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    Gov Dickson commitee reconciles key actors in PDP crisis

    –Sheriff, Makarfi groups embrace peace The National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), headed by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, on Thursday brought the major contending groups in the party together. The parties which agreed to sheathe their swords in the interest of peace in the PDP, said it was time to put their differences aside and work to take back power from the ruling All Progressives Congress...

  • Nemesis!

    Facebook love tragedy: Court sentences killers of Cynthia Osokogu to death

    Facebook friends of Cynthia Osokogu, Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike have been sentenced to death by a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere. Osokogu, the Nasarawa State University postgraduate student was murdered by these Facebook friends, of hers on July 22, 2012, at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town, Lagos. Today, there was their just desert was handed over to them when Justice Olabisi Akinlade found them guilty and sentenced them...

  • Like Ali, Like Babachir

    Like the Customs’ boss, SGF to also shun Senate’s invitation

    Following in the footsteps of Hameed Ali, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Lawal Babachir on Wednesday also said he would not honour Senate’s invitation on Thursday over the handling of funds for North-East rehabilitation. Like Ali, the SGF also cited a pending legal challenge to the Senate’s invitation as his reason for shunning the lawmakers’ invitation. Babachir...

  • She Refused To Give Up!

    Best LASU graduating student wrote JAMB 7 times

    A pregnant woman, Mrs Elizabeth Orefuwa, the Lagos State University (LASU) best graduating students in 2015/2016, says she wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) seven times before gaining admission. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the heavily pregnant student, graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.74 in Accounting Education. Orefuwa, 29, said during the institution’s 21st convocation on Wednesday...

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...

155 Nigerians return from Libya

Posted on: Mar 23 2017 - 10:57pm | #0
In: Nigerian News

Two weeks after 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya , 155 others followed suit  on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number TS-1NB. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the aircraft landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,Lagos at about 6.00p.m. Like the initial group which returned on March 7 after being stranded in Libya while enroute Europe, the returnees were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. They were received at the Hajj Camp area of the airport by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Protection of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police. Officials...

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...

5 corpses found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya: NGO

Posted on: Mar 23 2017 - 10:20pm | #0
In: African News, World News

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation said. Proactiva Open Arms, one of several...

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

Reps suspend consideration of Sexual Harassment Bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday suspended deliberations on a bill seeking to make provisions for the prohibition and punishment of sexual harassment of students in educational institutions following complaints that the legislation should be extended to cover other sectors and level of education. The bill was sent to the House for concurrence from the Senate. But...

Posted on: Mar 23 2017 - 10:13pm | #0
In: Nigerian News
Posted on: Mar 23 2017 - 9:51pm | #0
In: Crime

Court jails 2 for BVN scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday secured the conviction  of the duo of Innocent Uche Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni before Justice Sa’ad Muhammad...

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...

Lagos 2019: Contest against Ambode and waste your money–Oba Akiolu

By Kazeem Ugbodaga Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu on Thursday said those nursing the ambition to contest the 2019 governorship election to govern Lagos should kill the idea as there is no vacancy and alternative to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Akiolu, who spoke at the 21st Convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University, LASU held at the university’s auditorium complex, Ojo, Lagos,...

Politics

Lagos 2019: Contest against Ambode and waste your money–Oba Akiolu

By Kazeem Ugbodaga Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu on Thursday said those nursing the ambition to contest the 2019 governorship...

Gov Dickson commitee reconciles key actors in PDP crisis

–Sheriff, Makarfi groups embrace peace The National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),...

Business

Naira gains N20 against dollar

  The naira appreciated significantly against the dollar on Wednesday to trade at N410 to the dollar, the News Agency...

Audu Ogbeh: Taking The Giant Leap To Reposition Agricultural Sector

By Silva Opusunju According to the Oxford Business Group report of 2016, the Agricultural sector in Nigeria is performing...

National News

155 Nigerians return from Libya

Two weeks after 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya , 155 others followed suit  on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with...

Reps suspend consideration of Sexual Harassment Bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday suspended deliberations on a bill seeking to make provisions for the prohibition and punishment of sexual harassment...

N450m scam: Court admits Alison-Madueke’s list of beneficiaries

Akin Kuponiyi Justice Rilwan Aikawa,presiding over a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, south west Nigeria today admitted as exhibit, the list...

Witness: Badeh used N800m NAF fund to build shopping mall

A prosecution witness, Nuhu Dalhatu, on Thursday told a Federal High Court, Abuja how Alex Badeh, a former Chief of Air Staff used about N800 million from ...

World News

5 corpses found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya: NGO

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths,...

What you don’t know about Rockefeller’s grandson who died at 101

Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller died yesterday in his sleep at his home in Poncantico Hills, New York, a spokesman said. He was 101 years...

Singapore is world’s most expensive city

  SingaporeSingapore has been ranked the most expensive city in the world for the fourth time in a row, a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit has...

UN wants attack on refugee boat probed

The UN on Monday called for an investigation into an airstrike that targeted a refugee boat off the western coast of Yemen, killing 42 people. “Over...

Sports

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...

Wenger says he will soon announce future plans

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will announce “very soon’’ whether he will remain at the Gunners after reaching a decision on his future. The...

Leicester end 11-month wait for away win in Premier League

  Leicester City held on to claim their first away win of 2016/2017 Premier League season and further ease their relegation worries in a stirring...

Pogba ruled out of EPL, France games with hamstring injury

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss Sunday’s Premier League match at Middlesbrough’ with a hamstring injury. The News Agency of Nigeria...

Opinion