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    Chile are champions of the Americas again

    Chile are Copa America champions again

    Chile are champions of the Americas again, winning back-to-back the Copa America. Francisco Silva’s penalty kick sealed the Copa America Centenario championship for Chile with their 4-2 win on penalties following a 0-0 draw against rival Argentina Sunday night in a dramatic Final at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Chile, FIFA’s fifth-ranked national team, defended its 2015 Copa America title, also won on penalties over Argentina. Argentina...

  • Man's inhumanity to man

    Ajayi Crowther’s 179-year old letter: My capture into slavery and rescue

    Bishop Ajayi Crowther

    Ajayi Crowther was ordained as the first African bishop of the Anglican Church. However, his background was rough. He was 12 years old when he was captured, along with his mother and toddler brother and other family members, along with his entire village, by Muslim Fulani slave raiders in 1821 and sold to Portuguese slave traders. In his 1837 letter to Rev. Williams Jowett, then Secretary of the Church Missionary Society, Crowther narrated his...

  • Leave these youths alone!

    Soyinka: To everything, its place

    Wole Soyinka

    By Wole Soyinka The issue, I understand, is the flaunting of religious markers in public educational institutions. Let me begin by confessing that I envy the French to whom those choices have only been recently thrust to the fore – they have always been with us in Nigeria. I also envy those to whom the issues are straightforward, and permit of dogmatic positions. In normal circumstances, perhaps I would agree that it should be a non-issue. It is...

  • True Talk!

    Ibrahim Magu: London the money laundering capital

    Ibrahim Magu, EFCC boss

    Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu speaks on the unprecedented anti graft campaign being waged by his agency and how corrupt elements are fighting back Nigeria a “fraudulently corrupt” country I wouldn’t go beyond the reactions of Mr. President. I think it was most appropriate and you cannot shy away from being called corrupt, because corruption has gone deep. The president’s reaction is...

British secret files on Nigeria’s first bloody coup, path to Biafra

Posted on: Jun 12 2016 - 3:01pm | #28
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...

In Video: Ambode set to turn Oshodi into iconic transport hub, Africa’s first

Posted on: May 22 2016 - 11:30pm | #3
In: Multimedia, News, Nigerian News, Video
Oshodi Transport Interchange. Designed by Planet Projects

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will this week commence the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD). The project, an iconic Transport Interchange, first in Africa, will feature the consolidation of all 13 city and interstate parks in Oshodi into 3 multi-storey bus terminals. The three floors, which will be 30, 000 square metres for each terminal, will take care of the parking and passenger demand. Buses will use the ground floor to pick passengers and part of the space will be turned into a shopping mall. The project which was designed by a Nigerian company, Planet Projects will be delivered within 15 months. The animation in the video was also done by Planet Projects. ...

In Pictures: Houses bought in UK by thieving Nigerian governors

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 3:15pm | #0
In: News, Nigerian News, Politics, World News
Another Ibori property in Hampstead

Here are some of the houses bought in the United Kingdom by rogue Nigerian governors with money stolen from the poor people of Nigeria. They form part of the assets President Muhammadu Buhari asked loose-talking British prime Minister, David Cameron return to Nigeria.       ...

Buhari: I want back stolen money, not Cameron’s apology

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 10:50am | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News
President Buhari in London today. Mail Online Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria,along with Afghanistan, ‘fantastically corrupt’. Instead, Buhari said he would demand action from Cameron, by returning Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in the country. Muhammadu Buhari made his frustration clear as he addressed a Commonwealth conference in London this morning in the wake of Mr Cameron’s toe-curling gaffe. Clutching a glass as he made small talk with the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception, the PM was caught on camera being indiscreet about the countries he had invited to a key anti-corruption summit tomorrow. Aides to Mr Buhari, who has mounted...

