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    Over 2000 set of twins participate in Oyo Twins festival

    Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan About two thousand and thirty-four set of twins and tens of multiple births on Saturday converged in Igboora the capital of Ibarapa Central local Government area of Oyo State to participate in the maiden edition of the Oyo State Twins Festival. Some of the set of twins from the Local Governments in Ibadan converged at the Cultural Centre in Ibadan as earlier as 7am to join the train to Igboora to join counterparts from Oke-Ogun...

  • Tragic!

    19 dead in Abia pipelines fire

    The Abia command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the death of 19 persons, following Friday’s pipeline explosion in two villages in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state. The state Commander of the organisation, Mr Benito Eze, confirmed the number of casualties to newsmen in Umuahia. Eze said that 16 persons, including one woman, died in the explosion that occurred around 2.47 a.m at Umuaduru Village...

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    57 new Naval officers join fight against oil theft, insurgency

    The Nigerian Navy has inducted 57 new officers to join its fight against crude oil theft, sea piracy in the Niger Delta and insurgency in the North East, an official said. Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Iboke-Ete Ibas spoke at the Presidential Commissioning of 57 Midship men of 65 Regular Course at the Nigerian Navy College (NNC) Onne, Rivers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mid ship men were commissioned into the rank of Sub-Lieutenant...

  • Explanation

    Why Atiku picked Peter Obi as running mate – Campaign Organisation

    The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar  picked the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, as his running mate for the 2019 presidential election because of his youthfulness and knowledge of the economy. This is disclosed in a statement issued by the Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO), Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Friday in Abuja. Daniel said that the choice of Obi was largely...

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...

Baba Sala: Family announces burial date

Posted on: Oct 14 2018 - 12:48pm | #0
In: Entertainment, Nigerian News

  Family of the Late (Baba Sala),  has announced Dec. 6 and 7 as dates for the burial ceremony of the icon, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. His son, a Performing Officer at the National Troupe of Nigeria, Emmanuel Adejumo popularly called “Boisala’’ told NAN that the family was decided on the date for the burial. The late Adejumo, a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), comedian, dramatist and actor died on Oct. 7 at 81 in Ilesa, Osun State. His body has since been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa. ...

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...

Obasanjo, Sachs, Afreximbank to launch education fund for Africa

Posted on: Oct 14 2018 - 12:42pm | #0
In: African News, Education, News

  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs and the African Export Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) have committed to launch the Education Fund for Africa to ensure free education for children on the...

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

Police confirm One dead in attack on Tambuwal’s motorcade

The Police Command in Sokoto State has confirmed the death of one person as a result of stray bullets fired when hoodlums allegedly attacked Gov. Aminu Tambuwal’s motorcade in Sokoto on Saturday. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told newsmen that one other person who was injured during the incident had been hospitalised. The News Agency of Nigeria...

Posted on: Oct 14 2018 - 11:06am | #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...

2019: Peter Obi divides PDP in South East

The choice of Mr Peter Obi as the running mate to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election has divided the party in the South East. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the leadership of the party in the zone had, after the announcement of Obi, summoned an emergency meeting in Enugu. Obi, a former Governor of Anambra, was picked...

Politics

2019: Peter Obi divides PDP in South East

The choice of Mr Peter Obi as the running mate to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential...

More reactions trail ex Gov Obi’s emergence as Atiku’s running mate

Former chairmen of local government councils in Anambra have applauded the nomination of Chief Peter Obi as the running...

Business

NNPC Moves to Contain Oil Pipeline Fire Outbreak at Osisioma, Near Aba

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Friday in Abuja reported an oil pipeline fire outbreak...

Naira stable at N360 to dollar at parallel market

The naira remained stable against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos on Friday, still exchanging at N360 to the...

National News

Baba Sala: Family announces burial date

  Family of the Late (Baba Sala),  has announced Dec. 6 and 7 as dates for the burial ceremony of the icon, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. His...

Over 2000 set of twins participate in Oyo Twins festival

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan About two thousand and thirty-four set of twins and tens of multiple births on Saturday converged in Igboora the capital of Ibarapa...

Death toll rises to 24 in Abia pipeline explosion

The death toll from Friday’s oil pipeline explosion in two Abia communities in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state has risen to 24, the Commissioner...

Political appointees, friends shun Fayose’s last dinner party, food wasted

A dinner party organised on Friday night by the outgoing Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose to round-off his tenure in office was shunned by the expected...

World News

Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ for Saudi Arabia if reporter was killed

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a CBS interview on Saturday that there would be “severe punishment” for Saudi Arabia if it turns out that missing...

Egypt court sentences 17 to death over church attacks

An Egyptian military court on Thursday sentenced 17 people to death for their involvement in the bombing attacks on three Coptic churches in 2016 and...

Africa rebounding, but must prepare for future – IMF

Africa’s GDP growth is rising but it must do more to solidify a fragile recovery and prepare for major disruptions in the global economy, the International...

Prices of 17 cancer drugs cut by 56%

China National Healthcare Security Administration on Thursday said payment standards for 17 types of anti-cancer drugs newly included in China’s healthcare...

Sports

Lukaku double lifts mood in Belgium

Romelo Lukaku Romelu Lukaku scored twice to earn Belgium a 2-1 victory over Switzerland in the Nations League on Friday, lifting the mood in the country...

Super Eagles will win FIFA World Cup one day—Pinnick

The Pesident, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has expressed the hope that Nigeria’s Super Eagles will one day win the FIFA...

We will not underrate Libyan team, says Coach Rohr

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, says his team will play to win and will not underrate the Mediterranean Knights in Saturday’s AFCON qualifier. Rohr...

2018 AITEO Cup: Rangers Int’l FC to battle Kano Pillars in final

All is now set for what can be described as an epic final of the 2018 AITEO Cup glory, as five times FA cup champions, Rangers International FC of Enugu...

FIFA ban knocks out Sierra Leone from CAF qualifiers against Ghana

Sierra Leone may have gifted Ghana Black Stars six points in two African Nations Cup qualifiers scheduled for Kumasi on Thursday and Freetown next Monday. Sierra...

Rooney backs Mourinho, demands more from Man United players

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has become an easy target for criticism after his club’s slow start to the season, according to former Reds...

GOtv Boxing Night 16: We’re ready for another extravaganza – Organisers

The organisers of the GOtv Boxing Night scheduled to hold on Oct. 14 say that all modalities to ensure that the event runs smoothly and successfully are...

Ramsey wonder goal reminds Arsenal what they would miss

Aaron Ramsey produced a contender for goal of the season in Arsenal’s 5-1 rout of Fulham on Sunday to underline why he will be such a loss if he leaves...

Opinion