Tag Archives: Nigeria

by in Investigations

INVESTIGATION…How endless oil spills leave Niger Delta severely polluted, livelihoods ruined and citizens poisoned

A six-month long investigative story, with laboratory tests, by RUTH OLUROUNBI and  KELECHUKWU IRUOMA reveals how contaminants in the air, water and soil, as a result of the oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoniland are affecting the health of people and how the slow cleanup exercise is putting more people at risk of dying. Eric Dooh, […]

by in Education, Governance & Policy, Investigations

EXPOSED: How local school authorities scam poor parents and undermine free education policy in Lagos

Nigeria is estimated to have the highest number of out-of-school children globally, with over 10.5 million children, according to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Of this lot, Lagos State is said to share 33,000 of the number, as noted in a 2014 DFID report. The majority of the children live in rural areas and […]

by in Education, Investigations

INVESTIGATION… 21 Days in NYSC Camps: How Nigeria frustrates its youths, as officials plunder lean resources

Young Nigerian graduates from universities and polytechnics are often excited about the call to serve the nation. Every year, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mobilises hundreds of thousands of both locally and foreign-trained graduates for the year-long compulsory national service that begins with a 21-day orientation exercise across the 36 states of the federation, […]

by in Investigations, Rights & Advocacy

Investigation… BAKASSI: From citizens to foreigners; from land owners to settlers

Revisiting the long, complicated history and its many fallouts If anything, the episode of the reported killing Nigerian fishermen, the passions it inflamed, and the debate it provoked, accentuated a bitter history of lengthy territorial scramble between both countries, which though received legal resolution over a decade and a half ago, and subsequent political resolution, […]

by in Crime & Reporting, Investigations

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 […]

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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, […]

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