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INVESTIGATION: How Jigawa people suffer for lack of healthcare after ex-Gov. Lamido allegedly pocketed billions

This is the story of how ex-Governor Lamido, accused of corruption, under-developed Jigawa State’s health sector

Kogi Governorship Elections – Live Updates #KogiDecides

PREMIUM TIMES reporters, Josiah Oluwole and Hassan Adebayo are on ground in Kogi state and would provide live updates of events from the state.

EXCLUSIVE: Many more people killed in Nigeria despite unprecedented N1.48trillion arms spending

The number of deaths caused by insurgency and violence increased as more money was spent on armament.

Full details of TSA: Dino Melaye misled Nigerian Senate on N25 billion claim

“It is grossly exaggerated. We are talking of one per cent. What is one per cent of the money? Have we collected up to a trillion?”

ICC lists 8 possible war crimes against Nigerian military, Boko Haram

The international court releases its preliminary examination report on Nigeria.

EXCLUSIVE: Professor indicted by court for sexual assault, forgery appointed Vice-Chancellor of Nigerian federal university

The Court of Appeal in its judgment delivered by Justice Dalhatu Adamu declared that Mr. Essell’s statements as contained in her affidavit were “serious indictment on Essien”.

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan’s campaign chief, others divert N155bn crude oil money to ‘corrupt Zambian officials’

The Nigerians sold the crude and failed to make payments into Zambian government accounts.

Amaechi and Wike

Drama, rowdiness, verbal missiles, walkout as Senate confirms Amaechi as Minister

Inside details of how APC, PDP Senators flexed muscles over Amaechi in Senate chamber

MTN Nigeria office

INVESTIGATION: How MTN ships billions abroad, paying less tax in Nigeria

In a rare disclosure in 2013, MTN admitted it made unauthorized payments of N37.6 Billion to MTN Dubai between 2010 and 2013.

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Boko Haram’s routes of death, destruction and humanitarian crises

This is a moving story detailing a dangerous journey through Boko Haram’s deadly dens.

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the N10billion assets Saraki declared as governor

The embattled senate president is currently on trial for alleged corruption and false declaration of assets


INVESTIGATION: Abuja electricity boss’ N36million monthly pay, others tear apart firm

Irrespective of the company’s poor performance, management’s administrative expenses rose from N13.67 billion in 2013 to about N24.93 billion.

NNPC Towers

How NNPC officials waste billions on failed electronic management contract

Officials say the project, which has gulped more than double its contract sum, was designed to fail.

Anguish, sorrow, tears as Lagos descends on Badia East again, brutally evicting residents

The Lagos government has a history of forcefully and brutally demolishing homes and businesses, with little or no warning.

SPECIAL REPORT: How GAVI rewarded Okonjo-Iweala after she worked against Nigeria’s interest

GAVI accused Nigeria of fraud despite overwhelming evidence agianst the allegation.


How deadly Nigerian  syndicates operate prostitution rings in Dubai

Joseph Famakin says NAPTIP is collaborating with the Nigerian Intelligence ‎Agency in its ongoing investigation about the ladies’ activities.

INVESTIGATION: Jonathan, Alison-Madueke, Tunde Ayeni, named in fraudulent oil contracts that cost Nigeria billions

How much service the companies offered to pocket that amount remains unclear even to the state oil company, insiders say.

FACT-CHECK: Buhari, APC lied in disowning campaign document, “My Covenant With Nigerians”

By disowning the “My Covenant With Nigerians” document, President Buhari and his party are likely being dishonest and deceitful.

How embattled Radio Nigeria DG, Ladan Salihu, sacked staff who exposed his corruption

Mr. Salihu dismissed the two whistleblowers on the same day.

Former EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde

EXCLUSIVE: Police IG, Solomon Arase, moves to remove Lamorde as EFCC chair

Anti-corruption activists say the ongoing onslaught against Mr. Lamorde and the EFCC followed a similar pattern of attack adopted in removing Mr. Ribadu in 2008

Shocking details of how Oronsaye, Maina, others allegedly stole N1 Billion from pension funds

Court documents reveal graphic details of how Stephen Oronsaye and his collaborators allegedly stole about N1billion from Nigerian pension funds

Ladan Salihu, Nominated as commissioner in Bauchi despite his indictment

INVESTIGATION: How Jonathan appointed suspected serial thief, Ladan Salihu, to head Radio Nigeria

A series of fraudulent activities should have stopped Mr. Salihu from clinching the top job, but he had connections in high places.

Without the illegal allowances, these are what your Senators, Reps earn

Our analysis did however not include the illegal but hefty quarterly allowances lawmakers pay themselves

Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria earned $11.8bn from LNG; not $5.6bn claimed by PDP, Jonathan govt.

Our investigation shows that at 49 per cent, Nigeria’s dividends from the NLNG stands at $11.8 billion. That is about N2.5 trillion.

Seriake Dickson, Godswill Akpabio, Emmanuel Uduaghan, and Rotimi Amaechi, some Nigerian governors hacking telephones.

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian Hacking Governors Forum: Amaechi, Akpabio, Uduaghan hacked phones too

Cyber security analysts say data acquired by the governors may have been used – and could be used – for cyber bullying, intimidation and blackmail