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INVESTIGATION… Enugu public libraries in ruins despite budgetary allocations –Part 1

The Enugu State Library Board between 2016 – 2018, budgeted a total sum of N134,903,152 for the renovation, rehabilitation, reconstruction and procurement purposes for the libraries. But these projects, which have since received various monetary allocations of N43,033,152 in 2016, N54,370,000 in 2017 and N37,500,000 in 2018 respectively, still remain decrepit with leaky roofs and […]

by in Environment, Investigations

SPECIAL REPORT… Erosion takes lives, properties of communities as funds to curtail it remain unaccounted for

With over 2,800 active erosion sites in Nigeria’s Southeast Region, the risk of people losing their homes and means of livelihoods loom larger than ever before, even as funds to tackle the menace seem to have been diverted.  Gideon Arinze was In Nsukka, and captured the misery and pain staring victims in the face. The […]

by in Crime & Reporting, Governance & Policy, Investigations

INVESTIGATION… Child marriages, human trafficking overtake Benue IDP camps

Fresh from a visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Benue state, Investigative journalist, Patrick Egwu tells the heart-wrenching stories of how children disappear at random and young girls, not even old enough to take care of themselves, are married off by parents due to lack of food, clean water, adequate care and other […]

by in Environment, Investigations

INVESTIGATION… ITSEKIRILAND: Abandoned projects litter community as leaders ‘swallow’ Chevron’s N7.2bn development fund

In 2005, Chevron Nigeria Limited established the Itsekiri Regional Development Council (IRDC) and disbursed N7.2 billion to it for the development of 24 Itsekiri communities. Eighteen years after, Itsekiri land is still in shambles as money disbursed by Chevron seems to have gone down the drain. Kelechukwu Iruoma, a freelancer with RIPPLES NIGERIA, went through […]

by in Crime & Reporting, Governance & Policy, Investigations

SPECIAL REPORT… In Borno, the scars of war run deep: Agony of lives shattered by Boko Haram

The stats are very troubling. The images out of Borno are even more horrifying! Late 2017, the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, informed the world that the crisis in Northeast Nigeria had created two million displaced persons and cost the six northern states over $9 million in economic ruins. But those were material losses. […]

by in Crime & Reporting, Investigations, Rights & Advocacy

INVESTIGATION… Tour of Lagos LGs reveals tricks by INEC officials at frustrating voter registration

A report released in March 2018 by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), which showed that Lagos state had about 1,401,390 million PVC’s still in its possession and that just 5,095 had been collected since the commencement of distribution in April 2017, aroused curiosity. Ripples Nigeria correspondent, Akin Obakeye, visited 10 local government areas out […]

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