Cameron says ‘Nigeria fantastically corrupt’ ahead of Buhari’s visit

Posted on: May 10 2016 - 2:35pm | #1
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
David Cameron: British Prime minister

President Muhammadu Buhari should read this before jumping on his presidential jet for the journey to London. He may shelve the trip and if he insists on going, he may not shake hands with Prime Minister, David Cameron. His host,  Cameron has  demonstrated no iota of regard for him and his country Nigeria, dubbing it a ‘fantastically corrupt country’. Cameron was caught on camera giving this description of Nigeria and Afghanistan when he met  Queen Elizabeth during a ceremony to mark her 90th birthday. The anti-corruption summit is scheduled to hold in Lancaster House on Thursday. The summit aimed at stepping up global action to combat corruption in all walks of life, without Britain itself shutting down  British Virgin...

World leaders shun UK talks on corruption which Buhari is attending

Posted on: May 8 2016 - 9:48am | #0
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, World News
President Buhari

Many world leaders are not attending next Thursday’s London summit on corruption to be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Apart from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders attending are Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg. Other countries are sending less senior figures, with Russia set to be represented by deputy foreign minister Oleg Syromolotov. If politicians are not showing up, the summit has also attracted business leaders, sporting organisations, charities and pressure groups. The talks will take place at Lancaster House on Thursday. Host prime minister, David Cameron insisted the summit would put the corruption fight at the...

Chile are champions of the Americas again

Posted on: Jun 27 2016 - 5:06am | #0
In: Featured, Football, Sports
Chile are Copa America champions again

Chile are champions of the Americas again, winning back-to-back the Copa America. Francisco Silva’s penalty kick sealed the Copa America Centenario championship for Chile with their 4-2 win on penalties following a 0-0 draw against rival Argentina Sunday night in a dramatic Final at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Chile, FIFA’s fifth-ranked national team, defended its 2015 Copa America title, also won on penalties over Argentina. Argentina are still seeking their first major tournament title since 1993. After Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo stopped Lucas Biglia’s shot in the fourth round of the shootout, Chile needed only to make their fifth try to win, and Silva buried it as La Roja outscored Argentina 4-2 in the shootout....

British secret files on Nigeria’s first bloody coup, path to Biafra

Posted on: Jun 12 2016 - 3:01pm | #28
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...

In Video: Ambode set to turn Oshodi into iconic transport hub, Africa’s first

Posted on: May 22 2016 - 11:30pm | #3
In: Multimedia, News, Nigerian News, Video
Oshodi Transport Interchange. Designed by Planet Projects

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will this week commence the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD). The project, an iconic Transport Interchange, first in Africa,...

In Pictures: Houses bought in UK by thieving Nigerian governors

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 3:15pm | #0
In: News, Nigerian News, Politics, World News
Another Ibori property in Hampstead

Here are some of the houses bought in the United Kingdom by rogue Nigerian governors with money stolen from the poor people of Nigeria. They form part of the assets President Muhammadu Buhari asked loose-talking British...

Buhari: I want back stolen money, not Cameron’s apology

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 10:50am | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News
President Buhari in London today. Mail Online Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria,along with Afghanistan, ‘fantastically corrupt’. Instead,...

Cameron says ‘Nigeria fantastically corrupt’ ahead of Buhari’s visit

Posted on: May 10 2016 - 2:35pm | #1
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
David Cameron: British Prime minister

President Muhammadu Buhari should read this before jumping on his presidential jet for the journey to London. He may shelve the trip and if he insists on going, he may not shake hands with Prime Minister, David Cameron. His...

World leaders shun UK talks on corruption which Buhari is attending

Posted on: May 8 2016 - 9:48am | #0
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, World News
President Buhari

Many world leaders are not attending next Thursday’s London summit on corruption to be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Apart from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders attending...

Super Eagles to get head coach in two weeks, says Pinnick

Posted on: Jun 26 2016 - 11:01pm | #0
In: Football, Sports
Amaju Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Sunday in Ibadan said the Super Eagles would have a substantive Head Coach within the next two weeks. Pinnick told newsmen that the football body...

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 | #28
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
Oshodi Transport Interchange. Designed by Planet Projects

In Video: Ambode set to turn Oshodi into iconic transport hub, Africa’s first

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will this week commence the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD). The project, an iconic Transport Interchange, first in Africa, will feature the consolidation of all 13 city and interstate parks in Oshodi into 3 multi-storey bus terminals. The three floors, which will be 30,...

