Special Reports/ Interviews

Deputy Speaker Reps allegedly blocks Tracking of his constituency project, threaten severe consequences

Mr. Idris Wase, a lawmaker from Plateau state and Deputy Speaker of the Nigerian 9th House of Representatives, has allegedly blocked Tracka from tracking and inspecting his constituency Projects. Wase whose Personal Assistant (PA), Mr. Danjuma allegedly blocked Tracka official from tracking and inspecting his constituency projects at the Wase Local Government Area of Plateau …

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Extra: Zamfara to spend N500 million on printing press fighting banditry

The Zamfara state government in her 2021 budget has approved the sum of N500 million to be spent on a printing press, an action she says will help in addressing insecurity and curbing banditry. Justifying the sum, the state government that has since inserted the sum under the ministry for security and home affairs, says …

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COVID-19 impact on us huge to bear – Angwa Jaba Farmers

Farmers at the Angwa Jaba community in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state have said coronavirus pandemic has made them poor and hopeless. The farmers said the pandemic stopped buyers of their farm produce from coming to patronize them, making them suffer abject poverty and deep predicament. The farmers who spoke to the Media …

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Special Report: How COVID-19 forced hotels disengage workers

As Nigerians and their government often watch out for the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) updates on COVID-19, it is not sure whether the Nigerian state has any effective mechanisms to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the Nigerian households and begins the process of pro-poor policy and social safety nets that will alleviate …

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Special Report: COVID-19 Ended Marriages, Destroyed Homes

The economic impact of COVID-19 did not only result in some persons losing their jobs and not being able to provide for their families, but led to bringing marriages to an end and destroying homes. This is even as those affected by the family breakups are recounting their losses and struggling to survive the predicament. …

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Special Report How COVID-19 Exposed Women's Economic Inequality

Special Report: How COVID-19 Exposed Women’s Economic Inequality

As the world continues to recount the impact of COVID-19, there is little attention being paid specifically to how the virus has exposed women’s economic inequality, making them bear the economic burden of the pandemic, which has contributed hugely to gender inequality and pushed women into extreme poverty. In interviews conducted by MAWA Foundation across communities, …

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Subsidy Removal Where Are The 2012 Activists

Subsidy Removal: Where Are The 2012 Activists?

As Nigerians now buy a litre of petrol at N617 it becomes fundamental to interrogate the action that led to the 2012 uprising where Nigerians poured out on the streets when the government of Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, former Nigerian president increased the price of petrol from N65 to N141 per litre. The Civil society organizations, …

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Special Report: How Struggle For COVID-19 Survival Leading To Child Prostitution In Nasarawa Communities

The struggle for COVID-19 survival is increasingly leading to child prostitution in New Karu, Ado, Masaka, and Aso communities of Nasarawa state. At New Karu, Grace Iyadun, a 14 years old girl while speaking to the Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA-Foundation), said she was forced into prostitution to raise money and feed her family, …

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Special Report: Parents who lost job, income to COVID-19 withdraw kids from school

Parents who lost their job and income as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak have withdrawn their kids from school and stopped their education; interviews and focused group discussions by MAWA Foundation have shown. Some of the parents, who spoke to MAWA Foundation officials, recounted how their children’s education has been adversely affected because they …

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Special Report: Citizens recount Police torture, abuse, during Covid-19 lockdown

Some residents in Nasarawa state communities are recounting how the Nigerian police and other security officials tortured, harassed and abused them during the COVID-19 lockdown. Recounting their ordeal, some residents of Kabayi at Mararaba, a densely populated area in Nasarawa State, who spoke to the MAWA Foundation team, gave different accounts of how the police …

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