AMCON To Sell Peugeot Automobile To Dangote, Kebbi, Kaduna States

The Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, has revealed that it is close to selling Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, PAN, Ltd to Aliko Dangote, and two Nigerian states. The Chief Executive of AMCON, Ahmed Kuru, told Reuters that all processes on the bids were completed about two months ago. He said all that is left is the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. Dangote, Africa’s richest man, in alliance with the Kaduna, Kebbi states and the Bank of Industry, made a bid to acquire a majority stake in PAN last…

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INTERVIEW: We Should Produce E-Passports Locally To Tackle Scarcity – Hon. Ayodeji Joseph

Member of the House of Representatives (MHR), Apapa Federal Constituency, Hon. Ayodeji Joseph, last Thursday, 4th May, 2017 moved a motion on the floor of the House on the “Urgent need to address the scarcity of Nigerian passport booklets”. Across the country and in Nigeria’s high commissions abroad, there has been persistent complaints about difficulties in procuring or renewing the travel document. The DISCOURSE crew led by Publisher & Editor-In-Chief, Segun Tomori, caught up with him after plenary in his office where he threw more light on the rationale behind…

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INTERVIEW: You Will Be A Bad Representative If You Don’t Include Projects In The Budget – Sen. Omoworare(2)

The first part of The DISCOURSE exclusive interview with All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Babajide Omoworare (Osun-east, Senatorial district) was published two weeks ago. This concluding part is even more thrilling and revealing. Seat back, relax as the excerpts will keep you glued to your screens! Q. There has been a clamour for Open NASS by Nigerians but the National Assembly budget remains shrouded in secrecy. Do you support the open NASS and what in your estimation do you think is responsible for the hesitation of National Assembly leadership to…

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INTERVIEW: National Assembly Budget Should Be Made Public – Hon. Jimi Benson

Articulate, witty and suave are the three words that best describe Member House Of Representatives (MHR) representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency,Lagos, Hon. Babajimi Benson. He hosted The DISCOURSE crew led by Publisher & Editor-In- Chief, Segun Tomori to an interview session in his office on 8th March, 2017 where he thrilled us with his straight from the heart answers to questions ranging from his legislative experience, 2017 budget, State of the Nation amongst others. We bring you exclusive details of our interaction with the lawmaker par excellence. Q. Honourable, it’s a…

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INTERVIEW: How I Resisted PDP’s Impunity – Sen. Omoworare (1)

After trailing him for about 5 weeks, we finally caught up with Distinguished Senator Babajide Omoworare last Wednesday, 8th March, 2017. Sen. Omoworare represents Osun-east Senatorial district in the National Assembly. The DISCOURSE crew led by Publisher & Editor-In-Chief, Segun Tomori was ushered into the Senator’s office at exactly 12.10pm. After exchanging pleasantries, the Senator said, “you have to be fast about it because some issues just came up in my constituency I have to attend to”. That was understandable because it was the moment Ife crisis was happpening. But…

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INTERVIEW: Industrialization Is Key To Diversification Of The Economy (2) – Prof. Ndubisi Nwokoma

We bring you the concluding part of the interview we started last week with Prof. Ndubisi Nwokoma, Professor of financial Economics and immediate past head of Economics department, University of Lagos. How to diversify the economy, curb the high inflation rate and ways to jumpstart the economy is the highlight of this 2nd series. See link to the first part: Now they are trying to make the foreign investors come back. Trying to license companies, use incentives and all that to bring them back. The damage has already been done….

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INTERVIEW: Buhari Should Rejig The Economic Team To Take Nigeria Out of Recession – Prof. Nwokoma

Nigeria’s economy effectively slipped into recession with a second consecutive negative growth of GDP at -2.06% in 2016. The DISCOURSE decided to unravel factors that led to Nigeria’s worst economic decline in decades. Prof. Ndubisi Nwokoma came to our rescue. Prof. Nwokoma, a Professor of financial Economics and immediate past Head of the Economics Department, University of Lagos answered questions ranging from the economic policies of the Buhari administration, CBN monetary policy, forex challenges amongst others. Q. Can you briefly introduce yourself and give us a sneak preview into your…

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INTERVIEW: We Have Found Solution To Power Outage In Lagos (2) – Hon. Bamigbetan

We brought you the first part of our interview with the Special Adviser to the Lagos Governor on Communities & Communications, Hon. Kehinde Bamigbetan last week. This concluding part is more revealing and incisive as Hon. Bamigbetan dissected the over 15 months of Governor Ambode’s administration and gave an analysis on what the government has done in various sectors and the programmes being implemented. He also answered questions on national issues and amongst others. Q. Sir, Lagos State is among the very few States with a buoyant Internally Generated Revenue…

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INTERVIEW: How Ambode Made The Grassroots The Fulcrum of His Agenda (1) – Kehinde Bamigbetan

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has been credited with outstanding performance over the past 15 months. Most people don’t know how he has been able to achieve such feat in a short while. The DISCOURSE thought it necessary to unravel the secret behind the success story of the Governor. We caught up with his Special Adviser on Communities & Communications, Hon. Kehinde Bamigbetan on Monday, 5th September 2016 in his office. Mr Bamigbetan, the immediate past Chairman of Ejigbo LCDA is an interviewers delight.  He hosted our team led by…

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