Features And Interviews


INTERVIEW: How NEXIM Bank is helping to boost agriculture, job creation in Nigeria – MD

The bank chief also spoke on other core activities of his organisation.

Buhari meets Abike Dabiri, Lai Mohammed, others in London

100 days without the President:  Controversy trails Buhari’s continued absence from Nigeria

Nigerians express divergent views on the propriety of Mr. Buhari’s continued absence from the country.

Dele Olojede

INTERVIEW: How investigation into Alison-Madueke’s corruption killed NEXT newspaper — Dele Olojede

The journalist also proposes that Sumo wrestling tactics can be adopted to transform Nigeria.

Olusoji Fasuba

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria is failing in athletics – Coach who helped set African record

Fasuba ran the 100m in a time of 9.85 seconds to set a new African record in Doha, Qatar on May 12, 2006.

Dr. Ibrahim Kana, Head Of Nigeria's National Medical Team to Hajj 2017

INTERVIEW: What Nigerian pilgrims should do to stay healthy during Hajj- – NAHCON

Nigerian authorities say arrangements are in place to cater for health needs of pilgrims.

William Olorunfemi Adeduro

Nigeria’s unity should not be compromised – Octogenarian

William Adeduro narrates his Nigerian experience from childhood.


PROFILE: Bolaji Owasanoye: The new man to lead Nigeria’s second major anti-graft agency

Mr. Owasanoye is coming on board with a wealth of experience.

Former President Jonathan's house burgled

INTERVIEW: How I was invited to buy ex-President Jonathan’s belongings – Trader

The trader, now on the run from the police, bought six sets of clothes belonging to the ex-president.

Kidnap kingpin, Evans, paraded by security operatives [Photo: Punch Newspapers]

INTERVIEW: Why I am defending notorious kidnapper Evans in court – Lawyer

The lawyer accused the police of conducting media trial of his client.

Darren Walker

INTERVIEW: How we contribute to tackling poverty, inequality in Nigeria, globally – President, Ford Foundation

Darren Walker also spoke on why Ford is now focusing on inequality.

Ras Kimono

INTERVIEW: Ras Kimono speaks on Fela, Reggae, Majek Fashek, Nigerian music industry, others

My Song “Natty Get Jail” was originally written for Fela, Ras Kimono said.


FEATURE: Inside the glamorous world of Ankara fabrics

Ankara seems to be making a return to fashion trend.

Abubakar Shekau in a recent video

ANALYSIS: How Nigerian military repeatedly claimed it killed Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

The recent order by the COAS for the capture of Mr. Shekau indicates the leader of the insurgency group is still alive

Managing Director, Nigerian Sovereign Investments Authority, NSIA, Uche Orji

INTERVIEW: Our investment in critical economic sectors yielding benefits — NSIA boss

The NSIA boss speaks to PREMIUM TIMES about the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.

The released Igbonla Model College students and their parents during a media briefing at the Round House, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja on Friday, July 28, 2017.

PHOTO NEWS: Six Lagos students freed

The police say 20 of the kidnappers died in crossfire with security forces

Nigerian Senate

‎ANALYSIS: Constitutional Amendment: Next steps after Senate, House approvals

33 sections of the document were considered for amendment in the current exercise

President Muhammadu Buhari having a great laugh

Only Buhari can say when he’ll return to Nigeria – APC Chairman Oyegun

The APC chairman also spoke on his and other visits to the president.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike during an airport reception for the Acting President in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

PHOTO NEWS: Governor Wike receives Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Port Harcourt

One of the projects to be commissioned by the Acting President is a Fertiliser plant

Nigerian Senate

ANALYSIS: Nigeria’s budget reforms: Lessons from U.S. Congressional Budget Office

Nigeria has a lot to learn from the U.S. budgetary process.

Dele Olojede

INTERVIEW: How Dele Giwa’s murder, Rwanda genocide changed my career — Dele Olojede (Part 1)

Pulitzer Prize winner and publisher of rested Next newspapers, Dele Olojede, speaks about his career and the Dele Giwa murder.


Lagos LG Polls: Perfect time to remove APC, PDP from governance – Rhodes-Vivour

The KOWA Party candidate seeks to be chairman of Ikeja Local Government.

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo with Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal

PHOTO STORY: Osinbajo arrives Sokoto

He arrived Sokoto airport on his way to Zamfara for a one day working visit.