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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”. 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.

    China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

The Chinese government has asked Nigeria to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power failing which it would not provide the funds for the project.In 2006, the China Gezhouba Group Corporation of China (CGGC) and China Geo-Engineering Group Corporation (CGCOC) had won the bid for a joint venture to execute the hydropower project with a proposed capacity [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Another $1.2bn liability dangles over Nigeria as Azura power deal wobbles

EXCLUSIVE: Another $1.2bn liability dangles over Nigeria as Azura power deal wobbles

Nigeria's penchant for signing agreements that end up putting the country on the back foot continues to haunt the federal government as another power deal wobbles, TheCable can report.There is growing apprehension in government circles over the sovereign guarantee given to Azura-Edo IPP, a power-generating private company, by the Buhari administration in 2015 to enable it secure a $237 million loan [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Nigeria told UN that 7 varsities run strictly on renewable energy, but is this true?

FACT CHECK: Nigeria told UN that 7 varsities run strictly on renewable energy, but is this true?

In September, Mohammed Mahmood, Nigeria’s minister of environment, said seven federal universities are running strictly on solar energy.Speaking at the 2019 climate action summit in New York, US, the environment minister said 30 more federal universities are subscribing to the use of renewable energy.“We are sourcing some money through climate financing. I am proud to say that Nigeria is [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria in trouble over another sloppy gas deal

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria in trouble over another sloppy gas deal

While Nigeria is still struggling to untie the legal knots around the controversial P&ID gas and supply processing agreement (GSPA), another sloppy deal has boxed the country into a tight corner, TheCable can report.A gas supply agreement (GSA) between the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Ltd and Accugas Ltd has gone sour, forcing the federal government to keep paying [...]

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    African Commission on Human Rights asks FG to probe issues raised in undercover report on Ikoyi Prison

African Commission on Human Rights asks FG to probe issues raised in undercover report on Ikoyi Prison

The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights has charged the federal government to probe the allegations in the undercover report on the rot in the criminal justice system.In a three series report, the corruption in the system was exposed. From the police to prison warders to court officials.Adopting the pseudonym Ojo Olajumoke, Fisayo Soyombo, an investigative journalist, feigned an offence [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (III): A reporter’s diary — Living with a ‘mad’ cell mate, set up by prison warders, abducted by the police

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (III): A reporter’s diary — Living with a ‘mad’ cell mate, set up by prison warders, abducted by the police

Investigative journalist ‘FISAYO SOYOMBO spent two weeks in detention — five days in a Police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the Police to the point of release by the prison. To experience the workings of the system in its raw [...]

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    Undercover report: We are investigating Ikoyi Prisons, says CG

Undercover report: We are investigating Ikoyi Prisons, says CG

Ja’afaru Ahmed, controller general of the Nigerian Correctional Service, says he has set up a panel to probe Ikoyi Prisons, now known as "Ikoyi Custodial Centre", following an investigation by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.Soyombo spent eight days as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system.He documented experiences on "drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping and [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (II): Drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping… The cash-and-carry operations of Ikoyi Prisons

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION (II): Drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping… The cash-and-carry operations of Ikoyi Prisons

Investigative journalist ‘FISAYO SOYOMBO spent two weeks in detention — five days in a Police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the Police to the point of release by the prison. To experience the workings of the system in its raw [...]

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    ‘Bail for sale’: CSO asks n’assembly to probe police

‘Bail for sale’: CSO asks n’assembly to probe police

Due Process Advocates Foundation (DPA), a civil society organisation (CSO), has asked the national assembly to investigate the police over alleged abuse of their prosecutorial powers.The call for the probe is coming after TheCable reported about bribery at Pedro police station in Lagos state.In a statement on Thursday, Ifeanyi Calistus, DPA information director, said the report highlights "some institutional failures [...]

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    Police to probe Lagos station after bail-for-sale investigation

Police to probe Lagos station after bail-for-sale investigation

The Lagos state police command will investigate Pedro police station over bribery allegations.Frank Mba, Nigerian police spokesman, made this known on  'Your View', a breakfast show on TVC, on Wednesday.TheCable had reported the investigation which exposed bribery at the station.Fisayo Soyombo, the undercover journalist who undertook the investigation, also announced the development in a tweet."BREAKING: Force PRO Frank Mba says Lagos [...]

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