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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.

Six years after passage, Nigerians make ‘little use’ of FOI Act – Report

Over 53 per cent of government agencies received ”just one or no request for information in the years under review.”

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari approved N640 billion oil contracts from his sick bed in London, NNPC chief Baru indicates

The contacts were approved by the president even when Mr. Osinbajo was acting president.

FACT-CHECK: Examining top 10 Buhari’s claims in Independence Day speech

The president falsely claimed that opposition parties did not start winning elections at local, state and federal levels until he became president.

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

FACT CHECK: How accurate is Finance Minister Adeosun’s claim on JAMB?

Mrs. Adeosun says JAMB never remitted more than N3 million per annum before the current administration.

EXCLUSIVE: Hidden assets of Nigerian governor uncovered in offshore tax havens

The state chief executive becomes the sixth serving top Nigerian official believed to have undeclared asset offshore.

A court used to illustrate the story

ANALYSIS: The controversial Nigerian laws public officials use to go after social media users, critics

Critics have been jailed or imprisoned while some are being prosecuted for comments made on social media.

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria Central Bank endangers economy as bank illegally funnels huge cash to fund ‘broke federal govt.’

Experts say the CBN and the federal government have set up the Nigerian economy for a big fall.

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the multi-million dollars ALSCON deal brokered by a Nigerian minister

The Supreme Court has ruled twice on the matter, but the judgments are yet to be implemented by the government.

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

SPECIAL REPORT: One year later, Nigerian MDAs yet to implement govt resolution on removal of HND, BSC dichotomy

The National Council on Establishment last year directed the removal of the dichotomy at entry level.

SPECIAL REPORT: Benue Flood: Two weeks after, it’s still pains, anguish and sorrow for displaced victims

The report details the immense pain left behind by the tragedy and the rebuilding options before authorities.

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke

How Diezani ignored due process in handling of N59.44 billion ‎NNPC funds – Audit Report

The audit report has been sent to the National Assembly.

SPECIAL REPORT: How Diezani, her men, their deals bled Nigeria

The method of fleecing is a case study in exploiting the loopholes in Nigerian laws.

President Buhari

SHOCKING: Buhari’s minister, other officials spent N12 million to inspect ghost projects – Audit Report

Part of the funds was spent on the day the minister was sworn in.