Interview

‘The power of Nigeria resides in its diversity that must be harnessed’
EKO Hospital Interview Nigerian Stock Exchange Olorogun Sonny Kuku Saturday Magazine UNILAG

‘The power of Nigeria resides in its diversity that must be harnessed’

Kuku With his ever presence in the social circle, especially during the yearly Ojude Oba Festival where he leads the popular Kuku Family, coupled with his voluntary works, one might be tempted to think that Olorogun Sonny Kuku is no longer active as a medical practitioner. However, a recent visit […]

Igwe Umenyiora… The Making of a quintessential monarch
Ezediromma of Ogbunike HRM Igwe John Ositadimma Umenyiora Igwe Umenyiora Interview monarch Saturday Magazine

Igwe Umenyiora… The Making of a quintessential monarch

Igwe Umenyiora It’S not every time that you find a traditional ruler outside his chieftaincy regalia. No matter how casual he decides to go, you will always find an emblem of royalty on him; if it’s not the traditional beads, it’s the red cap. But on this day, it was […]

FOCAC Beijing summit, a new milestone in China-Africa relations
Business Chao Xiaoliang FOCAC Interview Muhammadu Buhari‎ Xi Jinping

FOCAC Beijing summit, a new milestone in China-Africa relations

Buhari with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. The Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) were held in Beijing, China from 3 to 4 September, 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and 49 heads of State and Government, the Chairperson of the African Union […]

Nigeria must pay attention to peculiar health issues, says leading Pharmacist Akinkugbe
Chief Oludolapo Ibukun Akinkugbe Interview Nigerian Union of Pharmacists Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria PSN

Nigeria must pay attention to peculiar health issues, says leading Pharmacist Akinkugbe

Akinkugbe Chief Oludolapo Ibukun Akinkugbe, CFR can be regarded as the doyen of pharmaceutical practice in Nigeria having qualified as a pharmacist from the School of Pharmacy in Yaba in 1949. For his pioneering and entrepreneurial trailblazing efforts in the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, as the pioneer General Secretary of […]

‘Infrastructure deficit is big challenge for maritime development’
Ascanio Russo Business Interview PTML

‘Infrastructure deficit is big challenge for maritime development’

Russo Ascanio Russo, whose company, PTML, controls a large percentage of the terminal operations in Nigeria, is convinced that the country holds a huge potential for the maritime industry. But he regrets that such opportunities are not being maximised due to dearth of infrastructure and sustainable legal framework to attract […]

Asiwaju Michael Olawale Cole Interview

Lagos hosts continent as Rotary International Institute opens

Nigeria for the first time is hosting this year’s Rotary International Institute, Zone 20A, comprising countries in Africa with Rotary International Director, Yinka Babalola, as the Convener. The chairman of the event, Past District Governor, Asiwaju Michael Olawale Cole, spoke with ISAAC TAIWO on the uniqueness of the event. What […]

‘Government must withdraw completely from private businesses’
Austine Avuru Business Interview Seplat tax

‘Government must withdraw completely from private businesses’

Austine Avuru Austine Avuru, a co-founder of Seplat, was appointed Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2010. Prior to joining Seplat, Avuru spent 12 years at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), beginning from 1980, where he held various positions including wellsite geologist, production seismologist and reservoir engineer. In 1992, […]

Godwin Eseiwi Ehigiamusoe Interview

‘Government needs to improve financial inclusion for vulnerable Nigerians’

Dr. Godwin Eseiwi Ehigiamusoe is the Founder/Managing Director of Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), a foremost microfinance bank that provides loans to over 100,000 Nigerians on monthly basis. The company’s 25th yearly forum holds today at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. He spoke to VICTOR GBONEGUN on various interventions of […]

Ayefele: My ordeal, travails will end with victory songs
Fresh FM Station Ibadan Interview Oyo State Yinka Ayefele

Ayefele: My ordeal, travails will end with victory songs

Yinka Ayefele Meandering his wheelchair through the rubbles that remain of his N800 million ‘Music House’ housing his Fresh FM station, Yinka Ayefele, the popular gospel musician’s mien drew pity from hundreds of sympathisers that thronged the scene to witness the much-publicised demolition. He shook hands with many and wheeled […]

‘Why TETFund shouldn’t be extended to private institutions’
Babcock University Interview Prof. Ademola Tayo TETFUND

‘Why TETFund shouldn’t be extended to private institutions’

Prof. Ademola Tayo While Nigeria’s education sector is bedevilled with myriads of problems, the Vice Chancellor of Babcock University, Prof Ademola Tayo, has some cheery news. In this interview with Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, he talked about Babcock’s achievements and how it has beaten the odds in almost 20 […]

‘My vision is to produce quality graduates and leave a good legacy’
Atiku Bagudu Bashir Ladan Aliero Interview Muhammad Magoro NUC TETFUND

‘My vision is to produce quality graduates and leave a good legacy’

The Vice Chancellor of the Aliero University of Science and Technology in Kebbi State, Prof. Bashir Ladan Aliero, spoke with AHMADU BABA IDRIS about his eight months in office and commencement of the School of Medical Science. As Vice Chancellor, what is your mission and vision towards the development of […]

Azinge: Good work ethics will promote growth and development
Business Epiphany Azinge Epiphany Azinge Foundation Interview

Azinge: Good work ethics will promote growth and development

Worried by the lackadaisical attitude of many Nigerians, especially public servants to work, Professor Epiphany Azinge, through his Epiphany Azinge Foundation has begun a remedial mission to change the mindset of workers — private or public — to take their official duties as their personal work and put in their […]