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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.

    The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

For these women in Osun, pregnancy comes with a heavy burden of fear – whether or not they will live to carry their babies.  The poorly equipped community health centres offer uncertain hopes. Enduring the pains and anguish, they travel distances to towns where they can get affordable healthcare. TAIWO ADEBULU, who visited rural communities in the state, reports.Simbiat went [...]

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    17 months after, no justice for Queen’s College girls who died with their dreams

17 months after, no justice for Queen’s College girls who died with their dreams

He was overwhelmed with sadness, and couldn’t hold the tears at the mention of Praise Sodipe, his niece who died—with Bithia and Vivian—under poor condition at Queen's College in Lagos.  At age eight, Praise had become an orphan and had been living with Lawrence Otun, his uncle. Admitted on merit into the Queen’s College, her dream was to become an [...]

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    Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Ruined towns, desolate homes, wasted farms, shattered lives and loved ones hacked to death, they lost it all; but they are now far away from their ancestral land where Boko Haram established a reign of terror. They perch on mats in rickety and tattered tents, some in open places, struggling to mask the pure pains and grief which the sweet [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Enrico Monfrini, the Swiss lawyer hired by Nigeria to recover Abacha Loot, says Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is trying to change the facts on the $321 million recovered from Luxembourg.TheCable had reported how Malami engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for a fee of $17 million (about N7 billion) to do a job already [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Between 2013 and 2014, the federal government used the services of Enrico Monfrini and Christian Luscher, Swiss lawyers, to recover $321 million looted by Sani Abacha, late former head of state.The funds, recovered from Luxembourg, were domiciled with the attorney-general of Switzerland.The next step in completing the repatriation was for Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to write to [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation asks Adeosun to speak up on N7bn lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation asks Adeosun to speak up on N7bn lawyers’ fee

Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), a not-for-profit media organisation, has asked Kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance, to explain the N7bn payment to Nigerian lawyers over the return of $321 million Abacha Loot recovered from Luxembourg.In a Freedom of Information request, the foundation wants to be furnished with a breakdown of the amount approved and released for the lawyers since they were appointed [...]

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    Uncompleted and abandoned, rural electrification projects are failing in Cross River

Uncompleted and abandoned, rural electrification projects are failing in Cross River

Settlers of Ikot Okpora in Cross River state have turned the national grid’s transmission lines which carry 33,000 volts of electricity into clothesline. ABIOSE ADELAJA ADAMS, finds in this village, as well as in others, that the federal government's electrification projects that aim to empower rural dwellers are uncompleted and abandoned.In 2005, the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA) was set [...]

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    Inside the Cross River community where the sun ended 200 years of darkness

Inside the Cross River community where the sun ended 200 years of darkness

With two hundred years in darkness, there seems to be no glimmer of hope for inhabitants of Umon Island, Cross River state. Detached from the national power grid, theirs became a forgotten world. But one day, everything changed. The power from the sun lit up their homes and gave life a new meaning. From the barber’s shop to the beer parlour, [...]

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    Disaster looms as flood submerges Ondo community for four days

Disaster looms as flood submerges Ondo community for four days

Ayetoro, a coastal community in Ondo state, is in dire straits after it was submerged by flood for four days.Oluwajuwon Daodu, publicity secretary of Ilaje Advancement Forum, says sea encroachment that flooded the community claimed about 500 meters of land and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.In December 2017, TheCable’s investigation revealed how the N6.2bn shore protection work in Ayetoro, [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How Sokoto teachers are living on proceeds of child beggars

INVESTIGATION: How Sokoto teachers are living on proceeds of child beggars

BY KELECHUKWU IRUOMAIn Sokoto state, there are 2,000 shoeless boys roaming the streets in tattered clothes. With bowls and dirty ropes suspended around their necks, they move in groups begging for alms. Their teachers, popularly known as mallams, supported by parents and cultural beliefs, encourage them to beg. This does not only deprive them the opportunity of an education, they [...]

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