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EXCLUSIVE: Real reasons Governor Akpabio forced his deputy to step down
Nov. 6 (PREMIUM TIMES) — The ousted deputy governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nsima Ekere, and his successor, Valerie Ebe have both made it into the history book of the 25-year old state. With only 17 months and two days in office, Mr. Ekere has had the shortest tenure as deputy governor in Akwa Ibom’s […]
Ribadu commitee exposes how presidency, NNPC spend oil revenues as slush funds
Download full report of the Ribadu Committee on Petroleum Revenue here
INVESTIGATION: Underhand tactics, Illegal advertising raise British American Tobacco’s profits in Nigeria, Africa
The tobacco giant is benefiting from weak tobacco legislation in Nigeria.
Malabu oil scandal: AGF Adoke and the great cover-ups
Mr. Adoke peddles falsehood in desperate bid to retain credibility over the Malabu $1.1 billion
EXCLUSIVE: U.S. blames Ojukwu, Gowon for Biafra starvation deaths
Mr. Ojukwu’s Biafra, more concerned with winning the war, refused to accept the conditions spelt out by the Nigerian government for delivering food to the troubled region.
INVESTIGATION: Ministers violate monetization policy, illegally spend billions on exotic cars
In the first of a two-part series, investigation shows how government officials secretly make purchases never approved in the budget, frittering away billions in revenue in what seems a ploy to evade public fury over illegal purchases.
Igbo, Yoruba at war over Chinua Achebe’s criticism of Awolowo in new book
A massive row has erupted between the Igbo and Yoruba ethnic groups in Nigeria over foremost writer, Chinua Achebe’s portrayal of former premier of the defunct Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo, in his new book, There was a Country. Mr. Achebe lambasted Mr. Awolowo’s civil war policies in the book, and that has fired up a […]
Yobe’s ecological sanctuary dies as climate change chases birds away
The reasons migrant birds and the tourists they attract stay away from Yobe’s wetlands are climatic change and terrorism.
Presidency blames Jonathan’s independence anniversary lie on newspaper article
In an attempt to salvage President Goodluck Jonathan’s integrity after a PREMIUM TIMES investigation revealed that the president lied on a claim he made in his independence anniversary broadcast to the nation, the Federal Government on Tuesday said the president‘s claim was based on “notorious facts” provided in a newspaper article. In his Independence Day […]
President Jonathan lied in Independence anniversary broadcast
President Jonathan lied that Transparency International endorsed and commended his administration’s war against corruption
How Nigerian fraudsters scammed Kuwaitis of US$1million using Abacha’s name
The Kuwaitis were ured into a shady deal with fraudsters from Nigeria who used Sani Abacha as bait.
Six years after, 197 drug convicts still prowl the streets free: only in Nigeria!
197 drug convicts let off, indicted officials gloat, and a state report gathers dust.
10 things “collective children of anger” should know about Reuben Abati
A PhD graduate who specialised in Dramatic Literature, Theory and Criticism, Reuben Abati started as a romance fiction writer.
Nigeria’s human rights commission idle away as abuses pile
The Commission receives complaints of human rights abuses and ignores these complaints.
EXCLUSIVE: Bi-Courtney faces N30billion fine for abandoning Lagos-Ibadan road, but FG looks away
For failing to fix the perilous Lagos-Ibadan expressway three years after securing a lavish concession of the road, Bi-Courtney, the Nigerian consortium now entangled in a festering controversy with federal and state road authorities, should pay fines in excess of at least N30 billion. For each day the road is left unconstructed, the construction company […]
INVESTIGATION: Azazi, former NSA, acquires multi-billion naira homes in Abuja
Based on his annual salary as National Security Adviser, Mr Azazi would have to serve for 274 years to earn N1.5 billion, the value of one his new Abuja homes.
INVESTIGATION: Why more and more Ghanaians are committing suicide
Our findings indicate the suicide rate in Ghana is frightening
The Massive MDG Fraud (3): How officials steal billions meant to educate Fulani herdsmen
In this final part of our report on the mismanagement of MDG funds, we expose how official corruption denies young Nigerians education.
EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s biggest oil fraudsters; the worst subsidy scam ever
Nigeria has never seen anything like it. This story explains how unscrupulous marketers fleeced the nation of N382 billion without supplying a drop of petrol.
[INVESTIGATION] The Massive MDG Fraud (2): How Nigeria’s water ministry steals billions, then leave the taps dry
This second part of our MDG series, uncovers how the Ministry of Water resources and its agencies are mismanaging funds meant to provide water for millions of Nigerians
[INVESTIGATION] The Massive MDG Fraud: How the health ministry steals from the sick and dying
In this first part of our series on the utilisation of the yearly $1billion for Millennium Development Goals' projects, we investigate the monumental corruption in the health ministry. We found that rather than help, the ministry is actually killing the country's hope of achieving the MDGs