Olawoyin Oladeinde

Oladeinde Olawoyin reports Business & Economy, Development and Lagos Metro at PREMIUM TIMES. A First Class graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, he was nominated in the journalism category of The Future Awards Africa in 2017. Aside maintaining a column titled ‘SATURDAY SATIRE’, he also writes art and culture pieces on weekends. Twitter: @Ola_deinde

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At 2:47pm PU4, Ward 6, Epiie lll, Yenegoa, Bayelsa APC agent has just distrupted on going election and also attacked presiding officer.

Thugs invade Bayelsa polling unit, cart away thumb printed ballot papers

Some thugs have invaded a polling unit in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital, carting away voting materials. The thugs invaded the PU 020, Ward 05, Etegwe Primary School, Yenagoa, at about 4:21pm on Saturday. PREMIUM TIMES reporter who witnessed the violent invasion reports that the thugs, about 20 in number,…

PU10, Ward 6 Fangi Primary School, Yenegoa LG, Bayelsa

#BayelsaDecides (LIVE UPDATES): Official results from Polling Units, Wards

Voting has ended in some polling units in Bayelsa State where a governorship election is holding. PREMIUM TIMES has provided live updates of the election which was characterised by the late arrival of electoral materials, violence, and intimidation of voters. The electoral commission, INEC, has had to cancel the election…

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

BayelsaDecides (LIVE UPDATES), APC, PDP, 43 others vie for governorship

The people of Bayelsa, South-south Nigeria, go to the polls today to elect a new governor. A total of 45 political parties are taking part in the election to govern the oil-rich state. The contest is, however, expected to be between David Lyon of the APC and Duoye Diri of…

Residents of Bayelsa

#BayelsaDecides: Residents express worry over security of lives

Ahead of Saturday's governorship poll in Bayelsa State, some residents have expressed worry over the state of security in different parts of the state. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in several interviews on Friday, the residents called on government and intelligence agencies to ensure the security of lives and property in…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan decries shooting, killings in Kogi, Bayelsa

A former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Thursday decried incidents of pre-election violence in Kogi and Bayelsa States ahead of Saturday governorship polls in both states. Mr Jonathan described the signals from both states as “disturbing”, adding that only electronic voting process can address issues of electoral violence in Nigeria.…

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SATIRE SATURDAY: Can we now POINTedly tell ‘Mr Governor’ that Lagos stinks?

For years, beginning primarily on the cusp of the millennium, Lagos has enjoyed a near-legendary reputation among Nigerians as our own under-recognised Eldorado. In informal conversations, among pseudo-elites and members of the free-readers association at the newsstand, Lagos is always referred to as that state where governance is elevated beyond…

This undated photo provided by Carleton University shows Pius Adesanmi. Adesanmi, a Nigerian professor with Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada, was one of the victims who died Sunday, March 10, 2019, when an Ehtiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia. (Josh Hotz/Courtesy of Carleton University via AP)

African Union, Carleton University partner to honour Pius Adesanmi

The Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, in partnership with the African Union and the Carnegie Corporation of New York would convene a continental forum on the role of the diaspora in higher education, research, and innovation in Africa. The programme is put together in honour of the late Nigerian…

Dangote Sugar Refinery [Photo Credit: Guardian Newspaper]

Dangote Sugar in merger talks with Savannah Sugar

Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has announced plans to merge with Savannah Sugar Company Limited. A disclosure notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange said the company’s board of directors recommended the business combination through a scheme of external restructuring. The restructuring, it said, would culminate in a merger. The notice,…

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono

SATIRE SATURDAY: In Praise of ‘Beske’, ‘Awara’ and Sabo Nanono’s N30 Buffet

Last month, Kano, by far Northern Nigeria’s most commercially important city, threw up one of Nigeria’s most heart-wrenching paradoxes. This time, the paradox was of the gloomiest shades, one which strikes at the heart of the official “un-governance” that is fast becoming a contemporary Nigerian reality. (To be sure, from…

Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian judge ‘prostrated’ before lawyer after ‘dirty deals’ involving bank

A judge in the Osun State judiciary, Justice S.O Falola, is presently in the eye of the storm over allegations of judicial misconduct, alleged conspiracy and involvement in a fraudulent scheme against Polaris Bank Limited, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Details of the alleged “fraudulent scheme” emerged in a counter-affidavit deposed to…

MALABU: Shell-and-Eni

MALABU: Jonathan’s bodyguard’s identity generates confusion in Italian Court

The identity of an alleged security aide to a former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, generated ripples at an Italian Court on Wednesday as hearing resumed on the controversial Malabu oil deal. Victor Nwafor - said to be a security aide of Mr Jonathan - was alleged to have informed a…

