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INCREASING THREATS ON FREE SPEECH AS POLITICAL TERRORISM!

By Adeboye Adegoke ———————————————————— “Everybody likes to get as much power as circumstances allow, and nobody will vote for a self-denying ordinance.”  – Lord Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, English Catholic historian, politician, and writer. One would have thought that the above quote attributed to Lord Acton, which has been captured in another sense as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute ...

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Integrity Nigeria launches “Project Tame” to promote accountability in University Education system

Integrity Nigeria in its efforts to ensure transparency and accountability culture is well-entrenched across board in Nigeria has launched ‘Project Tame” towards ensuring improved and better accountability in service delivery  within the University education system in Nigeria. Olusoji Apampa, Executive Director, Integrity Nigeria, in his keynote address at the Roundtable event on Corruption Risks within the Nigerian universities held in ...

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Stakeholders Call on Government Agencies to Embrace Digital Engagement

Stakeholders at a one-day roundtable talk on digital rights and engagement have called on government agencies to fully embrace digital tools in their engagement with the public. The roundtable, themed “Improving Government’s Approach to Digital Engagement & Rights”, held on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the New State House Auditorium, Abuja. The event was a product of a partnership between ...

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Paradigm Initiative to Work with Stakeholders to Strengthen Internet Policies In Gambia

Paradigm Initiative hosted an Internet Policy Training for stakeholders in The Gambia from Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 13, 2017. The training, supported by the Gambian Press Union, held over three days at the Djembe Hotel, Banjul, and was attended by a variety of participants. The Civil Society, Media, Government, as well as the Gambian Internet Society were all ...

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Paradigm Initiative Opens Registration for #IFF2018

Paradigm Initiative has opened the registration portal for the sixth edition of the Internet Freedom Forum. The forum (#IFF2018) will take place from 24th – 26th April 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. According to the Director of Operations, Tope Ogundipe, “we are opening registration early in order to encourage more diverse participation and to also help with planning in order to ...

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Paradigm Initiative to Hold Internet Policy Training in the Gambia!

Paradigm Initiative with support from the Gambian Press Union will be hosting an Internet Policy Training (IPT) in Gambia. The training which will hold in Banjul, Gambia from 11th-13th July 2017 will be taught by a team of experts and will focus on various Internet policy topics. According to ‘Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, “The subject of ...

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Group advocates support for adoption of GMOs 

By Etta Michael Bisong   Abuja   A non-governmental advocacy group under the auspices of Real-Life Society has called on the public to support the adoption of modern biotechnology practice and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria.   Coordinator of the group, Comrade Akin Akinsola, who made the call during a familiarity visit to the corporate head office ...

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Court Grants Paradigm Initiative Leave in Suit against Ministry of Science and Technology

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, granted Paradigm Initiative, the leave to apply for judicial relief and compel the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to show cause on its refusal to provide information on the Initiative’s freedom of information request. Paradigm Initiative is a frontline Pan-African digital right advocacy organisation with headquarters in ...

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As an important election season rolls in across key African states, let’s uphold digital rights!

By Babatunde Okunoye & Tomiwa Ilori Digital rights concerns for Africa seem to be on the rise and so does the need to mount guard for its protection and respect across the region. Chief among these concerns is the wanton disregard for respect for human rights online by the state authorities. This has spurred many civil society actors to demand ...

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Countering the Narrative of Political Corruption as the Main Damaging Obstacle to Nigeria’s Economic Development

By Chambers Umezulike Political corruption amongst other factors was used to justify the Nigeria’s first military coup in 1966 by its plotters. Consequently, under General Yakubu Gowon, there were accusations of corruption against his cabinet ministers and Military Governors. This also provided justification for Gown’s dispose through the country’s third military coup. Amidst the early 80s fall in oil prices ...

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