Premium Times

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Premium Times
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TypeOnline newspaper
PublisherDapo Olorunyomi
Editor-in-chiefMusikilu Mojeed
Managing editorIdris Akinbajo
Founded2011; 13 years ago (2011)
LanguageEnglish and Hausa
HeadquartersAbuja, Nigeria

Premium Times is a Nigerian online newspaper based in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The newspaper was launched in 2011.[1] The online medium is notable for investigative journalism and reports, among other fields.


  • Nominated for the "Website/blog of the year" award at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award (2013)[2]
  • Pulitzer Prize for participating in the international consortium that investigated the Panama Papers, revealing corruption and offshore tax havens used by highly placed people (2017).[3]
  • Global Shining Light Award for the investigative work on the extrajudicial killings in Nigeria's South-East and how the Onitsha Massacre of pro-Biafra supporters was coordinated (2017).[4]
  • Lagos state governor's award and commendation for gender-senstive reportage (2023).[5]

Partnership with Business Day newspaper[edit]

In September 2023, Premium Times announced a partnership with Business Day newspaper, joining forces to bring the two giant press organisations better content. The merger aimed to elevate journalism in Nigeria.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". Premium Times. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Here are the Nominees for Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards 2013". Olori Supergal. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ Digit, Control (April 11, 2017). "'Fake News' reporters win Pulitzer awards". Business Day Newspaper. Business Day Newspaper. Archived from the original on May 24, 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ GIJN, Staff (18 November 2017). "Investigative Stories from Iraq, Nigeria Win Global Shining Light Award". Global Investigative Journalism Network. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  5. ^ Stephen, Onu (2023-09-30). "PREMIUM TIMES wins Lagos State Governor's award". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-10-02.