Expert Urges National Assembly to Pass the Digital Rights Bill

A digital rights advocate, ‘Boye Adegoke has called on the National Assembly to expedite actions on the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill that has been before the House of Representatives since 2016. The bill has been moving clawing its way through legislative process since then and is now up for third reading. Mr Adegoke, the program manager at Paradigm Initiative, ...

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YouthWASH: 2017 Global Handwashing Day “Our Hands, Our Future”!

Our Hands, Our Future is the theme for the 2017 Global Handwashing Day (GHD) which is celebrated on October 15 every year since 2008 when it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It is a day set aside to promote a global culture of handwashing with soap and raise awareness on the benefits of the practice. The theme ...

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[Video] WaterAid Nigeria calls for action to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in schools and healthcare facilities this Global Handwashing Day  

WaterAid Nigeria has today renewed its call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools as well as healthcare facilities in the country. One in three schools around the world do not have regular access to water, basic private toilets, or a way to wash hands with soap and an estimated 443 million school days are lost every year ...

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Justice at last! ECOWAS Court rules in favour of Dorothy Njemanze & 3 Others Vs. Federal Republic of Nigeria!

In the case of Dorothy Njemanze & 3 Others v. Nigeria at the ECOWAS Court suit ECW/CJ/APP/17/14, judgment was delivered in favour of the plaintiffs today 12 October 2017. Apart from 1 of the Plaintiffs whose claim was statute-barred. All the other reliefs applied for were granted. And 6 million naira (each to the plaintiffs as compensation. I have attached ...

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‘More than 20,000 girls married illegally every day’ – Save the Children International

Globally, more than 20,000 girls are married every day below the minimum age permitted by national law, according to new research from Save the Children and the World Bank marking the International Day of the Girl. In all, about 7.5 million girls are married illegally every year. In addition, close to 100 million girls are not protected against child marriage ...

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How Cameroonians created Internet refugee camps in Cameroon to survive internet shutdown!

By Sodiq Alabi The 2017 Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa held in Johannesburg between September 27 and 29. According to the organisers, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communication (APC), FIFAfrica is an annual assembly of discussions towards promoting a Free and Open Internet in Africa. I attended ...

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Job Alert! APIN wants to hire you

APIN Public Health Initiatives is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others. APIN Public Health Initiatives has been awarded a 5 year Grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement “Improving Comprehensive AIDS Response Enhanced for Sustainability” ...

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Digital Rights Advocacy Organisation Condemns Internet Shutdown in Cameroon!

A digital rights advocacy organisation, Paradigm Initiative has condemned the ongoing internet shutdown in Cameroon, which began on September 30, 2017. There are confirmed reports of a total blackout in the Anglophone regions of the country, while the Francophone regions are experiencing social media blockage. The new internet shutdown is directly connected to the agitation in the Anglophone regions for ...

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Osinbajo, Obasanjo, other Top African Leaders to attend Hezekiah’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary!

All roads will on the 15th of October, 2017, lead to the Abuja International Conference as Nigeria’s Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, former Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo; Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of  Daddy Hezekiah JP, the Chancellor, Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State and Leader, Living Christ Mission Inc. Worldwide. Others dignitaries ...

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Ace Broadcaster, Ivanhoe set to launch State-of-the Art Recording Studio in #Abuja!

Ivan Obeto, popularly known as Ivanhoe, a seasoned Voice Actor and CEO/Founder of Ivanhoe Sound Productions is set to officially launch his State of the Art Audio recording Studio located in the heart of Abuja. With a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, rich background in broadcast and audio engineering at various notable radio and TV stations in Nigeria, Ivan’s ...

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