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Buhari must probe until he establishes probity – Attah

  /   in Interview, News 12:02 am   /   Comments

Obong Victor Attah

It is good you say this because when you base an argument on a wrong premise, you are bound to come to a wrong conclusion. I am not in APC and honestly I do not have the intention of going to the APC. Why would I want to go to the APC? I was one of the 82 signatories who signed a charter to form the PDP. I went into the PDP from a group called the G34 which fought for democracy in this country.

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Why Buhari should ignore haters of Ndigbo around him – Iwanyanwu

  /   in Interview, Politics 6:16 pm   /   Comments

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Upon assertions of marginalisation against the South and the Southeast in particular, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu, a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cautions the President against those who may be encouraging him to ignore the South East on the argument that they did not vote for him in the 2015 general elections.

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Build special prisons for corrupt Nigerians – Balarabe tells Buhari

  /   in Interview, Politics 5:18 am   /   Comments

*Balarabe Musa

In his time as the governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa and most of his colleagues lived a spartan life due to the fact that corruption was very minimal and governors were excitedly submissive to the president and their parties.

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Delta @ 24: The highest article of faith of Okowa’s govt is inclusiveness — Deputy Governor Otuaro

  /   in Interview 12:00 am   /   Comments

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The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro in this interview with Sunday Vanguard, speaks on Delta at 24, programmes of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and other issues.

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Kogi, your deliverance is at hand – Yahaya Bello

  /   in Interview, Politics 1:07 am   /   Comments

Alhaji-Yahaya-Bello

Frontline All Progressives Congress, APC Kogi State governorship aspirant, Alhaji Yahaya Bello made his mark in business with specific concerns in transportation, oil and gas, finance and agro-allied sectors. The Agassa Okene-born entrepreneur and politician in this interview gives his perspectives on his aspiration, challenges and hope.

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Nigerians must partake in Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign —-Obayuwana

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Obayuwana

Osagie Obayuwana is a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Edo state. He was also Vice President, Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR.

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How the rot in the army started — Gen Ishola Williams

  /   in Interview, Politics 3:06 am   /   Comments

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General Ishola Williams was at peace with himself that Friday afternoon when the Vanguard team arrived at his office, in the Iju area of Lagos.

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Varsity students run away from agric courses in error —Prof. Kucha, FUAM VC

  /   in Interview 12:29 am   /   Comments

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Prof. Emmanuel Kucha is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, FUAM. In this interview, he speaks on why Nigeria is lagging behind in agric production and has also remained a major importer of food. Excerpts:

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NDLEA: Between facts and fiction – Bode-George

  /   in Interview 7:05 pm   /   Comments

roli bode-george

The present situation in the country where everybody seeks to take advantage of the publicly declared anti-corruption stand of the Buhari administration necessitates this response to the piece by one Mr. Adekunle Yusuf serialised on Thursday, August 6, and Friday, August 7, 2015. Otherwise it would have been unnecessary to dignify the piece with a response.

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I felt terrible when my father said I could not wear trousers

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Cosmos Okoli,

It would be a disservice if I didn’t do this and say since I could take care of my needs, I would just relax. No matter what happens, I am a citizen of Nigerian and it is my responsibility to ensure, with other citizens, that we get a Nigeria of our dream. I would not blame anybody if we do not get the Nigeria of our dream if I sit on the fence so I want to get involved and do my best. I am not discouraged at all.

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How I escaped Orkar’s coup – Ibrahim Babangida

  /   in Achebe: Exit of a literary giant, Interview, News, Politics 6:29 am   /   Comments

General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd),

Ahead of his 74th birthday today, erstwhile military president, General Ibrahim Babangida had an interactive session with journalists in Minna, Niger State. In the revealing interview he opens up on his response to the coup plot led by Major Gideon Orkar in April 1990, the Dimka coup plot earlier in 1976, his assessment of the unfolding Muhammadu Buhari led administration and of his thoughts towards his one time friend, Chief Moshood Abiola among other things.
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Ooni nominated me as his succesor before he died – Adedoyin

  /   in Interview 4:52 am   /   Comments

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The proprietor of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Dr Rahmon Adegoke Adedoyin, is a prince from Ile-Ife (Agbedegbede/Oshinkola) Akui Ruling House. His developmental strides, particularly in the cradle of Yoruba land, prompted the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, to honour him with the chieftaincy title of the Maye of Ife.

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Senate Rule forgery is figment of the imagination of APC leaders – Senator Nwaoboshi

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Peter Nwaoboshi

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, a lawyer, was the political adviser to former Delta State Governor James Ibori and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. He currently represents Delta North in the Senate.

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Nigerians can get affordable houses – Raphael-Monehin, MD, Tobykemsworth

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Mr. Adekunle Raphael-Monehin is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Tobykemsworth, an estate management/development firm. In this interview, Raphael-Mohehin speaks on the challenges in the housing sector and the initiatives to resolve them.

