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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”. Content is editorially independent. Published materials are not the views of the MacArthur Foundation.

UNDERCOVER: Bribes, cartel and conspiracy… inside Nigeria’s booming petrol smuggling trade

    UNDERCOVER: Bribes, cartel and conspiracy… inside Nigeria’s booming petrol smuggling trade

The inscription on his shirt was glaringly ironic: ‘Say no to crime’. But Officer Monday and the caption were worlds apart. “Fuel business is easy,” the police officer told TheCable

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REPORTER’S DIARY: Four years tracking ‘stateless Nigerians’ through the paths of death

    REPORTER’S DIARY: Four years tracking ‘stateless Nigerians’ through the paths of death

This journey began in January 2017, at a time when the Nigerian military said it had “accidentally” bombed a civilian camp in Rann, the capital of Kala Balge LGA in

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Inside Oyo community where snakebites are causing avoidable deaths

    Inside Oyo community where snakebites are causing avoidable deaths

BY OMOLOLA AFOLABI Calm as a millpond, Mufeedah Aliyu cooed infectiously. She waved her fingers and snuggled close to her grandmother, who cuddled her, then whipped out a bottle filled

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THE INSIDER: FG set to guarantee $1bn new solar projects — despite choking under ‘take or pay’ deals

    THE INSIDER: FG set to guarantee $1bn new solar projects — despite choking under ‘take or pay’ deals

Despite getting its fingers burnt and running into debt over existing power deals, the federal government is set to provide more sovereign guarantees to 14 new solar power projects. Nigeria

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Displaced but undeterred: How female IDPs in Niger are braving the odds

    Displaced but undeterred: How female IDPs in Niger are braving the odds

Having lived in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Gwada for over two years, Auta Bala is tired of

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FALLING APART: How students live, learn in dreadful conditions in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions

    FALLING APART: How students live, learn in dreadful conditions in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions

Poor infrastructure in Nigeria’s public tertiary institutions has been a source of concern for decades — and this cuts across

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Despite health risks, Lagos, Abuja residents turn to charcoal as prices of cooking gas soar

    Despite health risks, Lagos, Abuja residents turn to charcoal as prices of cooking gas soar

When President Muhammadu Buhari declared ‘Decade of Gas’ in 2021, he promised that his administration will ensure that gas development

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Saki-Okerete road turns death trap despite immense economic potential

    Saki-Okerete road turns death trap despite immense economic potential

BY OMOLOLA AFOLABI Like an orchestra that stopped at an intermission, Fatai Wasiu’s booming transport business ended abruptly in November

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INSIDE STORY: Raped, shot, tortured — the scarred survivors of banditry in northern Nigeria

    INSIDE STORY: Raped, shot, tortured — the scarred survivors of banditry in northern Nigeria

A life disrupted. Normalcy abruptly aborted. A reality filled with uncertainties. Welcome to the everyday life of Nigerians whose existence

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IDP Chronicles: Children die of cholera in Niger camp — after fleeing from terror of bandits

    IDP Chronicles: Children die of cholera in Niger camp — after fleeing from terror of bandits

When a group of heavily armed men invaded communities in Niger, many residents were forced to flee to Central Primary

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