Posted on: May 22 2016 - 11:30pm | #3
In: Multimedia, News, Nigerian News, Video
Another Ibori property in Hampstead

In Pictures: Houses bought in UK by thieving Nigerian governors

Here are some of the houses bought in the United Kingdom by rogue Nigerian governors with money stolen from the poor people of Nigeria. They form part of the assets President Muhammadu Buhari asked loose-talking British prime Minister, David Cameron return to Nigeria.       ...

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 3:15pm | #0
In: News, Nigerian News, Politics, World News
President Buhari in London today. Mail Online Photo

Buhari: I want back stolen money, not Cameron’s apology

President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria,along with Afghanistan, ‘fantastically corrupt’. Instead, Buhari said he would demand action from Cameron, by returning Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in the country. Muhammadu Buhari...

Posted on: May 11 2016 - 10:50am | #5
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News
David Cameron: British Prime minister

Cameron says ‘Nigeria fantastically corrupt’ ahead of Buhari’s visit

President Muhammadu Buhari should read this before jumping on his presidential jet for the journey to London. He may shelve the trip and if he insists on going, he may not shake hands with Prime Minister, David Cameron. His host,  Cameron has  demonstrated no iota of regard for him and his country Nigeria, dubbing it a ‘fantastically corrupt country’. Cameron...

Posted on: May 10 2016 - 2:35pm | #1
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, Politics
President Buhari

World leaders shun UK talks on corruption which Buhari is attending

Many world leaders are not attending next Thursday’s London summit on corruption to be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Apart from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders attending are Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg. Other countries are sending less...

Posted on: May 8 2016 - 9:48am | #0
In: Featured, News, Nigerian News, World News
The suspects

Akobo, Ibadan residents apprehend thieves

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan Luck ran against three thieves who used motor cycle, popularly called ‘Okada’, to steal as they were arrested at Ojurin Area of Akobo, Ibadan today when they were trying to escape after stealing a white ram at Olorunda Area of the city. Olorunda is under Lagelu Local Government. The thieves who identified themselves as Emanuel, Segun...

Posted on: Jun 26 2016 - 10:53pm | #0
In: Crime, News, Nigerian News

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...

In Video: Ambode set to turn Oshodi into iconic transport hub, Africa’s first

Oshodi Transport Interchange. Designed by Planet Projects

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will this week commence the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD). The project, an iconic Transport Interchange, first in Africa, will feature the consolidation of all 13 city and interstate parks in Oshodi into 3 multi-storey bus terminals. The three floors, which will be 30, 000 square metres for...

In Pictures: Houses bought in UK by thieving Nigerian governors

Another Ibori property in Hampstead

Here are some of the houses bought in the United Kingdom by rogue Nigerian governors with money stolen from the poor people of Nigeria. They form part of the assets President Muhammadu Buhari asked loose-talking British prime Minister, David Cameron return to Nigeria.       ...

Buhari: I want back stolen money, not Cameron’s apology

President Buhari in London today. Mail Online Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria,along with Afghanistan, ‘fantastically corrupt’. Instead, Buhari said he would demand action from Cameron, by returning Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in the country. Muhammadu Buhari made his frustration...

Cameron says ‘Nigeria fantastically corrupt’ ahead of Buhari’s visit

David Cameron: British Prime minister

President Muhammadu Buhari should read this before jumping on his presidential jet for the journey to London. He may shelve the trip and if he insists on going, he may not shake hands with Prime Minister, David Cameron. His host,  Cameron has  demonstrated no iota of regard for him and his country Nigeria, dubbing it a ‘fantastically corrupt country’. Cameron was caught...

World leaders shun UK talks on corruption which Buhari is attending

President Buhari

Many world leaders are not attending next Thursday’s London summit on corruption to be hosted by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Apart from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders attending are Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg. Other countries are sending less senior figures, with...

FG will support private sector initiatives to build Nigeria’s economy

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, with Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and President, Dangote Group; Alhaji Aliko Dangote during the Vice President’s inspection visit to the Dangote Refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos, on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

President Muhammadu Buhari is keen on actively encouraging private sector initiatives that can build the Nigerian economy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Asserting that if fully utilized, the private sector in the country has the wherewithal to move the Nigerian economy forward, Prof Osinbajo noted that the sector needs to be appreciated for what it has to offer at this critical...

