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July 15, 2024

110 Residents rolled out their drums and heaved a sigh of relief when they heard of the project, hoping that when completed, it will tackle the menace of erosion in the community.  By Arinze Chijioke As farmers fell into spates of happiness when the clouds began to gather one Thursday this June, residents of Ngodo […]

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403 TheInvestigator probe of financial transactions by Federal MDAs revealed that money meant for official assignments was paid into personal accounts to the tune of over N1.8b. By Archibong Jeremiah The investigation uncovered financial irregularities involving over 10 Nigerian Ministries engaging in illegal transactions. The MDAs reportedly violated Nigeria’s Financial Regulations, 2009 by paying public […]

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Type A skill acquisition center Ikot Okoro, Oruk Anam LGA, Akwa Ibom State.

238 The project was a constituency project by Hon. Unyime Idem, a member representing the Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. By Archibong Jeremiah This report exposes an unused skill acquisition center in Oruk Anam LGA, Akwa Ibom State, commissioned in 2023 but remains empty and overrun by weeds. Residents express disappointment […]

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344 Saviour said his financial struggle caused him emotional trauma which gradually led to poor academic performance. By Ekemini Simon  In 2015, when Saviour Matthew scored 292 in the University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and was offered admission to study Communication Arts at the University of […]

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June 27, 2024

303 Henry Ogbodo’s two children are attending the technical college—one of his sons, Richmond graduated in 2023 from the Welding and Fabrication Department. By Arinze Chijioke Pedro Dennis’s emergence as the pioneer principal of Government Science and Technological College Swali, Yenagoa in Bayelsa State was not mere happenstance. It was a result of his leadership […]

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718 Had the contractor delivered the job Marvellous Simon Friday and his gang would not have been able to steal cassava from the farm and the security man would not have been put at risk. By Archibong Jeremiah This investigation reveals discrepancies between the payments made to Ijo Maritime Services Limited and the absence of […]

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321 At least Bayou La Batre Ltd did more than 55% of its job but Bluecream Investment Limited fell short of that because it abandoned the project in an early stage. By Archibong Jeremiah Residents of Ayeabam community in Akamkpa local government area in Southern Cross River State, are suffering due to an unfinished road […]

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May 16, 2024

124 Many farmers suffer post-harvest losses in Enugu and Ebonyi states due to low investments in food storage facilities by both governments and private individuals. In this report, Ben Aroh explores how farmers and traders in the two states lose fortunes from this neglect. Tales of Woes Dr. Kanayo Ossai is a lecturer at a […]

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128 Justice Aderemi Adegoroye who presided over the case granted the prayers. However, the Ondo State Government and SAO Agro Allied Services did not obey the orders. By Alaba Adeyemi On the 18th of April 2023, farmers in communities around the Oluwa forest in Ore Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State woke up to […]

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145 DNN closely monitored how the food items were distributed around December 2023 and January 2024 by two members of the House Of Representatives in Ondo State. By Alaba Adeyemi In December 2023, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture announced the release of food and other palliatives worth N100 million to […]

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145 Many stories of victims paint a picture of Bwari fast becoming a place abandoned by many in the fear of bandits. By Olanrewaju Oyedeji The population of Bwari local government in the federal capital territory is put at over 500,000. In November 2023, the FCT administration listed Bwari, Kuje and Abaji as three most […]

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191 More than 150 people, mostly young men, have been killed in Erei communities in Cross River over lingering communal disputes, according to Gabriel Ukam Iyam, clan head of 10 Erei communities. By Godwin Otang Five years after war erupted in Erei-speaking communities in the Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, authorities are […]

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113 With a population exceeding three hundred thousand, the Turawa community depends on a single primary healthcare center. By Akiyu Inuwa Mansir In the heart of Karaye Local Government Area, Kano State, lies the Turawa Community, home to over three hundred thousand residents. Despite its significant population, this community grapples with a dire healthcare crisis exacerbated […]

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194 By Patrick Obia Cross Rivers State is struggling with increasing debt and wage bill, but investigations by CrossRiverWatch gathered that, former head of service, Timothy Ogban, now suspended Civil Service Commission’s Chairman, Mr. Uko Inaku, former Accountant-General of the State, Joseph Adie engaged in an unauthorized employment of 500 people and promotion of some […]

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149 …Pategi, Lafiagi communities rely on contaminated stream water. …Lafiagi General Hospital gets water from well for operation. In this report, The Informant247’s Yemi Sodeeq documented how water scarcity in Pategi and Edu Local Government Areas of Kwara State, continues to affect residents and medical facilities despite monumental government expenditures on local waterworks rehabilitation. The […]

