Investigation/Special Reports

President Muhammadu 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.

Whistle blower 

SPECIAL REPORT: Four months after dismissal for allegedly exposing corruption, whistleblower vows to fight on

Civil society groups say the whistleblower’s case will test government’s commitment to protect those who expose corruption.


SPECIAL REPORT: Livelihood of Lagos fishing community cut off by govt’s land reclamation project

Hundreds of people risk being driven into poverty while the Lagos government keeps mum.

Entrance of Ikoyi passport office

INVESTIGATION: Corruption, extortion reign at Nigeria Immigration Passport Offices (Concluding Part)

Immigration officials collude with touts to extort money from Nigerians seeking passports.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

The policy of denying scarce dollars for the importation of 41 low-skilled items has made companies grow multifold.


SPECIAL REPORT: Why Lassa fever is still prevalent in Nigeria causing several deaths

The WHO says at least 59 deaths have occurred from Lassa fever across Nigeria since December 2016.

Alausa passport office

INVESTIGATION: Corruption, extortion reign at Nigeria Immigration passport office (Part 1)

Getting a passport at the passport office is everything but what it is officially advertised to be.


SPECIAL REPORT: How new farming initiative is transforming lives in Nasarawa community

“Because of this farm, we can now eat and take care of our family.”

One of the classrooms with damaged desks

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian law contributes to abject poverty in Niger Delta communities despite decades of oil wealth

PREMIUM TIMES findings in some communities in Warri Southwest LGA show thousands living in abject poverty despite sitting on liquid wealth.

Members of Nigeria Peace Corps, South-West Zone, Lagos State Command appreciating the National Assembly for passage of the Nigeria Peace Corps Bill, in Lagos on Wednesday (26/7/17).
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EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian senators took bribes to pass Peace Corps Bill

Promoters of the proposed paramilitary outfit compromised federal lawmakers to get the law passed.


EXCLUSIVE: Why Nigeria’s one million HIV/AIDS patients are in danger — Official

The official says his organisation has been pushing government to do the right thing.

Picture of untarred road in the estate

INVESTIGATION: How Redeemed Church officials allegedly duped members of millions in housing scheme

A housing scheme meant to bring succour to Redeemed Church members in Abuja is now a source of bitterness and internal wrangling.

Lamp in Darkness

SPECIAL REPORT: How Lagos community survived 107 days power outage

Small businesses suffered a lot in over three months of darkness.

Saminu Turaki [Photo:]

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Jigawa governor, Saminu Turaki, to spend minimum 77 Days in detention

A court issued a warrant of arrest on the former governor in May 2013.


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

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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:]

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.