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Isiaka Adeleke: When death denied an encore

Against staggering odds, Isiaka Adeleke became the first elected governor of Osun State at 37 in 1992.

Senator Ibrahim Ida

INTERVIEW: Mob Attacks: Nigerian politicians sitting on time bomb – Former Senator

The ex-lawmaker who recently decamped to the APC also spoke on differences in budget review between present and past governments.

Efe and Bisola [Photo: New Vision]

Big Brother Naija: Between entertainment and morality

The 2017 edition of BBNaija held for 11 weeks.

ICPC Chairman, Ekpo Nta

INTERVIEW: Why we can’t investigate corruption cases against former governors – ICPC Chairman

The ICPC chairman, Nta Ekpo, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES about the operations of an anti-graft agency that is widely seen as inactive.

President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Adeniji Abdulrafiu Ajani

INTERVIEW: Our problems with Nigerian doctors, govt health policies – Nurses’ President

“We have more than 100 universities in Nigeria today offering Medicine, but less than 25 for nursing sciences.”

Ebenezer Obey [Photo: Fascinating Nigeria Magazine]

Celebrating Ebenezer Obey at 75

In 2014, Obey was appointed a Professor Emeritus at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago Iwoye.

Femi Falana
[Photo credits: Newsbreakers]

Top 10 Quotable Quotes Of Last Week

“..if care is not taken this set of Senators will expose the National Assembly to such unfathomable ridicule.”

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

12 things to note about 2017 JAMB examination — Registrar, Oloyede

The admission body says it is committed to innovation and inclusiveness

Bala Ngilari

From lawyer to prisoner, rise and fall of ex-Adamawa governor, Ngilari

Trouble started for Mr. Ngilari when he was first picked by the EFCC on June 16, 2016.

FILE PHOTO: In this photo taken Friday, Jan, 24. 2014, scavengers in Lagos, Nigeria sort out iron and plastic to sell at the Olusosun dump site the city's largest dump. With a population of more than 20 million, garbage piles up on streets, outside homes and along the waterways and lagoons, creating eyesores and putrid smells. The booming city also has major electricity shortages and many residents rely on diesel generators that cloud the air with black exhaust.  Nigeria's most populous city is turning these problems into an advantage by starting a program to convert waste into methane gas to generate electricity. A pilot program at a local market has already shown success on a smaller scale. Lagos’ waste management program is also organizing recycling to clean up the country's biggest city.  (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

INTERVIEW: Lagos govt’s new policy will destroy businesses, worsen waste problem – Waste Managers’ Consultant

“(About) 350 businesses are currently at stake. Local economy is now going to suffer by this new policy.”

Samuel Ogbemudia

TRIBUTE: Samuel Ogbemudia: The man who gave his people swagger

Mr. Ogbemudia served in the Nigerian Army for 27 years, rising to the rank of brigadier-general.

President Muhammadu Buhari during the  Campaign prior to the 2015 Presidential election

INTERVIEW: How Buhari will win 2019 presidential election – DG Voice of Nigeria

Osita Okechukwu spoke on a range of issues including Biafra agitation, and his job at the Voice of Nigeria.

Power Lines [Photo: energymixreport.com]

To power its future, Africa needs ‘Wall of Money’

“Twenty years ago an investor might ask why would I go to Africa.”

Jide Omokore

INTERVIEW: Atlantic Energy Chairman, Jide Omokore, not Diezani’s front, ally – Lawyer

“Mr. Jide Omokore is not a front, neither is he an ally of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.”


INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria’s prison system deteriorated, and how it can be resuscitated – Retired Controller

The ex-officials also spoke on how to eradicate overcrowding in Nigeria’s prisons

President Muhammadu Buhari with APC Chieftains, Bisi Akande and Bola Tinubu in London

ANALYSIS: President Buhari’s true state of health and the (mis)management of information

The Nigerian leader has been out of the country for almost 50 days.

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

INTERVIEW: Why I wanted to slap my teacher on my first day in school — Obasanjo

The former president also narrated the numerous accidents that have so far defined his life.

President of ASUP, Usman Dutse

INTERVIEW: Stigmatisation, govt neglect destroying Nigerian Polytechnics – ASUP President

Polytechnics’ annual enrollment has fallen to 40,000, against universities’ 1.5 million, the president of Polytechnic lecturers’ union says.

Tonye Cole

How UN private sector advisory group will help Nigeria achieve SDGs – Sahara Group boss

Private sector organisations are partnering with the UN to support the achievement of the SDGs.

Muminu Badmus, Group Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation

INTERVIEW: How we’re increasing Lagos water from current 200 to 700 million gallons daily – Corp. boss

The Group Managing Director of the Lagos Water Corporation, Muminu Badmus, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES.

President Nigeria Medical Association Professor Mike Ogirima

INTERVIEW: Doctors in public hospitals shouldn’t be allowed to run private clinics – NMA President

The Nigerian surgeon spoke on funding, brain drain, medical tourism, and other issues affecting the country’s health sector.

Ken Nnamani

ANALYSIS: Igbo defections to APC; 2019 and corruption

The gale of defection in the South-east is not new and may not change the political fortunes of Ndigbo in years ahead.


Once a Buhari promoter and now ‘disappointed’, YNaija publisher faces attack

Mr. Jideonwo says although he usually separates professional activities of his firm from his own choices, in 2015, the “interests collided.”

Women in Hijab[Photo Credit: Nairaland]

ANALYSIS: Hijab controversy, facts, fiction

“One thing we all seem to agree on is that violence against women is wrong in all its forms.”


How Nigerian teenager overcame dyslexia to build electrical appliances

The secondary school student and other young innovators have been invited to meet the Senate President.