Tag: Coup

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AzeezNovember 27, 2017

Zimbabwe’s army transfers power to police after bloodless coup

Zimbabwe’s military has returned power to the national police on Monday, after staging a blodless coup on November 15 against former ...

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AzeezNovember 15, 2017

Every effort must be made to resolve all issues | Buhari calls for calm in Zimbabwe

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm and peace, as the army takes over power in Zimbabwe. Background: It was ...

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AzeezSeptember 27, 2017

Deploying soldiers to tackle civil matters may lead to a coup | Afenifere warns FG

The Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere has said it is dangerous for the military to be deployed to tackle civil matters in ...

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AzeezAugust 11, 2017

Why there has been no coup in Nigeria since 1999 – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said there has been no coup in Nigeria because he retired some top military officer ...

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AzeezJuly 10, 2017

How Maitama Sule submitted himself for arrest after 1983 coup – Abdulsalami

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar on Sunday narrated how late Maitama Sule submitted himself for arrest after the ...

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AzeezJuly 5, 2017

Maimalari would have made Nigerian army better – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says the Nigerian army would have been better if late Zakariya Maimalari had led it. Obasanjo ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 19, 2017

Peregrino Brimah: Petition for the FG to restore Nigeria’s true federalism

by Peregrino Brimah This petition is initiated in the interest of the progress and prosperity of Nigeria. Restoring Nigeria’s True Federalism is a ...

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Ayomide EkerinMay 24, 2017

The statements that led to the coup plot drama

Maybe we’re going too far with media reports and discussions on an imminent coup. Examining how the statements and actions ...

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AzeezMay 24, 2017

Armed Forces will remain totally loyal to Buhari – Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters has said the coup warning issued by Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai was only to caution ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 24, 2017

Coup rumours are real – Pilgrim boss

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja, has called on Christians to wake up to the ...

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AzeezMay 19, 2017

Buratai’s warning: Nigerians will defend democracy – APC

by Azeez Adeniyi The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said Nigerians will resist possible attempt to topple the government ...

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AzeezMay 18, 2017

Expose those planning to take over power | Ndigbo tells Buratai

by Azeez Adeniyi The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to expose those approaching soldiers for ...

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AzeezMay 18, 2017

Buratai’s warning: Those seeking change must do it democratically – UK

by Azeez Adeniyi The United Kingdom has said it would continue to support democracy as the only system of government ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 16, 2017

Coup rumours made Buratai redeploy top army officers

by Omoleye Omoruyi Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, had on Tuesday warned army officers in line with the ...

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AzeezFebruary 20, 2017

Dollar will hit N650 before stabilising – T.B Joshua

Pastor of The Synagogue Church, Prophet T.B Joshua on Sunday said Nigerians should pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, especially on ...

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AzeezJanuary 12, 2017

I am a freedom fighter, not a coup leader like Buhari – Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has said he is a freedom fighter and not a coup ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 31, 2016

My stance against devaluation in 1984 led to my overthrow – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his decision to kick against the devaluation of the Naira in 1984 led to his ouster from ...

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AzeezOctober 30, 2016

Nigerian students in Turkish universities safe – envoy

Nigerian students in Turkish universities are safe under the government, Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil has said. Cakil said ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 2, 2016

Nigerian students go into hiding, as Turkey begins manhunt

The Turkish government has begun a manhunt of Nigerian students in its Universities, The Cable reports. According to an affected student the ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 17, 2016

Opinion: Exploring Aguiyi-Ironsi’s role in the January 15 coup (Part III)

By Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema In recent years, as more Nigerians begin to pay close attention to the country’s chequered past, the ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 9, 2016

Opinion: Exploring Aguiyi-Ironsi’s role in January 15, 1966 coup (PART II)

by Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema The evidence that shows that General Ironsi and the plotters of the supposedly Igbo coup of ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 8, 2016

Opinion: Exploring Aguiyi-Ironsi’s role in January 15, 1966 coup (PART 1)

by Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema INTRODUCTON On the fiftieth remembrance of Nigeria’s second coup which ended the life and six-month government ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 4, 2016

Opinion: The Ironsi tragedy and the limitations of tribalism

by Dele Awogbeoba As July 29 2016 as come and gone, one remembers the sad events of 50 years ago. ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 31, 2016

Reuben Abati: The failed Turkey coup and Erdogan’s ‘power poisoning’

by Reuben Abati I was shocked by the trenchant reaction to my piece on the July 15 attempted coup in ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 28, 2016

4 times President Buhari showed us he is still in the past

According to Eleanor Brown, “There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 25, 2016

OBJ, Buhari meet behind closed doors… yet again

President Muhammadu Buhari is believed to currently be in a private meeting with President Olusegun Obasanjo. According to Punch newspaper, Obasanjo ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 25, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five stories to monitor today 1. Jibrin accuses of Dogara of corruption Former chairman of the ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 17, 2016

Reuben Abati: Nigerians and the failed coup in Turkey

By Reuben Abati Turkey is about five hours away from Nigeria by air, about 2, 634 miles from here, but the ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 16, 2016

Turkish military coup fails

A coup was on Friday night, attempted in Turkey, as top military officials in the country declared that they had “taken ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 2, 2016

Opinion: That attempted coup in Abia state

by Sam Hart There is no point mincing words. We will call what transpired in Abia State yesterday, June 30, 2016 ...

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