Investigations

Wildlife experts estimate that nine out of 10 illegally trafficked pangolins are not detected by authorities. Credit: Tsai Yao-Cheng / The Reporter

Global Investigation: Pangolins: Trafficked to Extinction

Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Over 30 journalists investigate how illegal pangolin trafficking is leading the species to become extinct.

Mr Isa Ardo

Jigawa Land Grabbing: Protesting farmers lament arrest, treatment by govt

The Jigawa State Government has allocated 12,000 hectares of the farmlands to a Chinese firm.

Abdulrasheed Maina

EXCLUSIVE: INTERPOL speaks on Maina’s ‘arrest warrant’

The global police organisation responds to a PREMIUM TIMES query on the wanted former civil servant.

INVESTIGATION: How latest Mambilla Plateau violence unfolded; leaving deaths, destruction

The violent conflict that pitted two ethnic groups last June was only the latest in a history of inter-ethnic tension that frequently erupts into mass killings.

The Lagos State University (LASU)

INVESTIGATION: How LASU is killing the dreams of its students

“Some of our parents sold family lands to send us to school in the hope of after the result, you get a good job, and you buy them lands or maybe houses… But you enter for a programme of five years and you are spending seven years, and you don’t have results.”