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I lost over N1 billion in one game —Adebutu, Baba Ijebu promoter

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adebutu

He started as a saleman of a pharmaceutical company after his secondary education in 1955. While with the firm, he rose to the position of Sales manager for the then Lagos and Western region, made up of the present-day Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun and Ondo states. But in 1963, he left the company to start his own small business. This was influenced by a book he read which encouraged entrepreneurship.

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Assassination attempt: My story – Alex Otti

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alex otti

Penultimate Friday, Dr. Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the Abia State election, raised the alarm that an attempt was made on his life. This generated so much heat in the state with the Abia State Government taking him on and pooh-poohing the allegation.

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Kaduna Refinery set to pump five million litres of petrol daily into economy – KRPC MD

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refinery1

A billow of fire and thick fumes of burnt hydrocarbons to Kaduna residents is the signal that the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, is in operation. This is accompanied by a flurry of activities, especially heavy traffic of petrol tankers, in and around the 1.2 square mile refinery, which is unarguably the biggest government investment north of the Niger and the Benue. But, in the past 10 months, the fire has disappeared and the hustling around the refinery has also whittled down into a sober, low-level activity. Sunday Vanguard then decided to find out what is going on.

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Anti-Corruption: Buhari’s first suspect won’t find it funny, says Adesina

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Muhammadu Buhari  and Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina was until his appointment the managing director of Sun Newspapers and concurrently, the president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE.

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Good upbringing brought me this far – Sir Kenny Okolugbo

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Sir Kenny Okolugbo

Several times I wondered if my mother was my real, biological mother, and once discussed it with my elder brother who is a year older than I am, and he admitted to have had similar doubts. I grew up to become restless and got involved in all sorts of vices which my father used to preach against. But in the long run, the discipline I received from my parents helped shape who I am today.

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Resuscitate identified hydropower projects – Dr. Oke

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Dr. Victor Oke....Nigeria needs at least 40,000 megawatts; 10 times what we are producing now and probably, within 50 years, we will need 200,000 mw

Stakeholders are of the opinion that the biggest economy tag will not be sustainable unless Nigeria becomes an export-driven nation which will only happen if its industries are operational and that will come with constant electricity supply. The issue of epileptic power supply has been a recurring decimal in Nigeria and successive governments have been unable to solve the problem. With the new administration, there is hope of resuscitating identified power projects.

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Nigeria loses more than $2 billion annually to India through medical tourism – Adeyanju

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Nigeria loses more than $2 billion

Dr. Dayo Adeyanju is the Commissioner for Health in Ondo State. In this chat, he speaks on how Nigeria loses more than $2 billion annually to India through medical tourism, explained in details the management of deaths arising from the consumption of local gin (Ogogoro) in Irele community, while outlining the gains of the state’s deliberate investments in the health sector.

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APC leaders plotting for 2019 are playing god – Oyegun

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Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been on the hot seat since his party emerged as the ruling party in Nigeria. Seeing the former  Permanent Secretary, last week, at his residence in GRA, Benin-City, you will behold a troubled man. He bared  his mind on the  leadership crisis in the National Assembly

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My mathematical game makes primary one child solve WAEC mathematics – Dikeoha Okwu

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By Fred Iwejora Dr. Dikeoha Okwu studied at Corpus Christi College, Achi, Oji River LGA of Enugu State, and he went on to the University of California, Berkeley, Carlifornia, USA, where he majored in mathematics games and methods. After his years in the United States, Okwu returned to Nigeria and lectured at the University of

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It is not up to the United State to solve Nigeria’s problem – Jeffery Hawkins

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Jeffery Hawkins

The US out-going Consul General, Jeffery Hawkins has described his stay in Nigeria as rewarding. The CG who noted that Nigeria is a nation with tremendous brain power and people power, urged Nigerians to maintain efforts towards moving the country forward.

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Nigerians expectations from Buhari are like Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead— Dele Momodu

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Dele Momodu

I am surprised at your comment because I have never changed. I am the biggest supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari today. All I have done is to tell the president what people are saying outside, that is my job. We don’t tell our leaders the truth. I told former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the truth throughout his tenure. This is detailed in my forthcoming book, titled, ‘’Pendulum, a book of prophesy’’. Everything I told President Jonathan happened. I owe that to our president too today.

