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:

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…)

Judge frowns at delay in case of banker allegedly murdered by husband

Akolade Arowolo allegedly murdered his wife at their residence in Isolo, Lagos. (more…)

Labour minister’s company fingered in alleged N2.7bn fuel subsidy fraud

The minister of labour, Emeka Wogu, was vociferous in his condemnation of last January's protests against the removal of fuel subsidy. (more…)

Plea bargain by serial, fuel subsidy fraudster “laughable”, EFCC says

The accused is being arraigned for involvement in multiple scams (more…)


Magistrate threatens to strike out terrorism charges against Lagos market leader

The accused is facing a seven court including terrorism, conspiracy and attempted murder. (more…)

UPDATED: Athlete, Blessing Okagbare, engaged to ex-Super Eagles Star

[caption id="attachment_109558" align="aligncenter" width="461"] The lovebirds ... Otegheri and Okagbare[/caption] The duo got engaged in October and Okagbare now refers to Otegheri as "my handsome prince." (more…)

Okada rider shot by police recuperates in hospital, narrates ordeal

Mr. Atilola was shot while trying to help an emergency worker. (more…)

Dana Airline’s “deceit” painful, victims’ families say

The victims accused Dana of deceiving the public on compensation. (more…)

Don’t let EFCC prosecute me for corruption, Babalakin, Bi-Courtney boss, tells court

Mr. Babalakin told a Lags Court he was sick and could not appear for trial. (more…)

Updated: Babalakin, Bi-Courtney boss, fails to appear in court due to “sudden illness”

EFCC alleges that Mr. Babalakin assisted James Ibori, former governor of Delta State launder several billions of Naira (more…)

DPP’s blunder stirs controversy in Cynthia Osokogu’s murder case

Cynthia Osokogu was murdered in a hotel at Festac. (more…)

Keyamo challenges Delta’s right to deny adults below 40 electoral positions

The new law says that if you are below 40, you cannot be a member of the Delta Electoral Commission. (more…)

Federal High Court

Lagos Election Appeal Tribunal to resume sitting, new member sworn-in

Ayoola Philips is the new member of Lagos State’s Election Appeal Tribunal (more…)

Serial billionaire ‘fraudster’ remanded in prison

The defendant is being prosecuted for three different cases of fraud. (more…)

Nigeria to buy aircraft for private domestic operators

There are too few aircraft to cater to the over 160 million Nigerians (more…)

‘Elitist’ Ikoyi-Obalende residents protest against tribunal, ACN ‘chairman’

The residents want an explanation for the adjournment of the election tribunal’s sitting. (more…)

Ex-banker on two weeks hunger strike goes home

The banker went on a hunger strike to protest the nonpayment of his terminal benefit (more…)

Court fixes dates for trial of former PDP chairman’s son, others

The accused persons are being charged for culpability in the fuel subsidy scam. (more…)

FRSC regrets tweet on BRT bus crash

The FRSC admits it gave false information as regards a BRT accident in Lagos. (more…)

EFCC plotting to frustrate trial of Lagos Speaker, PDP alleges

The EFCC counsel has been absent in court for two consecutive sessions (more…)

Fashola to borrow largest ever N80bn from bonds

The governor said the state has the ability to pay back (more…)

Nigeria is worst place to give birth to babies in 2013- Economist Intelligence

Nigeria came last of 80 countries researched (more…)

Nas to lose $1m unpaid tax

The rapper is also being investigated by federal authorities. (more…)