arrived on the scene like a shooting star. He rose and shined brilliantly, his refections reaching the four cardianl points of Africa and the Americas. All of a sudden, he flickered out of the firmament like...

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    Kidney disease: Why you should not take “Agbo’’

    Agbo seller By Vivian Ihechu, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) According to the World health organisation (WHO), traditional medicine is generally available, affordable, and commonly used in large parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. WHO estimates that about 80 per cent of the population in developing countries still depend on traditional medicine for their Primary Healthcare (PHC) needs; however, this percentage may vary from country...

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    Why Gbenga Daniel Resigned from Partisan Politics

    Gbenga Daniel …He Expresses His Mind to Chief Uche Secondus, PDP Chairman, in a Letter Otunba Gbenga daniel, the campaign boss of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has quit partisan politics. He revealed this in a letter, dagted 14 March, addressed to Chief Uche Secondus, the PDP chairman. It kis quite clear that it was the political development of his native Ogun State that made...

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    No death recorded in Ibadan building collapse – Oyo Govt

    The collapsed building The Oyo State Government on Saturday morning disclosed that there was no fatality in the building collapse incident which occurred on Friday in the Sogoye area of Ibadan, the capital City. In a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, the government stated that the multi agency rescue operation team set up by the Governor was able to achieve the evacuation of all victims...

#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...

Trial of suspended CJN resumes at CCT

Posted on: Mar 18 2019 - 6:53pm | #0
In: Law and Justice, Nigerian News

Justice Walter Onnoghen. His suspension by Buhari attracted flaks from Atiku who wrote a letter to US, EU and UK, and his supporters The trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen resumed at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT) on Monday with the first prosecution witness testifying against the CJN. Mr James Apala,  a Senior Investigation Officer of the Code of Conduct Bureau told the tribunal that the suspended CJN submitted two assets declaration forms on Dec. 14, 2016. He said the one of the forms contained two of Onnoghen’s accounts with Union Bank while the other contained seven bank accounts,  two kept with Union Bank and five others with Standard Chattered Bank. Apala who...

#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...

Court voids Ogboru’s participation in Delta guber election

Posted on: Mar 18 2019 - 6:48pm | #0
In: Politics

Great Ogboru A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba on Monday voided the participation of Chief Great Ogboru as the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate  in the 2019 governorship election in Delta. The...

#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

Nigeria spends $500m annually on palm oil importation – CBN

Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele on Monday said that over five hundred million dollars was being spent annually on importation of palm oil. Emefiele said this at a stakeholders’ meeting on the Palm Oil Value Chain held in Abuja. The meeting was attended by the Governors of Akwa Ibom, Edo and...

Posted on: Mar 18 2019 - 6:44pm | #0
In: Agriculture, Business

#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...

Fayose: Court admits extra judicial statement of dead man

Fayose-EFCC A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday admitted in evidence an  extra judicial statement of a dead man, Justin Erukaa, in the trial of former Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti facing charges of N6.9 bilion fraud. Fayose was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Oct. 22, 2018, alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd., on 11 counts. He, ...

Politics

Court voids Ogboru’s participation in Delta guber election

Great Ogboru A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba on Monday voided the participation of Chief Great Ogboru as the All...

Supplementary Poll: Buhari endorses my decision to take INEC to court – Gov Abubakar

Governor Abubakar voting during the gubernatorial election Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State on Monday said...

Business

Nigeria spends $500m annually on palm oil importation – CBN

Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele on Monday said that over...

Bumper Sales For Mercedes-Benz In February

Mercedez Benz By Daniels Ekugo For the first two months of this year, Mercedes-Benz delivered 333,229 cars worldwide...

National News

Trial of suspended CJN resumes at CCT

Justice Walter Onnoghen. His suspension by Buhari attracted flaks from Atiku who wrote a letter to US, EU and UK, and his supporters The trial of the...

Man to die for attacking 90-year-old mother with machete

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, on Monday sentenced a man, Akeem Lawal, to death by hanging for attacking...

Fayose: Court admits extra judicial statement of dead man

Fayose-EFCC A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday admitted in evidence an  extra judicial statement of a dead man, Justin Erukaa, in the trial...

Arhiavbere, Edo APC chieftain suspended for alleged anti party activities

Gen. Charles Arhiavbere: Suspended The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, has suspended one of its chieftains, Gen. Charles Arhiavbere...

World News

Several people injured in Netherlands shooting

Several people have been injured by gunfire in the city of Utrecht, Dutch police said on Twitter on Monday. Emergency services tweeted that the shooting...

At least 89 dead in Zimbabwe as Cyclone Idai disaster

President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe No fewer than 89 people have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of...

U.S. to deny visas to anyone involved in ICC investigations against U.S. personnel

U.S.-Secretary-of-State-Mike-Pompeo The United States will deny visas to any individual involved in initiating investigations or prosecutions against...

UN urge Yemen patties to implement peace deal

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, urged Yemen’s warring parties to implement a peace deal in the port city of Hodeidah. The...

Sports

Marvellous Messi hits hat-trick as Barca torment Betis

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (Yahoo Sports photo) Lionel Messi was lauded by opposition supporters on Sunday after he scored an...

NPFL: MFM consolidates top spot in Group A

MFM Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu says Hosts MFM Football Club on Sunday consolidated on their position at the top of Group A in the Nigeria Professional...

Chelsea lose 0-2 at Everton to derail in top-four chase

Sarri: Chelsea’s Italian coach Maurizio Sarri Goals from forward Richarlison and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson helped Everton beat Chelsea 2-0 in the...

EPL: Liverpool beat Fulham to go top

Mane: Liverpool’s Sadio Mane scored one goal and was instrumental to the other as they reclaimed top spot in the English Premier League (EPL) on...

Juventus suffer first league defeat of the season at Genoa

Ronaldo: Not in action for Juventus Juventus fell to their first Serie A defeat of the season on Sunday as Genoa ran out 2-0 winners, days after the...

Oshoala scores as Barcelona Ladies defeat Atletico Madrid

FC Barcelona team Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala on Sunday continued with her impressive goalscoring form for FC Barcelona Ladies by scoring in their...

Rangers crash out of CAF Confederation Cup

Rangers’ players Rangers International FC’s hope of advancing in the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup was laid to rest on Sunday with a 0-1 defeat...

CAF Champions League: Lobi Stars crash out despite victory over Mimosa

Lobi Stars players Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi defeated ASEC Mimosa of Cote d’Ivoire 2-0 on Saturday in Enugu in the 2018/2019 CAF Champions...

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