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Interviews

Probe should not be witch hunt–Archbishop Obinna
Archbishop Anthony Amarachi J.V Obinna, is known as a man who speaks truth to those in power. The leader of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Imo State, never shies away from calling the political au­thority to order whenever it reneges on its contract of good governance with the people. His.....
FG appointments: Blame yourselves, Okorocha blasts Ndigbo
  …Says APC’ll take over S/East in 2019   For a long time, Governor Ro­chas Okorocha of Imo State has withdrawn from grant­ing interviews even when criticisms against him and his government were rising by the day. For the governor, his preoccupation with his rescue mission agenda was more.....
Why Buhari should ignore haters of Ndigbo around him – Iwanyanwu
Upon assertions of marginalisation against the South and the Southeast in particular, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu, a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cautions the President against those who may be encouraging him to ignore the South East on the argument that they did not vote for him in the.....
Okorocha’s strides are not well known – Madumere, deputy gov
Prince Eze Madumere, the deputy governor of Imo State was before his entry into the political fray an entrenched player in the private sector having been an executive of Pepsi Cola in the United States. In this interview he reviews developments in his state, efforts towards boosting industrialisation of the.....
The Okonjo-Iweala who worked for me is different from the Okonjo-Iweala who worked for Jonathan – Obasanjo
Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, took some time off his busy schedule to speak to a PREMIUM TIMES team at his Abeokuta home about some of the issues he wrote about in his book, “My Watch”. The retired army general – in between joking with his interviewers, and threatening to.....
Emefiele: CBN Supports Banks’ Decision to Reject Dollar Deposits
Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele believes that the exchange rate volatility observed in the parallel market is being fuelled by speculation, currency substitution and also as a result of illicit wealth circulating in the country. In this interview with Ijeoma Nwogwugwu and Obinna Chima, he spoke.....
Why state govs can’t pay salaries -Agbim, Imo lawmaker
Ken Agbim is a member of Imo State House of Assembly representing Ahiazu Mbaise constituency. In this interview with select media houses in Lagos, Agbim, who is one of the six lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), shed light on why most of the state.....
NASS LEADERSHIP: It’ll be a grave mistake to exclude S-East — Rep Chukwukere
Mr. Austine Chukwukere represents Ideato North and South Federal Constituency  of Imo State in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. In this interview, he faults the plot by some members of the APC leadership to exclude the South-East zone from sharing of principal.....
Nigerians will be fed up with APC in 1 year — Ojougboh
Dr. Cairo Ojougboh was member, House of Representatives, Senate Liaison Officer to late President Umaru Yar’ Adua and currently National Vice Chairman, South -South of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, he said for the PDP to get it right after its loss in the last elections the.....
South-east has boxed itself to a corner –Okorie
The politics of power sharing in the National Assembly is still a major is­sue engaging the minds of concerned stakeholders in the polity. In this interview, the presidential candidate of the United Pro­gressive Party (UPP) in the last general elec­tions, Chekwas Okorie, decries the dilemma of the Igbo race.....
Election of Senate’s principal officers irreversible –Senator Uzodinma
Against the backdrop of the ongoing crisis at the National Assembly, Senator Hope Uzodinma, representing Imo West Senatorial District, spoke with some journalists at the weekend. Excerpts: There is much anxiety in the polity following the outcome of the election of presiding and principal officers of the National Assembly. Do.....
Buhari should make public office less attractive –Odom, former minister
As Nigerians await the swearing-in of Gen Mu­hammadu Buhari as Presi­dent on May 29, there are those who insist that it is not yet Uhuru. People in this school of thought believe that even though Buhari is a big brand, his adminis­tration will have so many challeng­es to contend with......

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