Olawoyin Oladeinde

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Ayinde Barrister [Photo: Thenet.net]

INTERVIEW: Why Fuji can never produce another Barrister – Odeyemi, late singer’s publicist

Dayo Odeyemi is publicist to the late Fuji star, Sikiru Ayinde (Barrister or Barry Wonder), who died on December 16, 2010. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Oladeinde Olawoyin, he speaks on the state of Fuji music seven years after Barrister's death, how the artiste could be well celebrated, why…

Nigerian Law School graduate, Amasa Firdaus

Hijab Controversy: Affected law graduate, Amasa Firdaus, speaks

The Nigerian Law School graduate denied access to the venue of the call to the bar ceremony earlier this week says her demand remains the need to grant approval for the use of hijab among Muslim law graduates. Firdaus Amasa, a graduate of the University of Ilorin, had been denied…

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

Ambode names park after ex-governors, lauds their achievements

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday described three of his predecessors as architects of the state who contributed immensely its transformation. Mr. Ambode made this known while naming a recreational park after the three former governors in Ikeja, the stage capital. The park, located at Alausa in Ikeja,…

Scene of the incident and cars being burnt

21 vehicles, five motorcycles burnt in Lagos tanker explosion

At least 21 vehicles and five motorcycles were burnt on Wednesday in Lagos after a tanker laden with petroleum product had exploded. Confirming the incident, Kehinde Adebayo, the spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, however, said no life was lost in the incident. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that…

Pic.14. Transportation Minister inspects Lagos-Ibadan Rail project

Christmas: Nigerian govt acquires new locomotives, coaches to ease rail transport

The Nigerian government will soon commission two rail locomotives and 10 coaches to ease transport among Nigerians ahead of the Yuletide celebration. The minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, made this known on Tuesday in Papalantoro, Ogun State. Mr. Amaechi spoke with journalists during a tour of the Federal Government rail…

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Capital project funding for 2017 budget rises to 50 per cent

The Nigerian government on Monday said it released N1.2 trillion to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government for implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, gave the figure during a meeting with a delegation of about 30 investors from France in…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

How Abacha died a day before effecting plans to shut Punch newspaper

The late military dictator, Sanni Abacha, died a day before effecting his plans to shut down The Punch newspapers, a former chair of the paper, Ajibola Ogunshola, has said. Mr. Ogunshola made this known in his introductory remarks at a public lecture delivered by a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria,…

Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji

New Ibadan kings threaten to dethrone ‎Olubadan

The new kings embroiled in chieftaincy controversies with the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Saliu Adetunji, on Monday threatened to dethrone the monarch. The 21 kings were installed by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi in August. Their installation was, however, rejected by the Olubadan, who threatened to pursue the matter…

Oba Rilwon Akiolu

I never said Benin owned Lagos – Oba Akiolu

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday said he never said that the Benin people owned Lagos. The monarch spoke in Victoria Island, Lagos, at the launch of “Defend the Defenseless”, a book written by Arese Carrington, wife of a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington. Mr. Akiolu…

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Ex-U.S. Ambassador Carrington urges Nigerian govt to address women marginalisation, poverty

A former United States ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, on Monday said Nigeria needs to address the marginalisation of women and the poor to attain sustainable development. Mr. Carrington made this known in Victoria Island, Lagos, while delivering a lecture at the launch of ‘Defend the Defenseless’, a book written…

South-West Governors

South-West governors push for common ground on constitutional amendment

Governors of southwest states on Tuesday announced their decision to take uniform stance on various issues proposed for deliberation in the constitutional amendment as they affect the Yoruba nation. The governors made their position known after a meeting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday.  Present at the meeting are governors…

Air Peace

Three flights delayed every hour by Nigerian airlines between July and September

Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria delayed an average 89 flights daily between July and September 2017, according to official figures. This implies that at least three flights were delayed every hour by domestic airlines every day for those three months. The airlines recorded 8,173 cases of delayed flights between July…

Nigerian oil company, Oando. [Photo credit: Guardian Newspaper]

UPDATED: SEC writes Oando again, orders firm to open doors to forensic auditors from Wednesday

