Sunday February 1st, 2015
Sunday February 1st, 2015
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I support Jonathan because he believes in Nigeria’s unity — IBB

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Ibrahim Babangida

In this interview, former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, clarifies his position on his statement suggesting that he is in support of the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Babangida also speaks on the murder of Dele Giwa in 1986, the Interim National Government, ING, Sani Abacha’s coup and the loss of his long time companion and wife, Maryam.

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February Polls: Jonathan re-election bid may run into trouble in S/South — Don Etiebet

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Don Etiebet

Chief Don Etiebet is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the party. In this interview, he bares his mind on the state of the nation, preparations of INEC ahead of the February elections and the peace pact signed by President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, among other presidential candidates.

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I support Jonathan because he believes in Nigeria’s unity — IBB

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN WITH FORMER PRESIDENT IBRAHIM BABANGIDA,  DURING JONATHAN'S VISIT TO MINNA ON SATURDAY (27/12/14

In this interview, former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, clarifies his position on his statement suggesting that he is in support of the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Babangida also speaks on the murder of Dele Giwa in 1986, the Interim National Government, ING, Sani Abacha’s coup and the loss of his long time companion and wife, Maryam.

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We are recovering stolen PVCs – INEC Chief Mike Igini

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Mike Igini

I did not come with any particular magic wand, except the power of information. My colleague and predecessor and the staff here did a good job. I am building on what he did through another strategy, mainly anchored on information dissemination and dissuading those who snatched PVCs to stop doing so because it would be useless and unhelpful. Such action, apart from being criminal under the laws, is also redundant given the fact that all PVCs will be useless without the presence of the owner of the card when used with the proposed card Readers.

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February Poll: The grave mistake Nigeria cannot afford – Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader

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*Adebanjo

Pa Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of the Yoruba group, Afenifere, was a top member of the Action Group, led by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in the first republic. He also belonged to the Awolowo – led Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in the second republic. At the inception of the latest democratic experiment in 1999, he joined the late Pa Abraham Adesanya and Chief Bola Ige, among others, to form the Alliance for Democracy which dominated the governments in the South-west. In this interview, he speaks on the state of the nation.

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Face-off: APC is a non-violent party, by Ogbonnaya Onu

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Onu

Chief Ogbonnaya Onu is the first civilian governor of Abia State and National Chairman of the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party, ANPP. Following the formation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Onu was appointed the Chairman of the party’s presidential screening committee. Amid the controversy trailing the academic records of the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, Onu says Buhari fulfilled the constitutional requirements. He adds that it was wrong to attribute the stoning of President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy in Katsina State to APC.

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Presidential Poll: There will be trouble if winner does not emerge through polling booths – Osunbor

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Jonathan-Buhari

Professor Oserheimen Osunbor is a former governor of Edo State, He is also a professor of law and senator (1999- 2007). In this interview, Osunbor calls on Nigerians to make the February general elections violent free just as he describes some Americans prediction of a divided Nigeria in 2015 as doomsday prophecy. Besides, he insists that only INEC, the electoral umpire, should be the one to declare election results, not the courts.

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We were young, idealistic and in many ways not sufficiently experienced says Peter Enahoro

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Peter-ENAHORO4

Still reputed to be the youngest ever to edit a national newspaper, Peter Enahoro’scourageous commentaries were known for the wit and satire. He was forced into exile but remained unbowed. In an exclusive interview with Ben Asante, long-time political analystand contributing editor of internationalpublications specialising on Africa, Peterspeaks on Nigeria and life at eighty.

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Jonathan VS Buhari: It will be fight to the finish – Hon. West Idahosa

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West-Idahosa

Hon West Ehioge-Idahosa is the only Edo politician who has served a third term in the House of Representatives. He served between 1999-2011 for Ovia Federal Constituency of the state. The lawyer joined his bosom friend, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PDP last year. But events that occurred during the just concluded senatorial primaries of the PDP in the state, where he contested for the Edo South ticket of the PDP, have enveloped him in grief

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Those saying electricity supply has not improved are lying — Nebo

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Prof Chinedu Nebo

Contrary to what many Nigerians, especially those in opposition to the Federal Government, will like others to believe, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Ostadinma, says there is substantial improvement in electricity supply across the country. In this interview, Nebo speaks on what he calls the political dimension to the challenges facing the power sector

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Some people think the North is not good for Nigeria – Maitama Sule

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Maitama Sule ..."It is wrong to justify the action of the military boys in 1966"

