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EXCLUSIVE: Shocking details of how Nigerian soldiers shot, tortured El-Zakzaky’s sons, followers to death — Report

A U.K-based human rights group has published horrifying details of the July attack on protesters in Zaria.

EXCLUSIVE: Audio evidence shows Bayelsa Govt lied over cost of new Governor’s office

A senior government official defended the huge cost on record, and claimed the governor’s office would be West Africa’s first.

EXCLUSIVE: Audit exposes massive corruption in Lagos local councils; indicts officials for squandering millions

The report highlights disturbing practices which auditors said cost the 16 councils an “unquantifiable financial shortfalls”.

President Goodluck Jonathan

Presidency, Petroleum Ministry, other agencies rated poorly in FOI disclosure ranking

The Nigerian presidency says the research that yielded the report was not empirical enough and that ranking should therefore be ignored.

Pro-Jonathan group, TAN, hit by fraud allegations over rented crowd pay

Party members have accused TAN of owning agents it contracted to hire crowd.

EXCLUSIVE: A new twist in Christ Embassy Crisis; Pastor Chris removed as trustee of Church’s U.K. branch

The new development suggests that in addition to the matrimonial squabble the couples are having, an intense power struggle might be going on as well.

INVESTIGATION: The Rejected Ebola Soldier: How Nigeria Blocked A Determined Volunteer

At the peak of the Ebola outbreak, the Federal and Lagos State Governments asked Nigerians to volunteer as they battled to contain the disease. A PREMIUM TIMES man tried to sign up. This story is about what he experienced and how he was bounced.

INVESTIGATION: Ebola: Nigerian govt. advocates hand-washing, but won’t provide soaps, sanitizers in public buildings

Nigerian government officials are shouting themselves hoarse that citizens should wash hands regularly to contain Ebola. But there are no soaps or sanitizers in public buildings.

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INVESTIGATION: How officials steal Lagos local government dry [Part 3]

The report says the council manager, council treasurer, and the various vote controllers should be sanctioned accordingly.

INVESTIGATION: Minister Abba Moro in fresh scandal; defrauding Nigerians of billions

Controversial Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has devised a fresh scheme to fleece Nigerians, using the increase in the new fees charged for the Nigerian passport

EDITORIAL: No to Death Penalty for Our Soldiers

PREMIUM TIMES does not condone the actions of these soldiers. But the death sentence on them is flawed and condemnable on many grounds.

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian govt. bungled Edwin Clark-led fresh negotiation to free Chibok girls

The government, in an exuberant show of enthusiasm, chartered a Boeing 737 jet to convey the girls to Abuja from Yola. What was thought to be a discreet arrangement turned into a loud orchestra

Nigeria 2015 Presidential Election: Atiku Declaration – LIVE #ANigeriaForAll

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is declaring his bid for Nigeria’s most coveted political position- President of the Federal Republic – in Abuja.

Synagogue Building Collapse: Why I exposed T.B. Joshua for bribing Journalists – Nicholas Ibekwe

The journalist comments on the “brown envelope” phenomenon in Nigeria.

Document counters Auditor-General’s denial of report indicting Oronsaye for N123Billion Fraud

PREMIUM TIMES challenges the Auditor-General to explain why he failed to forward the report to the National Assembly two years after, when he is constitutionally required do so within 90 days.

INVESTIGATION: Auditor General’s Report Indicts Ex-Head of Service, Oronsaye, for N123billion fraud

The audit uncovered outright stealing and kick-backs during the 18 months that Mr. Oronsaye served as Head of Service.

EXCLUSIVE: Secret Intelligence Report links ex-Governor Sheriff, Chad President to Boko Haram sponsorship

Nigerian defence and intelligence community suggests that Mr. Sheriff did not create Boko Haram but was actively using the “monster” and could be sponsoring the sect as a way of protecting himself.

EXCLUSIVE: Real Reasons President Jonathan Fired NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu

But even before the last clash that culminated in the sack of Mr. Yakubu, the minister and the ex-NNPC boss had for long related with each other with suspicion.

APC in disarray as key leaders leave in droves

Analysts believe with its inability to resolve the widespread crises within its fold, the APC might blow its bright chances of dislodging the ruling PDP from power in next year’s elections.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Senate’s resolution on Imo based on rumour; no evidence state planned IDs for Northerners

Extensive checks by this newspaper show that the Imo State government had no role in the ID claim.

SCANDALOUS: Outrage in Nigeria as government brands National ID Card with MasterCard’s logo

Nigerians express outrage over security and economic consequences of the deal

Ebola: Jonathan fails to stop rallies for own reelection despite advising against large gatherings

President Jonathan wouldn’t halt the rallies despite personally warning against such large gatherings as part of measures for checking the spread of Ebola

EDITORIAL: DSS, Sack Marilyn Ogar Now

The DSS must reassure Nigerians that as a major government agency mandated to provide security to all Nigerians, it is not the hunting dog of the ruling party.

Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State opposes Godwin Emefiele's appointment

While Gov. Lamido Pockets N1.3 billion Kickback, Jigawa’s Anti-Poverty Projects Are Poorly Funded

In an exclusive report Tuesday, PREMIUM TIMES published details of how Mr. Lamido and his sons, Aminu and Mustapha, used their positions to siphon Jigawa State funds

Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State opposes Godwin Emefiele's appointment

EXCLUSIVE: How Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido, Received N1.3 billion Kickback from Construction Firm

The governor has now been caught collecting kickbacks from firms that offered service to his state.