I’ve been divinely inspired to serve my people –Akanle

June 20, 2018 Oyinbo Salihu 0

Dr Toyin Akanle is an aspirant to the Kogi West Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC). Akanle, a former Director of Department of State Services and philanthropist, in this interview with OYIBO SALIHU, speaks on his senatorial ambition, the zoning arrangement in Kogi West senatorial seat and the chances of APC in 2019 general Read More

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Our successful congresses quit notice to Ikpeazu – Anyim

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nyerere Chinenye Anyim is a member of Merger Committee of APC and Zonal Chairman of the party in the South-east; the South-east Zonal Coordinator of Buhari Campaign Organisation and member of its BoT. He is also the executive commissioner representing the South-east at PenCom. Anyim, in this interview with CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA, talks about the peaceful and successful Ward, LGA and Read More

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I can rebuild Nigeria – Turaki

June 9, 2018 AbdulRahman Zakariyau 0

A Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was once a Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Kabir Tanimu Turaki, in this interview with ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU scored the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) zero on security. He also said the party has destroyed all they built in the 16 years they Read More

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Governors responsible for hardship, not Buhari – Asuquo

June 6, 2018 Kingston Obung. Calabar 0

Nigerian Ambassador to Uganda, Etubom Nya Asuquo, is a former House of Representatives member for Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency of Cross River state. In this interview with KINGSTON OBUNG, the diplomat says, among other things that Nigerian governors should be held liable for the hardship Nigerians are passing through In his assessment of 19 years of democratic government in Nigeria, Read More

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I was an IDP for 2 years – Goje

June 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Founder of MaiGoje Foundation, Dr. Mohammed Goje, in an exclusive interview with Blueprint, speaks on why he gives high regard to humanitarian activities in his community. MUSA M. BUBA reports What informed the decision of establishing the MaiGoje Foundation? MaiGoje foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization formed by young men and women who came from communities affected by conflicts in Northeast Read More

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‘Poor implementations of policies have put girl-child at a disadvantage’

June 3, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

Ms. Angela Okoye is the Public Relations Officer for Child Protection Network (CPN), The NGO is working to ensure that the rights of Children in Nigeria are protected under its 6+1 services. In this interview with KEHINDE OSASONA, she speaks about efforts being made to consolidate on the organization set objectives and sundry issues. Human trafficking and forced prostitution still Read More

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If elected governor, I’ll develop Nasarawa without federal allocation— Wadada

June 2, 2018 Mu'azu Abari 0

Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Wadada (Baraden Keffi), is a two- term member of the House of Representatives, who represented Keffi/ Karu/Kokona federal constituency of Nasarawa state from 2003 to 2011, was also the national financial secretary of the nPDP. He has joined the governorship race and spoke MU’AZU ABARI on his mission and vision for Nasarawa state. You are a two-term Read More

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Why female criminologists are crucial in nation-building – Zainab

June 1, 2018 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Zainab Amna Abubakar, is a student of criminology and security studies at Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State and founder of a non-governmental organisation (NGO)- Grounds for Hope Foundation (GHF). In this interview with MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITU, she speaks on drugs abuse and related issues as they affect peace and nation-building. Why do you think criminology and security is worth studying Read More

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Nigeria should go back to regional arrangement — Balarabe Musa

May 26, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Former governor of Kaduna state and leader of People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Balarabe Musa in an interview with ABDULRAHEEM AODU, supports restructuring in order to unite Nigeria and give every citizen a sense of belonging. Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state recently came to Kaduna and said that the north is indispensable to agitations for restructuring. Do you agree Read More

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The worst is over on Digital Switch Over — NBC

May 12, 2018 Eleojo Idachaba 0

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) first pegged the deadline of migrating from the analogue to digital broadcasting at 2012 but couldn’t keep its promise. Thereafter, the migration date was put at 2015 yet the commission still could not deliver on the date. Afterwards, the date was shifted to 2017 and for the third time, NBC couldn’t meet its own deadline. Read More

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God made me something out of nothing – Ahmad Isah

May 5, 2018 Aliyu Usman Vulegbo 0

Ordinary Ahmad Isah is the founder of Brekete Family, a radio magazine and reality programme in Abuja. His programme has held Abuja residents and other listeners from around the world spell-bound for years. Recently, his radio station, Human Rights Radio 101.1 FM, commenced commercial broadcasting in Abuja. In a first-of-its kind interview with ALIYU USMAN VULEGBO, the Ordinary President speaks Read More

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No rivalry between Dahiru Bauchi and Isyaka Rabiu in Tijanniya sect —Sheikh Maraya

April 28, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Sheikh Haliru Maraya, former Special Adviser on Islamic Matters to Governors Patrick Yakowa and Mukhtar Ramalan Yero and a leading light in the Tijanniya Islamic Movement, speaks extensively about the sect, including the recent Maulud celebrations in Abuja and Kaduna town, which almost grounded the Federal Capital Territory and former capital of northern Nigeria, Kaduna. In addition, Maraya sheds light Read More

