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INTERVIEW: What Nigerian govt must do to end farmers/herders conflict, election violence – Peace Committee

Members of the National Working Group on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution include top clerics, academics, and a retired general.

Akin Olowokere [Photo: www.tvcontinental.tv]

How to make Nigeria’s entertainment industry yield more revenue – National Unity Museum boss

Mr Olowokere says the government would only invest in the entertainment industry if they can gain something from it

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

SATIRE SATURDAY: Fellow Nigerians, here’s how to ‘Kachikwu’ your way to the top

Mr Kachikwu’s assault on semantics and the fact that he seems to be getting away with it remind this writer of the ‘Amukun’ phenomenon in Yoruba pragmatics.

Frederick Adetiba, Lead Pastor, The Finishing Church

INTERVIEW: ‘The church should not collect donations from corrupt politicians’ – Pastor

The young cleric, Fred Adetiba, also speaks on the church’s role in politics, how he became a pastor, and his motivation to write a book on faith.

Participants at the TOPS organised workshop (2)

World Mental Health Day: Inadequate personnel, skewed facilities’ distribution worry stakeholders

About 250 psychiatrists attend to tens of millions of Nigerians.

On this July 3, 2018 photo, Atiku Abubakar reviews some documents on his first day at his campaign headquarters in Abuja. (Credits: Atiku Campaign Organisation)

ANALYSIS: How Atiku defeated Saraki, Tambuwal, others to PDP presidential ticket

A unique campaign strategy sealed the former vice-president’s nomination, but would it be enough to propel him into the State House?

Baba Sala

PROFILE: Baba Sala: Pillar of Nigerian comedy

Baba Sala died at 81 years old on Sunday.

Buhari and Atiku

ANALYSIS: Five Reasons My Man, Atiku, Will Beat Buhari Silly, By Phrank Shaibu

“Whatever one’s arguments are, restructuring (being canvassed by Atiku) will shape the way Nigerians will vote during the Nigeria’s next presidential election.

Wadata-plaza PDP Headquarters

ANALYSIS: Political implication of hosting PDP national convention in Port Harcourt

The convention, scheduled for this weekend, is expected to produce the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election.

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

ANALYSIS: Intrigues involved in new minimum wage for Nigerian workers

Economic experts weigh in on the unending battle over the years to arrive at a living wage for Nigerian workers.

Ayodele Adewale, the former chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area in Lagos State

INTERVIEW: Lagosians voted APC in 2015, not Ambode – Party chieftain

The former council chairman also speaks on his lawmaking ambition.

FILE PHOTO: Olders Pensions poorlt treated in Nigeria... Pensioners protesting poor treatment

Older Persons Day: Eight months after law’s passage, Nigeria’s Senior Citizens Centre still out of sight

Today, October 1 is marked as international older persons day. But Nigeria is yet to set a senior citizens centre despite passing a law to that effect

AKIIN SHUGA BAND

INTERVIEW: Secret behind success of Shuga band – Akin Shuga

Akin Tofowomo also speaks on his challenges, and live band music in Nigeria.

Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin is the Director, Forsyth County Library, North Carolina

INTERVIEW: Public library, necessary resource in any society – African-American Library Director

Sprinkle-Hamlin is the first woman and African-American to head the Forsyth County library system.

Kashim Imam

INTERVIEW: How 11 governors pressurised me to step down from race for APC National Secretary – Kashim Imam

Mr Imam and 19 others are running for APC governorship ticket in Borno, but he says there are only two of them in the race.

INTERVIEW: Real reason I’m leaving Gov. Emmanuel to join Akpabio — Former Aide

The aide speaks about why he was displeased with his former employer and subsequently quit.

Cobhams Asuquo

INTERVIEW: Why talent is not enough to succeed in music industry — Cobhams Asuquo

”I don’t sit down feeling sad and wishing I had my sight. That wont just doesn’t happen. I know sight is a good gift and it will be an interesting feeling to know what sight looks like.”

President Muhammadu Buhari in China

SATIRE SATURDAY: Our fathers, who art in China

In 2015, President Buhari was quoted to have said Nigeria did not need aid from the superpowers; it will be interesting to know what has changed.

Jumoke Lawoyin,

INTERVIEW – How INEC screened me out of Osun governorship election — NRM Candidate

The female candidate speaks on how she may have been denied a slot on Osun 2019 ballot papers and sundry political matters.

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: Nigerian Senate as retirement home for state governors

Out of 10 outgoing governors, eight are seeking new stools in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Semiu Okanlawon is the spokesperson of Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola,

INTERVIEW: Why Osun salary crisis won’t affect APC chances in governorship election — Aregbesola’s aide

In spite of the debts and problems with salaries, he says what the government has done in the last eight years is a success story.

Voters on queue in Kanti B polling unit 4

ANALYSIS: How vote buying may make or mar Osun polls

Vote buying today comes in different forms: “vote and cook soup”, “see and buy”, or “snap and send” among others.

Ima Niboro

INTERVIEW: Why I want to run for House of Representatives – Ima Niboro

The former Jonathan’s aide wants President Buhari to complete two terms.

After conquering Africa, D’Tigress prepare to shock the world

Nigeria is in group B alongside Turkey, Australia, and Argentina at the World Cup.

Graham Weeks, a Septuagenarian Englishman

INTERVIEW: Why insurgency persists in Nigeria’s North-east — British Activist

Graham Weeks speaks on the insurgency ravaging the North-east, the abduction of Chibok, Dapchi schoolgirls and why these traumatic events pushed him into activism.