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EXCLUSIVE: Real reason France supported Biafra during Nigerian civil war

Newly-declassified U.S. cable exposes France’s real motivation for the stand it took during the conflict

Spy satellite used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Mirror.co.uk]

INVESTIGATION: Two years after, Niger Delta states continue controversial spying programmes

Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states all purchased and use various spying equipment.

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

EXCLUSIVE: Dismissed Nigeria police commissioner identified

The Police Service Commission announced the dismissal of four officers on Wednesday.

Elder Ayobola, Kwara N-Power Focal Person

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite successes, Buhari’s N-Power scheme faces glitches across states

From Bauchi, to Borno and Kwara, different forms of problems characterise the N-Power scheme.

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman,

Swiss bribery scandal: NPA threatens to cut ties with JV partners

Port management officials are scrambling to contain the fallout of an audacious bribery scandal.

Nigerian Army

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian Army fired top anti-Boko Haram fighter without indictment, query

The officer’s dismissal without query or indictment raised the question of arbitrariness.

Hope Uzodinma

EXCLUSIVE: How Jonathan, ex-Minister helped Senator get N26 billion ports contract without due process

Insiders in Nigeria’s maritime industry describe the contract as phony, saying it might have been concocted to raise funds for PDP campaign in 2015.

Buhari taking oath before judge [Photo: News Time]

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari administration serially disobeys court orders

Courts orders including those of the Supreme Court are being ignored by the Nigerian government.

Adebayo Sarumi [Photo Credit: Business Monitor]

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan’s aide, three other ex-Nigerian officials named in $20million bribery scandal in Switzerland

The Nigerian justice ministry had told investigators there was no case for criminal prosecution.

Apo six

Apo 6 Killings: Justice not yet served, families say; vow to appeal court ruling

A court on March 9 sentenced two police officers to death for the killings and discharged three other officers.

Meningitis vaccination [Photo Credit: communit.com]

Mid-Term Report: Meningitis outbreak headlines public health challenges of Buhari administration

Over 1,000 people have died in the past six months from meningitis the government had been warned about.

Anambra children during the feeding programme

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari administration’s school feeding programme increases pupil enrolment amidst challenges

Caterers, pupils and parents commended the feeding but raised concerns about its limitations and challenges.

Contaminated Farmland at K-Dere, Ogoniland

SPECIAL REPORT: Disappointment, anger in Ogoniland over Nigerian govt’s delay to clean up oil spills

Ten months after the official flag-off by the Muhammadu Buhari administration, the clean-up project is yet to start.

Dan Etete

REVEALED: What Nigerian govt told UK court about Malabu OPL 245 scandal, Etete

Shell, ENI, and several Nigerians are being prosecuted for their roles in the scandal.

Atiku Abubakar

EXCLUSIVE: NPA moves against Atiku’s biggest cash cow, Intels, over TSA policy, project funding

Intels holds the concession for the building and operation of most of Onne Port in Rivers State.

PHC Dutse makaranta

SPECIAL REPORT: Nigeria’s dilapidated PHCs where torchlights are used for birth delivery

The federal government says it would renovate and equip at least one centre in every ward across Nigeria.

National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno

EXCLUSIVE: I briefed President Buhari about NIA’s $289 million covert projects — NSA Monguno

The presidential panel probing the funds says it will submit its report on May 8

Mr. Wale Bakare ("Oga Wash") and his staff on duty

SPECIAL REPORT: How funding, poor infrastructure stifle growth of Nigerian start-ups

Owners of small businesses tell PREMIUM TIMES the challenges they face trying to expand their business.

Babachir Lawal

EXCLUSIVE: How ‘shady’ companies bribed SGF Babachir Lawal to make billions from Boko Haram victims’ fund

Many of the companies that got the contracts were also not qualified to do so.

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

EXCLUSIVE: SSS in recruitment scandal – Katsina 51, Akwa Ibom 5; Kano 25, Lagos 7 — SEE FULL LIST

The recruitment appears one of the most brazen disregards for Nigeria’s federal character principles.

Senator Goje's house

EXCLUSIVE: Inside details of how police raided Senator Goje’s house, retrieved documents, millions of Naira

About N24 million cash in local and foreign was recovered from the ‎lawmaker’s house.

Money recovered from an apartment in Osborne Towers Ikoyi

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan, Emefiele, Magu, others to be questioned by presidential panel probing N13 billion Ikoyi money

The committee headed by Vice President Osinbajo has two weeks to submit its report.