• Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State is the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum.
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    Presidency To Southern Governors: Your Stand On Open Grazing Not Legal

    He said banning of open grazing by the governors was unnecessary in view of the fact that the president had since approved a number of specific measures to bring a permanent end to the frequent skirmishes between herders and farmers across the country.

    The Presidency has expressed reservation over the position of Southern Governors’ Forum on open grazing, saying their decision to ban open grazing in their states is of questionable legality. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, observed that the governors’ anti-open grazing stance […] More

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    My Experience As ‘Dejare’ In La Femme Anjola – Nonso Bassey

    I took a few saxophone lessons because Dejare not only played the sax but it was a special part of his relationship with his father.

    Singer and actor Nonso Bassey plays a lead role in the upcoming Mildred Okwo’s film ‘La Femme Anjola’. He stars alongside Rita Dominic, a first for the ‘Battleground’ star. In a chat with The Interview, he talks about his involvement in the project. Is this your first time working with Mildred Okwo? Yes it is. […] More

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  • Shaffy Bello: People will start respecting you for what you bring to the table.
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    I didn’t Come Back To Nigeria To Stay But… – Shaffy Bello

    If you know who you are and know when to let go, especially for women, then you can spread your wings and soar.

    The enchanting Nollywood actress and fashion diva, Shaffy Bello, is a delight to her fans any time. She’s starred in many movies and TV series and her Instagram posts always make hearts swoon in admiration. In a chat with The Interview, she talks about fame and her career. Why was it important for you to […] More

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  • Monde Twala: We are all united through music.
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    We’re All United Through Music – Monde Twala, MTV Awards Boss

    Africa’s music industry is growing at a phenomenal rate, as more and more Africans have access to internet services and smartphone penetration continues to soar.

    In less than three weeks, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2021 will be held in a virtual award ceremony in Kampala, Uganda. The Interview chats with the Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala on the upcoming award. Do African governments readily express willingness to invest in music industries? Music […] More

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  • Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
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    Autogas Roll-Out Shows We Mean Business – Slyva, Minister of State for Petroleum

    We recognise that we require rapid replication of what NNPC has implemented. Therefore, we have provided a N250bn fund through the Central Bank for interested investors in this segment to access.

    In this interview in Abuja at the weekend, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says the roll out of the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, is proof that government means business in its pledge to provide cheaper, cleaner and safer sources of energy for Nigerians. What […] More

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  • Patience Akpang-Obong: Nigerians support Trump out of ignorance of their own self or national interest.
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    US-Nigerians Home And Abroad Should Seek End To Trumpism – Patience Akpan-Obong, US-based Professor

    Pro-Trumpism in Nigeria is mostly fueled by the misplaced hatred for, or to put it charitably, disappointment in President Obama.

    Dr. Patience Akpan-Obong is an associate professor of science, technology and society in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus. She shares her thoughts on what another four years of President Donald Trump would mean for Nigerians and Africans with The Interview: A study by Pew Research Centre found […] More

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  • Bose Ironsi is the Executive Director of Women Rights and Health Project (WRAHP).
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    All I want Is Justice For Favour Okechukwu – Bose Ironsi

    I am begging and I’m telling every constituted authority that we are going to keep mobilising, we are going to keep sensitising, we are going to keep demanding for justice for Favour.

    Bose Ironsi is the Executive Director of Women Rights and Health Project (WRAHP). Her organisation has been on the frontline of the ongoing struggle to get justice for Favour Okechukwu, the 11-year-old girl who was gang raped to death in Lagos. She shares her insights with The Interview For some days now, you have been […] More

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  • Ini Abimbola, founder and Lead Consultant of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC).
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    I Open Up Issues We Shy Away From – Ini Abimbola

    We will discuss the hard issues – incest, cheating, domestic violence on men and women, toxic partners, sex and its ancillary issues – male and female libido, contraceptives, vasectomy or tubal ligation, sexless marriages, polygyny, divorce and its ancillary issues.

