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Abba Kyari

Top police squad under fire for seizing slain suspect’s asset, pocketing millions in rent

The Intelligence Response Team earned nationwide accolades for busting ‘Evans’ and other notorious gangsters, but rights groups are unimpressed.

Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA)

EXCLUSIVE: Agency headed by Buhari’s in-law caught in another massive procurement fraud

Border Communities agency shortlisted over 800 unqualified contractors for multi-billion Naira contracts. Only 173 of 988 shortlisted contractors met the minimum threshold under federal procurement regulations.

Nigerian troopsused to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

ANALYSIS: How Nigeria’s defence fared in three years of Mansur Dan Ali’s leadership

Mr Dan Ali appears to have pursued a fairly conventional, at times controversial, national defence policy.

Malete dam

How federal projects initiated by Saraki are abandoned, poorly implemented (2)

Despite multi-million naira funding, residents say the projects that should have helped them have failed to materialise.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Pix: Daily Post Nigeria]

EXCLUSIVE: How agency headed by Buhari’s in-law is violating Nigeria’s procurement law

The agency has been shortlisting unqualified companies for federal contracts.

Olode Water

SPECIAL REPORT: South West’s multi-billion naira water projects abandoned, leaving residents stranded (1)

The projects were awarded between 2012 and 2016 for over N5 billion; some started as state government projects but were later expanded by the federal government.

State of Agbari Gidoma Road four months after construction

SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara residents groan as projects nominated by Saraki abandoned, poorly implemented

Despite billions of naira injected into the so-called constituency projects, a PREMIUM TIMES team finds them either in poor state or completely abandoned.

Nigeria’s billionaire oil magnate, Muhammadu Indimi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Medium]

EXCLUSIVE: Why UK Fraud Office isn’t prosecuting billionaire Indimi’s oil firm named in criminal conviction

Two former top Afren officials who had business dealing with Oriental have been sentenced to prison.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

SPECIAL REPORT: How National Assembly forced Buhari to divert N121 billion meant for poor Nigerians

With the action of the lawmakers, N-Power, school feeding and other projects may suffer, officials say.

A Shell gas flare site at Rumuekpe

SPECIAL REPORT: Nigeria’s gas flares increase ahead 2020 deadline

“The satellite data appears to show a marked increase in radiant heat emitted by gas flares in Nigeria starting late 2017.”

Fish sellers in Sango, Ogun State

SPECIAL REPORT: With Nigeria’s fishes disappearing amid govt neglect, nation spends billions on importation

Local fishermen and acquaculturists are facing production deficit as a result of a myriad of issues.

Abandoned Healthcare centre, Iropora

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside abandoned, poorly executed N6.6bn constituency projects in Ekiti

Despite injection of billions of naira, numerous projects remain comatose in communities across Ekiti State.

Kona Cafe on a Friday night

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the apprehensive world of Nigerian sex workers in Ghana

A large number of Ghana’s estimated 52,000 sex workers are Nigerians.

Entrance of Health Port Centre

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigerian airport where cleaners, touts issue fake yellow cards to travelers (2)

In the absence of strict checks, toilet cleaners in Lagos airport are having a field day issuing fake yellow cards despite the introduction of an electronic card.

Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Sun Nigeria]

FACT-CHECK: Did the Economist Magazine really endorse Atiku?

The Atiku campaign claimed ‘the latest endorsement by the Economist’, ‘the second in two months’, is an endorsement of its candidate’s superior policies.


EXCLUSIVE: Documents show Buhari’s govt. illegally diverted N378billion NLNG dividend

The dividends are meant to be shared between the federal, state and local governments of Nigeria

Recapture of Mubi Town

EXCLUSIVE: 149 Nigerian soldiers in trouble for uploading photos on social media

A new social media policy for members of the Nigerian armed forces came into effect on June 11.

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

INVESTIGATION: At Lagos airport, officials still extort travellers (1)

Despite efforts to make Nigerian airports investor friendly, attendants still devise ways to extort passengers.

National Assembly Complex

How National Assembly mismanaged billions of Naira through illegal expenditures, fraud – Audit Report

About N1 billion was misappropriated in the House of Representatives alone in 2016.


SPECIAL REPORT: The men who embezzled Nigerian Airways to death

Some of the persons indicted have since been appointed to top positions by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ongoing road construction at Dadinkowa mayama Local govt Kebbi State

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst inadequate funding, insecurity, Buhari administration’s road projects continue across Nigeria (2)

Road, hitherto abandoned by previous governments, are being constructed by the Muhammadu Buhari administration amidst challenges

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

ANALYSIS: NHIS Controversy: Does Governing Council have powers to suspend Executive Secretary?

Lawyers express divergent views on the “contentious” issue

Razak Atunwa.

EXCLUSIVE: Saraki’s anointed candidate for Kwara governorship, Razak Atunwa, skips NYSC, forges certificate

Mr Atunwa, lawyer and chair of House Committee on Justice, falsified NYSC certificate to run for governor, ignoring recent scandals of two ministers.

Cold chain store at Sushi area council

SPECIAL REPORT: How poor electricity supply, inadequate facilities affect storage of vaccines, immunisation in Nigerian capital

WHO says vaccines need to be stored within recommended temperature to maintain quality until point of use.

Cheating pupil

INVESTIGATION: How forgery, bribery, exam malpractice booms at Lagos primary schools

An undercover report reveals how state officials, school administrators and teachers in Lagos are compromising the academic process for admission into secondary schools.