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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Innoson

Innoson Motors secures court order against GTBank over controversial debt

A Nigerian car manufacturing company claims it has obtained a court order that allows it to take control of one of the country's largest banks. Innoson Nigeria Limited on Friday said it obtained a writ of Fifa from the Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, against Guaranty Trust Bank…

A rescue team search for more victims from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02150/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

How to curb incessant building collapse in Lagos – Experts

The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) on Monday called on the Nigerian government to address the menace of building collapse and sub-standard construction across the country. Akinola George, National President of the guild, made this call at a press conference in Ikeja, Lagos State. The BCPG comprises professionals from seven…

A rescue team search for more victims from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02150/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Lagos Collapsed Building: 16 reported dead, 41 rescued

Rescue operation at the building that collapsed in Ita Faji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday has gotten to ground zero, an official has said. Although the official casualty is yet to be announced, an official involved in the rescue operation told PREMIUM TIMES 16 people have died while 41…

A child being rescued from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02149/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Lagos Building Collapse: Tension as residents insist more victims still trapped

Tension is currently on the rise in the Ita Faji area of Lagos as residents claim there are still victims trapped in the building that collapsed in the area Wednesday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the building caved in and killed many people, among them school children, with many others injured.…

Aliyu Abubakar

Malabu Scandal: Middleman who received $520 million appears before Italian Court

A principal suspect in the controversial Malabu oil scandal on Wednesday appeared as a witness before an Italian court in Milan. Abubakar Aliyu is alleged to have acted as a “middleman” for top officials of former President Goodluck Jonathan's administration in the long-running controversy. Mr Abubakar is being questioned in…

Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto Governorship: Tambuwal rejects INEC’s decision

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday rejected the verdict of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday's governorship election in the state. The governor also said he would seek legal redress over the yet to be concluded election. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the governorship election in the…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

UPDATED: Sokoto governorship election declared inconclusive

The governorship election held in Sokoto State on Saturday has been declared inconclusive. Announcing the result of the election around 2:55 Monday morning, Fatima Mukhtar, the INEC returning officer, said the number of valid votes were 987, 942, rejected votes was given as 30,082 while the total vote cast was…

Aminu Tambuwal

Tambuwal maintains lead, wins six additional LGAs

Sokoto State's Governor Aminu Tambuwal is maintaining his lead in the results of the governorship elections announced thus far in the state Sunday afternoon. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Tambuwal, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, won in five of the six local…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto Governorship: Tambuwal in early lead; wins 5 of 6 LGAs

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, is coasting home to victory in the results of the governorship elections announced thus far in the state Sunday afternoon. Mr Tambuwal, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won five of the six local governments results…

Aminu Tambuwal

Tambuwal wins polling unit with wide margin

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, won his polling unit in Saturday's governorship and state assembly elections held in the state. Mr Tambuwal, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is seeking reelection. He was sworn in as governor of the state in 2015, shortly after completing his term as…

Aliyu Wamakko

Wamakko wins polling unit

The senator representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, Aliyu Wamakko, on Saturday won his polling unit for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr Wamakko was reelected as senator in penultimate Saturday's National Assembly election. He is considered the most influential opposition politician in Sokoto state. In the result of the governorship…

Situation of vehicular movement in Sokoto

Vehicular movement unrestricted in Sokoto

As residents of Sokoto State troop out to cast their votes, vehicular movement was free and unrestricted in major parts of the state Saturday morning. PREMIUM TIMES reporter who moved around major parts of the Sokoto metropolis reports that unlike in other places where restrictions are often placed on movement…

NYSC Corps members

How INEC prepared for Saturday’s elections, treated ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced final distribution of sensitive and non-sensitive voting materials on Friday. As of Friday night, almost all registration area centres (RACs) had received or were about to receive voting materials, PREMIUM TIMES and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) found in separate observations from…

L-R: Jimi Agbaje of the PDP and Babajide Sanwo-olu of the APC {Thisdaylive}

ANALYSIS: APC, PDP battle for control of Lagos

The battle for the soul of Lagos on Saturday is a straight fight between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). While the APC is fielding Babajide Sanwo-olu, who has served in various executive positions in the state in the last…

Group Managing Director/CEO of Notore, Onajite Okoloko.

