Ben Ezeamalu

Ben Ezeamalu is an Assistant Managing Editor and the Head of Lagos Operations/Metro Editor at PREMIUM TIMES. A graduate of Microbiology from the University of Jos, Ben won the 2015 Africa Fact-Check Awards and was a runner-up in the 2014 CNN/Multichoice African Journalists of the Year.

Twitter: @callmebenfigo.

Posts by Ben Ezeamalu:

How Fashola’s selective policy makes us suffer – Lagos traders

The traders say the closure of their shops is causing them untold hardship (more…)

Dana crash: Pathologist says bodies of pilot, co-pilot incinerated

The pathologist appeared before the coroner in Lagos on Friday. (more…)

Update: Confused EFCC supports Babalakin’s bail application

Less than 24 hours after it declared Wale Babalakin, the billionaire lawyer, wanted, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, told a Lagos High Court that it had no reason to oppose the businessman’s bail. The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, had on Wednesday evening, released a statement declaring Mr. Babalakin wanted…

Court grants Babalakin bail on self recognition

A Lagos Court has granted bail to billionaire businessman, Wale Babalakin, on self recognition. Mr. Babalakin is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for money laundering of N4.7 billion belonging to convicted former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori. Details later

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

Lagos hospital under fire for allegedly demanding payment before treating gunshot victim

The management of Lagoon Hospital, Lagos, came under fierce criticism at a coroner's inquest on Wednesday, for their refusal to treat a fatal gunshot victim, last year, unless N1.5 million was deposited. Access to Justice, a non governmental organization, instituted the inquest after the patient, Benedict Azubuike, 39, died a…

Nigeria lawyers seek end to extra-judicial killings

The NBA president stated this in Lagos on Tuesday. (more…)

Human rights chief, Odinkalu, blasts Nigerian politicians, lawyers, ‘The Patriots’ at Gani Fawehinmi lecture

Chidi Odinkalu says that a sovereign national conference is not appealing (more…)


Economist clashes with CBN officials at Save Nigeria Group’s roundtable

 Mr. Boyo says the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is moving in the wrong direction. (more…)

Nigeria Guardian’s Sunday Editor, Jahman Anikulapo, resigns

Mr. Anikulapo spoke jokingly about his resignation. (more…)

Occupy Nigeria

#OccupyNigeria: One year later, the gains, the losses

It has been one year since Nigerians, under the banner of #OccupyNaija, protested against misgovernment and massive corruption.  (more…)

Activists, lawyers denounce Lagos Govt over indifference to bus driver killed by LASTMA officers

Some LASTMA officials killed a bus driver on Christmas Eve in Lagos. (more…)

Why we arrested, detained SaharaReporters’ publisher — Mountain of Fire & Miracles

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, has responded to claims of molestation of two citizen journalists, saying that it monitors people's movement in the church due to security challenges in the country. In a reaction to the alleged molestation and detention of the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore,…

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LASTMA officers kill driver, abandon family as Lagos Government boycotts funeral

The driver was allegedly murdered by LASTMA officers. (more…)

Lagos court to decide fate of 33 awaiting-trial inmates

About 33 awaiting trial inmates at the Kirikiri Prisons would know their fate next month, according to a Lagos High Court. The inmates, whose offence ranged from robbery to murder, have been on the awaiting trial list for between four and ten years. Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem, who filed the suit on…

Update: Four injured in MRS fire, Lagos Emergency Response team denied entry after late arrival

Multiple explosions rocked one of the fuel stations of MRS oil. (more…)

Dana, Nigeria aviation authorities boycott inquest into plane crash

Dana crashed seven months ago killing all passengers on board and more people on the ground. (more…)


Dele Giwa’s mother: Family fixes February 9 for burial

The late Elekia Giwa will be buried on February 9. (more…)

Lagos pipeline vandals engage Civil Defence officers in gun duel

Some of the suspected Lagos pipeline vandals were arrested. (more…)

Nigerian police at a checkpoint used to illustrate the story

The Nigerian bribe takers

The Nigerian police topped the list of reported cases of bribery. (more…)

We are ready for business, Dana Air says

Dana has commenced operations on the Lagos-Abuja route. (more…)

How Intercontinental Bank staff stole Falana’s money, others- EFCC

The former Nigerian banker stole from Falana and Falana chamber’s account. (more…)

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Nigerian Army, Police ignore court summons over killing of cops by soldiers

Men of the Nigerian Army allegedly killed three police officers in 2011 during a clash. (more…)

Lagos says ‘mischievous people’ exaggerated fire at Deputy Governor’s house

Lagos officials said the fire was ‘minor’ and ‘just a spark’ (more…)

Police officers ‘lied’ on oath at inquest into death of suspect in detention

Two police officers made statements found to be false. (more…)

How police, customs caused Lagos explosion

The police provided cover while the illegal importers warehoused the explosives. (more…)