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:

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…


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…

Company ‘abandons’ distributor after death in police cell

Details unfold as the inquest into the death of Ademola Adedeji continues. (more…)

Lagos residents face 12-month jail for tax evasion

The Lagos State Government wants a law that would punish residents who do not pay tax. (more…)

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…