Olawoyin Oladeinde

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BBC’s Pidgin Service Targets Africa’s Teeming Youth, Women

As President Muhammadu Buhari's aircraft taxied along the runway of the Abuja International Airport on Saturday, a presenter at one of Nigeria's popular Pidgin radio stations announced to his listeners: "The president don show." This Pidgin expression translates to "The president is back," an explanation that Nigeria's president has returned…

OLUBADAN OF IBADANLAND, HIGH CHIEF SALIU ADETUNJI, AT HIS  RESIDENCE, POPOYEMOJA IN IBADAN WEDNESDAY (20/1/16).
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Ibadan to have 32 smaller ‘Obas’ while Olubadan remains paramount ruler

The Oyo State capital, Ibadan, may soon have a total of 32 traditional rulers (Obas), if a report submitted to the state government on Friday becomes law. The report was put together as recommendations by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the review of the existing 1957 Declaration of Olubadan…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

I still want to meet Saraki – Young inventor who overcame dyslexia

A 19-year old, Tobi Ayanwoye, who overcame dyslexia to build electrical appliances says he is still eager to meet Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Speaking to our correspondent, Mr. Ayanwoye , who had in a PREMIUM TIMES' exclusive report narrated how he overcame dyslexia as a child, said his vision…

Lagos state on map

Lagos second least liveable city in the world — Report

Lagos is the least liveable city in the world after Damascus, a city in war-torn Syria, an annual survey has shown. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2017 Global Liveability Report, a decade of declines in the ease of living has now stabilised, although a number of cities have suffered…

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MURIC condemns attack on EFCC office

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called for a strong response to the attack on officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at its headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday. The organisation also urged all arms of the Nigerian security agencies to unveil the identity of the hoodlums and…

NNPC Headquarters, Abuja [Photo Credit: Thisday]

‎Nigeria announces reduction of cost of production of crude to $23

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said it has reduced the cost of crude oil production to $23 per barrel from $ 78 per barrel as of August 2015. The reduction, the corporation said, represents a 70.5 per cent fall. A statement Wednesday by Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC spokesperson, quoted…

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95% of Nigerians indulge in bribery – NBS

An overwhelming percentage of Nigerians will accept a bribe when offered or pay a bribe when demanded the Nigerian Corruption Survey 2017 published by the National Bureau for Statistics (NBS) has revealed. The survey published on Wednesday showed that only 5.3 per cent of Nigerians will either refuse to pay…

NCC Headquarters

Nigerian telecoms sector attracts $68 billion Foreign Direct Investment – NCC

The Nigerian telecoms sector has attracted $68 billion to the economy in Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, said Tuesday. The NCC Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Umar Dambatta, said this at a sensitisation workshop in Lagos, The Nation newspaper reported. Mr. Dambatta, who spoke on code of corporate…

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Lagos to record decline in airline reservations – Study

Between August and December 2017, there will be 16 per cent fewer airline seats on domestic routes to and from Lagos, a study has revealed. An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, a research platform, reveals that the city…

FILE PHOTO: Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN(middle)flanked by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Afam Power Plc, Engr. Olumide Noah Obademi (2nd right), Hon. Member House of the Rivers State House of Assembly ,  Promise Chisom Dike (left) , Deputy to the Paramount Ruler,  Okolima Ndoki Afam Community, Oyigbo LGA, Chief Peter Josiah JP(right) and others  as he speaks with journalists shortly after inspecting the various sections and projects within Afam Power Plc in  Afam, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday 8, June 2017.

Nigeria’s current electricity generating capacity is 6,803 MW — Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday said power generation and transmission in the country had improved. A communique issued at the 18th monthly power sector and stakeholders meeting in Kano, chaired by Mr. Fashola, said power generation improved beyond what was recorded in 2016. "As…

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Ace social critic Olanrewaju Adepoju visually impaired, needs N7 million for surgery

Ace Yoruba broadcaster and social critic, Olanrewaju Adepoju, is now visually impaired. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the ‘Ewi’ exponent also needs N7 million to restore his sight. Mr. Adepoju, who was part of pro-democracy struggles in the days of the military, needs the fund for an eye operation in India.…

Buhari strikes a pose with Lai Mohammed, Femi Adeshina, Garba Shehu, Abike Dabiri in new photo

I don’t know who’s paying Buhari’s medical bill in London – Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday said that he has no idea who foots the medical bill of the president. Mr. Adesina said this when he appeared on a Channels Television talk show, Politics Today, monitored by our correspondent. Mr. Buhari…

