By Celestine Okafor, Abuja

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) concludes verification exercise on political parties, the National Chairman of the opposition African Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Ralphs Okey Nwosu, has, once again, advised the electoral body to focus on ensuring that the 2020 Edo state gubernatorial election and subsequent polls leading to the 2023 general elections are free from the usually associated irregularities that have characterized the previous elections.

Nigeria's first female Minister of Education, Professor Chinwe Nora Obaji, has explained why some Nigerians are not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari's government. In this interview with Editor-in-Chief CELESTINE OKAFOR, Prof Obaji talks about her policy legacies while as Education Minister under ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo's government among other issues.

In early February, the Executive Director of the US-based African Writers Endowment, Dr. Ugorji Okechukwu Ugorji, returned to Nigeria only three weeks after he had departed following the celebration of the 80th birthday for his mother in January, 2020. A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at Lorji Ward, Aboh Mbaise, Imo State Dr. Ugorji holds a Master’s degree in Homeland Security and a doctorate degree in educational administration and leadership. In this interview, he told NIGERIAN NEWSLEADER about his observations of the young administration of Imo Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.