The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "The Nigerian" ...
This series includes the breaking news of a terrorist bomber and the advancement of the story by CBS News. The terrorist bomber failed to “fully detonate the deadly ingredients of a powerful bomb on board a flight headed to Detroit from Amsterdam”. The deadly ingredients of the bomb were undetected by security screening in Amsterdam and he had an active visa through June 2010.
Dateline tracked Nigerian email scams that have proliferated over the last few years. Although the fraud involves many pseudonyms, anonymous email accounts and untraceable cell phones, the Dateline correspondents were able to use the scammers own tactics to track them down.
"Ifeanyi A. Iko, a 51-year-old Nigerian immigrant, was found dead in his cell on April 30 at Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland, Maryland. The authorities have refused to disclose nearly any information about his death, citing an internal investigation and an ongoing review by the FBI. But two Sun reporters followed up on his death, interviewed inmate witnesses by phone and by correspondence, obtained copes of policies and procedures through information requests, and developed a comparison of how Iko should've been treated vs. how he was really treated by correctional officers."
In fuel-rich Nigeria, the people and the environment pay for the harvest of gas and oil. Of the most deadly consequences are explosions brought on by leaking gas pipelines, sometimes sabotaged by Nigerians looking for gas to sell on the black market. Oil spills have also devastated certain communities with their polluted aftermath.
Tags: pipeline; environment; safety; gasoline; oil pollution; Niger Delta; fuel shortages; corruption; Shell Petroleum Development Corporation; Royal/Dutch Shell; oil spill; sabotage; Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
The legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni leader who died in defense of his people's land on the Niger delta last November, has been a heightened vigilance among enviornmental activists everywhere. Saro-Wiwa's demands of the Nigerian regime and of Royal/Dutch Shell, the multinational corporation responsible for oil development in Ogoniland led to his execution by Nigeria's military rulers. World Watch examines Saro-Wiwa efforts as well as a subsequent campaign to blacken the activists name. (May/June 1996)
Tags: Sachs Dying for oil Movement for the survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) The International Military Tribunal United Nation Working Group on Indigenous Populations Nobel Peace Prize Minorities Human Rights Watch Amnesty International 12 pgs.
Z Magazine investigates the November 1995 lynching of playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other activists of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People in Nigeria. They had been organizing against the role of the Royal Dutch Shell Company and Chevron in destroying the Nigerian environment. (February 1996)