Investigation/Special Reports

How Kwara govt freed suspects police indicted in deadly Jebba attack

Three people were killed and 12 others injured in the attack for which the suspects were arrested.

former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar

EXCLUSIVE: Why we won’t say whether Atiku is barred, wanted in America — U.S. Govt.

The former vice president’s U.S. immigration status was recently the subject of debate.

SPECIAL REPORT: Nigeria’s oil-rich communities abandoned in shocking poverty despite huge wealth

Niger Delta communities suffer grinding poverty despite producing Nigeria’s oil and gas wealth.

Late. Murtala Mohammed [Photo credit:]

EXCLUSIVE: Inside America’s damning verdict on Murtala Muhammed, Obasanjo after 1975 coup

A declassified U.S. memo paints a different picture of a man regarded by many Nigerians as a folk hero of sort.

SPECIAL REPORT: Works Minister, Fashola, in N166 billion contract mess

The BPP queries the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing over the proposed contracts for 10 road and bridge projects.

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

EXCLUSIVE: Army officer attacks Nigeria’s service chiefs, says they are ‘Nollywood actors’

There have been increased disquiet among troops fighting Boko Haram over poor feeding, inadequate equipment, and basic supplies.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria raises troops for Gambia, ready to remove Yahya Jammeh

Mr. Jammeh lost the December 1 2016 presidential election to opposition candidate, Adama Barrow.

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

EXCLUSIVE: Shake-up in Nigerian Army; top generals redeployed

The Chief of Army has changed his ADC.

Senator Ali Ndume

EXCLUSIVE: Why I was removed as Senate Leader, Ndume opens up

Senators tell PREMIUM TIMES the intrigues leading up to Mr. Ndume’s removal.

Muhammadu Buhari talking

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari administration plotting to break Nigerian law in award of $800million contract

The deal involves an American firm that has, at least once, won a contract without compliance with Nigerian laws.

Oba Sikiru Adetona, Awujale of Ijebuland

EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo to Awujale: You are a rumour monger, a liar

“Kabiyesi, the type of hate propaganda you have tried to project in that section of your book against my person is grossly unbecoming of an Oba.”

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian hospital where ‘medical negligence’ causes death of women, babies

Families of different victims narrated their sad experiences that caused the death of at least four people at the hospital.

EXCLUSIVE: Top Nigerian businessman wanted for “international corruption” in Italy

Aliyu Abubakar’s offence, according to Italian authorities, is “International corruption with the aggravating circumstance of transnationality.”

EXCLUSIVE: Customs DG Hammed Ali blasts SSS boss Lawal Daura; accuses him of unprofessionalism

“The DGSS should therefore be advised to approach issues professionally and not allow sentiments or personal vendetta to drive his actions.”

EXCLUSIVE (VIDEO): Governor Shettima berates soldiers for denying freed Chibok girls access to parents

“… No soldier or security man should be around them, give them that privacy.”

INVESTIGATION: Despite neighbours’ anxiety, controversial Islamic sect preaches tolerance

Residents expressed fear that the group’s expansion and martial arts training had dubious intent.

EXCLUSIVE: Iwo monarch fights back, threatens magistrate with “traditional warrant of arrest”

The magistrate had ordered the arrest of the Iwo monarch.

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s toxic ‘Tokunbo’ trade

Thousands of tons of used electronics and illegal e-waste are imported into Nigeria annually, exposing the country to deadly environmental danger.

EXCLUSIVE: Why SSS wrote separate reports to Presidency, Senate on Magu

The Senate rejected Mr. Magu’s nomination based on a report by the SSS.

Itse Sagay, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari’s advisers on corruption want re-submission of Magu’s name to Senate

The Itse Sagay-led committee described the SSS report as “weak and unsubstantiated.”

EXCLUSIVE: Contrary to SSS claim, documents show how FCTA paid for Magu’s official residence

Documentary evidence show that the house was not paid for through any crony or corrupt deal.

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

EXCLUSIVE: How SSS submitted two contradictory reports on EFCC boss, Magu, to Senate

Among other allegations, the SSS accused Mr. Magu of benefitting from proceeds of fraud from an individual on trial.