The kernel of the fourth episode of the high flying TV drama series, Professor Johnbull, which will run tonight on national television, is on the shenanigans and brazen bravados displayed by illegal fuel attendants during any of the incessant fuel crises the nation has had to endure.
The remarkably entertaining TV drama series, powered by telecoms giant, Globacom, will be aired tonight on NTA Network, NTA International on DStv, channel 251 and NTA on Startimes as it focuses on the love-hate relationship between the generality of the public and fuel attendants the people regard as economic saboteurs and black fuel marketers, but might have to patronise in the heat of a severe fuel shortage.
Millions of TV viewers across the country who have come to see the comedy series as a must-watch will see in the episode, tagged Foreign Petrol, how a few individuals, consumed by their avarice, attempted to capitalise on the severe economic situation in the country, accentuated by fuel scarcity, to enrich themselves to the detriment of the generality of the people.
The economic challenge affects everybody, including the shylock hotelier, Etuk, acted by Ime Bishop, who in his desperation, sits in front of his hotel to make a “public service announcement” hoping that by continuously ringing a bell, he can draw customers to the hotel.
Flash (Stephen Odimgba), who in a bid to get-rich-quickly, becomes an emergency “back marker”. He is scolded by Churchill, the moralistic son of Professor Johnbull. Soon, the long arms of the law catches Flash. Who squealed on Flash? What role did Churchill play in all these? What is car pooling and why is Professor Johnbull recommending it to his “proximate people?” Viewers will find the answers to all these and more in the episode.
Viewers will also be amused to find out that Professor Johnbull’s bombastic expressions is rubbing off on some of his proximate neighbours like Mai Doya (Funky Mallam).
Globacom, in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, said that viewers “will see Professor Johnbull, acted by Kanayo O. Kanayo, in his best element as he elucidates on the dangers of “Black Marketing” and proffers pragmatic solutions.” The statement added: “the 4th episode of Professor Johnbull tagged Foreign Petrol is as entertaining as it is educative.”
The repeat broadcast of the episode will be shown on Friday at 8.30pm on NTA Network, pan Nigeria, NTA International on DSTV and on StarTimes.