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  • Champion Again!

    Super Falcons beat Cameroon, win 8th AWCON title

    Falcons in joyous mood after scoring a goal

    Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Saturday in Yaounde won the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) for the eighth time after beating hosts Cameroon 1-0 before a capacity 40,000 crowd. An 84th minute goal from Desire Oparanozie was enough for Nigeria to retain the trophy they won in Namibia two years ago, when they beat the same Indomitable Lionesses 2-0. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Falcons have dominated this competition,...

  • Trail blazer

    Candido da Rocha, The Generous Capitalist

    Candido da-Rocha

    There is a stock reply in Nigeria when a man is asked to spend money. He, in most cases, would say: “I am not another da-Rocha!” It is an expression that has to do with stupendous wealth or display of it or generosity or a combination of all. However, while many use the statement with ease, not all of them know anything about the man called Candido da-Rocha. We offer you his story this week and, later, other narratives of the lives and...

  • End of The Road?

    Gambia’s Jammeh loses election after 22-year rule

    Jammeh:  His 22 year rule coming to an end

    Opposition candidate Adama Barrow has won the Gambian presidential polls with 263,515 votes, the electoral commission said on Friday. The commission’s chair, Alieu Njie, said he was followed by President Yahya Jammeh with 212,009 votes, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mama Kandeh, the third candidate in the running, came third with 102,969 votes. “What we see in this result is a change of government. “The incumbent will call the...

  • One Nigeria For Ever?

    Buhari: Nigeria’s break-up unthinkable, not possible

    President Muhammadu Buhari and the South East traditional rulers

    President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the essence of the unity of Nigeria, urging those contemplating its break-up to have a rethink. The President said this at a meeting with the Council of South-East Traditional Rulers at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday. In a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, the President warned that the question of having another country out of Nigeria...

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

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #6
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...

Obaseki approves 50% waivers for tax defaulters

Posted on: Dec 4 2016 - 4:47pm | #0
In: Nigerian News
: Chairman of the Board of Edo Internal Revenue Service, Chief Oseni Elamah; Chairman of the APC Edo State, Anslem Ojezua (Esq) in jubilation as Governor Godwin Obaseki declares the 50% waiver for tax defaulters during a meeting with the Management of Edo state Internal Revenue service (EIRS) and representatives of tax payers in the state which held at the Weekend in Benin.

  Jethro Ibileke/Benin Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has approved a 50 percent waivers for tax defaulters in the State. The moratorium which has its terms and conditions, is the first ever to be granted tax defaulters since the creation of the State. Conditions set for defaulters to benefit from the waivers, require that all the outstanding tax liabilities running into billions of naira, inherited from by past administrations up to December 1, 2016, must be paid within 90 days. A statement endorsed by Mr. John Mayaki, the Chief Press Secretary, Governor Obaseki, said the Governor’s gesture was meant to tidy up tax system and encourage them to join the pool of 10 percent who pay taxes in the state. Obaseki disclosed this during...

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

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #6
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...

Fake U.S. Embassy issue visas in Ghana for 10 years

Posted on: Dec 4 2016 - 4:11pm | #0
In: African News, Crime, Issues, Law and Justice, News
US Embassy in Nigeria

A fake United States Embassy has been busted in Ghana after operating illegally for a decade, the U.S. State Department said. The sham embassy was busted in the capital, Accra, and is said to have been run by a criminal...

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 | #6
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
Governor Yahaya Bello  of Kogi State

NUP asks Kogi to enlist workers in Contributory Pension Scheme

Onu Abdullahi, the  Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) Kogi Chapter, has called on the State Government to transfer  the  state pensioners into the Contributory Pension Scheme. He said this would reduce difficulties pensioners faced in accessing payment of their gratuities and pensions after retirement from the state public service. Abdullahi told...

Posted on: Dec 4 2016 - 3:54pm | #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...

NYSC loses 3 corps member in Batch ‘B’ 2016

NYSC members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) said it had lost three serving corps members in  Batch ‘B’ 2016. The Director-General of the corps, Brig.-Gen Suleiman Kazaure, disclosed this on Sunday when he visited the NYSC orientation camp in Asaba, Delta. Kazaure said that the cause of the death had not be ascertained, but that a committee had been set up to look into it. He enjoined...