Convert Arik to National Carrier, AMCON MD tells Nigerian government

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru, has called on the Nigerian government to convert Arik air into a national carrier. Mr Kuru said his agency has retrieved Arik from the brink of collapse and restructured and positioned it on…

Late Pius Adesanmi candlelight tribute

Remains of Pius Adesanmi finally laid to rest

The late Nigerian thinker, scholar and literary critic, Pius Adesanmi, has been buried. Mr Adesanmi was buried on Saturday at the Capital Home and Cemetery, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Canada. Details of the burial were made public by an associate of the late writer, Nduka Otiono. Mr Otiono…

This undated photo provided by Carleton University shows Pius Adesanmi. Adesanmi, a Nigerian professor with Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada, was one of the victims who died Sunday, March 10, 2019, when an Ehtiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia. (Josh Hotz/Courtesy of Carleton University via AP)

Pius Adesanmi to be buried today

The late Nigerian thinker, scholar and literary critic, Pius Adesanmi, will be buried on Saturday, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Details made available to this newspaper showed that the remains of the renowned scholar will be laid to rest in Ottawa, Canada. Mr Adesanmi, a Nigerian-born Canadian scholar, died on March…

MTN Nigeria office

After backlash, MTN says USSD charge yet to start

Telecommunications giant, MTN, on Thursday said that the new charging model for USSD banking services has not gone into effect. A statement signed by Uto Ukpanah, the company secretary, said that the telecommunication firm is willing to collaborate with all stakeholders in the interest of their customers. The statement, sent…

Globacom

NCC approves Airtel’s move to disconnect Globacom network over debt

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted Airtel Networks Limited an approval to partially disconnect Globacom from its network. The regulatory agency said the approval was because of Globacom’s failure to settle interconnect debts. The partial disconnection will make it impossible for Glo subscribers to make calls to Airtel network.…

Moroccan Carrier

Moroccan aircraft makes emergency return to Lagos airport

A Royal Air Maroc flight with registration number CN-RNQ returned to the Lagos airport Sunday morning after the pilot discovered that the cargo door light flickered. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the pilot flying the B737-700 belonging to the airline immediately alerted the control tower after the discovery, requesting to return…

Seplat Oil

Seplat Oil set to acquire London-listed oil firm, Eland

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to buy Eland Oil & Gas Plc. The company made this known in a disclosure notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange and signed by Edith Onwuchekwa, the Company Secretary. Seplat is a leading Nigerian independent oil and…

NBS

States’ IGR rose in first half of 2019 — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics on Friday said that the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory generated N691.1 billion in the first half of 2019. The NBS in a report detailing the Internally Generated Revenue at State level for Q1-Q2 2019 the states witnessed an increase…

MC Oluomo

SATIRE SATURDAY: In defence of Mc Oluomo, Lagos anointed “Menthol”, By Oladeinde Olawoyin

Musiliu Ayinde Ayedaade Akinsanya (a.k.a Mc Oluomo) is a satirist’s delight, always. This is largely because his phenomenal growth and increasing influence in the overall scheme of things in our polity embody the paradox of the Nigerian condition. Penultimate weekend, he was again in the news as a footnote of…

Nigerian singer, Naira Marley.

FUJI NOTE: The Fuji in Naira Marley’s craze

The Naira Marley trilogy----Soapy, Opotoyi, and Am I a Yahoo Boy?---is a study in curious unification: it has that capacity to melt into one fanatic crowd, a herd of impenitent sinners and venturesome saints. And this unity is no respecter of geography; it exists in the club, the pub or…

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Court-ordered meeting forces Dangote Flour to postpone AGM

The management of Dangote Flour Mills on Friday announced the postponement of the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year ended December 2018. The postponement, the company said, was necessitated by a court order. Details of the new development were contained in a disclosure notice sent to the Nigerian…

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Financial Inclusion: Nigerian firm launches Eyowo to ease financial dealings

A Nigerian firm, Softcom, has launched an innovative payment solution product named Eyowo, which it says will revolutionise how people send, spend, save, receive and borrow money. The company said that Eyowo aims to provide simple, modern and reliable financial services to anyone with a phone number. This includes consumers,…

JPMorgan

MALABU SCANDAL: Court dismisses JP Morgan’s appeal to stop Nigeria from prosecuting it

The Royal Court of Justice on Tuesday unanimously dismissed banking giant JP Morgan's appeal against the Nigerian government over its role in the controversial Malabu scandal. According to civic campaigner, Barnaby Pace of Global Witness, who was at the court on Tuesday, the court took no view on the underlying…

Theophilus Danjuma

Danjuma retires as May & Baker Chair; wife appointed

May & Baker Nigeria Plc on Wednesday announced the retirement of Theophilus Danjuma as a director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company. The retirement, which took effect from the close of business on September 27, came against the background of the Board Meeting of the…