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The Tough Get Going!

Dear Active Citizen, How are you coping? Nigeria hit her second recession in 5 years…hmm. Prices of consumables have skyrocketed, the Naira is on life support. Fuel nko? The price of that one is rising like garri that has been soaked in water and to crown it all, onions are now gold. These are challenging times, […]


BudgIT, EiE Nigeria and Paradigm Initiative (PIN) hosted the 4th bi-annual New Media, Citizens and Governance Conference (NMCG) which held virtually on Thursday, November 26, 2020, with the theme New Media and Voice: People, Action & Hashtags. In the opening plenary, ‘Yemi Adamolekun (Executive Director, EiE) spoke on the role new media plays especially at a time when clampdown on dissenting […]


The Clampdown Continues… Mene mene tekel upharsin. Can you read the handwriting on the wall like Daniel in the Bible? From seizing passports to indiscriminate arrests, the desperation to stifle dissenting voices intensifies each day. The latest target was the website of Feminist Coalition, one of the leading supporters of the #EndSARS campaign, which is currently […]

Petitions Work!

Who says petitions don’t work? They’re wrong! In a deliberation which took place on Monday, November 23, 2020, the UK parliament called on the British government to immediately commence an investigation into human rights abuses based on an e-petition. A total of 220,330 people had signed the e-petition for the investigation into human rights abuses by the Nigerian […]

“Still Unconvinced? Why Nigeria’s Diaspora Matters”

(From the blog: ‘My Nigerian Dream’) By: Ayobami Akinyode OLUNLOYO   As I considered how to begin this piece, a few thoughts raced through my mind; many of them about the approach rather than the actual message I hope to convey. Interesting huh? I don’t fancy myself as a writer in the class of the […]

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 4

16th – 21st November 2020 With the establishment of State Judicial Panels of Inquiry in response to one of the demands of the #EndSARS protest, Yiaga Africa deployed monitors to the FCT and 27 of the 29 States with Panels currently established. While not all states have established Panels and some states are more active […]

#LekkiMassacre – One Month, Never Forgotten!

Dear Active Citizen, Today makes it a month since the #LekkiMassacre. We remember our fallen heroes, their bravery forever etched in our hearts. While we continue demanding justice for the deceased, let us remember their families in our prayers. Rest easy, soldiers! ❤ + ? Ko por ke? Opor opor ye ye… Minister of Information […]


It’s been a challenging year in the social media space and it is time for our civic space to evolve with the application of new technologies and methods to strengthen advocacy and foster active citizenship. Join us next Thursday,  November 26, 2020, as we discuss New Media & Voice: People, Action & Hashtags. We have an interesting lineup […]

#HackNGCode post-course conversation

The #HackNGCode post-course conversation themed Why Voters =/= Results on Thursday, November 19, 2020, was an eye-opener for attendees. Ayisha Osori engaged in a conversation with the participants about the electoral process, citizen organizing and political parties. #HackNGCode is a nine-week online course that helps participants to connect the dots about Nigeria. Register to join cohort 2.


ABOUT On the 20th of October, 2020, the Nigerian army opened fire on peaceful protesters singing the Nigerian anthem and waving the Nigerian flag at Lekki tollgate. This attack on protesters was one of the actions of brute force used by the Nigerian army and police against protesters who had condemned this same brutality in […]