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Pastor Adeboye’s university quietly brews a storm

The school insists that repentance is not its policy. Advertisement

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 […]

Former Speaker, Patricia Etteh

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 […]


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. Advertisement

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 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 Advertisement

Occupy Nigeria

#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.  Advertisement

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The Nigerian bribe takers

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

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan lies again, TCN faults power generation claims

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

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 Advertisement

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

Ifeanyi uba

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. Advertisement

Tony Anenih

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. Advertisement

The crashed chopper

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 […]

Chris Okotie

Chris Okotie made me work without pay for 14 years, man tells court

A former Church worker said Mr. Okotie made him work for 14 years without pay. Advertisement

Presidency’s N2.2 billion party hall not listed in budget

The proposed banquet hall will breach federal anti-corruption regulation. Advertisement

Much-hyped Akwa Ibom e-library still under lock five months after presidential commissioning

Five months after President Goodluck Jonathan flew to Uyo to commission it, the Akwa Ibom e-library is still far from completion Advertisement

Investigations (1): How Nigeria’s sports commission officials enriched self, cheated paralympians

The athletes were paid less than 25 per cent of what ‘jamboree officials’ including guests got as estacodes.

German Asylum Seeker

The agonies of illegal migrants in Europe

German asylum seekers live lives close to prisoners’. Advertisement