Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:13
Mr. Igwekala Leo Ugomaduefule, Director General of Nigerian Unity Project, NUP, a political pressure group rooting for President Goodluck Jonathan re-election in 2015 says Jonathan’s re-election is the only option for Nigeria’s unity. He spoke with Mohammed Ibrahim
Why do you believe that President Jonathan deserves a second term?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 12:41
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is the south-south vice chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and a former Secretary to Edo State government. He spoke with Victor Osehobo in Benin City about the formation of the All Progressive Congress, APC, insecurity and the federal government’s amnesty for Boko Haram, among other issues
Sir, the issue of insecurity has posed a serious challenge to the nation and in recent times there has been upsurge of ethno-religious militia groups. And the government at the centre has continued to offer amnesty to these groups. Do you think the amnesty programme is the best option towards resolving the insecurity in the country?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:01
Ivo LGA in Ebonyi State in South East Nigeria has been in a squabble for some time now, the council’s boss, Hon. Celestine Eze explains to Maurice Okafor the cause, among other issues. - - Hon Celestine Eze
Ivo Local Government Area in Ebonyi State is blessed with a lot of solid minerals. How have the natural endowments been harnessed for the benefit of the people?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 16:46
Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna is the chief of staff and commissioner for economic planning in Anambra State. She is also in charge of millennium Development Goals, MDGs projects in the state. She recently organised a town hall meeting at Women Development Centre Awka, where the state governor, Mr. Peter Obi took questions from selected students from the various secondary schools in the state.
Thereafter, she granted an exclusive interview to our Enugu State bureau chief, Mr. Maurice Okafor, where she threw more light on Governor Peter Obi’s town hall meeting with the students. Here are the excerpts:
What was the essence of the town hall meeting you organised?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:42
Johnson Olalekan Ojo is counsel to Hamza Al-Mustapha and has garner over two decades of legal practice with outstanding results. In this interview with Correspondent Wale Elegbede, he spoke about the sentence of Al-Mustapha, the state of the appeal and the enthusiastic support the former CSO is enjoying from notable leaders across the country
You described the Lagos High Court ruling that sentenced your client, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha to death as a ‘travesty of justice’. What informed this opinion and do you think he deserves the sentence?
The appeal to the ruling has already been filed and my little knowledge of judicial process tells me that I am not expected to comment on the merit or otherwise of the appeal. It would have been a different thing if this question had been asked before we filed the appeal.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 09:36
Friday Nwanozie Nwosu, an Abia PDP chieftain and Abuja based legal practitioner is a private counsel to the Bayelsa State governor. He is also one of the leading lawyers for the federal government, as well as legal consultant to ministries and departments. In this interview with some selected journalists in Aba, Abia State, including our correspondent, Okechukwu Keshi, Nwosu spoke on a number of issues
Many state governments are still running their local councils with Transition Committees. Would you back a law to stop monthly allocation to such councils?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Sun, 12/23/2012 - 16:16
Dr. Joshua Patunola-Ajayi, the second vice president of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, NIESV, spoke with Raji Adebayo on the recent approved National Housing Policy and Urban Development in the country
What is your assessment of the Nigeria Housing Policy?
The nation is currently facing numerous housing related challenges ranging from homelessness and street living, slum and squatter settlement associated with crime and criminal behaviour, over population in urban cities and lots of others. All these constitute a negative impact on the economy at large. It is also an indication that the country’s housing policy has failed to achieve its objectives.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 13:27
Senator Rufa’i Hanga was a chieftain of the All Nigeria People Party, ANPP, on which platform he contested the Kano central senatorial election. Now a member of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Senator Hanga spoke to Bello Fagge on the crisis in CPC and the merger talks with other opposition parties ahead of the 2015 general elections
What is really happening in your party, the Congress for Progressive Change that cannot be resolved?
Hypocrisy, selfishness, corruption and what have you permeated the party; remedy of which appears not feasible.
You were a member of the ANPP on which platform you were elected to the Senate; what made you to leave the party for CPC?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 13:59
Olabode Afolayan, president of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, REDAN, spoke to Newsworld on the demolition of 500 housing units along the Airport Road demolished by the officials of FCDA
The argument posed by FCDA is that documents presented by your people were given by AMAC, which does not have right to allocate land in Abuja.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:48
Yakubu Levi, president of Dajo Pottery in Makurdi, Benue spoke to journalists on the neglect of the federal and state government on the potentials the ceramic industry. Sunday Ogli brings excerpts of the interaction
Recently your ceramic factory won the best award at the World Ceramic Expo in China, what was the magic behind the feat?