Author: followth

Whistle Blowing Policy in Nigeria, the Gains and the Loss

The Whistleblower policy has taken Nigeria by storm and all over the country, people have started feeling its impact. A few months ago, Lai Mohammed said “The biggest amount of $136,676,600.51 was recovered from an account in a commercial bank, where the money was kept under an apparently fake account name, followed by 7 billion Naira and $15 million from another person and 1 billion Naira from yet another.” From the angle of Transparency and Accountability, we believe this policy should drive more citizen-government engagement as this is a clause to be signed off in our Social Contract. However,...

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Kogi State Fails to Access UBEC NGN1.25Bn Funds

Early last month, according to verified sources, Thirty-six states and the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria are yet to access the N46.2 billion Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) matching grants for 2017 because of their inability to show evidence of proper utilisation of the grants disbursed to them earlier. According to the latest West African Examination Council ranking, Kogi State has not been included in this ranking due to the poor performance of the state in the examination, this is worrisome as a state that has a young governor at the helm of affairs is seen lacking educational benefits in...

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SHOCKING: Zamfara State Governor Used 6bn NGN to renovate 5 Schools

Governor Yari of Zamfara State made news some weeks ago for his popular comment on the outbreak of Meningitis in the state. Shortly after his comment, the youths in the state held a protest on the bad leadership of the state. Despite all these allegations and credits to the governor, it was also alleged that he spent 6 Billion Naira to renovate 5 schools in the state. When the head is bad, we wonder what the citizens could do. Join your voice as we take over Zamfara state. Kindly let us know what you think about spending this huge...

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Kano State Education in a Mess, Despite Massive Intervention

Despite massive investment and grants for Education in Kano state, the Education Sector in the state is nothing to write home about. The follow the money team once sent an FOIA to the state government on the Girl child education grant by the World Bank but up to this moment, the state government did not give us a response. In a state where the governor rack in NGN11.5m as his entitlement, the ratio of teacher to student is a whole 1:114. For how long do we have to bleed for our education sector when the leaders are enjoying their...

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#REVAMPOGUNGBADE – Tracking $1.5 Million dollars for improving PHCs in Ogun State

In the last quarter of 2016, the Follow The Money Team kick-started the monitoring and tracking the World Bank $1.5 Million grant to the 36 States and FCT each, for the improvement of Primary Health Centres (PHCs). Our pilot states were in Enugu, Kano, Akwa-Ibom, Kogi, Osun, and Yobe. We have initiated the #RevampOgungbade to track Ogun State’s $1.5 Million for the improvement of Ogungbade PHC in Ogungbade Community in  Ifo Local Government Area of  Ogun State. This is prompt as the community which has about 1500 population size does not have a functional PHC. The PHC is basically...

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