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SPECIAL REPORT: The travails of Nigeria’s artisanal kaolin miners who toil daily to earn little
Technological gap in mining and processing impedes local production and demand for kaolin in Nigeria.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s School Feeding Programme improves human capital, women’s financial inclusion in Katsina
Premium Times monitored the implementation of the programme in the North-west Nigerian state.
Family of man murdered by Nigerian police officer seeks justice
A police officer shot dead the 22-year-old while on a social outing with friends.
At Nigeria’s key industrial hub, huge tax means no roads
Agbara Industrial Estate host firms like Beloxxi, Unilever, Nestle, and Procter and Gamble, but lacks good roads.
Boko Haram, Ten Years On: How hundreds of girls bear brunt of insurgency
A decade of the insurgency has compounded the woes of a region that had always tagged behind other parts of Nigeria.
UPDATED: Mauritius Leaks: Documents, audio recording reveal Nigerian fintech giant’s tax schemes
Venture Garden Nigeria Limited, arguably Nigeria’s biggest financial technology (fintech) company, has set up shop in Mauritius, a notorious tax haven.
SPECIAL REPORT: How N-Power beneficiaries abscond from duty, abuse opportunity in three states
The scheme, which was initiated to bring relief to thousands of youth, is being abused by some beneficiaries in Adamawa, Kano and Katsina.
INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s haven of fake medical reports, corrupt health officials
Officials in various hospitals connive to issue health certificates without the patients passing through necessary tests.
‘Ruga’: Steeped in history of distrust, Nigeria’s botched solution for deadly conflicts
While critics of open grazing had demanded restricted pastoralism, Ruga still met opposition leading to the suspension of the programme.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Nigeria’s prisons where thousands languish for years without trial
Data shows that most inmates in Nigerian prisons have not been convicted for the crimes for which they are being held.
How Unilorin lecturer raped 17-year-old student; varsity yet to act — Investigation
Investigators say a lecturer raped a student he was supposed to look after, and then increased her test score to compensate.
SPECIAL REPORT: Abuja communities where women farmers are unbanked
Many low-income farmers in rural Abuja communities speak of their non-use of financial institutions.
Inside the broken schools in Nasarawa where pupils sit on floor to learn
An estimated N18 billion has been allocated to education in Nasarawa State in the last 14 years, but some schools have little to show for this huge amount.
Special Report: How personnel shortage, ‘internal brain drain’ threaten primary healthcare in Niger
An investigation by PREMIUM TIMES shows how primary healthcare centres in Niger State are gradually losing their usefulness due to the dearth of personnel and abandonment.
Non-implementation of Buhari’s programme in Abuja keeps thousands of children out of school
In Abuja, about 13 per cent of children who are of school age are out of school.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s Tradermoni, CCT, could ‘ve raised financial inclusion
The CCT involves the payment of N5,000 monthly, paid bi-monthly, to the poorest Nigerians, mostly in rural communities.
How Buhari’s ABP programme improved financial inclusion among rural, illiterate farmers
The investigation shows that literacy, economic empowerment among the local population in the north would help deliver greater impacts in terms of financial inclusion.
As Nigeria marks another Children’s Day, millions of out-of-school kids still roam streets
Nigeria has an estimated 13.2 million out-of-school children, the highest in the world.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the world of Nigeria’s financially excluded farmers
Many farmers across Nigeria are unbanked. They share their stories in this special report.
Despite years of funding, Nasarawa schools still in poor shape (1)
An estimated N18 billion has gone into the sector since 2005, but students still sit on the floor to learn in many schools.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian farmers grow apples locally amidst ‘harsh’ weather
Nigeria spent about $29.7 million to import apples in 2018, to rank 47th largest importer in the world.
Ambode commissions Lagos road named after convicted fugitive
Mr Dickson was convicted of credit card fraud in the U.S. in 1992
ANALYSIS: How Nigerian state governments ‘pocketed’ N15.5 trillion LGA allocations in 12 years
In Nigeria, federal allocations to the local governments are just additional revenue for the state governments who determine how to redistribute such funds.
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.
INVESTIGATION: How Buhari administration awarded Ogoni cleanup contracts to unqualified firms
Firms registered to deal in palm oil production, car sales and other non-cleanup related tasks were given Ogoni cleanup contracts.