Investigation/Special Reports

President Muhammadu Buhari

EXCLUSIVE: Magu: Buhari has lost control of his govt., former Nigerian leaders say

The Senate for the second time in three months declined to confirm the EFCC chairman.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: Ventures Africa]

EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo speaks on Malabu $1.1 billion scandal, tackles Adoke

“What Etete did is the height of corruption. He appropriated the asset to himself illegally, illegitimately and immorally.”

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

EXCLUSIVE: Disquiet in Nigerian Army over proposed multi-billion naira golf course

Officers say they are being extorted, but army authorities deny the claim.

ExxonMobil Nigeria Headquarters

EXCLUSIVE: Why we can’t relocate from Lagos to Akwa Ibom – ExxonMobil

A recent directive by Vice President Osinbajo has been seen as a boost to calls for oil companies to relocate.

Current state of the Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre

Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds

Mrs. Yar’Adua in July 2009 held an elaborate fundraising event to mobilise N10 billion for the construction of the centre.

Bello on his farm, ready for transplant

SPECIAL REPORT: ‎How Buhari’s agric programme is creating jobs, pushing Nigeria towards self-sufficiency in rice

New and old farmers all described how the ABP programme has positively changed their lives.

Nigerian Medical Association

How Lagos hospital staff, patients suffer from assault, theft

Some hospital staff and patient narrated their experiences.

Entrance of Tejuoso market

Inside Lagos ‘ghost’ markets where people pay millions to sell nothing (2)

Scores of other traders, unable to afford the exorbitant rent, resort to trading on the road or rail line.

Nigerian Governors Forum

EXCLUSIVE: Paris Loan Refund: Nigeria’s 36 governors threaten war with EFCC chair, Ibrahim Magu

The governors have fixed a strategy meeting for Wednesday

Frontal view of the complex

Inside Lagos ‘ghost’ markets where shop owners pay millions to sell ‘nothing’ (Part 1)

Inactions by Lagos government cause worry for stall owners who pay as high as N2.5 million per annum.


How Kwara govt freed suspects police indicted in deadly Jebba attack

Three people were killed and 12 others injured in the attack for which the suspects were arrested.

Government Primary School, Isotoyo, Eastern Obolo
Photo: Cletus Ukpong

SPECIAL REPORT: Nigeria’s oil-rich communities abandoned in shocking poverty despite huge wealth

Niger Delta communities suffer grinding poverty despite producing Nigeria’s oil and gas wealth.

Babatunde Fashola

SPECIAL REPORT: Works Minister, Fashola, in N166 billion contract mess

The BPP queries the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing over the proposed contracts for 10 road and bridge projects.


INVESTIGATION: Nigerian hospital where ‘medical negligence’ causes death of women, babies

Families of different victims narrated their sad experiences that caused the death of at least four people at the hospital.


INVESTIGATION: Despite neighbours’ anxiety, controversial Islamic sect preaches tolerance

Residents expressed fear that the group’s expansion and martial arts training had dubious intent.

Tokunbo at Alaba Market

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s toxic ‘Tokunbo’ trade

Thousands of tons of used electronics and illegal e-waste are imported into Nigeria annually, exposing the country to deadly environmental danger.


EXCLUSIVE: How NIMASA sponsored Nigerian judge handling its cases on juicy foreign trips

The High Court judge’s daughter also enjoyed controversial unique benefits at the maritime agency.


Suspect who murdered 4-year-old for ritual dies controversially in police custody

Two suspects who confessed to the crime were initially detained by the police.


After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp

A second diarrhoea outbreak caused the death of 10 people at the IDP camp.

SSS operatives

SHOCKING: How Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, “tortured” man to death; then paid family N15 million to keep mum

Saheed Eyitayo was arrested by the SSS on April 4 and was never seen alive by family and friends again.

Nigerian Ports Authority

SPECIAL REPORT: How NPA officials by-passed procurement laws to corner N717 billion contracts

The agency’s bigwigs use the illegal arrangement to award contracts to their cronies.

Late Pastor Anthony

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian Army ‘killed’ kidnapped pastor and labelled him militant

A PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation refutes the Army’s claim, and sheds light on the complexities of militant activities in the Niger Delta.