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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.”

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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.

Chude-Jideonwo

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.”

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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.

Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu is the Primate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria with Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

INTERVIEW: How Southern Kaduna Crisis can be resolved – Methodist Church leader

Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu is the Primate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria. He visited Kaduna and fielded questions after a meeting with the governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

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PHOTO STORY: Mrs. Aisha Buhari receives Mrs. Melinda Gates

Victims of the Rann IDP camp bombing receiving treatment at the Maiduguri Specialist hospital

PHOTO STORY: Survivors of IDP camp bombing receive treatment

At least 52 people were killed and 120 others injured after a Nigerian Air Force jet accidentally bombed a Rann camp

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN  during a Briefing of the Senate on the Planned Closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja Runway for Repairs at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, 17th January  2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola briefs Senate on planned closure of Abuja Airport

Fashola said the briefing was “a demonstration of open and accountable governance by the executive and legislative arms of government.”

Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (left), Minister of Mines, Energy and Water of Benin, Mr Jean – Claude Houssou (left) and Secretary General of  the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Siengui . Apollinaire Ki (right) speaking with Journalists shortly after the Opening Session of the Forum on Electricity Market Development in West Africa organized by WAPP at the Palais des Congres, Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday 16th, January 2017.

PHOTO STORY: Fashola in Cotonou for Forum on Electricity Market Development

Fashola attends the Forum on Electricity Market Development

Remi Sonaiya

INTERVIEW: I would’ve performed better than Buhari – Ex-Presidential Candidate Sonaiya

“I would have gotten the cabinet in place before my inauguration, so that we would really hit the ground running.”

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

INTERVIEW: Nigeria’s health minister speaks on resident doctors, polio, tuberculosis, budget, transparency, others

“I cannot force Oyo or any of these states that have financial hardship to pay you(resident doctors), we can only appeal to those states.”

Protesters protesting irregularities in the just concluded Rivers rerun elections

In Rivers, echos of deadly electoral violence

The oil-rich state has become associated with electoral violence.

House of Representatives

ANALYSIS: At House of Reps, turbulent year ends with few bills, many scandals

The 8th session of the House of Representatives managed to pass only 47 out of 551 bills introduced since January, amid internal squabbles.