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1 Sep 2021
Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, yesterday, declared that a perfect electoral law won’t guarantee free and fair elections if other components of the country’s electioneering process remain flawed.
22 Jun 2021
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) have strategised to prevent human rights violations in the North East.
18 May 2021
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has appealed to the human rights community to mount on Boko Haram the equal measure of pressure it puts on government forces dealing with terrorism...
19 Jan 2021
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, we’ll be launching the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ). Two things we want to do with the foundation: Help people have access to social justice...
15 Dec 2020
Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has hailed the landmark ruling of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which declared that vagrancy laws are inconsistent and inconsonant with the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights....
30 Nov 2019
Several concerned stakeholders, Network on Police Reform In Nigeria (NOPRIN), OSIWA and Project Alert have noted with despair the continuous assault, rape, molestation and unwarranted arrests of women by law enforcement officials, calling government at all levels to urgently look into the situation.
15 Aug 2019
Stakeholders have urged the Federal Government to extend the anti-corruption fight to states and local government areas to ensure that its impact is felt at all levels of the polity.
25 Sep 2018
Different governments across the world have introduced initiatives aimed at beating the menace of drug abuse. But the problem seems intractable, resulting in health and social ills...
12 Aug 2018
To win the fight against sexual and gender based violence, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), in collaboration with Partnership for Justice has charged families, communities and the society, to unite against the social ill. Speaking at Partner’s Breakfast Meeting in Ikeja, Lagos, Managing Partner, Partnership for Justice, Itoro Eze-Anaba, said stakeholders in communities…
22 Apr 2018
The Board Chairperson of Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Ms. Ayisha Osori, yesterday, advised Nigerian youths to use their population and Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to make changes in electoral processes and system of governance in 2019, as negative reactions continued to trail the comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerian youths are lazy.…
26 Mar 2018
Miners have urged the Federal Government to review the conditions for obtaining the N5billion loan proposed for the sector’s development.

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The former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has debunked rumours of his involvement in a political deal with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Oladipupo Adebutu.