Demolitions in Lagos waterfront communities inhabited by the poor had led to the displacement of tens of thousands of people, including children.
Although the Nigerian government has denied it, reliable military intelligence sources told icirnigeria.org that 80 Boko Haram fighters and five commanders were released in exchange for the 82 girls released by the insurgency group last week.
ICIR is partnering with the Public and Private Development Centre, PPDC, in this project which is aimed at equipping Nigerian journalists with the know-how to better scrutinise and report budgetary and procurement issues, in order to create more transparency and accountability in the public sector.
There is an opening for the position of a Program Officer at the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR.
An investigation by ICIR published in 2012 had revealed that while HND holders enter the Custom Service on Grade Level, GL 7, degree holders’ entry point is GL 8.
The training which focuses on “Strengthening the Capacity of the Nigerian Media to Investigate and Report Procurement Process” is being supported by MacArthur Foundation.
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, is one of the 9 media organisations that will receive a total of $5 million dollars from the MacArthur Foundation to strengthen their capacity to advance transparency and anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria.