Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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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.

    EXCLUSIVE: FG panics as Azura Power, Seven Energy default on foreign loans

EXCLUSIVE: FG panics as Azura Power, Seven Energy default on foreign loans

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, has moved to forestall a major international setback for Nigeria following an imminent default in private sector loans guaranteed by the federal government.TheCable understands that Azura Power and Seven Energy, two key players in power and gas, have been unable to settle their December 2017 invoices regarding foreign loans that enjoy the World Bank partial [...]

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    This boy wants to join the army to avenge his father’s murder by Boko Haram

This boy wants to join the army to avenge his father’s murder by Boko Haram

Ibrahim Buppa is only 16, but what he has seen in his teens is more than what many have seen in old age.He was 13 when Boko Haram insurgents killed his father and he still does not know the whereabouts of his mother. Effectively, he is an orphan.Speaking to TheCable at the Gubio camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: ‘I like school but mother says look for food first’ — how hunger pushes IDP children to menial jobs

INVESTIGATION: ‘I like school but mother says look for food first’ — how hunger pushes IDP children to menial jobs

There are 4.4 million Nigerian children in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in the northeast. Reporting from five internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno state, ABIOSE ADELAJA ADAMS finds that hunger and lack of teachers are major barriers to education.STORY HIGHLIGHTSChildren engage in hawking, block-making, carpentry to stay alive School opens late and closes 11am owing to diminishing [...]

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    ‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

Oundudu, an 11-year-old girl should have seen it all, that evening when herdsmen attacked her village in Guma local government area of Benue state. It was around 6pm when they started hearing the sound of gunshots. Roads were blocked, and it was a difficult task for the girl and her family to find a way out.“They were killing everything they see, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Infighting rocks Niger Delta power company over mega contracts

EXCLUSIVE: Infighting rocks Niger Delta power company over mega contracts

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) -- one of Nigeria's biggest hopes of attaining steady power supply -- is in the throes of serious infighting over allegations ranging from fraudulent award of multibillion naira contracts to insubordination.At the centre of the biggest allegations is one Nkechi Mba, the general manager of procurement.In a petition addressed to the house of [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: The technical college where practicals are rare and teachers buy chalk

INVESTIGATION: The technical college where practicals are rare and teachers buy chalk

A science and technical school has one major goal: to train students to become self-reliant and self-employed. TheCable discovers a technical school that lacks basic technical equipment -- and that means products of Federal Science and Technical College, Kafanchan, Kaduna state, will end up learning a lot of nothing .STORY HIGHLIGHTSNo electricity to carry out functional workshops Teachers say [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: In Ebonyi, orphans and little kids are mining in the pits of death

UNDERCOVER: In Ebonyi, orphans and little kids are mining in the pits of death

Story HighlightsMining is a family business in some poor communities in Ebonyi Encouraged by their low rates, artisanal miners often engage child miners to work during school hours Some of the children working in Ebonyi mines and granite sites are orphans Ebonyi solid minerals ministry is handicapped, can't effectively curb child mining Children working at the stone crushing sites [...]

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    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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