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:

Pastor Okotie debunks remarriage rumours, blames ‘mischief makers’

 The Pastor announced the dissolution of his latter marriage on August 12 (more…)

Lagos Task Force causes death of breadwinner, abandons family

The victim was allegedly killed. (more…)

UN Building used to illustrate the story.

UN House: Jonathan runs a profligate administration – CPC

The opposition party said the president should have known better. (more…)

Group warns African governments against ‘blackmail’ of big tobacco companies

The groups urge African countries not to back down on agreed anti-tobacco protocols. (more…)

Group helps Makoko children go to school

 A total of 202 children from the community benefited from this phase of the project. (more…)

Okada riders used to illustrate the story.

Please release my other son, mother of shot okada rider begs police

The Okada Rider was shot in Ilupeju, Lagos. (more…)

Suspect in Cynthia Osokogu’s murder seeks N50 million damages, public apology from police

Cynthia Okogwu was drugged and strangled in her hotel room in Festac, Lagos. (more…)


Police slams terrorism charges on Lagos market leader

The suspect has been accused of terrorism, attempted murder, and conspiracy. (more…)

UPDATED: Court fails to sit over Cynthia Osokogu’s murder

‘Rohypnol’, clinically known as Flunitrazepam, a sedative with hypnotic effect was used to lure late Cynthia Osokogu to complacency and later killed. (more…)

When Niger Delta ex-militants came to Lagos

Nov. 2 (PREMIUM TIMES) - The tale of disappointed Niger Delta ex-militants who had come to Lagos to train as Marine Engineering Assistants.  (more…)

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…)

Olusegun Mimiko

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…)


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…