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    Ondo APC primary election: Tinubu asks Oyegun to resign

    Tinubu

    A titanic battle is afoot in the All Progressives Congress. Two gladiators are in the ring and, in the weeks to come, party members and spectators, media and individuals across party divides will, in this political amphitheater, howl like wolves in a park, at the spectacle. Now, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to resign without...

  • Braggadocio!

    Boko Haram’s new video: Shekau declares he’s “in good health and safety”

    Abubakar Shekau:

    Abubakar Shekau, the embattled leader of Boko Haram insurgent group had appeared in a new video to dispute the claims of the military that he was badly injured or probably dead from airstrikes weeks ago. The Nigerian Air Force had in a statement last month said Shekau was badly injured from strikes targeted at a gathering of the militant group in Sambisa forest, believed to be the last stronghold of the insurgent group in Borno State. But in a 40...

  • Urgent Cry for Help!

    Boko Haram: $143m needed to save 6m people from hunger, says INGOs

    (File photo) people displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria

      A group of 15 International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) on Saturday said that no fewer than six million people in West Africa are facing threat of severe hunger arising from insurgency. The INGOs stated that the threat was as a result of the ongoing fight against Boko Haram activities in the sub-region. The organisations responding to the humanitarian crisis in the sub-region, in a statement, appealed to donors to dig deep to stop...

  • Stone builders rejected...

    Awolowo’s 50-year old letter from prison: 7 reasons he wanted Ironsi to release him, his colleagues

    Obafemi Awolowo

    Here is Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s letter from prison to Major General Aguiyi Ironsi, pressing for his release and that of his colleagues. Unfortunately, this did not happen. While many believed that Ironsi turned down the request, others argued otherwise. One of them is the Dr Raphael James, Director General, Center for Research, Information Management and Media Development (CRIMMD). He argued: “Gen JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi did not turn down the...

Nigeria’s first coup, Biafra: British Secret files (Part Two)

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

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 | #43
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

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...

Ondo APC primary election: Tinubu asks Oyegun to resign

Posted on: Sep 26 2016 - 1:19am | #0
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
Tinubu

A titanic battle is afoot in the All Progressives Congress. Two gladiators are in the ring and, in the weeks to come, party members and spectators, media and individuals across party divides will, in this political amphitheater, howl like wolves in a park, at the spectacle. Now, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to resign without delay. And the target, from the look of things, may not want to leave without a duel. In fact, Tinubu pointedly accused Oyegun of treachery in in the conduct of the primary election for the party’s candidate in the Ondo governorship election. Tinubu’s media office in a statement on Sunday accused...

Nigeria’s first coup, Biafra: British Secret files (Part Two)

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

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 | #43
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

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...

NCC receives 6,163 complaints from telecoms subscribers in Q2

Posted on: Sep 25 2016 - 10:15pm | #0
In: Info-Tech, News
NCC headquarters in Abuja

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it received 6,163 complaints from telecommunications subscribers in the second quarter of 2016. Mr Abdullahi Maikano, the Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB)...

Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

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 | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

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 | #43
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
Nigerian soldiers

Four soldiers, 22 insurgents die as Army battles Boko Haram in Borno

  A Boko Haram attack on a location of Nigerian troops at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State early Sunday morning resulted in death of four soldiers and 22 members of the insurgent group, Nigerian Army has said in a statement.   Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Army who signed the statement released on Sunday...

Posted on: Sep 25 2016 - 7:42pm | #0
In: Issues, Nigerian News

Nigeria’s first coup, Biafra: British Secret files (Part Two)

Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

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

Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

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...

Ambode Receives Best Performing Nigerian Governor Award in New York

Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend said the State was gradually emerging as the choice destination for investors, assuring that his administration would continue to work round the clock not only to become a shining example for Africans in Diaspora but retain the State as investors haven. The Governor, who spoke at the 2016 International Forum on African Leadership,...

Politics

Tinubu

Ondo APC primary election: Tinubu asks Oyegun to resign

A titanic battle is afoot in the All Progressives Congress. Two gladiators are in the ring and, in the weeks to come, party...

