Interviews

Adolescents with HIV in Nigeria Need their Own Clinic- PATA Program Manager

Share This: Adolescents living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria are going through various challenges which are affecting their uptake of service and quality of life. This was revealed by The Program Manager, Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA), Mr. Francis Umoh, in this interview with Franka Osakwe, during a 14-day camping activities for 54 Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), currently on-going at Ronik International School Ejigbo, Lagos. Excerpt… Tell us more about this event? The event is our youth mentorship and leadership program for adolescents aged 10-19 living with HIV. It’s usually a summer program and is done during their long ...

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‘Our Commission will do its best to support this government’ – Odikalu, NHRC boss

Share This: Professor Chidi Odikalu is the Chairman of Nigerian Human Right Commission. He spoke with Seye Joseph on what Nigerians must expect from the present administration at the NLI induction program What do you think about what NLI is doing to ensure that? NLI identify leadership talents across the board that is why we have associate fellows, fellows and senior fellows. Senior fellows are people who have accomplished and established track records of leadership in various sectors, private sector, public sector, voluntary sector. Fellows are a generation below and associate is the generation below the fellows. The idea is ...

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‘We build young leaders that build this country to greater in NLI’ – Oyinlola, CEO

Share This: Last weekend, the Nigerian Leadership Initiative inducted new set of young people into its associate program, Mr. Yinka Oyinlola, the CEO of the Organisation spoke with Seye Joseph and some selected journalists at the induction program on the intention of the organisation for staging the program Can you please tell us what NLI associate program entails? What we have done over the past four days is to bring together very accomplished young Nigerians for our future leaders seminars which we had several sections on value based , character driven and leadership to build young leaders that will fit ...

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Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Social Responsibility: Segun Olagunju speaks

Share This: Through public/private partnership, Segun executed the turn-around of Operation HOPE’s Banking on our Future financial education program in Washington, DC — a 300-person volunteer organization that now trains over 5,000 students each year. Segun has always been a part of successfully bringing new organizations to life. While in D.C. he also served on the founding board of the Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition; a group devoted to the collaborative effort of making every young person in D.C. financially literate. Currently, he is once again leveraging his visionary focus, strategic thinking, and relational capital as Head of Leadership at the ...

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‘Our target is to move O-gas into 5 million houses next year’ – Azeez

Share This: By Seye Joseph – @seyetweets Ganiyu Azeez is the Head of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Oando, he spoke with Seye Joseph at the 3rd Sustainability in the Extractive Industries Conference in held in Lagos recently on how Oando has been driving the switch from the use of dirty to cleaner cooking fuel in Nigeria with the O-Gas initiative. What exactly prompted the idea of introducing O-Gas initiative into the society? For us we see that there is a social challenge and when we looked at the number being published by World Health Organisation on death attributed to ...

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‘NCP will win all political seats come 2015’ – Tanko Yinusa

Share This: Dr. Tanko Yinusa is the National Chairman of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi founded party, National Conscience Party (NCP), he spoke with Seye Joseph at the South West Zonal Presentation of The Youth Agenda on Political and Inauguration of the Nigeria Youth Inter Party Civil Forum on diverse issues rocking the political scene in the country. With the political situation in the country, would you say you are satisfied with what is happening in the country? No I am not but there is room for improvement. What is basically knowledgeable to us is that there is collect will ...

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5 Questions for…Bekeme Masade, Executive Director, CSR-in-Action

Share This: As part of a new International Data Relations series that engages with executives, leaders, and country experts on philanthropy and the social sector from around the globe, Sue Rissberger, liaison for Africa and Asia in the International Data Relations department at Foundation Center, spoke with Bekeme Masade, executive director of CSR-in-Action in Nigeria. In the Q&A that follows, Masade shares her perspective on the philanthropic sector in Nigeria and explains how CSR-in-Action, a social business networking platform and advisory enterprise in Lagos, is helping to drive collective social action in the country — and Africa more generally. Foundation ...

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Seeking climate justice – from Marrakech to Lima and Paris

Share This: The Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) has been an opportunity to reflect activities on the continent that ensure that agriculture is embedded into a solution space, in which climate change has become a risk amplifier. But Africa would need to have a united voice to seek climate justice at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP 20). Dr. Tolbert Thomas Jallah, a representative of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) speaks to Kofi Adu Domfeh on the journey from Marrakech to Lima and Paris. Q:     What was the expectation of a civil society ...

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‘Our effort is to replicate girls and women training on ICT in all part of the country’ – Oreoluwa Leci

Share This: The Founder and Executive Director of W-Tech, Oreoluwa Leci, a Non Governmental Organisation that works for the betterment and social empowerment of girls and women to using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the development of the society recently spoke with Seye Joseph on how W-Tech has been using ICT trainings for the development of girls and women in the country at the Sustainable Conversation Conference on ICT in Lagos. Can we meet you? My name is Oreoluwa Leci, I am the founder of WTech, Wtech stand for  Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre. It’s a Nigerian non-governmental organization working ...

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Corruption: a recognized worldwide problem

Share This: Sergent Fabrice (PhD) is the Chief Health Analyst at Africa Development Bank; he spoke with our Senior Correspondent, Seye Joseph at ECOWAS Parliamentary Capacity Building on Value for Money, Accountability and Sustainability for Senior Official on the significant of the event to development of the region. Can you tell us the essence of this program? The essence of the program is to show parliamentarians in the regions the realities relating to value for money what are the tools to make sure we maximize the value for money in social expenditure. In the presentation that was shown to us ...

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