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ABOUT POLICY RADAR INITIATIVE (PRIN)

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”. Content is editorially independent. Published materials are not the views of the MacArthur Foundation.

MUDDLED (II): Police ‘charge ₦800k’ to probe student death, vital evidence disappears

    MUDDLED (II): Police ‘charge ₦800k’ to probe student death, vital evidence disappears

As cases of student deaths become more magnified, largely due to social media outrage, the efforts, actions and inaction of law enforcement officers are increasingly coming under scrutiny. Central to

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MUDDLED (I): Shallow police probes, corruption frustrate Nigeria’s student death cases

    MUDDLED (I): Shallow police probes, corruption frustrate Nigeria’s student death cases

In the last two years alone, there have been a number of questionable deaths involving secondary school students across Nigeria, relating to alleged bullying, harassment, corporal punishment, or institutional negligence.

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UNCOVERED: Health workers demand payment for ‘free’ malaria drugs in Kwara, Osun, Borno PHCs

    UNCOVERED: Health workers demand payment for ‘free’ malaria drugs in Kwara, Osun, Borno PHCs

In November 2021, Babagana Zulum, Borno governor, uncovered two primary health centres (PHC) in the state where officials were found to be extorting patients and collecting money for services and

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UNDERCOVER: Bribes, cartel and conspiracy… inside Nigeria’s booming petrol smuggling trade

    UNDERCOVER: Bribes, cartel and conspiracy… inside Nigeria’s booming petrol smuggling trade

The inscription on his shirt was glaringly ironic: ‘Say no to crime’. But Officer Monday and the caption were worlds apart. “Fuel business is easy,” the police officer told TheCable

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REPORTER’S DIARY: Four years tracking ‘stateless Nigerians’ through the paths of death

    REPORTER’S DIARY: Four years tracking ‘stateless Nigerians’ through the paths of death

This journey began in January 2017, at a time when the Nigerian military said it had “accidentally” bombed a civilian

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Inside Oyo community where snakebites are causing avoidable deaths

    Inside Oyo community where snakebites are causing avoidable deaths

BY OMOLOLA AFOLABI Calm as a millpond, Mufeedah Aliyu cooed infectiously. She waved her fingers and snuggled close to her

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THE INSIDER: FG set to guarantee $1bn new solar projects — despite choking under ‘take or pay’ deals

    THE INSIDER: FG set to guarantee $1bn new solar projects — despite choking under ‘take or pay’ deals

Despite getting its fingers burnt and running into debt over existing power deals, the federal government is set to provide

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Displaced but undeterred: How female IDPs in Niger are braving the odds

    Displaced but undeterred: How female IDPs in Niger are braving the odds

Having lived in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Gwada for over two years, Auta Bala is tired of

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FALLING APART: How students live, learn in dreadful conditions in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions

    FALLING APART: How students live, learn in dreadful conditions in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions

Poor infrastructure in Nigeria’s public tertiary institutions has been a source of concern for decades — and this cuts across

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Despite health risks, Lagos, Abuja residents turn to charcoal as prices of cooking gas soar

    Despite health risks, Lagos, Abuja residents turn to charcoal as prices of cooking gas soar

When President Muhammadu Buhari declared ‘Decade of Gas’ in 2021, he promised that his administration will ensure that gas development

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