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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Bags of rice

Experts express worry over ‘plastic rice’ imported into Nigeria

Agro-business experts have expressed worries over the seizure of 102 bags of plastic rice by officials of the Nigerian Customs on Monday. In separate interviews with PREMIUM TIMES, the experts enjoined the government to ensure that security is beefed up in the nation's borders and perpetrators of the criminal acts…

Aviation workers suspend strike after grounding Arik

Protesting aviation unions who shut down Arik Air operations on Tuesday have called off their industrial action. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the decision followed an intervention by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The unions had embarked on the joint strike following the airline’s failure to pay seven months’ salary…

Protesting workers shut down Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik

AStaff of Nigeria's largest airline, Arik, have shut down its operations in Lagos. The staff are currently staging a protest at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed airport. The protesters displayed placards containing messages communicating their grievances. Others danced to anti-establishment songs by the late Afrobeat musician, Fela Kuti.…

Fans eulogise late Fuji maestro, Ayinde Barrister, 6 years after

Six years after the death of Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Fuji enthusiasts have continued to eulogize the virtues of the late Fuji Maestro. Mr. Barrister passed away on December 16, 2010, at the St. Mary’s Hospital, London, after a protracted illness. He was widely believed to have pioneered Fuji, a yoruba…

Ignorance bane of SMEs growth in Nigeria — Expert

Ignorance about available business opportunities was on Wednesdsy identified as one of the major factors militating against the growth of small and medium-scale entreprises in Nigeria. A council member of the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shade Bembatoum-young, stated this her presentation at a workshop in Lagos. Ms.…

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Salary arrears: Kwara Governor approves release of N892.4 million to Colleges of Education

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the release of N892 million to the state-owned tertiary institutions. The fund, according to the governor, was released to enable the institutions clear backlog of salary arrears owed their staff. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the decision followed the release of N1 billion…

Recession: Nigerian traders, small businesses lament impact of economic recession

Business owners and traders at some of the major markets in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, have complained over poor sales. A survey by PREMIUM TIMES revealed that the poor sales came as part of the ripple effects of the economic recession plaguing the nation. The traders lamented the impact…

Controversy trails death of Synagogue Church worshippers

Police have dismissed a report that three worshippers of The Synagogue Church of All Nations died at the Church premises Saturday. Dolapo Badmus, the Lagos police spokesperson, said the deaths occurred in a hotel and that bodies of the victims had been sent for autopsy. "They didn't die at the…

Nigerian govt has failed us, relatives of missing corps member cry out

Relatives of a corps member declared missing in September, Lukmon Shorunke, say the government has failed them. While speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in separate interviews, the relatives called on the Nigerian people to plead with the authorities to intensify efforts to locate the corps member. Mr. Lukmon was a 2015…

Arik Air passengers

Arik to face Consumer Protection Council over alleged shoddy treatment of passengers

The Consumer Protection Council, CPC, has summoned the management of Arik Airline to appear before it. The summon followed complaints of alleged ill-treatment by passengers of a recent London-Abuja Arik flight. It is to allow the management of the airline provide facts relating to the allegations, the CPC said in…

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Mixed reactions trail Kwara’s N500 million computer village project

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the Kwara State Government’s N500 million Harmony Hub Computer Village project launched recently in Ilorin by the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that while several digital entrepreneurs in the state applauded the initiative, other residents of the state expressed reservations about it.…

Recession: Passengers resort to trekking

Commercial transport workers in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, have lamented low patronage by passengers in the metropolis, claiming that commuters now resort to trekking to their various destinations. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that due to the economic recession rocking the nation, taxi drivers and motorcycle riders now struggle to get…

Unionists honour ex-NUNS president, Segun Okeowo

The pioneer president of the Students’ Union Government, University of Ilorin, Femi Durosaro, has eulogized a former president of the National Union of Nigerian Students, NUNS, the late Segun Okeowo, for his selfless commitment to the cause of students when he was alive. Mr. Durosaro, a professor at the Faculty…

Ph.D graduand dies on graduation day

A doctoral degree graduand of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ilorin, Adedimeji Ahmad, died in the early hours of Saturday, before the commencement of the convocation ceremony of the institution. Mr. Ahmad, whose cause of death was not disclosed, was before his death a lecturer and the…

University of Ilorin graduates 8,038 students; 67 make first class

As parts of activities marking its 32nd convocation ceremonies, the University of Ilorin will on Friday graduate 8,038 students among whom there are 67 who made first class. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Abdulganiy Ambali, made this disclosure during a press briefing heralding the commencement of activities lined up for…

Globacom CEO Adenuga to deliver UniIlorin 32nd Convocation address

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Globacom Plc, Michael Adenuga , will deliver the convocation address at the University of Ilorin’s 32nd convocation ceremony scheduled to take place between October 17 and 22. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr. Adenuga will be joined by the Secretary General of the Association…

Corps member declared missing

A National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member serving in Zamfara State, Shorunke Lukmon Olayiwola, has been declared missing. Lukmon is a former student of the University of Ilorin and 2015 batch B Stream 1 Corps member serving in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State with code number ZM/15B/1100. He…

Couple

Early morning sex lowers blood pressure – Don

A lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Musa Yakubu, has said that early morning sex lowers blood pressure and reduces the risks of heart attack among couples. While delivering the 163rd Inaugural lecture of the university titled “Knocking Down the Barriers to Four ‘o’ Clock Activities and…

Students express divergent views on ‘born again’ who withdrew from university for exam malpractice

Students of the University of Ilorin have continued to react to the decision of a 300-level Sociology student, Abolarin Jephthah, who recently notified the authorities of his decision to withdraw from the institution because he obtained the results of his West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, through examination malpractices.…

Ilorin taken over by beggars, residents lament

Residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, have decried the increase in the number of the beggars on the streets. The beggars include able-bodied youth, artisans, old women, pregnant women, civil servants and children who lurk around commercial centres in the city to survive the economic hardship in the country.…