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  • Felicitations!

    Osinbajo, Jonathan, others eulogise Alaafin at 80

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi as a true leader who has served the Yorùbá race with complete faithfulness and sacrifice. He made this known on Saturday in Ibadan during the launch of a book ‘The Alaafin of Oyo’ in commemoration of the monarch’s 80th birthday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 278-page book was a compilation of memo, papers and speeches of the monarch. NAN reports...

  • Out of Hiding!

    IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu alive, spotted in Israel, says younger brother

    Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, said on Friday that his brother was alive. Emmanuel said that Kanu was spotted at a worship place in Israel. He made the disclosure in a telephone conversation with newsmen in Umuahia, saying that he received the information through an online video broadcast on Friday. “I can boldly confirm to you that the person in the video is my...

  • Explanation!

    Why Morocco is interested in joining ECOWAS – Spokesman

    Mr Mustapha El Khalfi, the Spokesman for the Moroccan government and Parliament, says the country’s interest in joining ECOWAS stems from its desire to build strong South-South partnership. Khalfi disclosed this on Thursday while briefing participants of the maiden News Directors Forum of the Atlantic Federation of African Press Agencies (FAAPA) in Rabat. Asked by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) participant why Morocco, located in North Africa,...

  • For Town and Gown

    How to Make UNiversity of Ibadan World Class by 2028

    By Gbenro Adesina On Friday October 5 2018, the 81 -year old guest lecturer of the 70th Anniversary Lecture of the University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Oluwafeyisola Sylvester Adegoke, who noted with regrets that there is no Nigerian university in the top 200 universities worldwide, did not mince a words in setting a target for any Nigerian university proposing to be among the best world universities. Adegoke was also of the opinion that except certain...

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...

Messi sidelined for 3 weeks with fractured arm

Posted on: Oct 21 2018 - 12:09am | #0
In: Football, Sports

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will be out of action for three weeks after he fractured his right arm during Saturday’s 4-2 La Liga win over Sevilla, a club statement said. The injury ruled him out of the ‘Clasico’ against arch rivals Real Madrid on Oct. 28. Ousmane Dembele replaced Messi in the 25th minute after the Argentine was examined by club doctors on the sidelines following a challenge by Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez. The Barca star player, who had set up Philippe Coutinho’s opening goal in the second minute and scored their second, looked in serious pain as he left the pitch. His right arm was in a bandage as he trudged off. “Obviously it’s a considerable loss,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde. “We know what 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 | #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...

Abia Pipeline Explosion: Buhari expresses regret over loss of lives

Posted on: Oct 20 2018 - 11:51pm | #0
In: Nigerian News

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret over the unnecessary loss of lives and property as a result of the pipeline explosion in the Osisioma Ngwa community of Abia State on Friday. The president’s condolence...

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

Osinbajo, Jonathan, others eulogise Alaafin at 80

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi as a true leader who has served the Yorùbá race with complete faithfulness and sacrifice. He made this known on Saturday in Ibadan during the launch of a book ‘The Alaafin of Oyo’ in commemoration of the monarch’s 80th birthday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the...

Posted on: Oct 20 2018 - 11:44pm | #0
In: Featured, Nigerian News

Bauchi Govt battles Type 2 Polio virus

The Bauchi  State Government says it is intensifying efforts on surveillance system to fight type 2 Polio virus found in the state. 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 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...

Africa’s youngest billionaire released by kidnappers – Police

  Africa’s youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned home unharmed after being released by his kidnappers, police said on Saturday. Mohammed Dewji, 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was seized as he arrived for a morning workout in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam last week. Forbes...

Politics

My VP position won’t conflict with Gov. Obiano, says Obi

Chief Peter Obi, Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said his position would not clash...

What international media asked me about Atiku – Lai Mohammed

International media organisations have queried the emergence of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party...

Business

Prices of selected food stuff decreased in September – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says average price of some selected food items in the country decreased in September. The...

Exhibitors lament poor patronage at Agric show

Exhibitors at the just-concluded National Agricultural Show, organised by National Agricultural Foundation of Nigeria (NAFN),...

National News

Abia Pipeline Explosion: Buhari expresses regret over loss of lives

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret over the unnecessary loss of lives and property as a result of the pipeline explosion in the Osisioma...

Osinbajo, Jonathan, others eulogise Alaafin at 80

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi as a true leader who has served the Yorùbá race with complete faithfulness...

4 killed in abduction of traditional ruler, wife in Kaduna – Police

The Kaduna State Police Command, said on Saturday that the abductors of the traditional ruler of Adara chiefdom had killed four people on his entourage...

Bauchi Govt battles Type 2 Polio virus

The Bauchi  State Government says it is intensifying efforts on surveillance system to fight type 2 Polio virus found in the state. The News Agency of...

World News

UN. U.S express shock as Saudi confirms journalist Khashoggi’s death

The United Nations and the United States have expressed shock at Saudi Arabia’s confirmation that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Consulate...

Why Morocco is interested in joining ECOWAS – Spokesman

Mr Mustapha El Khalfi, the Spokesman for the Moroccan government and Parliament, says the country’s interest in joining ECOWAS stems from its desire...

China economic growth weakest since 2009

China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter. The regulators have pledged further policy...

Euro weak as Italian budget raises EU political risks

The euro hovered near a one-week low against the dollar on Friday as the European Commission’s criticism of Italy’s populist budget sparked fresh concerns...

Sports

Messi sidelined for 3 weeks with fractured arm

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will be out of action for three weeks after he fractured his right arm during Saturday’s 4-2 La Liga win over Sevilla,...

Salah back among scorers as Liverpool scrape past Huddersfield

Striker Mohamed Salah scored his first goal in four matches to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over hosts Huddersfield Town in the English Premier League on Saturday. The...

Plateau United unveil Maikaba as new technical adviser

  Plateau United FC of Jos, on Friday, unveiled Abdul Maikaba as their new Technical Adviser. Pius Henwan, the General Manager of the 2017 Nigeria...

FIFA appoints 24 match officials for Club World Cup UAE 2018

The Referees Committee of world football governing body FIFA has picked 24 match officials who will be in charge at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled...

Mourinho the focus again as EPL returns Saturday

When Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho returns on Saturday to Stamford Bridge to face former club Chelsea, much would not have changed about him...

Liverpool’s Mane undergoes hand surgery

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has undergone surgery for a hand injury sustained on international duty with Senegal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Mane...

Real Madrid states opposition to La Liga’s Miami game

Real Madrid has written to Spain’s football federation to outline its opposition to La Liga’s plans to stage a match between Girona and FC Barcelona...

2018 AITEO final: Rangers will lift trophy via resilience, experience, says TM

Team Manager of Rangers International FC, Enugu Amobi Ezeaku says he is optimistic that Rangers will lift the 2018 AITEO trophy due to the present form...

Opinion