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Freeing Freetown: A Tale of ECOMOG Soldiers’ Sojourn in Sierra Leone (Part 1)
Nigeria soldiers led ECOMOG into Liberia and Sierra Leone to restore order. But they also left sad tales behind.
INVESTIGATION: Offa Poly students groan as school officials, associations impose illegal fees (1)
For students of this institution and their parents, it has been unending lamentations emanating from constant, mostly illegal requests for payments.
INVESTIGATION: How child labour boosts milk production at FrieslandCampina in Nigeria
A PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation shows that farmers who supply raw milk to FrieslandCampina, producers of Peak Milk and Three Crown, routinely use children for the most vital processes.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Oyo’s garri-producing community that lacks basic amenities
Residents of Olorunda in Oyo State have never had electricity. There is also no school, hospital, potable water and others in the community.
INVESTIGATION: Nigerian government awarded N690m Ogoni cleanup contracts to unqualified firms
The Ministry of Environment awarded consultancy contracts worth N690 million to two unqualified companies
SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos communities battle gas flaring impact amidst uncertainty over 2020 deadline
“They should do something; our fishes are disappearing,”a resident of the Lagos community said.
INVESTIGATION: After acquiring $1.3bn DisCos, investors leave meter, transformer burdens to consumers
Electricity companies have largely failed in their performance targets, for example, targeting 1.064 million meters by 2019 but installing less than 50,000 by November.
20 “hidden” destinations of purported health spendings in 2020 proposed budget
A minimum of 20 health-related projects got generous appropriation but only for construction purposes and without regard for how such health facilities will be subsequently manned and staffed.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerians suffer from poor electricity regulation
While the electricity regulator, NERC, says it is doing its best, consumers lament how its ineffectiveness is affecting them.
Shocking ways Nigerian universities reward best graduating students
Unlike in other parts of the world, Nigerian universities offer tokens or nothing as rewards to their best graduating students.
EXCLUSIVE: Govt. confirms Amosun illegally imported 1,000 AK-47 guns, two million bullets
Key federal agency PREMIUM TIMES independent findings that Mr Amosun got no approval to bring weapons into Nigeria.
EXCLUSIVE: How Abba Kyari manipulated Buhari to sack Osinbajo from Ruga projects
An internal memo offers a rare insight into the level of insubordination Vice-President Osinbajo has been subjected to by the president’s top aides, especially Abba Kyari.
INVESTIGATION: Dubai real estate links point fresh footprints to hidden Abacha loot
The Abachas are also actively linked to the Malabu Oil scandal, which has been the subject of attention of law enforcement and the justice departments of many countries.
EXCLUSIVE: Documents show ex-Gov. Amosun illegally imported arms, ammunition
Mr Amosun tried to deceive Nigerians over the matter but official documents have now exposed his lies.
SPECIAL REPORT: After over a billion spent, Ajaokuta-Okene Highway, other roads abandoned
The works ministry says the Ajaokuta-Okene contractor, like other federal road contractors, got 82 per cent of its advance fee but delivered only about 11.3 per cent of work.
EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian judge ‘prostrated’ before lawyer after ‘dirty deals’ involving bank
The judge is accused of colluding with some litigants to cart away and share cash taken away from a bank.
Stash or Trash: Despite control measures, Nigeria still top e-waste destination
Electronic waste has not ceased from entering Nigeria and other African countries, raising the question of whether the continent has a taste for the world’s e-garbage.
INVESTIGATION (3): A Reporter’s Diary – Living With A ‘Mad’ Cell Mate, Set Up By Prison Warders, Abducted By the Police
FISAYO SOYOMBO documents how prison, police and court officials conspired to abduct him after his cover was blown.
INVESTIGATION(2): Drug Abuse, Sodomy, Bribery, Pimping… The Cash-And-Carry Operations Of Ikoyi Prison
Reporter Fisayo Soyombo exposes how the courts short-change the law, and the prisons are themselves a cesspool of the exact reasons for which they hold inmates.
INVESTIGATION: Inside story of unexecuted, abandoned N224 million constituency projects in Plateau
In this second part of an investigative report from Plateau undertaken by UDEME & Premium Times, the reporter brings to limelight the hardship faced by community dwellers in the Home of Peace and Tourism.
SPECIAL REPORT: Despite huge investment in power, Nigeria suffered 206 grid collapses in 9 years
This is an indepth look at the frequent collapse of power grid in Nigeria and why the situation may not change soon.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Nigeria’s rice mills where manual, child labour thrive
Low level of mechanisation makes rice milling in Nigeria tedious and wasteful, keeping local production at below half of potential.
SPECIAL REPORT: Eight years after, new federal university in Taraba faces infrastructural shortage
A blend of factors including insufficient funding, delays by contractors and communal crises have helped slowed projects approved for the school.
INVESTIGATION (1): Bribery, Bail For Sale… Lagos Police Station Where Innocent Civilians Are Jailed And Criminals Are Recycled
In the first of this three-part series, reporter Fisayo Soyombo uncovers how the Police pervert the course of justice in their quest for ill-gotten money.
INVESTIGATION: Jonathan, Buhari spent N1.164 trillion on power in 8 years, yet Nigeria remains in darkness
The two past administrations invested another N1.164 trillion into the power sector through capital releases, yet homes and factories in Nigeria are yet to be provided constant electricity supply.