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18 Sep
A civil society organisation, Accountability Lab Nigeria has called on the federal government to work with the National Assembly to ensure the passage of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill, saying it is pertinent for the nation’s progress.
22 Jun 2021
Nigeria’s recent clampdown on Twitter operations is causing concerns over the country’s commitment to the protection of human rights offline and online. These concerns on Nigeria’s quest to regulate Twitter and other social media platforms are hinged on citizens’ rights to freedom of expression as guaranteed in section 39 of the Nigerian constitution. Twitter’s deletion…
2 Jul 2020
When the first news of novel coronavirus COVID-19 broke in Wuhan China, it was not expected to spread across borders and lead to weeks of lockdown in over 180 countries across the globe. As of June 29, the virus has infected more than 10 million and killed at least 502,000 across the globe. Nigeria’s President…
21 Aug 2019
N48 million is a decent sum, in any currency. That was the price tag for NigeriaAir.ng, as stated by a business-savvy Nigerian who registered the domain name on July 18, 2018, a day after the national airline was unveiled.
17 Apr 2019
It was a cold evening in Johannesburg. A few colleagues decided to go for dinner at a restaurant hosting a live band and a short talk. A short talk, before great food and amazing music, could hurt no one, we assumed. By the time we got to the restaurant, the short talk was on, so…
20 Mar 2019
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari declined to assent to the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill and four other bills forwarded by the National Assembly. On Wednesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki read five letters from President Buhari to members of the Senate on his decision to decline assent to Nigerian Film Commission bill, Immigration Amendment bill, Climate…
20 Feb 2019
When the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill (HB490) was transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari on February 4, many Nigerians heaved a sigh of relief. The digital rights advocacy...
8 Feb 2019
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into law, as it would remain a good legacy of his administration.

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has faulted the operation of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on the conduct of the 2022 Hajj exercise.
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As the world commemorates the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, Project Enable Africa has announced the nominees for the 2022 Disability Inclusion and Leadership (DIAL) Awards. Project Enable Africa is an initiative of Stanforte Edge Ltd/Gte that promotes the rights, empowerment and social inclusion of persons with disabilities in Nigeria with…
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