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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

SATIRE SATURDAY: When will Saraki finally buy out Kwara state — officially?

Saraki has literally served as an alternative government towards whom the people run for political patronage.

INTERVIEW: Why I’m not competing at National Sports Festival — Okagbare

Okagbare also opposes open National Sports Festival.

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili in Premium Times office.

ANALYSIS: Women not allowed level playing field in Nigeria’s party primaries

The outcome of party primaries indicate fewer women will be returned from the 2019 general elections, despite the growing agitation for higher representation of women in government in Nigeria

Abiodun Bamigboye, the gubernatorial candidate of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)

INTERVIEW: Why I’m contesting for Oyo governorship — SPN candidate, Bamigboye

Mr Bamigboye says he is in the race to offer a clear socialist alternative.

National Assembly Complex

National Assembly not a rosy, efficient place for NYSC members

Corps members struggle for posting to the Assembly but soon find out it is not a land flowing with milk and honey.

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili in Premium Times office.

INTERVIEW: 2019: Why I decided to run for President (II)– Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili also speaks on her life as a pastor’s wife and some of her policy plans.

President Muhammadu Buhari in Kakrow, Poland

SATIRE SATURDAY: Jubril Al-sudaniy and why Buhari’s media aides need aides

Of course, there is no better way to detect corruption than by merely looking at the size of a president’s media team.

Ibrahim Babangida, Former Nigerian dictator

INTERVIEW: Babangida speaks on June 12, Abiola, Abacha, Kazeem Afegbua, others

Mr Babangida says he gave Nigerians advance warning of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.

Samson Itodo

INTERVIEW: 2019: Why we’re bringing 400 young candidates together for ‘The Convergence’ – Samson Itodo

Samson Itodo also speaks on the successes of the ‘Not Too Young To Runs’ movement and other matters.

The pioneer chairman of the Congress of Universities Academics (CONUA), Niyi Sunmonu

INTERVIEW: Our grievances with ASUU – Breakaway university lecturers’ union

Some teachers at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife formed the Congress of Universities Academics (CONUA) following a crisis in the local branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) .

Atiku Abubakar

ANALYSIS: What Atiku plans to do if elected Nigerian president

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate unveiled his visions for Nigeria during a nationwide broadcast last week.

Buhari and ministers

ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s ministers lost out in APC’s politicking

Only one of the seven ministers who participated in the recent APC primaries won the ruling party’s ticket for next year’s election

Rasheed Ladoja

SATIRE SATURDAY: Ladoja, Akala, Ajimobi and the ‘Penkele’ in Oyo’s mess

Between 2003 and 2018, the fate of Oyo has been decided by the trio, and sadly, it’s been a sorry state of wretchedness.

Deola and Darey Art Alade (1)

How we successfully run business together and avoid scandals — Darey Alade, wife

Celebrity couple, Darey and Deola Art Alade speak on their careers, lives, family and how they have successfully navigated challenges in this exclusive interview.

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili in Premium Times office.

INTERVIEW: 2019: How I will shock ‘BUTIKU’ (Buhari, Atiku) – Ezekwesili

…I will be the president that takes us on a race to the top, not a race to the bottom while ensuring the equality of opportunities…


ANALYSIS: How government failure renders Nigeria’s Health Act ‘ineffective’ (2)

The Act, though signed into law in 2014, has been largely unimplemented.

Shehu Gabam, National Secretary, SDP

INTERVIEW: We believe INEC isn’t prepared for 2019 elections – SDP National Secretary

The SDP leader, Shehu Gabam, also speaks on the party’s presidential primary.

Rotimi Akeredolu

ANALYSIS: 2019: In Ondo Assembly’s crisis, Gov Akeredolu’s finds a test

Whatever the current position of each side of the divide, the assembly is for now, maimed and unable to function properly.

Jide Sanwo-Olu (Photo Credit: PageOne)

SATIRE SATURDAY: To whom will Sanwo-olu pay Lagos money?

We need no further directive on how the incoming government would be run: it’s an extension of the status quo.

PK Hanson

INTERVIEW: How tradition plays critical role in building modern structures – Ghanaian Architect

The architect shares his thoughts on ‘vernacular-contemporary philosophy’ of architecture in designing ‘timeless buildings.’

Omobolanle Sarumi-Aliyu

INTERVIEW: Why I want to govern Oyo State – NIP candidate Omobolanle Sarumi-Aliyu

Omobolanle Sarumi-Aliyu says she has everything required to be governor of Oyo State

Man defecating in an open drainage

World Toilet Day: Experts worried Nigeria may overtake India as number one in open defecation

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017 reports reveal that 28.5 per cent of the Nigerian population practise open defecation, while 110 million citizens lack access to improved sanitation.

Atiku Abubakar

Analysis: Poverty Reduction: How Atiku’s policy differs from Buhari’s

Mr Abubakar’s plan does not get to grips with the gaps in the current administration’s policy and consequently offers no remedy.

National Hospital

Dissecting National Health Act: What Nigerians need to know (1)

PREMIUM TIMES introduces a series to explain comprehensively the provisions of the Act.

Executive Vice President (Business Development & Corporate Banking), AFREXIMBANK, Amr Kamel

INTERVIEW: Intra-African trade: Why we must take our destiny in our own hands — AFREXIMBANK VP

The volume of trade between countries in Africa currently accounts for only 15 per cent of total world trade.