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143 This investigation by Alaba Adeyemi of Development News Nigeria (DNN) reveals the poor implementation and mismanagement of the Federal Government fuel subsidy palliative program by the Ondo State Government, resulting in widespread dissatisfaction and failure to alleviate the suffering of the people. The inaugural speech of President Bola Tinubu sent shock waves throughout the country, […]

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142 On August 12, 2020, a fire incident destroyed over 200 businesses at Ika-Ika Oqua (Marian) Market, Calabar. Cross River’s State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA also confirms that following fire incidents on April 8 and March 27, 2024; a total of 649 shops and 32 motorcycles were burnt while a life was lost at Ikom Main […]

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92 A group of women, working as cleaners for different companies at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi (ATBU), silently bear the weight of injustice, empty promises, and unpaid wages despite working vigorously to keep the campuses clean, WikkiTimes’ Babaji Usman reports. Moving from one hall to another, the cleaners at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in […]

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April 30, 2024

154 Lawmakers in Bauchi prioritized political cronies instead of poor constituents while the palliative North East Development Commission provides, to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal, WikkiTimes’ Yawale Adamu uncovers in this investigation. For Isah Ahmed Masama, it was a moment of joy when they heard that palliatives would be distributed to them to […]

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April 29, 2024

143 By Zainab Sanni and Alaba Adeyemi In recent years, food security in Nigeria has been threatened by incessant farmers-herders conflict, fueled by climate change. A key feature of this conflict is the targeted attack on farmers and their farmlands. According to the African Development Bank, Nigeria women contribute 70 percent of the total agricultural […]

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April 29, 2024

137 Ulunya Ovoko is among the Igboano communities where Enugu State University of Medical and Allied Sciences (SUMAS) is situated. The community that celebrated hosting the university currently faces extinction following flooding due to poor drainage systems of the medical university as well as an alleged road diversion which would have provided the permanent solution […]

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151 By Lukman Abdulmalik Between 2018 and 2023, records have shown that the sum of N41,515,645,264 billion was budgeted for the Federal College of Education, Bichi, and the National Orthopedic  Hospital, Dala, Kano State for the construction of different projects. While the FCE Bichi got ₦20,027,209,363, the National Orthopedic Hospital Dala got ₦21,488,435,90. Within those five years over […]

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155 The school, established in 1996, serves disabled children from six northeastern states but struggles with dilapidated facilities and minimal funding. Students often find themselves abandoned during vacations, their parents viewing the school as a dumping ground. Facing severe infrastructure issues, lack of security, and insufficient resources, the school’s staff and students endure challenging conditions […]

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April 27, 2024

213 Despite a Supreme Court judgement in Ukeje vs Ukeje in 2014 which affirmed that women have the same right to inherit their fathers’ estates as their male counterparts, many Igbo women are being denied access to such by their male counterparts. BEN AROH explores this denial in selected locales of Enugu State. I’m Unaware […]

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April 26, 2024

134 Federal Livestock located at Okpuje in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State is a multi-million naira piggery initiative. It was established by the Shagari administration for mass production of pigs for local and export values. About forty-two years down the line, the state-of-the-art facilities have become moribund, with one staff member, and no […]

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April 19, 2024

398 TheInvestigator’s 2-month inquiry reveals the Ondo State Government secured a $169.72 million loan and received $5 million for the project expected to be completed in 2022. By Alaba Adeyemi Unveiling the mismanagement of funds and resources, TheInvestigator uncovers a saga of broken promises and governmental neglect spanning multiple administrations, shedding light on the dire […]

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1,642 The Administrative Chief Magistrate of Ikom Magistrates Court sent four men to prison demanding N100,000 from each to have their bail conditions reviewed. By Archibong Jeremiah A disturbing pattern emerges in the shadowy corridors of Cross River’s judicial system — Magistrates abusing their power, turning justice into a commodity. The narrative unfolds with stark […]

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March 26, 2024

306 By TheWhistler The multi-hectares of land donated by neighboring Obeagu Awkunanaw and Amechi Uwani communities to the old Anambra State for the building of the main campus of then Anambra State University of Science and Technology, ASUTECH, have become a source of controversy between the donors and the state following the conversion of the […]

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814 The N43m Contract To Unregistered Company Violates State Procurement Law, SFTAS Goals By Christiana Ofem Public money intended to revitalize Cross River’s Callywood studio went astray. A probe found the N43 Million contract for studio equipment went to an unregistered company, violating procurement laws. The studio is now derelict, and the entertainment industry is […]

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March 12, 2024

426 Pregnant women forced to travel long distances for medical care, risking complications. By Violet Ikong Abenyo, is one of the communities that make up Calabar Municipality, Cross River State. Though located in the state’s capital, the community suffers from government neglect, which is evident even in its primary healthcare. Like many communities across Nigeria, […]