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Nigeria House of Commotion

Sigh. On Tuesday, July 21st, the Presidency in a press release reduced the massacre in Kaduna to mere “revenge killing”. It further made excuses on why it had not succeeded in curbing insecurity in the region before condemning the killings. This is a belated response from the government as it had been mute ever since the killings started. You cannot keep absorbing militants and […]

Save Our Souls: Southern Kaduna

Sigh. On Tuesday, July 21st, the Presidency in a press release reduced the massacre in Kaduna to mere “revenge killing”. It further made excuses on why it had not succeeded in curbing insecurity in the region before condemning the killings. This is a belated response from the government as it had been mute ever since the killings started. You cannot keep absorbing militants and […]

July Thursday Talks

There is more to journalism than just reporting! Join us on this month’s episode of Thursday Talks, as we discuss Journalists & Social Change. Be prepared to dig in deep and expand your capacity to inform, educate and activate change. Register!

John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March in Washington. He played key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States.

#CallOfDuty – Empowering Women & Girls

Wow! It was an interesting conversation on the Gender Justice Series on Wednesday, July 22nd, with our wonderful host, Bolanle Olukanni, peeling off yet another interesting layer of what the First Lady of Zamfara State, Aisha Bello Matawalle is all about & her work to empower women & girls in the state. Missed it? Catch up! The conversation continues next week, […]

Gbas Gbos in the Delta

It was an epic gbas gbos during the week when Joy Ninueh, former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), levelled corruption and sexual harassment allegations against Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.  As a comeback, Mr Akpabio diagnosed her of temperamental disorder, which, according to him, can be confirmed by her four ex-husbands. Mrs Ninueh was placed on […]

Reckless Leaders

Nawa! What is it with government officials and recklessness? Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and his entourage violated COVID-19 protocol at the Port Harcourt International Airport by refusing to have their temperature checked and hand sanitized at the airport. Former Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, also allegedly breached protocols at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport when he refused an officer from […]

Reported Killings in H1 2020

Insecurity has been a major problem throughout Buhari’s presidency since he was first inaugurated in 2015. Attacks from bandits and bloody inter-communal clashes have also become mainstays in some northern states, including the president’s own native Katsina. The first half of the year saw 2,732 reported killings. One minute, you’re alive, the next minute, you’re part of […]

Another Win for #OfficeOfTheCitizen

The Community Court of ECOWAS has ordered the Nigerian Government to repeal or amend its law on cybercrime to align with its obligation under Article 1 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights & the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Several journalists, bloggers and activists have been arrested and charged under these sections […]