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, Mr Ezeamalu is the winner of the 2015 Africa Fact-Check Awards and a runner-up in the 2014 CNN/Multichoice African Journalists of the Year. He tweets at @callmebenfigo.

Posts by Ben Ezeamalu:

How Nigerian fraudsters scammed Kuwaitis of US$1million using Abacha’s name

The Kuwaitis were ured into a shady deal with fraudsters from Nigeria who used Sani Abacha as bait. (more…)

Mamman Ali and Mahmud Tukur

Government lied on subsidy payments , indicted oil marketers claim

First batch of subsidy trial suspects deny collecting money from government. (more…)

Driver sentenced to death for killing lecturer

The victim was a lecturer at the Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi State. (more…)

Nigeria’s environmental regulations afflicted with ‘chaos theory’, varsity don says

The structure of Nigeria's political and governance process is such that existing environmental policies and institutions are not appropriately positioned to give the requisite leverage. A Professor of Law, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, disclosed this during the fourth inaugural lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS, University of Lagos,…

Lagos Chief Judge frees 130 Kirikiri awaiting trial inmates

The new Chief Judge of Lagos State, Adeyoola Phillips, Tuesday, freed 233 inmates awaiting trial at the Kirikiri Prisons in Lagos. The inmates, who had spent between four and twelve years, were released as part of the week long activities to mark the state's legal year which began on Monday.…

Students plan Independence Day protest

"We don't know what they are teaching us in school," the student leader said. (more…)

20 students receive Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Awards

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Awards sponsors 20 indigent undergraduates through school. (more…)

Varsity don blasts Okonjo-Iweala in father’s presence

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's remark about Nigeria debt profile infuriates Professor Festus Iyayi, who says the minister's remark is "irresponsible and shameless". (more…)

Dana Air

Dana crash: Judge fixes Sep. 28 for ruling on inquest

The judge will rule in two weeks on whether the Dana inquest should continue. (more…)

Man who died in police custody looked normal, company official says

The inquest into the death of Ademola Adedeji unfolds in grey hues. (more…)

Chief of Army Staff, Provost Marshal ignore court order

The soldiers are now expected to testify before the court on October 10. (more…)

Lagos tanker drivers unaware of alcohol limit, study shows

About 70 per cent of tanker drivers in Lagos and Abuja do not know the legal limit for drink driving. Seven out of ten tanker drivers in Lagos do not know the legal limit for driving and drinking, a new study has shown. The study, released by the Global Actions…

Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel

EXORCISM SLAP: Defeated lawyer heads to Appeal Court against Bishop Oyedepo

After the court struck out the assault charges he brought against Bishop David Oyedepo; lawyer Robert Igbinedion has headed to the Appeal Court. In the court papers filed at the Court of Appeal in Ibadan and obtained by PREMIUM TIMES; Mr. Igbinedion is asking the appellate court to set aside the…

Updated: Air Nigeria workers protest sack

The staff say Jimoh Ibrahim should pay their entitlements before they are relieved of their appointments. (more…)

Air Nigeria staff protest in Lagos

More than 40 Air Nigeria staff are gathered outside the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority's office in Lagos to protest their sack by the airline. The workers, chanting solidarity songs and brandishing placards, say the airline had stopped paying their salaries since April this year. They also accused Jimoh Ibrahim, the…

DANA Air to resume flights

Shock as DANA joins forces to halt inquest into June 3 crash

In a move that defied judicial regulations and which the presiding judge described as "a novel issue"; Dana Air, joined as a defendant in a suit, on Thursday filed an affidavit supporting the plaintiffs' motion to halt the coroner's inquest into the cause of the airline's June 3 crash. This…

Family of man who died in police custody wants N700 million compensation

"The compensation would cover the "unwarranted arrest, incarceration and colossal loss of the breadwinner of the family." (more…)

Police arrest more suspects in Cynthia Okosogu’s murder

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two more suspects involved in the murder of Cynthia Osokogu. The police had already paraded four suspects, last week, for their roles in the death of Ms. Osokogu, 25, a post graduate student at the Nassarawa State University who was allegedly strangled in…

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

Commercial motorcyclists head to court over new Lagos Traffic Law

Motorcyclists in Lagos say the Lagos state government has no right to prohibit their movement on federal roads Commercial motorcyclists in Lagos under the aegis of All Nigerian Autobike Commercial Owners and Workers Association, Monday, filed a suit challenging the legality of the new Lagos Traffic Law. Joined as defendants in…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

INVESTIGATION: How LASU is killing the dreams of its students

On a grey, cloudy afternoon in March, a dozen students at the Anthony campus of the Lagos State University (LASU) huddled around a notice board. Pasted on the board, propped against a wooden bench on the floor, were the final year results of two departments - the 2003/04 and 2007/08…