Erosion swallows billions of naira

•Untold story of contract awards in South East Story & pictures by Henry Umahi  kinghenrysun@yahoo.com For the Ifeanyi Nweke family living at Nkpor, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, May 25, 2016 was like any other day. They woke up, did their morning activities and set out to their various places of […]

Niger Delta In A Mess As Ecological Funds fail

  Erosion ravages the Niger Delta as ecological fund projects are mired in corruption, politics and betrayal. It may be the last act of defiance for 86 years old Ma Offia Akpan Udoh. Relatives, friends, well-wishers and even the chairman of her Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area Council in Akwa Ibom State have pleaded with […]

Living At Mercy Of Floods

Despite billions of naira released by the Federal Government to combat ecological problems, millions of people face threats from flood, reports YEKEEN NURUDEEN, who toured the South-West states “A stitch in time saves nine” is an adage that could convey different meanings to different people. But to Ibrahim Oloyede and the people of Igbara-Odo in […]

FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS IV: Joy, the faithful lover who married her soldier-boyfriend after his leg was amputated

Since 2009, Nigerian soldiers have been going into battle with Boko Haram — with far inferior arms and ammunition — knowing this is the only proof of their love for fatherland. But once they sustain injuries on the battlefield, they soon discover that this love is unreciprocated. ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ is a five-part series exploring the […]

FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS III: Inside military hospitals where soldiers fan their gunshot wounds and meals are served without fish or meat

Since 2009, Nigerian soldiers have been going into battle with Boko Haram — with far inferior arms and ammunition — knowing this is the only proof of their love for fatherland. But once they sustain injuries on the battlefield, they soon discover that this love is unreciprocated. ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ is a five-part series exploring the […]

FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS II: The bombed soldier who is now a ‘vampire’… and others at the mercy of the army’s ‘blood-stained corruption’

Since 2009, Nigerian soldiers have been going into battle with Boko Haram — with far inferior arms and ammunition — knowing this is the only proof of their love for fatherland. But once they sustain injuries on the battlefield, they soon discover that this love is unreciprocated. ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ is a five-part series exploring the […]

FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS I: ‘Maggots in my leg’… an amputee-soldier’s 44 months of begging the army for ‘original’ prosthesis

Since 2009, Nigerian soldiers have been going into battle with Boko Haram — with far inferior arms and ammunition — knowing this is the only proof of their love for fatherland. But once they sustain injuries on the battlefield, they soon discover that this love is unreciprocated. ‘Forgotten Soldiers’ is a five-part series exploring the […]

INVESTIGATION: Broken limbs, shattered dreams: The ‘forgotten soldiers’ in the Boko Haram war

Themed Forgotten Soldiers, this work is the result of three months of planning, reporting, researching, undercover investigation and dozens of interviews by ‘Fisayo Soyombo, editor of TheCable, who, you may recall, also went undercover in December 2015 to expose sickening levels of corruption and stench at the Apapa, Lagos, premises of the Nigerian Ports Authority. Produced […]

Ecological Projects: Shoddy Jobs Risk Life In North-West

Agbo-Paul Augustine In spite of huge sums of money spent on ecological projects across the federation, to the tune of over N400 billion from 2005 to 2015, the people of the North-West are still risk from more environmental hazards caused by flood, drought, desertification and shallow dams, LEADERSHIP Weekend checks have revealed. A recent document […]

The Ecological funds of corruption and misuse

– Monies meant for ecological problems squandered and misused by the state governors while residents count their losses. – Millions of naira have gone to projects that have now become abandoned – Contractors connive with monitoring and evaluation officers to give false reports to the detriment of ecologically-troubled communities  Anglo-Jos When Sky Technical Construction Company (STCC) moved its […]