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Talk is Cheap, Voting is free, Take it to the Polls!

Dear Active Citizen, If you completed your voter registration or applied for card transfer or replacement between June 2021 to January 14, 2022, your permanent voters’ card (PVC) is now available for pick up at the INEC LGA office where you registered.   “If we don’t vote, we are ignoring history and giving away the […]

Less Talk, More Action!

Dear Active Citizen, Who said our voices don’t matter? The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with Lekki Concession Company Limited, (LCC), has halted the recommencement of toll collection at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge indefinitely. This decision was communicated in a statement signed by the Managing Director of LCC, Yomi Omomuwasan. Active citizens! This is a victory […]


ISSUED IN ABUJA, ON THURSDAY 21ST APRIL 2022   1.​ It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official presentation of the INEC Strategic Plan 2022-2026 and the INEC Election Project Plan for the 2023 General Election. The documents presented today are the third in the series of strategic election plans since the era […]

Nigeria Decides 2023: Will we take the road over-travelled?

[By Ayisha Osori]   Long before I stumbled on Isiah Berlin’s “to understand is to perceive patterns”, I was fascinated by life patterns. The ones we design with our choices, doing things consciously, unconsciously and mapping out the same lines and circles that intersect repeatedly in the same places. Over and over again like moths […]

Bring Back Our Girls Now!

Dear Active Citizen, Yesterday, April 14th marked the 8th anniversary of the abduction of the 276 #ChibokGirls. While 167 of the #ChibokGirls have either escaped, been released or found, 109 #ChibokGirls are still missing. This is a painful milestone but we shall continue to demand the release of the remaining #ChibokGirls, Leah Sharibu and other […]


[By ‘Yemi Adamolekun] “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu (South African Cleric, Anti-Apartheid Advocate & Nobel Laureate)   On April 1, 2022, Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC), a company 100% owned by the Lagos State Government (LASG) since 2014, resumed tolling on […]


Dear Active Citizen, We have started a petition to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to halt his decision to commence toll collection from  Saturday, April 16, 2022, and to make public the White Paper on the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the implementation plan for the recommendations. Moving on with business as […]

One Last Chance!

Dear Active Citizen, Yesterday, we hosted our 12th year anniversary symposium titled ‘On Debates & Democracy’ at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. The hybrid event featured a media panel and a debate panel that had in attendance the ‘most debated ‘ Nigerian politician of our time, Babatunde Raji Fashola.

The Brazen Legalisation of Gender Inequality in Nigeria

[By Bukky Shonibare]   March 1, 2022 was a sad day for Nigerian women. Despite extensive lobbying, consultations, negotiations, and advocacy, the 9th National Assembly (NASS) joined previous ones to legitimise the discrimination of women in Nigeria. It is particularly worrisome that this happened on the first day of International Women’s Month, and on the […]