Investigation/Special Reports

Federal Vaccine Production Laboratory, Yaba, Lagos

Nigeria’s vaccine production centre remains comatose despite govt assurances

The centre was closed in 1991 by the Federal Government for rehabilitation and upgrading.

Baru and Kachikwu

FACT-CHECK: Documents show Kachikwu lied against Buhari, NNPC GMD in $2.89 billion contract claim

Our checks show the minister’s allegation against the President and Mr. Baru is false

President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017 [Photo Credit: Novo Isioro]

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari, Osinbajo violate Nigerian laws in new board appointments

The president and his deputy sacked the board of an agency and appointed a new one without recourse to the constitution.

Abandoned PHC at ubbe/Ogba Akwanga LGA, Niger state.

INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (2)

Abandoned, understaffed, and unequipped PHCs across Nigeria lead to deaths of many, mainly women and children.


SPECIAL REPORT: November of Deaths: Over 200 killed in attacks across Northern Nigeria

The victims are majorly unarmed civilians but include soldiers and other para-military officials.

How drowning Chinese-owned oil firm paid millions of dollars as bribe to Nigerian officials

At least two former ministers and a former president played roles in the controversial deals.


Paradise Papers: Inside the complex offshore world of Arik Air founder, Arumemi-Ikhide

The businessman says there is no big deal owning multiple shell companies in tax havens

Aliko Dangote

Paradise Papers: Huge chunk of Dangote’s fortune now kept in tax haven

The richest man in Africa also invested $50 million in a Mauritius-incorporated private equity fund, Carlyle Sub-Saharan Fund Limited

Abandoned PHC at ubbe/Ogba Akwanga LGA, Niger state.

INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (PART ONE)

Unqualified and overworked staff, abandoned facilities and lack of drugs are common tales from this critical sector across the country.


INVESTIGATION: Years after award of multi-million naira contracts, federal health centres never built

In Enugu State, several federal primary health facilities are either never constructed despite contracts, or left in tatters.

Chicken market [Photo taken by Umar Isa Ladu]

INVESTIGATION: Europe in Africa: The Price of Partnerships

African and European leaders run the risk of taking actions that will worsen the Mediterranean migration.

Jim Ovia

Paradise Papers: Zenith Bank’s chair, Jim Ovia, offers to refund £11 million tax he allegedly avoided

Companies associated with the Zenith Bank chairman are accused of using artificial leasing scheme to claim undeserved VAT refund.

EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer counters EFCC, says Ikoyi money whistle-blower yet to be paid

A lawyer gives a rare insight into the intrigues he says have yet denied his client of N850 million.

Paradise Papers: Jim Ovia alone benefited from our offshore firms — Emefiele

The CBN governor says he has since resigned from the firms.

Azura Edo Power Plant

How Nigeria’s largest Independent Power Plant is set up to funnel billions to tax haven

Paradise Papers offer insight into how millions of dollars will be shipped to Mauritius using Nigeria’s largest IPP

Violating laws, CBN Governor Emefiele illegally operates secret companies in tax havens

An expansive investigation by a consortium of 380 journalists unearth illegal acts by Nigeria’s top central banker.

#ParadisePapers: Nigeria’s central bank chief, Emefiele, Zenith Bank’s chair, Jim Ovia, in tax avoidance scandal

The two men are among a number of personalities around the world believed to have used artificial leasing schemes to avoid VAT on jets imported into the EU

Paradise Papers: Saraki violates Nigerian law again, linked to another firm in offshore tax haven

Coming a year after #PanamaPapers, the latest exposé unmasks Mr. Saraki as a serial user of offshore tax havens.

Offshore Trove Exposes Trump-Russia Links And Piggy Banks Of The Wealthiest 1 Percent

Paradise Papers: Offshore Trove Exposes Trump-Russia Links And Piggy Banks Of The Wealthiest 1 Percent

A new leak of confidential records reveals the financial hideaways of iconic brands and power brokers across the political spectrum.

INVESTIGATION: Despite existing law, underage sports betting thrives in Nigeria

Teenagers not legally allowed to take part in sports betting narrate how and why they get involved.

INVESTIGATION: In search for justice, shoddy prosecution frustrates Nigeria’s child rape victims

Amid ever growing reports of rape in Nigeria, more victims are finding it difficult to get justice.

SPECIAL REPORT: How a Nigerian law is suppressing citizens’ freedom on the Internet

Free speech is being hampered under a repressive statute that security agencies have turned to a tool for government and influential Nigerians.