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CODE’s Follow The Money Celebrated as One of The World’s 100 Most Inspiring Examples of Tech for Good!  

 Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has named Connected Development [CODE]’s Follow The Money initiative in the 2016 NT100 – a global celebration of this year’s 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology to drive social change around the world. NT100 plays a valuable role each year in inspiring those with the influence and resources to ...

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Press Statement: Nigerian Civil Society Organization To Observe US Presidential Elections

A leading Nigerian Civil Society Organization (CSO), Connected Development [CODE] has been granted Observer Accreditation status in the State of Colorado for the upcoming November 8th 2016 US  Presidential Elections. The participants constituting of young people are expected to join other observers in the United States to ensure a credible and transparent polls in the coming elections Through the International ...

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[Press Release] Time is Running Out For Sick Children in Shikira as Stakeholders Set July Deadline

[Abuja, May 9, 2016] Over one year after lead disaster that killed little children, nothing has been done to save other living as Connected Development [CODE] warns that time is running out to solve the Niger crisis in Nigeria. “Shikira which harbours two villages (Ungwar Magiro and Ungwar Kawo) is reaching crisis point” said Hamzat Lawal, Chief Executive, CODE. “More ...

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Press Freedom: An Oxygen of Democracy!

Oladotun Fadeyiye Globally, the role of a journalist in any democratic society is as important as the form of government that governs the society. To many, the duty and assignment of journalists often appear simple and easy as they are considered whistle-blowers. However professionalism, technicalities in discharging this duty and unforeseen harassment, danger of being incarcerated without just cause and ...

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Follow The Money for Akon’s green passion

Greg Odogwu Last week’s visit of the Senegalese-American music icon, Akon, to the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, in New York City in the USA, strikes a remarkable resonance with the visit of America’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, to Nigeria. The two events took place around the same time. It was reported that the Senegalese singer ...

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HOW FUNDS IS BEING SPENT TO PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR LEAD POISONED CHILDREN IN SHIKIRA, NIGER STATE

Follow The Money to provide hundreds of children access to health in Shikira #SaveShikira The Story of #SaveShikira In March 2015 public health officials learned that many children had become sick in Rafi LGA. The children presented with fever, pallor, abdominal pain, vomiting, convulsion and altered level of consciousness. The cause was unknown, some attributed it to spiritual cause thus ...

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UK government has undertaken to provide disclosed EITI payment & revenue data in open data CSV format!

On 15 April the United Kingdom published its first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report, after being an EITI candidate country since 2014. The report provides, for the first time, and for calendar year 2014, a detailed public breakdown of taxes, licence fees and other payments made to the UK government by 71 named oil, gas, mining and quarrying companies ...

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2016 Earth Hour: Youths demands action to reverse climate change impact

Abuja   Over five thousand youths in eight West Africa countries have called on governments, as well as relevant private sector players to be more proactive and facilitate the establishment of sound institutional frameworks to help empower citizens to reverse the impact of climate change on sources of livelihoods and sustainable growth across the region.   The members, who constitute ...

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Be part of Open Data Day with Connected Development this Saturday!

The International Open Data Day is on Saturday, March 5, 2016 and for those of you in Abuja, Connected Development [CODE] will be having 2 simultaneous events on the day:   1. Master Class on Spreadsheets (Excel, Google etc)   With feed backs from the Open Data Party held in Benin City last year, we will be having a 2 ...

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CODE’S FOLLOW THE MONEY RECEIVES GRANT FROM OMIDYAR NETWORK

The support will help local group that promotes accountability in rural communities Follow The Money [www.followthemoneyng.org], a non-profit initiative of Connected Development [CODE] has been awarded a one-year grant of US$100,000  ( NGN19, 894, 994 million) by Omidyar Network, mainly towards the cost of their projects in local communities which includes stakeholders meetings, focus group discussions, travel support, and visualization. ...

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