Saturday May 30th, 2015
Saturday May 30th, 2015
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The problem with Buhari on Boko Haram, corruption — Peter Obi

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PETER OBI: I have no ambition to go to senate

Mr. Peter Obi, the Deputy Director of the Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation (South) is a former governor of Anambra State. He was in Lagos on Friday and fielded questions from journalists on issues relating to the forthcoming elections.

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What people don’t know about Joseph Mbu – Austine Young

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Joseph Mbu

By Ishola Balogun Austine Young, a former Chairman of Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC, in Rivers State and now the National Organising Secretary of the committe in this interview tells the untold story of the former Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Mr Joseph Mbu, now AIG Zone 2 and what led to the frosty

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My project is to build foundation for future generations – Etikerentse

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Archibald Etikerentse

By Godwin Oritse In the aftermath of Nigeria clocking 100 years last year, Mr. Archibald Etikerentse, an artist, has concluded plans to celebrate some Nigerian families and organisations which contributed to the making of the nation. In this interview,   Etikenretse says every Nigerian and organization that have been part of the growth of the country

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Vested interest has affected development in Lagos – Agbaje

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Jimi Agbaje

By Ishola Balogun, Charles ADINGUPU  & Ebun Sessou The Governoship candidate of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Mr. Joseph Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje in this interview reveals how he became a marriage counsellor, offering spiritual and professional ideas to younger couples. Agbaje who got married to Abiola (née Bankole), a lawyer, 32 years ago

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Nigerians will vote for continuity—Dickson

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seriake1

•‘It will be Jonathan all the way in N-Delta’ •Explains how he relates with First Lady Patience READ THE FIRST PART HERE Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, in this interview, opens up on the meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, which has triggered controversy that some former Niger Delta militant leaders, including Alhaji Dokubo-Asari are

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2015: With me as governor, Jonathan can’t lose in Bauchi – Yuguda

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*Gov. Yuguda

Bauchi State Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, a close ally of President Goodluck Jonathan, is one of the outgoing Peoples Democratic Party governors, whose political sagacity is being tasked in the bid to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan come March 28 this year.

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How they twisted the resolution of my parley with Dokubo-Asari, Tompolo and co — Gov. Dickson

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*File photo Gov Seriake Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, in this interview, opens up on the meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, which has triggered controversy that some former Niger Delta militant leaders, including Alhaji Dokubo-Asari are spoiling for war in the event that President Goodluck Jonathan loses the forthcoming presidential poll.

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Defected PDP govs have no cause remaining in office —Sule Lamido

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Gov Sule Lamido

In this concluding part of the interview with Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, he says his fellow governors who defected from the PDP ought to have followed the honourable path by quitting office. He also speaks on what he calls `the healing process’ for Nigeria.

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Why Obasanjo does not want 2nd term for Jonathan – Ewegbara

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Odilim Enwegbara

By Levinus Nwabughiogu  Odilim Enwegbara is a Development Economist and public analyst based in Abuja. In this interview, he, amongst other issues, says why he feels former president Olusegun Obasanjo does not want a second term for President Jonathan even as he calls Nigerians to support his quest for a second term. Excerpts: Many People have

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Jonathan contracted out the economy to Okonjo-Iweala – Keyamo

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Festus Keyamo

Tucked away in the middle of Anthony village in Lagos, is the hallow legal Chambers of renowned activist and radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo. The serenity of the environment betrays the activism in him. The different plagues which adorn the walls of his spacious office are testimonies of his victorious struggles of human rights crusade and series of struggle for the entrenchment of democracy.

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How Maritime can change Nigeria

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Jegede Abiodun

By Ifeyinwa Obi Jegede Abiodun Paul, is the Group Managing Director of Japaul Oil and Maritime Services Plc;. In this interview, the Chattered Maritime practitioner and oil magnet who spoke on a n umber of industry issues decries that most local banks in Nigeria do not understand shipping and as such foot-drag when it comes

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Don’t break Nigeria over Jonathan, Buhari, Gov. Sule Lamido warns (1)

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Gov Sule Lamido

By Ochereome Nnanna On Tuesday, January 26, 2015, Governor Sule Lamido went to the Jigawa State House of Assembly to present his eighth and last Appropriation Bill. It was an emotionally charged moment, and the Speaker of the House, Hon Adamu Ahmed, could not hold his feelings. He broke down in tears several times as

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I have no problem with Obasanjo, says Fayose

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Fayose

My return to power is by God’s grace and it is not correct to say that any controversy trailed it. I won in all the 16 local government areas of the state. The local and international observers who monitored the election attested to the fact that it was free, fair and transparent.

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China-Nigeria bi-national relations, productively on high speed – Chinese Consul General

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*Liu Kan Chinese Consular General

The Chinese embassy’s Consul General to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Liu Kan has  described China- Nigeria bi-national relations as healthy and productively on high  speed. With every certainty, the Consul General emphasised that Nigeria is China’s second major export destination in Africa, adding that China Customs record declared that trade volumes between both

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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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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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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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