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Bishop who teaches Islam

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Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon

When at the height of the Kaduna religious riots of 2000, Idowu-Fearon, against all odds, established a centre for the study of Islam in his Kaduna Diocese, a cross section of his flock virtually demanded for his head, calling him all manner of names including that of a Muslim Bishop, infiltrating the Church of Christ. That name tag has tended to accompany the Bishop over these years for a man who actually speaks Arabic apart from holding a Master’s Degree in Islamic Theology.

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Buhari, Nigeria will benefit from APC crisis—Ogunlewe, Ex Minister of Works

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Senator Ogunlewe

Former Minister of works and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Sen Adeseye Ogunlewe has described the composition of the principal officers at the National Assembly as the best that has happened to the country. In an interview with Saturday Vangaurd at his Ogudu, Lagos residence, Sen Ogunlewe stated that whether people like it or not, the development would benefit the President and the country more. E

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APC leaders are poor students of history — Senator Roland Owei

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Sen. Owie

Senator Rowland Owie is a former Chief Whip of the Senate and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, Owie speaks on the crisis in the National Assembly, faulting the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for picking principal officers for the lawmakers. He admonishes the APC leadership to embrace the new leaders of the National Assembly to give President Muhammadu Buhari the right atmosphere to fulfil his promises to the people.

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I cannot rest when the world is being terrorised — Prof. Ibrahim Gambari

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Gambari

’The odds against Boko Haram amnesty’ Professor Ibrahim Gambari was Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs during General Muhammadu Buhari’s first coming as Head of State in 1984. He moved on to serve at the United Nations as Nigeria’s Permanent Representative and was the Chairman of the National Anti-Apartheid Committee for over 20 years. He served

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Boko Haram: Buhari should go beyond moving military command to Borno — General Ikpomnwen (rtd)

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Ikpomnwen

Brig. General Idada Ikpomnwen (rtd) is a former Provost Marshal of the Nigeria Army and a military lawyer who participated in court martial on several occasions. In this interview, Ikpomnwen speaks on the movement of the military command center to Maiduguri to tackle Boko Haram insurgency as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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I am not available to serve in Buhari’s govt now – Soludo

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Prof Soludo

It has been difficult tracking Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo (former Governor of the Central Bank) since his bombshells before the general elections, but finally we tracked him down in his private library at his residence in Abuja on Friday, 5th June, 2015. He seemed unwilling to say much, at least for now.  But it was still vintage Soludo, and some of the issues he raised are explosive.  He sees hope and opportunities for the new Government, even though he says his current engagements will not allow him to join the government on a full time basis, contrary to wide speculations. He says he can however freely offer advice to the government if needed

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Adplus360 will benefit advert agents more – Shobajo

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Kayode Shobajo

Mr. Kayode Shobajo is the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Technopreneur of Adplus Software Company Limited, a subsidiary of HiiT Plc. In this chat with Financial Vanguard, he talks about Adplus360, an online advert placement portal and how advert agents stand to benefit from the portal.

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‘Women empowerment will enhance financial literacy’

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Ade Ashaye

If we look at the level of financial literacy and development of the financial ecosystem, particularly for consumers,’ we are still at the early stages of the electronic ecosystem, and there has been a good deal of progress, with that progress there is a need for financial literacy as part of that progress. Our commitment is to focus on financial literacy, provide and teach individuals systems that help them to learn how to spend, save and budget properly. If you have the basic understanding everyone will learn from it and that is one of the purposes of the progress. We have been doing our programmes for decades in Visa and we have had programmes localised in about 30 countries, our initial commitment was to take 20 million people through our financial literacy programmes by 2013 and we have achieved that a year early and to date we are approaching 30 million people who have done visa financial literacy programmes.

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Nemesis has caught up with PDP – Mbadinuju

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Chinweoke Mbadinuju

Chinweoke Mbadinuju was elected governor of Anambra state in April 1999. A fall-out between Mbadinuju and his political godfather crippled the machinery of government in the state. He later fell out with another power broker in the state, Chris Uba.

