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Mr President, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!

Dear Active Citizen, The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 has risen sharply in Lagos. According to the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state has recorded an increase in positive cases from 7% in July to 12.1% as of August 21, 2021. COVID-19 is real! Remember to use your nose mask, and observe all COVID-19 protective […]

Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 22

1st – 30th June 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 Bayelsa, Oyo and Lagos states in the month under review. Following the expiration of the 6 months tenure of the Panel, the Governor of […]

WOMEN’S STATEMENT ON THE CONTINUED HARASSMENT OF APPOINTED PUBLIC SERVANTS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN

26th August 2021 The Feminist Womanifesto Group Condemns the Continued Harassment of Appointed Public Servants, Especially Women We, the undersigned, of the Feminist Womanifesto Group, condemn in strong terms the continued harassment of public servants, especially women, who have chosen to serve their country and have shown commitment to public accountability. Over the last few […]

Nigeria’s Revenue Crisis: Growth, Institutions & Human Capital

[By Oluseun Onigbinde] Watching Nigeria’s public finances has become an inconvenient chore as the numbers are nothing to cheer about. After several denials, it is comforting to hear public leaders finally accept one fact: Nigeria is facing a revenue crisis. Nigeria planned a revenue of N5.84tn for the 202o budget but was only able to […]

The Life of Every Citizen Counts!

Dear Active Citizen, Hope you are keeping safe! Remember to use your nose mask, and observe all COVID-19 protective guidelines. COVID-19 is real, help save lives!

HUSBAND?

[By Edith C. Yassin] Through information gathered from the media, it might be safe to conclude that Ruth Pogu, Saraya Musa Mutah and Hassana Adamu have regained their freedom after over 7 years in Boko Haram captivity.   Reports indicate that Ruth, the two children she bore, alongside someone she was said to have married […]

You Need to Walk the Talk!

Dear Active Citizen, Ruth Ngiladar Pogu, one of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls abducted seven years ago by Boko Haram has returned. Saraya Musa Mutah, another Chibok girl, was found last week wandering in the forest. 110 #ChibokGirls are yet to be released and there is no serious attempt from the government to rescue them. On Monday, August 9, 2021, the […]

Twitter Ban and its Implication for Nigeria’s Fragile Democracy

[By Rachael Eni] If you think the quote “There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech” attributed to Idi Amin is ludicrous, you probably haven’t heard of the happenings in Nigeria over the last two months. Like many other Nigerians, I didn’t fully understand the gravity of the government’s announcement banning […]

Protect Yourself!

Dear Active Citizen, Hope you are keeping safe? Remember to use your nose mask, and observe all COVID-19 protective guidelines. Have you heard that there is also a cholera outbreak in Nigeria? According to a report by SBM Intelligence, in July 2021, cholera killed 441 people in 13 states in Nigeria. We cannot afford to have another […]