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Why National Assembly budgets, lawmakers’ pay should be made public — Gbajabiamila

The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ , speaks on his defeat in the race for Speaker, why Nigerians are not sympathetic to lawmakers, the huge salaries and allowances earned by the lawmakers and other issues. Excerpts: PT: I am sure not many Nigerians will say this 8th National Assembly Eight Assembly ... Read More »

June 12: How MKO Abiola was betrayed – Tinubu

In this revealing interview with Sunday Dare and Henry Ugbolue, Senator Bola Tinubu, a returnee exile, replays the intrigues of the late General Sani Abacha regime, the games politicians and the military play and his hopes for the future. Excerpts: How do you feel to be back home? It is very, very nice to be back, very good feeling of ... Read More »

How the judiciary frustrates the fight against corruption – SenatorOjudu

Senator Babafemi Ojudu studied English at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife and after graduating in 1984, he went on to the University of Lagos where in 1986, he obtained his master’s degree in political science. His love for Journalism; a profession that would eventually bring him international recognition was kindled while at the university where he joined the Association of ... Read More »

Budget 2016: How projects will create jobs — Adeosun, Finance Minister

In this interview, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, explains the economic vision of the Muhammadu Buhari administration and insists that given the plans on ground, Nigerians stand to gain more in the very near future with an economy that is set to be buoyant and a nation that would become stable and more prosperous. www.upshotreports.com was there. Excerpts: ... Read More »

Buhari will sign a budget that is on the side of the people – Femi Adesina 

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, was on Radio Continental recently. Here are excerpts from the interview: Let us talk about the China trip. What took you over there and what happened there? As you know, China has a surfeit of infrastructure, while Nigeria has infrastructure deficit. What took us out there was how ... Read More »

Electricity: The price Nigerians must pay – Fashola

Babatunde RAJI Fashola, SAN, responds to these Frequently Asked Questions about the Nigerian Power Sector. Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, explains that there is a price to pay to have improved electricity supply. In his answer to the FAQs, the minister explains why he has no control over tariff •Envisions a brighter future for power sector performance ... Read More »

How God used Tinubu to save Yinka Odumakin’s life when he stepped on ‘ juju’ on a land he bought – Chief Ayo Opadokun

Chief Ayo Opadokun, a former Secretary- General of pan – Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere and National Coordinator of the Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER), in this interview with SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, countered some claims made by the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin on his exit from the group, allegations of anti-party activities and alleged money ... Read More »

I have more, Fayose shouldn’t force me to spill all –Aluko, Ekiti PDP Secretary

Former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Dr. Tope Aluko, in this interview, says his life is in God’s hands Did you give what you are doing a thought and consider the risks? Yes, I did but you will find out that it’s better for you to add value to your community to make people feel better ... Read More »

CBN forex policy prone to abuse, corruption – LCCI DG

The Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Muda Yusuf, in this interview, says government’s capacity to meet financial obligations will be greatly constrained in 2016 What do you make of the 2016 national budget as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari? Although the details of the budget are yet to be released, the highlights contained in the ... Read More »

Why Buhari insisted on having Amaechi, Fashola in his cabinet despite massive opposition — Itse Sagay

Itse Sagay, a professor of Law, is the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, He spoke about his committee’s assignment as well as the present and immediate past administrations’ fights against corruption. Let’s talk about the Presidential Advisory Committee of which you are chairman. How far has the committee gone with its assignment ... Read More »