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    FG Copying Lagos Template To Revive Economy, Says Finance Minister

    ..Tinubu, a made in Nigeria product that is working–Ambode …As Buhari, Osinbajo, Sambo, Others Honour Ex-Lagos Gov At 65 Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has assured Nigerians that the country would soon be out of the economic recession, revealing that the Federal Government was already copying the Lagos template to revive the economy. She said the Federal Government recently released N1trillion for capital expenditure to make the...

  • Trouble In Aremu's Family

    Obasanjo’s wife files suit in Lagos court to stop son’s wedding

    Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court, seeking to stop the wedding of her son, Olujonwo Obasanjo, scheduled for May 11. Ex-President Obasanjo and the father of the bride, Sir Kessington Adebutu, promoter of Premier Lotto known as “Baba Ijebu” are respondents to the suit. Mrs Obasanjo, who is the twin sister of Chief Kenny Martins, the former Coordinator of the Police Equipment...

  • Fresh Trouble...

    N19bn Paris Club scam: EFCC indicts aides of Senate President, ex- bank MD

    Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detailed how aides of Senate President, Bukola Saraki diverted about N19bn from the N522bn Paris Club refund. The  aides of the Senate President also worked alongside some bankers in the alleged theft, according to a report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by the anti-graft agency on 10 March, multiple reports in Nigerian newspapers indicated on Monday morning. The...

  • The Gloves Are Off Again!

    Sheriff, Makarfi PDP at war again

        The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff,  and the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, are engaged in a war of words again, just a few days after they reached an understanding to bury their differences. What has triggered the latest public spat began with Sheriff’s threat to sue anyone, including media houses, who referred to Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led...

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...

Tinubu, shining star in Nigeria’s political firmament – Ajimobi

Posted on: Mar 29 2017 - 7:47am | #0
In: Politics

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has felicitated with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The governor, in a statement issued in Ibadan by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, described the former governor of Lagos State as a role model and shining star in the nation’s political firmament. According to the statement, “Asiwaju is a detribalized Nigerian who has traversed the length and breadth of Nigeria, recruiting people of like minds in seeking the emancipation of the country and the entrenchment of an egalitarian society. His undying love for the downtrodden, the deprived and the ordinary folks...

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...

NNPC Applauds Roles of Legislature in Oil & Gas Industry

Posted on: Mar 29 2017 - 7:30am | #0
In: Business

…GMD Lauds Govt Initiatives on Illegal Refineries The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has described the interplay between members of the executive and the legislative arms of government as an indispensible...

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

CBN slashes BDC rate to N360

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday slashed the rate at which it sells forex to Bureaux De Change (BDCs) in Nigeria to N360 and directed the BDCs to sell to end users at not more than N362 to a dollar, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.. This is coming barely 24 hours after the CBN directive to Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country to sell foreign...

Posted on: Mar 29 2017 - 4:07am | #0
In: Business

Kaduna completes 100 low cost houses

The first 100 houses constructed under the Public Private Partnership initiated by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i for low income earners in Kaduna State have been completed. 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 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...

We are committed to peace in Southern Kaduna- Army

The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Tuesday refuted social media reports on the alleged killing of 17 herdsmen by soldiers in Southern Kaduna, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. A statement issued in Kaduna by Col. Kingsley Umoh, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations dismissed the report as unfounded and irresponsible. He said that the mandate of the Army in the...

Politics

Tinubu, shining star in Nigeria’s political firmament – Ajimobi

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has felicitated with the National Leader of the All Progressives...

Tinubu remains pathfinder of a rare breed -Aregbesola

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday described former Governor of Lagos State and a national leader...

Business

NNPC Applauds Roles of Legislature in Oil & Gas Industry

…GMD Lauds Govt Initiatives on Illegal Refineries The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has described the...

CBN slashes BDC rate to N360

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday slashed the rate at which it sells forex to Bureaux De Change (BDCs) in Nigeria...

National News

Kaduna completes 100 low cost houses

The first 100 houses constructed under the Public Private Partnership initiated by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i for low income earners in Kaduna State have...

We didn’t complete investigation before charging lawyer to court –EFCC witness

, By Akin Kuponiyi An Economic and Financial Crimes Commissiom, EFCC, witness Daniel Danladi today, under cross -examination by the defence team of legal...

4 burnt to death as two tankers catch fire

Four persons were said to have been burnt to death while two others were injured when a loaded fuel tanker fell and exploded around Fidiwo area along Lagos/Ibadan...

Fayose’s ex-aide, ex Rep arraigned for double murder

A former Personal Assistant to Governor Ayo Fyose during his first tenure, Goke Olatunji was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ado Ekiti High Court over double ...

World News

UN Chief Scribe calls for ‘world without nuclear weapons’

The possession of nuclear weapons by countries is ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with humanity’s aspiration for peace, UN Secretary-General António...

Nearly 50,000 displaced in Afghanistan due to conflicts – UN report

A UN report said on Monday that the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan had forced 47,404 people to flee their homes since the beginning of 2017. The UN said...

About 1.4m Couples file for divorce in Chinese courts in 2016

Chinese courts heard no fewr than 1.4 million divorce cases in 2016, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN...

Slave Trade: UN pays tribute to achievements of African diaspora

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the achievements of African diaspora, who rose above the chains and pains of slave trade...

Sports

Ahmad starts work as CAF President

Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), on Sunday in Cairo at the confederation’s headquarters formally started work in...

Nigeria’s Unprecedented African Olympic Soccer Gold At Atlanta 96

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu In the annals of dating, there is BC and AD. This way, many football gurus in Nigeria denote the march of Nigerian football thusly:...

NFF: Why Super Eagles’ friendly with Burkina Faso was called off

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday said Super Eagles’ second international friendly, against Burkina Faso in London on Monday, has been...

Professional League: How Stephen Odey helped MFM FC to dislodge Plateau United

Were it not for Stephen Odey of MFM FC, Plateau United would have remained a table topper in the Nigeria Professional Football League. But the table turned...

FC Barcelona beat Valencia in 6-goal thriller

  Lionel Messi struck twice as FC Barcelona beat 10-man Valencia in a thrilling match on Sunday to move two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Eliaquim...

Aguero salvage point for Man City against Liverpool

Liverpool and Manchester City lost ground on leaders Chelsea and second-placed Tottenham as Sergio Aguero earned his side a draw at Etihad Stadium. With...

CAF Champions League: Rangers fail to progress

  Rangers International Football Club beat Zamalek FC of Egypt 2-1 on Sunday, but failed to achieve the target of advancing to the group stage of...

Manchester United move up to fifth with win at Middlesbrough

Manchester United on Sunday moved up to fifth in the English Premier League (EPL) as Middlesbrough’s first game after the sack of  manager Aitor Karanka...

Opinion