The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Abuja, in collaboration with the Public and Private Development Centre, PPDC, is embarking on this project to build the capacity of Nigerian journalists to scrutinise budgetary and procurement issues, in order to create more transparency and accountability in the public sector.


The overall goal of the project is to strengthen investigative and data-driven journalism as tools for reducing corruption and enhancing accountability.

The project activities include training a pool of journalists from newsroom across Nigeria, internship programme with the PPDC, mentoring of trained journalists and investigating and publishing budget and procurement processes.

Duration: The project is designed to run for a three-year period.


Basic Training for Abuja Based Journalists

Basic Training for Non-Abuja Journalists

Advance Training for Abuja Based Journalists

Advance Training for Non-Abuja Based Journalists


Contoversy 2: Questions trail execution of TETFund projects in UNILAG, FUTA - 23rd November 2019 | Innocent Duru

Varsities and TETFund contractors - 21st November 2019 | Justina Asishana

Questions trail execution of multi-billion naira TETFUND projects in public varsities - 16th November 2019 | Innocent Duru

Education ministry officials collude with principals to sabotage FG’s Safe School Program - 25th August 2019 | Elijah Olusegun

INVESTIGATION…. ABIA STATE: Federal roads in bad shape, as run-away contractors abandon projects - 29 July 2019 | Patrick Egwu

Corruption ruins FG’s N7bn Unity Schools’ security project (2) - 2 July 2019 | Chinwe Agbeze

Corruption ruins FG’s N7bn Unity Schools’ security project (1) - 25th June 2019 | Chinwe Agbeze

Lagos: Nigeria’s stinking mega city – Part two - 7 March 2019 | Anthony Akaeze

Lagos: Nigeria’s stinking mega city – Part one - 6 March 2019 | Anthony Akaeze

Investigation unravels how illegal waste dumping, failed Abuja multimillion naira waste project puts Mpape residents at risk of lead poisoning - 21 February 2019 | Olajide Adelana

INVESTIGATION: Failed contracts, lack of community ownership mar multi-billion Naira Great Green Wall project (Part 2) - 6 January 2019 | Olugbenga Adanikin

INVESTIGATION: Failed contracts, lack of community ownership mar multi-billion Naira Great Green Wall project - 3 January 2019 | Olugbenga Adanikin

Investigation: Inside Abia where Abandoned Constituency Projects Thrive –Part 2 - 30 December 2018 | Chinwe Agbeze

INVESTIGATION: Millions meant for combating HIV/AIDS in Nigeria end up in private pockets - 28 December 2018 | Chikezie Omeje

Investigation: Free feeding fraud in Benue, Taraba, Plateau schools - 23 December 2018 | Terkula Igidi

Failed Constituency projects rock Ekiti Communities - 21 December 2018 | Innocent Duru

INVESTIGATION… Enugu public libraries in ruins despite budgetary allocations –Part 2 - 21 December 2018 | Patrick Egwu

INVESTIGATION… Enugu public libraries in ruins despite budgetary allocations –Part 1 -14 December 2018 | Patrick Egwu

CONTROVERSY DOGS MULTI-BILLION NAIRA Minna City Centre project - 10 November 2018 | Justina Asishana

INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms - 21 September 2018 | Femi Owolabi

INVESTIGATION: Osun MKO Abiola Airport in ruins despite multi-billion naira funding, concession (1) - 18 August 2018 | Kemi Busari

Akwa Ibom spends billions on white elephant projects, while its education system rots away - 1 July 2018 | Cletus Ukpong

INVESTIGATION: How Lagos lawmakers abandon multimillion naira constituency projects despite funding - 30 June 2018 | Oladeinde Olawoyin

INVESTIGATION: Collapse of Public Schools: Inside the first-class schools children of Akwa Ibom elite attend - 06 June 2018 | Cletus Ukpong

INVESTIGATION: Despite shortage of schools in state, Akwa Ibom abandons top multi-billion naira college. - 31 May 2018 | Cletus Ukpong

#DamnedwithoutDams: Nigerian farming communities lack access to water for dry season farming despite billions spent on dams and irrigation projects. - 31 May 2018 | Olajide Adelana

INVESTIGATION: Dehumanised and demoralised, unpaid teachers dying in droves in Akwa Ibom - 29 May 2018 | Cletus Ukpong

How Ebonyi government virology centre failed ‘Lassa fever’ patients - 26 May 2018 | Patrick Egwu

INVESTIGATION: Inside The Akwa Ibom Top Science College Where Students Are Raised In Squalour, “Like Animals” - 25 May 2018 | Cletus Ukpong

Exposed! Nigeria’s Deputy Speaker in N1.1bn water contract scam (II) - 25 May 2018 | Mojeed Alabi

EXPOSED! Nigeria’s Deputy Speaker in N1.7bn water contract scam - 24 May 2018 | Mojeed Alabi

INVESTIGATION: Learning in tears: Inside the massive decay in public schools in oil-rich Akwa Ibom - 23 May 2018 | Cletus Ukpong

How contractors fleece government in UBEC school project contracts - 1 May 2018 | Ajibola Amzat

INVESTIGATION: Moribund primary healthcare centres are fuelling infant, maternal mortality - 5 April 2018 | Regina Otopka

Primary education under threat in Niger despite N9bn intervention - 19 February 2018 | Justina Asishana

Billions in investment, unfit for learning… the eyesores called ‘schools’ in Plateau - 15 February 2018 | Marie-Therese Nanlong

INVESTIGATION: Fraud, failed projects, idle staff at Nigeria’s abandoned nuclear centre (II) - 28 January 2018 | Kemi Busari

INVESTIGATION: Small businesses, big trouble: CBN’s N220bn small enterprise fund shrouded in secrecy - 25 January 2018 | Michael Eboh

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s nuclear technology centre in ruins despite multibillion-naira funding (I) - 21 January 2018 | Kemi Busari

INVESTIGATION: How Ondo community was left at the mercy of the sea after N6.2bn shore protection contract - 29 December 2017 | Taiwo Adebulu

INVESTIGATION: How corruption, cultural barrier worsen primary healthcare delivery in the north - 26 December 2017 | Olugbenga Adanikin

INVESTIGATION: UBEC projects are failing, public students are suffering - 18 December 2017 | Chikezie Omeje

INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (II) - 17 December 2017 | Ebuka Onyeji

NIMC: Fast on cash liquidation, slow on ID card production and delivery - 16 December 2017 | Grace Udofia

INVESTIGATION: Darkness in Lagos despite N4bn ‘Light Up Lagos’ project - 16 December 2017 | Anthony Akaeze

INVESTIGATION: How contractors shortchange Federal Government as abandoned health centres worth billions of naira litter northern Nigeria. - 18 November 2017 | Olajide Adelana

INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (I) - 14 November 2017 | Ebuka Onyeji

INVESTIGATION: Ghost hospitals, expired drugs, leaking roofs, waterlogged drug stores… the multimillion-naira health centres in the south-east are in tatters - 10 November 2017 | Yekeen Akinwale

INVESTIGATION: Schools for the physically challenged in ruins despite N10.6bn UBEC grant - 18 October 2017 | Felix Khanoba

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