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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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ICEED: Australia Empowers the Internally Displaced Persons in Adamawa State

The Australian High Commission in partnership with the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development has provided institutional clean cookstoves to Internally Displaced Persons in Malkohi and Fufore camps in Adamawa State. This is the second time in 2 years the High Commission is providing the much needed support in expanding access to safe fuels and energy for IDPs in ...

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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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Etisalat Officially Changes Name To 9mobile

Telecoms operator, Etisalat Nigeria has officially changed the company’s corporate identity to 9mobile. This comes after the company’s largest shareholder, emirates Telecommunications Corporation, directed Etisalat Nigeria to stop using its brand name within the next three weeks, after terminating management agreement with its Nigerian arm. Etisalat, which controls 13 per cent market share in Nigeria, has had a running battle ...

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Lekki Flooding: Lagosians and their lack of sense of solidarity!

By Oladotun Fadeyiye It’s so disheartening how we make mockery out of pertinent issues that matter to our development as a people. Is it that Nigerians have suddenly developed phobia for development? or we just derive pleasure in trivialising sensitive issues such as flooding, particularly its frequent occurrence in Lagos Island, which has left quite a number of Lekki residents ...

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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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Donald Duke advises Young Nigerians to avoid blunders his generation made!

Mr. Donald Duke, former Cross River State governor, has called on  Nigerian youths not to make the mistake his generation made  by not taking advantage of the many opportunities available in the country to  fast track its development alongside other countries and turn it to a developed nation. Mr Duke stated this, yesterday, in Calabar while addressing youths from Junior ...

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{Video] Meet the Nigerian behind the first indigenous “Automobile Home”, Fuel-free motorcycle, several other jaw-dropping innovations!

His unassuming and warm personality could make anyone pass him for just every other Start-up Engineer who believes in making exploits in ICT but Ambassador Michael Friday, the Managing Director, VIVID, an ingenious IT Engineer had been into IT and Electrical Electronic innovations as far as he could remember.  He currently owns several IT and Electrical electronics technological innovations to ...

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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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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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