Nigeria doesn’t need 2 chambers of NASS – Barr. Okpanachi

November 20, 2020 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Barrister Isaac Okpanachi, a legal practitioner, is involved in human capital development through investment in educational institutions. In this interview with ELEOJO IDACHABA, he says the quality of life reflects government’s success or failure. Nigeria of yesterday appears better than today. When will you say was Nigeria’s golden moment? Well, what I can personally refer to as Nigeria’s golden age Read More

2023: Power can shift to the South, but…- Prof Mahuta

November 20, 2020 Blueprint 0

Sahabi Danladi Mahuta is a renowned Islamic scholar; the professor of Environmental Biochemistry at the Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, is a community mobiliser and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain. He’s the chairman, Kebbi Development Forum, the apex body for Kebbi leaders irrespective of political affiliations. Professor Mahuta spoke to journalists at the poolside during an Islamic conference in Abuja last Read More

Frequent change of electoral umpires won’t speak well of our democracy – Isiguzo

November 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In this interview, National President, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Comrade Chris Isiguzo, says Nigeria’s electoral system can only get better because of the re-nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari of Prof Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who he says has garnered sufficient experience in his first term that would positively impact on Nigeria’s electoral system. EMEKA Read More

N35,000 salary makes police an angry man – PCRC coordinator

November 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Princess Nana Ngozi Dahiru, a business woman based in Abuja is the newly appointed National Women Committee Coordinator of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC). In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on reasons she contested for the position and her plans for the police and citizens in general What is the PCRC and what are their basic duties? Read More

Buhari implementing more social intervention programmes than past governments – Shuaibu

November 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Umar Shuaibu, Chairman defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in Niger state is also a founding member of the All Progressives Change (APC) in the state. In this interview with ADELOJE OJO in Minna, the ex Niger state coordinator  Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) says APC is having difficulties managing its successes. EXCERPTS: In what measure is the Niger state APC crisis affecting Read More

Govs not doing enough to address yourh unemployment – DG NILDS

November 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Prof Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman is the director general of National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS ). In this interview with UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB and  select journalists, he talks about youth restiveness and sundry issues.  With your experience in office, how do you think Nigeria’ s democracy can be deepened?   Sixty years of independence is full of ups and Read More

Covid-19’s the virus, poverty’s the pandemic – Dr. Ecton

November 6, 2020 BABA YUSUF, 0

Dr. Chetachi Ecton, a global humanitarian philanthropist and president of When In Need Foundation, in this interview with BABA YUSUF, shares her experiences while reaching out to rural communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Why did you decide to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic? Firstly, l want to tell you that l had been helping millions before the Read More

FG paying less attention to Minna roads – Hon. Beji

November 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Hon. Shehu Barwa Beji, All Progressives Congress (APC) member representing Bosso/Paikoro, Federal Constituency of Niger state, doubles as Deputy Chairman House Committee on Labour, Empowerment and Productivity. In this interview with AHMID LAWAL, Hon. Barwa chides the Federal Government for its inability to repair Minna-Abuja road and other issues. Your experience as a first time legislator in the National Assembly? So far, Read More

Philanthropy is a passion for me – Yakolo Indimi

October 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Yakolo Indimi is an accomplished entrepreneur in the field of fashion design and also a philantrophist. In this interraction with MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU, she speaks about her life upbringing and myraids of experiences. The name Indimi, is famous among Nigerians. Tell us about yourself briefly. My name is Yakolo Indimi. I was born to the family of Muhammad Indimi on Read More

Government needs to institute research foundation – Don

October 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Professor Michael Umale Adikwu is former vice chancellor of the University of Abuja. In this interview with BINTA SHAMA, he speaks on the need to establish a national research foundation to deepen research culture in universities to attract foreign patronage. What is your take on the current crisis between ASUU and the federal government over the issue of IPPIS and Read More

Military ruled and ruined Nigeria – Ezeife

October 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra state and former Political Adviser to President Obasanjo in this interview with EMEKA NZE bares his mind on Nigeria at 60 and other sundry issues. Chief, Nigeria has just celebrated her 60 years of independence today,  is it worth celebrating? You know the answer to that question, every Nigerian knows if we Read More