FROM LEFT: A retired Maj.-Gen. in the British Army, Dickie Davis; Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Idiat Adebile; Formal President Olusegun Obasanjo; and Director of Brenthurst Foundation, MR Greg Mills, at the launch of a book titled: “Making Africa Work”, in Lagos on Wednesday (2/8/17).
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Why I head-hunted Okonjo-Iweala to become finance minister – Obasanjo

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said some of the projects that constituted the Paris Club debt were dubious and fraudulent. Mr. Obasanjo also explained why he headhunted Nigeria's immediate past finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who also held that role during his administration. He made this known in his…

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Why Kwara won’t use card readers in council polls – Electoral Commission

The Kwara lndependent Electoral Commission has said that it would not use card readers for the November 4 council polls in the state. The commission’ s chairman, AbdulRahman Ajidagba, made this known at a meeting with representatives of registered political parties in his office in Ilorin on Friday. The chairmanship…

DG NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami [Photo credit: nitda.gov.ng]

NITDA wins outstanding govt agency award

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Friday emerged the outstanding government agency of the year at the Titans of Technology awards in Lagos. The award is an annual event organised to celebrate organisations, institutions and individuals at the forefront of ICT adoption and usage in Nigeria. The 12th…

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Govt. denies outbreak of ‘mystery” disease In Kwara

The Kwara State Government on Friday denied a report that an outbreak of a mystery illness had claimed 70 lives in Oro-Ago in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. Suleiman Alege, the State’s Commissioner for Health, said the report is a mere rumour as the ministry has no confirmed…

FROM LEFT: A retired Maj.-Gen. in the British Army, Dickie Davis; Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Idiat Adebile; Formal President Olusegun Obasanjo; and Director of Brenthurst Foundation, MR Greg Mills, at the launch of a book titled: “Making Africa Work”, in Lagos on Wednesday (2/8/17).
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Why Nigeria has not experienced military coup since 1999 – Obasanjo

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has explained why Nigeria has not experienced military intervention in its democratic journey since 1999. Mr. Obasanjo gave the insight in a book titled “Making Africa Work”, launched recently in Victoria Island, Lagos. The book was co-authored by the former president and three others…

Peter Obi speaking in Lagos at the annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP.

How China, Turkey left Nigeria behind – Peter Obi

A former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, on Thursday provided insight to how countries with similar challenges as Nigeria fixed their economies and left Africa's most populous nation behind. He said Nigeria needs to embark on aggressive savings to return to growth pattern and sustain it. He was speaking in…

Obafemi Awolowo

‎Awolowo “may not succeed as councillor‎” in present day Nigeria – Don

A Nigerian professor, Akin Onigbinde, has said that Nigeria needs to restructure its governance system to ensure economic sustainability, saying the system will not allow good leaders to emerge. "If Awolowo were to run under the present government, he may not succeed as councillor," he added. Mr. Onigbinde made this…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: The Nation]

Nigeria appoints 21 new federal permanent secretaries (FULL LIST)

The Acting President, Yemi Osibanjo, has approved the appointment of new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. This was contained in a release signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita. The new appointees were selected after a rigorous interview process. The statement further…

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Nigeria foreign reserves reach $31.22 billion, first time in 2 years

Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves rose to $31.22 billion, data from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, have shown. According to the data obtained from the apex bank Wednesday, the increase represents the first in about 2 years. The nation's reserves have been affected by the ripple effects of the economic…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: Ventures Africa]

How ‘self-serving’ Sharia could have become disaster for Nigeria – Obasanjo

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has given an insight into how his handling of the sharia law introduced in some states of the north during his administration averted a disaster for Nigeria. The insight is contained in a book titled “Making Africa Work”, co-authored by the former president with…

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A day Lagos mob killed two, four suspected kidnappers lynched to death in Taraba

A day after two suspected kidnappers were killed by a mob in Lagos, four suspected kidnappers were also killed in Taraba. The Taraba Police Command on Wednesday confirmed that four suspected kidnappers were killed by a mob at Tella in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba. The spokesperson of the…

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Mobil Nigeria changes name to 11 Plc

Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc has changed its name to 11 Plc, an official has said. A notice dated August 8, posted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, and signed by Godstime Iwenekhai, Acting Head, Listings Regulation Department, said the company has since obtained a new Certificate of Incorporation from the…

Mr. Falana speaking in Lagos on Wednesday at the launch of a report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, titled "From Darkness to Darkness: How Nigerians are paying the price for corruption in the electricity sector."

Ignore FG, generate, distribute your own electricity, Falana challenges state govts

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on state governments to challenge the laws restricting them from generating electricity in their states. Mr. Falana made the call in Lagos on Wednesday at the launch of a report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, titled "From Darkness to Darkness:…