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We will Engage Buhari over Maritime University

We will Engage Buhari over Maritime University

  Tuesday last week, the Supreme Court affirmed the victory of , medical doctor, in the April 11, 205 governorship elections in the state. Speaking to journalists last Wednesday in what was his first interactive session with the press since assuming office, Okowa explains why  his main challengers, Great Ogboru of the Labour Party, and O’tega Emerhor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, owe Deltans an apology.  He also speaks on other issues like Biafra,

Buhari Can Fight Corruption – Ekpo Nta, ICPC

Buhari Can Fight Corruption – Ekpo Nta, ICPC

Special Interview Soldiering may be far from his mind, but if Ekpo Nta, chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission, ICPC, were not a lawyer, he probably would have been a military man. Behind the soft, smooth and urbane exterior, he hides the tough tissues of a soldier. As the head of an anti-graft commission that has to sift through and investigate thousands of petitions, Nta betrays no tension and fatigue as

‘Nigeria Is the Best Team in Africa’ - Brigitta Weich

Interview- ‘Nigeria Is the Best Team in Africa’ – Brigitta Weich

‘Nigeria Is the Best Team in Africa’-Brigitta Weich Brigitta Weich is a lawyer-turned-filmmaker who travelled to Canada from her Austrian homeland to work on a documentary involving a former North Korean female footballer. Anthony Akaeze, senior assistant editor, speaks with her recently in Winnipeg, Canada on her career, passion and impression of the Nigerian female national team, Super Falcons. Excerpts: What are you working on at the moment? I came to Winnipeg, because I’m following


Interview: We have learnt our lessons — Bala Mohammed

Bala Muhammed, former minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT is one of former president, Goodluck Jonathan’s trusted aides. He said that Jonathan made the historic call to Buhari conceding victory without the knowledge of his kitchen cabinet. Had Jonathan consulted, maybe the story would have been different. Muhammed regrets that lack of internal party democracy; disunity and the Buhari phenomenon caused the defeat of his party, People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the last election. He

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Profile of Professor Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC and former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice is not a man that can be easily waved aside. He is a Professor of Law, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Senior Partner in the Law firm of Simmons Cooper Partner. He attended the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics for his LLB and LLM degrees, respectively. Osinbajo, 55, was


Tambuwal: PDP’s Fundamental Error

Lasun Yusuff, represents Osogbo/Olorunda /Irepodun /Orolu Federal Constituency of Osun State at the National Assembly since 2011. He is a member of the Appropriation Committee in the House. In this interview with Olusegun Adeosun, reporter and Paul Kuyoro, photojournalist Yusuff, who is also an engineer, bears his mind on why the country has not attained the expected level of development in the last four years. He also explains why it will be difficult for the


‘APC Will Win Rivers Governorship Election’

– Chris Finebone, publicity secretary, APC, Rivers State What are the chances of the APC clinching the governorship seat of the state in the 2015 governorship election? If you follow the recent history of Rivers State, you will realise that we all came into government on the platform of PDP, and a combination of so many negative forces forced us – our leader, the governor of the state, and ourselves, the followers – to find

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Amaechi Has No Candidate

– Ibim Semenitari, commissioner for information, Rivers State What is APC doing currently to ensure that more women participate in the oncoming governorship election? One of the things that have happened is that the collection of forms for women is free. That in itself takes away the added burden of having to pay money for nomination form. That already bridges the gap and keeps them a foot ahead of their male counterparts. Over and beyond

Aminu Tambuwal

‘Tambuwal Is Very Courageous’ – Imam Imam

Imam Imam, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.   What kind of leader is Speaker Aminu Tambuwal? He is a very courageous person and he’s a man who defines his politics based on his conviction. Anything he is fully convinced is for the benefit of the system or the people, he goes out fully for it. There is this perception of him as an opposition politician

‘Nigeria Is Well Qualified to Be the World Book Capital’ – Koko Kalango

– Koko Kalango, Project Director, Port Harcourt World Book Capital and Book Festival Director How did you pull the string in bringing the world to Nigeria in 2014? There is a process in UNESCO. First, you enter a competitive bid. I felt Nigeria was well qualified to be the world book capital, having produced some of the world’s greatest writers like Wole Soyinka, the first son of African descent to win a Nobel Prize in