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:

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…)

Service chiefs Nigeria

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…)

Lagos explosion: Fashola wants importers of explosives unravelled

 The Lagos fire still raged on at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night. (more…)

Federal Fire Service

Fire fighters blame “idle” crowd for slow response to Lagos explosion

the fire fighter struggled to contain the fire in Lagos. (more…)

Update: One dead, 40 injured in Lagos explosion- NEMA

The Lagos explosion is believed to have been caused by bangers. (more…)

Group asks PM News to investigate reporter

The JAF said the reporter created a fictional group and protest in his report. (more…)

How LASTMA cut short Lagos family’s Christmas/New Year celebration; kill breadwinner

The deceased bought a goat to celebrate New Year with his family before LASTMA killed him. (more…)

Babalakin surrenders to EFCC, allowed to go home

The EFCC released Mr. Babalakin on bail. (more…)

LASTMA (Photo:

Lagos bus driver killed in struggle with LASTMA officer

The LASTMA officials tried to seize the deceased car. (more…)

Update: Go face trial for corruption; stop this “cat and mouse” game, judge tells Babalakin

Mr. Babalakin was dealt a heavy blow by the Federal High Court judge. (more…)

Again, court dismisses Babalakin’s suit to stop N4.7 billion money laundering trial

The court dismissed Mr. Babalakin’s suit on Friday (more…)

Group asks NJC to caution Justice Buba over Babalakin corruption trial

The group said Mr. Babalakin does not want to face corruption charges. (more…)

Man who died in police custody suffered asphyxia, not cardiac arrest – Pathologist

The victim died in police custody due to lack of oxygen contrary to police claims. (more…)

Police release Dipo Fashina, Aremu others over Lagos okada protest

The police had arrested Mr. Fashina and others for leading the Lagos okada protest. (more…)

Fire fighters confused on how to battle raging Lagos pipeline fire

The fire fighters are still at the scene as the fire rages on. (more…)

Police disrupt Lagos okada protest; arrest Dipo Fashina, Aremu, others

The police disrupted the protest and arrested Mr. Fashina and others. (more…)

Police officers besiege Lagos Labour House over okada protest

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