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PARADIGM INITIATIVE DONATES COMPUTERS TO SCHOOLS!

Paradigm Initiative has donated forty seven computer sets to eight secondary schools across Nigeria. The Lagos-based social enterprise made this known in a statement signed by its Communications Officer, Sodiq Alabi. The beneficiaries include El-Leonora College, Umbrella High School and Soland Int’l School, all based in Ajegunle, Lagos State. Others are Al-fijr International School, Zaifat Secondary School, ECWA Aro Restoration ...

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Nigeria still lagging behind in provision of water and sanitation for all ahead of United Nations review of SDG 6 – WaterAid

Nigeria is at the precipice of a water, sanitation and hygiene catastrophe. Thirty-three per cent (about 60 million) of people in Nigeria are currently living without adequate access to water; 67% (over 120 million people) do not have a decent toilet and 26% (about 47 million people) practice open defecation. Accessibility, availability and quality vary widely in Nigeria, with national ...

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Stakeholders Hold Roundtable on Digital Rights and Engagement in Lagos!

Effective digital engagement by government agencies remains a big priority for the Federal Government because of its immense potential, this was the position of Tolu Ogunlesi, the Head of Presidency Office of Digital Engagement (PODE). Ogunlesi was speaking at a stakeholder roundtable on digital rights and digital engagement organised by Paradigm Initiative, Facebook and PODE. The roundtable, which held on ...

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Amnesty International: Nigeria’s Human rights crisis is unrelenting!

Amnesty International publishes State of the World’s Human Rights report for 2017 to 2018 Boko Haram killed 411 civilians in 2017 At least 340 people died in military detention Inter-communal violence claimed 549 lives across 12 states Human rights defenders continued to face intimidation Across Nigeria, human rights violations and abuses take different forms and have led to violence and ...

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YIAGA Africa holds #WatchingTheVote Election Series towards 2019 polls

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and advancement (YIAGA) has held its first #WatchingtheVote election series towards 2019 General elections in Nigeria, yesterday in Abuja. According to YIAGA, Executive Director Samson Itodo “#WatchingtheVote is a movement of citizens committed to promoting and ensuring integrity in the electoral process and deploying specially designed methodology for a data and technology driven election observation.” ...

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BBC Media Action Holds a two-day Workshop for its media partners!

BBC Media Action, the charity arm of British Broadcasting Corporation in Nigeria has held a 2-day media workshop in Abuja for all its distinguished media partners across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. The workshop which aimed at strengthening multi-platform mobilization for improved governance commenced on 14th and ended yesterday 15th February. It had top media practitioners, On-air personalities, and Veteran ...

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2018 #OnevoiceNigeria campaign is here! Let’s speak with #onevoice and #voteright!

Tuesday, February 6th marks one year after active citizens took to the streets of Abuja, Ibadan, Uyo, Enugu, Benin and London to join the#OneVoiceNigeria protest organized by EiE. On Friday, February 16th, Nigerians will hit the streets again with #OneVoice, but this time, not complaining to the government but mobilizing citizens in 18 cities across the country to use their votes as their voice! Click to know the ...

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Ethiopian Government Pardons Jailed Bloggers and Activists!!

It seems there’s some good news coming from Ethiopia (and East Africa). Hundreds of prisoners, including prominent bloggers and dissidents were released earlier this week in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has been in the news in recent years for Internet disruptions and arrests of bloggers and activists, a good number arising from the crisis in the Oromia region. Someone once mentioned to ...

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“Nigerian Graduates are too gullible” – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo has expressed his utmost displeasure towards the level of gullibility being exhibited by the  Nigerian graduates. In his words “Nigerian graduates are too gullible and often overeact to unfounded rumours”. He said this to address the recent propaganda on the alleged plans to Islamise Nigeria by some unscrupulous groups. Keyamo however, urged all Christians to quit entertaining unnecessary ...

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DotunRoy.com Celebrates Ten Remarkable Young Personalities in 2017!

The year 2017 has been a great year for us at dotunroy.com, characterised with high and low moments but with God on our side and our esteemed partners and collaborators we were able to weather those low moments together. Nevertheless, we cannot but celebrate these remarkable partners, collaborators and fans who have identified, supported and promoted our contents at one ...

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