Segun Agbaje As Goldstandard

There is an agreement among banking professionals and the banking public is that one of today’s first tier banks in Africa, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has been groomed to become a foremost African financial institution and a leading global brand and model to its peers. In the last 15 years, the bank has made remarkable…

Chibok Girls: Pains, Disappointment Continue 3 Years On

Chika Mefor chronicles the successes, failures and pains over the abduction and rescue efforts of the federal government on the 276 school girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, three years down the line   n the night of April 14, 2014, the country was rudely shaken with the news of the abduction of 276 girls…

Scorecard Of Entertainers In Government

There is a growing list of entertainers with political portfolios. Since the entertainment industry has received attention from the federal government, the state governors are beginning to appoint personalities from the industry who have done well. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM and SAMUEL ABULUDE looks at some entertainers with political portfolios and how they are faring. Successful…

Uber Driver’s Trip Of Death

Before this incident, it was the gruesome murder of a Jumia dispatch man in Port Harcourt by suspects, who posed as buyers-they killed their victim after dispossessing him of the high-end phones he brought. Few days following, it was the turn of an Uber driver in Lagos. EMEKA IBEMERE writes on the killing of the…

Gov Bello Dedicates Road To Late Lt. Col. Abu Ali

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has dedicated the 50km Shintaku-Gboloko-Dekina Road Project to the memory of the late Lt.Col. Muhammad Abu Ali, the son of the Ettu of Bassa-Nge Kingdom, who died in the defense of his country while fighting Boko Haram insurgents. The Governor revealed this yesterday at the second official flagging-off of…

Brig Gen Paul Boroh: An Ambassador Of Peace

Those who have followed the activities of Brig. Gen Paul Boroh closely from his days in the military will attest to his patriotic and unflinching commitment towards peace and nation building. Boroh is the special adviser to the president on Niger Delta Affairs and has been the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme since July…

I’ve Made Money, I’ve Made Name, I’ve Made Fame – Awomolo SAN

Asiwaju Adegboyega Solomon Awomolo SAN is a senior and frontline legal practitioner and a life member of the Body of Benchers. In this interview with CHIDI NWACHUKWU, the erstwhile president of the Nigerian Bar Association bares his mind on key judicial and national issues. How has the rule of law fared under the present administration?…

The Allure Of Abuja, Lagos, Rivers Number Plates

With the introduction of the America-style vehicle registration plates in 1992, the 36 states of the federation and the FCT took pride in showcasing their slogan and nicknames. For some different reasons plate numbers of some states hold more attraction to vehicle owners than some others AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE, Abuja, David Aduge-Ani, Abuja and ANAYO ONUKWUGHA,…

I Can’t Be Intimidated, Emir Sanusi Tells Angry Northern Leader

A week after the controversy that followed the speech of emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11, in which he stated that the North-east and North-west regions of Nigeria are the poorest parts of the country, he had stated that no intimidation or character assassination will stop him from telling what he considers the truth. Sanusi…

With My Nysc Allowance, I Invested In Salon Equipment – Juliet

Juliet Alpha Michael is a 42-year-old lady from Nassarawa State. She developed a passion for styling at a very young age when she started styling her sisters’ hair. Her father tried discouraging her at that tender age but she would not yield ground. She continued horning her skills by plaiting her friends until she was…

Sheriff Should Sheathe His Sword – Sen Gyunka

Sen. Phillip Aruwa Gyunka represents Nassarawa north in the Nigerian senate and in this interview with RUTH CHOJI, the deputy chairman, senate committee on drugs and Narcotics stated, that the PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff should sheathe his sword in the interest of the party. He also spoke on some other issues. What will it…

Nigeria Can Gain A Lot If Restructured – Sen Nwagu

Sen. Nkechi Nwagu represented Abia central senatorial district in the 6th and 7th senate. In this interview with RUTH CHOJI, she said that if the country is restructured, every state will have the right over its resources and it will be harnessed to generate income for the state. Are you worried with the crises Magu…