Interviews

Interviews

God spoke To Me Loud And Clear -Pastor Oliverfield

News Introduction: 
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. 
 

Crave For Money Has Devalued Our Politics – Engr. Azulu Uzodike

News Introduction: 
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’. 

This tragedy has portrayed my community in bad light – Monarch

News Introduction: 
The traditional ruler of the community which witnessed the mass death, speaks in a heartrending manner on the agony the people have been thrown into since the demise of their loved ones

May we know a little about you, sir? 
I am Eze Anthony Akagha Unanka, Eze Udo I of Nguru Umuaro Community. I am also the oldest traditional ruler in Ngor Okpala LGA.
 
How long have you reigned? 
I was selected and installed in 1978 but recognised and given staff of office by the state government in 1979. So I have reigned for 34 years.
 
You are aware of what happened in your community, can you tell us what exactly happened?

By Ibrahim Mohammed

News Introduction: 
Dr. Iheanyi Godwin Uwaoma, former chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, Aba zone, in this interview with Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu, spoke extensively on infertility among couples Excerpt:

Infertility is a leading cause of divorce in the country, what is your take on the situation?
Infertility is a world only God determines the goal post. Nobody determines when he or she is born; likewise nobody determines when he or she will die. All of us run around within the parameter. When God thinks that the time of your running around is full, he will just take you. He doesn’t take permission from anybody.

Tricycle Database For Enhanced Security – Hon. Iheasinmuo

News Introduction: 
Hon. Nwogu Iheasinmuo, member representing Aba South Constituency in Abia State House of Assembly is the chairman, House Committee on Transportation. In this interview with our Abia State Correspondent, Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu, he dwelt on several issues bordering on transportation and politics Excerpt:

What informed you to create a database for tricycle operators in the state?
 

Jonathan’s Re-election Crucial to Nigeria’s Unity - Ugomaduefule

News Introduction: 
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 Excerpts:

Why do you believe that President Jonathan deserves a second term?
 

APC Has Come To Stay - – Ize Iyamu

News Introduction: 
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?
 

Leadership Tussle In My LGA Stemmed From Payment Of Royalties

News Introduction: 
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?
 

“Our Goal Is To Eradicate Poverty From Anambra”

News Introduction: 
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?

Northern Leaders Are Still Behind Al-Mustapha – Counsel

News Introduction: 
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. 

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