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Internet users ['Photo: Hope for Nigeria]

SPECIAL REPORT: How a Nigerian law is suppressing citizens’ freedom on the Internet

Free speech is being hampered under a repressive statute that security agencies have turned to a tool for government and influential Nigerians.

Goodluck Jonathan signing

Six years after passage, Nigerians make ‘little use’ of FOI Act – Report

Over 53 per cent of government agencies received ”just one or no request for information in the years under review.”

President Muhammadu Buhari in one of his trips.

Buhari approved N640 billion oil contracts from his sick bed in London, NNPC chief Baru indicates

The contacts were approved by the president even when Mr. Osinbajo was acting president.

Buhari on Independence day [Photo Credit: ChannelsTV]

FACT-CHECK: Examining top 10 Buhari’s claims in Independence Day speech

The president falsely claimed that opposition parties did not start winning elections at local, state and federal levels until he became president.

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance [Photo credit: The BusinessPost]

FACT CHECK: How accurate is Finance Minister Adeosun’s claim on JAMB?

Mrs. Adeosun says JAMB never remitted more than N3 million per annum before the current administration.

Harvey Lodge, Admiral Walk, London. [Photo Credit:]

EXCLUSIVE: Hidden assets of Nigerian governor uncovered in offshore tax havens

The state chief executive becomes the sixth serving top Nigerian official believed to have undeclared asset offshore.


ANALYSIS: The controversial Nigerian laws public officials use to go after social media users, critics

Critics have been jailed or imprisoned while some are being prosecuted for comments made on social media.

Central bank of Nigeria

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria Central Bank endangers economy as bank illegally funnels huge cash to fund ‘broke federal govt.’

Experts say the CBN and the federal government have set up the Nigerian economy for a big fall.


EXCLUSIVE: Inside the multi-million dollars ALSCON deal brokered by a Nigerian minister

The Supreme Court has ruled twice on the matter, but the judgments are yet to be implemented by the government.

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

SPECIAL REPORT: One year later, Nigerian MDAs yet to implement govt resolution on removal of HND, BSC dichotomy

The National Council on Establishment last year directed the removal of the dichotomy at entry level.


How Diezani ignored due process in handling of N59.44 billion ‎NNPC funds – Audit Report

The audit report has been sent to the National Assembly.

Diezani, her men and the Deals

SPECIAL REPORT: How Diezani, her men, their deals bled Nigeria

The method of fleecing is a case study in exploiting the loopholes in Nigerian laws.

President Muhammadu Buhari

SHOCKING: Buhari’s minister, other officials spent N12 million to inspect ghost projects – Audit Report

Part of the funds was spent on the day the minister was sworn in.

Whistle blower 

SPECIAL REPORT: Four months after dismissal for allegedly exposing corruption, whistleblower vows to fight on

Civil society groups say the whistleblower’s case will test government’s commitment to protect those who expose corruption.


SPECIAL REPORT: Livelihood of Lagos fishing community cut off by govt’s land reclamation project

Hundreds of people risk being driven into poverty while the Lagos government keeps mum.

Entrance of Ikoyi passport office

INVESTIGATION: Corruption, extortion reign at Nigeria Immigration Passport Offices (Concluding Part)

Immigration officials collude with touts to extort money from Nigerians seeking passports.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

The policy of denying scarce dollars for the importation of 41 low-skilled items has made companies grow multifold.


SPECIAL REPORT: Why Lassa fever is still prevalent in Nigeria causing several deaths

The WHO says at least 59 deaths have occurred from Lassa fever across Nigeria since December 2016.

Alausa passport office

INVESTIGATION: Corruption, extortion reign at Nigeria Immigration passport office (Part 1)

Getting a passport at the passport office is everything but what it is officially advertised to be.


SPECIAL REPORT: How new farming initiative is transforming lives in Nasarawa community

“Because of this farm, we can now eat and take care of our family.”

One of the classrooms with damaged desks

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian law contributes to abject poverty in Niger Delta communities despite decades of oil wealth

PREMIUM TIMES findings in some communities in Warri Southwest LGA show thousands living in abject poverty despite sitting on liquid wealth.

Members of Nigeria Peace Corps, South-West Zone, Lagos State Command appreciating the National Assembly for passage of the Nigeria Peace Corps Bill, in Lagos on Wednesday (26/7/17).
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EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian senators took bribes to pass Peace Corps Bill

Promoters of the proposed paramilitary outfit compromised federal lawmakers to get the law passed.


EXCLUSIVE: Why Nigeria’s one million HIV/AIDS patients are in danger — Official

The official says his organisation has been pushing government to do the right thing.

Picture of untarred road in the estate

INVESTIGATION: How Redeemed Church officials allegedly duped members of millions in housing scheme

A housing scheme meant to bring succour to Redeemed Church members in Abuja is now a source of bitterness and internal wrangling.

Lamp in Darkness

SPECIAL REPORT: How Lagos community survived 107 days power outage

Small businesses suffered a lot in over three months of darkness.