Tag: Dora Akunyili

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Ado AminuFebruary 17, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s win is a reminder that we have huge untapped potential in Nigerian women

Former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (NOI) has attained another first. As is to be expected, a litany of congratulatory messages ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 8, 2017

“The WORST picture of a Nigerian public official” – Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo

While Nigerians remember the passing on of Dora Nkem Akunyili, who died June 7, 2014, controversial journalist, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, comments on ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 24, 2016

PODCAST: Why Steve Gukas is very afraid for the future of Nollywood, and why you should probably be scared too

As our conversation begins, Gukas reveals that he directed the movie, Keeping Faith in 2002, and suddenly everything made absolute ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 20, 2016

Jude Ndukwe: Thugs, dogs and gods of the Senate

by Jude Ndukwe The recent embarrassing incident in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly between (Distinguished?) Senators Dino Melaye ...

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Mallam YeroJuly 11, 2015

Favour Afolabi: Nigeria and the dearth of “Available Intellectualism”

Today marks 100 days (or so) since Muhammadu Buhari won the elections – and while I care about; and have ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 15, 2015

Ben Murray-Bruce: Three things I have to say to Nigeria

by Ben Murray-Bruce Even out of office Jonathan continues to show that he is a man who believes in Nigeria. ...

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Kolapo OlapojuDecember 15, 2014

7 things you didn’t read yesterday (but should have)

by Kolapo Olapoju 1. The federal government really has to start minding it’s business, rather than meddle in what does not ...

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Kolapo OlapojuNovember 28, 2014

Dora Akunyili’s daughter wins American art prize

by Kolapo Olapoju Njideka Akunyili Crosby, the 32-year-old daughter of late Dora Akunyili, has won the 2014 James Dicke Prize ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 28, 2014

Opinion: Why Dora Akunyili was ‘Doro’ all the way

by Sunday Dare I have struggled with writing a befitting piece for Dora Akunyili since her cruel demise. And this ...

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SolaAugust 27, 2014

This is how Igbos in Lagos will honour Dora Akunyili

by S’ola Filani In honouring the late Dora Akinyuli, who would be buried in Agulu, in Anambra State on Thursday, ...

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Kolapo OlapojuAugust 27, 2014

“She did ordinary things in an extraordinary manner” | Top 10 Tributes at Dora Akunyili’s Requiem Mass

by Kolapo Olapoju   On Tuesday, 26 August, a Requiem Mass was held at Queen of Apostles Pro-Cathedral, Garki, Abuja, ...

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August 1, 2014

Family releases burial plans for Dora Akunyili [DETAILS]

by S’ola Filani The family of the late Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control ...

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June 21, 2014

Dele Momodu: So my own Alhaji is gone!

by Dele Momodu I discovered his staying power was the ability to accommodate everyone while minding his own business. Those ...

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June 17, 2014

Suraj Oyewale: Dora Akunyili’s refund and lessons in honesty (Y! FrontPage)

by Suraj Oyewale No one retires government money. Even if retirement is an obligation, it is a matter of claiming ...

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June 13, 2014

Opinion: The Dora Akunyili I knew and loved…

by Chimezie Amajama Her last service to the nation was her presence in the ongoing National Confab at Abuja. She ...

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June 11, 2014

Sad homecoming: Dora Akunyili’s body arrives Nigeria today

by Isi Esene Reports have it that the body of Dora Akunyili, the former NAFDAC DG, who died in India ...

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June 9, 2014

“I leave you with these words…”: Dora Akunyili’s last public speech (WATCH)

by Akan Ido – Before this speech at the Conference, Prof. Dora Akunyili was asked to sit due to her ...

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June 9, 2014

Bayo Oluwasanmi: Dora Akunyili was the light in our darkest hour

by Bayo Oluwasanmi Death is a topic that makes us uncomfortable. It brings us face to face with our own ...

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June 8, 2014

Saatah Nubari: Dora Akunyili, I should write for you

by Saatah Nubari Where “men” felt silence was golden, you showed them that taking a stand was something you’ll never ...

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June 7, 2014

On her sick-bed, Dora was concerned about Nigeria’s challenges – Peter Obi

by Isi Esene Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has confirmed the death of Professor Dora Akunyili on behalf ...

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June 7, 2014

YNaija Editorial: In sickness or in health, Dora Akunyili is our hero

by Editorial team She had her faults… but there was no ambiguity in the way Nigerians felt about Dora this ...

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June 1, 2014

Opinion: APC, South East and the 2015 election

by Diana-Abasi Alphonsus Udoh But it is appalling that a Presidential or Vice Presidential material can not be found in a ...

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May 15, 2014

“God will grant me quick recovery” – Dora Akunyili opens up, thanks well wishers

by Isi Esene Former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians and other well ...

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May 10, 2014

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Dora Akunyili’s health deteriorates, to be flown abroad (Report)

by Zara Mustapha According to reports, ex-NAFDAC DG, Dora Akunyili has fallen seriously ill and is expected to be flown ...

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April 11, 2014

YNaija Editorial: In sickness or in health, Dora Akunyili is our hero

by Editorial team She had her faults… but there was no ambiguity in the way Nigerians felt about Dora this ...

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March 24, 2014

‘I am well now and ready for the National Confab’ – Dora Akunyili opens up on illness (Report)

by Akan Ido After months of speculation about Dr. Dora Akunyili’s health condition, the former Information Minister and NAFDAC Director ...

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January 25, 2014

Light Up Nigeria: Why skin bleaching is suddenly back in the mainstream (YNaija Long Read)

by Eromo Egbejule Eromo Egbejule investigates why black is no longer beautiful Perhaps because manuals are too mainstream, Jamaican dancehall ...

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January 18, 2014

I’m not sick or hospitalised – Akunyili cries out

by Isi Esene Ex-NAFDAC boss, Dora Akunyili has denied reports that she is nursing an ailment in the United States saying ...

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January 18, 2014

‘She’s lost so much weight’: Ex-NAFDAC boss, Dora Akunyili ‘receiving treatment in the US’

by ‘Jola Sotubo All has been quiet recently on the Dora Akunyili front and according to reports, this is because ...

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April 22, 2013

Former NAFDAC boss, Dora Akunyili receives the ‘2013 Healthcare Foundation Leadership Award’ in the US

by Rachel Ogbu Former Minister of Information and former Director-General of the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration ...

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