Mrs. Kudirat Fashola is the CEO of Kuddy Cosmetics. From her small beauty shop located on Lagos Island in 1986, she now has 17 shops and centres all over Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Abeokuta with over 100 staff strength. She ventured into business at the age of nine. Now at 60, Fashola takes us through her journey into beauty products, challenges, her lifestyle and lots more.Read More
Serial entrepreneur, beauty therapist and model, Favour Philip, is pained by the rate of killings across the country as well as the way Nigerian youths engage in criminal activities just to survive. In this interview with WW, she bares her mind on the forthcoming election and why Nigerians should get their Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC.Read More
Founder of IPI Solutions, Adamu Garba, tells how desire, faith, and persistence propelled him to great heights. He achieved that by shutting his ears to discouragement and focusing on long-term goals.Read More
The cosy grounds of the home of former Oyo state governor Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala was already a beehive of activities by the time WW went calling on a sunny Sunday morning. The lady of the house and a woman of faith had already coordinated the day’s worship and was on hand, as was their 10 year old son Olamikunle, himself a budding but highly talented saxophonist. First Ladies are generally taken for granted as being seen, not heard, and their roles are hardly appreciated. Not one to lose sight of herself, her values and her essence, Oluwakemi Akala offers a peek into how she was able to adjust to public life while remaining ‘real’.
Well known as a philanthropist and counselor, everyone who knows the beautiful former First Lady knows that her quietness does not detract from her style; and Oluwakemi was at her most urbane and gracious as WW engaged her on this and a few issues. Excerpts:-
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 .Read More
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 issuesRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
By CHARLES KUMOLU In this revealing encounter, we present the fascinating account of a man, who with tenacity and can-do-spirit changed his life from the sad direction it took at the age of 13.Born and raised in the agrarian town of Ubiaja in the then Midwest State, Chief Omo Aisangbonhi defeated obstacles to become one
She bestrode the world of labour journalism like a colossus. For three decades, Funmi Komolafe’s professional career won her awards from the labour movement. However, the Zenith came recently when, in a ceremony to mark its 40th anniversary, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) recognised Komolafe’s distinguished contributions to union activism.Read More
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.Read More
Onah, an alumnus of the Nigeria Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, recently had a chat with journalists in Lagos where he bared his mind on the state of the nation. Excerpts:Read More