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Lessons in digital rights advocacy from the #Kenyan 2017 Elections

By Babatunde Okunoye In an earlier blog post, I had drawn the attention of the world to watch out for digital rights violations during 3 critical African elections in August – in Kenya, Rwanda and Angola. Digital rights violations such as Internet disruptions, social media clampdowns and arrests have been known to coincide with election time on the continent, as ...

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#Millennials: A resurgence of Socio-Political Correctness in the 21st Century!  

By Oladotun Fadeyiye There are abounding narratives on the great impacts and positive contributions of the “Millennials” toward statecraft and other fields of endeavour across the globe. The technological revolution in the world of communication has not only made this possible but has brought about transformational reality of “Global Village” which is a reality a large numbers of conservative societies ...

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Paradigm Initiative Joins Global Network Initiative

Paradigm Initiative has joined the Global Network Initiative (GNI) as the first-ever member organization from Africa. This development was announced today, August 24, by GNI in a statement posted on its Website Founded in 2008, The Global Network Initiative is an international multi-stakeholder group of internet and telecommunications companies, civil society organizations (CSOs) investors and academics, who have created a ...

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British Council brings UK/Nigeria 2015-16 Programme to a close!

The British Council – the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities – today organised a reception to mark the formal closure of the UK/Nigeria 2015-16. Abuja, the beautiful capital of Nigeria played host to the closing reception which saw the gathering of top government officials including the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed ably ...

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“Police are the reason most rapists, sex offenders go unpunished for their crimes in Nigeria” – Njemanze

By Oladotun Fadeyiye Abuja based Human Right Activist, Dorothy Njemanze, has blamed some “Bad Eggs” within the Nigeria Police Force as the reason most rapists, sex offenders and other gender-based violence culprits often escape the wrath of the law for the heinous crimes they have committed against minors and women in Nigeria. While recounting her several horrific experiences fighting for ...

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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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‘A good Nigeria is better than a good Arewa, Oduduwa or Biafra’ – Wole Soyinka

Legendary Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has expressed his patriotism for his fatherland, Nigeria amidst several agitations from different political factions and ethnic groups caused by current socio-economic crisis in the country. In his well-thought out Poem, he admonishes Nigerians to ignore those who are whipping up political, religious and tribal sentiments in order to cause war and major break-up ...

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How network marketing can eradicate hunger, malnutrition – Pat Ogbidi   

Patricia Ogbidi is an architect who appreciates the value of designing structures that last.  In this interview, she brings that same passion for practical design and functional construction into multi-level marketing to address the basic issue of man – food and nutrition.  Read our exclusive interview with her below:   What exactly is network marketing, and what makes it tick?   Network marketing ...

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African Youth Taking Ownership of Their Own Future!

The African Youth Commission (AYC) have developed a mid-term strategy to re-focus and align activities with the network’s objectives at a Leadership Retreat hosted by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), Jitolee, Kenya held in Nairobi at Ngong Hills Hotel from July 28th to 30th, 2017. The 3-day retreat was supported by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). It brought together ...

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LETTER TO NIGERIAN YOUTHS: Throw Away That Degree Otherwise You Will Die Poor!

A Nigerian friend based in South Africa wrote and sent this strong worded and thought-provoking letter to me to share with the Nigerian Youth. Though, the contents are his personal views put together to motivate and jolt other young Nigerians from their slumber to make something meaningful out their lives rather than waiting for government to provide them with means ...

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