UNGA: Tinubu represented Africa, not just Nigeria – Malagi

September 22, 2023 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

Mohammed Idris Malagi is the minister of information and national orientation. In this interview monitored on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) by BENJAMIN SAMSON, he speaks about the outing of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the ongoing 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). How would you rate President Tinubu’s first major outing on the global stage at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)? Read More

My father was one of the most influential and powerful monarchs in Kano history – Zainab Bayero

September 15, 2023 OGUNTADE ISMAILA 0

Zainab is a young, talented filmmaker; she’s the last daughter of the late Alhaji Ado Bayero; the longest serving emir in Kano’s history as the revered Muslim leader ruled for 51 years. In this interview, Zainab tells OGUNTADE ISMAILA why she’s putting together a documentary on her late father even as laments the lack of support for the project from Read More

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Ododo will develop Kogi, restore its values – Abdulazeez

September 8, 2023 Content Editor 0

In this interview, the president of the Amalgamated Kogi Elite for Ododo in Kogi state, Sikirat Abdulazeez Okatahi, bares her mind on the next governor to occupy the Lord Lugard House Lokoja. The former senior legislative aide to the immediate past speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, also spoke on raging issues in the state and why the Read More

We want urgent TETFund bailout in Malaysia – Tanko

August 30, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The recent monetary policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which allowed market forces to determine the price of forex has sparked a hike in Dollars rate with Naira floating between N900 and N1000 to 1USD in the parallel market. In this interview with SUNNY IDACHABA, Abdullahi Tanko Mohammed, the committee chairman of TETFund Scholars in Malaysia reveals how Read More

For us in CWYN, dialogue remains the way out of political crisis in Nger Republic – Fareeda Umar

August 16, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Hajiya Fareeda Umar is the Coordinator of Concerned Women and Youth for Safer Northern Nigeria (CWYN). In this interview, she observes that the current Niger Republic crisis vis a vis the stance of the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) should be resolved through dialogue, to avert an unending humanitarian crisis in the two countries.   Excerpts: There was Read More

Aftermath of subsidy removal: We employed 3,763 applicants into Yobe civil service – HoS

August 10, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The recent removal of fuel subsidy by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has continued to face mixed reactions forcing governments to find better alternatives of reducing hardship on its citizens. In this interview with YUSUF YUSUF,   Yobe state Head of Service, Alhaji Garba Bilal, speaks on efforts by the state government at boosting the civil service.  You’re working under Governor Read More

Anthrax: No cause for sleepless  night – NVRI

August 9, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

In recent times, Anthrax livestock-killer disease was confirmed in two states, causing panic in the country. In an Interview with MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU, the executive director, National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) Vom, Dr Maryam Muhammad said there is no cause for panic as the institute is producing quality vaccine against the disease. Please doctor,  what really is Anthrax?  Anthrax is Read More

We would have won the presidential poll overwhelmingly if… – PDP deputy scribe

July 28, 2023 Content Editor 0

The deputy national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ibrahim Abdullahi, in this interview with ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU, clarifies the loud silence in the party and issues affecting Nigerians’ well-being as a result of the removal of subsidies on fuel. There is a loud silence in the PDP; what is happening? As one of the departments of national publicity Read More

Why youths should reject attraction to crimes – Njoku

July 27, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Emmanuel Njoku is a consummate executive with an exceptional entrepreneurial mindset.  He sits as the chairman of the Emma Njoku Foundation, a non-governmental organization that focuses on health and education. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, Njoku speaks about his foundation’s activities,  among other issues.  What has your foundation done to better the lots of Nigerians? The foundation was set Read More

Tinubu’s proposed N8000 palliatives can’t alleviate poverty among Nigerians – Dumebi

July 26, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Dumebi Kachikwu was the presidential candidate of the opposition African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the last election. In this interview monitored on The Arise TV by TOPE SUNDAY, he picks holes in the proposed N8000 palliatives of the Federal Government to cushion the effect of the petroleum subsidy removal and also speaks and other topical issues. You were quoted to have Read More

