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Pirson Warden

INVESTIGATION: Justice for Sale (III): How court clerks, prison warders, others extort hapless victims

In this final part of this three-part investigation, Damilola Banjo explores how court clerks, prison wardens and other officials extort hapless victims, many of whom are wrongly accused of a crime. Read the first part here and the second part here. At most points in the Nigerian justice system, there…

Lagos State Judiciary

Justice for Sale (II) – Extortion, Injustice prevails in Lagos Courts

Various corruption indexes have rated the Nigeria Police Force and the judiciary among the top five most corrupt institutions in Nigeria. The Transparency International (TI) in its 10th edition of Global Corruption Barometer Africa 2019, rated the police and judiciary 1st and 3rd most corrupt institutions in Nigeria. Also, in…

Anti-Cultism Unit, Lagos State.

Justice For Sale (I): Inside Lagos Police’s fraudulent detention centre

A young man leapt out of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Nigeria Police Force in Gbagada, Lagos, as his mother hurtled towards him. Emaciated, and having his face twisted by glaring discomfort, he had just broken loose from what he said was the worst experience of his life, having spent…

Dilapidated classroom at Mmahu Secondary school

SPECIAL REPORT: Residents of Imo community suffer as NDDC abandons education, electricity, water projects

Ohaji/Egbema is one of the two oil-producing Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Imo State. The Oil Mining Lease (OML) 20 and major flow stations of oil companies are located in this local government. However, despite this wealth deposit, Ohaji/Egbema is one of the most impoverished areas in the state. There…

NDDC Health Centre converted to a private school

SPECIAL REPORT: Residents lament as abandoned NDDC health centres litter Imo

A long, black snake uncurled from the corner of the room where it had been nesting undisturbed. “There is a snake here,” Emmanuel Ekejiuba startled, called out to this reporter who was taking photos of the rot left of what was meant to be a health centre. He grabbed the…

Umuezeala road in Ehime Mbano LGA.

How poorly executed, uncompleted NDDC road projects affect Imo residents

Many roads in Imo State are littered with potholes, and prone to flood due to lack of proper drainage system. Unfortunately, these roads include those whose contracts had been awarded and payments made. It is on one of such roads that Fervent Chibuike, a motorcyclist, earns his living. The roads…

Google Generated Photo on Exam Register

VIDEO: Examination malpractice: This is how deep we have sunk


Cheating pupil

INVESTIGATION: How forgery, bribery, exam malpractice booms at Lagos primary schools

The sun was intense. It was a Saturday, a day when many people were either relaxing at home or attending functions. However, parents clustered under a shade beside the gate of Government College Victoria Island (GoCoVi) in Lagos — their faces, a mix of excitement and exhaustion as they received…