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‘If I die, Hold Rochas Okorocha Responsible’ — IfeanyiCy, Imo Blogger Raises Alarm

A popular blogger in Imo state, IfeanyiCy Njoku has raised an alarm after accusing Imo state government of trying to murder him. According to the reporter who is well known for criticizing Imo state government especially governor Rochas Okorocha, more than 15 hired thugs stormed Rockview Hotels in Owerri in search of him. Below is what he shared on Facebook; ...

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#ABUJA TO HOST #AFRICA AT THE 2018 INTERNET FREEDOM FORUM From April 24 – 26, 2018!

The city of Abuja will play host to the annual Internet Freedom Forum organized by Paradigm Initiative. The forum comes at an important time when many Africans fear for their freedom online.    According to Paradigm Initiative, the Lagos-based organisers of the Forum, “the Forum helps bring attention to important issues confronting digital rights such as data privacy, internet shutdown, ...

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Obafemi Awolowo University Suspends the ‘Randy’ Professor!

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has finally issued a verdict over the current ‘Mark for Sex’ scandal between Professor Richard Akindele and his student, suspected to be one, Miss Osagie, a Post Graduate student of the institution.  Read the statement below: The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has received and considered the interim report of the Committee set up ...

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Nigerian youths are making us proud home and across the globe – Osinbajo counters Buhari

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said Nigerian youths have excelled in every sphere of the economy they have been involved. He stated this when he received a delegation of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement which visited him in Abuja on Thursday barely 24 hrs after President Muhammadu Buhari said that most Nigerian youths want everything free without doing anything.  Osinbajo, however, challenged youths ...

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WaterAid Nigeria Supports the Federal Government’s Declaration of a State of Emergency in the WASH Sector

WaterAid Nigeria commends the Federal Government for its bold step in declaring a state of emergency for water, sanitation and hygiene, following strong calls by WaterAid Nigeria and other members of the WASH sector demanding action to tackle the water and sanitation crisis in the country. WaterAid, the international charity, dedicated to changing lives by improving access to water, sanitation ...

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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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