With IFAD intervention, rice, cassava would be affordable – Ituma

August 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Sunday Michael Ituma is the state programme coordinator of the federal government and Ebonyi state value chain programme funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). In this interview with AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA, he says everything is being done to make rice and cassava affordable. There are issues in agricultural sector that have led to the food crisis and other Read More

Why I’m the longest-serving speaker of Kogi assembly – Kolawole

August 4, 2022 Editorial IV 0

In this interview with SALIHU OYIBO, the speaker of Kogi state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Matthew Kolawole, who is now the House of Representatives candidate on the platform of APC for Kabba-Bunnu/Ijumu federal constituency, says openness made him to attain the status of being the longest serving speaker in the history of the state assembly. You are the longest Read More

Nation’s leaders mustn’t be elected based on religion, region – SDP presidential candidate

July 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

  Prince Adewole Adebayo, a trained Lawyer and Business man, is the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. In this interview, Adebayo said religion or region should not be used as yardstick for performance, rather, Nigeria and Nigerians should check records of all candidates in the coming elections, which, he believes, would give the electorate a better perspective about Read More

2023: Security agencies need to step up their game – Sir Ejiofor

July 15, 2022 CHIZOBA OGBECHE 0

Sir Mike Ejiofor, a former state director of the Department of State Services (DSS), is the Chairman/CEO Safety Security Consultant LTD. In this interview with CHIZOBA OGBECHE he speaks on the security situation in the country and proffers solutions. What is your take on the Kuje prison attack? Attack is quite disheartening and embarrassing to the entire country. It is Read More

Why I established Imodoye writers’ residency – Akanbi

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Dr. Sheu-Usman Oladipo Akanbi, an award-winning writer from Kwara state, owns one of the two writers’ residencies in the countries. He tells AWAAL GATA why he established it. Even though there is no financial motivations in literary ventures in Nigeria, you established a residency; what inspired you? How would you manage Imodoye Writers Residency financially? Imodoye Writers Residency is a Read More

Those referring to el-Rufai as tribalist, bigot don’t know him –  Akumazi

June 24, 2022 CHAMBA SIMEH 0

In this interview with CHAMBA SIMEH, Mr. Martins Akumazi, the special adviser to the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufa’i, speaks of his more than 40-year relationship with his principal as well the governor’s urban renewal projects and other successes. By the way, some people have called el-Rufa’i names. They have alleged clearly without any evidence that he is Read More

El-Rufa’i has shown that govt can work – Akumazi

June 18, 2022 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

Mr. Martins Akumazi is the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Project Implementation and Result Delivery. He was also Special Assistant to El-Rufai as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Akumazi is a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the United Read More

El-Rufa’i has shown that govt can work – Akumazi

June 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

Mr. Martins Akumazi is the special adviser to Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state on project implementation and result delivery; he was also his special assistant when he was the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In this interview with CHAMBA SIMEH, he speaks of his more than 40 years relationship with Governor el-Rufa’i, dating back to his Read More

APC NewsOnline to clear misperceptions about Buhari’s govt, set the stage for Tinubu’s campaign – Ohikere

June 15, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Dr Tom Ohikere is former commissioner for information in Kogi state  and Managing Director of the APC NewsOnline and Television. In this interview with Blueprint, he speaks on the media outlet, the achievements of the APC-led federal government as well as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s emergence as the party’s flagbearer in the 2023 presidential election. Can you tell us about Read More

We’re working assiduously to replicate a Dubai with Eko Atlantic City – Adesugba

Professor Adesoji Adesugba, the managing director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), in this exclusive interview with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and ADOYI M. ABA, reveals the progress the agency has made so far under his leadership and many more. We have watched with keen interest the progress NEPZA has made under your leadership. What management style have you used to Read More

Let’s not topple our good and replace with evil – IBM Haruna 

June 2, 2022 Editorial IV 0

In this interview with UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB and some select journalists in Ilorin, former chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum, Maj Gen IBM Haruna bore his mind on the state of the nation, insecurity and solutions.Sir, what brought you to Ilorin? Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi (Justice of the Court of Appeal) has reached 70 years of age and you know they have valedictory sessions Read More

2023: How presidential polls ‘ll be won and lost – Primate Ezeanyache

May 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Primate Belonwu Ezeanyache, founder of Sword of Life Ministries, in 2015, predicted the second coming of Muhammadu Buhari as President. Prior to this, he had made other predictions published in the national dailies which came to pass. In this interview with EMEKA NZE, he discloses that the ongoing electoral process will witness disruption and a man named ‘Elrufai’ will emerge Read More

Recent killings: Evils abound because men deviate from God – Archbishop Irefin

Archbishop David Irefin is a disciple of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu; he is the international chairman, Christ Missionary Crusade Fellowship for the Brotherhood of Cross and Star. In this interview with OYIBO SALIHU, he gives reasons the country is facing challenges, especially the recent killings. Despite the preaching by religious leaders, the world is still in a state of confusion. Read More

My vision to transform ABS is a medium term plan – Okpalaeze

May 10, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Mr Gab Okpalaeze is the acting managing director, Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS). In this interview with OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU, he bares his mind on how he intends to turn around the fortunes of what used to be the foremost, oldest broadcasting house east of the Niger. Describe how your journey into the media has been? My journey into the broadcast media Read More

PDP squandered the goodwill of Nigerians – Mohammed

May 6, 2022 CHAMBA SIMEH 0

Alhaji Sani Mohammed, a business mogul and astute politician, and a chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), in this interview with CHAMBA SIMEH, speaks on the ideology of the party, his aspiration to run for the House of Representatives, representing Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro federal constituency and many more topical issues. What qualifies you to run for the House of Representatives? Read More

I’ll bring democracy dividend to my constituents if… –  Sani Mohammed

May 5, 2022 Editorial IV 0

In this interview, a business mogul and astute politician, Alhaji Sani Ahmed Mohammed, a chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), spoke on the ideology of his party, his aspiration to contest for the House of Representatives, representing Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro federal constituency and many more topical issues. Chamba Simeh brings excerpts. What pedigree qualifies you to contest for the House Read More

I’ll bring democracy dividend to my constituents if… – Sani Mohammed

April 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

In this interview, a business mogul and astute politician, Alhaji Sani Ahmed Mohammed, a chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, spoke on the ideology of his party, his aspiration to contest for the House of Representatives, representing Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro federal constituency and many more topical issues. Chamba Simeh brings excerpts. What is your pedigree that qualifies you to contest Read More

Why more youths are needed in agric sector – Olamide Alao

April 22, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Mrs Olamide Alao is a seasoned entrepreneur, tutor, and the Chief Executive Officer of UméRa.Ng, one of the fastest growing agricultural companies. She bares her mind on being a successful entrepreneur and the importance of agriculture to the development of the nation. BENJAMIN SAMSON brings excerpts. You are the Chief Executive Officer of UméRa.ng what do you do aside from Read More

ADC will usher in a Nigeria that promotes merit, character above primordial sentiments – Kachikwu

April 13, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

Recently, Dumebi Kachikwu, a media mogul and chairman Roots Television, recently unfolded his agenda as a presidential aspirant on the African Democratic Congress (ADC) platform. In what he describes as a new deal for Nigerians, the media giant believes Nigerians need to do away with “faulty and archaic colonial foundation that now characterises our current existence.”  TOPE SUNDAY reports. What’s Read More