Youth welfare our priority in Nasarawa state – Habiba

July 23, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Nasarawa state government and Bank of industry (BOI) signed an MoU on N500m Youth Revolving Fund scheme towards wealth creation through investment. In an interview with MOHAMMED YANGIDA,  the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the governor and focal person, human capital development, Habiba Balarabe Suleiman explained how far the programme has gone.  There is an ongoing revolving funds scheme in Read More

Integrating traditional institution into state, national security ‘ll bring stability in government – King Ezugwu

July 12, 2023 EMEKA NZE 0

His Royal Majesty, Eze William Ezugwu, is a top traditional ruler in Enugu state and the Igwe of Ibagwa Opi autonomous community and the Eze Ogbozarra III of the ancient Opi Kingdom. In this interview with EMEKA NZE, he speaks on the role of traditional institutions in governance and other issues. Recently, you were elected as the Igwe of Ibagwa Read More

Tribunal: IGP, INEC should probe allegations of BVAS report forgery – Okorie

June 23, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie is a former two-term member of the House of Representatives and the Labour Party senatorial candidate for Ebonyi South in the 2023 elections. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he urges the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), AIG Kayode Egbetokun, and the independent National electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the allegations of BVAS report forgery, among Read More

President Tinubu should not forget his promises – Sumaila

Hon Abraham A. A. Sumaila is the director general Bola Tinubu Volunteers Movement, Nationwide. In this interview with OYIBO SALIHU, he appeals to the president to remember promises made to the people. What informed the formation of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Volunteer Movement ? The group was formed in 2018 and comprises people of like-minds from various states of the federation Read More

Tinubu must make Nigeria’s legacy refineries work –  SDP presidential candidate Adebayo

Prince Adewole Ebenezer Adebayo ran the February 25, 2023 presidential election on the Social Democratic Party, SDP. He was one of the proponents of pro-subsidy. In this interview, Prince Adebayo explains that government should liberalise the energy sector to give room for more efficient and effective power in the country and also slams the federal government for concessioning some public Read More

10th NASS leadership: APC never imposed us but showed direction to party members – Benjamin Kalu

May 18, 2023 TOPE SUNDAY 0

Benjamin Kalu is a deputy speakership aspirant for the 10th National Assembly. He provides some insight into his choice and that of Tajudeen Abbas as speaker by the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as the reasons the Southeast was considered ahead Northcentral. TOPE SUNDAY reports as monitored on Channels Television. Excerpts From being a spokesperson of the House to Read More

Kogi is not Governor Yahaya Bello’s estate – Ajaka

April 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Alhaji Murtala Ajaka is a governorship aspirant in the just-concluded controversial primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state to pick a candidate for November 2023 election. In this interview with CHAMBA SIMEH, Ajaka provided an insight to what really transpired in the primary, the alleged manipulation to impose a candidate, among other issues bordering on the development Read More

Why I chose FCT as my base – Abuja-based MC

April 6, 2023 Admin III 0

Aweda Folorunso Kazeem popularly known as MC Funsure is an Abuja-based professional events host and Master of Ceremony (MC). In an interview with TOPE SUNDAY, he talks about his foray into the entertainment world. How did you arrive at your stage name?  When I decided to go professional in 2020, I knew it was important I picked a name that Read More

ILO is working with communities in Nigeria to eliminate child labour – Phala

March 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The country Director of International Labour Organisation (ILO) , Vanessa Phala, recently had an engagement with labour correspondents in Abuja. MOSES JOHN was there  ILO activities We supported the assessment of what we call public employment services in Nigeria. So, we are now at where we are evaluating the National Employment Policy of 2017. And out of that evaluation and assessment, we Read More

Oyo’s economy growing through agribusiness – Akande

March 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA) is working assiduously towards turning around agribusiness in the state. In an interview with BAYO AGBOOLA, the director general of the agency who also doubles as Governor Seyi Makinde’s senior special assistant on Agribusiness, Dr Debo Akande, says efforts are on to expand  the economy of the state through agriculture.  How can you assess Read More

2023 governorship election: I’ll take Kogi state to greater heights – Murtala Ajaka

March 18, 2023 CHAMBA SIMEH 0

Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka is the deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Ajaka is also a frontline governorship aspirant in Kogi state. In this interview with CHAMBA SIMEH, he explains his mission and vision for the development of Kogi state, if he wins the election billed for November this year. The governorship election in your Read More