    Ini Abimbola, the founder and CEO of ThistlePraxis Consulting, is well known as a Management and Sustainability Strategist, and not just in Nigeria. But what many don’t know is that she’s also an experienced counsellor, a side of hers she’s now exploring with her new project (Hard Talks With Ini) that debuted last Saturday. She […] More

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  • Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Habila Joshak.
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    How To Prevent Electoral Violence In Edo, Other States – Retired DIG Habila Joshak

    It could be argued, and I stand to be corrected that security agencies in Nigeria face more risk during election than any other group or individuals.

    In this interview, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Habila Joshak, has said it is possible to pick up early warning signs and prevent electoral violence. He spoke about the forthcoming election in Edo and also shared his experience from over 30 years of policing, during which period he was in charge of Operations and […] More

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  • Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi is NAPHARM's president.
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    My Bitter-Sweet Experience In Business – Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi Speaks At 80

    I think going to University of Ife was good and that was where I got the challenge that pharmacy must be better.

    The Chairman of Juli Pharmacy and pioneer chairman of the indigenous business group of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi fondly called Prince Juli, shares his vast experience in professions, business and life as he marks his 80th birthday on August 2 What moments would you consider as your most memorable, looking back at […] More

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  • President of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s Media Forum, Malam Ibrahim Musa.
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    Buhari Toying With El-Zakzaky’s Life – Ibrahim Musa, Journalist

    He was freed by a Federal High Court, that court order was not obeyed, and they turned to a state high court to achieve what they couldn’t from an Abuja court.

    In this interview, Malam Ibrahim Musa, Kaduna-based journalist and President of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s Media Forum says President Muhammadu Buhari should do the right thing by the law and release Shiekh El-Zakzaky who has been detained for nearly five years, in spite of a court order for his release. Are you surprised that […] More

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    It’s A Pity Judiciary Hasn’t Been Fellow Fighter In Anti-Corruption War – Itse Sagay

    That a supreme court which is supposed to promote the greatest ideals and highest values in a society would take a decision effectively encouraging people to do things that are devastating to the society is just unbelievable – unbelievable.

    Professor Itsay Sagay, shares with The Interview his experience as Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in the last four years. How would you describe your experience in the last four years as PACAC’s chairman? Well, it is partially rewarding seeing that we have been present and have contributed to the process in […] More

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  • Oiza and Meyi Abu: Asa and Adele are our biggest influencers.
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    How It All Began – Instagram Sensation, Oiza and Meyi Abu

    We’ve always been considered witty and most of our songs reflect the everyday experiences of our lives packaged with funny things that happen to us on a daily basis.

    Not many knew that the Instagram twins sensation Oiza and Meyi were the daughters of former newscaster on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Eugenia Abu. The duo found fame on Instagram in February this year when they entertained fans with their bathroom singing sessions. The Interview caught up with them and discussed their rising profile. Which […] More

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    My Life In A COVID-19 World – Stephanie Linus

    I believe strongly in using one’s platform and voice to make a positive change and this is my own way of bringing the world’s attention to those issues.

    Recently, the Nollywood actress and girl-child advocate, Stephanie Linus launched a campaign: ‘Hygiene First: My New Habit’. The campaign is geared towards enlightening Nigerians to practice good hygiene particularly at a time when the world is dealing with the inscrutable coronavirus. In this chat with The Interview, the United Nations Population Fund Regional Goodwill Ambassador […] More

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    Rising Debt: Finance Ministry, DMO Failing Nigeria – Prof. Godwin Owoh

    The actual monitoring of the deployment of the proceeds is where the problem is. Unfortunately, that role is given to the international finance department of the Federal Ministry of Finance and that department has been comatose.

    In this interview, the Executive Chairman, Society for Analytical Economics, Prof. Godwin Owoh, says even if the law setting up the Debt Management Office prevents it from monitoring proceeds of borrowings, the Ministry of Finance ought to show projections on how government plans to pay back loans before borrowing. How do you explain the back […] More

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