Features And Interviews


FEATURE: Pastor Adeboye, his wife, and their romantic messages, By Bisi Daniel

This is a story of pure love, Author Bisi Daniel says.

Chairman, PDP Caretaker Committee, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, speaking to party faithful, at the PDP Secretariat after the supreme court upheld his position as the authentic leader of the party in Abuja on Wednesday (12/7/17). With him are Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State (L) and former Special Adviser to the President on Inter-party Affairs, Sen Ben Obi 
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ANALYSIS: PDP Crisis: The Tasks Before Makarfi

With the leadership crisis bedevilling the PDP over, the National Caretaker Committee has the herculean task of returning the opposition party to the path of progress.

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi

INTERVIEW: How LAUTECH crisis can be resolved — ASUU President

The ASUU leader says the country can still afford free education for its nationals.

Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola during campaign [Photo: osun.gov.ng]

Analysis: Is APC defeat in Osun bye-election the beginning of its decline?

An APC victory in Osun in 2014 kick-started the national rise of the now ruling party.

Maikanti Baru. GMD of NNPC

ANALYSIS: Maikanti Baru’s first year as NNPC GMD

“Many industry executives believe that together, President Buhari, Kachikwu and Baru, provide the best industry leadership the country has seen in many years.”

Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola during campaign [Photo: osun.gov.ng]

ANALYSIS: Lessons APC must learn from Osun West defeat, By Wale Adedayo

The PDP had on Saturday defeated the APC in Saturday’s senatorial election in the South-West state.

The online, print media war in Nigeria

FEATURE: The online, print media war in Nigeria, By Bisi Daniel

The silent war in the media is very interesting to watch from the sidelines! It is difficult monitoring news around the clock, but it could be fun.

Aregbesola campaigning [Photo: osun.gov.ng]

ANALYSIS: Osun West bye-election: A rehearsal for 2018 governorship election

Eight political parties have declared support for the PDP candidate in the mainly two-horse race.

Nigerian Senate

FULL DETAILS: How Dino Melaye asked Senators to stop recall process

The embattled senator wants his colleagues to stave off the recall process.

Dino Melaye

ANALYSIS: Dino Melaye: How Recall process works

No member of the Nigerian parliament at the local or federal level has ever been successfully recalled.

Maitama Sule [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

EXCLUSIVE: Maitama Sule called for ‘revolution’ in Nigeria‎, spoke on North’s role in oil discovery

“Two things are necessary in a developing country: agriculture and education,” the late elder statesman said.

Former Nigeria Permanent Representative to United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule died in a Cairo Hospital at the age of 89 years.
In 1976, he became the Federal Commissioner of public complaints, a position that made him the nation's pioneer ombudsman. In early 1979, he was a presidential candidate of the National Party of Nigeria but lost to Shehu Shagari. He was appointed Nigeria's representative to the United Nations after the coming of civilian rule in September 1979. While there he was chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid.
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OBITUARY: Maitama Sule: A servant’s son who almost became Nigeria’s president

Mr. Sule became minister of mines and power at the age of 29 and signed contracts with Shell for oil prospecting and exploration in Nigeria.

John Ojikutu

INTERVIEW: Why Nigerian airlines hardly survive beyond 10 years, what govt must do – Expert

John Ojikutu speaks on the challenges the aviation sector faces as well as what the government must do to salvage the situation.

Danbaba Suntai

Tribute: Danbaba Suntai: The exit of a pilot-politician

The former Taraba governor was injured in 2012, and failed to fully recover till his death.

Herman Hembe [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

ANALYSIS: The many controversies of sacked Nigerian lawmaker, Herman Hembe

The Supreme Court ruled the lawmaker was not the rightful candidate of his party.

Abubakar Danladi

ANALYSIS: The travails of sacked Nigerian senator, Abubakar Danladi

The Supreme Court brought back the sacked lawmaker to political reckoning about three years ago.

Late Mary Nta

TRIBUTE: Mary Nta — The Exit of Mother Theresa Of Our Time, By Folu Olamiti

“It was not a surprise that her funeral was a celebration of life, a life well spent and worthy of emulation by all standards.”

A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Pro-metrics Centre, in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday (13/5/17).
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FEATURE: The inside, untold story of the 2017 JAMB examination, By Reuben Abati

“Students cheat, parents collude with agents to help their children to cheat, examination consultants are worse.”

Contaminated Farmland at K-Dere, Ogoniland

INTERVIEW: What Buhari govt must do to develop Niger Delta, implement Action Plan – Development Expert

The Africanist scholar explains the details of the Niger Delta Action Plan, warning that “this opportunity must not be squandered.”


From fans to endorsements, Nigerian Instagram comedians take shine off ‘analogue’ colleagues

The lucrative world of Instagram comedians is no joking matter.

Inside one of the buses

Why we travel by road at night despite warning, insecurity, Nigerians speak

The Senate says outlawing the notoriously dangerous night travel will violate people’s right to movement.

House of Representatives Chief Whip, Ado Doguwa

INTERVIEW: Current House of Reps Nigeria’s best in 25 years – Chief Whip, Doguwa

The lawmaker spoke on diverse matters including the successes and challenges of the House of Representatives.