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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.

    INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own

INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established in 2005 to enable every Nigerian, no matter socio-economic status, walk into a hospital and get treated with little or no money in their pockets. Fourteen years later, the scheme has failed to provide this access, especially in medical emergencies. TheCable finds out why.As Destiny Aigbe walks into the block where National [...]

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    PERIOD PAINS: How monthly cycle keeps young girls out of school and kills their dreams

PERIOD PAINS: How monthly cycle keeps young girls out of school and kills their dreams

She couldn't wrap her head around the question being asked of her. She couldn't fathom the interest in her private business. Try as she may – even with constant nudging – she failed to come to terms with a man's query about her period. Since she was a little girl, she has been taught to conceal that part of her [...]

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    Abacha Loot: CSOs ask senate to reject Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask senate to reject Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

A coalition of civil society organisations has asked the senate under the leadership of Ahmad Lawan to reject the nomination of Abubakar Malami as a minister. Malami is one of the ministerial nominees currently undergoing screening at the senate.While serving as the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) in President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term, he had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Again, FG refuses to give information on ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee 

Abacha Loot: Again, FG refuses to give information on ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee 

The office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and ministry of justice, has again refused to provide information on payment of lawyers hired for the recovery of Abacha Loot.  Abubakar Malami, former AGF, had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for the recovery of $321 million Abacha Loot from Switzerland.But Enrico Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer who had [...]

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    We’ll address this situation, says Abuja DisCo on village where darkness is killing people

We’ll address this situation, says Abuja DisCo on village where darkness is killing people

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says it will address the condition of the residents of Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi village in the federal capital territory (FCT).The company disclosed this a day after TheCable published a story on the condition of the village under the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).The village is under the franchise area of the electricity distribution company, [...]

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    Electricity agency speaks on Abuja village where darkness is killing people

Electricity agency speaks on Abuja village where darkness is killing people

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) says it has directed its project team to look into the plight of residents of Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi village in the federal capital territory (FCT).The agency disclosed this hours after TheCable published a story on the condition of the village under the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).Lack of electricity has brought hardship on the people, [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Sept 23 is judgement day in Cable Foundation vs AGF  

Abacha Loot: Sept 23 is judgement day in Cable Foundation vs AGF  

The federal high court sitting Abuja has set September 23, 2019 to deliver judgement on the case filed against the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) by the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF). The foundation had sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of lawyers for the recovery of the $321 [...]

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    VIDEO: The Abuja village where lack of electricity is killing people

VIDEO: The Abuja village where lack of electricity is killing people

There has never been electricity in Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi, says 47-year-old Danjuma Ashibo. As speaker of the village parliament which holds its meetings under a tree, Ashibo is understandably frustrated and increasingly dejected. He was born to a state of lightlessness that still persists.Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi is under Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and Abdulahi Candido Adamu is the current [...]

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    Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to lawyers he engaged for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot.Enrich Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer hired by the federal government since 1999 for the recovery of the loot, had already [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria will remain in darkness a little longer

ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria will remain in darkness a little longer

The unbundling of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) on November 1, 2013, was like a breath of fresh air for the Nigerian power sector that had undergone decades of protracted crisis. The privatisation of the sector was greeted with so much enthusiasm and loads of expectations. Finally, the years of blackouts would soon be over, many had thought. The [...]

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