15 Sep 2021
Embattled microblogging platform, Twitter, has reached out to and assured Nigerians that it has not stopped engaging with the government on ways to resolve its ban in the country.
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…
17 Dec 2020
In a move to continue to protect citizens right in the digital space, Paradigm Initiative has launched a new digital tool kit - Ayeta - that provides information and resources that prepare civil society actors for when their work puts them in harm’s way. Ayeta is a Yoruba word for bulletproof. The digital tool kit…
15 Jan 2020
Paradigm Initiative has disclosed plans to launch a public complain platform for cases of violation of human rights on the internet across Nigeria. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Paradigm Initiative executive director Gbenga Sesan said cases of human rights violation on the internet were rising at an alarming rate and need to be…
14 Nov 2018
Many African governments have policies that enforce privacy violations, infringements to freedom of expression, access restrictions and hurt other digital rights, a report has revealed.
5 Sep 2018
Nigeria stands on the cusp of great progress in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, owing to diverse efforts by mostly youth-led entrepreneurs and collaborations. In recent years, policymakers and economic experts alike have come to appreciate this reality, looking beyond an annual budget built around oil barrels to better measure the country’s diverse…
8 Jun 2018
Migration from Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to six (IPv6) appears lukewarm in Nigeria, according to experts.
30 Apr 2018
For three days, digital rights experts and stakeholders assessed the state of internet freedom in Africa. This was the recently concluded 6th Internet Freedom Forum organised by Paradigm Initiative at NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, between April 24 and 26, 2018. The experts, who came from countries across Africa and the world, gathered in Abuja to…
28 Dec 2016
Femi Taiwo is a young Nigerian in technology who also takes charge of things. His company INITS built the software that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) uses to run Nigerian elections.
6 Sep 2016
It set the mood for a scintillating discourse on the theme of the event, which is ‘The state of the Nigerian nation: Redefining our values,’ anchored by Chief Arthur Mbanefo, with Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr and Mr. Gbenga Sesan as speakers.