Alhaji Maitama Sule, an elder statesman, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations during the second republic. Before then, as the Minister of Mines and Power in the first republic, the oil portfolio was under his ministry. While at the UN, Sule chaired the committee which sought to end apartheid in the now independent South Africa. In this interview, he explains why many first republic politicians, including himself, ended in penury

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2015 Presidency: Jonathan is desperate — Oyegun

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Newly Elected National  Chairman of APC  Odigie-Oyegun at APC National Convention in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, in this interview, reviews some of the efforts being made by the party to reposition Nigeria. He also describes as nonsensical the insinuation that the running mate to the presidential candidate of the APC, Gen.Muhammadu Buhari, Yemi Osinbajo, is a stooge of the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

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Nigeria does not need 72-yr-old grandfather as president – Peter Obi

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PETER OBI: I have no ambition to go to senate

Gen. Buhari, as a respected, retired general and as an elder statesman, does not need an invitation, an appointment or an elective office to intervene on any national issue, especially issues of national security like the one facing the country at the moment. Elder statesmen all over the world do not wait to be invited before they step forward on matters of grave concern to their fatherland.

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Okupe makes Jonathan look incompetent – Lai Muhammed

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Lai Mohammed

The spokesman for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in this interview, says those who have been speaking on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan, make their principal look incompetent.

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2015: How Jonathan missed being a hero in 2011 — Coomassie, ACF Chairman

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Ibrahim Coomassie

Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie is a former Inspector General of Police. He became the Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) some seven months back. In this interview,
Coomassie says President Goodluck Jonathan would have been a hero if he had stepped down in 2011 after completing the term of his former boss, the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, but insists that the 2015 presidential election, if free and fair, will return power to the North. He also berates the Federal Government for the insecurity in the North.

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The Muhammadu Buhari Interview ‘Those Who Want To Flee When I Take Over Are Free To Run’

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Muhammadu Buhari

Even before Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), a former Head of State, emerged as the presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 general elections on Thursday, many book makers had predicted his victory. The prediction was predicated on what was described as the cult-like followership he enjoys, especially in the North. With a record of vying for the fourth time for the presidency, Buhari is challenging President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 presidential election. This interview gives a glimpse into the thinking of the APC presidential candidate on governance, corruption, insecurity, the economy, etc

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Why Amosun has failed in Ogun – Gbenga Daniel

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Gbenga Daniel

By Bashir Adefaka Former Ogun State governor, Otunba Justus Olugbenga Daniel on Thursday November 27, 2014 received Vanguard Newspapers’ General Editor, Mr.Adekunle Adekoya and Bashir Adefaka for an exclusive interview during which he spoke on the state of Ogun State politics and other issues..  Excerpts: I think the best way to start this interview is

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Special forces to tackle Boko Haram underway — Omokri, Presidential Aide

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reno-omokri

President Goodluck Jonathan is the best president Nigeria has ever had and I am backing this with facts. I am not moved by opinion, I am moved by facts. Let me corroborate my stand with five facts. Number one, according to the United Nations record, Nigeria life expectancy was 47.5 years in 2009, a year before President Jonathan took over. As at today, according to the same United Nations Human Development Index, which is released annually, Nigeria average life expectancy is now 52 years. Since record has been kept, this is the largest life expectancy in Nigeria

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Delta 2015: Why I am the best – Monye

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Sylvester Monye

P rof. Sylvester Monye was until recently the special adviser to the president on performance monitoring and evaluation, a job that took him round the country and gave him a vintage position to familiarise himself with the running of government. Before then, he was Executive Secretary of the National Planning Commission, secretary of NADECO UK, secretary of the National Conscience Party in the UK among other prominent positions.

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I was underutilised as Minister — Osa Ogienwonyi

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Osa Ogienwonyi

Chris Osa Ogienwonyi, a petroleum engineer, is a former Minister of State for Works. Ogienwonyi dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. In this interview, he speaks on his experience as minister under President Goodluck Jonathan, the mess in the oil industry and why he left the PDP. He posits that the PDP- led Federal Government is the greatest problem militating against the oil industry,declaring that he decided to join the APC due to the positive changes the Oshiomhole administration has brought to Edo State.

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How opposition leaders are fuelling Boko Haram insurgency – Udenta Udenta

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Udenta

There is need for BRF to be very serious the way he speaks as a leader! Because leadership is earned through years of hard work. Not somebody that had no pre-1999 history. I subject Fashola into pre-1999 history in terms of political consciousness and exposure. Then you will know what you will get.

