Category: The Social Change Blog

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tosin adesinaAugust 16, 2018

#EndSARS: Social Media is proving yet again an important tool for social change

“Social media is a technology available to those criminally minded and we have to be careful about how we respond ...

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tosin adesinaAugust 14, 2018

Like OAU, Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna has dismissed a lecturer for sexual harassment

The war against sexual harassment in public universities in Nigeria has taken a good turn and it’s highly commendable. It ...

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tosin adesinaAugust 14, 2018

FG’s removal of VAT from cooking gas is apt but should have come earlier

After extended pressure on federal government by stakeholders in the oil and gas sector, the federal government has concluded plans ...

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tosin adesinaAugust 10, 2018

The CPC is finally doing its job, but we’ll need much more from them

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) team led by its Director General Babatunde Irukera in conjunction ...

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tosin adesinaAugust 8, 2018

Ebola is slowly inching its way across West Africa and Nigeria is clearly not ready for another epidemic

Healthcare in most parts of Africa is a mess, and most Africans are just one illness away from death or poverty. Currently, ...

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tosin adesinaAugust 8, 2018

Banks are defying a court order to illegally collect stamp duties from customers

April 21, 2016 the court of appeal Lagos division under the lordship of Justice Ibrahim Saulawa and four other Justices ...

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tosin adesinaAugust 6, 2018

In a bid to woo investors to Edo, Obaseki slashes C – of – O to 50,000

Edo state Governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki has shown time and again that he is fit for the job and concerned ...

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tosin adesinaAugust 3, 2018

In Bayelsa, healthcare receives a boost as Governor Dickson provides N1.2bn to improve healthcare delivery

This is a good time to be alive for every indigene of Bayelsa as Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has provided ...

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tosin adesinaJuly 31, 2018

NAPTIP’s iReport App is a good way to combat human trafficking

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in commemoration of the 2018 World Day against Human Trafficking ...

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tosin adesinaJuly 30, 2018

Seun Onigbinde’s 22 questions is a must-read for every presidential aspirant

Seun Onigbinde, co-founder of the civic-tech organisation, BudgIT over the weekend posed what he termed, “the 22 existential questions Nigeria can’t ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 27, 2018

#ThursdayTalks discusses the June 12, 1993 presidential election and the lessons for advocacy

The June 12, 1993 presidential election will remain a historical reference the world over when a discuss centres around ‘free ...

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tosin adesinaJuly 26, 2018

In Edo, Obaseki is promoting economic prosperity through reduced market levies

In a bid to promote economic stability and human prosperity, the Edo state governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki has directed a ...

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tosin adesinaJuly 26, 2018

In continuation of its anti-corruption drive, SERAP launch new FOI guide to fight corruption in Health, Education and Water sectors

The fight against corruption received a boost on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 as the Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project ...

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tosin adesinaJuly 19, 2018

Ahmad Salkida launches proof of life campaign for detained journalist Jones Abiri

Journalist and activist Ahmad Salkida has launched a campaign for a proof of life video for detained journalist and publisher ...

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tosin adesinaJuly 13, 2018

The Purple Girl Foundation seeks to provide support for girl child education in Nigeria

The golden age of fifty is seen by many as a time to wine, dine and make merry, but for ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 10, 2018

Lend A Hand For Africa is reaching out to children in rural communities one child at a time

The Ready to School Drive held on July 5, 2018, at Abe technical secondary school, Ibadan, with over 1,000 students ...

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EditorJuly 4, 2018

Edwin Iguodala is living proof that other-ableness should not limit your life

“I hope someone somewhere will be able to draw inspiration from me. Considering what I’ve been through and how I ...

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tosin adesinaJuly 3, 2018

#BreakTheCycle: Project Alert raises awareness about the effect of domestic violence on children

On May 21, 2016, the Sun Newspapers published a report on domestic violence and its effect where they narrated the ...

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tosin adesinaJune 28, 2018

CJN directive on Cells inspection, a good development that should have come earlier

The recent directive issued by the Chief Justice of Nigeria Honorable Justice Walter Onnoghen to Magistrates in the country to ...

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tosin adesinaJune 28, 2018

ASUU’s concern about proliferation of Universities in Nigeria is timely

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Lagos state chapter has expressed concerns at the rate at which Universities are ...

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tosin adesinaJune 21, 2018

Iranwo Foundation is creating equal economic opportunities for women and children in disadvantaged urban slums

Poverty remains a challenge hindering the equitable distribution of wealth in the country and in spite of the best efforts ...

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tosin adesinaJune 20, 2018

[The Activism Blog] Falana to Sue Political parties over sale of nomination Forms

Barring any last minute change, human rights lawyer, Barrister Femi Falana (SAN) has concluded plans to sue political parties in ...

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tosin adesinaJune 20, 2018

[The Activism Blog] World Sickle Cell day: Love is not enough

The 19th of June has been earmarked as the World Sickle Cell day to create awareness about the blood disorder ...

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tosin adesinaJune 12, 2018

First the IMF and now ActionAid says Nigerians are deep into poverty

In March 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that Nigerians are getting poorer and therefore called for urgent and ...

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tosin adesinaJune 7, 2018

[The Activism Blog] Buhari, June 12 and Democracy

Yesterday’s events were so unprecedented, so unexpected of this government that no one saw it coming, call it the best ...

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tosin adesinaJune 7, 2018

#ThisIsNigeria: Once again MURIC goes petty

Several times, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) have taken umbrage to many issues in the country even when the issues ...

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tosin adesinaJune 3, 2018

[The Activism Blog] Kenyatta and Odinga, statesmen with a difference

Going by the aftermath of the last Presidential runoff in Kenya, the country should be experiencing a civil war at ...

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tosin adesinaMay 29, 2018

BudgIT, CODE, others lead online Campaign for amendment of UBE Act

On Friday, 25th May, 2018, Non-Governmental Organisations like Connected Development (CODE), BudgIT, and other activists took to twitter for an ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMay 28, 2018

Is Falz carrying on his father’s legacy with #ThisIsNigeria?

Nigerian rapper, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, the scion of legal luminary and human right activist Femi Falana (SAN) has subtly reignited ...

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tosin adesinaMay 16, 2018

Emzor is finally stepping up and offering a practical solution to Nigeria’s codeine crisis

Following a troubling encounter with the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) a few weeks ago after ...

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