Ayo Okulaja

A Nigerian multimedia Journalist. He started his career with the trailblazing NEXT, then an detour to Channels TV. He now writes for PREMIUM TIMES.

Posts by Ayo Okulaja:

National Conference: South West leaders to push for “Yoruba Agenda”

The Yoruba Agenda demands a re-structuring of the Nigerian federation into regional autonomy or an outright dissolution of the federation (more…)

Lagos ruthless bulldozers roll into Badagry, leave 10,000 homeless

Residents describe the Lagos State government's silence on the demolition as complacency and conspiracy with the police (more…)

Jonathan asks court to dismiss suit seeking to stop him from contesting in 2015

Plaintiffs say president has served eight years in office (more…)

MKO Abiola’s wife, Doyin, to be arraigned for N500m fraud

Mrs. Abiola and three others are charged with misappropriating over N500million which allegedly affected their bank's liquidity (more…)

Femi Kuti gets 4th Grammy Award nomination

The Afro beat king has however vowed never to attend the awards again (more…)

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar

Police to establish own pension fund

The police is also embarking on a series of other welfare reforms (more…)


NACCIMA decries Central Bank’s year-long retention of 12% MPR

The NACCIMA also criticised the Nigerian government’s fertiliser policy. (more…)

Nigeria Stock Exchange

Fashola wants Nigerian Stock exchange renamed after Lagos

The exchange was formerly called Lagos Stock Exchange (more…)

Human rights commission inspects demolished slums in Lagos

The commission promised to return to Lagos. (more…)

Lagos 2060: The Ghost of Lagos’ Future

Short science fiction stories about Lagos are to be published. (more…)

Falana describes appointment of Police IG Abubakar, predecessors as illegal

The lawyer called for revival of Nigeria Police Council (more…)

Police, SSS helped Chime lock up wife for four months – Falana

The lawyer condemned security agencies relationship with politicians. A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has alleged that officials of the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Security Service, SSS, were involved in the four months 'detention' of Enugu State's First Lady, Clara Chime. Mr. Falana made the allegation…

Why APC must seek alliance with estranged PDP members – El-Rufai

The opposition leader also said age should not be a barrier to leadership. (more…)

Kogi governor’s drivers shunned FRSC trainings – Chidoka

The Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Osita Chidoka, has revealed that drivers of the Kogi State Governor refused to partake in the training of convoy drivers, two years after it commenced. Mr. Chidoka made this known on Thursday when he explained that the FRSC is investigating…

OPC leaders differ on proposed national conference

Factional leaders make counter suggestions (more…)

Judge faults Lagos for calling self “The State of Lagos”

The Judge says Lagos is wrong to refer to itself in that way when it is just one of the states in the Nigerian federation (more…)

Dangote more powerful than Jonathan, other African leaders — Forbes

Mr. Dangote's influence is growing in Africa and the world (more…)

Increased Crude Oil Theft: Don warns of Niger Delta cessation

The law professor spoke in Lagos on Thursday. (more…)

ASUU Strike: Jonathan appeals to lecturers to resume work

The President commended private university owners. President Goodluck Jonathan, while commissioning the Engineering College of Afe Babalola University (ABUA), a private institution in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Saturday, appealed to striking public university lecturers to call off their four-month old industrial action and resume classes. The Academic Staff Union…

Jonathan sacks Festus Odimegwu as Population Commission boss

Jonathan also replaces Prof. Nwabueze with Anya O. Anya as member of the National Conference Advisory Committee (more…)

Prof. Ben Nwabueze

Nwabueze blasts Jonathan for “inappropriately” nominating him to national conference committee

Eighty three-year old Ben Nwabueze has described his nomination to the 13-member national conference committee by President Goodluck Jonathan as inappropriate, stating that the appointment should be for a younger and healthier person. “It is an appointment for a younger person, not for an old man of 83 years afflicted…

Tunde Bakare backs Jonathan on national conference, tackles Tinubu

Mr. Bakare, "Nigerians have wept and prayed, marched and protested, the time has now come for us to take our destiny in our hand and we must get set to rebuild and reconstruct from region to region." Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Tunde Bakare, has welcomed the proposed…

Nigerians demand registration of Fela’s movement as political party

The annual event celebrates the memory and achievements of late singer, Fela (more…)

Fani-Kayode challenges Nigeria Aviation Minister to debate

Fani-Kayode says sector needs militant action (more…)

Tade Ipadeola to build library in memory of Kofi Awoonor with $100,000 Nigeria literature prize

Kofi Awoonor was among 69 people killed by terrorists in Kenya. (more…)