Friday, December 1, 2017

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The Policy Radar Initiative (PRIN) is a project of the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Its purpose is to “support investigative journalism in Nigeria and to educate the public and other important audiences about issues related to corruption, with a focus on the electricity and education sectors”. The three-year grant runs from January 2017 to December 2019. Under the US law, the MacArthur Foundation is prohibited from directly supporting (a) any activity that seeks to influence the outcome of any domestic or foreign election for public office; or (b) any lobbying or other attempts to influence legislation. Therefore, content is editorially independent. Published materials are not the views of the MacArthur Foundation.

    Panel begins probe of sexual harassment, cholera deaths at Queen’s College

Panel begins probe of sexual harassment, cholera deaths at Queen’s College

The panel set up by the ministry of education to probe sexual harassment and cholera outbreak at Queen's College, Yaba, Lagos, will visit the school on Tuesday.A source told TheCable that while Tuesday would be used to hear the issues surrounding the cholera outbreak which led to the deaths of three students, Wednesday would be for the investigation of sexual [...]

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    TheCable launches #BreakTheSilence to fight sexual harassment in schools

TheCable launches #BreakTheSilence to fight sexual harassment in schools

To encourage conversation on the issue of sexual harassment in secondary schools, and to ignite a change, TheCable Newspaper has launched #BreakTheSilence.The hashtag is inspired by the undercover investigation of TheCable into schoolgirls pimping at the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Langtang, Plateau state.Following the publication of the investigation, the leadership of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), an umbrella [...]

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    Pimping: FGGC Langtang principal sets up panel, urges victims to speak out

Pimping: FGGC Langtang principal sets up panel, urges victims to speak out

A panel has been set up to investigate the abuse of students of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Langtang, Plateau state.The national executives of the Old Girls Association of the Federal Government Girls College (FLOGA), Langtang, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.TheCable had done an undercover investigation that exposed how security guards employed to protect students pimp them [...]

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    All those implicated should be prosecuted – old students react to pimping at FGGC Langtang

All those implicated should be prosecuted – old students react to pimping at FGGC Langtang

The Leadership of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), an umbrella body for all unity schools across the country, has demanded the prosecution of all those involved in the abuse of students of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Langtang, Plateau state.TheCable had done an undercover investigation that exposed how security guards employed to protect students pimp the girls to [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: FGGC Langtang security guard pimps schoolgirls for N5,000

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: FGGC Langtang security guard pimps schoolgirls for N5,000

With N5,000, or even less, one of the security guards employed to protect students at the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Langtang, Plateau state, would gladly pimp the girls to strangers. Speaking to TheCable's undercover reporter, the guard gave an insight into how he organises "runs" for the teenagers for a fee, and how this is a common practice. This [...]

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    Osun school feeding programme going well — but under threat from vendors, teachers

Osun school feeding programme going well — but under threat from vendors, teachers

The national school feeding programme appears to be going well when MANSUR IBRAHIM assessed its implementation in Osun state. But there were ominous signs as vendors complained about catering for more pupils than agreed and teachers expressed unhappiness with "teaching on empty stomachs" as a result of issues with their salaries.STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe feeding programme has increased school enrolment Food [...]

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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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    INVESTIGATION: Teachers, parents reconstructing classrooms in Plateau school ‘abandoned’ by govt

INVESTIGATION: Teachers, parents reconstructing classrooms in Plateau school ‘abandoned’ by govt

Classrooms in RCM primary school, Dawaki, obviously, count among the 8,981 bad classrooms which the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) confirmed in Plateau state in 2010.The school, established in 1945, and standing at the entrance of Dawaki, Kanke local government area, is now, structurally, a shadow of itself.The last time the school benefited from government’s special intervention was in 2003, [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Eating and learning — school feeding entices pupils to Anambra classrooms

INVESTIGATION: Eating and learning — school feeding entices pupils to Anambra classrooms

If there is a state where the national home grown school feeding (NHGSF) programme is producing encouraging outcomes, Anambra is it. But as CHINEDU ASADU finds out in a tour of primary schools across five local governments, there are still hitches as well as food for thought for the authoritiesSTORY HIGHLIGHTSCaterers were selected from the local community through an open [...]

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