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How Kwara govt freed suspects police indicted in deadly Jebba attack

Three people were killed and 12 others injured in the attack for which the suspects were arrested.

Government Primary School, Isotoyo, Eastern Obolo
Photo: Cletus Ukpong

SPECIAL REPORT: Nigeria’s oil-rich communities abandoned in shocking poverty despite huge wealth

Niger Delta communities suffer grinding poverty despite producing Nigeria’s oil and gas wealth.

Babatunde Fashola

SPECIAL REPORT: Works Minister, Fashola, in N166 billion contract mess

The BPP queries the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing over the proposed contracts for 10 road and bridge projects.


INVESTIGATION: Nigerian hospital where ‘medical negligence’ causes death of women, babies

Families of different victims narrated their sad experiences that caused the death of at least four people at the hospital.


INVESTIGATION: Despite neighbours’ anxiety, controversial Islamic sect preaches tolerance

Residents expressed fear that the group’s expansion and martial arts training had dubious intent.

Tokunbo at Alaba Market

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s toxic ‘Tokunbo’ trade

Thousands of tons of used electronics and illegal e-waste are imported into Nigeria annually, exposing the country to deadly environmental danger.


EXCLUSIVE: How NIMASA sponsored Nigerian judge handling its cases on juicy foreign trips

The High Court judge’s daughter also enjoyed controversial unique benefits at the maritime agency.


Suspect who murdered 4-year-old for ritual dies controversially in police custody

Two suspects who confessed to the crime were initially detained by the police.


After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp

A second diarrhoea outbreak caused the death of 10 people at the IDP camp.


SHOCKING: How Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, “tortured” man to death; then paid family N15 million to keep mum

Saheed Eyitayo was arrested by the SSS on April 4 and was never seen alive by family and friends again.

Nigerian Ports Authority

SPECIAL REPORT: How NPA officials by-passed procurement laws to corner N717 billion contracts

The agency’s bigwigs use the illegal arrangement to award contracts to their cronies.

Late Pastor Anthony

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian Army ‘killed’ kidnapped pastor and labelled him militant

A PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation refutes the Army’s claim, and sheds light on the complexities of militant activities in the Niger Delta.

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

EXCLUSIVE: How I was captured, forced to marry Boko Haram terrorist – Cameroonian

The victim was kidnapped in Cameroon but freed in Nigeria by soldiers.


How Lagos govt., police, hoodlums connived to destroy our homes – Otodogbame residents

The police claimed it went there to restore order between two warring factions.


INVESTIGATION: How Visafone conned 2,000 workers into mass resignation before MTN takeover

“The management kept feeding us lies and denials, saying there was no truth in the rumour,” one of the sacked employees said.

Lt. Col. Abu Ali lifted high by troops after he helped in capturing a location in the North-East.

EXCLUSIVE: Lt. Col. Abu Ali’s Death: Why Boko Haram is killing more Nigerian soldiers – Top Military Officer

“The Nigerian Army is more concerned with pleasing the political class while the grassroots people are still suffering.”

Hakeem Dickson

FACT-CHECK: How Top Nigerian politician lied, deceived U.S. court

The politician lied that he served a U.S. prison term in Nigeria.


EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army probes how 83 soldiers disappeared after Boko Haram attack

The army has replaced the missing commanding officer.

Uguru Usani, Niger Delta Minister

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari’s Minister was charged with fraud, then discharged under unclear circumstances

Those familiar with the case said the charge was suspended for political reasons.

Yaro Boys ABU

INVESTIGATION: How foremost Nigerian university encourages child labour

“We normally convey students’ luggage … and we are paid N20, N30 or N50, depending on weight of the load,” one of the teenagers said.

Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mining and Steel Development

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria steel agency “wants rule bent for ‘corrupt’ firm to land N808.7 million job”

The Bureau for Public Procurement expresses “gross displeasure” at NSRMEA’s insistence.

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing World Leaders at the 71st General Assembly of United Nations in New York 7000/21/9/2016/ICE/HB/BJO/NAN

FACT-CHECK: Buhari’s Independence Day claim on Boko Haram untrue

A group “defeated” in December has launched several attacks including on soldiers, this year, and still holds the Chibok girls.


EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army gives formal reasons why it dismissed 22 senior officers

“These charges are new to us. Nobody ever mentioned it or accused any of us, at least not me, before we were dismissed.”


INVESTIGATION: After deadly herdsmen attack, ‘forgotten’ Benue widows rebuild their lives, homes

Members of a community in Benue cannot return home since a bloody attack in 2014 by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

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Fuel Sales: NNPC, Tinubu, Adenuga, Otedola, others owe Nigerian govt N86.4 billion

Some firms have started repaying for distribution of products over the last 10 years.