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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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Saraki loses third local government

Senate President Bukola Saraki has lost the third local government in his senatorial district. Mr Saraki polled 13, 013 votes in Ilorin South local government and his closest rival, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, polled 26,331 votes. The number of accredited voters was put at 41, 921 while valid votes were 40,112. With…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

JUST IN: Buhari floors Atiku in Saraki, Kwara governor’s local govts

Senate President Bukola Saraki failed to deliver his local government to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in Saturday presidential election. Similarly, the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, also failed to deliver his own local government to the PDP presidential candidate. Mr Saraki hails from…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC Caucus meeting today

Buhari in early lead in Kwara; wins in eight out of nine LGAs

President Muhammadu Buhari is in an early lead across Kwara State as results of Saturday's presidential election begin to trickle in Sunday evening. Mr Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, is edging his closest rival and former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. From results…

At Polling Unit 005/006 Agbaji Quarters, Ajikobi Ward, Ilorin West LGA, Senate President, Bukola Saraki casts his vote

Saraki loses another local govt

Senate President Bukola Saraki has yet again lost the Ilorin East Local Government to his closest rival, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, of the All Progressives Congress. Mr Saraki, candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, polled 14, 654 while Mr Oloriegbe polled 30, 014. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Saraki lost Asa…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Saraki loses in one of four local governments

Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki lost one of the four local governments in the Kwara Central Senatorial District in Saturday's National Assembly elections. Mr Saraki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost to APC's Ibrahim Oloriegbe. There are four local governments in the senatorial district including Asa, Ilorin West,…

Voters on voting line

Jubilant’ kids hit Ilorin streets, scream ‘O to ge’

Some jubilant kids Saturday evening hit the major streets of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, screaming 'O to ge!' (enough is enough). The kids are said to be supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. 'O to ge' is the campaign slogan of the APC in Kwara…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Saraki sweeps own polling unit for PDP

Senate President Bukola Saraki won Saturday's senatorial election in his polling unit in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state. Similarly, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, also won in the Mr Saraki's polling unit. The unit is PU005, Agbaji ward of Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State.…

voters standing in queue

At Saraki’s polling unit, late arrival of materials worry voters

Voters at the polling unit of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, decried the delay in the arrival of INEC officials and voting materials Saturday. The unit is located in Agbaji quarters in Kwara State capital, Ilorin. According to the electoral commission's guidelines, the poll for the Presidential/Senatorial elections opens at…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

At Saraki’s polling unit, late arrival of materials worry voters

Voters at the polling unit of Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki, decried the delay in the arrival of INEC officials and voting materials Saturday. The unit is located in Agbaji quarters in Kwara State capital, Ilorin. According to the electoral commission's guidelines, the poll for the presidential/senatorial polls of Saturday…

Voters awaiting electoral officials and voting materials in Adewole Secondary School

Elections: INEC officials arrive late in many parts of Ilorin

Major polling units in Ilorin, Kwara State Capital, recorded late arrival of election officials and voting materials Saturday morning, a random check by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. Our correspondent who went around the capital city in the early hours of election day reports that officials have remained conspicuously absent in…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Presidential Election: How battleground states may be won and lost

While the economy remains a dominant factor for voters across the country, candidates are conscious of subtle peculiarities in battleground states. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has been acting lately like a challenger who feels he has enough momentum to upset President Muhammadu Buhari at…

ExxonMobil used to illustrate the story

Nigeria orders oil multinationals to pay nearly $20 billion in taxes

The Nigerian government has ordered a number of non-Nigerian oil and gas companies to pay nearly $20 billion in taxes. Reuters news agency reported Thursday that the move could deter investment in Africa's largest economy. Quoting industry and government sources, the news medium said the taxes are allegedly owed to…

Oumar_seydi_ifc_director_sub-saharan-africa(Photo Credit: Jeune Afrique)

