Investigation/Special Reports

EXCLUSIVE: Saraki, Mark, others in trouble as Presidency orders probe of Nigerians named in #PanamaPapers

The Code of Conduct Bureau has been authorised to investigate some individuals exposed in the PanamaPapers scandal.

INVESTIGATION: Herdsmen attacks claim 1,269 lives in Benue

Below is a timeline of herdsmen attacks on communities and the resultant killings in the state between 2013 and July 2016.

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Secret companies of Senator who laundered billions for Abacha uncovered in tax havens

The senator likes to be seen as an anti-corruption whistleblower. But it’s now clear he helped Abacha loot Nigeria too.

INVESTIGATION: Secret documents expose Nigerian oil mogul’s offshore hideaways

The Panama Papers reveal dealmaker’s backstage maneuverings as he hung with celebrities and criminal investigators closed in

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria Custom boss, Hamid Ali, violates Buhari’s directive, flies first class from London

President Buhari had in April caused the Finance Minister Adeosun, to issue a circular barring top officials from travelling first class.

EXPOSED: #Panamapapers: The Nigerian lawyers who acted as intermediaries for Mossack Fonseca

The lawyers and their law firms appear desperate to deny links with the embattled panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca.

SPECIAL REPORT: Adenuga’s Mountain of Debt: Several firms, AMCON chase billionaire for unpaid bills

Mr. Adenuga is Nigeria’s second richest man but is being pulled in all directions by creditors

SPECIAL REPORT: How the Onitsha massacre of pro-Biafra supporters was coordinated — SSS operative

A military police source says demonstrators extrajudicially killed were buried in 15 mass graves in an army barracks

INVESTIGATION: How Governors Dickson, Okowa spend billions on high tech spying on opponents, others

Mass Internet Surveillance is on the rise in Nigeria as politicians push the illegal practice to new heights.

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the massive extrajudicial killings in Nigeria’s South-East

Secret extrajudicial killings have taken root in Nigeria’s South-East. Yet Nigerian authorities are doing nothing to call the country’s security forces to order.

PREMIUM TIMES SPECIAL: Kano Killing: What Islam says about blasphemy and killings

Islam does not authorise individual Muslims to appropriate for themselves the role of judge, jury, and executioner.

INVESTIGATION: Ecological Funds: How Billions Go Down The Drain

It was late in the evening in August 2014 and most traders at the famous Makera iron fabrication market in Gombe State were hurriedly packing their wares into their shops as they closed for the day. It was about to rain and the sky had darkened. Just a few metres from the road and very […]

INVESTIGATION: Skolombo Boys: How parents abused, abandoned children on streets of Calabar

Hundreds of abandoned children accused of being witches and wizards lived in the streets of Calabar for years.

NNPC Towers

#PanamaPapers: How ex-NNPC GMD operated secret account to buy posh property while in office

The offences violate sections of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari’s anti-corruption adviser in examination malpractice scandal

The anti-corruption official is accused of sneaking in answers into an examination.

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigeria’s Accountant General deceived VP Osinbajo, governors; ₦324 billion oil money unaccounted for

The nation’s relevant agencies have always treated Nigerians to contradictory and inaccurate figures of oil revenue earnings.

Top Nigerian oil companies linked to Diezani’s $115 million election bribe

Investigators say some officials of the company might be prosecuted for providing what is now suspected to be bribe funds.

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

EXCLUSIVE: How Kogi Governor, Bello, squandered over N260 million ‘security vote’ days after assuming office

Secret documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES show a governor on a spending spree while state workers and pensioners are owed.

INVESTIGATION: How N16billion mass transit SURE-P fund was squandered

The ICPC is investigating the disbursement even as beneficiaries and the disbursing bank fight in court.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

FACT-CHECK: VP Osinbajo’s claim not true: State House Clinic not for all Nigerians

Our investigation finds that contrary to the vice president’s claim, the State House Medical Centre, is for the exclusive use of presidency officials and their families.

FACT-CHECK: Buhari’s claim untrue: Journalists being detained, harassed in Nigeria

While Mr. Buhari was claiming that no journalist was in detention Nigeria, reporter Jacob Onjewu Dickson was in a Kaduna cell.

INVESTIGATION: How a $4 million UN climate programme impoverished Nigerian communities

A well-intentioned lockdown of Cross River forest cut communities from their livelihood. Ex-Governor Imoke then caused further harm.