Tuesday July 29th, 2014
Tuesday July 29th, 2014
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Terror sponsors can’t hide for too long – Maku

  /   in Interview 12:56 am   /   Comments

Labaran Maku

Some of them outgrow their sponsors and become a societal problem. Every problem that you see that has developed at the national level started at the local level, it was not tackled by those responsible at that level until it becomes a national headache.

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Once oil dries up, some states will not survive – Abonta

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*Uzoma Nkem-Abonta.... Some people abroad are very fearful of Nigeria

Since the late 1950s when crude oil was first discovered in Nigeria, it has become the core of the nation’s economy. Attention has shifted from agriculture and other natural resources, to the liquid gold that has become both a blessing, and a curse for the country. In this interview, Hon. Nkem Uzoma Abonta who represents Ukwa East/West Federal Constituency of Abia State in the House of Representatives, calls for the speedy passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB into law, less dependence on oil revenue, and the fact that Nigeria does not need eighteen more states.

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20 DAYS TO OSUN 2014: Aregbesola’s anti-people policies will sweep him out — Omisore

  /   in Interview 12:27 am   /   Comments

*Omisore

Senator Iyiola Christopher Omisore is the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State in the gubernatorial election that holds in 20 days time, specifically on August 9. In this interview, Omisore bares his mind on the Aregbesola administration, his electioneering campaign, his plans for the people of the state and what INEC must do to ensure a hitch free election.

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21 Days to Osun 2014: Aregbesola’s anti-people policies will sweep him out — Omisore

  /   in Interview 6:44 pm   /   Comments

*Omisore

Senator Iyiola Christopher Omisore is the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State in the gubernatorial election that holds in 20 days time, specifically on August 9. In this interview, Omisore bares his mind on the Aregbesola administration, his electioneering campaign, his plans for the people of the state and what INEC must do to ensure a hitch free election.

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CONFAB is a waste of billions of naira – Prof.Utomi

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*Prof Utomi

rof.Patrick Okedinachi Utomi is a distinguished Nigerian professor of political economy and a renowned, internationally aclaimed public affairs analyst with a unique leadership acumen that separates him from his equals.

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Boko Haram: Stop blaming Jonathan for the lapses of northern politicians —Jude Tabai

  /   in Interview 12:38 am   /   Comments

Tabai

A former Special Adviser to Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State on Niger Delta, Mr. Jude Tabai, in this interview, defends the steps taken by President Jonathan to tackle insurgency and re-position Nigeria, contending that those who facilitated the emergence of Boko Haram for political reasons should rise up and find an answer to the monster rather than blaming Jonathan for their atrocities.

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Please, forgive me, Ohakim begs Imo people

  /   in Interview 4:28 am   /   Comments

Gov. Ikedy Ohakim

The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, spoke to our correspondent, CHIDI NKWOPARA, on a number of issues, including his days in office, the scores of allegations leveled against him and his aspirations.

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Imprisonment: How Obasanjo, Ribadu framed me up – DSP Alamieyeseigha

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Obasanjo and Alamieyeseigha

His story evokes emotions as he told it. He sat on his sofa in his large sitting room telling it. For the first time since he was impeached in December 2005, subsequently incarcerated, freed and finally granted a state pardon by President Goodluck Jonathan on March 12, 2013, he has not told the story of his travails.

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ODUKOMAIYA @ 80: ‘Why Abiola fought everything Awolowo stood for’

  /   in Interview 12:29 am   /   Comments

* Odukomaiya

PRINCE Henry Odukomaiya, a former Editor of Daily Times and pioneer Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of
Concord and Champion Newspapers, in this interview, reflects on the good, the bad and the ugly moments of his life, concluding that attaining 80 years makes him feel special in the sight of God.

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Nigeria may break up if …

  /   in Interview 8:44 am   /   Comments

Rommy Mom

In this interview with Ben Agande in Abuja, a member of the National Conference representing the civil society organisation, Barrister Rommy Mom speaks on the work of the conference and the consequences that await the nation if the recommendations of the conference are not implemented.

