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. You may connect with Oladeinde on twitter (@Ola_deinde), Facebook (Oladeinde Olawoyin)

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A photograph showing Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose on the ground after he was attacked with tear gas and beaten by security operatives

SATIRE SATURDAY: Isn’t Ekiti treasury in ‘severe pain’, already?

Penultimate Wednesday, about three days before the Ekiti gubernatorial election held, Ayodele Fayose, the garrulous governor of Ekiti State, broke the internet when clips of him shedding tears surfaced online. In the clip, which had gone viral before noon that Wednesday, the man who loved to be addressed as “Peter…

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INTERVIEW: How Wasiu Ayinde Marshal betrayed me – Iyanda Sawaba

Veteran Fuji musician, Isiaka Iyanda Sawaba, popularly known as “Easy Sawaba”, was in the 1970s and 1980s a force to reckon with in Fuji music. In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Oladeinde Olawoyin, the musician narrates how the acclaimed king of Fuji music, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, betrayed him after…

Entrance of a VIO Office at Anthony-Onigbongbo, Lagos

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud and how officials dupe applicants (1)

“In Nigeria, with the right (amount of) money, anybody can drive,” the officer said in hushed tone, grinning, his hands in the pockets of his trouser as he led this reporter into the open space that is the compound of the WEMA-Apata office of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),…

More MDAs violate audit law under Buhari than previous govts – Nigeria’s Auditor-General

More ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have refused to submit their accounts for review since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office, an official report shows. The poor compliance of MDAs to Nigerian laws on submission of accounts is worse in each of Mr Buhari’s first two years in office than any…

Former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala [Photo credit: Instagram]

Okonjo-Iweala appointed into Twitter board

A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who served in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick as new independent directors with immediate effect, Twitter said Thursday. According to the…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: adelove.com)

Excess Crude Account is illegal, Nigeria’s Auditor-General warns

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, has advised the Nigerian government to legalise its continuous maintenance of the Excess Crude Account, ECA. The remarks were contained in the recently released annual report of the Auditor-General for the Federation on the accounts of the Federation of Nigeria for the year…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun (Photo Credit: Chronicle.ng)

#AdeosunGate Timeline: What has happened so far

On July 7, PREMIUM TIMES published an exclusive report which detailed how Nigeria’s minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme organised by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. This paper also exposed how the minister forged an exemption certificate many years…

A Nestle factory

Nestle MD appointed vice president of NECA

Nestlé Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mauricio Alarcon, has been appointed second Vice President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA). A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the company’s communication unit Tuesday afternoon said the announcement was made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association in…

President Muhammadu Buhari with Lauretta Onochie, Lai Mohammed, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu and Abike Dabiri (Photo Credit: QED)

SATIRE SATURDAY: Between Buhari’s aides and presidential ‘AIDS’

While an undergraduate at the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, one basic (textbook) principle of reporting I learnt as a journalism student was that a few things said by an aide could be reported to have been said by his or her principal. It becomes a no-brainer if such aide works…

Why we’re shutting down Agbara plant in Nigeria – P&G

A leading FMCG (Fast-moving Consumer goods) in the Nigerian market, Procter & Gamble (P&G), has provided a reason for deciding to shut down its Agbara plant. The firm said the decision is to restructure its Nigerian operation. The company in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Thursday morning said it…

Front from Left: Yetunde Oni, Ag Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control; Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Ag President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; George Nassar, Managing Director, P&G Nigeria; Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor, Ogun State and Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Ogun State at the site tour and commissioning of P&G's new Always line. [Photo credit: Financial Nigeria]

EXCLUSIVE: P&G to shut down $300 million Nigeria production plant, one year after launch

About a year after commissioning its largest Nigerian plant, Procter & Gamble (P&G) is set to shut the plant. The leading FMCG (Fast-moving Consumer goods) is set to shut the production plant situated in Agbara Industrial Estate, Ogun State, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The company expanded its footprint in Nigeria…

The Saliu Obodo road,at Oke-ira nla, Ajah

INVESTIGATION: How Lagos lawmakers abandon multimillion naira constituency projects despite funding

On October 7, 2014, Ganiyu Solomon, then minority whip of the Nigerian Senate, gathered local chiefs, his constituents, and party members at the Ikorodu Town Hall in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Amidst pomp and party sloganeering, artisans, party chieftains and other appendages of power danced, sang and hailed Mr Solomon to…

President Buhari in Jos

SATIRE SATURDAY: Like Buhari’s ‘body language’, prayers don’t build a nation

While an undergraduate at the Polytechnic Ibadan, Adeseun Ogundoyin Campus, Eruwa, Oyo State, between 2006 and 2008, there were a number of times reports of suspected herders’ attacks on innocent commuters plying the Ibadan-Eruwa road filtered into town. The pattern of the attacks then was that the suspected herders (believed…

