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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.

    Cable Foundation gets new MacArthur grant ‘to advance investigative journalism’

Cable Foundation gets new MacArthur grant ‘to advance investigative journalism’

Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has been named as one of the beneficiaries of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's $6.3 million in journalism and media grants for Nigeria. MacArthur Foundation announced the nine Nigerian beneficiaries in a statement on Tuesday. CNJF, a not-for-profit and partner organisation of TheCable, Nigeria’s independent online newspaper, uses journalism to advance transparency and accountability [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Court dismisses Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF over ‘photocopies’

Abacha Loot: Court dismisses Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF over ‘photocopies’

The federal high court in Abuja has dismissed Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF)’s suit against Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), saying the foundation did not produce certified true copies (CTCs) of its registration documents.  The foundation had in January 2018 sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of [...]

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    Cameroonian refugee in Cross River sells 9-month-old baby for N70k — and blames hunger

Cameroonian refugee in Cross River sells 9-month-old baby for N70k — and blames hunger

When Gina (not real name) left Adagom refugee camp in Cross River state on August 25, strapped on her mother’s back, the nine-month-old had no inkling she was not going to return to rejoin her peers. She was being sold to a stranger who had visited from Calabar, the state capital. And guess the ''transfer fee''? N70,000, including benefits! The mother, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Foreign donors threaten to withdraw funding for Nigeria’s first utility-scale solar projects

EXCLUSIVE: Foreign donors threaten to withdraw funding for Nigeria’s first utility-scale solar projects

Some international donors have threatened to withdraw $300 million funding for its proposed Nigeria's "first utility scale solar projects", TheCable can report. In a letter dated September 10 to Marilyn Amebi, managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET), the African Finance Corporation (AFC) noted that it has been working on the 1,000 megawatts (MW) project for a year with [...]

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    We are facing severe funding gap, says UNHCR on plight of Cameroonian refugees

We are facing severe funding gap, says UNHCR on plight of Cameroonian refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is facing “severe funding gap” regarding the plight of Cameroonian refugees in Cross River state. The organisation said this while responding to TheCable’s inquiry on the condition of the refugees in the state. TheCable had reported how some of the refugees complained about their “poor living conditions” both in the settlement camps [...]

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    ‘It’s preferable to die back home’ —  Cameroonian refugees lament hardship in Nigeria

‘It’s preferable to die back home’ — Cameroonian refugees lament hardship in Nigeria

Florence Ishaka arrived Nigeria with four children after she managed to escape the violence in Southern Cameroon. She has been in Nigeria since May. Alongside her children, she settled at Adagom camp, one of the structures housing refugees in Cross River state. But she has lived each day, regretting her decision to move to Nigeria. For about two months, Ishaka and her [...]

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    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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    VIDEO: Inside IDP camp where 130 children are locked out of classrooms

VIDEO: Inside IDP camp where 130 children are locked out of classrooms

At a corner of the federal capital territory (FCT) is an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp housing more than 1,500 persons. The victims were forced to flee their homes in the north-east following attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. Unlike many of such camps across the country, the resilience of the IDPs pushed them to start making provision for the education of the [...]

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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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