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How INEC will conduct 2015 elections – Igini

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Barrister Mike Igini

Barrister Mike Igini is the Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In this interview, he speaks on INEC’s preparedness in the forthcoming 2015 general elections and other issues of national importance

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Why we can’t have a new Constitution — Senate Leader Ndoma Egba

  /   in Interview 2:43 am   /   Comments

*Ndoma Egba

Last week, the United Nation’s team was in Danari, a Nigeria border community in Boke local government area of Cross River state to effect the boundary adjustment and information has it that, with the way the team is going, eight local government areas in Nigeria will likely go to Cameroon if Beacon 113 is not found. In this interview, the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, is raising the alarm that if nothing is urgently done by the Nigerian government, the famous Obudu ranch resort with the presidential lodge and the Agbokim waterfalls, among other tourists sites, would go to Cameroon. He also speaks on other national issues. Excerpts:

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‘Let us radicalise the people against Boko Haram’

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*Bozimo

Alaowei Broderick Bozimo was Minister of Police Affairs during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo. In this interview, he is worried over the persistent attacks by Boko Haram, particularly the Wednesday bombing of a shopping mall in Abuja.

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How can we reduce cost of governance, serve the people more?

  /   in Interview 2:26 am   /   Comments

Mr. Ray Epku is a familiar name to most quarters of the country especially in the media world. He is a Journalist of note and was one of the founding Editors of the defunct NewsWatch Magazine considered to be the flagship of Magazine Journalism in Nigeria.

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I lost one million dollars to hajj airlift politics —Muneer Bankole, MD, Medview Airlines

  /   in Interview 12:40 am   /   Comments

Muneer Bankole

Med-View Airlines Managing Director Muneer Bankole says you need passion and technical know-how to run a successful airline

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Emir Sanusi Saga: Jonathan does not know where his rights begin and end – Gov Kwankwaso

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*Kwankwaso

Following the death of the Emir of Kano and the selection of the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, trouble descended on the ancient
Kingdom like a plague, forcing the new emir to operate from the Government House while security agents take over the palace.
But the state Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in this interview defends the choice of the new emir, saying it was not influenced by any political consideration and accuses the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of instigating the violence to bring down his government. The governor also serves notice that his life is in danger and that Nigerians should know who to hold responsible if he is killed.

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Dokubo-Asari at 50: ‘My encounter with Boko Haram leaders in jail’

  /   in Interview 9:22 pm   /   Comments

Asari-Dokubo

He means different things to people. To some, he is a militant. To many others, he is a social crusader. But to several people in the Niger-Delta, especially the Ijaw community, his tribe, he is both a warrior and liberator. This is even as many people believe the former Ijaw Youth Council President and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, is enigmatic. The son of a former judge in Rivers State judiciary, Asari appears unstoppable in the fight to liberate his people. He clocked the golden age of 5O on June 1, 2014. In this interview, he tells the story of his many struggles amongst others.

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Why militancy may return to Niger Delta, by Ledum Mitee

  /   in Interview 12:56 am   /   Comments

Ledum Mitee, Chairman, N-Delta Technical Committee.

Militancy was a reaction to the problems of the Niger Delta. So, to deal with the consequence without addressing the core issues did not solve the problem.
My regret is that most of those recommendations have not been implemented.

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Northern leaders branded me a traitor for working with Jonathan — Ex-SGF Yayale

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Mahmud Yayale Ahmad

Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmad can be described as one of Nigeria’s outstanding technocrats, who has had the rare privilege of serving at the top echelon of the nation’s political class, public service and the defence institution.

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‘Boko Haram has ridiculed our security profile’

  /   in Interview 7:21 pm   /   Comments

Jide Ologun

A public analyst,Barr. Jide Ologun in an interview with Saturday Vanguard speaks on Chibok girls and Boko Haram.

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We are all working with Nigeria to bring our girls back – Wendy Sherman

  /   in #BringBackOurGirls, Interview   /   Comments

Wendy R Sherman

THE abduction of over two hundred school girls from Chibok by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram and the response of the Federal government to their release has taken an international dimension.

