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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.

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to President @realDonaldTrump in the Oval Office and Press Conference in the Rose Garden.

SATIRE SATURDAY: Of Buhari, Trump and that 2-minute lifeless encounter

The lessons are clear: no propaganda and hero worship would cover up the fact that your country earned $592 billion from oil and gas but, just overthrew India as the world’s poverty capital.

Moshood Salvador

INTERVIEW: Real reasons I abandoned PDP – Ex-party chairman Salvador

The party chairman also speaks on the PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Bode George.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ortom accuses Oshiomhole, Akume of corruption; tackles Buhari on ‘bad eggs’ comment

Governor Ortom explains the challenges of running the cash-strapped north-central state.Governor Ortom explains the challenges of running the cash-strapped north-central state.

Atiku Abubakar

ANALYSIS: 2019: PDP presidential aspirants and the trouble within

There are apprehensions over the emergence of over a dozen presidential aspirants on the platform of Nigeria’s main opposition party.

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

REPORTER’S DIARY: Detained PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, narrates ordeal in police custody

Mr Ogundipe’s detention earlier this month generated widespread uproar, and raised fresh concerns about press freedom in Nigeria.

INTERVIEW: How I will take Osun out of poverty – RPN governorship candidate

Mercy Ayodele says she can win the election without buying votes.

Joan Chirwa at the IPI World Congress 2017 {Foto © Bernd Lammel - Telef.: +49 (172) 311 4885 - DEU / Hamburg / 2017}

INTERVIEW: Freedom of speech,  press under siege in Zambia — Editor

The editor of one of Zambia’s leading newspapers speaks about the numerous challenges faced by journalists in the country and sundry matters.

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

ANALYSIS: The shenanigans, shady actions of Nigeria’s Attorney General Malami

From Apo Six, to Dasuki and Malabu, a review of AGF Malami’s actions raise questions about his role as Nigeria’s chief law officer.