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  • Tributes!

    Buhari, PDP, Atiku mourn former CJN, Kutigi

      President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Kutigi family on the passing of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, on Sunday morning in London. Buhari, in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday, commiserated with members of the judiciary and legal profession. The president also condoled with the government and people of...

  • Warning!

    Minimum Wage: Organised Labour threatens strike, Nov. 6

    The Organised Labour says it will embark on nationwide strike on November 6, if the Federal Government fails to meet its demand on the new National Minimum Wage of N30,000 agreed upon. Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) made this known in a statement signed with its counterparts, Mr Bobbio Kaigama, President, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC) on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN)...

  • Felicitations!

    Osinbajo, Jonathan, others eulogise Alaafin at 80

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi as a true leader who has served the Yorùbá race with complete faithfulness and sacrifice. He made this known on Saturday in Ibadan during the launch of a book ‘The Alaafin of Oyo’ in commemoration of the monarch’s 80th birthday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 278-page book was a compilation of memo, papers and speeches of the monarch. NAN reports...

  • Out of Hiding!

    IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu alive, spotted in Israel, says younger brother

    Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, said on Friday that his brother was alive. Emmanuel said that Kanu was spotted at a worship place in Israel. He made the disclosure in a telephone conversation with newsmen in Umuahia, saying that he received the information through an online video broadcast on Friday. “I can boldly confirm to you that the person in the video is my...

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...

Why ‘influential stakeholders’ in APC are plotting against me -Oshiomhole

Posted on: Oct 22 2018 - 8:14am | #0
In: Politics

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has cried out, alleging that some forces within the party are plotting to remove him because he did not allow them to impose their choice candidates on the party during the primaries. The former governor of Edo State spoke against the background of reports that some members of the president’s kitchen cabinet and a host of governors are plotting are already collecting signatures to force him out of office. According to Thisday newspaper, the governors, about 15 and their supporters in the presidency are already collecting signatures for removal of Oshiomhole and his replacement with a more amenable individual. Reacting to the move, the former Edo State Governor...

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...

Arabic Institute to establish university in Ibadan

Posted on: Oct 22 2018 - 6:22am | #0
In: Education

An institute known as Arabic Institute of Nigeria, has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of land for the establishment of a university in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Sheikh AbdulWahab Ahmod, the Director of...

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

2019: ECOWAS reiterates support to INEC

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its support, including finance, for the conduct of the 2019 general elections. A Statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi on Sunday, quoted, Gen. Francis Behanzin as making the promise when he led a...

Posted on: Oct 22 2018 - 6:06am | #0
In: 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...

Hamman Tukur: We’ve lost an Icon of credibility – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Hamman Tukur, saying that Nigeria had lost an icon of credibility. In a condolence message issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, Buhari described Tukur as “a dedicated,...

Politics

Why ‘influential stakeholders’ in APC are plotting against me -Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has cried out, alleging that some...

2019: Amosun meets Buhari, dismisses rumours of defection from APC

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun has dismissed as mischief the insinuation that he had defected from the ruling All Progressives...

Business

PFAs invest N1.49 trn in Treasury Bills

The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in the country have invested N1.49 trillion in Treasury Bills. The monthly report...

Nigeria loses $2.5bn to gas flaring – Expert

Mr Chinedu Onyeizu, Chief Executive Officer, AfriPERA, an Energy and Infrastructure Policy research organisation, says...

National News

23-year-old man stabs ‘peacemaker’ to death over N200 beer

Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta Ogun State police Command has arrested a 23 – year old man, Taiwo Olatokunbo for killing another man simply identified...

Ekiti LG workers end strike, as Fayemi intervenes

The over one month strike declared by the Ekiti state chapter of National Union of Local Government Employees, (NULGE) was on Sunday night called-off. The...

Hamman Tukur: We’ve lost an Icon of credibility – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Hamman...

Boko Haram kill 12 farmers, displace 1,300 in Borno – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said 12 farmers were killed and 1,300 others displaced in separate attacks coordinated by the Boko...

World News

UN. U.S express shock as Saudi confirms journalist Khashoggi's death

The United Nations and the United States have expressed shock at Saudi Arabia’s confirmation that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Consulate...

Why Morocco is interested in joining ECOWAS – Spokesman

Mr Mustapha El Khalfi, the Spokesman for the Moroccan government and Parliament, says the country’s interest in joining ECOWAS stems from its desire...

China economic growth weakest since 2009

China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter. The regulators have pledged further policy...

Euro weak as Italian budget raises EU political risks

The euro hovered near a one-week low against the dollar on Friday as the European Commission’s criticism of Italy’s populist budget sparked fresh concerns...

Sports

Messi sidelined for 3 weeks with fractured arm

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will be out of action for three weeks after he fractured his right arm during Saturday’s 4-2 La Liga win over Sevilla,...

Salah back among scorers as Liverpool scrape past Huddersfield

Striker Mohamed Salah scored his first goal in four matches to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over hosts Huddersfield Town in the English Premier League on Saturday. The...

Plateau United unveil Maikaba as new technical adviser

  Plateau United FC of Jos, on Friday, unveiled Abdul Maikaba as their new Technical Adviser. Pius Henwan, the General Manager of the 2017 Nigeria...

FIFA appoints 24 match officials for Club World Cup UAE 2018

The Referees Committee of world football governing body FIFA has picked 24 match officials who will be in charge at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled...

Mourinho the focus again as EPL returns Saturday

When Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho returns on Saturday to Stamford Bridge to face former club Chelsea, much would not have changed about him...

Liverpool’s Mane undergoes hand surgery

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has undergone surgery for a hand injury sustained on international duty with Senegal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Mane...

Real Madrid states opposition to La Liga’s Miami game

Real Madrid has written to Spain’s football federation to outline its opposition to La Liga’s plans to stage a match between Girona and FC Barcelona...

2018 AITEO final: Rangers will lift trophy via resilience, experience, says TM

Team Manager of Rangers International FC, Enugu Amobi Ezeaku says he is optimistic that Rangers will lift the 2018 AITEO trophy due to the present form...

Opinion