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ENUGU — The annual remembrance of Nigerian fallen heroes every 15th of January tagged Armed Forces Remembrance Day, AFRD, was celebrated across the 36 states of the Nigerian federation and the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday. AFRD is a day set aside yearly to celebrate personnel of the Nigerian Army Forces-Army, Navy, and Air Force- and the Nigeria Police Force who died in the line of duty. On Saturday, the Enugu State Governor, military personnel,...

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Entrepreneur and socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, was said to have recently spent some time in the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for questioning over his alleged ties to some drug traffickers. In an interview with media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, Obi stated that though he trusted the NDLEA to do a good job, he ‘felt low’ being linked with trafficking in hard drugs. Recall that prior to...

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced that there will be a sit-at-home protest in the Southeast on January 18, 2022. The announcement was made in a statement issued on Saturday by Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesperson. According to him, Kanu is billed to appear in court on January 18, 19 and 20 for the continuation of his trial. He also noted that there will be a sit-at-home protest on January 18. “We are the...

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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 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that it will not hesitate to fine any political party that presents a candidate that does not meet the qualifications stipulated in the Constitution and the Electoral Act.  A statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, made available to newsmen said any party contravenes the order, on conviction is liable to a fine of N500,000. The...

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The Katsina State government has ordered the immediate reopening of all fueling stations and cattle markets closed down due to banditry and cattle rustling experienced in the state. The order was contained in a statement on Saturday by Abdullahi Yar’adua, the Director of Press to the Secretary of the Government of the State SGS, Mustapha Inuwa said Governor Aminu Bello Masari who gave the order, stressed that his government would not hesitate to re-enact the...

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The President-General of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo has said that in 2023, Nigeria should have a President of Igbo extraction because the argument for the Igbo president is an idea whose time has come. “Definitely, the idea of a Nigerian President from Igbo land is an idea whose time has come. It is politically and morally justifiable”, Prof. Obiozor has said. Speaking on Channels TV political programme, the erudite professor and current President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo insisted...

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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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