Ghastly accident in Lagos; many feared killed, vehicles burnt. [Photo credit: PREMIUM TIMES]

DEVELOPING STORY: Several vehicles burnt as petrol tanker catches fire in Lagos

There has been a ghastly accident in Lagos caused by a petrol tanker. The petrol tanker went up in flames close to the Otedola Jubilee Estate on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. "A petrol tanker was trying to overtake another vehicle and the petrol laden tank broke off from the back of…

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

SATIRE SATURDAY: Dear Ajimobi, shall we discuss other Tajus?

Last February, I was in Ibadan the Oyo State capital for a function and a few well-meaning residents demanded I did a story on the plight of young kids littering the streets of the city––from Ode-Aje through Oranyan to Oja’ba all the way to Gege and Born-photo and beyond. Although…

Total - Akoka

Oily Water: Weeks after Premium Times report, Lagos govt shuts Total filling station

The Lagos State Government on Friday sealed Total Filling Station located at St. Finbarr’s College road, Akoka, over alleged pollution of water sources used by residents in the community. The shutdown order is coming about six weeks after PREMIUM TIMES reported how residents were exposed to hazards arising from water…

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Tragedy as truck consignment falls on vehicles in Lagos

Parts of the consignment of a truck conveying wood have just fallen on vehicles around Ojuelegba area of Lagos State, PREMIUM TIMES has gathered. Our correspondent gathered that the tragic incident happened Tuesday night around Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos. Although the casualty figure is yet to be ascertained, PREMIUM TIMES…

Hafsat Abiola-Costello

JUNE 12: Abiola-Costello denies attacking Obasanjo, others

Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of late Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12 1993 presidential election, has dissociated herself from an article being circulated online in which disparaging remarks were made against certain individuals. In a statement on Monday, Mrs Abiola-Costello, a gender rights activist, said she never authored the…

Nigerian President,Muhammadu Buhari in a Presidential campaign rally in 2015

SATIRE SATURDAY: Who actually funded Buhari’s 2015 campaign?

A fundamental aspect of Nigeria’s party politics and, by extension, her democratic culture that we seem less concerned about is the funding mechanism put in place by political parties to finance party activities and promote their candidates. With our politics and party administration system largely shrouded in needless opacity, there…

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Malabu Scandal: How Etete bought luxury Dubai properties with funds

A leak of private property data in Dubai has shed new light on how the proceeds of a notorious $1.3 billion oil deal involving Shell may have been spent on luxury villas in the secretive Arab Emirate. PREMIUM TIMES' UK partner, Finance Uncovered, has discovered the name of former Nigerian…

Collapsed Mokwa-Jebba bridge temporarily fixed

Collapsed Mokwa-Jebba bridge temporarily fixed

Vehicular traffic on the Mokwa-Jebba road has eased following the temporary fixing of the Mowo bridge after it collapsed on Saturday night. The temporary solution on the collapsed bridge occurs less than 24 hours after the works minister, Babatunde Fashola, pledged to ensure a palliative is put in place for…

Moshood Abiola

SATIRE SATURDAY: ‘President’ M.K.O Abiola, ‘Barrister’ Dino Melaye and all that

The declaration on June 6 by President Muhammadu Buhari that the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) be conferred on the late business mogul, Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, has caused ripples in the polity in the last few days. The pronouncement, quite expectedly, has divided analysts since it surfaced…

U.S attack drones [Photo: Sputnik International]

U.S. Consulate trains women, students on drone technology

The United States Consulate General in Lagos in collaboration with Baltimore-based Global Air Media, on Tuesday concluded a two-day drone technology workshop for students and women. The training was held at the Cedar STEM & Entrepreneurship Hub, and American Corner at Co-Creation Hub (CCHUB), both in Yaba, Lagos, on Monday…

Mustapha Akanbi

NSCIA eulogises Mustapha Akanbi, condoles with family

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Tuesday condoled with the family of the late pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Commission, Mustapha Akanbi. In a statement signed by Salisu Shehu, the Deputy Secretary-General of the NSCIA, the apex Islamic body described the demise of…

Police parade 75-year-old man and other robbery suspects

Falana condemns media parade of crime suspects

A human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, on Tuesday condemned the practice of parading suspects in alleged criminal cases before the media. Mr Falana spoke in Lagos at a civil society roundtable programme on Administration of Criminal Justice Act and Abolition of Stay of Proceedings in Criminal Trials. The…