Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), an initiative under Web Foundation working with coalition of organisations, bodies and agencies in the developing countries across Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Africa with aim of improving broadband penetration and ensure internet affordability across board. This is inline with UN SDGs goal of “Leave no one behind”. Based on several researches carried out globally by ...Read More »
Africans migrate, forced to leave their home because of; dishonest governance, corruption, violation of human rights, poverty and economic deprivation etc. Migration is an expensive exercise and not everyone can afford it. Those with limited means have chosen long and life threatening means of movement. There are two groups of people caught up in this crisis. Migrants; those who seek ...Read More »
Dean Initiative holds #OpenLGAs Townhall Meeting in Bwari Area Council to promote accountability and better governance at the grassroots!
In taken the business of accountability and transparency in governance to the grassroot, especially the Local Government Areas (the supposed closest government to the people), Dean Initiative took the #OpenLGAs Townhall of the activecitizen.com.ng to Bwari Area Council of Federal Capital Territory. The meeting which took place on the 25th Nov. 2017 within the premises of the Bwari Shoping Plaza ...Read More »
One of the biggest news websites in Nigeria went offline late October and has remained unavailable since. Here I refer to naij.com, a website that has repeatedly ranked among the top ten most visited websites in Nigeria for years. I hate to be the harbinger of bad news but I must inform you that many internet service providers in Nigeria ...Read More »
WaterAid calls for action as report names Nigeria among hardest places in the world for women to find a toilet!
Nigeria is in the top 3 worst countries in the world for the number of people without toilets, reveals WaterAid’s State of the World’s Toilets 2017 report. As a result, nearly 123 million people still suffer the fear and indignity of relieving themselves in the open or in unsafe or unhygienic toilets – a situation that is most dangerous for ...Read More »
Very pathetic story in a country where millions are stolen and spent on elections. ��� A recent visit by Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Funmilayo Atilade to Badagry prison revealed an unimaginable condition in which underaged inmates live. AYOMIDE OWONIBI ODEKANYIN who was part of the entourage reports. TO any visitor, the exterior of the Badagry Prison complex located at ...Read More »
Paradigm Initiative has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Nigerian Communications Commission asking the Commission to release information on alleged blocking of online news sites. The request was filed by the digital rights advocacy organisation today at the Abuja headquarters of the Commission, giving the Commission seven (7) days as stipulated by the Freedom Of Information (FOI) ...Read More »
Arete Copious, a leading financial consulting firm in alliance with Africa House London has held a one-day Education Conference with the theme “The Nigerian Child, The Genius” in Abuja yesterday. The conference which had United Kingdom Member of Parliament, MP Helen Grant; Prof Chris Imafidon, Alero Ayida Otodo and other renowned educators, education consultants as well as other insightful speakers from ...Read More »
[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 ...Read More »
#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 ...Read More »