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:

Police officers besiege Lagos Labour House over okada protest

The Lagos police don't want the okada riders to protest. (more…)

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

Lagos okada riders set for face-off with police

The okada riders are protesting the new Lagos Traffic Law which stifles their movement. (more…)

Lagos Speaker’s trial adjourned again, due to misplaced exhibits’ key

Lagos Speaker, Mr. Ikuforiji, is being tried by the EFCC. (more…)

Court dismisses Babalakin’s ‘otapiapia’ suit to stop his arraignment by EFCC

Mr. Babalakin is being arraigned for alleged involvement in money laundering to the tune of N4.7 billion. (more…)

Mamman Ali and Mahmud Tukur

Release PDP Chairman’s son’s passport so he can attend “business meetings,” Judge orders EFCC

Bamanga Tukur's son is being tried for alleged involvement in the fuel subsidy scam. (more…)

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

“There are no federal trunk roads,” Lagos Judge says, legalizing okada ban

The judge said that the riders' argument that they are being discriminated against because of their financial status is not acceptable. (more…)

Mamman Ali and Mahmud Tukur

Breaking News: Court orders release of International Passport of Mahmud Tukur, PDP Chairman’s son

The suspects are accused of collecting billions as subsidy payment without importing any petrol. (more…)

Dangote truck kills four in Ogun

Dangote trucks have been involved in many accidents causing several deaths. (more…)

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

Breaking News: Court strikes out okada riders’ suit in Lagos

The suit was struck out on Thursday. (more…)

Babalakin planning to escape from Nigeria, court told

Babalakin is being prosecuted for alleged involvement in a N4.7 billion money laundering (more…)

Breaking News: Babalakin absent in court as lawyer withdraws from suit

The case has been adjourned to 12.00 noon. (more…)


Lagos Chief Judge frees 75-year-old, 45 others from Ikoyi Prison

The inmates who were freed have been on the awaiting trial list. (more…)

Weakened blocks caused Lagos school building’s collapse

The school building collapsed on Friday, hurting 13 children. (more…)

Police stops protest against Lagos traffic law

It has become the norm to disperse non-violent protesters with arms bearing police officers. (more…)

Heavy police presence to quell Lagos traffic-law protest

Some protest leaders have been arrested. (more…)


Subscribers furious as DSTV blacks out in Manchester derby

The lost signal by DSTV was surprising because of the clement weather. (more…)

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

Group declares mass action to protest the Lagos Road Traffic Law

The banning of ‘Okadas’ has an adverse effect on just the riders but on all Lagosians, who are a victim of bad roads. (more…)

Chris Okotie

Chris Okotie made me work without pay for 14 years, man tells court

A former Church worker said Mr. Okotie made him work for 14 years without pay. (more…)

Zamfara Lead Poisoning: Hundreds besiege Jonathan’s facebook page

People are disillusioned with Jonathan's administration. (more…)

You can’t sue Etisalat for “fraudulent” promos, court tells subscriber

Mr. Ozioko wants Etisalat to prove the existence of winners of its promo (more…)


Bureau de Change bought 9mn litres of petrol, alleged subsidy fraudster told EFCC

The money changer sad he never bought the product (more…)

Serial billionaire ‘fraudster,’ Seun Ogunbambo, to remain in jail

The EFCC opposed the bail application for Mr. Ogunbambo (more…)

Jonathan’s inaction on lead poisoning causing death of hundreds of children in Zamfara- groups

The clean-up is yet to start a year after it was promised. (more…)

How Seun Ogunbambo, others duped Nigeria of N1bn in subsidy fraud- EFCC

EFCC tells of how suspected fuel subsidy thieves steal from Nigeria (more…)

UK arms dealer jailed for shipping arms to Nigeria

The dealer played a role in the shipment of thousands of AK47 assault rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition from China to Nigeria. (more…)