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Boko Haram: We need Nigerians’ support to win — Maku, Information Minister

  /   in Interview, News 1:16 am   /   Comments

Information Minister, Labaran Maku

It is the nature of the war that has been part of the problem. Our forces have fought wars outside the shores of this country and we have always excelled. What we need now is the intelligence from our people to volunteer intelligence and help our forces to root out these criminals. If Boko Haram were to stand on one side and our forces are to stand on another side, the war would not last 30 minutes. What we need is every layer of support from all Nigerians. There is no better trained armed force in Africa than Nigeria; I can tell you that confidently on record.

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Ekiti Polls: We will attack trouble makers from the air, on ground—CP

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Ekiti-CP-Felix-Uyanna

COMMISSIONER of Police in Ekiti State, Mr Felix Uyanna, is working round the clock to ensure that the June 21 governorship election in the state is conducted in a peaceful atmosphere

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National Conference is Nigeria’s last hope — Diete-Spiff

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Alfred Diete-Spiff

In this interview, he bares his mind on the conference, what Nigerians expect from it, state police, federalism, resource control, the role of traditional rulers, NYSC, among other issues.

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Girl forced to watch father, brother killed by Boko Haram tells her story

  /   in Interview 11:16 pm   /   Comments

Deborah Peter

Deborah Peter was 12 years old when gunmen from the Nigerian terrorist group burst into her home in northern Nigeria and shot dead her father, a Christian pastor, and her 14-year- old brother Caleb, and then forced her to lie with their corpses.

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Brown Oyitso – Amazing Work Of Grace

  /   in Allure, Interview 6:19 pm   /   Comments

Brown Oyitso

Although he is a Provincial Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and the MD/CEO of Brunnel Nigeria Limited, if a man’s beginning determined his ending, he would have amounted to nothing. According to his personal testimony, the penury to which his widowed mother was thrown after the demise of his Area customary court judge father, left his future hanging in the balance.

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It is crazy to have 36 states — Maj. Gen. Momah

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Sam-Momah1

How can a governor collect up to one billion naira (minimum is half a billion) monthly? It is scandalous and they don’t account for it; that is why it is so convenient for them; you cannot probe them. That should be expunged from the Constitution. The police is there to protect them, I don’t know what security vote they need. I don’t know who put that thing in the Constitution and they are capitalizing on it and just scooping up the entire money and taking home.

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Boko Haram members burn their university certificates – Shehu Sani

  /   in Interview 10:16 pm   /   Comments

Shehu Sani

The first surprise in the encounter was that the representatives of the terror group spoke fluent English. The bigger surprise was when some of the insurgents revealed that they had university degrees. It is a prerequisite for new Boko Haram members to burn their university certificates or any paper identification that links them secular schools.

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How ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign went viral— Matthew Daniel

  /   in Interview 12:55 am   /   Comments

Laila

How could this happen in a state under emergency rule? Terrorists had four hours operation and carted away the girls without help from anybody after which they journeyed into the forest. Remember the principal was said to be there; and the next minute, they said she was at her daughter’s place. There is discrepancy about the number of the kidnapped students. At times you wonder if we have leaders.

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Chibok girls must be rescued by May 27 — Joe Okei-Odumakin

  /   in Interview 8:53 pm   /   Comments

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin

This clearly shows that the northern leaders are not serious about the rescue of the girls. The Federal Government has not been able to rescue the girls despite the much acclaimed military might of Nigeria. Is it then wrong to seek help outside Nigeria?

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Chibok Girls: Jonathan’s c’tee can’t achieve anything – Audu Ogbeh

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Audu-Ogbeh

Chief Audu Innocent Ogbeh, one-time Minister of Communications; former National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and now a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, is a politician and an administrator.
In this interview, he bares his mind on the present security challenge in the country, what President Goodluck Jonathan must do, the on- going National Conference, among other salient issues.

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Fayemi’s other side, by Opeyemi Bamidele

  /   in Interview, Politics 12:49 am   /   Comments

Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele

MIchael Opeyemi Bamidele, erstwhile Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, Special Adviser to Governor Ahmed Tinubu and once a darling of the Asiwaju crowd is today on the other side, flying the kite of Labour Party in next month’s gubernatorial election.

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