Investigation/Special Reports

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the fierce intrigues that blocked Magu from top EFCC job

The rejection of the EFCC man showcased a vicious power-play that worked all the way up to the presidency.

SSS Intelligence operatives

SHOCKING: How Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, “tortured” man to death; then paid family N15 million to keep mum

Saheed Eyitayo was arrested by the SSS on April 4 and was never seen alive by family and friends again.

SPECIAL REPORT: How NPA officials by-passed procurement laws to corner N717 billion contracts

The agency’s bigwigs use the illegal arrangement to award contracts to their cronies.

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian Army ‘killed’ kidnapped pastor and labelled him militant

A PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation refutes the Army’s claim, and sheds light on the complexities of militant activities in the Niger Delta.

Internally Displaced Persons

EXCLUSIVE: How I was captured, forced to marry Boko Haram terrorist – Cameroonian

The victim was kidnapped in Cameroon but freed in Nigeria by soldiers.

How Lagos govt., police, hoodlums connived to destroy our homes – Otodogbame residents

The police claimed it went there to restore order between two warring factions.

INVESTIGATION: How Visafone conned 2,000 workers into mass resignation before MTN takeover

“The management kept feeding us lies and denials, saying there was no truth in the rumour,” one of the sacked employees said.

EXCLUSIVE: Lt. Col. Abu Ali’s Death: Why Boko Haram is killing more Nigerian soldiers – Top Military Officer

“The Nigerian Army is more concerned with pleasing the political class while the grassroots people are still suffering.”

Hakeem Dickson

FACT-CHECK: How Top Nigerian politician lied, deceived U.S. court

The politician lied that he served a U.S. prison term in Nigeria.

Nigerian Army

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army probes how 83 soldiers disappeared after Boko Haram attack

The army has replaced the missing commanding officer.

Uguru Usani, Niger Delta Minister

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari’s Minister was charged with fraud, then discharged under unclear circumstances

Those familiar with the case said the charge was suspended for political reasons.

INVESTIGATION: How foremost Nigerian university encourages child labour

“We normally convey students’ luggage … and we are paid N20, N30 or N50, depending on weight of the load,” one of the teenagers said.


EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria steel agency “wants rule bent for ‘corrupt’ firm to land N808.7 million job”

The Bureau for Public Procurement expresses “gross displeasure” at NSRMEA’s insistence.

FACT-CHECK: Buhari’s Independence Day claim on Boko Haram untrue

A group “defeated” in December has launched several attacks including on soldiers, this year, and still holds the Chibok girls.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army gives formal reasons why it dismissed 22 senior officers

“These charges are new to us. Nobody ever mentioned it or accused any of us, at least not me, before we were dismissed.”

INVESTIGATION: After deadly herdsmen attack, ‘forgotten’ Benue widows rebuild their lives, homes

Members of a community in Benue cannot return home since a bloody attack in 2014 by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Fuel Sales: NNPC, Tinubu, Adenuga, Otedola, others owe Nigerian govt N86.4 billion

Some firms have started repaying for distribution of products over the last 10 years.


FACT-CHECK: How Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, is violating the law and illegally parading itself as DSS

A PREMIUM TIMES examination shows the use of DSS has no legal backing.

How Senator elected 10 months before end of session was paid for 4 years – Audit Report

The government’s audit report reveals shocking waste of state resources and arbitrary spending by officials.

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.