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SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerians suffer from poor electricity regulation
While the electricity regulator, NERC, says it is doing its best, consumers lament how its ineffectiveness is affecting them.
Shocking ways Nigerian universities reward best graduating students
Unlike in other parts of the world, Nigerian universities offer tokens or nothing as rewards to their best graduating students.
EXCLUSIVE: Govt. confirms Amosun illegally imported 1,000 AK-47 guns, two million bullets
Key federal agency PREMIUM TIMES independent findings that Mr Amosun got no approval to bring weapons into Nigeria.
EXCLUSIVE: How Abba Kyari manipulated Buhari to sack Osinbajo from Ruga projects
An internal memo offers a rare insight into the level of insubordination Vice-President Osinbajo has been subjected to by the president’s top aides, especially Abba Kyari.
INVESTIGATION: Dubai real estate links point fresh footprints to hidden Abacha loot
The Abachas are also actively linked to the Malabu Oil scandal, which has been the subject of attention of law enforcement and the justice departments of many countries.
EXCLUSIVE: Documents show ex-Gov. Amosun illegally imported arms, ammunition
Mr Amosun tried to deceive Nigerians over the matter but official documents have now exposed his lies.
SPECIAL REPORT: After over a billion spent, Ajaokuta-Okene Highway, other roads abandoned
The works ministry says the Ajaokuta-Okene contractor, like other federal road contractors, got 82 per cent of its advance fee but delivered only about 11.3 per cent of work.
EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian judge ‘prostrated’ before lawyer after ‘dirty deals’ involving bank
The judge is accused of colluding with some litigants to cart away and share cash taken away from a bank.
Stash or Trash: Despite control measures, Nigeria still top e-waste destination
Electronic waste has not ceased from entering Nigeria and other African countries, raising the question of whether the continent has a taste for the world’s e-garbage.
INVESTIGATION (3): A Reporter’s Diary – Living With A ‘Mad’ Cell Mate, Set Up By Prison Warders, Abducted By the Police
FISAYO SOYOMBO documents how prison, police and court officials conspired to abduct him after his cover was blown.
INVESTIGATION(2): Drug Abuse, Sodomy, Bribery, Pimping… The Cash-And-Carry Operations Of Ikoyi Prison
Reporter Fisayo Soyombo exposes how the courts short-change the law, and the prisons are themselves a cesspool of the exact reasons for which they hold inmates.
INVESTIGATION: Inside story of unexecuted, abandoned N224 million constituency projects in Plateau
In this second part of an investigative report from Plateau undertaken by UDEME & Premium Times, the reporter brings to limelight the hardship faced by community dwellers in the Home of Peace and Tourism.
SPECIAL REPORT: Despite huge investment in power, Nigeria suffered 206 grid collapses in 9 years
This is an indepth look at the frequent collapse of power grid in Nigeria and why the situation may not change soon.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Nigeria’s rice mills where manual, child labour thrive
Low level of mechanisation makes rice milling in Nigeria tedious and wasteful, keeping local production at below half of potential.
SPECIAL REPORT: Eight years after, new federal university in Taraba faces infrastructural shortage
A blend of factors including insufficient funding, delays by contractors and communal crises have helped slowed projects approved for the school.
INVESTIGATION (1): Bribery, Bail For Sale… Lagos Police Station Where Innocent Civilians Are Jailed And Criminals Are Recycled
In the first of this three-part series, reporter Fisayo Soyombo uncovers how the Police pervert the course of justice in their quest for ill-gotten money.
INVESTIGATION: Jonathan, Buhari spent N1.164 trillion on power in 8 years, yet Nigeria remains in darkness
The two past administrations invested another N1.164 trillion into the power sector through capital releases, yet homes and factories in Nigeria are yet to be provided constant electricity supply.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside National Assembly’s two decades of lawmaking, scandals and looting
Members of our fourth republic National Assembly are occasionally public-spirited and at times lawless. They serve with a combination of commitment, self-centredness and atrocities
SPECIAL REPORT: For Nigeria, darkness has great cost: trillions of naira and over 59 years
After huge spending over the decades, Nigeria is only able to deliver less than 4,000 MW to 200 million people, about one-third of what Singapore supplies 5.6 million people.
Global Investigation: Pangolins: Trafficked to Extinction
Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Over 30 journalists investigate how illegal pangolin trafficking is leading the species to become extinct.
Amidst shortcomings, TETFUND initiative helping Nigerian universities (1)
Despite apparent failings, federal funds through TETFUND are bridging infrastructure gaps in universities.
SPECIAL REPORT: Four years after kidnap of toddler, suspects ‘shielded’, justice delayed
The trauma started in January 2015, when a two years old, Chisimdiri Obilor, was kidnapped from her parents’ residence in Aba.
SPECIAL REPORT: As Lagos govt fails to implement own law, physically challenged lawyers suffer
Physically challenged lawyers narrate the ordeal they pass through daily as they practice their profession in Lagos
INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian Breweries protected its Dutch CEO suspected of corruption
Heineken suddenly transferred the Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries, Nico Vervelde, to Singapore shortly after Nigerian police interrogated him for alleged corruption.
First 1000 days of life and routine immunisation in Nigeria
Research shows that 1 in 4 of the deaths that occur in children under-five in Nigeria can be prevented with the aid of vaccines.