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27 Jan 2021
In the wake of series of attempts by some African leaders to subvert the civil and digital rights of their citizens, Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise working to advance digital rights and inclusion in Africa, has released a short film entitled, Training Day, as a vehicle to seed major take-outs from it’s 2019 Digital Rights…
8 May 2019
From April 23 – 25, 2019, Lagos played host to the 7th edition of its Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (formerly Internet Freedom Forum) with over 200 delegates from across Africa and the world participating. Organised by Paradigm Initiative, the Forum featured 21 sessions over 2 days hosted by organizations including Article 19, Alliance for Affordable Internet…
24 Apr 2019
Delegates from 32 countries Wednesday began the seventh edition Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) organised by Paradigm Initiative in Lagos. The conference which takes place from April 23 to April 25, 2019, at Radisson Blu Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, will deliberate on issues confronting the digital space in Africa. The delegates comprises of stakeholders…
10 Oct 2018
Digital Rights’ is fast becoming a global buzz phrase. Many are either presenting it or regarding it as a nouveau concept. What may, however, not be understood is that the concept of digital rights is not too far from the pre-existing and traditional concept of human rights - a concept as old as mankind. It,…
19 Apr 2018
As a sort of New Year gift to the online media community, Nigerian security agents arrested Tim and Daniel Elombah, the publisher and editor of, for allegedly publishing a content the police hierarchy considered offensive. That would not be the first time a journalist or publisher would be arrested for publishing content online in…


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The Federal Government has cautioned the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over disobeying the order of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) to call off its ongoing strike.
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The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions is investigating the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) for allegedly re-allocating Atala Marginal Oil Field (OML 46) in Bayelsa to another firm.
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Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested two suspected cultists in the state and recovered firearm from them. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. He said that the suspected cultists were arrested on Sept. 23 at about 6.30…
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Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo has warned Officers and Ratings under his watch to stay away from partisan politics and desist from unprofessional conduct that damaged the image of the Nigerian Navy during the 2023 elections.
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As part of the build-up towards ensuring concrete security arrangements for the nation, as the 2023 General Elections approach, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the training of the first batch of Bell 412EP B1.3 Type-Training Course for Police Airwing Aircraft Maintenance Engineers comprising 17 officers, whose training is expected to improve the technical expertise of the Aircraft Maintenance Unit of the Police Airwing and prevent operational mishaps during aerial surveillance operations.