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Follow the Money 2017 Q1 Campaign Report

[Download Follow the Money Q1 Report Here] Since 2012, through Follow The Money Initiative, we have been across Nigerian states tracking and monitoring the implementation of capital funds intended for rural communities in the thematic areas of education, environment and health. Through our work, we have built the capacity of rural community members, engaged governmental implementing agencies, organised town hall meetings, ensured open financial government, carried out budget advocacy and analysis, and created far-reaching awareness on the new and old media. This report presents our campaigns in the first quarter of 2017 in several rural communities across Abia, Anambra, Benue, Edo, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kebbi and Plateau States....

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#WaterAfunori – Tracking the EU-Yobe State counterpart funding [NGN 3 billion] for the rehabilitation and construction of water and sanitation facilities in Yobe State

Information reaching the #FollowTheMoney (FTM) Team is that the European Union Cooperation is funding the rehabilitation and construction of water and sanitation facilities in Yobe State at an estimate of NGN 3 billion with the implementing agencies being the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, as well as the Yobe State Ministry of Water Resources. This is through its 10th European Development Fund Programme and under the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase II. The beneficiary communities include Afunori in Nguru LGA (see image). Such intervention is quite timely owing that...

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Adamawa State Commissioner of Finance Deprive Citizen Access to Information

In a bid to Follow the Paris Club Funds in Adamawa State, we sent a Freedom of Information Letter to the state Governor and the State Commissioner of Finance to request for the detail of how the fund received by the state was spent. We know that N516.38 billion were made to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory upon the approval of Muhammadu Buhari on November 21, 2016. The payments were in partial settlement of longstanding claims by State Governments relating to over-deductions from their Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocation for external debt service arising between...

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Students Sits on Window to Write Exams in Adamawa State

Over the past 53 years, the government of Adamawa has been able to renovate these schools only once. What does that tell us? Our advocacy for a conducive learning environment for the Leaders of Tomorrow” ïn the state seems to have gotten to their ears. This is going to be history. The feelers we have gotten from our recently held town hall meeting from Mal. Mohammed Hassan Toungo – The State Universal Basic Education Board Chairman is that the government will swing into action. A tactful statement that will ease their embarrassment if carefully, they get their acts together and...

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SHOCKING: Taraba State Government Pockets Saving One Million Lives Project Money

Taraba State Internally Generated Revenue in 2015 stood at N 4.1 billion placing Taraba (state) 30th out of 36 states and her 2017 budget of N110 Billion is to be funded by Federal allocations of about N31 billion and other Federal receipts like VAT, Budget support, federal government refund and other miscellaneous receipts together with internal and external loan proposals. Meanwhile, Taraba State government was given NGN 420 million ($1.5m) to upgrade the healthcare facilities in the State. We expected that special funds like the Save One Million Lives Performance for Results, prepared specifically to revitalise the healthcare centres...

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