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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.

Darkness in sunshine state: How poor regulatory oversight marred N53m electricity projects in Ondo

    Darkness in sunshine state: How poor regulatory oversight marred N53m electricity projects in Ondo

Ondo, a south-west Nigerian state answers to the slogan “The Sunshine State,” but has millions of its people plunged in darkness. For almost two decades, a prominent district in the

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REPORTER’S DIARY: Affidavit trading, seal forging — inside Lagos black market for court documents

    REPORTER’S DIARY: Affidavit trading, seal forging — inside Lagos black market for court documents

Lagos residents throng courts to acquire affidavits and other documents on a daily basis. Some engage legal practitioners while many undertake the process themselves. Those in the latter category often

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DASHED HOPES: Residents in limbo as ‘N3.8bn’ housing project for Sokoto flood victims lies in ruin

    DASHED HOPES: Residents in limbo as ‘N3.8bn’ housing project for Sokoto flood victims lies in ruin

In 2010, the Sokoto government, led by Aliyu Wamakko, initiated a 1000-housing project for flood victims in Goronyo, Gada, and Silame LGAs in the state. Several years later, an investigation

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INSIDE STORY: How recurring oil spills rob Bayelsa fisherwomen of their livelihood

    INSIDE STORY: How recurring oil spills rob Bayelsa fisherwomen of their livelihood

In the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, an average of 17,000 litres of crude oil was spilled daily from 2012 to 2021. The region has been battling environmental degradation since

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OUT OF SCHOOL: The Niger girls abandoning classrooms for a life of uncertainty

    OUT OF SCHOOL: The Niger girls abandoning classrooms for a life of uncertainty

It was afternoon and the scorching sun raged endlessly. Abigail Danjuma with four young girls could be seen engaged in

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MOBILISATION FEE: How police charge poor Nigerians N30k, N50k to probe reported cases

    MOBILISATION FEE: How police charge poor Nigerians N30k, N50k to probe reported cases

Nigeria’s grim poverty profile — with the World Bank projecting the number of poor citizens to hit 95.1 million in

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CAUGHT UNAWARES: Their homes were submerged by flood. Now they sleep on water

    CAUGHT UNAWARES: Their homes were submerged by flood. Now they sleep on water

Jethro Yacim, a retired police officer in his early 60s, sat in front of the first floor of his storey

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UNDER WATER: Jigawa farmers face season of pain as flood robs them of harvest

    UNDER WATER: Jigawa farmers face season of pain as flood robs them of harvest

His near future was already planned. Nineteen-year-old Karibu Hassan was looking forward to the harvesting season and had planned how

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INSIDE STORY: Inadequate staffing, security concerns threaten FG’s healthcare intervention in Ogun

    INSIDE STORY: Inadequate staffing, security concerns threaten FG’s healthcare intervention in Ogun

Across several communities in Ogun state, the federal government’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is improving access to healthcare,

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FRESH START: How women abandoned, divorced due to fistula are bouncing back

    FRESH START: How women abandoned, divorced due to fistula are bouncing back

It was about 11am in Sokoto. It had just stopped raining and the skies were still somewhat cloudy. A middle-aged

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