INTERVIEW: Why we agreed to help Nigeria pay $76 million debt to Japan – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Paulin Basinga is the Country Director of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Nigeria, a major international donor supporting development in several sectors in the country. As the head of the operations of the Foundation in Nigeria, Mr. Basinga works in close collaboration with government at the federal and state levels, and development partners in […]

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My Role in Nigeria’s First Coup – Brig Gen Atom Kpera (rtd)

Brigadier General John Atom Kpera retired from the Nigerian Army in 1985 after serving in various capacities for over two decades. He became the military governor of the defunct East Central State (later Anambra State) between 1975 and 1978 and that of his home state Benue between 1984 and 1985 during the military regime of […]

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INTERVIEW: Why Kaduna needs $350 million World Bank loan, must replace 22,000 unqualified teachers – El-Rufai

On Sunday, October 29, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna fielded questions on his monthly media chat. The governor spoke on diverse issues, from early budget preparation, to unqualified teachers and the planned $350 million loan. Here are excerpts from the interview. Q: Your government has set a pattern for presenting budgets early and getting the […]

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2019 Election: South West APC Planning To Replace Buhari With Tinubu – Dele Momodu

Publisher of the Ovation Magazine and former Presidential aspirant, Dele Momodu has given interpretations to recent comment by an All Progressives Congress chieftain, chief Bisi Akande. Akande during a meeting of the South West leaders of the ruling party had made it clear that there was no automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari. Reacting to […]

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INTERVIEW: I don’t care what people say, I badly want to get back to music, says Omotola Jalade

After 22 years in the movie industry, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nollywood actress, who was among the 2013 Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, has surely made her mark as an actress.  In this interview with TheCable Lifestyle, the 39-year-old entertainer spoke about getting married early, music, her new movie Alter Ego, and how […]

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Interview: My Father Willed The Rights of His Published Books To A University – Aisha Abubakar Gimba, daughter of late writer.

Interview: My Father Willed The Rights of His Published Books To A University – Aisha Abubakar Gimba, daughter of lHajiya Aisha Abubakar Gimba is the eldestchild of late writer, Abubakar Gimba. She holds a degree in English Language and currently works at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai after leaving the banking sector. On March […]

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Thank you all for your comments.. Like I said in my earlier clarification, the comments are all noted in good faith and with sincere appreciation. I believe all of us are working towards the same goal: to make Niger State truly prosperous for the benefit of all citizens. However, a few points need to be […]

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NTERVIEW(Part One): What Nigerians, govt must do to stop herdsmen, other killings – Cardinal Onaiyekan

In this first part of an interview early January with PREMIUM TIMES’ Evelyn Okakwu, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Onaiyekan, spoke extensively on violent conflicts across Nigeria and the danger to nation-building. The cardinal also advised Nigerians on collective actions to ensure security of lives and property. PREMIUM TIMES: Recently there was so […]

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