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Nigeria lost $50bn investment over non-passage of PIB – Oseasochie, Rep-elect

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Sergius Oseasochie

Mr. Sergius Oseasochie is the Managing Director/CEO, Relentech Integrated Services Ltd, Nigeria. He was recently elected into the House of Representatives to represent Esan North-East/Esan South-East of Edo State. In this interview with Ediri Ejoh, he lamented the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by the seventh National Assembly and also emphasized the need for the total deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil industry

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The Buhari phenomenon should also spread to states – Attah

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Obong Victor Attah

Obong Victor Attah, the former governor of Akwa Ibom State and a life member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in this interview reviews the events that led to his party’s defeat in the recent presidential election and how the party can recover its steps.

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Some PDP leaders serially betrayed Jonathan — Fani-Kayode

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*Fani-Kayode

The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in this interview, dismisses the claim that hate campaign was responsible for the loss of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 election, blaming the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) for it.

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Igbos case on National Conference report for Buhari – Ohanaeze National Women Leader

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Calista Nkiru Adimachukwu

Chief (Mrs) Calista Nkiru Adimachukwu (Mmilioma), National Women Leader, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, speaks on the regret, gains and expectations of Ndigbo from the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

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Buhari should step on toes including those who funded his campaign – Okorie

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Okorie

Chief Chekwas Okorie is the founder and National Chairman of the United Progressive Party, UPP and also the founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. In this interview he says that for Buhari to succeed he would have to step on toes including those who sponsored his campaign. Excerpts:

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You will be judged by your performance, not by fighting corruption, Bola Ajibola tells Buhari

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You will be judged by your performance and not by fighting corruption, Bola Ajibola tells Buhari

Prince Bola Ajibola (SAN), a one time Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice , in this interview says General Mohammadu Buhari will be missing the point if he dissipates all his energy fighting corruption and failing to provide basic needs to the people.

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Ateke Tom to Buhari: Treat anyone who goes back to the creeks as a common criminal

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Ateke Tom and one of his lions

BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME Ateke Tom was a general in the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND. In this interview, the soft spoken ex militant General bares his mind on his expectations from the incoming All Progressive congress, APC led government at the centre. He dismisses fears that hostilities may resume in the

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Your View: I see myself as a special consultant on justice and women matters – Olajumok Alawode James

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Olajumoke Olubunmi Alawode-James

Poet, events planner and TV show co host on “Your View” Olajumoke Olubunmi Alawode James is among many artististically blessed people. The co host of “Your View” is an events planner by day and poet by night according to her. With Masters degrees in both Mass Communications and International Law, this young woman is one to look up to.

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Your View: I have learnt to be tolerant of other people’s opinion – Sandra Eze

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Sandra Eze

Sandra Eze is a graduate of English language and literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State. Sandra is fun to watch with her generous insights on issues raised on the show.

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I am more aware of things happening in Nigeria now – Osayuwamen Peace Saleh

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Osayuwamen Peace Saleh

Osa as she is fondly called, studied physics at Delta State University, Abraka, Delta state. Before joining the teem on “Your View’, Osa who has a certificate in aesthetics and make up, owns a one stop cosmetic store that caters for the beautyneeds of beauty conscious individuals . The married mother of two boys, and native of Edo State also volunteers at an NGO where young girls are educated on sexuality.

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I believe every woman is beautiful – Tope Mark-Odigie

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Tope Mark-Odigie

Beauty consultant, Tope Mark Odigie has been a makeup artist for over a decade. She is also the head of makeup and wardrobe at TVC. Tope as one of the co hosts on “Your View”, contributes her quota from her own angle of experience in both beauty and entertainment.

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My religion has a great influence on my lifestyle and my work – Nyma Akashat Zibiri

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Nyma Akashat Zabiri

Wife, mother, lawyer and co-host on TVC’s “Your View”, Nyma Akashat Zibiri, is a strong-willed Muslim who, refused to be limited by her conservative roots. After picking interest in “Your View” a few years ago, she decided she wanted to be a part of the programme and eventually got her wish. Here, speaks of her Muslim heritage and combining it with work.

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