Submitted by James Uzondu on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 15:53
Comrade Daniel Ezekiel, national president of Niger Delta Youth Forum, a non- violent youth that is in the forefront of the emancipation of the region through non-violence, visited our corporate head office in Abuja where he answered questions on a number of issues in an interactive session with senior editors
What is your take on recent political developments in the country, especially as they affect the ruling PDP?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:46
Dr. Eloka Menakaya a consultant obstetrician/ gynaecologist and fertility expert of Prime Care Fertility Centre at Amana Medical Abuja is one of the leading experts in his profession. In this interview, he talks about how the breakthrough in this area of medicine is bringing succour to childless couples and why In Vitro Fertilisation, IVF is expensive in Nigeria, among other issues. - By Rita Onuoha
Your discipline is no doubt one of the strategic arms of medicine. What influenced your decision to specialise in this field of medicine?
Actually, I got interested in obstetrics and gynaecology when I was in secondary school. This informed my decision to go to the University of Nigeria Nsukka in the 70s. I was touched by the high maternal mortality rate in this country. We lose an average of 700 women out of every 100, 000 deliveries, and I felt I should contribute my quota to stem this.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 14:40
Abdulazeez Suleiman is a renowned journalist. A former editor with an Abuja based daily, he is presently leading the campaign against the proponents of power shift to the north. In this interview with Lateef Bamgbose, the Zaria- born prince, who heads a northern youth organisation under the auspices of the northern emancipation network bares his mind on why the North should forget the presidency come 2015.
Is the North planning a united front in the race for the 2015 presidency?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 14:00
In this exclusive interview with our Enugu Bureau Chief, Mr. Maurice Okafor, APGA factional leader, Chief Maxi Okwu buttresses that the acclaimed reconciliation between Governor Peter Obi and Chief Victor Umeh, should be holistic for APGA to re-establish a strong base to win elections. Excerpts:
Followers of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA crisis feel that it is a welcomed development that Governor Peter Obi and Chief Victor Umeh have put an end to their political differences which had set APGA in crisis in the past few years. Can you tell us the extent to which you were involved in the reconciliation, in view of the fact that you are a leader of a faction of the party?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 17:39
In this interview with Maureen Chime, Chief Obi Okoli opined that the first quality required of the next Anambra State governor is that the person should be God fearing
How would you rate the performance of Governor Peter Obi in the past seven years of his leadership in Anambra State?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:23
Deputy speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Omebije, representing Dekina II constituency is one legislator the state is proud of because of his principle and consistency in carrying out his duties. He spoke with our Kogi State chief correspondent, Labaran Tijani on burning issues affecting the state, especially the controversy generated by the State government’s plans to go far bond loan Exerpts:
The state has of recent been awash with news of robbery incidents. What is the Kogi State House of Assembly doing to tackle this security situation?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 14:23
Dr. Ikechukwu Nwabeke, chief whip of the Abia State House of Assembly recently bagged a Legislative Excellence and Leadership Merit Award in Aba. He spoke to selected journalists on the award, his relationship with his constituency, the merger of opposition parties, declaration of state of emergency by President Goodluck Jonathan amongst others issues. Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu was there for Newsworld
How do you feel being honoured by your people with this award?
I feel elated. It is not easy to be honoured by your people. It is very exciting. I feel honoured to be the first legislator to receive such award from my people. It shows that what I have been doing is appreciated. I am grateful to the Osisioma Ngwa people for their support to the government of Abia State. We also have to thank the state governor, Chief Theodore Orji, for giving us the conducive environment to operate. This is why we were able to realise the projects being mentioned today.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 10:50
A pastor and writer who maintains a weekly column with this medium Ferdinard Echezonachukwu Emmanuel, explains why the poverty rate in the country gives cause for concern, among other issues. - By Ibrahim Mohammed and Rita Onuoha
May you tell us how old is your ministry?
By the grace of God, our ministry, Power Temple of God, is four years and some months old. It will be five years on the October 19 this year. We actually started on October 19, 2008.
How did you come about the name Power Temple?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 16:31
Pastor Obong Oliverfield is noted for his works as a deliverance minister the founder of the Prophetic City and Tower International Church Kubwa, Abuja narrates to our reporter, Rita Onuoha his encounter with God before the commencement of his ministry, among other issues
How did you come to the service of God, was it by accident, design or by calling?
Well, my own calling is directly from God. I heard it clearly and He said I should abandon everything I was doing and win souls and liberate people that are under bondage through His power.
Was it at that point that you decided to go into full time ministry?
Yes, It was the year I heard the calling of the Lord, and that was in 1996 while I was still in secondary school. Since then, I have remained a full time pastor.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:04
In this interview granted to Maureen Chima, director of centre for moral mentorship Engr. Ajulu Uzodike, who is presently chairman of Security Trust Fund in Anambra State, gives an insight into the life of late Chinua Achebe, politics and security of Anambra State as the 2014 governorship election approaches
Late Professor Chinua Achebe was buried in his home town of Ogidi recently. As some one famiiar with Achebe, can you recall your best moments with him?
That is a very difficult assignment in view of the fact that the world recognised that it lost a great personality, but I doubt whether Nigeria recognised that, unless I am wrong. Nigeria does not appreciate people like Chinua Achebe. Nigeria appreciates noise makers but you remember the English proverb which says, ‘Empty vessels make the loudest noise’.