Politics

Olaitan's hand being help-up by Governor Ambode

APC’s Olaitan Wins Ifako-Ijaiye Bye-election

By Jamiu Yisa All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Akinwunmi Olaitan, has been declared winner of the Ifako-Ijaiye...

Elijah Adewale

Low Turn Out Recorded At Ifako-Ijaiye Bye-election

By Jamiu Yisa The ongoing Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency by-election in Lagos State recorded a low turn out. Some of...

Business

Ogunlesi: To help Trump make America great again

Nigerians in U.S. celebrate Trump’s appointment of Ogunlesi

The Nigerian community in U.S. has lauded the appointment of Bayo Ogunlesi by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump into his...

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor

CBN denies reports of allocation of dollars

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied reports from some quarters that it allocates dollars unilaterally. A statement...

National News

Obaseki approves 50% waivers for tax defaulters

: Chairman of the Board of Edo Internal Revenue Service, Chief Oseni Elamah; Chairman of the APC Edo State, Anslem Ojezua (Esq) in jubilation as Governor Godwin Obaseki declares the 50% waiver for tax defaulters during a meeting with the Management of Edo state Internal Revenue service (EIRS) and representatives of tax payers in the state which held at the Weekend in Benin.

  Jethro Ibileke/Benin Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has approved a 50 percent waivers for tax defaulters in the State. The moratorium which...

NUP asks Kogi to enlist workers in Contributory Pension Scheme

Governor Yahaya Bello  of Kogi State

Onu Abdullahi, the  Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) Kogi Chapter, has called on the State Government to transfer  the  state pensioners...

Why quality assurance in Osun education is our target–Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said his administration has succeeded in uplifting the standard of education in the state with over one...

Boko Haram: Nigeria to buy war planes from Pakistan, Russia

Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar

Concerned about global politics surrounding procurement of sophisticated arms from western countries, Nigerian Airforce (NAF) is expecting arrival of...

World News

Nigeria Calls For Awareness Sensitization On Protection Of Cultural Heritage

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, addressing the International Conference on the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for the sensitization of local communities across Africa in order to raise their...

Don’t go, Fidel!

Bola Bolawole

By Bola Bolawole Perhaps, the last of my revolutionary heroes, Fidel Castro, died last Friday, aged 90 years (1926 – 2016). He ruled Cuba for about...

China furious over Trump’s call to Taiwan president

Trump

China on Saturday lodged a diplomatic protest after US President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the...

Gambia’s president-elect lists agenda

Barrow: ended President Jammeh's 22 rule in Gambia

Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow on Saturday vowed to work for national unity and economic growth after power was peacefully transferred in the small...

Sports

Super Falcons beat Cameroon, win 8th AWCON title

Falcons in joyous mood after scoring a goal

Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Saturday in Yaounde won the 2016 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) for the eighth time after beating hosts Cameroon...

Buhari excited as Super Falcons win 8th AWCON title

Falcons in joyous mood after scoring a goal

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon at the final...

Cazorla to have ankle surgery, faces 3 months out

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is to have an ankle operation that could rule him out of action for a further three months. The 31-year-old Spain international...

Super Falcons beat South Africa, earn final ticket

(File photo) Super Falcons:

Defending champions Nigeria will take on hosts Cameroon in the final match of the 10th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, after beating South...

76 dead in crash of plane carrying Brazil’s soccer team

the-team

Condolences and tributes have continued to pour in respect of the plane clash that killed over 76 people including some members of Brazilian soccer team...

AWCON: South Africa, Cameroon in semi-finals

(File photo) Super Falcons:

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana on Friday joined hosts Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the semi-finals of the ongoing Women’s African Cup of Nations...

FIFA Rankings: Nigeria moves up 10 places, now world 50th

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved 10 places up in the November FIFA World ranking to 50th. In the rankings on the website of the world football governing...

Aubameyang on African Footballer of the Year award shortlist

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang when he won the award in 2015

The three finalists for the 2016 African Footballer of the Year Award will be named in December before the award ceremony in Abuja on Jan. 5, media reports...

Opinion