Gates Foundation announces new Africa Director

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday announced Cheikh Oumar Seydi as the new Africa Director. A statement on Thursday said Mr Seydi joins at a critical time for the foundation’s work in Africa. A Senegalese national, he joins the Gates Foundation from the World Bank Group’s International Finance…

APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu briefing State House Correspondents

FOR THE RECORD: What Bola Tinubu said at Lagos APC meeting on Valentine’s Day

A leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, addressed party members at a crowded public meeting of APC supporters in Lagos last Thursday. The address has, however, become controversial following reports in the media suggesting that the former Lagos State governor boasted that he stole public funds and…

Bola Tinubu

Tinubu denies allegation of vote-buying; says ‘leaked audio’ handiwork of mischief makers

A former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday refuted reports alleging that he boasted that he stole public funds and plans to induce voters with money. Mr Tinubu, the acclaimed national Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said his statement was misinterpreted to paint him in…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: Will Saraki survive the “O to ge” revolt in Kwara Central?

As Nigerians go to the now postponed polls, observers in and outside Kwara State are particularly interested in knowing what becomes the political fate of Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki. A scion of the Saraki dynasty, Mr Saraki is contesting the Kwara Central Senatorial seat on the platform of the…

Bola Tinubu

Again, Tinubu attacks Obasanjo

A former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, on Saturday attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the former president was Nigeria's greatest "election rigger". The former Lagos governor spoke Saturday afternoon at the presidential rally of the ruling…

CELLULOID: Unveiling Fadeyi Oloro, the known gunman

"Suke," that's the old man's trademark refrain, often said after a life has just been cut short. In the world of Fadeyi Oloro, no life is too important to be taken away from the owner, with or without consent. For his dexterity as a disciple of the grim reaper, Fadeyi…

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka,

Obasanjo’s govt knew, protected, rewarded those who murdered Bola Ige – Soyinka

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday alleged that the Olusegun Obasanjo administration 'protected' those who murdered Nigeria’s former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Bola Ige. Mr Soyinka, playwright and social critic, made this known in a statement on Tuesday titled “Trivialise Corruption, Neutralise Justice”, issued…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

NNPC to begin search for oil in Benue trough – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will soon begin a deeper search for oil and gas in the Benue Trough. Mr Buhari said this is the next step following the commencement of drilling in the Kolmani River area, located within Bauchi and Gombe states. According to…

The Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan

Tech-U matriculates new students, to appoint Professors of Practice

The Vice-Chancellor of the First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, Ayobami Salami, on Wednesday announced plans by the university to appoint professors of practice to join its growing faculty. Mr Salami, a professor, made this known during the university’s second matriculation ceremony and investiture of its university scholars. Addressing the audience,…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Group commends disbursement of Abacha loot

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a civic group, has commended the Nigerian government for its utilisation of the $322.5 million tranche of the Abacha loot repatriated from Switzerland. The Executive Director of the organisation, David Ugolor, gave the commendation at a three-day media workshop organised for…

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his vice, Peter Obi on "The Candidates". [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Peter Obi]

FACT-CHECK: How true were claims made by Atiku, Obi at #TheCandidates?

On Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, featured on The Candidates, a live television town hall hosted by Kadaria Ahmed. He was joined by his running mate, Peter Obi. Mr Abubakar, former Nigeria's vice president, and Mr Obi, a former governor of Anambra…

Female students in Hijab used to illustrate the story.

Hijab: Group threatens to shut down Lagos over alleged assault of female students

The Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit, has threatened to mobilise millions of its members to shut down Lagos State if harassment of students wearing hijab persists in the state. The Amirah (female head) of the MSSN Lagos, Basheerah Majekodunmi, made this known Thursday at a…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), delivering his speech during the presentation of the Y2018 Budget Estimates to the House, at the Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, December 11, 2017.

Lagos lawmakers want Ambode sacked, summon governor

There was a new twist to the lingering crisis between the Lagos State House of Assembly and the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday as some lawmakers called for his removal from office. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that members of the state assembly Monday evening called for Mr Ambode's sack over…