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Executive Vice President (Business Development & Corporate Banking), AFREXIMBANK, Amr Kamel

INTERVIEW: Intra-African trade: Why we must take our destiny in our own hands — AFREXIMBANK VP

The volume of trade between countries in Africa currently accounts for only 15 per cent of total world trade.

Mrs Maria Ude Nwachi

INTERVIEW: How I survived my suspension — Female lawmaker punished for doing photography

The lawmaker explains how she got a boost for her 2019 aspirations, reasons for her defections and experiences on the political terrain.

Former National Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and renowned constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze (L) embraces 2019 PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, during Atiku's consultative meeting with leaders and stakeholders in the South-East in Enugu on Wednesday (14/11/18). 05745/14/11/2018/APCO/BJO/NAN

A Sobbing Embrace: The story behind iconic photo of Ben Nwabueze, Atiku Abubakar

A photo of an Igbo constitutional scholar, projecting his yearnings on a Fulani politician, could hold a unifying message for Nigeria’s ethnic fault lines ahead of the general elections.

Isa Ashiru Kudan

INTERVIEW: My academic credentials authentic, I’ll win Kaduna governorship – PDP candidate Isa Ashiru

The aspirant also speaks on political pacts and how he hopes to defeat the incumbent governor.

Nnamdi Kanu

ANALYSIS: How Nnamdi Kanu’s re-emergence will affect trial

Lawyers weigh in on possible options open to the federal government on the IPOB leader.

Ken Saro-Wiwa, one of nine Ogoni community activists executed after an unfair trial in 1995.

Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa 23 years after brutal killing by Nigerian govt

The renowned environmentalist was executed on November 10, 1995, by the Nigerian government under the leadership of the then military dictator, Sani Abacha.

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim

INTERVIEW: How I’ll defeat Buhari, Atiku, others – Peoples Trust presidential candidate

“There is no candidate contesting that has told Nigerians how he is going to bring prosperity to this country and economic front. I am the only one and people are discussing it,” says Mr Olawepo-Hashim in this exclusive interview.

Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor [Photo: icpc.gov.ng]

INTERVIEW: How we’re addressing pensions of govt retirees despite challenges – Executive Secretary, PTAD

Sharon Ikeazor also speaks on the allegations levelled against her in the handling of PTAD.

Nigerian film-maker, Frank Ufomadu

INTERVIEW: Why I shot historical film on Mbaise people – Frank Ufomadu

‘The Chronicles’ features Onyeka Onwenu, Segun Arinze, Victor Osuagwu, among other stars.

ANRP Chairman, Tope Fasua

INTERVIEW: How I’ll make Nigeria prosper if elected president – Tope Fasua

The candidate also speaks on his chances, and his views on restructuring.

Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha speaking with reporters after a meeting of APC governors with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House Presidential Villa

INTERVIEW: Oshiomhole destroying APC, may cost us five million votes – Okorocha

The Imo governor says he believes Adams Oshiomhole does not have Buhari’s support.

Tony Anenih

OBITUARY: Tony Anenih: Nigeria’s ‘Mr Fix It’

Tony Anenih was in or around power throughout his life; at least, since Nigeria’s Independence.

Veteran Nigerian actor, Adebayo Salami popularly known as Oga Bello

INTERVIEW: Why I met Buhari and what Nollywood needs to improve – Adebayo Salami

Oga Bello also speaks on his history as an actor, his children and the state of the Nigerian movie industry.

Beauty Yahawah is the spokesperson of the National Youth Movement for Atiku Abubakar (NYMAA).

INTERVIEW: Why Atiku will be better president than Buhari – Spokesperson, Support Group

The spokesperson of the National Youth Movement for Atiku Abubakar speaks on Mr Abubakar’s chances.

Cattle

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.