Man defecating in an open drainage

SPECIAL REPORT: Why open defecation is prevalent across Nigeria

From Lagos, to Abuja and Awka, Nigerians give reasons why they adopt open defecation.

Archilin, one of the many varieties of cough syrup with Codeine. Bought from a drug bandit in Wuse Zone 4, Abuja at N2,000.

INVESTIGATION: Abuja drug sellers, street vendors cashing in on codeine ban

In many parts of Abuja, illicit trade in the trade is booming, PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation reveals

Four families in a mosquito-infested room

SPECIAL REPORT: Forgotten Communities: How displaced children, other IDPs suffer in Lagos (2)

For former residents of Otodo Gbame, it is a seemingly unending tale of hunger, suffering and abandonment.

SPECIAL REPORT: From Marriage To Neglect: The anguish of Sokoto’s underage brides

In Sokoto, the rights of hundreds of betrothed girl children are infringed upon.

Lagos State mega city

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite population surge, many Lagos residents reject family planning

The women give various reasons for rejecting family planning with experts saying those reasons are myths.

The abandoned earth dam in Danjaka, Kunchi local government area in Kano state

How Nigerian lawmakers’ multi-million naira constituency projects are abandoned across communities

Visits to communities slated for N10 million to N15 million projects, show un-executed, uncompleted or broken projects.

SPECIAL REPORT: Women in Abuja communities abandon clinics, rely on traditional birth attendants for delivery

Many poor Nigerian women say they find care at formal health institutions cumbersome and the cost exorbitant

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s health centres still dysfunctional a year after govt began reconstruction

While the World Bank, EU and UK governments are rebuilding Nigeria’s health centres, our government is taking the back seat in quantity and quality.

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian health centres still abandoned a year after govt launched reconstruction

The federal government flagged off the scheme last year, but PHCs remain almost commonly deficient in health care delivery.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Nigerian regulators yet to act months after evidence of unsafe acid levels in Mirinda, Lucozade

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have failed to act.

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.

SPECIAL REPORT: How poor sex education exposes Nigerian teenage girls to pregnancy, STDs

One in four (23 per cent) Nigerian teenage girls were already mothers or pregnant with their first child, a survey found.

Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has had no power supply for nine months.

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.

vaccination exercise

7 Nigerian states move to save 1.59 million malnourished children, mothers

In Kano, about 55,000 children were treated for acute malnutrition in 2016, of the 397,515 estimated to be acutely malnourished.

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.