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    Melaye: Heavily armed policemen guard hospital

    Heavily armed policemen have taken position at Zankli Hospital, Abuja, where Sen.Dino Melaye is being treated after he allegedly jumped  out of a moving police vehicle and sustained an injury. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a team of policemen trailed Melaye to the hospital and re-arrested him. According to a statement by the Force Spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood, Melaye escaped from lawful police custody while being taken for arraignment...

  • Escape bid!

    In Pictures: Dino Melaye Injured While Trying To Escape

    Injured Senator Dino Melaye being taken to hospital after he allegedly jumped out of the moving vehicle conveying him to Kogi state to face criminal charges levelled against him by the Police. In a press release, ACP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, wrote: “At about 1200Hrs of today Sen. Dino Melaye while in lawful custody of the Nigeria Police Force and being taken for arraignment in Federal High...

  • Conspiracy theory!

    Invasion of Senate plotted by FG against Saraki- Wike

    …says FG still plans to frame him Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the invasion of the Senate was an official plot by the Federal Government to overthrow the Senate Leadership. Governor Wike also declared that the Federal Government is still plotting to frame him, saying that the latest plan hatched by the Federal Government is for someone programmed by the Security Agencies to...

  • Danger Alert!

    Beware of Obasanjo’s coalition, it’s enemy of democracy – Soyinka

     Kazeem Ugbodaga Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka on Sunday called on Nigerians to be vigilant and beware of a coalition formed by former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo purportedly claiming to be on a rescue mission to salvage the nation, saying that the coalition was formed by people who are enemies of democracy. Obasanjo had formed the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, which he said was meant to salvage the nation from...

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...

Cleric urges Nigerians to pray for leaders

Posted on: Apr 24 2018 - 11:43pm | #0
In: Religion

A cleric, Fr. Anthony Fadairo, on Tuesday urged Nigerians, especially Christians, to pray to God to guide leaders to tame the spate of killings in the country. Fadairo, Parish Priest, St. Agnes Catholic Church Maryland, Lagos, gave the advice at the Service of Songs for late Ted Mukoro. Mukoro, popularly known as “Uncle Ted”, died on March 7 at 89, after a brief illness. Mukoro, was a renowned actor who played the original role of “Headmaster” in the popular TV series, “The Village Headmaster” in the 80s. He was also a broadcaster and an advertising guru with stints at the Nigerian Television Authority and Lintas Lowe, an advertising agency. Fadairo condemned the spate of killings in the country, especially by suspected herdsmen. He...

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...

NUJ wants journalists to track budget

Posted on: Apr 24 2018 - 11:34pm | #0
In: Media

The Kano State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on members to rise up to the challenge of budget tracking in a democratic dispensation. The NUJ Chairman in the state, Abbas Ibrahim, made...

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

Niger governor cautions youths against violence

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has called on residents of the state, particularly the youths, to shun violence in order to boost the development of the state. Bello made the call on Tuesday in Minna when he received members of the Abi Doka Dole, a civilian security outfit led by its Chairman, Mr Musa Abdullahi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the association...

Posted on: Apr 24 2018 - 11:25pm | #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...

UEFA Champions League: Salah shines as Liverpool beat Roma

Liverpool took a big step towards the UEFA Champions League final with a 5-2 win over AS Roma in their semifinal, first leg at Anfield on Tuesday. Two late Roma goals, however, will give the Italians, who came back from 4-1 down to beat Barcelona in the previous round, some hope of an upset in the return game next Wednesday. Two superbly taken goals from Mohamed Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s...

Politics

President Buhari meets APC Governors in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed door with governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressive...

South-South caucus of APC endorses Oshiomhole as national chairman

Jethro Ibileke/Benin The South-South caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday endorsed the immediate past...

Business

1st quarter: Dangote exports 211kt cement to three African countries

…Sells 4millon tons of cement in Nigeria Nigeria’s dependence on imported cement can authoritatively be said to...

ADFD Finances US$192M Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City in Afghanistan

His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) financed...

National News

Niger governor cautions youths against violence

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has called on residents of the state, particularly the youths, to shun violence in order to boost the development of the state. Bello...

Melaye: Hospital under siege of heavily armed policemen

Heavily armed policemen have taken position at Zankli Hospital, Abuja, where Sen.Dino Melaye is being treated after he allegedly jumped out of a moving...

Melaye: Heavily armed policemen guard hospital

Heavily armed policemen have taken position at Zankli Hospital, Abuja, where Sen.Dino Melaye is being treated after he allegedly jumped  out of a moving...

Sex-for-marks: What Monica Osagie told panel – Counsel

  Miss Monica Osagie, the victim in the sex-for-marks scandal at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has told an investigative panel that...

World News

Young persons are asset, not problem- UN Envoy

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, has said that young people are an asset rather than being a problem. Wickramanayake...

Pope becomes ice cream man for a day

Pope Francis became an ice cream man for a day on Monday as Rome charity workers dished out 3,000 helpings of gelato to the homeless and needy as his gift...

UN welcomes North Korea’s suspension of nuclear programme

The UN said it welcomed North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un’s announcement that his country no longer needed nuclear weapons. The country resort to nuclear...

Africa has 59m stunted children, 10m overweight- WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 59 million children in Africa are stunted while another 10 million are overweight. The UN health...

Sports

C/League: Salah becomes first African to score 10 goals in single season

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has become the first African player to score 10 goals in a single Champions League (CL) campaign, FIFA says on its Twitter...

UEFA Champions League: Salah shines as Liverpool beat Roma

Liverpool took a big step towards the UEFA Champions League final with a 5-2 win over AS Roma in their semifinal, first leg at Anfield on Tuesday. Two...

Barcelona thrash Sevilla to win King’s Cup again

Unstoppable duo Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi helped Barcelona thrash Sevilla 5-0 to win the King’s Cup final for the fourth consecutive season on...

Just in: At last, Wenger quits Arsenal

  Arsenal football club manager, Arsène Wenger,  finally quits his position on Friday. While announcing his decision, Wenger said in the following...

EPL: Moses strike gives Chelsea win at Burnley

Nigerian professional footballer, Victor Moses, struck a 69th-minute winner for his Chelsea to give Antonio Conte’s side a 2-1 Premier League victory...

Confederations Cup: Plateau United crash out, lose 4-0 to Algeria’s USM Alger

Plateau United Football Club of Jos on Tuesday, missed out on a place in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 4-0 defeat against USM...

Commonwealth games: Fans laud Amusan’s 100m Hurdles gold

Athletics enthusiasts on Saturday lauded Oluwatobiloba Amusan’s 100m Hurdles won on Friday at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. They...

Marseille vs. Salzburg, Arsenal vs. Atletico in Europa semi-finals

Olympique de Marseille will play Salzburg and Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals following Friday’s draw at UEFA’s headquarters. Arsenal,...

Opinion