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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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
EXCLUSIVE: How Liberian Govt Cleared Patrick Sawyer to Travel to Nigeria while under observation for Ebola
The Nigerian health minister says Patrick Sawyer’s action has placed unnecessary stress on Nigeria’s health system.
How BPE breached privatisation rules in sale of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company
BPE seems to be favouring Northwest Power Limited, the Preferred Bidder for the Kaduna DISCO.
With no established rules to follow, Jonathan turns to politics in search for new Head of Service
In the search for a new Head of Service, Jonathan sticks to a formula that critics say, for years, has bred corruption and entrenched inefficiency in the civil service.