Sunday July 5th, 2015
Sunday July 5th, 2015
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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

  /   in Interview, News 1:44 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Interview, News 8:41 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Finance, Interview   /   Comments

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’

  /   in Finance, Interview 8:06 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Interview, News 5:57 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Interview 9:37 am   /   Comments

*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

  /   in Interview 9:04 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Interview 6:48 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Interview 8:32 pm   /   Comments

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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Subsidy removal is best parting gift Jonathan could give Buhari – Akabogu

  /   in Interview, News 1:44 am   /   Comments

Fuel crisis

We are in the middle of the longest fuel crisis in five years. In many places, it mirrors the dark days of the 1990s when fuel queues were routine, together with their many accessories – jerry cans, hoses and plastic bottles cut in half as funnels. Coupled with poor electricity supply, Nigerians frustration and anger are largely justified. Yet the problem has a simple, plug-and-play solution. Emeka Akabogu is the Chairman, OTL Africa Downstream. He speaks on why he thinks subsidy removal is the right thing to do now to put an end to the fuel crisis in the country

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ILLICIT FUNDS: How we tracked $700m Abacha loot – Swiss Ambassador Hodel

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Hans-Rudolf Hodel, Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland to Nigeria, Chad and Nigeria

Hans-Rudolf Hodel, Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland to Nigeria, Chad and Niger, speaks on the bilateral relationship between Nigeria and his country.

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You can’t challenge NASS in the act of law-making – Robert Clarke

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Robert Clarke

Constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeris, SAN, Robert Clarke, in this interview opines that the word two-third is a magic word in the constitution which can render the President’s assent to a bill immaterial. “Once the law says you need two-third to pass an act, you don’t need the President’s assent again. Already, the amount of two-third votes we need to override the veto has already been secured by this constitutional provision.” The legal luminary advices Gen Muhammadu Buhari to seek a declaration in court immediately he assumes office on the regularity and process of the ammended constitution just as he maintians that Nigeria is broke and the new lawmakers should cut down their salaries and allowances.

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Meet Nigeria’s first and only female Chief Press Secretary to a gov, Funmi Wakama

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Funmi Wakama

Beautiful, intelligent, stylish, proactive are words that best describe Funmi Wakama, the Chief Press Secretary to Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. With a vast experience that spans 23 years in broadcasting, the media expert who holds an exalted position as the first ever female Chief Press Secretary in Ogun State and Nigeria, is one

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Why students lose interest in agriculture —President, Sharon University

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Bishop Charles Ighele

By Ephraim Oseji & IKENNA ASOMBA Bishop Charles Ighele is the President, Sharon University of Agriculture and Rural Development,  in the pipeline by the Happy Family African Foundation (HFAF). Ighele, who just clocked 60, in this interview, speaks of the plans to establish the first ‘real’ university of  agriculture that will drive development in the rural areas,

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The structure Nigeria needs under Buhari, by Gani Adams

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Gani Adams

As the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, takes over from President Goodluck Jonathan on May 29 after 16 years of democracy, the leader of the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams advises him to give priority to the implementation of the report of the 2014 National Conference.

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ITPC remain committed to better bi-national relationships with Nigeria – Indonesia Trade Director

  /   in Interview 9:16 pm   /   Comments

Nino Wawan Setiawan

The Indonesia Trade Promotion Center’s Director, Mr. Nino Wawan Setiawan, while ventilating new ideas to strengthening Nigeria-Indonesia bi-national relationships, especially in the key sectors of both countries’ economies, expressed that improvement and expansion of both countries exports and imports are quite vital to progressive economic growth for the two countries.

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Assassination Plot: How Buhari saved Obasanjo’s in-law  

  /   in Interview 2:11 pm   /   Comments

Kenny Martins

Incidentally, both General Buhari and President Jonathan had saved my life before from a flying bullet. In the case of Buhari, that was why I decided not to speak until he won. At least for the first time, Nigerians have chosen a leader by themselves and not one imposed or forced down their throat.

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Bassey Dan Abia celebrates change in NDDC

  /   in Interview 12:24 am   /   Comments

Dan Abia

Bassey Dan Abia is the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. In this interview, he bares his mind on the achievements recorded in one year, President Goodluck Jonathan’s sincere commitment to the development of the Niger Delta region, unlike previous administrations; his management plan for the region.

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Why I’m not proud to call Buhari my president — Aribisala

  /   in Interview 12:35 pm   /   Comments

Femi Aribisala

Dr. Femi Aribisala, a pastor and Vanguard columnist, in this interaction with Vanguard editors, ventilates his passion for President Goodluck Jonathan and explains his position on the person and politics of the president-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. Excerpt

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Why my cabinet will be small – Buhari

  /   in Interview 8:20 am   /   Comments

•Buhari

I think this is a question meant for the party. I wish John Oyegun was here to answer you because we have a system. Just because I am the presidential candidate and the president-elect, I don’t think the system has allowed me to usurp the power of the party executives. But, certainly, in a multi-party democratic system, fundamentally, it is the number that matters for the people. But for the party, what matters is the ability to manage the number so that the majority will have its way and there will be justice. No matter what happens to the PDP by May 29, I assure you or I assure them through you that there will be justice in the APC.

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We’ll tell Buhari the truth, what others may not tell him – Bukar, Senator-elect

  /   in Interview 10:09 am   /   Comments

Bukar, Senator-elect

The quest to know more about the person of Nigeria’s president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, retired, prompted the need to search for someone in Daura, home country of Buhari in Katsina State. Luckily, the name of the Senator-elect, Engr. Mustapha Bukar representing Katsina North popped up. The unscheduled visit to his house in Daura last Saturday produced the outcome below.

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FG’s blunders in pipeline surveillance contracts —ERADIRI, IYC PRESIDENT

  /   in Interview 4:50 pm   /   Comments

Udengs-Eradiri

The pipeline that was blown up in Delta state had no bearing with the outcome of the March 28 election. Clearly the grievance of those behind it when I spoke to some of them was that they were not accommodated in the pipeline surveillance contracts awarded before the presidential election. I had warned before the jobs were awarded that part of why the pipelines were destroyed in the past in the region was because the contracts given out earlier by the federal government did not go to residents of most of the communities.

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