INTERVIEW: Why I met Buhari and what Nollywood needs to improve – Adebayo Salami

Veteran Nigerian actor and filmmaker, Adebayo Salami, popularly known by his stage name, Oga Bello, recently celebrated his 54th year on stage. The actor who still features prominently in several Yoruba movies has shown no signs of slowing down just yet. The 65-year-old actor welcomed PREMIUM TIMES into his Ikorodu country home where he opened up on his career, family as well as future plans PT: You began acting as far back as 1964 when the profession was yet to be accorded its recognition. Were your parents in support of…

My Role in the June 12 Struggle – Bayo Onanuga

Without any equivocation, Bayo Onanuga, along with the likes of his ‘fellow conspirators’, remains among the greatest icons of Nigerian journalism owing to his fearless and passionate leadership for committed journalists in confronting military rule. The News magazine, TEMPO and PM News that he founded along with his colleagues became thorns in the flesh of Nigeria’s military regimes. Now in his first-ever assignment on the side of government as the Managing Director/CEO of the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Bayo Onanuga casts a backward glance at the pro-democracy struggle for…

Most of my mates were almost grandmothers when I married at 24 – Aisha Yesufu

The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Aisha Yesufu, tells Ademola Oloniluaabout her family and love life You became quite popular through the Bring Back Our Girls campaign after the Chibok girls were abducted in 2014. How did you become an activist? For me, activism has been part of me all my life. I am somebody that stands up against injustice because I have a ‘big mouth.’ While I was growing up, I always asked questions; be it from my parents or when I was in school. I…

How Man Slipped Hand Into My Bra To Squeeze My Breasts – Adichie

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has narrated how a ‘big media’ man slipped his hand under her clothes and then into her bra to squeeze her breasts when she was 17 years old. Adichie, who joined the #MeToo movement’ shared the story of her sexual assault at age 17. She spoke at the Stockholm Forum for Gender Equality. According to her, she had written a book of poems and took it to a “big man in the media” who she felt would support her quest to have it introduced to the…

Why I Want To Be Nigeria’s President – Sowore, SaharaReporters Publisher

In this exclusive interview with POSTERITY MEDIA, Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters Publisher, speaks on his Presidential ambition, his activism and contributions to Nigeria’s democracy, his scandals and why he should be voted as Nigeria’s President in the 2019 elections. POSTERITY MEDIA: You’ve built Sahara Reporters into a respected online media platform within and outside Nigeria. Why do you want to leave it to go into the difficult terrain of politics to contest for the Presidency in 2019? SOWORE: When I established Sahara Reporters in 2006, I had three goals in…

How I Will Defeat Buhari In 2019-Omoyele Sowore

The Publisher of the popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has thrown his hat into Nigeria’s political ring. He is now gearing up to run in the country’s forthcoming presidential election in 2019. In this interview with Editor-in-Chief Musikilu Mojeed, Mr. Sowore explains why he is joining politics, how he will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, how he will run Nigeria if elected, and what he will do with Sahara Reporters once he becomes president. PT: You have indicated you might run for president in the 2019 election. Why are…

Boko Haram boys will surrender and come back home but… —Aisha Wakil

Barrister Aisha Wakil is an Igbo woman married to a Kanuri man. She is reputed to be extremely close to some leaders of the Boko Haram, a feat she achieved while undergoing her conversion to Islam. As a matter of fact, Boko Haram leaders reportedly call her “Mama” because she knew them way back while studying the Qur’an to become a Muslim. She is also the only lady on the Kabiru Saminu Turaki committee set up by the Goodluck Jonathan government to make peace with the Boko Haram insurgents. In…

RECESSION HAS IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY – Aliyu Ilias

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The Chief Executive Director, Customer Service Award Ltd (CSAL),Dr Aliyu Ilias has said that one of the gains of recession was improved service delivery from both public and private sector. Ilias said this at the just concluded 2017 Customer Experience Management Conference in Abuja. He said that the recession had caused improved customers service delivery as a result of competitions from service providers both public and private sector. He said that the recession had made money to be scare and people had to prioritize their needs hence the competition by service…