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    From the Archives: Saraki Not From Kwara; He is Egba

      • Shocking Revelations about the Godfather •His Egba Roots Dr. Olusola Saraki’s claims to Fulani ancestry and Ilorin indigeneship are challenged by disclosures that he is an Egba man from Abeokuta in Ogun State BY BAMIDELE JOHNSON At a press conference in Abuja in August 2009, Dr. Olusola Saraki told his audience that he is essentially of Malian origin. His great-grandfather, allegedly a Fulani, he said, migrated from the West African...

  • Confident!

    Armed Forces winning war against terrorism -DHQ

    The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has again reassured Nigerians that the military is winning the fight against terrorism and will not rest on its oars until terrorism is wiped out of the country. It, however, expressed concerned about mischievous reports by section of the media aimed at discrediting the efforts of troops in the North East. According to a statement issued by Brig.-Gen. John Agim, the Acting Director Defence Information – DDI, the report...

  • Oh Politics!

    Exam Malpractice: Police Declare Ademola Adeleke Wanted

    Ademola Adeleke, a Senator of the Federal Republic and the PDP governorship flagbearer in the Osun election on Saturday is in the news, not for dancing, but alleged examination malpractice. For this, he has been declared wanted by the Police. The police asked him and four others to report today to their Special Investigation Panel at the Abuja headquarters for arraignment in court. He and the other suspects will face a charge of examination malpractice,...

  • For Peace

    Security for Osun Election: Many Cops, 2 helicopters, 30 APCs, 10 APVs, Deployed by IGP

      Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, has sent thousands of policemen, two helicopters, 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers, APCs to the state of Osun to provide secrity for the governorship election holding on Saturday, 22 September. The IGP also deployed eight Commissioners of Police, and 300 patrol vehicles for the poll. This is contained in a press statement signed by Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters,...

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...

News Analysis: Let’s Take a Tour of Tinubu’s Mind

Posted on: Sep 22 2018 - 1:06am | #0
In: Politics

    By Olaleye Olawale Amid the ruckus occasioned by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s re-election fix, the least any politically savvy can do right now is not to envy Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the numero uno leader of the state. He is unenviably on a knife-edge. And either way, this current political imbroglio in the state may not end very pleasantly for him. First off, it does appear he is heading out to this critical battle with his weakest team ever. Forget the crowd of people you see behind the anointed candidate, the amiable Babajide Sanwo-Olu, they are majorly not genuine, save for a few with name-recognition. Look closely and you’d see through the pall. Some are only putting up faces, just for the optics and the record, because an...

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...

Protect ,develop the youth in the street -Aleshinloye tells legislators

Posted on: Sep 22 2018 - 12:38am | #0
In: Nigerian News

A Lagos State House of Assembly aspirant vying to represent Somolu Constituency ll, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Tunde Aleshinloye-Williams,urged law makers to protect and develop...

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

Int’l Peace Day:Group Warns Youths against Desperation in Politics

Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta The Aviary Club of Nigeria has called for justice, fairness and equality towards ensuring 2019 general election will be conducted peacefully. Ogun State President of the club, Mr Sowunmi Gbenga gave the warning while speaking with journalists shortly after he led members of the club and corps members in a rally in Abeokuta, in commemoration...

Posted on: Sep 22 2018 - 12:30am | #0
In: Nigerian News
Posted on: Sep 21 2018 - 11:47pm | #0
In: Crime

Gunmen kidnap LG chairman’s son in Kano

The Chairman of Kiru Local Government in Kano State, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu has confirmed the abduction of his son, Babangida, by gunmen on Wednesday night. Muazu confirmed the incident...

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...

Skipping NYSC: I don’t think I have violated the law- Shittu

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has said that he did not violate the Constitution by not participating in the compulsory one year National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) scheme. The minister stated this while speaking with newsmen on Friday in Abuja, arguing that his case could not be compared to that of the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The minister...

Politics

News Analysis: Let’s Take a Tour of Tinubu’s Mind

    By Olaleye Olawale Amid the ruckus occasioned by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s re-election fix, the least...

Osun 2018: Over 435,000 registered voters yet to collect PVCs- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 435,015 registered voters in Osun are yet to collect their Permanent...

Business

Expert wants govt. to promote agric projects

An agricultural expert, Mr Tunji Owoeye, on Friday urged the government to provide an enabling environment to attract potential...

FG to earmark intervention fund for rice

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government has set aside an intervention...

National News

Protect ,develop the youth in the street -Aleshinloye tells legislators

A Lagos State House of Assembly aspirant vying to represent Somolu Constituency ll, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Tunde...

Int’l Peace Day:Group Warns Youths against Desperation in Politics

Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta The Aviary Club of Nigeria has called for justice, fairness and equality towards ensuring 2019 general election will be conducted...

Osun 2018: INEC, EFCC vow to prosecute vote buyers, sellers

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

NNPC Records ₦17.16bn Trading Surplus, Up 46%

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has consolidated on its operational performance with a trading surplus of ₦17.16bn in the month...

World News

Former SS guard, 94, to face trial for mass murder

A 94-year-old former Schutzstaffe (SS) guard at the Stutthof concentration camp run near Gdansk in Poland is to stand trial for being an accessory to murder,...

Half of world’s poor are children- UN

Half of those living in poverty around the world are under 18 years of age, according to UN data released on Thursday. The UN said that the data was based...

Buhari, 87 other Presidents for UN General Assembly Sept. 25

President Muhammadu Buhari and 87 other Presidents are expected to address the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25 at...

1.3bn people at risk of tuberculosis- WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that a quarter of the world’s population has TB infection or some 1.3 billion people, are at risk of developing...

Sports

U-21 African Nations Cup: Tunisia defeat Egypt to emerge champions

Tunisia rallied from the brink of defeat on Wednesday to win 3-1 to emerge champions of the 2018 Under-21 Boys Africa Volleyball Nations Cup in Abuja. The...

Messi hat-trick fires Barcelona to victory over PSV

Lionel Messi scored a sensational hat-trick as Barcelona kickstarted their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win at home to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven...

Late Firmino strike gives Liverpool 3-2 win over PSG

Roberto Firmino struck a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool beat Paris St Germain 3-2 at Anfield on Tuesday after Kylian Mbappe looked to have secured a...

Sierra Leone face FIFA ban after anti-graft officials raid FA offices

Sierra Leone face the prospect of a ban from international competition by FIFA after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) followed through...

Arsenal chief Gazidis moves to AC Milan

Arsenal Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis will leave the Premier League team to join Italy’s AC Milan in the latest move in a year of change at the English...

FIFA, CAF name Observers to NFF Elections 2018

World football –ruling body, FIFA on Monday named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Nigeria Football...

Handball qualification: I feel great, fulfilled says national coach

    Fidelis Obi, Head coach of Nigeria’s junior male team, says he feels great and fulfilled that the country have qualified for the 2019 Male...

FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: Basketball faithful applaud D’Tigers heroics

Some basketball fans have commended Nigeria’s senior national men’s team, D’Tigers for their heroics at the just-concluded FIBA Africa World Cup...

Opinion