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by in Education, Investigations

Investigation… Extortion, mercenaries, swapping hold sway despite JAMB CBT

By Patrick Egwu… In efforts to eliminate widespread allegations of corruption, mass cheating, extortion of candidates and collusion by officials, as well as other malpractices and irregularities in the conduct of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Board introduced the use of Computer-Based Test (CBT) in 2013  to replace […]

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What Reps really want with bill against hate speech —Prof Soyinka

Celebrated Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has described the proposed death sentence as punishment for hate speech in Nigeria currently undergoing deliberations at the National Assembly as an instrument to silence fierce criticism and opposition in the county. Professor Soyinka stated this during the Ripples Nigeria Dialogue organized by the Ripples Centre for Data and […]

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Buhari’s body language shows a confused administration —Afolabi-Akiyode

The Chairperson of Transition Monitoring Group, Dr. Abiola Afolabi-Akiyode, Thursday, said the body language of President Muhammdu Buhari shows a confused administration that cannot lead Nigeria to a state of development, stating she has lost confidence in his administration. Afolabi-Akiyode said this at the maiden edition of Ripples Nigeria Dialogue tagged “Rebuilding Trust in a […]

by in Crime & Reporting, Investigations

SPECIAL REPORT… The inside story of Boko Haram’s first-ever visit to Dapchi

Suspected militants of the radical group Boko Haram stormed the northeastern Nigerian village of Dapchi two weeks ago and made away with 110 schoolgirls. Linus Unah travelled to the village to capture the general mood, listen to residents recount firsthand details of the mass abduction, and speak with families of the missing schoolgirls. Laid bare…One […]

by in Economy, Governance & Policy, Investigations

INVESTIGATION…The Nigerian dream of a ‘wholly made’ pencil and the lies within

Exactly two years ago, Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, boasted that by the year 2018 Africa’s most populous black country will begin the production of wholly made pencils which was first mass produced in the 16th century. However, 24 months after, findings by RIPPLES NIGERIA reveal that nothing on ground shows that the country will […]

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