[Video] #NoSidonLook: Citizens’ Engagement that bridges the gap between the governments and governed!

In a democratic setting, it is not uncommon to hear the word “citizen engagement” which is often geared towards getting the elected leaders to be proactive about pertinent issues that matter to the overall well-being of the countrymen, most importantly the issues that make democratic system of government worthwhile such as respect for fundamental human rights, rule of law, due ...

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Expert Calls on Ministry of Communications to Review National Broadband Plan

A telecom expert and former chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr Ernest Ndukwe has called on the Ministry of Communications to review and update the National Broadband Plan 2013 – 2018 for digital literacy initiatives and public access targeted at populations that are unconnected, especially women and girls in urban-poor/rural settlements. Dr Ndukwe made this call at a Workshop ...

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SPIDER, iHub Hold ICT 4 Social Innovation Western African Network Conference in Nigeria

Swedish Programs for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) and iHub Kenya in collaboration with Afrilab and Management Science for Health (MSH) have officially held ICT4 Social Innovation (ICT4SI) Western African Network Conference in Abuja, the Capital city of Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world. The two-day Conference which ended yesterday had successfully brought together Public institutions, Businesses, ...

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#Internet Freedom is the New Press Freedom: An African Perspective By Babatunde Okunoye & ‘Boye Adegoke

With the recent Internet shutdown in Togo adding to the growing list of Internet shutdowns in Africa, with at least 11 in 2016 and 7 this year already, it is easy to see how Internet shutdowns have dominated discussions on digital rights in Africa. In 2017, Internet shutdowns and disruptions have occurred in Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mali, Senegal, Morocco, South Sudan ...

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Mbele, Make it happen!

The future we desire starts NOW. The responsibility to ensure it happens depends on Us. Every child boy and girl can achieve their dreams if we become a part of them. How can this happen? We are building a platform to ensure everyday learning with ease, fun and a rewarding experience. Our graduates are unemployable as a result crime rate ...

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Amnesty International launches “Write for Rights Schools Essay Competition” for the Nigerian students

Amnesty International has launched “The Write for Rights Essay Competition 2017”. The competition is open to all Nigerians in secondary schools. The competition is aimed at empowering young people, support creativity and encourage critical thinking and understanding of human rights. Amnesty International is a non-governmental human rights organisation and global movement of over 7 million people campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed ...

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SCDDD holds Media Roundtable for the media practitioners to shun the use of Hate Speech!

Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD) has put together another Media Roundtable on Democracy, Stability and Media Accountability Project (DESMAP) aimed at curbing the new trend of the use of hate speech  in Nigeria in Abuja yesterday. The media roundtable which had from across the country top online thought leaders, social media practitioners, On-Air-Personalities, broadcast journalists, print media ...

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Right to privacy? #Nigeria needs a Data Protection Law

“The privacy of citizens, their homes, correspondence, telephone conversations and telegraphic communications is hereby guaranteed and protected.” – Section 37 of the Nigerian constitution. Nigeria’s constitutional promise of data protection is far from being fulfilled. This is especially true for transactions involving the transfer of personal data from individuals to governments and businesses. Despite the increasingly important role that data ...

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Why Is the Akwa Ibom Government Jamming Internet Signals during Football Matches?

On October 7, 2017, thousands of Nigerians and football lovers of all hues thronged the Uyo stadium in Akwa-Ibom state to watch the anticipated World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Zambia. For the thousands of Nigerians who did make it to the Stadium, their euphoria was unlimited as they watched their beloved Super Eagles become the first team in Africa ...

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PRESS RELEASE: LOGIN BLOGGERS AFRICA SET TO HOLD FIRST EDITION OF #BLOGSMART IN ABUJA!

Login Bloggers Africa will officially kick off its first edition of the long-awaited #BlogSmart on Friday 20th October 2017 at the Venture Platform, Abuja. BlogSmart is a monthly event that helps Online thought leaders, social media enthusiasts, tech savvies as well as other digitally inclined individuals to network, learn and earn more with their various online platforms through application of the ...

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