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I’m not thinking of presidential ticket now — Makarfi

What is your assessment of the preparations towards the December 9 Peoples Democratic Party convention? We are definitely on track. On Tuesday (last week), we completed a three-man delegate election. We have 774 electoral delegates. The others comprise 233 delegates already established by the constitution. The reports have yet to come in (as of Wednesday). We expect the reports to contain appeals from any ... Read More »

Govt’s action will force account holders to get BVN — NLC secretary

The General Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr. Peter Ozo-Esan, in this interview with Newsmen says the government’s move to freeze money in accounts without BVN is in order Many believe that the government was hasty in its decision to freeze money in accounts without the BVN. What do you think of this decision? I don’t think confiscation is what you should start ... Read More »

We won’t relapse into recession, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, in this interview published in the current edition of African Economy,  races through a slew of social, political and economic issues in Nigeria.  Excerpts: THE war on corruption is so dear to your heart.  But critics claim that it is fraught with double standards.  What are the efforts to ensure the anti-corruption war does not wane? Right ... Read More »

Aisha Buhari’s comment on State House clinic unsettling – Adewole

As of Monday evening, 31 cases of monkeypox had been recorded in seven states. No case has been recorded. Suspected cases were reported. But do you agree that it has become an embarrassment to the government? It isn’t. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Why is that? Because from knowledge of public health worldwide, what we know is that there will be outbreaks. Interestingly, ... Read More »

Breasts are No big deal, reomve them off if they’re cancerous —Akeredolu

Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is the wife of Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN). She is also the founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN). She spoke with reporters in Akure on her advocacy programme on breast cancer treatment and other salient issues. Excerpts:   What actually informed the birth of BRECAN and how far you have gone on its ... Read More »

Nnamdi Kanu is in London, he went through Malaysia — Orji Kalu

Businessman and prominent politician, Orji Uzor Kalu, tells The Punch why the Federal Government outlawed the activities of the Independent People of Biafra because its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, ignored the elders’ advice Why did you say that the agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra cannot succeed and that what the Igbo should aim at now is to produce the ... Read More »

Fayose wants third term through surrogate, his action dividing PDP –Adeyeye

A former minister of state for works and one of the governorship aspirants in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, in this interview with The PUNCH state, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, by Governor Ayodele Fayose as his preferred candidate for the 2018 governorship election. How did you receive the news of the adoption of the Ekiti State deputy governor by Governor Ayo ... Read More »

How Buhari administration will deliver on promises before 2019 – Osinbajo

In this interview with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo conducted by Zain Asher, CNN’s International Correspondent at the Nigerian Bar Association General Conference in Lagos,   Osinbajo speaks on how the Buhari administration plans to deliver on its numerous promises to Nigerians in the socio-economic and political terrain. Excerpts: Can you list the achievements of this administration? Vice President: I think the ... Read More »

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 »