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The Recent Power Instability in Nigeria, a Failed Promise or Incapacity?

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola said: “I have heard that I said that electricity problem will be solved in six months. I have never made the statement. Anybody who has a video of where I said this should please make it public. The point I made was when I was handing over the Lekki IPP because we had about 10 megawatts of power there.” At first, the appointment of Babatunde Raji Fashola as the Minster of Power seems to be the round peg in a round hole but with the all time down power...

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#UpgradeAkama – Tracking $1.5 million for Improving PHCs in Enugu State

Information reaching us is that the Bretton Woods Institution, the World Bank has provided $1.5 million to the Enugu State government for the improvement of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in the state. This comes timely as most PHCs in the state has low baseline indicators. During our data mining session, we learnt that the Ngwo-Uno Model Primary Health Centre, in  Akama, Ngwo-Uno, Udi L.G.A of the state has amongst the least baseline indicators. The PHC is basically empty with no equipment; doesn’t run 24/7; can’t admit a patient; an NYSC medical doctor comes periodically; there are no security personnel,...

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#RehabilitateAfiaNsit – Tracking N10.5 Million for the Rehabilitation of a PHC in Afia Nsit Urua Nko, Akwa Ibom State

The #FollowTheMoney Bullet Team during its data mining session scraped data from the 2016 Federal Ministry of Health Appropriation. It was revealed that N10.5 million ($34,426) was earmarked for the rehabilitation of Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Afia Nsit Urua Nko, Nsit Ibom LGA, Akwa Ibom State with the implementation agency being NPHCDA. Afia Nsit Urua Nko has an esimated population of about 3000. The PHC serves about 20 patients per day (600 per month) especially under 5 children and nursing mothers from around 3 villages. In addition, the PHC lacks improved ante-natal care infrastructure; has no emergency transport...

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N420m World Bank Saving One Million Lives Initiative Grant, Another Avenue for Corruption

Follow the Money Team (FTM) started the tracking of the World Bank NGN420m Saving One Million Lives Initiative grants to the 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. The team piloted the tracking of the fund in 6 states in Nigeria which as at the time of filling this report, the states we were able to engage (Osun, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Kogi, Kano and Yobe) told us that they have not received any funding from the World Bank nor the FG. All effort by the team to get World Bank to comment on the fund proves abortive...

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Afia-Nsit Primary Health Care Center Still Deteriorate Despite N10.5m Earmarked for it

In 2016 appropriation, N10.5 Million Naira was earmarked by National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)  for the rehabilitation of Afia-Nsit Primary HealthCare center in Akwa-Ibom State. It’s 5 months now since the request for tender has been published, and rehabilitation has not begun.  What would the fate of the thousands of people living in Afia-Nsit be if they could not afford basic health care in their communities even when they have a budget for the rehabilitation of the health center in the...

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