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Fayose has Taken leave of Common Decency – Oyegun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Constitution review committee submitted its report to the Party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Thursday evening at the APC National Secretariat. After the meeting, journalists who covered the event interviewed the APC National Chairman on Sunday’s visit alongside other Party leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Below are excerpts of the interview: Your Excellency, you ... Read More »

Church member giving N42m tithe is chicken feed – Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, discusses his issues with the modus operandi of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war You have consistently criticised the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Do you still doubt the anti-corruption war in view of recent developments? Like millions of other Nigerians, you both ... Read More »

Mr. Speaker brings out the best in us as lawmakers – Hon Oshun

Hon. Osun is the Chairman of the Lagos House of Assembly Committee on Public Account (State). In this interview, he reveals the factors that bring about the success of the 8th Assembly among others. As a third term honourable, what were the main issues you faced while coming in as a new member? Well, being in a new environment, you ... Read More »

Wike schemed to be governor from Day One –Amaechi

The bitter political fight between Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and his former close associate and now Rivers State Governor, NyesomWike, rumbles on. In recent newspaper interviews Wike had dismissed his predecessor’s two terms in office as a wasted period. He said he was a reluctant entrant into the gubernatorial contest and further claimed that Amaechi never wanted him to ... Read More »

Attorney generals who can’t enforce court orders should resign — Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, speaks on developments in the country and how best to transform the judiciary in the New Year What are the five major things that marred the performance of the judiciary in 2016 and how do you think they can be tackled in 2017? The major problems are poor working conditions, congestion of courts, corrupt ... Read More »

President Buhari has high regard for Tinubu – Femi Adesina

Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to President Muhammadu Buhari in this interview with Vanguard Newspaper navigates through and sometimes around some knotty issues that have recently bestirred the polity. He spoke on among others, the alleged intraparty wrangling between the President and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the role of the President in the All Progressives Congress, ... Read More »

How El-Rufai, Ribadu betrayed me – Atiku

  As an only child, he grew up without a father and learned to fight his own battles from an early age. Atiku Abubakar, Turaki Adamawa, rose above the challenges of his early life to enjoy an enviable r in the Nigeria Customs Service. But it is politics that brought him into national limelight since he first took a shot ... Read More »

This is the full text from the interview of First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, by BBC Hausa Service:

BBC Hausa: It has been One and a half years since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power, a lot of people are expressing their unhappiness over the way few acquaintance of the President have hijacked power while neglecting people that work for his success. Like we have promised, here is how the interview with Aisha Buhari and Naziru Maka’ilu from ... Read More »

My encounter with Boko Haram foot soldiers – Barr Aisha

The Lady ‘wanted’ by the Military….   Barrister Aisha Kalil Wakkil is a lawyer and human rights activist with the National Human Rights Commission. The senior legal officer has, for over five years, been into peacemaking between the Jama’atu Ahlil Sunnah (Boko Haram) and the federal government. In this exclusive interview with the Daily Trust on Sunday, Barr Wakkil, who ... Read More »