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Interview: My Most Honorable Life Has Been In Community Service –Senator Ida

Even after his retirement from public service as permanent secretary, Senator Ibrahim Ida has continued to contribute his wealth of experience to the development of the country. He was a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where he chaired the all-important Senate committee on Defence and Army. He also served in the just concluded […]

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It Hurts To See Policemen Maltreating Journalists -Adewale Giwa

Adewale Olanrewaju Giwa is a United States correspondent of Daily Newswatch Newspaper. In this interview with in Washington, DC, the Nigerian -born journalist expressed his mind why some journalists are being treated unjustly by policemen in Nigeria while discharging their duties and others. Excerpts Can you tell us about your experience since you have been […]

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B’Haram: Military Admits Nigerian Soldiers Fled To Cameroon “As Tactical Maneuver”

The Nigerian Military has described the escape on Monday of the National troops to Cameroon sequel to the Boko Haram insurgents attack on Gamboru and Ngala towns as a tactical maneuver. . Spokesperson for the Cameroon’s Army,  Lt. Col. Didier Badjek confirmed that the fleeing troops took refuge in Maroua, a cameroon town of 80 […]

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Nigerian Students Need to be Disciplined, Says Adejumo

Akintokunbo A. Adejumo, a social and political commentator on Nigerian issues, shares his life and work between London, UK and Nigeria. He is a graduate of Agriculture from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1979) where he was Commissioner for Health, Independence Hall, in 1976/77; and a Master’s degree in Food Science from the University of […]

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“We Will Secede In 2015” Biafra Threatens

… As group unveils multi million cenotaph for fallen heroes. IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Leaders of defunct state of Biafra, including scores of its aged war veterans have vowed to realize the Republic in 2015, just as they unveiled a multi- million naira cenotaph in memory of its fallen Heroes killed during the Nigerian/Biafran civil war. […]

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Exclusive Interview: Aregbesola’s Administration Is Toying With Lecturer’s Welfare –Comrade Lasisi

Comrade Jimoh Lasisi Ayinla, Chairman, Council of Academic Staff Union of Osun Stated Owned Tertiary Institutions (CASUOSTI) speaks with Oyewale Oyelola on the issue that led ongoing strike in four Osun state owned tertiary Institutions; Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-oke, College of Education, Ila-orangun and Ilesa. Excerpts: Can we meet […]

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I Took Tough Decisions To Reengineer Forte Oil -Otedola

By Shaka Momodu To his admirers and detractors, he is certainly an intriguing personality. His calm mien makes it easy to underestimate him, but that will be at your peril. Mr Femi Otedola, needs no introduction.  Rich, successful and sometimes controversial, he is the second Nigerian to ever make the Forbes annual list of the […]

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Exclusive Interview: We Have Over 225 On-Going Road Projects In Lagos State –Dr Hamzat

By Femi Kehinde, Lagos Dr Kadiri Hamzat, Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure spoke with Femi Kehinde, Managing Editor of African Examiner on various projects his ministry embarked upon and completed in Lagos State since 2011, his rumoured ambition to contest Lagos State governorship election in 2015 and general national issues:  Excerpts: Honourable Commissioner, […]

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The Profile Of Osun State Ministerial Nominee -Hon Jelili Adesiyan

African Examiner The nominee for Osun state was a black horse who was never publicly mentioned during the scheming for the ministerial list until few days ago. Adesiyan, a member of the People’s Democratic Party in Osun state is regarded as one of the top leaders of the party in the state. Adesiyan ,an educationist, […]

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Those Against National Dialogue Are Selfish -Tunde Bakare

Ruth Bamidele, Lagos Pastor Tunder Bakare, the convener of Save Nigeria Group (SNG) on Wednesday has stated his support for the constitutional conference, adding that those who are against it are selfish and self focused. In his speech at the 10th Annual lecture of Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, titled “Nigeria at centenary: A nation still […]

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Why Delta Assembly Will Give Speedy Consideration To 2014 Appropriation Bill —Ochei

THE Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), Engr. Victor Ochei, recently  fielded questions from The POINTER crew of Monday Uwagwu, Sam Ijeh and Iteveh Ekpokpobe, in which he responded to legion of questions, including the House’s activities, especially in relation to the 2014 Appropriation Bill of the state.  His responses to our questions are in paraphrase. Mr Speaker, […]

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At 56, Hosa dances to the rhythm of his soul

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Business mogul, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo (popularly referred to as Captain Hosa by friends) turned 56 on January 7, this year.  In the spirit of celebrating the man and his anniversary, well wishers, family members, business and political associates showered him with goodwill messages. All of them attested to his God-fearing and man-caring […]

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Decampee Governors, Reps Won’t Lose their Seats, Says Yusuf Ali (SAN)

…Describes Planned National CONFAB as “Ill-Timed” By Ruth Bamidele, Lagos The chairman of the NBA Anti-Corruption Commission, Mallam Yusuf Ali, (SAN) has stated that the 5 governors of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and members of the House of Representatives who recently defected to the opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC)  can take their mandates […]

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There is money in FG’s Account For us To Participate In Electricity Trading – NBET Boss

Mr. Rumundaka Wonodi, is the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. He told KAYODE ADELOWOKAN, in this interview about the readiness of the commission to begin transitional electricity market whenever it start and some of the progress that has come into the country’s power sector after it privatization. Excerpt; Has there been provision […]

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Nigeria’ll Miss My Husband’s Humility – Baba Omojola’s Widow

Hard-line academic and stoic nationalist, Comrade Adewole Babarinde Ajibola (also known as Baba Omojola) has been laid to rest. His memories, however, will not go unsung, people say. The widow of the late socialist and human rights fighter, Dr. (Mrs.) Yewande Ajibola, shared some untold stories in this interview with KAYODE ADELOWOKAN. Excerpt; It is […]

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Shift of Plateau LG Polls Ploy to Rig by PDP –APGA Candidate

Agabus Pwanagba A Chairmanship candidate under the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State, Hon. Emmanuel Danboyi Jugul, in the forthcoming Local Government Elections in the State, has decried the shifting of the election date from 7th, December, 2013 to 21st, December, 2013, describing it as a […]

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Behold Lagos’ New Head Of Service

Mrs. Josephine Oluseyi Williams, former Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Finance is now the 17th Head of Service of the Lagos State Public Service. Williams, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), holds a Bachelor of Science (B.SC Hons) degree in Accounting from the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka and a […]

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Former Plateau Lawmaker Says G7 Governors Cannot Remove Tukur

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos A former member of the House of Representative and former Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly between 1999-2003, Hon. George Daika, says the crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party are surmountable and insisted that the group of seven anti-Tukur  Governors can’t remove the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur. He disclosed […]

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Prof. Ayogu Blames Resentment Against Nigerians in South Africa on Prejudice, Jealousy

By Eric Ojo, Pretoria Nigerian-born renowned economist and human development expert, Prof. Melvin Ayogu, has blamed the growing resentment and antagonism against Nigerians living in South Africa on deeply entrenched stereotypes, prejudice and jealousy. Prof. Ayogu said the not-too-friendly disposition of South Africans towards Nigerians and other immigrants could be attributed to mainly prejudice because the natives […]

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Nigerians in South Africa very resourceful, self-reliant -Dr Olusola

By Eric Ojo Nigerians living in South Africa and other parts of the world are very resilient, hard working, resourceful and self-reliant, a renowned Nigerian-born medical practitioner and public health expert, Dr. Edward Olalekan Olusola has said. Dr. Olusola noted that the resilience, determination and resourcefulness coupled with an uncommon hunger for success of the […]

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