Lloyd

My life, family in danger, says Ex-Rivers Assembly Leader

  Dr Chidi Lloyd, a former Rivers House of Assembly member, has called on security agencies to protect his life and...

Business

Members of NUPENG, led by their officials, during a  protest

NUPENG will resist sale of refineries, hike in fuel price, says President

  The President, National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Achese Igwe, said that the union could...

Udoma Udo Udoma

FG: Why we want to sell some national assets

  The primary objective of government’s fiscal stimulus plan is not to sell off all major critical national assets...

National News

Ondo APC primary election: Tinubu asks Oyegun to resign

Tinubu

A titanic battle is afoot in the All Progressives Congress. Two gladiators are in the ring and, in the weeks to come, party members and spectators, media...

Four soldiers, 22 insurgents die as Army battles Boko Haram in Borno

Nigerian soldiers

  A Boko Haram attack on a location of Nigerian troops at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State early Sunday morning resulted in death of...

My life, family in danger, says Ex-Rivers Assembly Leader

Lloyd

  Dr Chidi Lloyd, a former Rivers House of Assembly member, has called on security agencies to protect his life and that of his family members that...

Army dismisses new Boko Haram video, says Shekau ‘mentally sick, unstable’

Colonel Usman: Shekau is sick

The Nigerian Army, has urged Nigerians, especially residents of Maiduguri, Kano, Kaduna and Zaria, not to panic over a video purportedly posted by a factional...

World News

162 bodies retrieved in Egyptian migrant boat tragedy

(File photo) African migrants in Italy

  One hundred and sixty-two bodies have been found after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off an Egyptian coastal town this week, a provincial...

USAID gives N42bn assistance to South Sudan refugees

President Kiir of South Sudan

  The Administrator of USAID, Ms Gayle Smith, on Friday announced her government’s release of an additional $133 million (about N41.8 billion) for...

World News: Conservative Party split over Brexit

Britain's exit from EU divides Conservative Party. Photo credit: Pixabay.com

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union was made on June 23 and there is still uncertainly as to when or if the UK will trigger Article...

U.S. announces new plans for fighting terrorism globally

Barrack Obama, U.S President

  The U.S Deputy Secretary of State, Mr Antony Blinken, said on Thursday that his government had devised new plans for fighting terrorism globally. Blinken...

Sports

Nigeria’s U-17 Women’s World Cup squad unveiled

Nigerian FIFA U-17 Women football team

Head Coach Bala Nikyu has selected his final list of 21 players to represent Nigeria at the 5th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup taking place in Jordan 30...

2018 World Cup Qualifier: Rivers to host Super Eagles, Algeria

Super Eagles

  Rivers Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, says the state is ready to host the 2018 World Cup qualifying match between Super Eagles of Nigeria...

2016 FIFA U-17 World Cup: We will give Nigerians good results, says Coach Nikyu

Nigeria under 17 female team

The head coach of National U-17 female team, Bala Nikyu, said on Saturday that the team would give Nigerians good results in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The...

Nigeria call up Mikel, Moses, Iwobi, 20 others against Zambia

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has released a list of 23 players invited for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Matchday 1 clash...

Yaya Toure narrates his most precious moments, as he leaves international football

Yahaya Toure

Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday. The 33-year-old...

Paralympics Olympics and other stories

Paralympics-team-

By Bolanle Bolawole “People are crying but you are laughing. Is anything the matter with you?” “Those crying – na dem sabi. Why must a man...

Pele: Why Messi is a better football player than Ronaldo

Messi, Ronaldo

  Brazilian soccer legend and hero of three World Cups, Pele has weighed in on the debate on who is a better player between the Barcelona forward,...

Why Nigeria is not doing well in swimming competitions

nigerian-swimmers

  Inadequate funding has clogged Nigeria’s ability to produce world beaters in swimming, the President, Nigeria Aquatics Federation (NAF), Babatunde...

Opinion