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INTERVIEW: How I’m tackling corruption in Nigerian Immigration Service – Comptroller General

INTERVIEW: How I’m tackling corruption in Nigerian Immigration Service – Comptroller General

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, recently fielded questions from PREMIUM TIMES editors. In this first part of the interview, the Immigration boss speaks on a shocker on assuming duties as well as efforts he is making to tackle problems he met in the system, especially that of endemic corruption. The interview was conducted before PREMIUM TIMES reported ... Read More »

How Akiolu reconciled Tinubu and I —Obanikoro

How Akiolu reconciled Tinubu and I —Obanikoro

In this interview by SUNDAY ABORISADE curled from Sunday Punch, a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, speaks about his reconciliation with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his rumoured defection to the All Progressives Congress There are claims that you have defected to the All Progressives Congress. Is this true? In this instance, whatever step I am taking ... Read More »

A Word for President Buhari by Abiodun Komolafe

A Word for President Buhari by Abiodun Komolafe

FOR those who care to know, I am a passionate supporter of the Muhammadu Buhari cause and that position is not about to change! As a matter of fact, my preference in the March 28, 2015 Presidential Election through which Buhari eventually became Nigeria’s first Read More »

Oritse Femi and estranged manager feud getting messier! “I will arrest Danku and his mother” –Oritse Femi

Oritse Femi and estranged manager feud getting messier! “I will arrest Danku and his mother” –Oritse Femi

The drama between pop star, Oritse Femi, and his estranged manager, Danku, keeps getting hotter by the week. Just last week, the singer’s ex-manager claimed he picked up the ‘Double Wahala’ singer from the slums of Ajegunle and made him a star. This apparently did not go down well with the singer as he bared his soul in an exclusive ... Read More »

Tinubu’ll destroy himself – Babatope

Tinubu’ll destroy himself – Babatope

In this interview with TUNDE ODESOLA, a member, Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, comments on the recently concluded general elections Read More »

My Fans will decide when to drop My Album – Kiss Daniel

My Fans will decide when to drop My Album – Kiss Daniel

G-Worldwide Entertainment’s musical talent, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe aka Kiss Daniel is set to release the remix of his song, Woju, featuring Davido and Tiwa Savage before heading on his UK tour. The crooner in this interview says that though his album is ready, but will be released if in high demand Why do you add Kiss to your real name? I ... Read More »

INTERVIEW: Why We Overthrew Buhari — Babangida

INTERVIEW: Why We Overthrew Buhari — Babangida

Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida may go down in the history of Nigeria as the most loved yet most hated leader to ever rule Africa’s most populous nation. Such paradox marks him out as an intriguing personality, who remains a reference point in the political circle more than two decades after he ‘stepped aside’ from Aso Rock in controversial ... Read More »

PATHETIC: Nobody wants to marry us, employers reject us, our skin is a problem –Albinos

PATHETIC: Nobody wants to marry us, employers reject us, our skin is a problem –Albinos

He was barely one year old when his parents neglected him and parted ways after a serious fight, simply because he was an albino, a rare breed that was contrary to what they had both expected. Forty years after, Mr. Abdullahi Obafemi, has yet to recover from the painful knowledge that his parents abandoned him. They tossed him between each ... Read More »

I’ll work with Femi only when I’m in serious need of Money –Seun Kuti

I’ll work with Femi only when I’m in serious need of Money –Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of the late afrobeat legend, Fela, speaks on why people think he is a controversial artiste and why he is not getting married anytime soon We learnt you just came back from a world tour Oh yes. It was a six-month tour. We went to Canada, Trinidad, Cannery Island, Algeria and so many other countries. We went ... Read More »

Prof. Idowu Akanbi Sobowale, OON: speaks about life as an academia and days Daily Times

Prof. Idowu Akanbi Sobowale, OON: speaks about life as an academia and days Daily Times

Professor Idowu Sobowale is many things rolled into one; a veteran journalist, an academic par excellence, a civil right activist and more. According to him, his major inspiration is drawn from a piece of advice he got from his journalism school in Lagos; do not refuse any assignment. This he has followed religiously. Today, Sobowale remains one of the doyens ... Read More »

