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Combat: NAF had only 3 aircrafts before Buhari’s administration- Gov Bello

•Back to winning ways •Sports Can Drive Nigeria Out of Economic Recession-Lalong •Team HQ NAF wins inter-command combat sports competition ...Jude Johnson The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has commended Nigerian military for improved performance in combat operations, especially against the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East and other parts of

Tortoise v hare: Is China challenging the United States for global leadership?

AS DONALD TRUMP prepares to welcome Xi Jinping next week for the two men’s first face-to-face encounter, both countries are reassessing their place in the world. They are looking in opposite directions: America away from shouldering global responsibilities, China towards it. And they are reappraising their positions in very different

Tortoise v hareIs China challenging the United States for global leadership?

Xi Jinping talks of a “China solution”, without specifying what that means AS DONALD TRUMP prepares to welcome Xi Jinping next week for the two men’s first face-to-face encounter, both countries are reassessing their place in the world. They are looking in opposite directions: America away from shouldering global responsibilities, China

Police nabs 4 suspects impersonating Saraki, Tinubu, Abba Kyari

Impostors extorted N20m from victims …Paschal Okeke   The Nigerian Police has arrested four suspected criminals for alleged impersonation of top government functionaries and extorting money from unsuspecting victims.   This was disclosed on Thursday in statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Jimoh Moshood, describing how the Intelligence Response Team

Russia Has a Ton of Problems in Syria — Israeli Air Strikes Are Not One of Them

The Kremlin’s missiles could threaten Israeli warplanes, but it’s curious that they haven’t By Paul Iddon   Israel’s Arrow missile defense system saw its combat debut in March 2017 when it shot down a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile, which was fired at Israeli fighter jets. The jets were returning home from an air strike

EFCC Arraigns Directors, Firm Over N735m Subsidy Scam

..Nneoma Ndibe The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned the duo of Adegbite Adetoye and Ponnle Abiodun along with Origin Oil and Gas Limited before Justice Silvanus Orji of the FCT High Court Apo, Abuja on an 11-count charge of fraud and abuse of Petroleum Support Fund to

Post-civil war coups, counter-coups  not for national unity- Gowon

•Says Biafran war was foisted on him ...Jude The former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon rtd has said that the coups and counter coups that followed his administration can only be explained to be for other considerations other than the defence of the Nigerian Unity. Gowon made this assertion on Thursday  in

Melaye: EFCC Arraigns Rep for Certificate Forgery

...Nneoma Ndibe   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Thursday arraigned  a serving member of the House of Representatives,  Nse Bassey Ekpenyong  before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State  on a 9-count charge of forgery and uttering of documents.   The case may be

Russia Says Not Supplying Taliban, Calls U.S. General’s Statement A ‘Lying Assertion’

A senior Russian diplomat has rejected a statement by the top U.S. general in Europe that Moscow may be helping supply Taliban militants who are fighting the U.S.-backed government and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. "This is an absolutely lying assertion," state-run news agency RIA quoted Zamir Kabulov, head of the Foreign Ministry department responsible

SPECIAL REPORT:Fleeing Boko Haram, Thousands Cling to a Road to Nowhere

By DIONNE SEARCEY; Photographs by ADAM FERGUSON More than 130,000 people have amassed along this desert highway outside Diffa, Niger — National Route 1. They now call its barren, sandy shoulders home. All of them have been chased from their villages by Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that kidnaps and kills

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