Investigation/Special Reports

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. [Photo credit: Newmail-ng.com]

EXCLUSIVE: How Saraki’s National Assembly spent N6.6billion Adeosun largesse on exotic cars

Funds for the vehicles were sourced from the N10billion the finance minister gave lawmakers

Saraki Adeosun Dogara

EXCLUSIVE: Minister Adeosun, Saraki, Dogara, Accountant General in N10 billion fraud scandal

Activists want anti-corruption agencies to call in Adesosun, Saraki and others for probe.

Thugs stealing the mace from the Senate

EXCLUSIVE: Security agencies complicit in theft of Senate mace

A suspended senator who shouldn’t have access to the Senate chamber led the thieves

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Crisis looms in Nigeria hospitals as health workers announce indefinite strike

The JOHESU strike commences on Tuesday night.

Foster Ogola, Senator involved in certificate scandal

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian Senator caught in certificate scandal

Mr Ogola takes his spot on the infamous list of prominent Nigerians indicted in certificate scandals.

SPECIAL REPORT: Women in Abuja communities abandon clinics, rely on traditional birth attendants for delivery

Many poor Nigerian women say they find care at formal health institutions cumbersome and the cost exorbitant

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s health centres still dysfunctional a year after govt began reconstruction

While the World Bank, EU and UK governments are rebuilding Nigeria’s health centres, our government is taking the back seat in quantity and quality.

National Assembly

Eight Nigerian lawmakers in $96,000 foreign training scandal

The lawmakers were to be sponsored by an agency they have oversight on.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

SPECIAL REPORT: Anxiety as Nigerian doctors leave country in droves

“Nigeria should brace itself to losing more of its doctors,” an emigrant doctor says.

A heap of waste in Festac

INVESTIGATION: How Lagos govt sidelined local operators for foreign company with no experience in waste collection

“One of the best known private sector companies in waste management is Visionscape,” Governor Ambode claimed.

SPECIAL REPORT: Four years after award of contract, Osogbo-Gbongan road remains a death-trap

The 30km road project, awarded in 2013, has been made worse for motorists.

File Photo: JAMB examination in a centre in Abuja

EXCLUSIVE: For Engineering, University admissions led by three states — JAMB data

The second part of PREMIUM TIMES’ analyses of admission trends in Nigeria shows close competition in Engineering, and highlights failures.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Nigeria, Cameroon must collaborate on wildlife protection

Hunting, even in contiguous national parks of both countries, continues.

Olisa Metuh

FACT-CHECK: APC’s claim on Olisa Metuh’s letter to court incorrect; UK doctor has affiliation with Wellington Hospital

The doctor letter submitted by Mr. Metuh to the Federal High Court is authentic and the controversy around it was needless.

Senate President Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: How Saraki is commanding loyalty, maintaining vice-hold grip on Senate

Forget Buhari, APC, this is Saraki’s Senate.

SPECIAL REPORT: Fresh crisis brews in Borno community rebuilt by UN after Boko Haram destruction

Some residents feel cheated and allege ethnic profiling.

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian health centres still abandoned a year after govt launched reconstruction

The federal government flagged off the scheme last year, but PHCs remain almost commonly deficient in health care delivery.

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

How accurate is Labour Minister’s claim on Buhari administration’s job creation figures?

The minister says “Agriculture and agric value chain alone have created more than 5-7 million jobs.”

EXCLUSIVE: Blocked from America, Atiku sells controversial $2.95 million U.S. home

The property was searched by the FBI in 2005 in connection with a bribery investigation.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos: Massive construction, hidden financial details

The state authorities have consistently refused to release details of ongoing projects.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian ambassador goes into hiding; NIA launches manhunt

It remains unclear whether the diplomat has fled abroad or remained in the country.

SPECIAL REPORT: The travails of Osogbo’s kid hawkers

The kids narrate their daily experiences pounding the streets for survival.