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ABUJA — A Report has it that the Federal Government may have turned the over N1trn Natural Minerals Resources Fund set up to develop the solid minerals sector to a ‘slush’ fund. The report further revealed that the fund was set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his administration via an Executive Order in 2002 to develop alternative mineral resources to lessen the country’s dependence on petroleum. Findings indicated that N738.7bn and $3m had...

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ABUJA  — The former military head of state, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), says an ideal president for Nigeria in 2023 shouldn’t be his agemate. He said this in an interview with Daily Trust TV. According to him, the ideal President must be one that is conversant with the country and can communicate effectively. “It is not who do I have in mind but who fits in. “Any person who fits in within these criteria, then...

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ABUJA – The national caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had scheduled a meeting for Tuesday. This committee is meeting to discuss the convention of the party. “Following Sunday’s scheduled meeting of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, the party’s caretaker committee will meet on Tuesday, 18th January 2022 on the convention,” the cable quoted a source to have said. Earlier, Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, had announced the convention date planned for February...

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By Rudolf Okonkwo — Guest Columnist This week, I went back to watch an April 12, 2015, interview that I had with the then-President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. After watching the interview, I arrived at a clear conclusion: It was all Olusegun Obasanjo’s fault. Nigeria’s final chance to revive itself, to be a fair, decent, and just nation, came in 1999. Posterity called on Olusegun Obasanjo, who came out of prison with a new lease on life, to...

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The Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Nathan Musa has charged elites in Hong local government area to contribute their quota towards the development of various communities across the local government area. Justice Musa gave the charge Monday, while unveiling a ten-bed Maternity Clinic at Anguwan Hausawa Hong and three classroom blocks at Kwabaktina Primary School Hong personally built by the former member representing Hong constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Hassan Mamman...

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Ahead of 2023 general elections in Nigeria, Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has reiterated his position on power shift to the southern part of the country. Masari stated this on Tuesday while responding to questions from Journalists during a media parley held at his residence said it would help consolidate the nation’s confederation system. “Let me make my position very clear. This constitution is made for us, not us made for the constitution. Yes,...

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The Executive Secretary National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Prof. Nasir Mohammed Sambo said the scheme has commenced enrolment of 1,300 beneficiaries for its two-year free healthcare service in Zaria, Kaduna State. Sambo while flagging up the scheme tagged “2021 Constituency project in Zaria,” at the Emir’s Palace in Zaria that the targeted beneficiaries will be drawn from the vulnerable segment of the population who cannot afford to register in the scheme. “The federal government has...

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the examination body, has clarified that those below the age of 18 years are not required to produce any vaccination card to access its facilities. JAMB spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the board’s policy of no vaccination card, no entry into any of its facilities nationwide as earlier announced, was being misconstrued. The clarification became necessary following reports that many underage candidates were making frantic efforts to get...

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The Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS, a state owned television and radio broadcasting company located at Independence layout, Enugu near Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Tuesday morning would have been razed down but for the timely intervention of the State fire service. The fire incident which started at about 6:30am affected an office but was stopped from spreading to other parts of the complex by experienced firefighters. Although the exact cause of the outbreak...

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has clarified that oil found in the Niger Delta region belonged to Nigeria constitutionally. He said this while reacting to allegations raised by Niger Delta elder, Chief Edwin Clark, in an open letter written about a week ago. In a six-page letter, Obasanjo claimed that he was wrongly accused. The former president noted that his comments on the issue at a forum convened by the Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa...

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