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Missing, Wounded, Killed in Action: Tracking the cost of valour in Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram (2)

At a time he was unsure of what path to settle for in his life’s journey, the young and active Ziggy (not real name), eventually decided to join the Nigerian Army. It didn’t just happen; Ziggy, the Lagos boy, was in a commercial vehicle going to Ojota when a soldier, beautifully adorned in his camouflage-uniform […]

by in Crime & Reporting, Investigations

Missing, Wounded, Killed in Action: Tracking the cost of valour in Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram (1)

“We are going to carry this as a war and I appeal to all and sundry to give this operation maximum cooperation,” Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Army chief, said in 2015 while launching Operation Lafiya Dole as a new code name by the military to fight Boko Haram terrorists. “We will respect human dignity, […]

by in Environment, Health, Investigations

A trail of broken promises: The story of Dangote Cement and the people of Obajana (2)

NO ACCESS ROAD, NO DRAINAGE SYSTEM, ILL-STRUCTURED OBAJANA-OYO ROAD As popular as Obajana, the town hosting the largest cement producing company in Sub-Saharan Africa is, there are no tarred access roads within the town. “When Dangote came in to start business here, we were very happy because we thought the presence of the company will […]

by in Environment, Health, Investigations

A trail of broken promises: The story of Dangote Cement and the people of Obajana (1)

Years ago, when Dangote’s Obajana Cement plant was commissioned by President Goodluck Jonathan in Obajana, Kogi State people would have thought that in no time, the small Kogi town would be the envy of other communities that would have loved to host the acclaimed largest cement factory in Africa. The company on its official website,www.dangote.com/cement/obajana, […]

by in Economy, Investigations

Investigations… SEC suspension of Heritage Capital Markets and the untold story

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had recently informed Nigerians that it had suspended Heritage Capital Markets Limited indefinitely from all capital market activities. The regulator, however, did not tell industry stakeholders and Nigerians in general of the circumstances that led to the action, or how its own internal communications gaps led to what could […]

by in Governance & Policy, Investigations

Investigations…Facts, lies and how Okorocha allegedly corners state resources for self, family (3)

SQUANDERING OF RICHES Okorocha’s ardent critics allege that he is squandering the State’s meagre resources by conceptualizing and abandoning projects. Ripples Nigeria findings show that the criticisms may not be entirely misplaced. It could not be confirmed, however, that the reason for the abandoned projects was to deliberately siphon state funds as alleged by critics. […]

by in Governance & Policy, Investigations

Investigations…Facts, lies and how Okorocha allegedly corners state resources for self, family (2)

Facts and lies ROADS/INFRASTRUCTURE In terms of numbers, Ripples Nigeria investigation showed that Governor Okorocha, indeed, scored good marks in roads development in Owerri and other adjoining cities. The roads include 1st, 2nd, 3rd inland roads, and the ‘tunnels’, among others, that were not in existence prior to his becoming the state governor. Further findings, […]

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Investigations… Facts, lies and how Okorocha allegedly corners state assets for self, family (I)

He is hailed, ‘My Governor-My Governor’ by his many admirers. To others, however, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State represents a nightmare, and has been called unprintable names for his seemingly awkward style and approach to governance. And, while his teaming supporters believe he is the only governor aside late Sam Mbakwe to have brought […]

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