Adeosun intensifies efforts on affordable homes

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has met with representatives from International Finance Institutions at the World Bank Spring Meetings to take forwards discussions on Nigeria’s agenda to deliver affordable housing. Speaking following the meeting, Adeosun said: “Delivering affordable housing is critical to the delivery of our reform agenda and is one of the key pillars for implementation we have been discussing in Washington this week. “Nigeria has an estimated housing deficit of 17 million units, and with an estimated increase of 900,000 annually. Some of the reasons for…

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Govt has no business with church –Rev Yinka Badejo

The name, Rev Wilson Badejo, is no doubt synonymous with the Foursquare Gospel Church. In this interview with ESTHER BAKARE, the wife of the former General Overseer, Rev Mrs. Yinka Badejo, talks about her gains and pains while in office as the GO’s wife and sundry issues Can you introduce yourself ma? My name is Rev Yinka Badejo. I’m a child of God and an ordained minister of the Foursquare Gospel Church. I preside over a ministry called Dew of Heaven Ministry in Gbagada, Lagos. I gave my life to…

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‘Entertainment is DNA of COPA Lagos Beach Soccer’

An entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of Kinetic Sports, the organisers of the COPA Lagos Beach Soccer, Mr. Samson Adamu, spoke with STANLEY IHEDIGBO and OKI SAMSON, on the project and other issues How did you arrive at COPA Lagos Beach Soccer as a project and has still been able to keep it going for some years now? I have a passion for football and the business aspect of it makes me think outside of the box. And thinking outside of the box for me is diverting a bit from…

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Burying money in cemetery is hostile to our economy –Clerics

Clerics across the nation have frowned at recent Federal Government’s allegation that politicians bury huge sums of money in cemeteries, saying that such action is tantamount to covenanting the nation’s economic fortunes to the devil. They said that would definitely have negative effects on the economy. The Presiding Bishop of House of Prayer, Segun Adewunmi said: “The spiritual implication of people burying money or hiding money in cemeteries or among the dead is an acknowledgment that it is blood money. “Anyone who is hiding stolen money in burial ground is…

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Chibok girls: We didn’t expect our advocacy would last more than 30 days -Ezekwesili

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group recently held a global week of action where its leaders had a series of media engagements. A former Minister of Education and co- Convener of the movement, Dr. (Mrs.), Oby Ezekwesili responded to questions at one of the workshop sessions. CALEB ONWE was there During the interactive session, the Ambassador of Argentina said that his country has passed this road of searching for missing persons before. What inspiration can we draw from his testimony? Yes, the Argentine Ambassador while making a presentation…

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There seems to be so much in-fighting in Buhari’s govt -Brig. Gen. Ikponmwen

Brigadier General Don Idada Ikponmwen, is a former Provost Marshal of the Nigeria Army and a one time Director, Legal Services of the Nigeria Army. In this interview with ONWUKA NZESHI, the soldier turned lawyer speaks on the recent suspension of two prominent officials of the Federal Government as well as the move by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reconcile the executive and the legislature What is your impression on the suspension of the SGF, Babachir Lawal and Ayo Ojke, the DG of the National Intelligence Agency? It is…

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Wedding party slayers

Have you attended a Nigerian wedding party recently? If yes, you will readily agree with me that when it comes to Nigerian weddings, guests are not joking with their style game. Nigerian weddings are big, vibrant and exciting. People rarely turn down the opportunity to attend a Nigeria wedding whether it’s holding here in Nigeria or abroad. Nigerian weddings are exceptionally fun packed wedding with incredible wedding decor, an amazing food and drinks menu, a tasty wedding cake and most importantly, wedding guests in their various Aso Ebi styles. Even…

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