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INVESTIGATION: How FCT robs residents through illegal parking policy

By Kevwe Ebireri The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCT, has for over a year been generating revenue by forcing an illegal and dubious electronic parking policy on residents of Abuja, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting is reporting. The administration registered four companies last year and authorized them to generate revenue through the enforcement of an electronic parking system […]

Arik, AIT, other alleged beneficiaries of Odili’s ‘stolen’ N100bn keep mum

The alleged beneficiaries will not refute or confirm if they accepted Odili’s ‘stolen’ funds.

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Investigations (Part 2): How officials, travel agencies robbed, ran Nigeria Airways aground

A senior CPC official is among those indicted for ruining Nigeria Airways. The pillaging and misappropriation that characterised the Nigerian Airways was not limited to the alleged corruption of its former Managing Directors- Jani Ibrahim and Mohammed Joji; several top management staff of the company between 1985 and 1999 in one way or the other […]

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How Nigeria police staged suspects in Oshiomhole’s aide’s murder

New documents show how SSS, state prosecutor tore police probe of Oshiomhole’s aide’s murder apart.

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Investigations (Part 1): After stealing billions, grounding Nigeria Airways, indicted officials still enjoy loot

While the Federal Government has concluded plans to spend N75 billion ($500 million) to procure 30 aircraft for airlines, none of those indicted, by a government White Paper ten years ago, for the fraud and misappropriations that led to the collapse of the Nigeria Airways has been prosecuted or made to return the money they […]

Pastor Adeboye’s university quietly brews a storm

The school insists that repentance is not its policy.

Nigeria, ECOWAS’ largest donor, continually outsmarted by smaller West-African countries

Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, the president of the ECOWAS commission, doesn’t come away as extravagant, with his modest suits, chauffeured-cars, and few guards. But in Abuja, where the West African regional body he heads is headquartered, Mr. Ouedraogo lives large. He maintains a permanent executive suite at the Transcorp Hilton despite recently remodeling his official apartment […]

EXCLUSIVE: Etteh goes to School

The former speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, better known as a hair dresser, is studying for a law degree Five years after her tumultuous four-month stint as the head of Nigeria’s parliament, during which time she was tagged an ‘illiterate hair dresser,’ Nigeria’s first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, has […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan spends $60,000 to arrange CNN interview

As the dust over President Goodluck Jonathan’s embarrassing outing in a recent CNN interview is yet to settle, PREMIUM TIMES can report that the presidency actually spends thousands of dollars in public funds to arrange interviews with foreign media outlets. Mr. Jonathan’s penchant for foreign media has fetched him criticism, with citizens often bashing him for what they […]

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Over 200 hangers-on accompanied Jonathan to AU summit

Nigeria spent more than a hundred million naira transporting, feeding and maintaining an extraordinary large contingent of officials and political hangers-on, who traveled with President Goodluck Jonathan to the just-concluded African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, PREMIUM TIMES has learned. Officials, who made the trip, from the presidency to ministries and agencies, averaged 200, making the Nigerian delegation the largest […]

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A widow’s quest for justice

The deceased was a bureau de change operator.

Road accidents killed average 11 Nigerians each day of 2012 – FRSC

The highest number of accidents and deaths occurred in December. An average of 11 people were killed daily in road accidents across Nigeria in 2012, official statistics from the Federal Road Safety Corps show. In the 2012 official report titled “DASHBOARD RECORDS FOR THE MONTHS OF 2012” and made available to PREMIUM TIMES, the Corps […]

How football officials steal millions from cash-strapped Nigeria Premier League

While the federal football league struggled through years of crises, officials fed fat on its available funds While the Nigeria Premier League suffered from constant bickering and perennial lack of funds to run its operations, officials made sure they steal as much as possible of the little funds available to the league while owing clubs and offering shambolic […]

Untold reasons Comptroller General of immigration, Rosemary Uzoma, was fired

The Comptroller General of Immigration, Rosemary Uzoma, was sacked on tuesday due to prolonged disagreement between her and interior minister, Abba Moro, over the day to day running of the Service, according to a report by the International Centre for Investigations Reporting. Sources in the Immigration Service and internal affairs ministry told icirnigeria.org that the minister had been having […]

How Nigeria military arrest, torture, exploit innocents at Giwa Barracks

 Detainees speak of horrific torture within Giwa barracks, allegations military authorities deny

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#OccupyNigeria: One year later, the gains, the losses

It has been one year since Nigerians, under the banner of #OccupyNaija, protested against misgovernment and massive corruption. 

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The Nigerian bribe takers

The Nigerian police topped the list of reported cases of bribery.

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President Jonathan lies again, TCN faults power generation claims

“Now, we are generating more than 5,000MW,” another false statement by President Jonathan?

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Inside the secret Abacha memo approving execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa, others

In November 1995, while an overwhelming international outcry mounted against the execution of the Ogoni leader, Ken Saro-Wiwa and his colleagues, defiant military dictator, Sani Abacha, backed by a small band of military officers, convinced themselves that executing them, swiftly, was the best way to resolve the Ogoni unrest “once and for all”, and to […]

Jumoke Akinjide

Exposed: Abuja minister lied to Nigerians, promised fake, non-existent jobs

The perceived failure of the SURE-P to translate to jobs as promised, has touched off at all states and Abuja

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari

Why Babangida overthrew, detained me — Buhari

The interview provides rare details about Buhari’s upbringing, military career, politics and life as a flirting youngster

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Ifeanyi Uba of Capital Oil, others, fraudulently cornered billions of petrol funds- police report

The police said even the banker’s of Capital Oil may be complicit in the fraud.

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How Anenih, Alison-Madueke, others robbed Nigeria of N234bn meant for road

Despite his indictment, Mr. Anenih has now been appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to head the NPA board.

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Outrage over use of crashed naval helicopter for illegal, burial duties

Three days after the tragic helicopter crash that killed six, authorities in Nigeria have been scrambling to outdo one another in bid to assure a distraught nation that actions would be taken to avert a reoccurrence even as outrage mounts among Nigerians who insist the crashed chopper was deployed for illegal duties. President Goodluck Jonathan […]

Ill-fated helicopter exploded before crashing, killing Yakowa, Azazi, four others

A troubled helicopter conveying sympathizers to a funeral in Bayelsa state, burst into flames on Saturday, before plunging into the creeks, killing the governor of Kaduna state, Patrick Yakowa, a former National Security Adviser, Owoye Azazi, and four others in the nation’s fourth air disaster this year. Messrs Yakowa and Azazi, and their aides, Dauda Tsoho […]