Investigation/Special Reports


EXCLUSIVE: Chanchangi Airlines, Nigeria Industrial Court officials in alleged plot to deny ex-pilot’s dues

Eric Adegbite, a former pilot with the airline, is yet to be paid his dues despite winning in court.

3. A cross section of excited teenage mothers, students and other girls from across 7 communities in Lagos and Ogun at CEE-HOPE's seminar on 'Guard Against Rape' in Lagos recently.

SPECIAL REPORT: How poor sex education exposes Nigerian teenage girls to pregnancy, STDs

One in four (23 per cent) Nigerian teenage girls were already mothers or pregnant with their first child, a survey found.

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo:]

FACT CHECK: Is Nigerian govt violating court orders by detaining Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu?

The Biafran leader has been in detention since October 2015.

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 

EXCLUSIVE: Three years after, mothers of Chibok girls express hope, despair

“If our girls are still alive, God should help us see that they come out safely just the way the 21 others were released.”

Hakeem Dickson

Lagos Assembly confirms fugitive convicted for fraud in U.S. as head of state’s Safety Commission

Hakeem Dickson was confirmed as Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission.

epa05113059 (FILE) A file photo dated 30 July 2015 showing a company flag flying infront of the head office of Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague, The Netherlands. Royal Dutch Shell plc on 20 January 2016 reported a sharp fall in profits for the last quarter of 2015 as low oil prices hit earnings and the company restructured to reduce costs. Shell said it expected fourth-quarter earnings to be between 1.6 billion and 1.9 billion dollars, down from 4.2 billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2014. Full-year earnings, including the impact of lower prices on the company's oil inventory, are expected to total 10.4 billion to 10.7 billion dollars, about 45 per cent lower than the 19 billion dollars reported in 2014.  EPA/JERRY LAMPEN [Photo Credit: Financial Times]

EXCLUSIVE: What Shell CEO told colleague about $1.3 billion OPL 245 scandal

Ben van Beurden warned his colleague to be careful of what to disclose to the investigators.

Jigawa land Owner

INVESTIGATION: How Jigawa Govt’s land grab for Chinese firm threatens livelihood of 150,000 citizens

The Jigawa government is giving 12,000 hectares of land belonging to largely poor farmers and cattle rearers to a Chinese firm.


ANALYSIS: How leadership, funding challenges leave Nigeria’s opposition parties inactive (Part Two)

Only a few of the opposition parties have been active since the 2015 elections.


EXCLUSIVE: Borno Governor, Northern leaders meet Saraki, seek reversal of Ndume’s suspension

Ali Ndume was suspended by the Senate for six months.

Saraki [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

EXCLUSIVE: How EFCC linked Saraki, aides to N3.5 billion Paris Club refund

The EFCC report offers some response to the widely-asked question of how Mr. Saraki allegedly became linked to the Paris Club refund, despite not being a governor.

Nigeria Police Force

EXCLUSIVE: Police Special Forces deployed to Southern Kaduna lament lack of weapons, welfare

Police say the operatives are well taken care of, but admit there are “operational issues”.

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

ANALYSIS: Four times crisis-ridden PDP survived major turmoil that nearly consumed it

Judging from its past, the current crisis bedeviling Nigeria’s main opposition party, may just be another passing phase.

Court of Appeal Headquarters

INVESTIGATION: Lawyer indicted for fraud in the UK nominated as judge of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal

The lawyer was also mentioned in the notorious Halliburton bribery scandal.

Dickson Akoh and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung

EXCLUSIVE: How security agencies, INEC, Head of Service, others opposed legalisation of Peace Corps

The Peace Corps appears to be an enemy of existing government agencies but a darling of lawmakers.

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

EXCLUSIVE: Despite pledging transparency, Buhari’s govt. conceals details of Paris Club refunds

While the president has authorised more money for states, his finance minister has blocked efforts to know what has been paid already.

EFCC  Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EXCLUSIVE: What Magu told Buhari on SSS allegations

The EFCC chief responded to a query ordered by President Buhari.

Yahweh Yesha (a.k.a Queen Esther)

EXCLUSIVE: Sex Scandal: Real identity of woman claiming to be Apostle Suleman’s second ex-lover revealed

When confronted with our findings, Ms. Esther threatened to sue if the details and her photographs are made public.

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EXCLUSIVE: Disregard SSS, Senate, keep Magu as acting EFCC boss, anti-corruption advisers tell Buhari

The council described Mr. Magu’s rejection as “perverse.”

President Muhammadu Buhari

EXCLUSIVE: Magu: Buhari has lost control of his govt., former Nigerian leaders say

The Senate for the second time in three months declined to confirm the EFCC chairman.

Capital oil

EXCLUSIVE: Capital Oil, NNPC officials in fresh 90 million litres petrol scandal

An NNPC investigation committee recommended the sack of three officials.

Cross Section of Customs New Management Team

EXCLUSIVE: Former Customs boss contradicts Hameed Ali on uniform controversy

A former Comptroller-General of Customs tells PREMIUM TIMES why he wore uniform despite being appointed outside the service.

National University Commission

EXCLUSIVE: NUC moves to implement ban on ‘illegal’ courses offered by Nigerian universities

The federal government wants universities to focus on courses for which they were established.