WHY I LEFT ADVERTISING, JOURNALISM FOR ACTING –ADAMS

Celebrated actor, graphic artist, show host and content producer, Paul Adams, turned 60 in January this year. In this interview, the Edo State-born artiste looks back on journey. He also talks about Nollywood, women and other issues. TONY OKUYEME reports How does it feel to be 60? I think it gives a sense of achievement, not materially or financially. This is a journey many embark on when they came into this world and some have checked out along the way; and I am still here. It gives a sense of…

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INEC should put its house in order before 2019 –Agoro

Dr. Olapade Agoro is a former presidential candidate and National Chairman of the National Action Council (NAC). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, he speaks on the nation’s electoral system and the 2019 general elections What is your take on the early announcement of the 2019 general elections schedule by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)? The decision of INEC to release the election dates almost two years to the election is a mismanaged situation meant to put wool on the face of the electorate. Nobody can tell what will…

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Azinge: We can’t hold 2019 elections without valid census

Epiphany Azinge, a professor of law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). He speaks on 2019 general elections and its anticipated flaws, census, judiciary and varied issues. TUNDE OYESINA reports     You expressed fears on constituency delimitation, what would you say has informed discussion on constituency delimitation ahead of 2019 general elections? Well, generally we feel that considering the personnel available at the law firm and our antecedent, myself coming back from my position as…

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N96bn voted for agric in 2017 budget not enough –Oke

Otunba Femi Oke is the Managing Director of Vanses Enterprises International Limited, a partner Nigeria Spanish Agro Industry Trade Company. In this interview with journalists, he enumerates the challenges facing the agric sector in Nigeria. STANLEY IHEDIGHO brings the excerpts; What is the line business Vanses Enterprises is into? We are cassava farmers. We have large expanse of land in the Epe axis of Lagos where we farm cassava. We produce cassava crops which we process into gari, fufu, cassava starch, chips and pellets and we export our produce to…

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Not all GOs’ wives are called -Pastor Faith James

Pastor Mrs. Faith James is the wife of Pastor Iroafagha James, General Overseer of Glory Christians Ministries. She assists her husband to pastor the Atlanta branch of the church as a senior pastor. A seasoned and gifted minister, she has worked as a teacher and a manager in the insurance industry before going into full-time ministry. The graduate of agriculture from the Ahmadu Bello University speaks with ESTHER BAKARE on her marriage, role as a mother, wife, counsellor and the challenges of the ministry Who is Faith James? Like her…

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My dad never supported my career -Dash

Daniel Anumudu, with the stage name, Dash, is a talented dancer and drummer. He has performed at the Maltina Dance All Show and Felabration concerts. Although he’s still an undergraduate, his talents are taking him far and wide as he has big dreams of taking his career to greater heights. In this interview with VANESSA OKWARA, he lets us into his rough childhood and fashion fetish Brief background. I’m from Ohaji Egbema in Imo State but I was born in Kano on the 17th of September 1994. I didn’t grow…

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Pray harder for Buhari’s recovery –Udeme

The founder of Voice of Freedom Synagogue, Port Harcourt and President General of the Concerned Good Citizens of the Niger Delta, Prophet Udeme John Bassey speaks about his ministry and other issues in this interview with Emmanuel Masha You are a founder of a church and also preside over a peace group. Could you tell us how you came about all of that? I started the Voice of Freedom Synagogue 15 years ago after a marathon prayer, fasting and consultation with God. I saw myself making prophecies, pronouncements, declarations which…

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Why I’m having New Conversation with Anambra youths -Onunkwo

Chief Executive Officer of John Bosco Foundation, John Bosco Onunkwo is an engineer and former staff of an oil and gas company. Having worked in the industry and gained experience in service to humanity, he is having a New Conversation with the youths in his Anambra State to mentor them positively. In this interview with AHAOMA KANU, he talks about his vision for youths in the state  You had a programme tagged, The New Conversation with youths in Anambra State recently. What inspired this initiative? We started this initiative for…

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Yakubu Dogara: It’s impossible to eliminate corruption

In recent months, the National Assembly has been plagued by a chain of controversies as the legislature and the executive engage themselves in a battle of supremacy. However, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, says the perception that the Executive and the Legislature are at loggerheads is incorrect as such frictions were a necessary ingredient of democracy. He spoke with a group of journalists on a wide range of issues including corruption, war on terror and sensitive bills passed or pending in the parliament.…

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