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Public contracts matter as they affect the lives of citizens, especially the underserved in rural communities. So, in this second phase of the OCR project, which ran for two years, we worked with community journalists in the six geo-political zones championing the call for transparent and sustainable government spending to improve access to social amenities and infrastructural development for citizens at the state and local government level. Many journalists who had no experience or participated in any investigative journalism training were the main target in this phase. This action was deliberate to help improve the capacity of journalists and media reporting at the community level to ensure procurement processes at the local level of governance are open, fairer, better, and make public spending count.

Since this phase, the project has produced community champions in journalists who, through their reports, have exposed corruption in very high quarters and forced multi-sectoral reactions, changes and reforms.


Year 2

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INVESTIGATION: Behind the N123 Million abandoned Gateway Monument projects in Delta State

Jan-7-2021 | Iteveh Ekpokpobe

How Delta State Government spent over N20b on two IPP projects that are yet to generate any power

Jan-16-2021 | Isaac Markson

INVESTIGATION: How corruption, questionable contracts led to the collapse of Peacock Paints Limited in Akwa Ibom

April -14-2021 | Ekemini Simon

How Akwa Ibom State Government Spent N10 billion on Ghost Project

May - 29-2021 | Ekemini Simon

INVESTIGATION: Abia Governor, others in multi-billion-naira extra-budgetary scandal

| Ekemini Simon

How Akwa Ibom State Govt Diverted Multi-Million Naira without Evidence of Project (1)

| Ekemini Simon

How Akwa Ibom State Government Through House of Assembly Diverted Multi-Million Naira without Evidence of Project (2)

| Ekemini Simon

INVESTIGATION… N.3bn down the drain, as Enugu communities suffer from dry taps

April- 24-2021 | Arinze Chijioke

INVESTIGATION…Federal roads in South-East remain death traps despite Nigerian govt’s claims

| Arinze Chijioke

DOWN THE DRAIN: In Sokoto, Residents Suffer to Get Healthcare -- But Million Naira Hospitals Are Wasting Away

| Isaac Markson

INVESTIGATION: Inside the untold deal behind the curious sale of Delta Line

May -21-2021 | Isaac Markson

Investigation: Inside the untold rot in Asaba International Airport

| Isaac Markson

Investigation: Gov. Okowa Government, House of Assembly in a Multi-billion naira scandal (Pt 1)

| Isaac Markson

INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project

Jun- 7-2021 | Sunday Elom

Over N186m School Projects Remain Abandoned, Poorly Executed In Delta Communities

| Sunday Elom

Zaria-Kano auto-crash victims cry out over slow pace of work on Abuja-Kano highway

Jun-16- 2021 | Mohammed Dahiru Lawal

Ghost projects, lack of transparency, and oversight stall FG's water projects in Enugu State

| Andeh Kenechukwu

Following the Train: N19.2 Billion Wasted as Port-Harcourt – Enugu Train Service Lie in Ruins

| Andeh Kenechukwu

Seven years after and N200 million spent, Kano Earth Dam project remains abandoned

| Yakubu Salisu

Job for the boys: Aregbesola’s N223 million fire station project built by politicians rot away in Osun

| Niyi Oyedeji

Bauchi's Malnutrition Challenge

| David Adenuga

INVESTIGATION: Multi-million World Bank power project grounded in Enugu, Cross River, Ogun States (Part 1)

| Sodiq Ojuroungbe

10 years after flag-off, N2.57bn Adada River dam still in limbo

| Jude Ikpechukwu

Gwanara Road Project

|Dare Akogun

INVESTIGATION: After Billions, Anambra Erosion Sites Marred by Substandard work, neglect (Series 1)

| Uche Ndeke

INVESTIGATION: Multimillion Naira e-learning centres abandoned, decay amidst shortage of facilities in Kano

| Ibrahim Nasiru Yusuf

INVESTIGATION: Abia School Where N20m Is wasted On 2-Classrooms Block Exposed

| Emmanuel Nwazue

Sokoto power contract mess

| Tunde Omolehin

Year 1

INVESTIGATION: Southwest communities live in darkness despite FG’s huge investments

Dec-17-2020 | Sodiq Ojuroungbe

Investigation: How multi-million naira Hadejia Jama’are River Basin pivot irrigation project wastes away in Bauchi, Jigawa and Kano States

Dec-17-2020 | Elija Akoji

Two Bauchi Senators Took N249 Million For Dubious Constituency Projects

Dec-13-2020 | Haruna Mohammed

Deaths, Sleaze as Lagos N576m Highway Machine Sweepers Lie Fallow

Dec-13-2020 | Omolabake Fasogbon

Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Road: Accidents, kidnappings and Deaths escalate- An Investigation

Dec-7-2020 | Mohammed Dahiru Lawal

Badagry: Tourism haven littered with abandoned projects

Dec-5-2020 | Medinat Kanabe

Kwara school investigation

Dec-1-2020 | Dare Akogun

INVESTIGATION… How NDDC spent N2bn on abandoned, non-existent road projects in Edo communities

Dec-1-2020 | Sunday Elom

Miscarriages, avoidable deaths, kidnapping trail N676 million abandoned Pegi Road in Abuja

Nov-25-2020 |Niyi Oyedeji

INVESTIGATION… Inside NDDC’s abandoned, poorly executed road projects dotting Abia communities (concluded)

Nov-17-2020 | Arinze Chijioke

INVESTIGATION: Akwa Ibom Governor, SSG in Multi Billion Naira Scandal

Nov-17-2020 | Ekemini Simon

Abandoned health centre projects In Kano communities cause childbirth fatalities

Nov-21-2020 | Yakubu Salisu

Miscarriages, avoidable deaths, kidnapping trail N676 million abandoned Pegi Road in Abuja

Nov-25-2020 | Arinze Chijioke


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