Fighting for Deprived and Abandoned Communities in Africa

Hamzat Lawal October 16, 2019 0

“The world is debating local solutions to global problems using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063 as benchmarks for accelerating inclusive development.” ~...

CODE Annual Report 2017

Hamzat Lawal March 1, 2018 0

Follow The Money 2017 Impact Stories in Rural Communities Download the report here CODE Annual Report 2017

Email Productivity Hack – How to Create an Email Group on Google Business Email

Hamzat Lawal February 27, 2018 0

As organization grow, we seems to get some things out of place unintentionally; one of which is an email. As someone who send email a lot, I realised, sometimes when I want to send an email...

CODE, Dotun’s Exit and Next-Generation Leaders

Hamzat Lawal February 19, 2018 0

Not long ago, my friend and co-founder at Connected Development (CODE), Oludotun Babayemi, exited from the Executive Management of CODE and moved to a non-executive role as member of the Board of...


Hamzat Lawal October 13, 2017 1

I am not very certain that, Clive Humby, when he boldly declared in 2006 that “Data is the new oil” fully grasped the extent to which this statement will become true a decade down the line. Let us...

Essentialism of Community in Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria

Hamzat Lawal September 11, 2017 0

Today is exactly nine months since we have been experimenting the iFollowTheMoney community and this is a perfect time to write about this community;  what led the Follow the Money Team to the...

The Nigerian Youth SDGs Forum, Abuja.

Hamzat Lawal September 1, 2017 0

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and...

The Politics and Lessons of the Africa Open Data Conference 2017

Hamzat Lawal August 3, 2017 0

The Africa Open Data Conference which came up last week (17th to 21st of July) was here and gone, but to me, the conference was overrated. Aside from the fact that the conference was loosely...

The Mindset 2.0: How to Initiate Effective Advocacy Campaigns

Hamzat Lawal July 12, 2017 0

SACE is a governance project funded by USAID to support civil society to advocate for reforms that improve transparency and accountability and increase inclusive governance in Nigeria. It was...

Why We Must Embrace the HeForShe Culture – Olusegun Olagunju

Hamzat Lawal June 16, 2017 0

L-R Hamzat Bala Lawal, Senator Jummai Alhassan Ever imagined the world where there wouldn’t be differences within the gender grouping? Ever wished your female children are accorded same respect...