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    Why I cannot stay on as Chief Security Officer of Zamfara – Gov. Yari

    Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State said he had dropped his responsibility as Chief Security Officer of the state as he had no control over security machinery in the state. Speaking to newsmen in Talata-Mafara on Friday, Yari said that his decision stemmed from the seeming helplessness of the state government and the people over recurring killings in the state. He deplored the prevailing situation where as the chief security officer of the state,...

  • War!

    Eagles battle ready for Croatia today- Rohr, Obi assure fans

    By Kazeem Ugbodaga, with Agency Report There is no more hiding place as Nigeria’s Super Eagles set to soar over their Croatia counterpart in their first game at the FIFA World Cup in Russia today, Saturday 16 June. The game, billed for 8.00pm Nigeria time is expected to be explosive. The Super Eagles have to redeem the image of Africa as two of the continent’s representatives, Egypt and Morocco stumbled on Friday. While Egypt fell to Uruguay...

  • Inspiration!

    Chief Ade-Ojo at 80: How He Survived Early Hardships

    By Ademola Adegbamigbe Today is a special day for Chief Michael Ade-Ojo (Adeojo Lumumba for style), the founder of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State and Elizade Motors. He turns 80 today, 14 June, 2018. He has many reasons to thank his Maker. Why? First, he would have been taken out of his mother’s womb a corpse. His mother, Chief Mrs. Beatrice Ademola Ojo who died in December 1991 at the age of 100, labored for five days before the...

  • Big Hammer!

    Ex-Plateau Governor, Joshua Draiye bags 16 yrs jail term for fraud

    An FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja on Tuesday sentenced former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye to 14 years in prison for misappropriation of N1.162 billion ecological fund for the state. Dariye was found guilty and convicted on 15 out of the 23 count charge bothering on criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation of Plateau State ecological funds to the tune of N1.162billion. The former governor was sentenced to a maximum...

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 | #47
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...

Kogi Speaker hails financial autonomy grantedto Houses of Assembly

Posted on: Jun 17 2018 - 5:47pm | #0
In: Law and Justice

Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly Matthew Kolawole on Sunday said that the financial autonomy recently granted states’ Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary would further strengthen democratic norms at the states level. Kolawole said this while addressing the people of Ogidi community in Ijumu Local Government Area of the state on the occasion of the 2018 Ogidi Day Celebration. The speaker noted that in spite of the autonomy, the three arms of government would continue to work together in synergy for the overall development and benefit of the people and the country, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking the bold initiative to assent to the Bill in the overall interest of the people. Kolawole...

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 | #47
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...

Rohr urged to revert to 4-4-2 formation, play players in best positions

Posted on: Jun 17 2018 - 4:22pm | #0
In: Football, Sports

Arthur Ebunam, ex-Rangers International has blamed the Super Eagles’ 0-2 loss to Croatia in their World Cup opener on wrong positioning of players and formation not amenable to scoring goals. Ebunam said this while...

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 | #47
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics

I have soft spot for Buhari because he fears no one — Archbishop

The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Oche Job, says he admires President Muhammadu Buhari because he is a man that fears no one. The archbishop’s remark was sequel to the recent signing of four bills into laws by Buhari. The President had on June 8, assented to the Constitution Fourth Alteration Bill, which grants financial autonomy to the State Houses...

Posted on: Jun 17 2018 - 4:17pm | #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...

NUJ urges members to avoid electoral malpractices

Mr Chris Isiguzo, the South East Zonal Vice President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has urged journalists to avoid electoral malpractices during the election of officers of Imo Council to be conducted on June 23. Isiguzo made the appeal in Owerri on Sunday at the inauguration of the Biometric Data capturing of journalists. He gave an assurance that the union would ensure hitch-free...

Politics

APC National Convention will be hitch-free, says VON DG

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress...

Wike, Dakuku disagree over Rivers’ LG poll

  Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Rivers Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of...

Business

Naira strengthens against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Wednesday gained 50 kobo to firm against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria...

Nigeria’s inflation drops to 11.61 % in May – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation for May, decreased...

National News

I have soft spot for Buhari because he fears no one — Archbishop

The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Oche Job, says he admires President Muhammadu Buhari because he is a man that fears no one. The archbishop’s...

Electricity generation to national grid drops by 1,087.6MW

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says there has been a drop in the electricity generated  into the national grid by a  total of 1,087.6 Mega...

Russia 2018: Nigerians optimistic Eagles will win remaining group matches

Nigerians on Sunday expressed optimism that the Eagles will win  the remaining matches in Group D. NAN reports that the Super Eagles lost 2-0 to Croatia...

1 killed, 29 arrested in Nasarawa cult clashes

No fewer than 29 people have been arrested over the killing of a man at Masaka in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, the News Agency of...

World News

Spain rescues more than 900 boat migrants, finds 4 bodies

Spain’s coast guard rescued 933 migrants and found four dead bodies in the Mediterranean on Friday and Saturday, as the country prepares for the arrival...

Trump told Macron all terrorists were in Paris

U.S. President Donald Trump took a jab at his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, at the G7 Summit recently, saying all the terrorists were in Paris,...

2.5m migrants smuggled in 2016- UNODC

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said at least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled during the course of 2016. UNODC, in the first ever Global Study...

Fake news our country’s biggest enemy- Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the biggest enemy facing the United States is fake news amid some media outlets’ criticism of the summit...

Sports

Rohr urged to revert to 4-4-2 formation, play players in best positions

Arthur Ebunam, ex-Rangers International has blamed the Super Eagles’ 0-2 loss to Croatia in their World Cup opener on wrong positioning of players and...

S. Korean players wear wrong numbers in training to confuse Sweden

South Korea have found a novel way to try to get one over their World Cup opponents – they have been wearing the wrong squad numbers in training. They...

Rohr blames “some mistakes” for Eagles’ loss

Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, on Saturday said the team’s 0-2 loss to Croatia in their opening match of Russia 2018 was due to “many mistakes’’. Rohr,...

Maradona apologises for puffing cigar at World Cup match

Diego Maradona late Saturday apologized for violating World Cup non-smoking rules by puffing a cigar during Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland in Moscow. The...

Review: Super Eagles disappoints fans in crucial World Cup opener

By Emmanuel Okara (NAN) The Super Eagles of Nigeria started their campaign in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia with a 0-2 defeat against the Vatreni...

Croatia make Eagles suffer for being too cautious

  Nigeria had an unimpressive start to their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign on Saturday in Kaliningrad with a 0-2 loss to Croatia, thereby dropping...

Messi misses penalty as Argentina held by Iceland

Argentina captain Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as his side were held to a 1-1 draw by World Cup debutants Iceland in Group D on Saturday. Sergio...

NFF, FIFA celebrate Ighalo on 29th birthday

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and World football governing body, FIFA, have sent birthday wishes to Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, who clocked...

Opinion