Absence of NCP : Privatisation grinds to a halt

The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) is to privatisation what a board is to a firm – specifically to provide direction for successful operations. For nearly two years, the privatisation programme has endured without a vital organ, the NCP. ABDULWAHAB ISA reports     A substantive head currently oversees affairs at Bureau of Public Enterprises ( BPE), the secretariat of privatisation programme. Mr. Alex Okoh, retired banker was amongst the hordes of new helmsmen whose appointments were announced last week by the Federal Government. The outgone Director- General of the…

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Ambode has surpassed expectations of Lagosians – Abiola

Hon. Olugbenga Abiola is the Sole Administrator for Agege Local Government Area in Lagos State. He speaks, in this interview with OKI SAMSON, on governance in the state What is your take on the new community policing initiative by the Akinwunmi Ambode government recently launched in your council? I want to appreciate Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa for initiating a laudable project such as that because the bill was sponsored and initiated by the speaker, who hails from Agege…

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Provost frustrating the system, says Registrar

Dr. Akpoebi Adesi is the Registrar of the Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State. He speaks with PAULINE ONYIBE about the leadership crisis rocking the state-owned college. You are being accused of attacking the Provost because you are a brother to the state governor. How will you react to this? That is very callous. That is the very mischievous. That is the most callous statement anybody could have made because I had never in anyway abused my relationship with the governor with regards to my official conduct….

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Ahamba: SANs facing criminal charges can’t be interdicted

In this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN) speaks on snail speed justice system, corruption, judges’ welfare, apex court, SAN title and sundry issues   Would you see many high profile corruption cases being lost in court by the federal government as judicial conspiracy? My position on this issue is that if the court frees an accused person, it means the prosecution has not provided substantial evidence. The court cannot go beyond the evidence at its disposal. The mere fact that someone was caught with an amount of…

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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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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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