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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.

Governor Nyesom wike

INTERVIEW: Buhari, APC sponsoring some PDP presidential aspirants – Wike

Mr Wike speaks on his many battles with the federal government and its agencies like the EFCC

Women with their babies

First 1000 Days Of Life: How to lay foundation for health, well-being

Exclusive breastfeeding and adequate immunisation are ways to ensure healthy well-being of babies.

Wasiu Alalade Enyimba

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba on the move to set another record

Enyimba remains the only Nigerian club to have won the CAF Champions League.

Former Vice President of Nigeria and frontline presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar acknowledging cheers from crowd of supporters who thronged the PDP national secretariat when Atiku submitted his Nomination and Expression of Interest forms in Abuja on Thursday.

ANALYSIS: 2019: PDP presidential aspirants whose ambitions are dogged by corruption allegations

No fewer than six presidential aspirants of Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, are trailed by controversy and allegations of corruption that may affect their chances.

Julius Olapade Okunola

INTERVIEW: Why corruption can’t be eradicated in Nigeria’s electoral processes – Accord Party Candidate

The aspirant speaks on his plans for the state if elected as the next state governor.

Jones Abiri

INTERVIEW: What I saw of Sambo Dasuki in SSS detention — Jones Abiri

“…There was no proper ventilation, since the facility was underground, there was no natural breeze coming into the room for you to have air, but one standing fan was kept for 26 suspects…”

The reception area at the Abaji Central

How poor power supply cripples Abuja primary healthcare centres

Even in the few relatively well-equipped centres, health workers lament they cannot do much due to lack of electricity

The APC Caucus meeting [Photo: Novo Isioro]

ANALYSIS: 2019: APC’s ‘adoption’ of direct primaries and its controversies

APC officials provide contradictory statements after the NEC meeting of the party.

INTERVIEW: How education, family, and Church have failed young people in Nigeria – Youth development expert

Mr Ekanem is a consultant with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.

Former Borno state commissioner, Salma Ibrahim Anas-Kolo

INTERVIEW: How we helped Boko Haram victims manage trauma, despondency – Ex-Borno health commissioner

The political aspirant also speaks on the abduction of the Chibok girls and other unreported but similar incidents.