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    Governor Ajimobi demolishes Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

    Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan People of Ibadan, capital of Oyo State this morning could not believe their eyes as Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s government carried out its threat to demolish the Music House belonging to a music maestro, Yinka Ayefele which housees Fresh FM located at Lagos-Ibadan bypass in Challenge Area of Ibadan. Symphatisers who gathered in thousands as soon as Ajimobi’s demolishing bulldozers got to the house worth several millions...

  • Adieu!

    Just in: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is dead

      Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation said on Saturday. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday, two of his close associates said. In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death with “immense sadness” after a short illness, saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane...

  • On the Arts

    Contemplation is African: A Conversation with Teju Cole

      Born forty-three years ago in Michigan, United States of America, Teju Cole was raised in Lagos until he was seventeen when he left Nigeria for Kalamazoo College where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1996. He later did his graduate studies in Art History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Columbia University, New York.  Teju Cole’s writings and photography are erudite, sophisticated and cosmopolitan....

  • Honoured!

    Michael Hill Prize: Osinbajo hails CJN, Onnoghen

    The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has congratulated the Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, over his international recognition. In a statement, the Presidency said Onnoghen was conferred with the 2018 Michael Hill Prize by the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) in Montreal, Canada. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Acting President,...

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...

Borno governor’s wife donates 100 rams to clerics, vulnerables

Posted on: Aug 20 2018 - 7:52am | #0
In: Metro

Borno State First Lady, Mrs Nana Shettima on Sunday in Maiduguri distributed rams to 100 clerics and widows affected by Boko-Haram insurgency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gesture was extended to the beneficiaries under her pet project, Support for Widows, Orphans and Tsangaya (SOWT) Foundation. Shettima said that the gesture was to enable the victims celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir happily, and therefore urged them to pray for lasting peace in the country. “This gift is aimed at supporting them in the spirit of Ed-El-aKabir,” she said. One of the beneficiaries, Yagana Mustapha, a widow, thanked the wife of the Governor for the support which she said would enable her celebrate Sallah with Joy. ...

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...

Shettima dispels rumour on alleged bombing of dam by Boko Haram

Posted on: Aug 20 2018 - 7:46am | #0
In: Nigerian News

Gov. Kashim Shettima has dispelled speculations on Saturday that a lake in Alau town, a distance of about five km from Maiduguri, had been bombed by Boko Haram insurgents. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports...

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

Gov. Bindow not in talks with PDP — Commissioner

The news circulating that Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa is in talks with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the intention to defect to the party has been described as false and mischievous. This is contained in a statement on Sunday by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh. It read in part, “There is absolutely no truth whatsoever...

Posted on: Aug 20 2018 - 7:35am | #0
In: Politics

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...

Woman in IDP camp delivers quadruplet in Zamfara

A 33-year-old Zainab Salisu, an internally displaced person (IDP) in Maradun camp, Zamfara, has been delivered of a quadruplet, two males and two females. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mrs Salisu, who hailed from Gidan Dan-Guntu village in Maradun District gave birth on Sunday, without complications. Speaking on the delivery, the father of quadruplet, Malam Salisu Muhammad,...

Politics

Gov. Bindow not in talks with PDP — Commissioner

The news circulating that Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa is in talks with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the intention...

2019: We will send APC packing from Lagos, says ADP

The Action Democratic Party (ADP)on Sunday said it would dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos by winning...

Business

Why Sierra Leone Airports Authority is No 1

The Management of Sierra Leone Airports Authority (SLAA) is poised to transform the Airport, which today, stands as the...

Nigeria controls 70 % of cargo traffic of W/Central Africa, says Council

The Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC), Chief Kunle Folarin, says Nigeria controls 70 per cent of cargo...

National News

Shettima dispels rumour on alleged bombing of dam by Boko Haram

Gov. Kashim Shettima has dispelled speculations on Saturday that a lake in Alau town, a distance of about five km from Maiduguri, had been bombed by...

Plateau Govt. lauds FG over law establishing medical school in Jos

The Plateau Government has lauded the efforts of the Federal Government for signing into law, the Act establishing the Federal School of Medical Laboratory...

Woman in IDP camp delivers quadruplet in Zamfara

A 33-year-old Zainab Salisu, an internally displaced person (IDP) in Maradun camp, Zamfara, has been delivered of a quadruplet, two males and two females. The...

Kano Government disburses N99m for women empowerment

Kano State Government has disbursed N99 million to 6,600 women under its empowerment programme as start up capital to enable them establish their chosen...

World News

Sierra Leone: President Bio’s Best Bet

President Julius Maada Bio has commenced on a sound footing. His best bet in transforming Sierra Leone is to focus more on human capital development than...

‘It’s time to listen to terrorism victims, survivors’ – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said it was now time for the society to support victims and survivors of terrorists attacks by listening to...

UN flag at half-mast for Kofi Annan

The flag at UN headquarters in New York is flying at half-mast on Saturday as the intergovernmental organisation marks the death of its former Secretary-General,...

UN remembers victims of Baghdad, Abuja UN building bombings

Victims of the UN building bombings in Baghdad, Abuja and others cities around the world have been remembered by the United Nations to commemorate the...

Sports

Chievo goalkeeper suffered broken nose in collision with Ronaldo

Chievo’s veteran goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino suffered a broken nose, bruised shoulder and whiplash when he collided with Cristiano Ronaldo during...

EPL: United beaten 3-2 as Brighton add to Mourinho’s woes

Manchester United’s troubled start to the English Premier League (EPL) season took another unexpected twist as they lost limply 3-2 at Brighton &...

Aguero gets hat-trick as free-scoring City rout Huddersfield

Sergio Aguero netted his 13th hat-trick for Manchester City as the champions made light of the absence of the injured Kevin De Bruyne to thrash Huddersfield...

Mbappe brace secures comeback win for PSG

2018 FIFA World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe scored twice as champions Paris St Germain (PSG) completed a second half comeback to secure a 3-1 win over En...

Kane finally nets in August as Spurs beat Fulham 3-1

Harry Kane finally ended his August goalscoring drought as England’s World Cup luminaries inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a morale-boosting 3-1 Premier...

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in London derby thriller

  Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a pulsating London Premier League derby on Saturday with defender Marcos Alonso scoring an 81st-minute winner after...

Osinbajo has not endorsed Pinnick-led NFF faction, Dalung insists

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led...

Messi to miss Argentina friendlies in U.S.

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has ruled himself out of two friendlies in the U.S. next month, a source at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) told...

Opinion