Category: Interviews

Spokesperson's Digest

Defence Information is a Serious Business- Brigadier General Olukolade

Exclusive Interview Defence Information is a Serious Business – Brig. Gen. Olukolade, Director Defence Information Brigadier General Chris Olukolade is the Director of Defence Information. He had previously served as the Director of Army Public Relations and was one time Spokesman of the ECOMOG Force in Liberia and Sierra-Leone. As the Director Defence Information, he […]

As spokesman, you must answer your calls – Garba Shehu

As spokesman, you must answer your calls – Garba Shehu

Mallam Garba Shehu is one of most respected political communicators in Nigeria. He has been the media handler of the former vice president Atiku Abubakar. A graduate of Mass-Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, he was at one time the Managing Director of triumph newspaper, Kano and General Manager Corporate Affairs of Aluminium Smelter […]

How to rescue advertising from drifting, by Ayanwale

All over the word, advertising has become a key index to measure the growth of economy. The scenario is not different in Nigeria. With a fantastic list of A-list practitioners churning out first class creative, the industry in the estimation of the CEO of Centrespread, Alhaji Kola Ayanwale “has remained the oil that lubricates the […]

investigative journalism,panacea to media extinction-Yusuf Alli

The name of Alhaji Yusuf Alli evokes different pictures to diverse people. But the most important of all is that of his journalism colleagues who see him as that person that can hardly be beaten to any scoop. Alli, the Managing Editor (North) of The Nation,  recently shared his experiences with LAWAL SABO IBRAHIM. He […]

Reuben Abati Spokesperson to President Jonathan

New pump prices have come to stay in Nigeria- Reuben Abati, Presidential Spokesperson

    In the wake of nationwide outrage that has greeted Sunday’s announcement of formal removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government, Presidential adviser on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati in this interview with State House correspondents insisted that the policy was in the long run benefit of the Nigerian economy, adding that […]

Public relations is not only about journalism –Ogudoro

Public relations is not only about journalism –Ogudoro

Many journalists are quitting the profession to establish public relations outfits or even straddle both worlds without the requisite training. Peter Ogudoro, a UKtrained PR consultant and Programme Administrator for the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations’ (NIPR) Accelerated Certification Programme, cautions against such practice in this chat with LEONARD OKACHIE. Excerpts; How would you describe […]

Prof. C.S. Okunna

Journalism is responsible for my success –Prof. Okunna

Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna is the Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget and immediate past Commissioner for Information in Anambra State. She is also the first female professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria and a member of editorial boards of several national and international journals of Mass Communication. A Fellow of the Nigerian Guild […]

I started life as a technician – Yar’Adua’s ex-Press Secretary

I started life as a technician – Yar’Adua’s ex-Press Secretary

Alhaji Sabo Sarki Mohammed was Press Secretary to former Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, Major General Shehu Yar’Adua when the late Daura-born General was second-in-command in the  General Olusegun Obasanjo military regime. Alhaji Sabo Mohammed later emerged President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.  He is currently a public relations consultant.  The 71-year-old told […]

Why PR needs perception management –Badejo-Okusanya

Yomi Badejo-Okusanya is one of the leading lights in perception/image management, a segment in public relations spectrum. He runs one of the reputable communications outfits in the country -CMC Connect. In this interview with journalists, he explains why communication experts must continue to enlighten the public on what PR entails, among other issues. Q: When […]

Corporate Identity Requires Simplistic and Convincing Messages – Aliyu Ma’aji of Corporate Affairs Unity Bank

Corporate Identity Requires Simplistic and Convincing Messages – Aliyu MaÁji Head of Corporate Affairs Unity Bank   After unveiling their new visual identity meant to reposition the bank in a refreshing and invigorating manner, with the aim of setting the pace in redefining industry standards, the Head of Corporate Affairs of Unity Bank, Mal. Aliyu […]