Features And Interviews

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Economic Council Retreat ... On March 21, 2016


SPECIAL FEATURE: Global Investment Destination: Why Nigeria deserves a fresh look

Nigeria is currently pushing reforms to improve on her ranking in terms of the Ease of Dong Business, Mr. Umana says.

Ben Nwankwo

INTERVIEW: Why Anambra PDP is always in crisis, may lose coming governorship election – Rep

The lawmaker also provided details of repeated plans to stop his election by the PDP godfathers.

Halima, the second daughter and last child in Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s family (R) and her husband, Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman, during their wedding in Minna on Friday (11/5/17). 02633/12/5/2017/Callistus Ewelike/BJO/NAN

PHOTO STORY: Top politicians storm Minna for IBB’s daughter’s wedding

Halima Babangida got married to Auwal Abdullai, a Gombe traditional title holder.

Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

How Nigeria fared at 2017 offshore technology conference

Breaking with its past, Nigeria seemed more business-minded in its participation at the yearly conference.

Nigerian Senate

Nigerian Senate Last Week: Budget missed, New ministers approved, No Peace Corps

The Nigerian Peace Corps bill also suffered set back in the Senate.

Hon. Ehiozywa Agbonayinma

INTERVIEW: Majority of PDP members in House of Reps are with Sheriff – Lawmaker

The opposition lawmaker also asked Nigerians to keep praying for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sola Akinrinade, Provost, ICPC [Photo Credit: icpc.gov.ng]

INTERVIEW: ‘It takes political will to implement what we teach about corruption’ – Provost, ICPC Anti-Corruption Academy

The official also spoke on the need for individual training institutes by the different anti-corruption agencies.

Isiaka Adeleke

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