Interviews

INTERVIEW: Why Atiku was not arrested in America — Governor El-Rufai

Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai

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Nigeria’s Economy ’ll Improve This Year – Uwaleke

In this interview with MARK ITSIBOR, Nigeria’s first Professor of Capital Market, Uche Uwaleke says any delay in assenting to the 2019 Appropriation Bill and its implementation could reverse the modest gains recorded thus far. What is your view of the performance of the Nigerian economy in 2018? I would say it was a mixed bag really. On balance however, it was an improvement over that of 2017.

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INTERVIEWS I Am Lucky To Reach 80 Years – Ango Abdullahi

Professor Ango Abdullahi is the convener of Northern Elders Forum and former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Abdullahi, who has been in the news for one controversy or the other over the years, especially as it affects Northern Nigeria, turned 80 years old on December 13. In this interview with Ekele Peter Agbo the octogenarian talks about his childhood; growing up among other matters 80 years on earth, how do you feel? Well, I feel what you see from outside and I also feel what I feel from inside.

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INTERVIEW: Govt risking lives of Nigerians by adopting GMOs – Environmental Activist

nimmo Bassey is a Nigerian architect, environmentalist, activist, author and poet. He was one of Time magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in 2009. Mr Bassey is the Director of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), an environmental think tank and advocacy organisation.

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Shagari Left Office With Nothing – Ogbeh

Chief Audu Ogbeh is the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, Ogbeh who served as minister of Communications under the Shehu Shagari administration talks about his relationship with the late former president , his virtues, style of leadership and other sundry national issues. What does the death of former President Shehu Shagari mean to you?

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Fashion and Style We Stay True To Our Brand Aesthetics – Dora Ikomi

Abby Ikomi and her three daughters are the genius quad behind the young fast raising Nigerian fashion label House of Irawo. In this chat with MILLICENT AREBUN ONUOHA AND NKECHI NWOKOBIA, the chief marketing advisor of the brand, Dora Ikomi, speaks on the aspirations, challenges and competitive edge of the brand About House of Irawo House of Irawo (HOI) is a fast-growing fashion retailer based in Lagos, Nigeria. Irawo translates to “stars” in Yoruba, it is our mission to make every customer shine with elegance and class.

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I Hate To Disappoint Clients – Gloria

Gloria John is an indigene of Kogi State and of Igala ethnic origin. She was born into the family of the late Mr John Sani and Mrs Esther John, first of four children. She had her nursery and primary education at St Phillip’s Primary School, Niger State, while she received her secondary education at Yaro College Secondary School, Niger State. She is currently a student of Computer Science in Salem University, Lokoja. She has been in the catering and baking business for four years.

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I Grew Up Without Expectations – Ayandele

Dr Francis Ayandele worked as a foundation member of staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) as Chief Health Services Planner. He was in charge of River Blindness Control Programme and he also set up the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB). Here with JULIET KUYET BULUS, the octogenarian reflects on his life and times When and where were you born? I was born in Sepeteri, Oke Ogun region of Oyo State (Western Region) on April 26, 1938. How are you able to tell the exact date and year? My father was literate. He took record of the dates of births of our kindred.

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