Wednesday, September 19, 2018

O'Femi Kolawole

    As global investigative journalists gather in Zuma’s South Africa…

As global investigative journalists gather in Zuma’s South Africa…

For the first time since its founding, the Global Investigative Journalism Conference is holding this year in Africa from November 16 to 19. Precisely, in South Africa, at the Wits Science Stadium in Johannesburg.The conference is organised by the Global Investigative Journalists Network and Wits Journalism programme of the University of Witwatersrand.Judging by the number of investigative journalists who have [...]

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    From N250,000 monthly electricity bill to N1.2m — shocking stories from the south-east

From N250,000 monthly electricity bill to N1.2m — shocking stories from the south-east

O’FEMI KOLAWOLE travelled hundreds of kilometres on the roads of the five states in Nigeria’s south-east for an on-the-spot investigation of the state of electricity supply in the region. Visiting places such as Enugu, Abakaliki, Aba, Owerri, Nnewi and Onitsha, he interviews scores of residents, small and medium scale entrepreneurs, top business owners and key stakeholders to get their first-hand accounts of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Oshifala, teacher accused of sexual misconduct, posted out of Queen’s College

EXCLUSIVE: Oshifala, teacher accused of sexual misconduct, posted out of Queen’s College

Olaseni Oshifala, the biology teacher at Queen’s College accused of sexual molestation of students last year, has finally been posted out of the school, TheCable understands.Oshifala was posted to King’s College, an all-boys school and the oldest unity school in the country, by the education ministry in August.The posting of the controversial teacher, pending the conclusion of a fresh investigation, was [...]

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    Garba Shehu and the ‘agenda’ to keep embarrassing Nigeria

Garba Shehu and the ‘agenda’ to keep embarrassing Nigeria

The announcement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, that rodents invaded President Buhari’s office while he was away in the UK for treatment thus necessitating a renovation even as Buhari works from home gives one serious cause for concern if there is not a devious agenda to keep shaming, ridiculing, and embarrassing Nigeria by Shehu and certain individuals in the presidency [...]

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    Untold stories of Vivian, Bithia and Praise — the QC girls who died with their dreams

Untold stories of Vivian, Bithia and Praise — the QC girls who died with their dreams

Vivian wanted to be celibate. Bithia scored A with ease. Praise aspired to be like her dad. The three girls who died at Queen's College, Lagos, had their worlds well laid-out before them, but their dreams have gone to the grave with them. In the final part of the CRY FOR JUSTICE series, O'FEMI KOLAWOLE speaks to their families and friends [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: The story of Lami Amodu, the QC principal who bought N17m SUV while students drank polluted water

INVESTIGATION: The story of Lami Amodu, the QC principal who bought N17m SUV while students drank polluted water

In the first part of the CRY FOR JUSTICE series, TheCable unearthed the remote and immediate causes of the deaths of three students of Queen's College, Lagos, highlighting how years of corruption, negligence and regulatory failure sent the girls to their untimely graves. In this second part, O'FEMI KOLAWOLE digs deeper into the life and times of Lami Amodu, PhD, [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How Queen’s College students died tragically from years of corruption and negligence

INVESTIGATION: How Queen’s College students died tragically from years of corruption and negligence

In this special investigation into the deaths of three students of Queen's College, Lagos -- Vivian Osuinyi, Bithia Itulua and Praise Sodipo -- between February and March 2017, O'FEMI KOLAWOLE unearths the history of rot, negligence, corruption and regulatory failure that prepared the way for the tragedy. TheCable spoke with more than a dozen people in the aftermath of the [...]

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    The cover-up inside Buhari’s presidency

The cover-up inside Buhari’s presidency

Why the cover-up? What is Aso Rock hiding from Nigerians? Who is the Buhari administration seeking to protect? And why is this Presidency exhibiting the traits of a confused administration that has a scandal on its hands but is looking for a way to cover up its shame and embarrassment? I’m talking about the $43m, £27,000 and N23 million discovered [...]

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    Sagay replies APC: I’m not creating enemies for Buhari

Sagay replies APC: I’m not creating enemies for Buhari

Itse Sagay, chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says he is not in any way creating enemies for President Muhammadu Buhari contrary to the claims of the All Progressives Congress (APC).  Sagay spoke with TheCable on the sidelines of PACAC’s strategic engagement with investigative journalists in Lagos on Thursday in response to the caution by the APC to desist [...]

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    Obasanjo, decency and the unresolved matter of presidential libraries

Obasanjo, decency and the unresolved matter of presidential libraries

I believe strongly in record keeping. In fact, I love it. Unfortunately, one of our shortcomings as a country is our very poor habit of keeping national records and appropriately documenting our history with a view to preserving them for the future. Of course, this is in spite of the establishment of the National Archives based at the University of [...]

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    Still on Yakubu and his mountain of blood dollars

Still on Yakubu and his mountain of blood dollars

How much ‘dollars’ (if you like, put ‘money’) does a man actually need in life? How much money does a sane and rational human being need to live modestly or even comfortably without stealing, looting public funds or engaging in shady deals?Quite frankly, what type of greed makes a man acquire public funds so gluttonously without giving a damn like [...]

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    Buhari’s contest between honour and power

Buhari’s contest between honour and power

There is clearly something about power that makes people turn suicidal. I may be right. I may be wrong. But that’s the conclusion I’ve drawn looking at the desperation of political leaders in Nigeria and other climes who struggle to gain power as if that is all there is to life and choose to hold on to it at all [...]

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    The parable of the flock and the unwise servant

The parable of the flock and the unwise servant

It was King Solomon, the wisest man of his age, who wrote in his book, Proverbs, that “Wisdom is the principal thing.” He further counselled: “Therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” Since Solomon gave that free advice thousands of years ago and till now, the sense in his statement cannot be pushed aside by anyone desirous [...]

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    Buhari’s expensive Christmas gift

Buhari’s expensive Christmas gift

Nigerians can be funny even under challenging conditions and extremely depressing situations. Despite the economic recession in the country, Nigerians are just not losing their wit and sense of humour. And that is why I cannot help but highlight a particular shared post I saw on Facebook by an author whose identity remains unknown before I go ahead to make [...]

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    Will IBB break his silence now?

Will IBB break his silence now?

“Conscience is an open wound; only truth can heal it.” — Uthman Dan Fodio Gradually, long-kept secrets and useful national information are finally coming to light even as the dramatis personae are opening up and telling their stories like Chief Anthony Anenih, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Board of Trustees and former chairman of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), [...]

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    I wanted Jonathan. You voted Buhari. Can we review?

I wanted Jonathan. You voted Buhari. Can we review?

“Didn’t I tell you? During the campaigns, I said Buhari is incapable of running Nigeria’s economy successfully. It’s now 18 months, one and half years since he took over from Jonathan. Where is the change Nigerians were promised? It’s only been a change for the worse. Nigeria is in recession. And the government is clearly confused on how to rebound [...]

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