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  • Unravelling the Genesis of Evil

    40 ways ex-Gov. Sheriff aided, abetted emergence of Boko Haram- Borno State Attorney General

    Sheriff:

      Throughout last week, former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff issued series of statements with some of them containing threats. His reaction was based on my remarks at the NBA conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. I was a discussant over a paper delivered by Professor Mohammed Tabiu of Bayero University, Kano, titled, “Strengthening The Justice Sector: Implications And Challenges of National Security And Economic Growth”. During...

  • The August man...

    IBB’s special August dates and book that gave his regime its notoriety

    Ibrahim Babangida

    Ibrahim Babangida, IBB for style, has some special dates in August. He was born on 17 August 1941. He marked the birthday this month. On 27 August 1985, he overthrew Major General Muhammadu Buhari in a coup. It was exactly 31 years yesterday. And he stepped aside from office on 27 August 1993. For eight years that he ruled, his regime was characterised by high dribbles (for which he was nicknamed Maradona), brutality, deceit and Don Corleone or...

  • A putsch...

    31st anniversary of Buhari’s overthrow by IBB

    APC on patrol

    It is exactly 3i years today when General Muhammadu Buhari was overthrown in a coup by the Ibrahim Babngida junta. As early as 6am, the voice of Brigadier Joshua Dogonyaro, according to a report by eyeway.ng, was on the airwaves to announce that a coup had taken place. The plot started much earlier, and the execution actually started late on the previous day. Army majors Dangiwa Umar, Lawan Gwadabe, Abdulmumuni Aminu and Sambo Dasuki visited the...

  • Eclecticism...

    Professor Fashina: How I combine academics with herbal medicine and Christian prophetic calling

    Professor Nelson Fashina

    A High Chief of Idaseland in Owo Kingdom, Professor Nelson Olabanji Fashina of the Department of English, University of Ibadan, UI, is relatively a household name in the institution. Several reasons could be adduced for his popularity. First, he is an eloquent and outspoken scholar who is also versatile in his academic field. He relates well with both students and staff, yet he is principled and very ideologically radical. A former coordinator,...

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...

Ambode nominates Subair as new LIRS Chairman, approves Dabiri as LAMATA MD

Posted on: Aug 29 2016 - 2:00pm | #0
In: Business, News, Nigerian News
Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday nominated Mr. Ayodele Hamzat Subair for confirmation by the State House of Assembly as the new Chairman of the Lagos Service (LIRS). In a letter to the House of Assembly read on the floor of the House, Governor Ambode, said that following the retirement of the erstwhile Chairman, Mr. Folarin Ogunsanwo who held the post since September 2015, it became expedient to quickly seek a suitable replacement in view of the vital position of the LIRS towards its revenue generation drive and in attainment of the set target of his administration to deliver good governance to the citizenry. Subair, who was born on May 21, 1960, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the Metropolitan University...

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...

Parables of Rio

Posted on: Aug 29 2016 - 1:43pm | #0
In: Opinion, Sports
Owei Lakemfa

By Owei Lakemfa There have been controversies over the hosting of the Olympic Games. In fact there have been mass boycotts. For instance, most African countries boycotted the 1976 Games due to the non-expulsion...

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
APC Secretariat Akure

In pictures: Herbalists take over Ondo APC Secretariat, Oyemekun Road, Akure

Herbalists take over Ondo APC Secretariat, Oyemekun Road, Akure. Credit: Gabriel Akinadewo ...

Posted on: Aug 29 2016 - 10:06am | #0
In: News, Nigerian News
Reno Omokri
Posted on: Aug 29 2016 - 9:12am | #0
In: Business, Opinion

The Igbo as a blessing to Nigeria

By Reno Omokri On the 15th of August 1945, the axis nations fighting in the Pacific theater defeated imperial Japan and two weeks later, Japan formally surrendered to allied forces...

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...

LCCI urges review of suspension of some banks from forex market

CBN head office in Abuja

  The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to review its suspension of nine banks from transacting on the foreign exchange market. The LCCI Director-General, Mr Muda Yusuf, made the appeal in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. According to Yusuf, policy actions and pronouncements that can impact the foreign exchange market should...

