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She is one of the ladies making the ‘new Nollywood’ what it is now. Hardworker, Judith Audu-Voight is an actor, production manager and movie producer. The lady who hails from Auchi in Edo State speaks to SAMUEL ABULUDE about her journey, married life and sundry issues. This is vintage Judith Audu.  Can you briefly describe yourself and what have you been up to?  My name is Judith Audu. I’m an actor and film maker. There is a project I’m doing as a production manager, but I am not at liberty to talk more about it. I just finished a movie titled Obsession, commissioned by Rok Studios. It was a very personal one for me because I worked with some of the best actors I love, Yemi Blaq, Femi Branch and I also starred in it. It was directed by my very good friend; the person that directed ‘Just Not Married’, Uduak...
In this interview with LEADERSHIP, the new chairman of Labour Party, Dr. Mike Omotosho, a cerebral politician world guiness record, outlines his vision for the party, calls for the unity of its membership and promises surprises for Nigerians in 2019. Your emergence has been described as not helpful to the quest for peace in Labour Party. What is your reaction to this observation by political watchers? I vehemently disagree. I do not share that opinion and neither do majority of my party members. Yes, there is an aggrieved minority, but like in any organization that chooses to restructure and cut out mediocrity, there is tendency to contend with opposition. My emergence is an intervention to restore peace and dignity to a party that was hithertho consumed by disunity, mismanagement and mediocrity; that is the reason why we followed due process and conducted  a proper election that was monitored by INEC, where...
Senator Suleiman Adokwe (PDP, Nasarawa South) is the Chairman Senate Committee on Information and National Orientation. In this interview with newsmen, he speaks on some pressing national issues. CHIBUZO UKAIBE brings the excerpts Nigeria recently marked  independence today. Many have asked are reasons to celebrate, considering the myriads of challenges facing the country? Yes, of course. The first reason is that you don’t have any colonialist ruling you. You have your destiny in your hands to shape your life. Even if we are doing nothing when Independence comes it reminds us that we are free and independent and we ought to do better than we are doing. It also gives people opportunity to reflect on what various governments and people given the responsibility to move this country to the next level have done and so on and so forth. And most of the disenchantments whenever Independence comes is that people reflect...
Alhaji Murtala Dantoro is the DG Minna Airport City Project and Babanna Free Trade Zone, Niger State. The social entrepreneur, youth development advocate speaks about his life and passion for humanity and other sundry issues. He speaks with ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM in Abuja. We understand that you have created a lot of impact in your community. What motivated you? I will like to thank almighty Allah who used my late father to make me the man I am today. When I completed my primary school in New-Bussa, then it was Kwara state, he took me to Ghana to continue my education. One of my friends had a small NGO in Kumasi, so I got involved in it and since then I loved it. Giving back to the community was it for me. After my senior secondary education I had the opportunity to go to Dublin, Republic of Ireland to further my education....
Alhaji Shehu Gabam, a former chief of staff to a Bauchi State governor, is the director  general of the Prof. Tunde Adeniran campaign organisation for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with CHIBUZO UKAIBE, he speaks about the forthcoming national convention of the party, warning that any attempt to manipulate the process will spell doom for the party. There are claims that Prof. Adeniran's campaign is being bankrolled by a some former presidents and political heavyweights in the party. How do you react to this? After our formal declaration at Yardua center, a lot issues, analysis, allegations and counter allegations have been going on. A lot of campaign of calumny have also been going on because our aspirant is a major threat and a leading aspirant in the race for the national chairmanship of the party. The campaign of calumny are from those who are already...
The image-maker and Director of Special Duties at the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, led a group of other seasoned journalists to champion a publication, The Presidential Diary. Speaking to some select journalists, Jimoh said the magazine was borne out of the need to give voice, resoundingly, to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said it is a magazine conceived and designed to provide a platform for projecting the noble intentions, change agenda and vision of the President, among others. Excerpts. Who are those behind the formation of this magazine? The Presidential Diary Magazine was conceived by a group of like-minds: those who believe in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. These persons are made of seasoned journalists, public affairs analysts, alongside men and women, young and old, irrespective of language, culture and tribe, who believe in the change agenda of...
Dr Emmanuel Okereke is the founder of African Liberation Party and the Director General, National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition, and Light Weapons, NATFORCE. He spoke with PAUL UWADIMA on national issues. What is your position on the agitation for biafra?  I have said it without number that we don’t have any reason to call for biafra. Biafra happened out of mistake by the former leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, whom I was opportune to have a meeting with and with some other prominent Igbo leaders and northern leaders. That was in 2003, three days to the presidential election at NICON Hilton Hotel with President Muhammadu Buhari, and we had a fruitful meeting. That was when Obasanjo was about to rig the election and we took a stand to boycott it but Buhari as a peacemaker said no, let us be law abiding, that we are not going to...
St. James Tijjani, an Adamawa State born commercial agricultural expert, is the group head, Commercial Services at Notore Chemical Industries Plc. He speaks exclusively to AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE on the agricultural revolution being championed by the federal government and Notore, and especially on the success of its fertilizer strategy. What do you make of the new federal government Agricultural Policy (2016 - 2020) with the theme: 'Agriculture Promotion Policy', which includes import, substitution, job creation and economic diversification? I think this current government deserves high praises for the visionary policy they have articulated and launched towards enhancing agricultural productivity as a means of expanding the economic base from the hitherto over 90% dependence on crude oil. One of the 2016 – 2020 Agricultural Policy dimensions is the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) which seeks to ensure that farmers access fertilizer inputs, especially NPK, at affordable prices through the bilateral agreement reached between Nigeria...
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...