The Farm2Fork dialogue is themed “Eliminating the Economic impediments to a Prosperous Commodity Agribusiness”. This was informed by the need to interrogate the causative issues resulting in the current reality of agro-commodity deficits in the country and to evolve a trajectory...
‘Providing education, sexual reproductive services to young girls key to ending AIDS’
Winnie Karagwa Byanyima is the new Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). The United Nations Secretary-General appointed her as the Executive Director of UNAIDS on August 14, 2019
‘With technology, JAMB has cleaned up admission process, built confidence’
The conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award on the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, is in recognition of his outstanding performance sanitising the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the last three years. In this interview with KABIR ALABI GARBA, Oloyede acknowledges the impact…
‘How to reverse brain drain, medical tourism’
Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire was appointed as the Minister of Health in August 2019. Osagie Ehanire is a certified General and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon.
‘We will do everything possible to sanitise media Industry without gagging the press’
The resolve by the Federal Government to ensure that there is sanity on social media has generated a lot of debates and (mis) interpretations, especially among the critical mainstream media.
Nigeria must design, effect border policy to stem economic losses, says Akinwunmi
Mr. Ayodele Akinwunmi, an economist in the Corporate Banking Department of FSDH Merchant Bank Limited, spoke to CHIJIOKE NELSON on the current closure of Nigeria’s land border, which he said though temporary, but must be reviewed urgently to stem the growing tide of economic losses and insecurity in the country
‘Save NDDC before it is irretrievably lost’
Professor Jasper Jumbo started his career in the petroleum sector in the early 1970s as head, Petroleum Research and Geo-environmental Analytical Laboratories, Schlumberger.
‘There is need to create state appellate courts’
A Lagos-based legal practitioner, Ade Adedeji (SAN), in this interview with YETUNDE AYOBAMI OJO speaks about the Federal Government’s anti-corruption fight and the need to create state appellate courts among other topical issues. How do you describe the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war? I think the Federal Government policy on corruption should be applauded for so…
Drug addicts and restive youths: ‘I foresee that crisis might erupt in the north'
Nobody expected that the raid on illegal rehabilitation centres would be extended to the Malam Nigas Rehabilitation centre located in Risaga of Igabi Council in Kaduna, considering the fact that it has gained much popularity in the state and beyond
National development will remain a mirage until 1999 constitution is fundamentally reviewed, says Clarke
Chief Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), in this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO, blames Nigeria’s governance woes on the 1999 Constitution, which he says vests so much power on one person adding that the country will not make progress until the constitution is jettisoned and a new one adopted. He also spoke on…
Why teachers are critical to modern civilisations, by Utomi
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Political Economy, Pat Okedinachi Utomi, in this chat with News Editor MARCEL MBAMALU, speaks on the need to revive Nigeria’s education sector by restoring quality and teachers’ prestige. But this, he says, will take a holistic effort in strategic curriculum overhaul and public-private sector partnerships.