From Spare Parts Trader to Motor Giant: The story of Innoson

From Spare Parts Trader to Motor Giant: The story of Innoson

You will never know the extent of the Innoson enigma until you come closer. By the time you have (as we did) toured the Innoson manufacturing plants, you will realise that right here in Nigeria, is a re-incarnation of a Henry Ford and his types in America, Japan and elsewhere; people who did not obtain fanciful or high-sounding university degrees ... Read More »

I love money so much that bank alerts turn me on — Lizzy Gold Onuwaje

I love money so much that bank alerts turn me on — Lizzy Gold Onuwaje

Lizzy Gold Onuwaje isn’t new to the world of show business. Her foray into the make-believe world started in 2006 when she won the Delta State Pageant as Miss Delta State. Then she tried her hands at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant (MDGN) where she emerged as the second runner-up. Read More »

Female fans often propose marriage to me -Fredrick Leonard

Female fans often propose marriage to me -Fredrick Leonard

Don’t blame the girls for swooning all over him. He is tall, handsome and well built. And above all, he is popular and comfortable. Born in Lagos, Nollywood star, Fredrick Leonard, who hails from Anambra State, describes himself as fun loving. In this exclusive interview with The Entertainer, the graduate of Biochemistry opens up on sundry issues. Excerpts: Read More »

I want a successor that would surpass my achievements in office -Fashola

I want a successor that would surpass my achievements in office -Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of lagos State, has said he is interested in who succeeds him next year, towards advancing the cause of the state. When asked on who he prefers to succeed him, Fashola said: “I prefer a successor that would surpass my achievements in office and advance the cause of Lagos State.”The governor who said this during an interactive ... Read More »

I’m responsible for my failed marriage -Foluke Daramola

I’m responsible for my failed marriage -Foluke Daramola

Nollywood diva, Foluke Daramola has gone through hell. She was a victim of rape and physical abuse. But rather than wallow in self-pity, the actress is waxing stronger by the day. Now, she is giving voice to the voiceless and defending the defenseless through her NGO, Action Against Rape in Africa. In this no-holds-bared interview with The Entertainer, the divorced ... Read More »

I miss television; it’s the best job in the world–Abike Dabiri

I miss television; it’s the best job in the world–Abike Dabiri

Former TV girl, Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa was quite popular in Nigeria before she joined politics. She was a journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Lagos and she became famous with her innovative reportage on News line every Sunday, especially during the ‘MARY saga’ in 2008.Today, she is a legislator in the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu constituency in ... Read More »

The story of my 50 years of acting –Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello)

The story of my 50 years of acting –Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello)

Actor and producer, Mr Adebayo Salami (fondly called Oga Bello) needs no further introduction. Having established himself in the Yoruba section of Nollywood at an early age, Oga Bello can easily be described as one of Nigeria’s veteran actors. He talks to NEWTON-RAY UKWUOMA about his love for the movie industry, among other things. It’s either ‘Oga Bello’ or ‘Uncle ... Read More »

Al-Mustapha and I are plotting a tsunami – Dokubo-Asari

Al-Mustapha and I are plotting a tsunami – Dokubo-Asari

Mr. Dokubo-Asari says those opposing the president are wasting their time as the 2015 presidential election is a foregone conclusion. He explains that Mr. Jonathan is only waiting to be sworn in The President of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Muhajid Asari-Dokubo told PREMIUM TIMES in this interview (conducted before his recent arrest in Benin Republic) that nothing ... Read More »

Modelling brought me to Lagos – Actress,Amanda Ebeye

Modelling brought me to Lagos – Actress,Amanda Ebeye

You once said that some of your friends who are actresses encouraged you to become an actress. How did they manage to do that? I had a particular friend who was taking me for auditions. Back then, auditions were held at the National Theatre and Winnie’s Hotel in Surulere (Lagos). Actors would hang around and wait for audition notices. Those ... Read More »

We can’t dictate to Nigeria on same-sex marriage –British High Commissioner

We can’t dictate to Nigeria on same-sex marriage –British High Commissioner

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock, has said that Nigerians need not worry over the position of the United Kingdom (UK) on same-sex marriage. This is even as he said that the issue of same-sex marriage was not in any way connected to the now rested 3,000 pounds UK visa bond. In this interview with Saturday Sun in Abuja, ... Read More »