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SPECIAL REPORT: Shuwari: Neglected Borno community without school, water, health facilities

Just three kilometres from Maiduguri, abandonment means Shuwari residents live virtually like in a stone age.

Inside Lamidi Adedibu’s deserted Ibadan ‘palace’, crumbling political dynasty

Mr. Adedibu was called the “Garrison Commander” when he called the shots in Oyo State, until his death on June 11, 2008.

INVESTIGATION: At Nigeria’s abandoned nuclear centre, failed projects, idle staff and ‘fraud’ [Part 2]

Staff say the project has been used to steal money, while contractors deploy anytime there is a whiff of a probe.

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

INVESTIGATION: How CBN’s N220 billion fund for small businesses is shrouded in secrecy, ‘malpractices’

While the CBN claims that about N76 billion has been disbursed to MSMEs, investigations reveal the opposite.

INVESTIGATION: The appalling, risky state of Nigeria’s multi-billion Naira Nuclear Technology Centre (1)

Poor contract execution despite full payment, inadequate funding, others put the centre is an abysmal state.

Daura and Monguno

EXCLUSIVE: The untold security, intelligence conundrum of the Buhari administration

The power tussle within the president’s closest advisers causes confusion within security circles.

National Hospital

SPECIAL REPORT: How patients lose lives, body parts due to alleged medical negligence at Nigerian hospitals

Victims narrate their sordid experiences at government-run hospitals.

NNPC Headquarters, Abuja

SPECIAL REPORT: How corruption fuelled allocation of Nigeria’s oil blocks

Oil block allocations have been dogged with nepotism, ‘forced marriages,’ and other forms of corruption.

A Nuclear power plant used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Construction & Engineering Digest]

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst safety concerns, Nigeria signs nuclear power project with Russia’s Rosatom

Activists and civil society groups also complain about the secrecy of the agreements.

Pic 19. FEC MEETING

ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (Concluding Part)

While Nigeria exited recession, hardship intensified across the land and respect for rights did not improve.

Pic 19. FEC MEETING

ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (2)

PREMIUM TIMES presents the midterm scorecard of a second set of ministers based on their promises and fulfilment (or not).

Pic 19. FEC MEETING

ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (1)

PREMIUM TIMES presents the midterm scorecard of the ministers based on their promises and fulfilment (or not).

Nigerian Senate Chambers

SPECIAL REPORT: Senate of Lateness, Disorderliness: Saraki, Ekweremadu, all others culpable

The Senate constantly violates its own rules, even on quorum.

Nigerian judges used to illustrate the story, [Photo credit: 360Nobs.com]

How Nigerian judges, other court officials defrauded govt of N4.8 billion – Audit Report

From ghost projects to unrepaid loans and duplication of recepits, judicial officers cheated the system.

President Muhammadu Buhari-at-FEC Meeting

Over two years in office, Buhari continues to violate Nigeria’s procurement law

The law seeks to ensure transparency and accountability in public procurement.

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.

Boko-Haram2

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.

Port Harcourt Refinery

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.

Joseph-Arumemi-Ikhide

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.

Relics-of-Obollo-Eke-health-centre-kitchen

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.