Premium Times is a Nigerian online newspaper based in Abuja. It launched in 2011.

Notable investigations

The Premium Times investigated Attorney-General Adoke for his role in a covert deal that could have robbed Nigeria of N549 billion.[2]

The newspaper examined the Malabu oil block presidential scam whereby President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly funneled N155 billion to nonexistent companies.[3]

Another investigation was the Malabu Oil Deal in which corrupt Nigerian officials allegedly bought private jets and armored cars with a N83 billion-bribe.

The paper reported how fictitious companies owned by Abubakar Aliyu, a man referred to as ‘Mr. Corruption’ by anti-graft officials, received over half ($532 million) of the total $1.092 billion. [4]