Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Spouse And I: Why I won’t write a Will —Agbakoba

By Linus Obogo, Assistant Editor

It all began way back in 1974 at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, during what was then famous as ‘October Drive’, when the coy, militaristic and young Olisa Agbakoba was literally cajoled into what would later morph into an enviable union with the then youthful Miss Lillian Harlem. For a young man who was weaned on the strict diet of discipline and who was just smarting from the experience as a child-soldier fighting on the side of Biafra, during the Nigerian Civil war, romance was considered more as a frivolity for Agbakoba, now a frontline lawyer, an activist and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2015: Jonathan should honour the agreement he allegedly had with governors, if there is any-Ex-Kwara Governor Bola Latinwo

                                                         By Linus Obogo, Assistant Editor
                                                         November 2, 2013

Retired Group Captain Salaudeen Adebola Latinwo is former military governor of Kwara State, in the short-lived regime of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) between 1984 and 1985. A native of Offa, Kwara State, Latinwo is an aviation technology and management specialist. He is also a public affairs analyst. In this interview with Deputy Editor, VINCENT AKANMODE and Assistant Editor, LINUS OBOGO, Latinwo recalls his travails in the military which culminated in his early retirement from the Nigerian Airforce. He also laments the crippling corruption bedevilling the country, ditto the aviation sector and shares his perspective on the proposed national conference, even as he accuses President Goodluck Jonathan of suffering credibility deficit on account of his several failed accomplishments. Exercepts:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Senators don’t earn bigger salaries than ministers and judges –Senate’s spokesman Abaribe

By Linus Obogo, Assistant Editor

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe is the Senate Committee Chairman on Information. He was also the deputy to former Governor Orji Uzo Kalu in Abia State from 1999 to 2002. He had a frosty working relationship with Kalu and survived three impeachment attempts. In 2007, he was elected the Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District. He was a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant for Abia State in 2011. In this interview with Assistant Editor, LINUS OBOGO, Abaribe relives his trying times as deputy governor, saying that he was naïve at the time. He also speaks about the Nigerian project, insisting that the Igbo nation has not been fairly treated in the national scheme of things. Excerpts: