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#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.

How PREMIUM TIMES survived massive cyber attacks during presidential election coverage

“It is not clear who is paying for these attacks, but we are certain the hackers are not doing it for fun.”

#NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Presidential Election – LIVE UPDATES (INEC Declarations)

This live blog is dedicated to the results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja.

#NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Presidential, National Assembly Elections – LIVE UPDATES

Follow our live updates on the elections here

FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote (3)

EDITORIAL: As Nigeria Goes to the Polls

These elections must not just be free, fair and credible but must be seen to be so.

INVESTIGATION: Attorney-General, Adoke, in shady deal that may rob Nigeria of N549billion

This new shocking deal is reminiscent of the infamous Malabu Oil scandal in which the Attorney General was also named.


How Nigerian Universities encourage sexual harassment of female students

Without policies or sanctions against sexual harassment, more officials in Nigerian universities are emboldened to abuse their students.

EDITORIAL: The Moral Stench of Confirming Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister

Our lawless and shameless lawmakers have failed the country once again, and there is no doubt that they will remain on the wrong side of history for a long time.

INVESTIGATION: Inside Jonathan’s Controversial Mega Farm

Residents of six villages were forced out to new locations, to pave the way for President Goodluck Jonathan’s multi-billion naira farm.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerians Beware! Jonathan procures N11 billion equipment to tap your phones

The spying on citizens’ communications is continuing despite the country not having a law in place to regulate such undertakings by the nation’s security agencies.

INVESTIGATION: David Mark’s wife, Dangote, Adenuga, others named in #SwissLeaks as operators of secret foreign accounts

According to details pieced together by the ICIJ, HSBC fashioned a series of layers of privacy scheme to ensure the worst of criminals and characters were protected.

How Civil Society helped block secret plot by Lagos Govt., World Bank to privatise water

The privatisation deal was shrouded in secrecy.

INVESTIGATION: The Mystery Man of Nigeria’s $182million Halliburton Bribery Scam

“Although, we’ve seen the indictment and conviction of foreign companies and their top executives in Europe and America, Nigeria’s own government has not taken action in the very country in which the corruption took place.”

INVESTIGATION: Files Open New Window on $182-Million Halliburton Bribery Scandal in Nigeria

British lawyer facilitated bribes through secret Swiss HSBC accounts in his name and names of family members; revelations may place Nigerian government under pressure.

Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers

Team of journalists from 45 countries unearths secret bank accounts maintained for criminals, traffickers, tax dodgers, politicians and celebrities.

INVESTIGATION: Grim tales of rape, child trafficking in Nigeria’s displaced persons camps

Many aid workers in the IDP camps allege that there is a conspiracy of silence, which encourages government officials in many of the IDP camps to continue to exploit the displaced persons.

INVESTIGATION: Why NDDC’s N3billion Ayetoro Shoreline Protection Contract Failed

The story of the Ayetoro contract is a classic example in poor project preparation, institutional failure and corporate negligence.

EDITORIAL: We say No to Postponement of Elections

This is not the time to postpone. The elections must hold on schedule.

ANALYSIS: Govt budgets billions to fund president’s, lawmakers’ lavish lifestyles; health, roads get pittance

With less funds for capital projects, Nigeria may be looking at shifting the burden of austerity onto the bricklayers, plumbers, artisans and construction workers.

Zaki Biam Massacre: Jonathan, Suswam under fire for diverting N8bn victims’ settlement funds

Neither Mr. Suswam nor the Benue State Government was a party to; or supported the long drawn legal battle between the massacre victims and the Nigerian government.

Massive fraud stalls NLC, Kriston-Lally housing scheme, leaving thousands stranded

Shocking details of how Abuja-based real estate developer, Kriston-Lally, allegedly swindled the Nigeria Labour Congress, thousands of workers of billions of naira.

Jimi Agbaje

How candidates fared at Lagos governorship election debate

A candidate scored 9 of 10, another scored as low as 1.

Sunset at the National assembly

​Oil Crisis: Nigerian govt retains National Assembly’s N150bn jumbo budget despite dwindling revenues

While the Presidency has taken some budget cut amid dwindling revenues, the government has given the National Assembly the same amount it has spent the last four years.

Video shows President Jonathan linking ex-Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, to Boko Haram

In a remark, long before the former governor joined his party, the PDP, President Jonathan argued strongly that Mr. Sheriff was a “friend” of Boko Haram.