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INVESTIGATION… How herdsmen crisis coxmpounds woes of already deprived Ogun communities

Earlier in January, the Nigerian media space was awash with reports of violence between herders and farmers across the country. Lukman Abolade visited some of the communities in Ogun state lacking proper basic infrastructure, their neglect worsened by violence between the Yoruba residents and the herders. With Contribution from Ojurongbe Sodiq.   Distraught and devastated, […]

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How Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism is changing the practice of journalism in Africa

The practice of journalism in Africa has recorded great successes through the years. But there have also been great challenges. One such challenge has been accessing data, especially technical data, and effectively conveying its key findings to the target audience. It is this challenge that data journalism seeks to solve, and the Ripples Centre for […]

by in Economy, Investigations

RipplesMetrics… Every month Nigeria will pay N68.5 billion for due external debt in 2021

As the Nigerian government ponders over where to borrow its next loan, in few weeks, another round of external debt repayment for matured loans put at  $2,156,228,000 (N822bn) will begin. The matured loans repayment scheduled from January to December 2021 will cost the country average monthly pay of  $179,686,000(N68.4 billion). This is according to figures […]

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INVESTIGATION… Inside NDDC’s abandoned, poorly executed road projects dotting Abia communities (concluded)

In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE  discovers that apart from the Obohia-Ohuru-Aba Road, there are similar projects initiated by the NDDC in Abia State which have either been abandoned, not started or poorly executed.   Cynthia Abraham has not walked on a well-constructed road within her community since she was born in 1982. And so, she always hoped for the […]

by in Governance & Policy, Investigations

RipplesMetrics: Nigerians look to 275 judicial panel of inquiry members to bring justice for victims of police brutality

Three State governors established almost N1bn compensation fund 116 petitions received in six states Nigerians will be counting on 275 judiciary panels of inquiry members set across the country by 28 state governors to investigate various acts by the Nigerian police that have left families, victims and communities in anguish and bereavement. The 275 members […]

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INVESTIGATION…. Corrupt NIMC staff breach COVID-19 protocol to extort Nigerians registering for NIN

The process of procuring the new national identity card has been fraught with complaints, with many alleging extortion by staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). KELECHUKWU IRUOMA goes undercover to investigate these claims and files this report for Ripples Nigeria.   On a sunny Monday morning in mid-July, Fidelia Okonkwo (not real name) […]

by in Governance & Policy, Investigations

RipplesMetrics: Ondo guber survey in near perfect prediction of Akeredolu’s win

The Ripples Nigeria poll, published October 5, 2020, ahead of the Ondo State governorship election, scored a near perfect prediction of a win for incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. Akeredolu was declared winner of the election held on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The October 5 online poll attracted 1,001, 508 views. Sixteen […]

by in Economy, Investigations

RipplesMetrics: Nigeria’s Budget 2020 and 2021 —disparities, similarities; where the money went

The Nigerian government will next year spend 21% more than it did in 2020, according to its spending plan for 2021. Debt service will be higher by 6% and gulp 40% of government’s available revenue. Funding gap will more than double this year’s level, with the deficit for 2021 139% bigger than that of 2020. Non-bet recurrent […]

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