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    How courageous civilians foil suicide attack in mosque- Army

    The Nigerian Army says some courageous civilians on Sunday foiled a suicide bomb attack by a suspected female Boko Haram member on a mosque in Gashua, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri. “What would have otherwise been a devastating suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gashua village in Gujba...

  • Helping hand

    N10b Micro Grant: Dangote Lifts 25,000 Women In Niger

    The Aliko Dangote Foundation has flagged off its one-off and unconditional Micro-grants Programme in Niger State with 25,000 disadvantaged women as beneficiaries bringing the total number of women beneficiaries to 256,500 across seven states of the federation. Chairman of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote said weekend at the flag-off ceremony held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, the Niger State...

  • Big Hammer!

    N20bn Debt: AMCON takes over Sen. Oduah’s assets

    The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken over Sea Petroleum Oil & Gas Ltd. and other assets belonging to Sen. Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi over an unpaid debt of about N20 billion. AMCON said the takeover followed an injunction granted by Justice M.S. Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos against Sea Petroleum Oil & Gas Ltd. The corporation in a statement by its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Jude Nwauzor, on Friday...

  • No Escape !

    N5bn fraud: Supreme Court tells Akingbola to face trial

    The Supreme Court on Friday ordered, Erastus Akingbola, to return to the Federal High Court, Lagos, to answer his alleged five billion Naira fraud charge. Akingbola is a former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc. Justice Tanko Muhammad, leading a five-man panel, affirmed the Feb. 20, 2015 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Lagos which overturned the Federal High Court’s decision striking out the charges against Akingbola. Justice...

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...

Investments In Lekki’ll Make Lagos Next Business Destination In Africa – Ambode

Posted on: May 21 2018 - 8:33am | #0
In: Nigerian News

…Inspects Dangote Industrial Jetty, Other Projects In Ibeju-Lekki, Epe, Ojota …Ongoing Projects In Lekki Free Trade Zone Largest Worldwide, Says Dangote Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday inspected the ongoing projects in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, saying the massive investments being jointly made in the axis by government and the private sector was targeted at making Lagos emerge as the next destination for business in Africa. Governor Ambode, who inspected the progress of work alongside cabinet members, billionaire businessmen, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola, among other businessmen, said the investments and the infrastructural renewal in the Lekki-Epe axis simultaneously ongoing were geared towards preparing...

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...

Adesina urges African countries to add value to their products

Posted on: May 21 2018 - 6:21am | #0
In: Business

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Monday urged African countries to add value to their products in all sectors for rapid industrialisation of the continent. He made the call...

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

NPFL: Kwara United beat MFM FC 3-1

Kwara United Football Club on Sunday defeated visiting Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) FC of Lagos 3-1 in a Match Day 22 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2017/2018 NPFL game was played at the Kwara Stadium Complex in Ilorin. The victory sustained Kwara United’s good performance towards...

Posted on: May 21 2018 - 6:14am | #0
In: Football

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...

APC Congress: Gov Sani-Bello Says Restoration Agenda On Track

…charges New Executive To Build An All-inclusive Party Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello at the weekend said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state is poised to perfecting the restoration agenda being put in place since 2015 by his administration. He disclosed this shortly after the peaceful conduct of the state congress of the party in Minna,...

Politics

APC Congress: Gov Sani-Bello Says Restoration Agenda On Track

…charges New Executive To Build An All-inclusive Party Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello at the weekend...

It will be prison or village for Wike after 2019 election – Dakuku Peterside

  Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt   The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA),...

Business

Adesina urges African countries to add value to their products

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Monday urged African countries to add value to...

41 items still banned under Nigeria-China currency swap deal – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Nigeria-China currency swap deal would not cover the importation of the 41 items...

National News

Investments In Lekki’ll Make Lagos Next Business Destination In Africa – Ambode

…Inspects Dangote Industrial Jetty, Other Projects In Ibeju-Lekki, Epe, Ojota …Ongoing Projects In Lekki Free Trade Zone Largest Worldwide,...

100 Edo students trafficked to Libya in 4 months, says Obaseki’s aide

No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in  the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin on...

Democracy walk: President Buhari to lead 1m Nigerians

The National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NSDG), a pro-democracy and non-profit organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the 2018 edition...

Most Nigerian cities to experience rains on Monday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted morning rains over the Central States of the country on Monday. NiMet predicted that there would...

World News

WHO raises Ebola risk to ‘very high’ after virus reaches Congo city

The Ebola outbreak in Congo poses a greater danger to the Central African country and the region than previously assumed, according to the World Health...

Despite ICC warrant, Sudan’s al-Bashir in Turkey for Jerusalem meeting

Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, was in Turkey on Friday for a meeting of Muslim nations on Jerusalem and Palestine, defying an international arrest...

WHO calls emergency meeting on Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday over the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic...

UN deputy chief calls for peace in Gaza

The “cycle of violence” in Gaza serves no one and it must end, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Thursday at the UN Forum on the...

Sports

NPFL Review: Lobi Stars stop Rangers, as Tornadoes stun FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Leaders Lobi Stars returned to winning ways on Sunday after their midweek slump against champions Plateau United, defeating Rangers International 1-0...

I’m a serial winner in spite of all, Chelsea’s Conte says

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte declared himself “a serial winner” after leading his side to a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the English FA Cup...

Nigeria retains 47th position in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria has retained her last month Coca Cola FIFA world ranking on 47th position and sixth in Africa in May. The rankings released on FIFA website on...

Griezmann pounces twice as Atletico sink hapless Marseille

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann struck twice as they beat hapless Olympique de Marseille 3-0 on Wednesday to win the Europa League for the third...

Ambode fulfills N20m pledge to CHAN Eagles

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has fulfilled his promise of N20 million to the Super Eagles Team B otherwise called the CHAN Eagles. The News Agency...

MultiChoice deserves kudos for Atletico Madrid Nigeria visit – Mutiu Adepoju

  MultichoiceEx-Super Eagles and Spanish La Liga star, Mutiu Adepoju, has described as commendable, the decision of MultiChoice Nigeria to bring LaLiga...

You can now take over National Stadium, Surulere, Buhari tells Lagos Government

…As FG, LASG Set To Finalize Formal Handover Next Week President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of National Stadium, Surulere to Lagos State...

Mixed reactions trail Coach Rohr’s provisional 30-man World Cup list

Mixed reactions on Monday trailed Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr’s 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The...

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