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Algeria and Iraq shut down #internet to prevent exam cheating

The government takes the decision in an effort to prevent a repeat of the 2016 leaks in high school exams The Algerian government has ordered telecom companies to shut down the internet in the country for several hours every day for the next few days to prevent high school students from cheating. Facebook will be blocked completely during the five days the ...

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Ethiopia unblocks censored TVs and Websites

A senior Ethiopian official says the country has opened access to 264 blocked websites and TV broadcasters. Fitsum Arega, who is the prime minister’s chief of staff, said in his tweet that “freedom of expression is a foundational right” and “essential for engaged and responsible” citizens. He added that “only a free market of ideas will lead to the truth”. Among the ...

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The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo signs a decree to control the online Media

The Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende Omalanga signed on June 14, 2018 an order implementing measures of the law 96-002 of June 22, 1996 setting the modalities of the exercise of the freedom press in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This order stipulates in the preamble that it is in accordance with article 83 of the constitution of ...

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DNF, IPAS officially Premiere #AkachiTheSeries in Abuja!

Akachi the Series, a new release drama series that seeks to address several misconceptions and myths around sexual and reproductive health and rights by the Dorothy Njemanze Foundation in conjunction with IPAS Nigeria has been officially screened for the general public in Abuja today, 20th June. The screening which took place at the Silverbird Cinema Abuja had huge turn-out of ...

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SFCG, USAID train Media Practitioners in Nigeria on CVE reporting

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and North East Regional Initiative (NERI) has put together a 3-day intensive training workshop for the Media Practitioners in Nigeria, most importantly those who have keen interest in covering and reporting Counter Violence Extremism within the volatile regions particularly North East region in Nigeria. The ...

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Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves launches a Music Video on Clean Cooking

The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, in partnership with the International Centre for Energy Environment and Development and Heinrich Boell Foundation, launched the “No Smoke” Music Video on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Nordic Hotels, Abuja to commemorate World Environment Day. The event had in attendance over 100 stakeholders from government, private sector, NGOs/CSOs, the international community as well as ...

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“Suspension of Mohammed Wanigi a Flagrant Abuse of Power”- Paradigm Initiative, EiE

Paradigm Initiative and Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria have condemned in strong terms the suspension of Baba Mohammed Wanigi, a school teacher with the Agaie Local Government in Niger State, in reaction to Wanigi’s alleged criticism of government officials including President Muhammad Buhari. The two civil society organisations made this known in a jointly signed press statement released today. According ...

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Press Statement on Saraki’s Invitation by Police over Off Robbery Incident

Kwara Must Change on Sunday, 3rd June 2018 read the news of invitation of Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Nigeria Police Force over the tragic Offa Bank Robbery incident with utmost surprise and curiosity and we encourage all Nigerian to follow the police investigation with all sense of responsibility, devoid of any political sentiments. This is very important because, ...

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The full details of Electric Power Sector Reform Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila

Nigeria’s Electric Power Sector has witnessed several manipulative stages of privatisation in the last two decades. This has culminated into unsavoury and unsatisfactory power generation, transmission and distribution by different bodies set up to ensure efficient service delivery to the citizenry. However, the story still remains thesame particularly at the tail end of the Electric Power Value Chain which is ...

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President Buhari Assents #Nottoyoungtorun Bill at last!

Oladotun Fadeyiye Today, 31st May 2018, barely two days after Democracy Day commemoration, 29th May of every year – a day set aside to celebrate Nigeria’s fragile and nascent democracy, another history was made as Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari in his magnanimity assented the most popular bill in the year 2018, #Nottooyoungtorun bill making it constitutional law. #Notooyountorun Bill has ...

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