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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.

Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

Lawal Daura: A long, lawless journey to dismissal

PREMIUM TIMES recaps the tenure of Lawal Daura, the controversial SSS director who was sacked on Tuesday.

Ajinapa water supply scheme

How Nigerian agency mismanaged N1.3 billion on ghost contracts, poorly executed projects, others – Audit Report

Officials of the agency and contractors were asked to return hundreds of millions of Naira.

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.

Panama Papers

EXCLUSIVE: Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca dumps Laolu Saraki, Kofi Annan’s son

The Saraki family owns a string of assets in tax havens which the Senate President failed to declare as required by Nigerian law.

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.

Oworonshoki Waterfront

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos govt’s attitude to poor residents raised amidst Oworonshoki Waterfront project

Residents and activists fear the massive project by the Lagos government will follow previous ones that led to suffering of poor residents.

Rhoda and three of her children

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos Forgotten Communities: How IDPs suffer in Nigeria’s wealthiest state (1)

The victims include children who along with their parents fled the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria.

Entrance of a VIO Office at Anthony-Onigbongbo, Lagos

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud and how officials dupe applicants (1)

Regulatory officials take bribe and collude to help applicants obtain drivers licences without undergoing stipulated measures.

More MDAs violate audit law under Buhari than previous govts – Nigeria’s Auditor-General

The Auditor-General recommends sanctions that should be meted on defaulting MDAs and their heads.

Soldiers on guard at the ceremony.

SPECIAL REPORT: Boko Haram: Remembering Nigeria’s fallen heroes

At least 144 gallant soldiers lost their lives in a surprise attack in Gudumbali.

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun skips NYSC, forges certificate

The minister risks prosecution for violating the NYSC Act, and for forgery.

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s govt detained Nigerian journalist for two years without trial

The newspaper publisher has been in the custody of the State Security Service without trial since July 2016

The Saliu Obodo road,at Oke-ira nla, Ajah

INVESTIGATION: How Lagos lawmakers abandon multimillion naira constituency projects despite funding

Health centres, low cost housing and other projects are left uncompleted despite federal funding.

Mr. and Mrs Somade, both graduates of Computer Science and N-power beneficiaries celebrating their first child (1)

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s N-Power programme is transforming lives, improving education

Investigation in three different states show the main challenge is apprehension by beneficiaries of ‘what next after N-Power.”

EXCLUSIVE: Seychelles begins probe of Saraki, wife, for alleged money laundering

The Senate President is also under scrutiny on multiple fronts in Nigeria

Oil rig

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigeria loses trillions of Naira to deep offshore oil explorations

Other countries make billions of dollars from similar deep offshore wells.

Eva Valley School pupils helping to wash a melon fruit

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite successes, payment hitches, insufficient cooks, others slow Buhari’s school feeding programme

The programme is widely praised, but there are complaints across some states.

Saint John Paul II School: Primary 4 pupils building a simple circuit in Science class

INVESTIGATION: Collapse of Public Schools: Inside the first-class schools children of Akwa Ibom elite attend

These exotic schools are in sharp contrast with the ramshackle schools children of the majority poor attend.

Traditional method of thrashing harvested paddy

SPECIAL REPORT: Fraud allegations, unremitted loans, crop failure, other anomalies dog Nigerian govt’s “rice revolution”

From Kebbi to Kaduna and Ekiti, similar tales dog government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme and plans for self-sufficiency in rice production.

Herdsmen and their cattle occupy a section of the premises of the abandoned college

INVESTIGATION: Despite Shortage of Schools In State, Akwa Ibom Abandons Top Multi-Billion Naira College

Herdsmen and squatters have since taken residence in the expansive college.

Next of Kin group protesting at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

INVESTIGATION: Dehumanised and demoralised, unpaid teachers dying in Akwa Ibom

In this oil-rich state, one teacher teaches mathematics to at least 965 students.

Illustration: Two generals fighting over stolen money

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian generals clashed over billions meant for military equipment

This details the war of attrition between top Nigerian defence officials as they battle each other for stealable billions.

Egosi health centre

SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities where pregnant women abandon health centres for herbalist, birth attendant

The health centres lack sufficient personnel and equipment while residents express trust in the herbalist.

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari terminates $195 million ‘Israeli’ security contract promoted by Amaechi

The deal, midwived by transport minister, is ending over allegations of fraud.