Investigation/Special Reports

The road before Nestle

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.

Yakura and Hadiza at the detention camp in Maiduguri

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.

Tax avoidance versus tax evasion [Photo: Fox Business]

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.

Some N-Power beneficiaries

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.

LASUTH IkejaLagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

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.

Cattle graving on a portion of the expanse

‘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.

Nightfall came with a feeling a hopelessness for Chris Chom and 61 other prison inmates who only had the option of practically sleeping on each other's bodies for lack of sleeping space

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.

UNILORIN gate used to illustrate the story.

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.

One of the women farmer Christiana Ibrahim, standing by her firewood stall.

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.

Pupils sitting on the floor in one of the schools

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.

Some of the children that are not in school and dindt follow their parents to farm.

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.

Sa'idu Ali, Vegetable seller, Tradermoni beneficiary at Yan Tipper market in Dutse, Jigawa State.

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.

5. Wheat farm in Wurno

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.

Marakisia, Amara and Sadia hawking their wares in Hausawa Village.

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.

A tired "Baba" heading home after work on the farm.

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.

One of the dilapidated classrooms

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.

Mr Okoli checking one of the trees

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.

Representative of Lagos State Governor and Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya (right); Special Adviser to the Governor, Finance and Audit Control, Mr. Adeniyi Popoola (2nd left); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Engr. Ajibade Caster Bade-Adebowale (2nd right) during the unveiling of the plaque to commission the Bisola Durosinmi-Etti/Hakeem Dickson Road in Lekki, at the weekend

Ambode commissions Lagos road named after convicted fugitive

Mr Dickson was convicted of credit card fraud in the U.S. in 1992

Abuja Municipal Area Council

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.

Mr Isa Ardo

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.

Fish sellers without fish to sell

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.