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Removing Myths Will Attract Youths To Agriculture – Karembu

Margaret Karembu is a senior level environmental science management specialist with considerable experience in modern biotechnology products’ transfer to farmers and biotechnology applications in Africa in general. She is the Director of the Africa office of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA AfriCenter) with office in Nairobi, Kenya. She spoke with Abdallah el ...

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More Than 100 Groups Will Challenge Jonathan If Decides to Contest-Dr Umar Ardo Interview

Dr Umar Ardo, is a fiery PDP Chieftain in Adamawa.He was a former political adviser to Atiku Abubakar when he was Vice President. Ardo had consistently fought Governor Murtala Nyako,over PDP Governorship ticket and his suit is now before Supreme court.In this interview Dr Ardo bares his mind on many major issues including Jonathan's candidature among others. Excerpts: By Garba Muhammad/Yola Recently, there ...

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Africa’s concern is influenced by Europe’s position on GMOs – Makinde

Diran Makinde is of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He spoke with Abdallah el-Kurebe on Crop Biotechnology and Its Regulation in Africa during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. Excerpts: At this time when world population growth is threatening food sec ...

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There is no mission school in Osun-Deputy Governor

‘There is no Mission Schools in Osun’ Mrs. Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, Osun Deputy Governor Speaks On 'Conversations With Abang Mercy' Mrs. Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori is the Osun State Deputy Governor she doubles as the commissioner for Education. At the recently conducted Seminar with pressmen in the state, she had an Exclusive interview with Abang Mercy for the Conversations series; where she shed light on the ...

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Interview:How to promote biosciences for sustainable development in Africa – Prof. Hassan

Prof. Mohamed Hassan is the Co Chair of the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) the global network of science academies, and Chairman of the Council of the United Nations University (UNU). He also serves on a number of Boards of international organizations worldwide. He obtained his DPhil in Mathematics from the University of Oxford he returned to Sudan as Lecturer in the University of Khartoum, and later became Profe ...

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Aminu Kano inspired me to join civil society activism – CISLAC Director,Rafsanjani-Blueprint Interview

Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC); the pioneer legislative civil society organisation in Nigeria, is a leading voice of the civil society in Nigeria. In a chat with ADAM ALQALI, he speaks about his passion for the protection of the rights of the common man; CISLAC’s efforts of strengthening the legislature in Nigeria, as well as the e ...

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MTV’s Shuga Focuses On Promoting Safe Sex- Alex Okosi

Conversations with Abang Mercy “MTV's Shuga Focuses On Promoting Safe Sex” Alex Okosi Speaks On the TV Series Alex Okosi is the Senior Vice President & Managing Director of VIACOM Media Networks. Okosi, a Nigerian is based in Johannesburg where he heads Viacom International Media Networks’ pan-African business operations.  He is responsible for managing the growth and development of VIMN's iconic kids, ...

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Prof Iyayi Interview:Our Leaders Have Contempt For Education, Want People To Remain Ignorant – The Worker

We reproduce below  the Professor Festus  Iyayi Interview as published in the September/October edition of The Worker Magazine, a publication of the Centre for Labour Studies and Advocay, Abuja.Iyayi died recently in a car crash under controversial circumstances.Excerpts:   There is obviously no headway in the negotiations between ASUU and the FG as both sides maintain the pre-strike positions? What is real ...

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Jonathan’s Regime Is The First Internet Age Presidency Nigerians Have Had – Abati

{Conversations with Abang Mercy} Jonathan’s Regime Is The First Internet Age Presidency Nigerians Have Had - Abati   Reuben Abati earned a first class degree from the University of Calabar. A cerebral writer, he is also the recipient of several awards.  Amongst them is the Cecil King Memorial Prize for the Print Journalist of the year, 1998; Fletcher Challenge Newspaper Commonwealth Prize for Opinion Writin ...

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NBC Has Social Media Tracking System to Monitor Content- DG Emeka Mba

{Conversations with Abang Mercy} “NBC has social media tracking system to monitor content” Emeka Mba, DG National Broadcasting Commission Emeka Mba, is not a stranger when it comes to the Media and Creative arts space, he has traversed multinationals and government agencies ranging from Mulch-Choice, to his tenure as the Director General of the National Film and Video Census Board and now he is the Director ...

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Emir of Suleja Opens Up:My Desire For Service Led Me Into Politics

The 8th Emir of Zazzau Suleja, Mallam Awwal Ibrahim, recently celebrated his 20th year on the throne. In this interview, the royal father tells GRACIA OBI his vicissitudes in the journey of life, his reason for going into politics, the deposition that followed his enthronement and also reveals that the federal government is yet to give his people compensation for ceding their land for the nation’s capital c ...

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Buhari Is Not a Religious Fanatic -Hajia Umar Farouk

Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk is the Interim National Treasurer of the yet to be registered All Progressives Congress [APC].In this interview with some Editors in Abuja, she told the story of how and why she is in politics. She also spoke of the prospects of the APC and boasted that party has what it takes to sweep the polls in the South- East geo-political zones. Chuks Ehirim was there. Madam, may we meet you? ...

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