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Davido, Wizkid are inspiring a lot of singers in Nigeria — Adene

Adene Eromosele Peter, an Edo State-born graduate of Computer Engineering, Babcock University is a Nigerian musician who began his music-making craft with the formation of a music group called ‘The Corpershun Diaries’,TCD, while observing his compulsory National Youth Service Corp program. In this interview with Star Tracker, the budding singer speaks on his music, aspirations and what he’s doing to empower Nigerian youths .

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Insecurity has no religion, party affiliation, or ethnic identity—Umar

Capt Aliyu “Blade’ Umar, a security expert, is the chief executive officer of Goldwatetr & RiverSand Consults, an organisation that offers consultancy and oversight advisory services on a broad range of national security issues. In this interview, he examines Nigeria’s security architecture and advises that politics, religion and ethnicity should stay out of security issues

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Security Challenges: We have satisfied all indicators of a failing state – Ayodeji

Major General Garba Ayodeji Wahab (Retired) is graduate of the prestigious Royal College of Defence Studies, UK. Nicknamed ‘Sankara’ in the armed forces, he was highly revered for his abilities in the training of officers and men as well as his charisma. He was at several times, Principal Staff Officer to COAS, Director of Operations, Army Headquarters, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Infantry Division, Kaduna, and Chief of Administration at Army headquarters. In this interview with Vanguard, he bares his expert opinion on the security challenges confronting the country, the war against Boko Haram, Herdsmen-Farmers crisis and some decisions of the present administration concerning spending of funds ($1billion) which has raised questions. He then suggests the way forward.

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What FG must do to save Nigeria from Collapsing —PANDEF Chair, Idongesit Nkanga speaks on Niger Delta too

EditorIn his first major interview after being elected National Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum, PANDEF, former Military Governor of Akwa Ibom State and former Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, Rtd, speaks on what could bring about lasting peace to Nigeria’s oil-producing region and equally stabilize the foundation for the country’s peace, growth and development in general.

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NWANKWO: Since becoming a leader at 12, I haven’t looked back

For Behavioural Theorists, leaders are born not made. Their belief is that people can become leaders through the process of teaching, learning, and observation. In fact, one of them, Vince Lombardi famously observed thus: “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Indeed, this belief has become generally accepted. But the life of Chief Ben Nwankwo, an accomplished private sector player, and public officer, who was elected four times into the House of Representatives, suggests that leaders are also made. His leadership trajectory which commenced in his early teens and climaxed in adulthood presents a moving account of the making of a leader.

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How Oshiomhole made Oyegun APC National Chairman – Idahosa

Hon.Charles Idahosa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress was the Political Adviser to the immediate past governor of Edo
state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for eight years. In this interview,Idahosa revealed how Oshiomhole turned the table against Chief Tom Ikimi who was already on his way to becoming the APC National Chairman and ensured Chief John Odigie-Oyegun was elected.
Idahosa also spoke about conspiracy by the looters to create insecurity in the country in order to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from being re-elected for second term and truncate the fight against corruption.

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2019:  Deltans, not me will terminate Ibori dynasty — Prof Pat Utomi, APC governorship contender

ALL  Progressives Congress, APC, governorship hopeful in Delta State, Prof Patrick Utomi, has said that the decision to bring to an end or allow the Ibori political dynasty, a powerful assemblage in the oil-rich state headed by a former governor, Chief James Ibori, will be taken by Deltans and not him in 2019.

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I want to be like Don Jazzy – Baudex

Babatunde Oluwadamilare Oyebode popularly known as Baudex, is a man who has his hands in every pie as far as the music business is concerned in Nigeria. Baudex doesn’t just do music, he does the business as well and he knows his onions as much as a biologist knows a microbe when he sees one through the telescope. In this interview he talks music and the business of it.

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In Borno, Christians have Shettima’s ears’ — Reverend Freeson, PFN Chairman

everend Jonah Hamidu Freeson, is Borno State Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, a major bloc with over 120 denominational Churches under the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Hamidu is also the General Overseer of Christ Shepherd House, Maiduguri, a Church he founded after quitting the Nigeria Police Force as a counter- Terrorism expert. In this interview with a group of journalists in Maiduguri, the Reverend spoke on how the lingering Boko Haram terror has affected churches in Borno State with assessment of Government response NDAHI MARAMA IN MAIDUGURI brings in the EXCERPTS:-

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