Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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: 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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    All those implicated should be prosecuted – old students react to pimping at FGGC Langtang

All those implicated should be prosecuted – old students react to pimping at FGGC Langtang

The Leadership of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), an umbrella body for all unity schools across the country, has demanded the prosecution of all those involved in the abuse of students of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Langtang, Plateau state.TheCable had done an undercover investigation that exposed how security guards employed to protect students pimp the girls to [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: FGGC Langtang security guard pimps schoolgirls for N5,000

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: FGGC Langtang security guard pimps schoolgirls for N5,000

With N5,000, or even less, one of the security guards employed to protect students at the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Langtang, Plateau state, would gladly pimp the girls to strangers. Speaking to TheCable's undercover reporter, the guard gave an insight into how he organises "runs" for the teenagers for a fee, and how this is a common practice. This [...]

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    Osun school feeding programme going well — but under threat from vendors, teachers

Osun school feeding programme going well — but under threat from vendors, teachers

The national school feeding programme appears to be going well when MANSUR IBRAHIM assessed its implementation in Osun state. But there were ominous signs as vendors complained about catering for more pupils than agreed and teachers expressed unhappiness with "teaching on empty stomachs" as a result of issues with their salaries.STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe feeding programme has increased school enrolment Food [...]

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    From N250,000 monthly electricity bill to N1.2m — shocking stories from the south-east

From N250,000 monthly electricity bill to N1.2m — shocking stories from the south-east

O’FEMI KOLAWOLE travelled hundreds of kilometres on the roads of the five states in Nigeria’s south-east for an on-the-spot investigation of the state of electricity supply in the region. Visiting places such as Enugu, Abakaliki, Aba, Owerri, Nnewi and Onitsha, he interviews scores of residents, small and medium scale entrepreneurs, top business owners and key stakeholders to get their first-hand accounts of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Oshifala, teacher accused of sexual misconduct, posted out of Queen’s College

EXCLUSIVE: Oshifala, teacher accused of sexual misconduct, posted out of Queen’s College

Olaseni Oshifala, the biology teacher at Queen’s College accused of sexual molestation of students last year, has finally been posted out of the school, TheCable understands.Oshifala was posted to King’s College, an all-boys school and the oldest unity school in the country, by the education ministry in August.The posting of the controversial teacher, pending the conclusion of a fresh investigation, was [...]

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