Nigeria needs livestock ministry – Prof Yahaya

October 23, 2020 AWAAL GATA 0

Mohammed Kuta  Yahaya is a professor of agricultural extension at the University of Ibadan. In this interview with AWAAL GATA, the extension communication expert and former secretary to the government of Niger state said a ministry for livestock and aquatic development needs to be created in Nigeria, to optimise its agricultural potentials. How would you appraise the agricultural policy of Read More

How we helped to kick polio out of Nigeria – Oko

October 23, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

Dr. Christian Oko is the executive director of Healthy and Smart Children Foundation (HSCF), a non- governmental organisation with focus on the education, health and welfare of children in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bayelsa, Niger, Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi states. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he speaks on the plight of children in rural areas, how the NGO Read More

Nigeria should go back to parliamentary system – Farouk

October 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Idi Farouk, is a former Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA). In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, the elder stateman speaks on the ongoing protest nationwide, high cost of commodities and why the country should return to parliamentary system of government. Whats your view about politics then and now? The politics of before, if you work, you Read More

Political will encouraging Niger pensioners – Mohammed

October 16, 2020 AIDELOJE OJO 0

 The director-general of Niger state Pensions Board, Alhaji Usman Tinau Mohammed, spoke on the resumption of the state’s Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and the success recorded by the administration of Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello in the payment of retirees’ benefits amidst reforms in pension administration in the state. AIDELOJE OJO brings excerpts. Four months ago, the state resumed the implementation Read More

Kaduna govt leading in fight against domestic violence – Prof. Yusuf

September 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Professor Hauwa’u Evelyn Yusuf of the Department of Sociology, Kaduna State University and the Director, Center for Gender Studies. In this interview with Chamba Simeh says rape, domestic violence and molestation of women are “extremely disturbing and unacceptable”. According to the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, 717 rape cases were reported between January and May 2020, a figure that many activists Read More

I will make a difference in Adavi, if elected – Mohammed

September 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As Kogi state gears for council elections, a contestant for Adavi LGA, Abdulsalam Mohammad in an interview with SALIHU OYIBO says he would lash on his experience as a successful businessman to bring about a change in the council. Why are you vying for Adavi local government chairmanship position? I  am a successful businessman based in Abuja and this is Read More

FG has shortchanged Nigerians – Etiaba

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barr. Emeka Etiaba, SAN, is among the gubernatorial aspirants of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Anambra state. Even when his party, insists that it’s not planning to zone its ticket to either of the three senatorial zones in Anambra, the Nnewi-born lawyer whose zone, Anambra South is clamouring for an opportunity to govern the state is still optimistic that Read More

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Why bread price has to go up – Bakers President

September 16, 2020 SULEIMAN IDRIS 0

The umbrella body of bread bakers in Nigeria, the Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN) has increased the price of bread in the country. Tosan Jemide is Managing Director of Top Crust Classic White Bread base in Lagos and President of PBAN, he tells SULEIMAN IDRIS reasons behind the hike. Why the agitations for government intervention by your associations? The Read More

Buhari should look beyond party lines for successor —–Nweze

September 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chief Chaka Nweze is an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in Ebonyi state having served at various levels of the party in the state. In this interview with IKENNA OKONKWO, he says  President Muhammadu Buhari should look beyond party lines for his successor. How do you rate the nation’s economy presently under Buhari? One may not objectively assess President Muhammadu Read More

Subsidy removal in Nigerians’ interest – Sylva

September 11, 2020 BODE OLAGOKE 0

Chief Timipre Sylva is the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources. In this interview with journalists in Abuja, he speaks on the controversy trailing the removal of fuel subsidy, what Nigeria and Nigerians stand to gain and the steps being taking to fix four refineries across the country. BODE OLAGOKE was there. On the fuel subsidy removal I believe that Read More

Personal interests fuelled Oshiomhole/Obaseki fued – Hilliard Eta

September 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

At a recent parley with select journalists, the zonal chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) for South-south, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, shed more lights on developments in Edo state before Gov Obaseki decamped from APC. JOSEPH OBUNG was there.As the South-south zonal chairman, can you comment on the feud between Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki before the latter decamped Read More