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Ooni nominated me as his succesor before he died – Adedoyin

  /   in Interview 7:13 pm   /   Comments

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The proprietor of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Dr Rahmon Adegoke Adedoyin, is a prince from Ile-Ife (Agbedegbede/Oshinkola) Akui Ruling House. His developmental strides, particularly in the cradle of Yoruba land, prompted the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, to honour him with the chieftaincy title of the Maye of Ife.

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Buhari must ensure Niger-Delta does not boil again – Orubebe

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Leader of the Niger Delta groups and the President/Founder of Concerned Niger-Delta Youths Initiative (CNDYI), Ebis Orubebe, in this interview spoke on why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the 2015 presidential polls and how to maintain peace in the Niger-Delta.

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It’s wrong to accuse Buhari of disliking Ndigbo – Gen Momah

  /   in Interview, News 6:20 am   /   Comments

*Major General Sam Momah

Former Minister of Science and Technology, Major-General Sam Momah, retd, in this interview frowns at claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is being anti Igbo in the choice of political appointees. He also spoke on other issues of national significance.

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How Yoruba chose Awo as their leader — Osoba

  /   in Interview, Politics 9:38 am   /   Comments

Olusegun Osoba

Former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, in this interview deflates claims by Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his recent book that the Yoruba never had a leader. He argues that the former president is distorting history. Osoba also spoke on other issues.

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Church should not wed gay people, it’s against God’s will – Medo-Uwa

  /   in Interview, Worship   /   Comments

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Founder/General Overseer of Pentecostal Cannanland Mission, Ajao Estate, Lagos, Pastor Nick Medo-Uwa, speaks on the state of the nation, Buhari’s administration, same-sex marriage and other issues in this interview with ETOP EKANEM.

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Encounter with Attahiru Jega: I am relaxed

  /   in Interview 4:12 am   /   Comments

*Jega

This was an encounter that could not have been predicted. Not by me; and definitely not by Professor Jega. Throughout his tenure as INEC Chairman, I never had an encounter with him. Last December, during preparations for the 2015 general elections, a first meeting could have occurred when Jega came to Lagos to brief editors about INEC’s preparations for the polls.

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I was branded a black leg for supporting the Oba of Benin—Aidonojie, the Enojie of Opoji

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Recently, the Enojie of Opoji and the first Vice Chairman, Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, Ehidiamen Aidonojie 1, celebrated his 29th anniversary and 60th birthday at his palace in Opoji, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State. The occasion was witnessed by dignitaries including the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun. In this interview, the monarch says he is now a born-again Christian, just as he declares that traditional rulers belonging to cults will have their kingdoms destroyed.

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Hold govs, ministers, others responsible for naira depreciation – Gbagi

  /   in Interview 2:47 am   /   Comments

Former MINISTER of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi,

Olorogun Kenneth, a lawyer, criminologist, one of the founders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minister of State for Education under President Goodluck Jonathan, spoke to some journalists in Lagos on the state of the nation, how to save the naira and why Nigerians must give the President Muhammadu Buhari administration a chance among others.

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Men of God failed to deliver Jonathan from a spell – Bishop Mike Okonkwo

  /   in Interview, Just Human, Trending   /   Comments

BISHOP MIKE OKONKWO

Dr Mike Okonkwo is the presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, with over 160 branches in Nigeria and across the globe. The top Evangelist who will celebrate his 70th birthday come September 6, in this interview shares his life challenges, his turn around as well as the present anti-corruption crusade in the country

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‘Jonathan humiliated the Urhobo nation ‘

  /   in Interview, News 12:10 am   /   Comments

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Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha is the National Publicity Secretary of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU). A legal practitioner, in this interview , he narrates how the Urhobo nation was deprived during the Jonathan years and speaks on the crisis in the Urhobo Progress Union.

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What Buhari should do with Tompolo, Asari — Dein of Agbor

  /   in Interview, News 8:05 pm   /   Comments

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One of the monarchs that have carried himself with admirable gait and candor in Niger Delta, nay Nigeria and the world is His Royal Majesty, HRM, Benjamin Ikenchukwu Keagborekuzi, Dein of Agbor Kingdom, an Igbo town in Delta North Senatorial district, Delta State.

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We haven’t raised cement price in five years – Hoddinott

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Hoddinott

We are also developing durable solutions for roads construction like concrete wall because of the intricacies of the weather conditions in Nigeria. It can last 20, 30, 50 years. One of the issues affecting cement pricing in Nigeria is the high cost of production, and getting the cement from the plants to the markets. So, by investing in infrastructure five years ago, we have been able to reduce the logistics of transport cost and that in turns has reduced the price of cement to consumers.

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

  /   in Interview, News 4:44 pm   /   Comments

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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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Assassination attempt: My story – Alex Otti

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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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Lotto is the stock exchange of the ordinary man — Baba Ijebu

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

  /   in Interview, Trending 11:54 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Interview, News 12:14 am   /   Comments

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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