Interview: Unemployment drove me into politics— Rotimi Amaechi

-Punch Interview: At a time, you were the president of the National Union of Rivers State Students. What were the highlights of your tenure at that time? That was a long time ago, so I cannot really recall what happened. I was very young then. I left university at the age of 20/21. It was just a radical life in terms of what I believed … Continue reading Interview: Unemployment drove me into politics— Rotimi Amaechi

Interview: COVID-19: How early warning Lagos Health Commissioner gave helped us – Sanwo-Olu

…Says Prof Abayomi raised the red flag since 2019  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has demonstrated great leadership in the way he has handled the COVID-19 challenge. Moreover, as a team player, he gave due credit to who deserves it in this fight, in the person of Prof. Akinola Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health. He has revealed how an early warning by Abayomi made … Continue reading Interview: COVID-19: How early warning Lagos Health Commissioner gave helped us – Sanwo-Olu

RDG on a mission to spark global movement to Africa

Ochuko Okitikpi is the Secretary of Reconnecting the Great Diaspora (RGD), a non-profit organisation that works in reconnecting African-Americans, that’s the blacks in America and the Caribbean to their roots through what is called ancestral DNA. He spoke to GREGORY AUSTIN NWAKUNOR on the challenge so far. So, what’s RGD mission and how far have you gone about this? RGD means Reconnecting the Great Diaspora. … Continue reading RDG on a mission to spark global movement to Africa

Interview: Amotekun: there’s no going back on operation –Prof Akintoye, Yoruba leader

…Urges FG, police to stop being nervous The Federal Government opposition to Operation Amotekun, the Southwest security outfit launched recently, is expectedly building up tension in the region. In this interview, Prof Adebanjo Akintoye, leader of the Yoruba, insisted that there is no going back on the initiative that enjoys the overwhelming support of the people of the Southwest.   Different reactions have been trailing … Continue reading Interview: Amotekun: there’s no going back on operation –Prof Akintoye, Yoruba leader

Fayemi meets with Buhari, speaks on Kano emirates controversy, Edo APC crisis, others

The chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Mr. Fayemi spoke to journalists after the meeting. Although he did not disclose what he discussed with the president, Mr. Fayemi answered questions on his role in resolving the Kano emirates’ crisis and the crisis in the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives … Continue reading Fayemi meets with Buhari, speaks on Kano emirates controversy, Edo APC crisis, others

Wike didn’t demolish any mosque –Alhaji Orlu, Muslim leader

Alhaji Abubakar Orlu is the vice president-general of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), in  Rivers State. The octogenarian is the South-South and South-East Muslim leader and coordinator of JNI in the South-South zone. In this interview with TONY JOHN, he speaks on the alleged demolition of a mosque in Rainbow Town, Port Harcourt, and governance in Rivers State   As an elder statesman and renowned Muslim leader, … Continue reading Wike didn’t demolish any mosque –Alhaji Orlu, Muslim leader

Interview: Our Kidnappers Were Typical Fulani Men And Were On Drugs, They Were Herdsmen, They Told Us Themselves —Bauchi Victim

Your recent kidnap and release after some days caused ripples in Bauchi State. How did it happen? We attended a seminar in Kaduna State, organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for small and medium scale enterprises. We were invited by our association, Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria. After the seminar, a friend, Sani Muazu, was to drive to Jos, and since we … Continue reading Interview: Our Kidnappers Were Typical Fulani Men And Were On Drugs, They Were Herdsmen, They Told Us Themselves —Bauchi Victim

Interview: Intels owes Nigeria over $140m – Usman

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, in this no-holds-barred interview with Deputy Editor Olayinka Oyegbile and Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf, speaks on her quest to turnaround the fortunes of the NPA vis-à-vis her battle with people with vested interests and the different challenges she confronts daily on the job. Imbued with the strength of character and common touch like … Continue reading Interview: Intels owes Nigeria over $140m – Usman

Buhari govt driving Nigeria towards disaster, instability — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is driving Nigeria towards “disaster and instability”. Mr. Obasanjo said this in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES at his Ibogun Olaogun ancestral home in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, last month. The interview is part of a special magazine publication by PREMIUM TIMES, put together to commemorate Nigeria’s 20 years … Continue reading Buhari govt driving Nigeria towards disaster, instability — Obasanjo

Interview: How Nzeogwu died – Sister

From his existing biography, Chukwuma can be said to be an elemental figure (Ogbanje – one with a short breezy life span) do you share in that belief?  Yes, it is true. He always told us clearly, and from accounts from our elder sister, it was clear that he came to the world with a mission.  Our late father used to tell his friend, Olusegun … Continue reading Interview: How Nzeogwu died – Sister