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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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    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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    We Must Chart A New Course For Nigeria – Governor Fayemi

    We now know, even if the handwriting had been on the wall before now that there are a lot of things we can do differently to reduce costs.

    The Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, speaks with The Interview of the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19 and outlines how to leverage the lessons: Ekiti was the first state in the country to mandate the use of face masks in public. What did you see? […] More

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    If The Doctor Failed To Do His Job, He Shouldn’t Blame Me – Kano COVID-19 ‘Index Case’

    Mine is to tell the doctor what I am feeling, not to go ahead giving conclusions that I had COVID-19.

    Ambassador Kabiru Rabiu, the Coronavirus index case in Kano, speaks at length on his experience and the controversies surrounding his case: You have been identified as the index case for COVID-19 in Kano. Do you have any idea how you got infected? First of all, the issue that I am the index case is to […] More

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  • Femi Odegbemi: We would love for more of our young people to be able to make a living out of documentary film making / Photo credit: guardian.ng
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    Why Documentaries Matter – Femi Odugbemi

    A lot of the things we know today if you are intelligent comes from watching documentaries on different aspects of life.

    Femi Odugbemi and his partners Makin Soyinka and Jahman Anikulapo were already preparing for the 10th anniversary of i-Represent International Documentary Film Festival (iREP) when COVID-19 struck and the festival was postponed. The festival is renowned for pooling notable names in documentary filmmaking and art from different parts of the world to Freedom Park, Lagos […] More

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    How COVID-19 Stopped My 20-year Anniversary Celebration – Gangwari Ganye, Umaru Adamu Sanda II

    I have also ordered the temporary closure of all markets in our borders with Cameroon, to prevent the community transmission of the disease from Cameroon into the state.

    This May 13, was exactly 20 years when his royal highness, the Gangwari Ganye, Dr. Umaru Adamu Sanda II, was installed traditional ruler of the Ganye chiefdom, comprising Ganye, Jada and Toungo. The chiefdom is located in the southern part of Adamawa State, with 18 districts, inhabited by many ethnic groups which include, Chamba, Fulani, […] More

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  • Governor Sanwo-Olu: Nobody expected, when we were starting 2020, that barely four months into the year, we would be going into a global shutdown on this scale / Photo credit: thisdaylive.com
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    What COVID-19 Has Taught Me – Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu

    The overall success of Nigeria is tied to what happens in Lagos State; if Lagos succeeds, Nigeria succeeds, if Lagos fails, Nigeria fails

    In this exclusive interview, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, covered a wide range of issues, from how the state is tackling Coronavirus to massive revenues lost and the lessons learned: Will Lagos re-introduce lockdown? The federal and state governments have very clear reasons for instituting a lockdown, and easing that lockdown. We […] More

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    How We Have Remained Afloat For Six Years And What’s Next – TheCable Founder, Kolawole

    In another five years, we want to be the No. 1 journalism academy in the country, mentoring journalists that will go on to become award winners and industry leaders.

    Simon Kolawole, popular columnist and founder of TheCable online newspaper, shares TheCable’s success story with us. He also speaks about where the online newspaper, which was six this week, would be five years from now. What inspired the establishment of TheCable six years ago? We initially wanted to set up a print newspaper, but it […] More

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    After losing Half Our Copy Sales To Lockdown, We’re Fastracking E-Paper – Dan-Ali, MediaTrust Editor-In-Chief

    We led the print market in cutting pagination because of reduced advertising.

    Mannir Dan-Ali, the Editor-In-Chief of Media Trust, the largest newspaper company in Northern Nigeria and publisher of Daily Trust, said the media house is eager to use the lessons from the COVID-19-induced lockdown to improve its operations. What special measures, if any, has Media Trust taken to protect its staff from Coronavirus? We cut down […] More

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  • Bunmi Dipo-Salami: The first thing I’m going to do when this is all over is to just put my feet in the pool / Photo Credit: Bunmi Dipo-Salami
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    My Lockdown Story: This Has Been My Cheapest Easter, Yet I ‘Travelled’ More Than Ever – Bunmi Dipo-Salami

    The lockdown has afforded me the opportunity of having a firsthand experience of what challenging and uncertain times really look like and I have had to figure out how to operate and find balance within my own space.

    Bunmi Dipo-Salami, the executive director of Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, shares her COVID-19 Lockdown Story with The Interview. What’s your typical day like since the lockdown? Well, I’m not sure I’ve had a typical day since the lockdown. Each day is different from the other, even though each day of the week is just […] More

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    Darius Ishaku Is Nigeria’s Worst Governor – Ambassador Hassan Ardo

    All that he knows is to mortgage the state to buy assets; and to collect loans that he cannot justify.

    Ambassador Hassan Jika Ardo was the former Chairman of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and pioneer Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State before he was appointed as Nigerian Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago with concurrent accreditation to Guyana, Commonwealth of Dominica, Suriname, Barbados, and Grenada. In this interview he speaks on […] More

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  • Dr. Umar Duhu: I do not agree entirely that the brouhaha in the APC was all about 2023 politics.
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    Babachir Was Allowed To Get Away With ‘Murder’ – Dr Umar Duhu, APC Stalwart

    If there was one thing that I will fault the national leadership and the state chapter of the party in Adamawa State, it is for their complacency in not handing down appropriate sanctions on erring members like Babachir and his cohort, in line with the rules of the party.

    An APC stalwart in Adamawa State, Dr. Unar Duhu, speaks on a wide range of issues from the lingering crisis at national and state levels, to the dethronement of the Mohammed Sanusi II the Sarkin Kano, and the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal: Is APC a dying horse? […] More

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    Mistakes That Led To Sanusi’s Dethronement – Kano Kingmaker, Sarki Abdallahi

    What went wrong was that the wrong channel was taken in addressing or correcting government publicly rather than to come and seek audience with the governor or the officials to discuss and dialogue in order to advise government.

    Sarki Abdallahi Ibrahim, the Makaman Kano, is one of the kingmakers of the Kano Emirate Council. He tells The Interview, the real reason Emir Muhammad Sanusi 11 was deposed by the Kano State government. In the last few months, the Kano Emirate Council has gone through turbulent times. What do you think the long-term impact […] More

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