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A Nation Mourns: Death of Chike Akunyili

Death in any situation is painful, but when it is as brutal and senseless as murder, our hearts break twice. As a nation mourns a man known to many as the husband of late Professor Dora Akunyili, we as a family remember the man we call Daddy. He was a son — as a young […]

Your votes count!

In Anambra?  Be on the lookout for the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) collection which will commence tentatively from October 7, 2021. INEC will send all registrants messages via registered emails or mobile lines once PVCs are ready. This might be done in batches so stay tuned for updates regarding the exercise.

SITUATION ROOM AND EU-SDGN IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS EXPRESS EXPECTATIONS AHEAD OF ELECTORAL BILL HARMONISATION

Issued in Abuja at 11.00 am: Monday, 27th September 2021 As the National Assembly Harmonisation Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives sets for its conference on the Electoral Bill harmonisation, the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room and the EU-SDGN implementing partners call for a dispassionate, selfless decision-making process during the harmonisation. Nigerians have […]

Freedom of Expression is a Right not an Option!

Dear Active Citizens! Nigeria is one of a few countries that have banned Twitter/social media platforms. Other countries are Iran, China, Turkmenistan and North Korea, all of which are known to lean towards autocratic systems. In Nigeria, telecommunication companies were ordered to block access to Twitter on June 4, 2021. Monday, September 27 makes it 115 days since the directive. Is […]

Let’s Unite And Do This!

Dear Active Citizens! The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the end of the first quarter of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise with youths leading the majority of completed registrations at 71.33%. Guys! you are doing well, but you can do better! Remember, INEC will commence the display of details of new voters in […]

PRESS STATEMENT: INCARCERATED ENDSARS PROTESTERS

September 22nd,  2021 “Nigeria has played a constructive role in peacekeeping in various parts of West Africa. But unless and until Nigeria itself is democratic and respects human rights, it too may well be a source of much greater instability as political repression limits the ability of the people of Nigeria to achieve their full […]

We Can Do This Together!

Dear Active Citizens! Don’t dull yourself! It’s time to actively participate in fixing Nigeria. Register to vote and get your Permanent Voter Card (PVC) so you can vote in the 2023 general elections. The time to make a change is now! Click here to register!

EiE Nigeria, MRA, PIN, SERAP Tackle FG 100 days into #TwitterBan

September 16th,  2021 “I hold very strongly to the view that there is press freedom and there is freedom of expression. They had always been there, and they will always be. On freedom of expression; I think it is important to listen to one another, understand each other, so we can make progress as a […]

Social Media and National Propensity for Disgrace

[By Rotimi Fawole] After 6 years of the Buhari regime, two things amongst several others are clear. First, the President and his ministers are relics of an age long since gone and two, they have absolutely no understanding of social media and its primary uses. The result, and this is not exclusive to the executive […]

We Used To Be Brothers!

Dear Active Citizen, We Will Not Be Silent! Sunday, September 12, makes it 100 days since the federal government banned microblogging platform, Twitter. So far, there is no definite plan by the government to lift the ban. But we cannot be silent. We cannot sit back and watch them snuff the life out of our fragile democracy. EiE, […]