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Reactions Trail President Buhari Omission Of ICT Sector In #DemocracyDay Speech

Stakeholders in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT/Telecoms) industry have expressed shock and disappointment with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech. The experts who spoke to TechEconomy.ng regretted that by omitting the critical sector in his speech the Presidency has demonstrated negligence to the sector that currently contributes over 10% to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). Recall, recently, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) ...

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Gbenga Sesan Bemoans Attacks on Internet Freedom in Africa

A digital rights expert and the executive director of Paradigm Initiative, Mr ‘Gbenga Sesan has bemoaned the spate of attacks on internet freedom in Africa. Sesan was speaking at RightsCon, an international conference on digital rights recently in Toronto, Canada. Sesan, while speaking on efforts by Paradigm Initiative and its partners to protect digital rights and freedom on the continent, ...

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[Full Text] Address by President Muhammadu Buhari, in commemoration of the 2018 Democracy Day!

Every 29th of May has been set aside to commemorate Nigeria’s nascent Democracy. And certainly, this year 29th May is no exception as Federal Government of Nigeria declared public holiday in order celebrate an important day in the history of Democracy in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Number one Citizen, President Muhammad Buhari in his magnanimity has delivered a well-articluated and clear messages ...

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[Video] Better toilets, accurate information about periods crucial to keeping girls in school — WaterAid

Around the world, one in three girls face inadequate toilets, and many others face social and cultural limits when on their periods. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid is encouraging governments around the world to prioritise better toilets and washing facilities in schools, and to provide accurate information around menstruation, to ensure girls’ rights to education and equality. The call comes ...

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#Nigeria: Demand justice for abused survivors of Boko Haram!

Thousands of women and girls have survived Boko Haram only to face attacks and abuse from the Nigerian security forces who claim to be rescuing them. Over the past few years, the Nigerian military has carried out intensive operations to re-capture territory that had come under the control of the armed group Boko Haram. But, instead of “freeing” hundreds of ...

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Nigerians rate President Muhammadu Buhari below average – Buharimeter Opinion Poll reveals

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) today, 27 May 2018, releases the report of its Buharimeter Opinion Poll. The opinion poll was commissioned to assess the Nigerians’ rating of the Buhari’ administration after three years in office. Overall, the 2018 Buharimeter poll revealed that 40 percent of Nigerians approve of the President’s performance while 44 percent disapprove with ...

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ARRESTED HIRED ASSASSINS IN ILORIN IMPLICATED SARAKI, MAIGIDA & OTHERS.

The suspected killers arrested and paraded by the Kwara State Police Command in Ilorin last week has Implicated Senator Bukola Saraki and Governor Fatahi Ahmed in their statement made to the Police. The killers confessed to the Killing of Numerous Kwarans home and abroad. They were today transfered to Abuja for further investigation. In their statement, they confess to be ...

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Expert Urges Citizens to Defend Digital Rights

A digital rights expert, Tope Ogundipe has urged citizens of various African countries to use their power in the defence of digital rights and other human rights on the continent. Ogundipe, who serves as the Director of Programs at Paradigm Initiative, was speaking recently at a digital rights workshop organised by Paradigm Initiative and held in Yaounde, Cameroon. Ogundipe, who ...

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Call for Applications: West Africa Freedom of Expression & Digital Rights Litigation Workshop

Call for Applications: West Africa Freedom of Expression & Digital Rights Litigation Workshop 3 – 7 September in Lagos, Nigeria  The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is calling for applications from English-speaking lawyers based in countries that are members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)[1] to participate in a forthcoming litigation workshop on the right to freedom of ...

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An Open Letter to President Buhari from a Nigerian Youth by Abideen Olasupo

A young Nigerian who is passionate about Nigeria’s Development has written an open letter to the Nigeria’s Number Citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari. In this letter he shares his thoughts on several topical issues which border on current socio-economic and socio-political situation Nigeria and the way forward. Read the letter below : Dear Mr. President It is with a heavy heart ...

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