Notore’s operating profit soars as company moves to reposition for growth

Nigeria’s agro-chemical firm, Notore Chemical Industries Plc, recorded an operating profit of N2.99 billion in the three month period ended 31st December 2018, resulting in an increase of 412.4 per cent over its first quarter 2018 operating profit of N0.58 billion. The result shows that although it needs to consolidate…

Journalists

PTCIJ announces training for judiciary, anti-corruption reporters

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) has announced that it is inviting journalists on the judiciary and anti-corruption beats on various media platforms to apply for its Investigative Journalism and Fact Checking training. A statement by the organisation said the training will be held between the end of…

Oil spills agency accuses Aiteo of blocking Bayelsa fire probe

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has said the operators of Nembe Creek Oilfields within OML 29 is resisting its efforts to probe the cause of Friday’s explosion in Nembe. The revelation comes against the background of claims by Aiteo that the fire incident was being investigated.…

Musikiliu Mojeed, Chief Operating Officer, Premium Times; Bisi Koleoshe, Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Technical), Globacom; Bayo Onanuga, and Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria, at the presentation of Globacom’s New Business Direction in Lagos on Friday.

In major investments, Globacom moves to shape Africa’s digital fortune, future

Globacom, one of Africa’s fastest growing telecommunications companies, on Friday, February 1, presented its new business direction to Nigeria's media executives. At the event held at the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotel in Lagos, the firm unveiled its plans to set Africa's biggest economy on a remarkably new digital…

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and hos vice, Peter Obi during their campaign in Owerri. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Atiku]

#Atikulated, #TakeItBack, 11 other popular slogans of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections

The first part of the 2019 general elections held last week as Nigerians trooped out to vote their presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives candidates across the country. The second part of the election, in which Nigerians are expected to vote their governorship and states' Houses of Assembly candidates, is…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

CLOSE-UP: The genesis, arrowheads of “O to ge” movement that consumed Saraki in Kwara

Senate President Bukola Saraki last Saturday lost his re-election bid in Kwara State. Mr Saraki's party, PDP, also lost the presidential and all federal legislative seats in Kwara. That was the first time since 2003 that Mr Saraki would lose elections in the state. The phrase 'o to ge', which…

Voters on voting line

ANALYSIS: Delayed voting, malpractices, other lapses observed in February 23 elections

The 2019 presidential election has ended with the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Polls for federal parliamentary seats have also seen the emergence of a new crop of lawmakers, including about 15 outgoing state governors. Although the election has been commended by many local and international observers, it was characterised…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: 13 factors that ‘triggered’ Saraki’s fall in Kwara

On Saturday, Senate President Bukola Saraki lost in his bid to return to the Senate. In the National Assembly elections held in Kwara Central Senatorial District, Mr Saraki, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

How Buhari won in 15 of 16 LGAs in Kwara

President Muhammadu Buhari won in 15 of the 16 local governments in Kwara State in last Saturday's presidential election. Mr Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is seeking reelection. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the president took early lead Sunday evening, edging his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar. Mr…

Voting is in progress. #Official report #Kwara State.

APC wins all senatorial seats in Kwara

The All Progressives Congress won all three senatorial seats in Kwara State in the National Assembly elections conducted last Saturday. Results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission showed that the party won in Kwara South, Kwara North and Kwara Central Senatorial Districts. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how Senate President…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

It’s Official: Saraki loses in Kwara; APC candidate declared winner

Senate President Bukola Saraki lost in his bid to return to the Senate in Saturday's National Assembly elections in Karate Central Senatorial District. Mr Saraki, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, lost to Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Senate…