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Surgeries Postponed After 4-Day Water Scarcity At University College Hospital, Ibadan
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Surgeries Postponed After 4-Day Water Scarcity At University College Hospital, Ibadan

A scarcity of water at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan since last Saturday is causing the postponement of some surgeries, FIJ can report. According to a source, the officials claim the water scarcity is due to some ongoing major repairs within the hospital, but the problem is now affecting patients’ access to healthcare. In fact, surgeries are currently being postponed as a result of this development. “I was supposed to be in theatre this week but the surgery has now been postponed by two days because of this water crisis,” a patient told FIJ. “It is so bad that patients now buy sachets of water to bathe and defecate.” Water crises in UCH are frequent occurrences, although they happen in parts of the hospital rather than the whole. In November, journalis...
Nigerian On Exile, David Hundeyin Wins The People Journalism Prize For Africa Award
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Nigerian On Exile, David Hundeyin Wins The People Journalism Prize For Africa Award

NewsWireNGR freelance Journalist, Mr. David Hundeyin was Thursday announced winner of the People Journalism Prize for Africa along with his Zimbabwean counterpart. David Hundeyin was selected for his Investigative Piece that exposed the draconian regulations and pointed out potential human rights violations in the proposed Infectious Diseases Bill that was in consideration by Nigeria’s house of representatives during the COVID-19 lock down. The bill seeking to replace the Quarantine Act with a Control of Infectious Disease Act that quickly passed first and second readings at the House of Representatives in April, is causing outrage in Nigeria was immediately put on hold after NewsWireNGR Investigations. The bill, ‘Control of Infectious Disease, 2020’, sponsored by the Speaker ...
Trump: Nigerians Hail Goodluck Jonathan
Politics

Trump: Nigerians Hail Goodluck Jonathan

  Following the drama rocking the US presidential election, results, Donald Trump's loss and not accepting defeat - Nigerians are hailing ex President, Goodluck Jonathan, for accepting defeat without causing unnecessary drama. Journalist, Fisayo Soyombo wrote: For all of Goodluck Jonathan's imperfections, many of which I wrote about in the past, he is a far worthier statesman than Donald Trump. Trump needs specific post-election presidential carriage lessons that Jonathan can teach. Most of you said Goodluck Jonathan conceding & congratulating Buhari on the phone, was nothing extraordinary. Well, a 231-year-old democracy couldn’t do what Jonathan did. Nigeria democracy was only 16 years in 2015. At least this 4th Republic. I’ll leave you to your conscience. Editi ...
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Ajimobi Hasn’t Been Disconnected From Life Support But He’s Gone – Fisayo Soyombo

Investigative Journalist, Fisayo Soyombo states in a tweet that former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi is "late" according to him, his sources within told him that the governor is on life support and the only reason he hasn't been pronounced dead is just because the plugs have not been pulled yet. UPDATE: My source insists the late Governor is gone even though he still hasn’t been disconnected from life support. I understand that other than placing him on life support, First Cardiology Consultants is “currently not doing anything else” on him. By the way, many of those tweeting ‘Ajimobi is alive’ have not seen or spoken to him since y/day. His supporters & aides at the hospital do not even have access to him. The media aide who issued a rebuttal did it only after...
The Trekkers Of Today Will Snatch Our Cars Tomorrow By Fisayo Soyombo
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The Trekkers Of Today Will Snatch Our Cars Tomorrow By Fisayo Soyombo

I am not one the biggest fans of the motorcycle as a means of transportation. I wasn’t always an antagonist; it all started in 2010. My friend was on a bike that collided with a danfo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. It wouldn’t have been too bad if that was where it ended, but after she tumbled off the bike, an onrushing bus overran her right hip. She was a guest of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, for several months. Ten years on, her life hasn’t been the same. That leg still isn’t the same. Before that experience I was a frequent user of the motorcycle, but in the 10 years that followed I haven’t ridden it up to 10 times. Still, I do not support this wholesale ban on motorcycle and tricycle operations. We’ll come back to why later. But first, it must be established t...
Nigerians Blast Investigative Journalist After Calling Nigerian Local Rice ‘Dirty’
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Nigerians Blast Investigative Journalist After Calling Nigerian Local Rice ‘Dirty’

Nigerians has lambasted a Nigerian journalist known as Fisayo Soyombo over his comment on Twitter, condemning the poor quality of local rice produced in Nigeria. Fisayo Soyombo is an investigative journalist, a former editor of The Cable and a contributor to Aljazeera who got the praise of Nigerians after writing a report uncovering the corruption in the Nigeria's criminal Justice system. He spent two weeks in detention — five days in a Police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, after he feigned to commit an offence for which he was arrested by the Nigeria Police. Many Nigerians are after him on Twitter after condemning Nigeria local rice. He posted: Just because we closed our borders for a few weeks, see th...
Fisayo Soyombo Cries Out After Buying Made In Nigeria Rice (Photos)
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Fisayo Soyombo Cries Out After Buying Made In Nigeria Rice (Photos)

Investigative journalist ‘FISAYO SOYOMBO laments after buying Made In Nigeria rice from the market. According to him, the rice felt like sandy soil the moment he turned it into water before parboiling it. Sharing photos of the locally made rice he bought from the market, he wrote; Just because we closed our borders for a few weeks, see the kind of nonsense rice we've flooded our markets with. This one even felt like sandy soil the moment I turned it into water. Is this honestly the best we can do as a people? Who cursed us with mediocrity so wickedly? Fisayo Soyombo, who is an undercover journalist, trended few days ago, after spending two weeks in detention five days in a Police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice syst...
Nigerian Police Officer Caught On Camera Obtaining N20,000 Bribe From Undercover Journalist
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Nigerian Police Officer Caught On Camera Obtaining N20,000 Bribe From Undercover Journalist

Over two days in April, investigative journalist ‘Fisayo Soyombo drove the equivalent of a stolen vehicle from Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital, to Lagos, the country’s commercial hub. Not only did he arrive Lagos safely with the car, he returned to Abuja scot-free with it — and this is despite passing through a whopping 86 checkpoints in a journey of over 1,600km that lasted a cumulative 28hours 17minutes. He recounts his experience in this article for TheCable. Just by the exit of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway into the descent leading to Ife Road, a policeman named Gambo aggressively flagged him down during the second part of the undercover investigation. After much haggling, they both agreed on a N20,000 fee to be paid to Gambo as bribe for the undercover journalist whose vehicle...
Egotistical Senate Versus Hameed Ali And The Rest Of Us, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo
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Egotistical Senate Versus Hameed Ali And The Rest Of Us, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Big egos are a big part of the human nature. As man is naturally a political animal, egos are a big part of politics. Outside politics, egos are in high supply. In board rooms and the rest of the corporate world, for example, ego clashes are fueled by intellection and the contestation of ideas — by the unwillingness of a first-grade intellectual to think anybody else can possess a superior idea to his or her’s. The basis for this ego, though no less destructive, is understandable. But there’s a very caustic, fetid kind of ego — the one motivated by money and power. In the Nigerian Senate, there is an abundance of it. Twice last week, a couple of senators supplied the evidence.   Let’s start with the latter. On Tuesday, a security aide of Abiodun Olujimi, a PDP senator represe...

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