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INVESTIGATION: How ‘Omo-oniles’, real-estate firms defraud Lagos residents

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Owning a house of any size and in any location has become one of the most important success factors, given the high cost of purchasing a land, bureaucratic land registration process, devaluation of the naira which leads to high cost of building materials and the menace of land grabbers, popularly called ‘omo-oniles’ in Lagos state. The term ‘omo-Onile’ traditionally means indigenous landowners, but is now also used to describe land grabbers and scammers who defraud unsuspecting Nigerians by either selling a single landed property to multiple buyers, selling of houses under litigation or collection of taxes or fees on already sold lands.
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PoliticsTNG investigations

'Go and Verify': Claims made by Peter Obi that are false

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The Labour Party’s Presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections Peter Obi has made several claims that have turned out to be false, despite his popular ‘Go and Verify’ campaign slogan. Obi, in the latest figures quoted, claimed that annual exports from Nigeria was less than $30 billion and we have over 100 million people living in poverty.
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EducationTNG investigations

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s school feeding programme derails as out-of-school children increase

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Nigeria’s Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) introduced by the Federal Government in 2016, began in seven pilot states – Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Zamfara – but has now spread across 35 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Over nine million pupils in 54, 619 public primary schools are said to be benefiting from the programme which caters to only junior classes 1-3. Another 107, 550 cooks are said to be engaged for the purpose of implementing the programme and the agriculture sector has been strengthened, as meal ingredients are locally sourced.
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HealthTNG investigations

INVESTIGATION: How fertility clinics deceive women with cryptic pregnancies, increase paternity fraud in Nigeria

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Paternity fraud, a situation where a man is incorrectly identified as the biological father of a child, has become more rampant in Nigeria and often occurs between unmarried couples where a father seeks to avoid financial liability for a child he does not believe to be his. (TNG) investigation shows that in recent times, paternity disputes are not uncommon among married couples too and the popular assumption is that women have become more promiscuous, maintaining multiple sexual partners, even within the confines of marriage.
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