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 witness weeps during testimony at coroner’s inquest

The police officer said that she was persecuted for the death of a suspect in police cell. (more…)

Bayelsa TV abruptly ends live programme after guests criticised government’s inefficiency

The management of the TV station is yet to give official reason for the abrupt termination of the broadcast (more…)

EFCC not ready for trial of fuel subsidy suspects

The EFCC needs more time to prepare for the trial of the fuel subsidy suspects. (more…)

Army fails to produce witnesses at inquest of man allegedly killed by soldiers

The army counsel said all the soldiers involved in the alleged crime have been transferred. (more…)

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

We’ve not started implementing ban on Okada, says Lagos Govt

The matter was adjourned to November 16 by the court. (more…)

Mimiko wins Ondo election

Mr. Mimiko led his closest rival, Olusola Oke of the PDP, with over 100 thousand votes. (more…)

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Updated: Mimiko wins Ondo governorship poll

The Labour Party candidate won in 13 Local Government Areas. (more…)

LIVE UPDATE: Result of Ondo governorship election 2012

The table below shows results of Ondo governorship result. With the results released so far, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the Labour Party is in clear lead. Results in Ilaje, Ese-Odo, and Odigbo LGs are still being awaited. INEC Returning Officer says they are "still locked up in the creeks." [table…

Mimiko wins Ondo election

Mr. Mimiko led his closest rival, Olusola Oke of the PDP, with over 100 thousand votes. (more…)

Updated: Akeredolu loses own polling unit as Mimiko wins his

There was late arrival of electoral materials in some areas, even in the state capital. (more…)

Ondo elections: Soldiers, police occupy streets as residents express fear

The security agencies say they are in the state to maintain law and order. (more…)

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Ajegunle struggles against notorious armed robbery gang

Hundreds of members of the gang have now been arrested. (more…)

Lagos Police arrests another 91 crime suspects in Ajegunle

The police said more raids will be conducted in Ajegunle (more…)

Awolowo/Achebe controversy: Ndigbo sues for peace

The group calls for unity instead of criticisms (more…)

Ifeanyi Ubah, Capital Oil boss, put in detention for two weeks

The head of one of Nigeria’s largest indigenous oil marketing company, Ifeanyi Ubah, will be in police cell for the next two weeks based on the order of a Lagos Magistrate Court. The Court, Thursday, ordered the Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU) to keep Mr. Ubah, the Chief Executive Officer…

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Police inflate value of stolen items as judge frowns

The accused is alleged to have committed rape, sexual-assault and robbery (more…)

Subsidy scam: Arisekola Alao’s son arraigned again, to remain in prison

The accused persons are undergoing trial for alleged involvement in the fuel subsidy scam. (more…)

Police consolidate charges against Cynthia’s alleged killers

The trial of the alleged murderers of Cynthia Osokogu's has been adjourned to November 5. (more…)

Bayelsa Speaker, others collected N78 million conference estacode without attending, police say

The fraud rocking the Bayelsa State Houe of Assembly is yet to be resolved as the police have confirmed that the Speaker of the Assembly and some other lawmakers collected money for a conference in South Africa without actually attending the conference. The Police Special Fraud Unit say an interim…

Tinubu dealt political blow as tribunal declares PDP winner of his local council election

ACN loses its hold in the Ikoyi/Obalende local council area. (more…)

Boy baths in crude as Senator laments Ogoni situation

The environmental pollution brought about by oil exploration in Ogoniland is so bad that kids sometimes have to bath in crude oil as a result of absence of clean water, a senator has said. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment, Bukola Saraki, whose committee visited Ogoni on Tuesday,…

UPDATED: Court strikes out order seeking to stop Dana Air crash inquest

Months of investigation into the June 3 crash that killed more than 153, will now continue. (more…)

The sad tale of ‘prisoners’ who walked free

Living free in Nigeria is brutal for many. Living in its prisons can be much more. Former inmates recall their journeys to Kirikiri prisons, their experiences and plans for the future. (more…)

Trigger happy cop to die by hanging, court rules

A police officer who shot a three-year-old to death is to de by hanging, a Lagos High Court Judge, Olabisi Akinlade, ruled on Thursday. The culprit, Ikechukwu Nwabueze, shot at the car conveying little Kausarat Muritala and her parents, three years ago. The bullet pierced the rear of the vehicle…

Robbery suspect denies confessing to police

A robbery suspect who was paraded by the Lagos State Police Command has contrary to police statements, denied being an armed robber. Uche Okeagbu, 23, who was paraded alongside Emmanuel Ezeani and Chinonso Nwagwu, maintained that he was arrested because his elder brother was also a robbery suspect. "I used…