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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

Men responsible for production of female children – Prof ABC Nworah

March 16, 2018 Okey Chris 0

Dr. Anthony Benjamin Chukwunwike (A.B.C) Nworah, a Professor of Gynaecology at Calvary Foundation Greece, in a chat with OKEY CHRIS, explains among other issues, the crisis within couples and families, over who determines sex of baby Many families have been thrown into crisis by infertility and determining sex of baby palaver. Sex of a child remains a burning issue among Read More

South-east has always split Labour — Comrade Sunmonu

March 10, 2018 Moses John 0

As the founding president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Hassan Sunmonu’s knowledge of Organised Labour is encyclopaedic. This week, NLC turned 40 and the unionist spoke with MOSES JOHN on how NLC challenged the policies of successive military governments, the union’s travails to get acceptable minimum wage for workers and the impatience of some labour leaders which led Read More

Nigerian buildings lack fire safety design – Agbili

February 26, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Engr Martin Agbili is the Director and Fire Chief, Anambra State Fire Service. In this interview with OKEY CHRIS, he cautions on the use of expired gas cylinders (gas cookers), calls on the public to cultivate the culture of building and living in fire-safety designed houses, avoid phone calls at petrol stations, among others What can you say are the Read More

Kwankwaso is dreaming to be president instead of making laws — Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso were political soul mates since 1999. As governor, Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy and when the latter became Minister of Defence, Ganduje was Special Assistant. When Kwankwaso staged a comeback in 2011 as governor, Ganduje was again his deputy. In 2015, Ganduje succeeded his boss but almost Read More

How to handle North-east reconstruction – Umar Ali

February 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Businessman and farmer, Alhaji Umar Ali, is a noted philanthropist from Yobe state. In this interview with MUSA M. BUBA, he speaks on how the humanitarian crisis in the North-east can be effectively tackled, and why government at all levels should help farmers to attain sufficiency in rice and wheat production. Excerpts: As someone from Yobe state, one of the Read More

I’m still being treated as third-class citizen 11 years after returning home – Ogbonnaya

February 22, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Barrister Francis Ogbonnaya is a Senior Advocate of France (SAF). He lived in France for 32 years, where he bagged two Masters’ Degrees in Law and Estate Management. In this interview with EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU, he speaks on how Ebonyians crippled his initiative to create employment for youths in the state, among others How will you describe Engr. Dave Umahi’s style Read More

I will write Obasanjo another letter in June — Kalu

February 10, 2018 Ibraheem Musa 0

Former governor of Abia state, Dr Orji Uzo Kalu is used to locking horns with ex President Olusegun Obasanjo. In this interview with IBRAHEEM MUSA, the All Progressives Congress(APC) chieftain was reacting to Obasanjo’s recent statement, where he advised President Muhammadu Buhari to, among other things, shelve his 2019 second term ambition. Dr Kalu took the elder statesman to the Read More

How I manage crisis, make peace – Anambra monarch

February 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The traditional ruler of Oraukwu in Idemili north local government area of Anambra state, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Dr Barr. Emeka Onuorah (Igwe Chimereze II), in this interview with OKEY CHRIS, shares some progress recorded, thus far, in Oraukwu You recently celebrated your first ‘Ofala festival’. Tell us more about it. My first Ofala festival was celebrated on December 30, Read More

Kogi in dire need of leadership – Yusuf

February 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Honourable Amana Egbunu Yusuf, a businessman and political strategist, believes that the Accord Party has the answer to Nigeria’s political problem. He spoke with CHAMBA SIMEH We know you are being acknowledged as a philanthropist. What is the aim of your philanthropy? Care and empathy. I am a self-made man and I know how difficulty has shattered the dreams and Read More

If PDP wants to die, we’ll help it to die, says Fresh PDP initiator

February 7, 2018 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

***PDP is not ready for 2019 polls ***Lack of preparation is reason for third force ***I don’t recognise Governors’ Forum Ex-chairman Fresh Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olukayode Akindele, who at the beginning of this year reintegrated his group into the mainstream party says though the impunity his group came to fight is still intact there are recalcitrant members of the Read More

‘I was 12 when I married a 35-year-old’

February 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

All too often girls in countries across sub-Saharan Africa can be married off an early age, trapping them in a cycle that is almost impossible to escape. They can be held by poverty, sexual and domestic violence, and social stigma. But a charity, Camfed, is working to keep girls in school, in the belief that education can be the best Read More

Benue killings: FG agencies have failed Buhari – Ortom

February 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Governor Samuel Ortom, in this interview with some newsmen in Makurdi, bares his mind on the herdsmen attacks in Benue, implications of the attacks on food security, among other issues. DANIEL AGBO was there How have you been managing the internally displaced and refugees situation in your state? What is their condition? The situation is bad, the IDPs are over Read More

Nigerian youths should take up leadership – Ogbole

February 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Lialian Ene Ogbole is the President One Adult, One Youth (OAOY), advocacy group, She is the first to voice out on behalf of all youths on the need to effect in leadership, BINTA SHAMA reports Break of new dawn… There are women who have fought actively in this game from time past for same folks like themselves. Why this is Read More