Politics

Ali Modu Sheriff

Edo guber: Modu-Sheriff PDP faction holds congress on Wednesday ‎

‎Hon. Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, the officially recongnised Edo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship aspirant...

Godwin Obaseki

Explain your role in the N5.5bn scandal, Accord Party tells APC candidate

Jethro Ibileke/Benin‎ ‎ The leadership of Accord Party (AP), on Sunday asked the candidate of the All Progressives Congress...

Business

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, with Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and President, Dangote Group; Alhaji Aliko Dangote during the Vice President’s inspection visit to the Dangote Refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos, on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

FG will support private sector initiatives to build Nigeria’s economy

President Muhammadu Buhari is keen on actively encouraging private sector initiatives that can build the Nigerian economy,...

Nigeria Police chief, Ibrahim Idris

Breaking news: Contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta freed – Police

Seven contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released unharmed four days after they were...

National News

Akobo, Ibadan residents apprehend thieves

The suspects

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan Luck ran against three thieves who used motor cycle, popularly called ‘Okada’, to steal as they were arrested at Ojurin Area...

Edo guber: Modu-Sheriff PDP faction holds congress on Wednesday ‎

Ali Modu Sheriff

‎Hon. Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, the officially recongnised Edo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship aspirant led by the embattled factional...

Explain your role in the N5.5bn scandal, Accord Party tells APC candidate

Godwin Obaseki

Jethro Ibileke/Benin‎ ‎ The leadership of Accord Party (AP), on Sunday asked the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the September...

FG will support private sector initiatives to build Nigeria’s economy

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, with Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and President, Dangote Group; Alhaji Aliko Dangote during the Vice President’s inspection visit to the Dangote Refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos, on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

President Muhammadu Buhari is keen on actively encouraging private sector initiatives that can build the Nigerian economy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo...

World News

Please leave EU fast–Six foreign ministers tell Britain

Prime Minister David Cameron

After Britain had voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum on Friday, foreign ministers from six founding countries of EU, according to a NAN report,...

UK should withdraw its English language from EU, French politicians spark debate

Robert Ménard

Is the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union going to deal a fatal blow to the language of Shakespeare on the continent? English, one of the...

Ban on Islamic faithful: Donald Trump alters position a bit

Donald Trump

Donald Trump appeared to shift his position on a blanket ban on all Muslims entering the United States, saying on Saturday he wouldn’t be bothered if...

Brexit and EU: Understanding the geography, geo-politics

Queen Elizabeth 11

The news is everywhere. Brexit and the European Union (EU). However, not a few could not see the wood for the trees in terms of which entity broke off:...

Sports

Chile are champions of the Americas again

Chile are Copa America champions again

Chile are champions of the Americas again, winning back-to-back the Copa America. Francisco Silva’s penalty kick sealed the Copa America Centenario championship...

Super Eagles to get head coach in two weeks, says Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Sunday in Ibadan said the Super Eagles would have a substantive Head Coach within...

3 injured in Nigeria over Ronaldo, Messi superiority argument

Messi, Ronaldo

Three football fans were wounded in a free-for-all in a bar in Abakaliki on Saturday night over an argument about who is a better player between Cristiano...

Russia 2018 draws: ex coach urges Super Eagles to step up game

Super Eagles

Godwin Izilein, former Chief Coach of the Super Falcons and U-17 teams has urged the Super Eagles to be focused to enable them qualify for the 2018 World...

NFF to engage experienced coach for World Cup qualification

Pinnick: NFF president

The Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, says the football house will engage an experienced coach to guide...

NFF retires referee over inability to manage players’ antics

NFF-Electoral-Committee

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Thursday retired one of its referees, Mr Abiodun Alaba, with immediate effect. This is contained in a statement...

NFF calls up Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho in 35-man list for Rio Olympics

Samson Siasia

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday in Abuja released a 35-man list for the Nigerian under-23 male team expected to participate in the forthcoming...

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria to confront Algeria, Cameroon, Zambia

Super Eagles

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Friday placed alongside Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia in Group B for the Africa Zone Qualification Round 3 of the 2018...

Opinion