Investigation/Special Reports

EXCLUSIVE: Blocked from America, Atiku sells controversial $2.95 million U.S. home

The property was searched by the FBI in 2005 in connection with a bribery investigation.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos: Massive construction, hidden financial details

The state authorities have consistently refused to release details of ongoing projects.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian ambassador goes into hiding; NIA launches manhunt

It remains unclear whether the diplomat has fled abroad or remained in the country.

SPECIAL REPORT: The travails of Osogbo’s kid hawkers

The kids narrate their daily experiences pounding the streets for survival.

INVESTIGATION: Top Indian bank played key role in South Africa’s Gupta scandal

The three Gupta brothers have for years been major players in South African business.

INVESTIGATION: Despite millions of naira budgetary provision, Oyo school remains in ruins

A lawmaker and UBEC provide possible reasons for the status quo.

Boss Gida Mustapha

Buhari’s SGF spends N65 million on website

Technology experts say the claim is suspicious and impossible.

‘Overwhelmed’ by Lagos waste, foreign firm contracted by Ambode turns to local PSP operators

The Lagos State government legislated a monopoly in the evacuation of waste from residential areas.

How neglected PHCs leave many in Nasarawa without healthcare

Public primary healthcare centres in Nasarawa are mostly in neglect and failing to deliver services to the Nigerians who cannot afford to look elsewhere.

EXCLUSIVE: JAMB official blames Boko Haram for missing funds, another says poverty ‘stole’ N7million

“You need the grace of God in the state offices not to steal money because money is tempting.”

SPECIAL REPORT: Shuwari: Neglected Borno community without school, water, health facilities

Just three kilometres from Maiduguri, abandonment means Shuwari residents live virtually like in a stone age.

Inside Lamidi Adedibu’s deserted Ibadan ‘palace’, crumbling political dynasty

Mr. Adedibu was called the “Garrison Commander” when he called the shots in Oyo State, until his death on June 11, 2008.

INVESTIGATION: At Nigeria’s abandoned nuclear centre, failed projects, idle staff and ‘fraud’ [Part 2]

Staff say the project has been used to steal money, while contractors deploy anytime there is a whiff of a probe.


INVESTIGATION: How CBN’s N220 billion fund for small businesses is shrouded in secrecy, ‘malpractices’

While the CBN claims that about N76 billion has been disbursed to MSMEs, investigations reveal the opposite.

INVESTIGATION: The appalling, risky state of Nigeria’s multi-billion Naira Nuclear Technology Centre (1)

Poor contract execution despite full payment, inadequate funding, others put the centre is an abysmal state.

Daura and Monguno

EXCLUSIVE: The untold security, intelligence conundrum of the Buhari administration

The power tussle within the president’s closest advisers causes confusion within security circles.

National Hospital

SPECIAL REPORT: How patients lose lives, body parts due to alleged medical negligence at Nigerian hospitals

Victims narrate their sordid experiences at government-run hospitals.

NNPC Headquarters, Abuja

SPECIAL REPORT: How corruption fuelled allocation of Nigeria’s oil blocks

Oil block allocations have been dogged with nepotism, ‘forced marriages,’ and other forms of corruption.

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst safety concerns, Nigeria signs nuclear power project with Russia’s Rosatom

Activists and civil society groups also complain about the secrecy of the agreements.


ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (Concluding Part)

While Nigeria exited recession, hardship intensified across the land and respect for rights did not improve.


ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (2)

PREMIUM TIMES presents the midterm scorecard of a second set of ministers based on their promises and fulfilment (or not).


ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (1)

PREMIUM TIMES presents the midterm scorecard of the ministers based on their promises and fulfilment (or not).