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How Boko Haram can be defeated — Col. Umar

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Col-Umar

Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (rtd), former governor of Kaduna State, has called on the Federal Government to recall all armed forces personnel in reserve and other able-bodied personnel who had served in peace-keeping in the army to prosecute the war against Boko Haram. He said Nigerians must cooperate with government in this war as only a united Nigeria will prevail against the insurgents. In this chat with Vanguard, Umar outlines the steps that government, politicians and peace-loving Nigerians must take to win the battle for the soul of Nigeria; noting that there is need to support the Nigerian military instead of playing into the hands of Boko Haram by castigating them

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Jonathan is turning the 2015 race into war – Oshiomhole

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Oshiomhole

For the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), it was time, penultimate Wednesday, to clink glasses in celebration of the sixth anniversary of the APC – led Adams Oshiomhole administration in Edo State.The leaders stormed the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin-City where they took turns to eulogise the labour leader – turned governor on the giant strides of his government. At the occasion, Oshiomhole himself regaled the audience with his achievements while setting agenda for the remaining two years of his administration. In an interview afterwards, the governor spoke on his government, the 2015 general elections, among other issues.

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Watching Ojukwu dying was traumatic — Bianca

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Amb. Bianca Ojukwu

Let me thank you dear readers for the overwhelming reception you accorded the maiden outing of this column last week. Today, we continue serving you the exclusive details of the interview with the delectable and deeply intellectual Nigerian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu.

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Kwara 2015: Much ado about PDP delegates list

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Jani: Changing permutations

Suspense can best capture the political situation in Kwara State as the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is eagerly awaiting the candidate of the opposition PDP in the state that would challenge the party in the 2015 gubernatorial election that is fast approaching.

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My vision for Delta State – Ochei

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Victor Ochei

Former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt, Honourable Victor Onyekaci Ochei, is a frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP).

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Don’t negotiate with Boko Haram – Pastor Oritsejafor

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President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Chairman, CAN, Ondo State Chapter, Bishop Emmanuel Igbokoyi and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr Kola Ademujimi, during the inspection of Ondo state projects by the members of the National Executive Council of CAN after their National Conference, in Akure, on Tuesday

National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday, celebrated his birthday by giving out cheques of N50,000 each to about 30 disabled individuals from different parts of Delta State. In this interview, he laments that for two years now, Nigeria Inter-religious Council, NIREC, has not seen the need to meet despite the growing menace of insurgency in parts of the country. When asked whether constant attacks on his person will deter him from speaking his mind, his answer was: “God forbid. It cannot!”

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Negotiation with boko haram is waste of time – Pastor Oritsejafor

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Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor....Islamic banks illegal but functioning

National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday, celebrated his birthday by giving out cheques of N50,000 each to about 30 disabled individuals from different parts of Delta State. In this interview, he laments that for two years now, Nigeria Inter-religious Council, NIREC, has not seen the need to meet despite the growing menace of insurgency in parts of the country. When asked whether constant attacks on his person will deter him from speaking his mind, his answer was: “God forbid. It cannot!”

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There’s no monopoly in the Pay-TV sector

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John Ugbe, MD Multichoice Nigeria

Well, I think if we go back to the definition of the word monopoly I could talk for a whole day. Just using that definition alone actually proves that very wrong. We’re in an industry where there is competition.

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PFN National President joins the fray: ‘Why pastors need private jets’

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Pastor-Omobude

Pastor Felix Omobude is the General Superintendent of New Covenant Gospel Church, an arm of Gospel Light International Ministries ,GLIM, and the National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). In this interview, he speaks on some national issues as well as life as the PFN President and its challenges

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Phantom Boko Haram ceasefire deal: FG playing politics with the lives of Chibok girls —Junaid Mohammed

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Dr Junaid Mohammed

Dr Junaid Mohammed, a northern leader, was a member of the House of Representatives in the second republic, Mohammed, in this interview, speaks on the ceasefire the federal government was said to have agreed with the Boko Haram Islamist group, the 2015 presidential contest and the ripples generated by the defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, from the ruling PDP to the opposition APC.

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Why pastors need private jets, Pastor Omobude, PFN President

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Pastor Felix Omobude is the General Superintendent of New Covenant Gospel Church, an arm of Gospel Light International Ministries ,GLIM, and the National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). In this interview, he speaks on some national issues as well as life as the PFN President and its challenges.

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