Alhaji Liad Tella, former National Concord chief and MD, The Monitor Newspaper, is currently National Commissioner, National Hajj Commission. He spoke to BASHIR ADEFAKA on how he became a journalist against his wish.Read More
The Rivers State Government has set in motion a machinery to transform Port Harcourt into a city befitting the 21st century with the establishment of the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority.Read More
The concluding part of the first part of this interview last week dwelt on a group of Northern leaders. The question asked was: “Yes! This issue of coming from the North, some people might say, well, Dalhatu Tafida is not a good Northerner that is why he is heading the Jonathan Campaign? And for a dose of mischief, the name of Sambo would not appear when they mention the campaign team? Well, if people come out and say I am not a good Northerner, they should come and tell me what they have done that will make me a bad Northerner and they, good Northerners. I am thinking of this country, its future and its prosperity”.Read More
Former governor of Oyo state, Alhaji Lam Adeshina lives in a bungalow devoid of opulence, with hardly a parking space for his two simple cars. Adeshina, a progressive of the Obafemi Awolowo’s school, speaks with BASHIR ADEFAKA at his residence in Ibadan, Oyo State, recentlyRead More
Kolade Oshinowo is perhaps one of Nigeria’s most important artists. He has had about 22 solo and over 90 group exhibitions of his works in and outside the country. Some of his works are currently on display in the exhibition hall of Terra Kulture as part of Nigeria’s anniversary celebration.Read More
Responding to a question on why he, coming from the North West geo-political zone, the zone where the late President Umaru Yar’Adua hailed and the zone which, had Yar’ Adua not died, might still have pursued a second term in office, should not be seen as a bad person on account of his present posting, Tafida, Dr. Sarki Dalhatu Tafida, the medical doctor/politician/diplomat, who is the Director General of the Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organisation, said, smiling.
“Yes! This issue of coming from the North, some people might say, well, Dalhatu Tafida is not a good Northerner that is why he is heading the Jonathan Campaign? And for a dose of mischief, the name of Sambo would not appear?
The Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri who marked his eightieth birthday last week, in this interview reviewed Nigeria’s 50 years as independent country and declared that the nation has failed the founding fathers of the nation .Read More
This is the second part of the Jonathan Zwingina interview. You would not need to read far to know that he is committed to the Jonathan project. But he also goes down memory lane to explain the contradictions which whittled the initial momentum of the June 12 struggle. On June 12, for instance, Zwingina said: “What then happened was that the military, first and foremost, gave us the impression that if the Abiola team participated in the emerging government, that the June 12 situation would be revisited.Read More
TY believes that a stable Plateau and Kaduna state means stability to the Middle Belt and the North because of what Kaduna and Plateau symbolise to the two regionsRead More
If you are tempted to conclude that Senator Jonathan Zwingina is merely supporting President Goodluck Jonathan because of the name-sake mentality, you would be forgiven. However, for this teacher endowed with oratorical skill, his
arguments regarding the raging issue of zoning would be difficult to fault. “You have been president for 35years but you still have appetite for another four years and you are telling the president who has never tested the presidency not
to have appetite! Can you imagine the incongruity in the argument? If occupation of the presidency gives advantage, what more advantage do you need after having it for 35years?