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How to handle North-east reconstruction – Umar Ali

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 […]

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

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 […]

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We didn’t invite northern govs for Sardauna’s memorial conference — MD

Unlike previous years, all the 19 northern governors were absent from the 52th anniversary of the death of Sir Ahmadu Bello, premier of former Northern Region and the absence elicited a lot of rumour. In this interview with IBRAHEEM MUSA, the Managing Director of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, Dr Shettima Aji Ali, gave reasons […]

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I will write Obasanjo another letter in June — Kalu

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 […]

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How I manage crisis, make peace – Anambra monarch

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 […]

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Kogi in dire need of leadership – Yusuf

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 […]

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

***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 […]

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

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 […]

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Benue killings: FG agencies have failed Buhari – Ortom

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 […]

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Nigerian youths should take up leadership – Ogbole

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 […]

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Mining sector performance above average –Miners

The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has described the Nigeria mining sector performance as a little above average. Taking a glance at how the industry fared in the last 12 months under the current administration, the miners through its President, Alhaji Sani Shehu, tells AYONI M. AGBABIAKA the performance was above average Would you attest […]

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Nigerians’ living condition is getting worse — Balarabe Musa

During the 2015 campaign, All Progressives Congress(APC) had promised to improve the living condition of Nigerians. In this interview with IBRAHEEM MUSA, former governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa said that Nigerians are groaning under the APC-led administration almost three years down the road. In addition, the leader of the Peoples Redemption Party(PRP) spoke […]

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2020 water scarcity prediction won’t affect Nigeria – Aremu

Engineer Saheed Adeniyi Aremu, a water resources and environmental engineering expert, is an associate professor with the University of Ilorin and currently Managing Director, Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Ilorin. In this interview with UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB, the LNRBDA boss speaks on the outfit’s mandates, water-based issues and the new innovations being introduced into […]

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Hajiya Aishatu Aliko Mohammed: Humanitarian par excellence

Hajiya Aishatu Aliko Mohammed has been a member of Jamiyar Matan Arewa since 1968. In this interview with ABDULRAHEEM AODU, she explains what they are doing to resuscitate the Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) and her activities in Jamaatu Nasril Islam. You have been involved in NGOs since the 60s, can you give a brief on […]

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How I got my PhD —Blind lawyer

In every material particular, Dr. Michael Adekunle Abiodun, is a successful man. First, the visually impaired lawyer is a PhD holder in Human Rights, Security and Anti-Terrorism Laws from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. As a lawyer, Dr. Abiodun has handled 22 cases and has never lost any case since he started practicing. In all, […]

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FESTAC: Our maintenance culture is poor – Fakorede

Shola Fakorede, President Festac Town Residents Association, in this chat with TOPE MUSOWO, speaks on the idea and achievements of FESTAC, among other issues On Festac at 40, assessment Well, so far so good, it is a combination of the good, the bad, the ugly, there are very good aspects of Festac and also the […]