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#WaterBodairi – 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 Kano 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. Such intervention is quite timely owing that several rural communities in the state including Bodairi in Bursari...

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Over and Out, Adamawa State Government Response to Citizens FOI Request on Paris Club Loan

As Muhammadu Jibrillah of Adamawa State Government announced that the state received N4.8 billion as part of its PARIS CLUB Refunds, we got stung by curiosity, one of our community champions sent a #FOIA request demanding a comprehensive breakdown of the funds and proposed utilization plan; immediately, his request met a waterloo and was immediately given a sharp ‘Over an Out’ reply. Thus, the Adamawa State response to our community champion birthed this illustration. Stick around for more updates as we unfold intriguing facts and continue discussions here. This is a part of the Federal Government Paris Club Loan...

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NGN1.6bn Earmarked for Women by the FG, will This Intervention Empower Nigerian Women?

An unpleasant truth continues to stare at all of us, that, women still earn less than men for doing the same job. This pay gap variation drives a lot of heated and worrisome inequality amongst the both sexes. The position of the Federal Government could not have come at a better time. We are sure the women in the country, most especially the ones in areas of gross unease can now begin to draw succour from the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari through Professor Yemi Osinbajo at this year’s International Women’s day, “We must strive to use our laws,...

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BREAKING: Follow the Money Receives the States SOML Plan

The Follow the Money Team started following the $1.5m Saving One Million Lives by the Federal Government to the 36 states in Nigeria and the FCT. We are able to follow the money in 6 states which are Osun, Kogi, Kano, Yobe, Akwa Ibom and Enugu in the last quarter of 2016 and till date, we are still on it. Just today, the Saving One Million Lives Department of the Ministry of Health gave the Follow the Money team an access to the planning documents of the states which was requested from the states during our campaigns in the states. Earlier, we visited the World Bank SOML office where we shared feedbacks from our findings while following the monies in the states in Nigeria. Going forward, this is a right step in the right direction as the information will give more clarity to the team on the implementation of the...

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Is Nigeria National Health Insurance Scheme Working or Not?

With the moribund situations in the country health sector in Nigeria and the contributions of Nigerians to the National Health Insurance Scheme. Can we conclude that the funds is working or not, is this another policy summersault from the FG owing to the fact that Nigerians could not access better health service delivery? We believe it is the responsibility of the government to provide functioning basic health facilities to Nigerians and we believe as a citizen we should demand accountability from our government....

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