Politics

Godwin Obaseki

Edo gov. poll: Suspected PDP thugs attack, abduct APC supporters

Jethro Ibileke/Benin The hitherto peaceful campaigns for the September 10 gubernatorial election in Edo state, is taking...

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and Alhaji Usman Shagadi, leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Edo State during the decamping of all members of the Social Democratic Party into the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend.

Edo SDP members decamp to APC

Thousands of Social Democratic Party (SDP) members in Edo State, including the 192 Ward Chairmen on of the party in the...

Business

Ambode

Ambode nominates Subair as new LIRS Chairman, approves Dabiri as LAMATA MD

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday nominated Mr. Ayodele Hamzat Subair for confirmation by the State House...

Reno Omokri

The Igbo as a blessing to Nigeria

By Reno Omokri On the 15th of August 1945, the axis nations fighting in the Pacific theater defeated imperial Japan and...

National News

Ambode nominates Subair as new LIRS Chairman, approves Dabiri as LAMATA MD

Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday nominated Mr. Ayodele Hamzat Subair for confirmation by the State House of Assembly as the new Chairman...

In pictures: Herbalists take over Ondo APC Secretariat, Oyemekun Road, Akure

APC Secretariat Akure

Herbalists take over Ondo APC Secretariat, Oyemekun Road, Akure. Credit: Gabriel Akinadewo ...

Power outage at Lagos Airport disrupts airlines’ operations

Murtala Muhammed InternationalnAirport, Lagos

Flight operations were disrupted at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, for two days; Saturday and Sunday, following...

Osinbajo to perform ground breaking ceremony of $100m Integrated Produce City in Benin

Osinbajo

  Jethro Ibileke/Benin   All roads lead to Benin, Edo state, on Monday as Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo leads some members...

World News

Do these 2 things and you will live longer–Scientists

Daily exercise

The dramatic discovery from a study conducted over nearly two decades was revealed at the world’s biggest heart conference, reports the Sunday People....

Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term – poll

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s domestic popularity has declined, a poll showed on Sunday, with 50 per cent of Germans against her serving a fourth...

Buhari: FG ready to negotiate release of Chibok girls with Boko Haram

Chibok schoolgirls

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is ready to negotiate the release of  over 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terror group...

Buhari: Nigeria will fully rehabilitate Boko Haram victims

Buhari: Boko Haram technically defeated

 President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya, assured that Nigeria would diligently ensure full rehabilitation of victims of Boko Haram and...

Sports

Parables of Rio

Owei Lakemfa

By Owei Lakemfa There have been controversies over the hosting of the Olympic Games. In fact there have been mass boycotts. For instance, most African...

NPFL: 3SC mauls Kano Pillars 4-0 in Ibadan

A 3SC player

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Sunday thrashed Kano Pillars Football Club by 4-0 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match...

PHOTOS: Joseph Yobo Foundation launches Football Academy at Ikoyi Prisons, to secure release of inmates

Yobo about to kick a football during the occasion

Photos: Joseph Yobo Foundation launches Football Academy at Ikoyi Prisons, to secure release many Inmates ...

Nigeria names 23 athletes, 6 coaches for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Paralympics-team-

The Paralympic Committee Nigeria (PCN) in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Sports, have named 23 athletes and six coaches that would compete...

Siasia: Why I’m quitting Nigerian football

Siasia: the system is disrespectful

  Samson Siasia, who helped Nigeria to men’s football bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, says he no longer want to have anything to do with the game...

Ambode appoints new DG for Lagos State Sports Commission

Gbolahan Adewunmi Ogunsanya

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the appointment of a new Director General for the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC). He is Mr. Gbolahan Adewunmi...

Nigeria’s Eagles open camp for Tanzania

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s senior men’s squad, Super Eagles, will open camp in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State on Monday for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations...

Yobo to help awaiting trial inmates of Ikoyi Prisons secure bail

Yobo

Chief Joseph Yobo, a former Captain of the Super Eagles, says the Joseph Yobo Foundation would work to release as many inmates of Ikoyi Prisons, especially...

Opinion