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    Kogi’s Staff Screening: Motion But No Progress

    The staff screening/ verification exercise and probe of some former Governors by the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State may be a wild goose chase Richard Elesho/ Lokoja The Kogi State Government has brought its nearly one year old Staff Screening and Verification exercise into a hiatus. Recently, Governor Yahaya Bello led government came up with two broad lists namely cleared and uncleared lists. Those on the cleared list heaved...

  • Urban jungle!

    Ibadan: Tale of a Dirty City

    Oyo State grapples with keeping Ibadan clean Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan One thing that Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State was noted for from time immemorial was its dirty state, due to its poor refuse management. The refuse was so overwhelming that the ancient city was labeled one of the dirtiest in Nigeria and Africa. Anywhere one turned to, expressways, major roads, feeder roads, residential areas were overrun with notorious heaps of refuse. It was so...

  • Another Heist Unveiled

    Whistle-Blower: FG recovers another $151m, N8b looted funds

      The Federal Government said it recovered another 151 million dollars and N8  billion looted funds from three sources through whistle-blowers. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos. Mohammed sad actionable information given by whistle-blowers  to the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation led to the recovery of the looted fund. He...

  • Plebiscite's 56th anniversary

    Why Nigeria Should Be Interested In The Crisis In Anglophone Cameroon

    By Nkrumah Bankong-Obi Today, 11 February marks the 56th anniversary of the plebiscite that led to merging of English speaking Southern Cameroon with the Francophone part. From the outer layers, away from the glare of the outside world, the Republic of Cameroon drapes itself as a united entity. What more with President Paul Biya’s foothold on power and a gripping centralization of power in Yaoundé, the French-speaking political capital of the...

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

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #8
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 | #44
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...

1, killed in tanker accident

Posted on: Feb 19 2017 - 11:22pm | #0
In: News, Nigerian News

A tanker on Sunday crushed a Toyota Camry car belonging to a couple and a tricycle at the New Garage area of Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 33,000 litres tanker with registration number Lagos EKY 770 XQ rammed into the couple’s brown Toyota Camry car marked Lagos KTU 531 BG, dragging it into a filling station. Eyewitnesses told NAN that the couple were returning home from church before the incident. They told NAN that the articulated vehicle was coming from the Adegoke Motors/toll gate road and had hit the car which was coming from New Garage/Idi-Ayunre road at the New Garage round about. The articulated vehicle also hit a commercial tricycle and pushed it over the culvert in front of the filling station before...

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

Posted on: Jun 19 2016 - 5:22am | #8
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 | #44
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...

Man sets family house on fire, 5 die

Posted on: Feb 19 2017 - 11:14pm | #0
In: Crime, News, Nigerian News

Police in Oyo state have arrested a man who allegedly set his family house on fire, while the occupants were asleep. Five members of the family, four of them children, including an eight month old baby , died. The...

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 | #8
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 | #44
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics

Hunt for bush meat and go to jail for 10-years -DG, NCF

The Nigerian Conservation Federation (NCF) on Saturday warned that anyone found guilty of exploitation and commercial hunting of wild animals risked 10-year imprisonment with an option of N1million fine or both. The Director-General of the federation, Mr Adeniyi Karunwi, gave the warning in Ibadan on Saturday at a workshop organised by the Pangolins Conservation...

Posted on: Feb 19 2017 - 11:00pm | #0
In: Issues, News, Nigerian 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...

Police arrest ATM robbery suspect in Lagos

Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old robbery suspect, who specialises in attacking ATM users at different parts of the metropolis. The command’s spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday. Badmos said the suspect, Gbenga Babatunde, was arrested by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) when he was attempting to attack a victim. She...

Politics

Sheriff, Aliyu pay homage to IBB, sound reconciliatory

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu Sheriff and former Niger state governor, Dr Babangida...

Ortom: I will beat any opposition ‘silly’ in 2019

  Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue said on Sunday that he was “very optimistic” of securing a second tenure as governor,...

Business

Jigawa Gov. distributes 300 wheat harvesters to youths

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa on Sunday distributed 300 wheat harvesters and threshers worth N58 million to empower youths...

NPA unfolds 25-year Port Master Plan soon

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is committed to concluding the 25-year Port Master Plan. The Managing Director of NPA,...

National News

1, killed in tanker accident

A tanker on Sunday crushed a Toyota Camry car belonging to a couple and a tricycle at the New Garage area of Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports...

Man sets family house on fire, 5 die

Police in Oyo state have arrested a man who allegedly set his family house on fire, while the occupants were asleep. Five members of the family, four of...

Hunt for bush meat and go to jail for 10-years -DG, NCF

The Nigerian Conservation Federation (NCF) on Saturday warned that anyone found guilty of exploitation and commercial hunting of wild animals risked 10-year...

Sheriff, Aliyu pay homage to IBB, sound reconciliatory

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu Sheriff and former Niger state governor, Dr Babangida Aliyu have called on aggrieved...

World News

Why many conflicts occur- UN Secretary-General

  UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world is witnessing the multiplication of violent conflicts because the conflicts of one country...

Trump reassures supporters after turbulent week

  President Donald Trump of the U.S. on Saturday returned to base to reassure his supporters after a turbulent week at the White House that saw  Michael...

US Senate approves Trump choice as head of agency

The U.S. Senate on Friday, confirmed Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52 to 46 votes cast largely along party lines. The...

Australian PM advises Trump on media

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump was wasting his time deriding the media over their coverage...

Sports

Sundowns to clip Ravens wings

Reigning CAF Champions League champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have set their targets on the Total CAF Super Cup 2016 as they aim to continue their quest...

Jose Mourinho: The big mistake I made

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he has learned from “throwing away” FA Cup games in the past and will not make that mistake at Blackburn...

FIFA boss to visit Zimbabwe

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will be in Zimbabwe at the same time as a regional meeting which has drawn criticism from the Confederation of African...

Kogi legislator advocates return of state-owned football clubs to Sports Ministry

John Abah, member of the Kogi House of Assembly, on Friday called for the return of the state-owned football clubs to the Ministry of Youths and Sports...

Wenger’s Arsenal future to be decided at season end -BBC

Arsene Wenger’s future as Arsenal manager will be decided at the end of the season, the BBC reported on Thursday without citing sources. There was currently...

Gyan found guilty of “unethical hair’’ in UAE

  Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is among more than 40 players to have been found guilty of having “unethical hair’’ under United Arab...

Wheel chair athletes appeal to Niger govt. for support

The Niger chapter of the Wheelchair Tennis Association has urged the state government to provide wheelchairs to its members to enable them compete favourably...

Marathon: Of Kenyans’ dominance and Nigerian athletes’ development

Kenyans, indeed East Africans have once again shown their prowess as top marathoners in the world by sweeping most of the medals at the 2nd Access Bank...

Opinion