Category: The Social Change Blog

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EditorAugust 5, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Gates Foundation praises Nigeria on polio immunisation report

Despite the gale of dark cloud hovering over the country, there’s something to cheer. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...

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EditorAugust 5, 2017

[The Activism Blog] This damning report by NOI polls on Nigeria’s doctors’ deficit should make you weep

There is an impending health crisis in Nigeria that needs to be nipped in the bud immediately. The new report ...

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EditorAugust 3, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Some Nigerians are ready to force Buhari to resign or be impeached via a daily sit-out

Tired over the silence on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, a coalition of Civil Society Groups are set to ...

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EditorAugust 3, 2017

[The Activism Blog] BudgIT’s Seun Onigbinde’s Twitter account hacked

The Twitter account of lead partner of civic tech organisation, BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde has been hacked. The organisation said this ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 2, 2017

[The Activism Blog] The National Assembly is planning to kill NGOs with its ridiculous NGO Regulatory Bill

The House of Representatives is presently considering what might be called ‘the most dangerous piece of legislation’ to come before ...

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EditorAugust 2, 2017

[The Activism Blog] BudgIT’s Civic Hive is set to change the face of citizenship engagement in Nigeria

By now, we are sure you know we are big fans of BudgIT and the work they do with citizenship ...

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

[The Activism Blog] This NEITI report finally proves why Nigeria doesn’t need oil

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has done an audit of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas industry in 2014, and ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 29, 2017

[The Activism Blog] We are paying close attention to this Ushahidi sexual harassment scandal

One of Africa’s most famous tech start-ups is involved in a sexual harassment scandal. Nairobi-based Ushahidi rose to prominence in ...

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EditorJuly 26, 2017

[The Activism Blog] When Paradigm Initiative met with the Presidency

A short clip from the Digital Engagement and Rights Forum, organised by Paradigm Initiative with the Presidential Office of Digital ...

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EditorJuly 25, 2017

[The Activism Blog] We love what the USAID is doing with Civil Society Organisations

The Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement project (SACE) of the United States Agency for International Development is currently holding a 1-day National ...

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EditorJuly 21, 2017

[The Activism Blog] LOL! Media Rights Agenda is not even playing with all of you again

The kind of stories we love to read: “Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on July 3, 2017, in Lagos launched the ...

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EditorJuly 18, 2017

[The Activism Blog] The CC Hub is now training its sights on young graduates

Bothered about the current challenge employers face with getting the right graduate to meet their needs, Co-Creation Hub is beginning ...

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EditorJuly 18, 2017

[The Activism Blog] The National Assembly has killed #NotTooYoungToRun, and Nigerian youth are fighting back

You should know YIAGA (Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement), they have pioneered the massively successive #NotTooYoungToRun campaign alongside ...

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EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Activism Blog] SaharaReporters Civic Lab vs BudgIT Civic Hive?

Okay, so that headline was some weird form of click bait because we certainly don’t think this is a versus ...

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EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Civic Hive, BudgIT’s sexy new project will now be launched 29 July

So, obviously you already know that BudgIT is Nigeria’s sexiest civil society organisation. Let’s not even argue about that. Local ...

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EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Activism Blog] EiE adds Calabar to its list of cities for its radio network 

So this week, on 13 July, EiE added another station to its network of radio programmes focused on its #OfficeOfTheCitizen ...

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EditorJuly 10, 2017

The Activism Blog: Media leaders from across Africa met in Durban last week – and issued this statement 

Convened by the Centre for International Media Assistance, and hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy, media leaders from across ...

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EditorJuly 10, 2017

The Activism Blog: We are paying very close attention to The Alternative. You should too

First launched in 2014 and suspended for three years, The Alternative – a Twitter-based handle seeking to sensitise younger Nigerian ...

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EditorJuly 9, 2017

The Activism Blog: Ayisha Osori has just one message for Twitter Warriors

Political candidate in the last elections and (former?) activist, Ayisha Oshori, spoke at the Party Politics 101 event organised by ...

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RoqeebahJuly 9, 2017

The Activism Blog: Will Osori be returning to the board of OSIWA?

This just occurred to us yesterday as Ayisha Osori spoke about her experiences in the 2015 elections, where she first ...

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EditorJuly 8, 2017

The Activism Blog: Here you go, Paradigm Initiative’s very useful report on Broadband in Nigeria 

Why broadband is important? Broadband Internet refers to an Internet experience at speeds higher than obtainable in dial-up services. All ...

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EditorJuly 7, 2017

The Activism Blog: We really like what EiE is doing tomorrow with young candidates

The blogger and explainer of everything complex about Nigeria, ‘Feyi Fawehinmi is in town, to moderate an important conversation – ...

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EditorJuly 7, 2017

The Activism Blog: CC Hub has finally vexed – on top of this Yaba matter 

So ever since you all started wailing about how Yaba is no longer Nigeria’s leading technology cluster – with the ...

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EditorJuly 7, 2017

The Activism Blog: After 10 years, Paradigm Initiative expands its board with two women 

We know ‘Gbenga Sesan has signalled he will be leaving the leadership of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria after 10 years, and this ...

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