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Nigerians are tired of APC’s propaganda — PDP spokesman

April 21, 2018 AbdulRahman Zakariyau 0

  The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Kola Ologbondiyan speaks to ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU on how ready they are as an opposition party to democratically take over power from the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC). General election is barely a year to come, what efforts are you making to regain power at the center? We came into Read More

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Shittu sanitised ANLCA, brought it to limelight – Muse

April 19, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Hajia Bola Muse is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Bomorah Group. In this interview she appraises Prince Olayiwola Shittu’s eight-year tenure as National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA). How would you describe Prince Olayinwola Shittu? I thank God for the day I met Shittu. Since we met, he has been playing a fantastic role Read More

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FG doesn’t believe in workers’ ability — Ehindero

April 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Comrade David Kayode Ehindero is the Executive Director/ Lead Strategist of the Nigerians Workforce Strategy and Enlightenment Centre (NIWOSEC). In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY AND KEHINDE OSASONA, the treasurer, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kwara state council, unveils his organisation’s plans to fight for workers and restore their dignity. What NIWOSEC represents NIWOSEC is a non-governmental organisation that is devoted Read More

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‘Nigeria risks food insufficiency with farmers, herders ‘clashes’

Mr. Shedrack Madlion is the Chief Executive Officer of Safari 54 Integrated Farms in Kaduna; he is also an agricultural investor. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA, he speaks on the farmers and herders’ clashes and their negative impact on the Nigerian economy, among other issues. Nigeria is faced with the challenges of incessant clashes between herders Read More

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No underage voters in Kano LG election — Ganduje

April 14, 2018 Bode Olagoke 0

Recently, images of under aged voters allegedly casting votes in Kano state during the last local government election, went viral. The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Mohammed Garba has since denied the allegation. However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set up a committee on the matter. In this interview with news men, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje speaks on Read More

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Fashola is planning an Oduduwa republic —Junaid Mohammed

April 7, 2018 Ibraheem Musa 0

A former House of Representatives member in the Second Republic, Dr Junaid Mohammed has been one of the fiercest critics of the present administration since its inception. In this interview with IBRAHEEM MUSA, the Russian-trained medical doctor speaks about the alleged corruption and nepotism that characterise the Buhari administration, how Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola is Read More

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‘Safe, sustainable cities would enable socio-economic development’

April 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Lot Kaduma is the founder of Urban Future Project, a youth-led advocacy initiative focused on achieving inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Cities in Nigeria, in accordance with Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He speaks to ADAM ALQALI You are a trained architect, how did you become an advocate for sustainable cities? As a trained architect, my work Read More

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ANA going places, impacting on society –Yusuf Ali

March 31, 2018 Abdulhafeez T. Oyewole 0

Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN) is a multiple award-winning legal luminary and the Principal Director of Ghalib Chambers. In this interview with ABDULHAFEEZ T. OYEWOLE, he speaks on his partnership with ANA, his book: “Anatomy of Corruption in Nigeria: Issues, Problems and Solutions” as well as the role of legal practitioners and writers in bringing about national development. Could you give Read More

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Sequence of elections: ‘We ‘ll mobilise Nigerians against NASS’

March 31, 2018 Eleojo Idachaba 0

  Since the National Assembly re-ordered the sequence of elections last February, the action has generated more heat than light, culminating with President Muhammadu Buhari declining to sign the amended Electoral Act on March 3. Thereafter, law makers from both chambers of the National Assembly have been threatening to override the president’s veto. In this interview, Mr Ezenwa Nwagu, the Read More

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Issue of Bakassi hangs on Obasanjo’s neck – Monarch

March 28, 2018 Kingston Obung. Calabar 0

HRM Etinyin Etim Okon Edet is the Paramount Ruler of Bakassi. He is also the Chairman, Cross River state Council of Chiefs. In this interview with KINGSTON OBUNG, The monarch says the ceding of Bakassi peninsular, displacement of over 300,000 and the travail of Bakassi people would continue to hang on the neck of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for betraying Read More

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Why Ali-Modu Sheriff yet to join APC – Ojougboh

March 24, 2018 Bode Olagoke 0

Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, until recently, was the Deputy National Chairman of the Ali-Modu-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He has since joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), where he is seeking the party’s ticket to run for governor in Delta state. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks about his ambition, why APC is better than Read More

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‘Smugglers threaten our lives on daily basis ‘

March 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Controller, Ogun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller Sanni Madugu in this interview, says incessant attacks on officers will not deter the command from pursuing smugglers. Apart from the attack which left one of your officers with life- threatening machete wounds last week, how many cases of attacks or deaths has the command recorded so far? Attacks Read More

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