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Interviews

Interviews

ASUU’s Demands Are Realistic And Implementable - Egbo

News Introduction: 
Prof. Edmond Amaechi Egbo is a political scientist and public administration expert. Presently, he lectures political science at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK, Awka. In this interview with Tony Oraeki in Awka, he explained why his school didn’t participate in the initial strike action and why the federal government should meet up its agreement of 2009 with ASUU

Looking at the disagreement between the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the federal government, what is your take on that?
 

It’s Not Yet Uhuru For Nigeria - Chief Ezeagwu

News Introduction: 
Chief Tony Ezeagwu is the chairman of Democratic People’s Party, DPP, Delta State chapter, one of the strongest opposition parties in Delta State, boasting of Chief Great Ogboru as its governorship flag bearer in 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. In this interview with Newsworld’s correspondent, Anastacia Agunwa in Asaba, he spoke on the state of Nigeria after 53 years of independence, the countries numerous challenges, health sector amongst others. Excerpts:

Nigeria will celebrate 53 years of independence this October, how will you assess the country so far?
 
Well, by the Grace of God, I think , the first thing we have to do is  to thank God for He (God) was able to give us independence that we never suffered to be  in bondage like South Africans  suffered before they got their independent. But I think that since the white man left, we have not achieved much. If we had achieved much there would not be this clamour as we are witnessing now. 

Nigeria Has Achieved Much Since 1960 But…Yakasai

News Introduction: 
A first republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has in this interview with our North West Bureau Chief, Bello Fagge, countered the pessimists over the Nigeria’s development since its independence 53 years ago. Excerpts:

What is your impression of Nigeria as it celebrates its 53rd independence anniversary? 
 
Nigeria deserves to celebrate the 53rd independence when compared to the situation of the country before independence.
 
What was the situation like before independence? 
 

We Have Every Cause To Celebrate Nigeria @ 53 - Mohammed Kuta

News Introduction: 
The Niger State Commissioner for Information, Professor Mohammed Kuta Yahaya, a great fan of Arsenal Football Club, has been variously described as a workaholic, a goal-getter and a team player, due to his positive attitude towards tackling any assignments. In this interview with our correspondent, Hammed Salawu, in Minna to commemorate the country’s 53rd Independence anniversary, he admitted that despite the myriad of challenges bedeviling the country, there is still cause for celebration, as these problems are surmountable. Excerpts:

Nigeria has spent 53 years as an independent nation. Do you think the   aspirations of the founding fathers have been attained?
 

Attempts By PDP Rebels To Undermine Jonathan Is Unacceptable - Niger Delta youth leader

News Introduction: 
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?
 

Why IVF Is Expensive In Nigeria - Dr Menakaya

News Introduction: 
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. 

“Diminishing Returns Catching Up With Northern Slave Masters”

News Introduction: 
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? 
 

APGA Crisis Far From Over – Maxi Okwu

News Introduction: 
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? 
 

We Need A Governor That’ll Be God-Fearing – Obi Okoli

News Introduction: 
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?
 

‘People Are Bias Over N20b Bond Loan Bid’ – Hon Omebije

News Introduction: 
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?
 

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