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Apply for Obama Foundation Fellowship and Get the Opportunity to Change the World

Obama Foundation Fellowship, an initiative of the immediate past president of the Unites States, seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.  The Obama Foundation Fellows will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, and ...

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What Does It Really Mean to Support a Political Party in Nigeria?

What does it mean to belong to a political party in Nigeria?

There are many political parties in Nigeria, they spring up like green onions in a vegetable garden. Some evolved from older parties, while some are formed afresh. However, no matter how numerous they are per election cycle, there are never more than two or three main stalks. Their history is a splintered one and can be told from several perspectives. ...

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Ayisha Osori: How Ordinary Nigerians Can Change the Game of Politics [#CitizensHangout]

Ayisha Osori ran for House of Reps in 2015

Pep Naija on August 4 hosted Ayisha Osori, a great Nigerian lawyer and journalist, on #CitizensHangout. There, she passionately revealed many dysfunctions of Nigerian politics. Not only that, she did offer practical solutions. She ran for house of reps in 2015. Her book, ‘Love Does Not Win Elections’ mirrors her experience of Nigeria’s political scene. Called to Bar in Nigeria ...

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Ayo Sogunro: Nigerians Need a People-Constitution and Here’s How to Go about it

Ayo Sogunro is a Nigerian lawyer, writer and human righter

Ayo Sogunro, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist has further reiterated the fact that the 1999 Nigerian constitution did not meet process standards and so has to be replaced. He said this, among many other necessary reasons why Nigerians should have a people-constitution, during #CitizensHangout– a PEP NAIJA’s bi-monthly social media chat– on July 7. The 1999 Constitution did ...

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In Nigeria, You Can Now Report Cases of Bribery and Graft Using This Web Platform

Don't take that bribe. Report Yourself right away.

The anti-corruption war in Nigeria seems to be gaining more energy especially with active participation of citizens. BudgIT, a Nigeria’s civic tech organisation that is raising the standards of transparency, citizen engagement and accountability most especially in public finance, has just launched anti-corruption platform named ReportYourself. Report Yourself is a web platform developed by BudgIT to offer Nigerians an opportunity ...

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How A Group of Young People Fought Corruption to Have Electricity in Their Community

Electricity is a basic necessity of life in the 21st century. Why shouldn't you have it?

Getting an electricity line was a matter of necessity for the new residential area of 81 households in my community of Adama, Ethiopia. Unnecessary bureaucracy, withholding information and a lack of transparency are manifestations of corruption (i.e., forcing people to “pay for tea”) in getting electricity service. To say no and break the norm takes leadership and action. A group ...

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Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed Nigerians that are not metered to stop paying estimated bills and therefore report in case they are disconnected by any of the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs). This directive was contained in a statement published on the website of the agency on Wednesday. The statement reads in part; “Maximum Demand (MD) meters are ...

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Are You a Nigerian? Then You Should Know These 4 Facts About the National Flag

The first Nigerian flag designed by Taiwo Akinkunmi (Photo: Aljazeera)

The national flag of Nigeria, like those of other countries, is a symbol of sovereignty of the nation. It’s expected to be a symbol of pride for the nation and its citizens within and outside the world. However, in Nigeria, the much needed importance is yet to be fully accorded to the flag by many of the citizens. But that ...

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Hey! Ebola is Back. Here’s What We Know So Far

WHAT? There has been an outbreak of Ebola, a year after the epidermic was curtailed in West Africa. WHEN? The first case occurred on 22 April in a 45-year-old male. He was transported by taxi to hospital and was dead on arrival. The driver also fell ill and later died. A third person who cared for the first case also ...

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BudgIT & EiE Nigeria: We Will Now Ensure Lawmakers Reduce Their Allowances

BudgIT— a Nigeria’s civic tech organization, raising the standards of transparency, citizen engagement & accountability most especially in public finance– and Enough is Enough Nigeria, coalition of young Nigerians promoting good governance and citizen engagement, are two organizations that have been at the forefront of achieving an #OpenNASS. The campaign is to ensure accountability and transparency become the hallmarks of ...

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