A LIFE IN BRIEF Christy Thomas was born in Maiduguri, Borno State. She grew up in Bama local government area of the state and did her primary school in Staff Primary School Bokos, Bama. She later proceeded to Telta Memorial Secondary School Maiduguri and graduated in 2008. In 2010, she gained admission into University of Maiduguri to study mass communication at diploma certificate level. Currently she is an undergraduate in the same department of the university. She is presently an importer BY Nazeef Bakura BACKGROUND My name is Christy Thomas. I was born in Maiduguri, Borno State and I grew up in Bama local government area of the state. I did my primary school in Staff Primary School Bokos, Bama, then I proceeded to Telta Memorial Secondary School Maiduguri which I graduated in 2008. By 2010, I moved to University of Maiduguri to study mass communication where I obtained a diploma certificate, and currently an...
In this interview, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom said the ethnic agitations in the country is due largely to lack of employment for the teeming youths. He also spoke, among other issues, about the flood that recently wreaked havoc on the communities of the agrarian state. SOLOMON AYADO was there for LEADERSHIP Sunday.  There are ethnic agitations all over the country as seen in the recent demonstration by the members of the proscribed IPOB. Do you think there is any way out? If you look at the agitations in the country, the demonstrations from the groups especially that of IPOB that has been proscribed, you will discover that they are being carried out mainly by youths. The other one is the Arewa youths. To me, I think all these agitations are because of unemployment and it is a very big challenge we have to contend with. I have always known that...
Hon Danlami Muhammad Kurfi is the vice chairman of committee on Petroleum Downstream in the House of Representatives. In this interview, Kurfi who represents Dutsinma/Kurfi Federal constituency of Katsina state on the platform of APC described those behind APC splinter group in the state as saboteurs and frustrated lots. Katsina state is celebrating thirty years of its creation. Looking back, can we say the state is any way near the dream of its founding fathers? As a matter of fact, the state has recorded enormous successes in the critical areas of agriculture, education, economics and trades, and in fact, in all sphere of endeavours. Without sounding immodest, the state has recorded successes that makes it envy of its peers. We have done what so many states that were created before us couldn’t do. Don’t forget, Katsina state parades the best brains the country can ever boast of in virtually all sectors...
In this interview with DONATUS NADI, the Senior Special Assistant on Development Control to Nasarawa state governor, Arc. Stanley Buba, speaks on Umaru Tanko Almakura’s smart city initiative and how it stands to impact on the economy of the state Governor UmaruTankoAlmakura recently appointed you as his Senior Special Assistant on Development Control, what Is Your Schedule Like? Governor Almakura is ensuring that Nasarawa Sate’s development is in compliance with global standards. Thus, my duty requires me to provide impetus to the state’s urban development priorities and renewal, building regulations, environmental sanitation and slum upgrade, by interfacing with relevant ministries and agencies, Karu development committee and as the Executive Governor directs. How will you describe Governor Almakura’s urban development policy and priorities? It is not in doubt that the TAAL administration is a government that ascended power in Nasarawa state from an opposition platform. It polled a lot of votes from...
That the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, has relentlessly led the tireless officers, airmen and airwomen of the Nigerian Air Force in the arduous task of preserving the nation’s territorial integrity, is to say the least in the mildest way. In this interview with PEMBI DAVID-STEPHEN, he speaks on the ongoing fight against insurgency, motivation of air force personnel and synergy among the three arms of the Nigerian military. What do you consider your major achievements so far as the Chief of the Air Staff? Whenever I look at what the Air Force has achieved over the past few years, it can best be described as a team effort. All the Chief of the Staff does is to give strategic directions but he cannot be everywhere all the time. I would rather tell you about the things we have done over the last two years,...
Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Missing (TREM) Dr. Mike Okonkwo, spoke to journalists shortly after the grand finale of the 2017 Leading Edge Conference in Abuja, ADEBIYI ADEDAPO was there for LEADERSHIP Sunday. There have been a heated debate on restructuring of Nigeria’s federalism in recent time, what is your opinion? When it’s the season for something, you can’t hold back the season. There has never been so much agitation for restructuring as like it is now. Even those who had hitherto been indifferent to it and never touched it are now beginning to touch it. That’s an indication that  the hour has come and I believe with all my heart that if this nation is restructured, it will help us to be creative. It will take us faster than we expected. It would make even those that are in politics to be creative because what most of them are...
Salisu Magaji Gombe presides over North East Progressives Forum (NEPF) and Arewa Youth Development Association of Nigeria (AYDAN). In this interview with CHIBUZO UKAIBE, he spoke about recent events in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some other national issues. What was your impression of the crisis that almost crippled your party, the PDP? The crisis that rocked PDP only made it stronger. We are now more united than ever before. There is no faction in the party anymore. The Supreme Court judgement was a blessing for the party. So PDP is moving faster and stronger and it can capture 2019. You are already talking about 2019, but has your party learnt any lessons from the crisis? PDP has learnt a very big lesson. I will take you back to 2015. If the PDP had zoned the presidency to the North, we would have defeated APC. But people around the former president pushed...