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How Nigerian lawmakers employ 2,570 aides; then cheat the system – NAN Investigation

“But, all of us are always in the office in Abuja, I do not know of assistant or aide he has at the constituency level or in the state.”

INVESTIGATION: After deadly herdsmen attack, ‘forgotten’ Benue widows rebuild their lives, homes

Members of a community in Benue cannot return home since a bloody attack in 2014 by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Nigeria’s National Assembly fails to account for N9 billion – Audit Report

Apart from the National Assembly, other key bodies indicted include the NNPC and Ministry of Interior.

INVESTIGATION: Herdsmen attacks claim 1,269 lives in Benue

Below is a timeline of herdsmen attacks on communities and the resultant killings in the state between 2013 and July 2016.

INVESTIGATION: Ethnic war looms as herdsmen intensify bloody campaign in Benue

INVESTIGATION: Ethnic war looms as herdsmen intensify bloody campaign in Benue

Moshood Abiola

Afenifere to Buhari: Reopen Abiola, Kudirat, Rewane, murder investigations

The group welcomes a reopening of Bola Ige case.

Judicial panel slams Nigerian Army, Police, SSS for Zaria massacre of 347 Shi’ites

The report says the lack of intelligence was responsible for the killings.

EXCLUSIVE: Judicial panel indicts Nigerian Army General, others for Zaria massacre of Shiites

The report confirmed that by any measure, the Zaria killings took place at an atrocious scale.

Shell’s host communities in Bayelsa, Rivers report Earth tremour, seek investigation

“Everywhere was shaking. It was something else. I thought the world had come to an end.”

INVESTIGATION: How Governors Dickson, Okowa spend billions on high tech spying on opponents, others

Mass Internet Surveillance is on the rise in Nigeria as politicians push the illegal practice to new heights.

INVESTIGATION: Ecological Funds: How Billions Go Down The Drain

It was late in the evening in August 2014 and most traders at the famous Makera iron fabrication market in Gombe State were hurriedly packing their wares into their shops as they closed for the day. It was about to rain and the sky had darkened. Just a few metres from the road and very […]

INVESTIGATION: Skolombo Boys: How parents abused, abandoned children on streets of Calabar

Hundreds of abandoned children accused of being witches and wizards lived in the streets of Calabar for years.

Alex Badeh

Arms Deal: How I received N108m from Badeh – Witness

Justice Abang adjourned to June 14, 15 and 16, 2016 for further hearing.

INVESTIGATION: How N16billion mass transit SURE-P fund was squandered

The ICPC is investigating the disbursement even as beneficiaries and the disbursing bank fight in court.


Commission of Inquiry inspects scenes of Shiite/Military clash in Zaria

At least 347 Shittes were killed.

INVESTIGATION: How a $4 million UN climate programme impoverished Nigerian communities

A well-intentioned lockdown of Cross River forest cut communities from their livelihood. Ex-Governor Imoke then caused further harm.

Why Boko Haram is thriving in Nigeria’s North – – Sheikh Gumi

Mr. Gumi, describes the agitation for Biafra as “analogue,”

Nigerian military must come clean on slaughter of 347 Shi’ites — Amnesty International

Kaduna government has admitted 347 Shiites were killed by the army.

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Shi’ites slam ‘intelligence report’ linking them with Boko Haram

Shi’te group says its weapon is “positive reasoning, truth and good conduct”.

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian officials stole billions meant for flood disaster victims

The looting of of the disaster funds ended in mass food poisoning in Delta

Alleged sexual assault at Queens College: Minister sets up investigation panel

The investigation panel has two weeks within which to submit its report.

INVESTIGATION: Untold story of how Skolombo street children terrorise Calabar residents

“…the man who witnessed it all told me I would be wasting my time because the police won’t do anything to the boys.”

Benue on map

Buhari orders investigation into Benue killings

“We will conduct an investigation to know exactly what happened.”

Adesola Amosu

EFCC detains ex-Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, over N29billion arms deal

President Buhari recently directed the EFCC to investigate the retired air force chief and other officers over the matter

Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, Nigeria

$2.1bn arms deal: Dasuki lawyer’s absence stalls trial

Court adjourns till tomorrow for continuation of hearing.