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, on Tuesday announced its resolve to commence the forensic audit of Oando Plc. The development came few days after the suspension of the former Director-General of the Commission, Munir Gwarzo, under controversial circumstances. Suspended alongside Mr. Gwarzo were two officials of the regulatory commission,…

Naira Notes

Nigerian govt generated over N1 trillion from American businesses in 2016 — Report

The Nigerian government generated a total of N1 trillion from American businesses in Nigeria in 2016, the American Business Council, ABC, said on Tuesday. The details was contained in a report presented by the ABC in Ikoyi, Lagos, titled "Nigeria Economic Impact Survey." The report, put together by the ABC…

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Moody’s identifies constraints, strengths to Nigeria’s credit profile

Nigeria's credit profile is constrained by the continued exposure of the sovereign balance sheet to shocks, weak institutions and elevated deficits, Moody's Investors Service has said. According to the rating agency's annual report, Nigeria's credit strengths include the large size of its economy and robust medium-term growth prospects supported by…

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World AIDS Day: Stakeholders deliberate on stigmatisation of people living with HIV

Stakeholders in the health sector on Monday called for more sensitisation of the public on the need to stop stigmatisation of people living with HIV/AIDS. The participants, including health experts, spoke at the World AIDS day event organised by the Public Affairs Section of the United States’ Consulate General, Lagos.…

Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji

Ibadan chieftaincy review reversible – Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji, says the controversial chieftaincy reform under which the Oyo State government enthroned 21 new kings is reversible. A statement by the monarch’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Adeola Oloko, said the monarch dismissed the Oyo State Government's position that the reform was irreversible,…

A picture showing oil exploration in Nigeria. [Photo credit: Information Nigeria]

ANALYSIS: Renewable energy, NNPC and Nigeria’s oily future

In July 2017, members of an oil exploration crew working for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, were ambushed and abducted by Boko Haram armed insurgents near Jibi Village in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State. At least 27 people died in the attack after rescue efforts by soldiers…

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Eid Maulud: Dogara, Amosun, Obaseki, others felicitate with Muslims

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with Nigerian Muslims as they join other believers globally to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. In a statement issued by his special adviser on media and public affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker enjoined the Muslim faithful to continue…

Opec meeting

Nigeria may adjust budget projection as OPEC caps country’s oil output

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, on Thursday agreed to cap the combined output of Nigeria and Libya at 2017 levels not above 2.8 million bpd. Reuters reports that a joint OPEC and non-OPEC communique issued after its meeting in Vienna said the next meeting in June 2018 would…

Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Daily Mail]

Aero accident, others caused by mostly human errors — Accident Bureau

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, on Wednesday said human error caused some of the air mishaps recorded in the Nigerian airspace in the recent past. The Commissioner, AIB, Akin Olateru, made this known while presenting four more air accident reports to the public on Wednesday. The bureau had in the…

OPEC [PHOTO CREDIT: Zero Hedge]

OPEC meets today to take crucial decision that’ll affect Nigeria, Libya

Nigeria may have to amend its 2018 budget proposals following reported moves by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to cap the country’s oil output at 1.8 million barrels per day.   Reuters reported that OPEC will debate whether to cap oil output from Nigeria and Libya, which have…

Lagos, Rapid Response Squad (RRS)

Bank robbers can’t operate for hours in Lagos again –Police Chief

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, on Tuesday said there can never be hours-long bank robbery operations in the state again. Mr. Imohimi said this at a meeting organised by the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, NOPRIN, at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The meeting was put…

NNPC TOWERS

Nigera’s oil revenue exceeds 2017 benchmark by 18 per cent – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says oil revenue in the first ten months of the year exceeded the 2017 budget oil benchmark of $44.50 per barrel by 18 per cent. Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC’s spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Monday. Mr. Ughamadu said that the corporation’s Group…

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Why Nigerians must pay higher electricity tariff

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said payment of high electricity tariffs is inevitable for Nigerian electricity users. Mr. Osinbajo said this while speaking at the Sixth Presidential Business Forum held at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. A statement signed by Laolu Akande, the vice president’s…