Investigation/Special Reports

INVESTIGATION: Shikira: Community where 28 children die from lead poisoning

The gold miners excavated the depths of the earth crust, digging pits or burrowing tunnels to trace gold-bearing quartz stones

Rivers Inquiry: Witnesses link PDP chairman, former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, to election violence

A lot of the witnesses who testified mentioned Mrs. Jonathan and the Rivers State PDP Chairman as masterminds of some violence and killings.

ICIJ, PREMIUM TIMES, Le Monde, U.K. Guardian, others win top data journalism award

PREMIUM TIMES, ICIJ, Le Monde, and dozens of other publications around the world win Best Investigation of the Year award at 2015 Data Journalism Awards

Nigeria spends N4.62 trillion on National Security in 5 years, yet widespread insecurity remains

There are concerns regarding how huge allocations  to Nigeria’s security sector are spent.

INVESTIGATION: Men, Woman facing criminal allegations, who will make laws for Nigeria

PREMIUM TIMES presents tainted Senators and House of Representatives members who will be making laws for the nation.

Nigerian volunteer workers to Liberia

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian, AU officials maltreated, cheated Ebola volunteers in Liberia, Sierra Leone

Nigerian volunteers who risked their lives to save others against the deadly Ebola virus, say they were singled out for maltreatment.


Nigerian govt. schools reject students displaced by Boko Haram over “academic documents”

Government schools in Abuja say children displaced by Boko Haram must return to the north east for vital documents before they are admitted.

ALSCON Potroom West 2

INVESTIGATION: Inside the huge scam leading to sale of Nigeria’s aluminium plant, ALSCON, to Russia’s RUSAL

ALSCON, a huge plant with potential to transform Nigeria to an industrial giant, was sold in a manner believed to be a rubber-stamped scam

Over N121 billion wasted, Nigeria’s troubled National ID Card project in fresh controversy

The project is rocked by executive high-handedness, corruption, irresponsibility by government officials and abuse of power

Former military Head of State, Sani Abacha

Abacha Loot: Inside the secret deal Jonathan authorized to shield ex-dictator’s family from prosecution

The Abachas will receive clemency for returning part of the estimated $5bn loot, a pact anti-corruption activists argue will embolden others to steal more.

How Crooked Bankers, Businessman Stole N1 Billion From Environment Ministry

Federal investigators accuse a businessman of conniving with bankers to steal about a N1billion from a government account.

REPORT CARD: Nigerian Senators, Reps cornered N600bn in 4 years but passed only 106 bills

Despite taking funds needed to provide hospitals, schools and jobs, the lawmakers returned about 10 per cent efficiency.

EDITORIAL: African Leaders and Their Murderous Silence

In the ongoing saga of African migrants seeking better lives beyond Africa’s shores, we are witnessing a tragedy of monumental proportions.

How Nigerian govt ruins midwives scheme, fails to fight maternal deaths

Nigeria’s fight against pregnancy and childbirth deaths is half-hearted with the government failing to pay and equip midwives.

FILE PHOTO: A cross-section of internally displaced persons

INVESTIGATION: Displaced persons in Gombe “dying of starvation”

The displaced people say they have been abandoned by the authorities

INVESTIGATION: Evicted And Abandoned: How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor

Evictions like the one in Badia East [Lagos] and others explained in this story aren’t supposed to happen in the middle of projects backed by the World Bank.

In Zambia, anti-corruption chief’s battle against fraud draws fierce reply

Authorities move against Zambia’s anti-corruption chief in a complex corruption case linked all the way to Nigeria.

Former INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega announcing results in the 2015 election.

Nigeria 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – LIVE UPDATES (INEC Declarations)

This live blog is dedicated to results as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission at the state collation centres

#NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – LIVE UPDATES (Results)

This live blog is dedicated to results from the ongoing Nigeria 2015 governorship and state assemblies elections. Results published here are as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission at the Polling Units. The first was dedicated to the accreditation stage of the elections. The second live blog was dedicated to the voting process. PREMIUM […]

#NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – LIVE UPDATES (Voting)

This live blog is dedicated to the voting process of the Nigeria 2015 governorship and state assemblies elections, as the elections move into the vote casting stage. The first was dedicated to the accreditation stage of the elections. PREMIUM TIMES reporters are bringing you live updates from the field. Follow our live updates on the […]

#NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – LIVE UPDATES

Analysts however believe the race is tight and a winner is difficult to tell before the votes are counted.

REVEALED: The men, and woman who pressured Jonathan to concede defeat

As Mr. Buhari’s lead became clear, President Goodluck faced loyalists asking him to concede defeat, and hawks bent on challenging the outcome.