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The Travails of The Youth Party

– Helen Attah Without the rule of law, we have no democracy. We have been on this journey for four years. Despite having the Constitution and several judgments from the court on our side, we have been victims of a commission that lacks respect for the rule of law and has chosen to play God. […]

Occupy Your #OfficeOfTheCitizen: Make We Talk Election Mata!

Flyer for July edition of #ThursdayTalks

“Votes don’t count, if there are no votes to count.” – Demilade Roberts (Photographer & Active Citizen) #ThursdayTalks, which started in March 2018, is a monthly conversation with thought leaders, change agents and active citizens which aims to drive conversations around the demand for good governance driven by active citizenship. It is organized by EiE […]

LIST: Continuous Voters Register (CVR) Locations Across ALL 774 LGAs in Nigeria

The register of voters is at the heart of democratic elections. Consequently, the registration of voters is a major function of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In response to repeated calls by stakeholders and in order to serve Nigerians better, the Commission recently introduced some technological innovations to the voter registration exercise. These innovations […]

Fighting for Nigeria: Thoughts from the Life, Career, and Activism of Wole Soyinka

[By Adeoluwa Adebayo] For a nation judged as the giant of Africa, Nigeria is a conundrum. From the attainment of independence to the collapse of the first republic ultimately resulting in a civil war, the meandering military governments intertwined with the second and third republics, to the current democratic dispensation (which is the longest in […]

Active Citizens, You are Doing Well!

Dear Active Citizens, Hope you are still keeping safe? Remember to use your face mask, observe physical distancing and follow all COVID-19 protective guidelines.

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 21

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1st – 31st May 2021 The Judicial Panels of Inquiry set up across Nigeria to investigate the excesses of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies have continued sittings in these 4 states in the month under review – Abia, Cross River, Lagos, and Oyo. This is an additional month to the 6 months […]

Twitter Ban: Understanding the Reputational Risk to Nigeria

[By Atedo Peterside] In the wake of the government’s announcement banning microblogging platform, Twitter, Nigeria joins the infamous list of countries like China, Iran and North Korea – three of the world’s most repressive countries, that have banned or suspended the use of the American microblogging platform. This is, however, one record we should not […]

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 20

1st – 30th April 2021 April 2021 marked 6 months since the National Economic Council (NEC) directed the establishment of Judicial Panels of Inquiry across Nigeria to investigate complaints of police brutality and extra-judicial killings. The Panels were in response to the #EndSARS Protests across Nigeria and the diaspora in October 2020. The NEC had […]

SITUATION ROOM PRESS CONFERENCE STATEMENT ON THE ELECTORAL BILL, 2021

Issued in Abuja: 10:00am, Tuesday, 6th July 2021 The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room notes the efforts of the National Assembly to conclude considerations and pass the Electoral Bill, 2021. However, Situation Room is deeply concerned about the proposed provision of clause 50 (2) of the bill, which states as follows: “Voting at an election under […]