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    Ademola Adeleke Wins Osun PDP Governorship Primary Election

    Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Saturday, won the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the September 22, 2018 Governorship election in Osun State. Adeleke polled 1, 569 votes to beat his closest rival, Akin Ogunbiyi, who scored 1, 562 votes, a difference of seven votes! Candidate Fatai Akingbade placed third with 52 votes, while Nathaniel Oke came forth with just three votes. Before the announcement of the winner, the process...

  • On The March Again!

    Atiku Abubakar: An enduring search for the presidency

    By Richard Elesho/ Lokoja With less than a year to the general election, Nigeria is on the move again. So, also are many of the citizens traversing her length and breadth in search of votes. One figure stands out among the wayfarers. He is Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice President and Waziri Adamawa. Aside being the one with the oldest ambition for the presidency, he maintains the most enduring political structure for that purpose. Recently, in...

  • In The Net!

    Police arrest abductors of Chibok girls, 14 other Boko Haram insurgents

    The Police in Borno have arrested 22 suspected Boko Haram members including those who participated in the abduction of Chibok school girls. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, disclosed this while presenting the suspects to journalists on Wednesday in Maiduguri. The insurgents had in 2014 abducted over 200 students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno. Chukwu disclosed that 8 of the suspects were Boko Haram members and top...

  • Explanation!

    Presidency lists measures, initiatives to tackle insecurity

    The Presidency on Monday listed various measures and initiatives put in place to counter the narrative that President Muhammadu Buhari had not done enough to combat insecurity across the country. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity in a statement in Abuja, said it had become imperative by the presidency to correct misinformation about the nation’s security situation as “untruth begins to wear a garb of...

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...

Nigerians applaud singer Falz over sexual violence video

Posted on: Jul 23 2018 - 10:10am | #0
In: Entertainment, Music, News

  Nigerians and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) have lauded singer, Folarin Falana a.k.a Falz for addressing sexual violence in his latest music video. The reactions came after the award wining artiste announced the release of the video titled “Child of the world” on his social media platform @falzthebahdguy FALZ – “Child Of The World” official video out” Watch the video here According to DSVRT, it acknowledged Falz’s effort to speak up about “real life issues” on their official twitter account. @DSVRT “We would like to use this medium to appreciate Falz for spreading the word on Sexual Abuse in the recently released video for his song, Child of the World. “Together we will tackle this menace....

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...

Al-Shabaab storms southern military base, kills 27 troops – Spokesman

Posted on: Jul 23 2018 - 8:53am | #0
In: World News

Fighters of the al Shabaab group attacked a military base with a suicide car bomb in the south of Somalia, killing 27 soldiers, the group said on Monday, a blast heard by residents of a nearby town. The attack...

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

Trump blames Obama for alleged Russia’s meddling in U.S. election

  U.S. President, Donald Trump, has again blamed former President Barack Obama, for “not doing something” about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, during his tenure. Trump, in a tweet, also described the alleged election meddling as a hoax, saying it was the reason Obama did not act. He said Obama thought the Democratic presidential...

Posted on: Jul 23 2018 - 7:51am | #0
In: World 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...

Customs re-directs strategy on rice anti-smuggling operation

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said the service had re-directed its strategy on rice anti-smuggling operation to boost revenue. Mr Joseph Attah, the NSC Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. He said the service had made tremendous efforts to deal with rice smuggling in the country, adding that the newly...

Politics

Former permanent secretary dumps PDP for APC in Nasarawa

  Former permanent secretary with the Nasarawa State Civil Service Commission, Dr.John Mamman has switched political...

Osun 2018: RCCG Pastor wins Accord Party ticket

Ahead of Sept. 22 Osun governorship election, Mr Olapade Okunola, a Pastor at Redeemed Christian Church of God , has been...

Business

Customs re-directs strategy on rice anti-smuggling operation

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said the service had re-directed its strategy on rice anti-smuggling operation to...

Experts canvas utilization of pension funds to boost private sector

Financial Experts on Friday deliberated on how pension funds could be utilised to add more values to contributors and boost...

National News

Kwara Governor congratulates Saraki over new Waziri title

Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has hailed the elevation of the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki from the title of Turaki of Ilorin to...

2019: APC throws fresh challenge at PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to drop its antics of seeking a new coalition and the desperate...

FG vows to prosecute airline agents for swindling stranded fans in Russia

The Federal Government has vowed to arrest and prosecute the airline travel agents who cancelled the return tickets of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded...

Apapa Gridlock: Lagos Task Force Frees Service Lane To Ease Traffic

…As Ambode Extends Operation For 48 Hours …Holds Stakeholders Meeting Monday In Alausa The Joint Task Force set up by the Lagos State Government...

World News

Al-Shabaab storms southern military base, kills 27 troops – Spokesman

Fighters of the al Shabaab group attacked a military base with a suicide car bomb in the south of Somalia, killing 27 soldiers, the group said on...

Trump blames Obama for alleged Russia’s meddling in U.S. election

  U.S. President, Donald Trump, has again blamed former President Barack Obama, for “not doing something” about alleged Russian meddling in the...

U.S. doubts ability of South Sudan’s president, rebel leader to bring peace

The U. S. doubts whether South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have the leadership qualities needed to deliver peace to...

UN chief cautions Hamas, Israel against war in Gaza

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced deep concern over the latest flare-up of violence around Gaza, urging all sides to “step back from the...

Sports

U-20 AFCON: Nigeria whip Mauritania 5-0 to qualify

The Flying Eagles on Saturday affirmed their superiority over their Mauritanian counterparts by defeating them 5-0 to qualify 6-1 aggregate for the 2019...

FIFA U-20 WWC: We will go beyond second-place finish – Falconets

Mansur Abdullahi, the Falconets’ assistant coach, on Friday in Abuja said the team has been working towards winning the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s...

Why Enyimba FC cannot return to Aba in July – Commissioner

The Commissioner for Information in Abia, Chief John Okiyi, has said that the government’s plan for Enyimba International FC to return to Enyimba Stadium,...

Arbitration Court overturns UEFA ban on AC Milan

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)  on Friday overturned a decision by European soccer body UEFA to ban AC Milan from next season’s Europa League...

France hits back at U.S. TV show host over make-up of World Cup team

ntainer”> Trevor Noah, the South African host of a popular U.S. TV show, sparred with the French ambassador in Washington after the comedian...

NFF to move into Sunday Dankaro House next week, Giwa says

Chris Giwa, the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Thursday said the federation’s secretariat would move to the Sunday Dankaro House...

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba edge Williamsville, top Group C

Enyimba International FC of Aba on Wednesday moved to the top of Group C of the CAF Confederation Cup, following a 1-0 victory against Williamsville Athletic...

I regret sacrificing “everything” for Arsenal – Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that staying at the club for nearly 22 years may have been the biggest mistake of his career. He said...

Opinion