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WORLD HEALTH DAY: LET’S TALK DEPRESSION, LET’S TALK HEALTH IN NAIJA

Hamzat Lawal April 7, 2017 0

Every year since 1950, the world has celebrated April 7th as World Health Day. So, in essence, we have had over sixty decades of this celebration. The question I ask myself however is “has this...

EARTH HOUR 2017: MY FIRST EXPERIENCE AT A CLIMATE EVENT

Hamzat Lawal March 29, 2017 0

Over the last two decades, the issue of climate change and the need for individuals and countries to become more environmental conscious has become a recurring topic with plenty of activities and...

MEETING WITH DR. IBRAHIM KANA (SOMLPforR PROGRAM MANAGER) AND OTHER SOMLPforR TEAM MEMBERS

Ijeoma March 29, 2017 0

The saving one million lives Initiative was launched in October 2012, in response to the poor health outcomes in the country especially for mothers and children. Thus,the program is intended to...

FOI ACT IN NIGERIA: WORKING OR NOT?

Hamzat Lawal March 27, 2017 1

Until recently, I really had no idea there was an act called the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act talk much less of knowing what it was all about.This, I am pretty sure is also the reality for...

Beyond Amnesty International Reports: Civil – Military Relationship in Nigeria

Hamzat Lawal March 20, 2017 0

While some are debating about Big Brother Naija(BBN), Amnesty International (AI) published a bashing human right report on the Nigerian Military, I think these are more pressing issues that tell...

CELEBRATING WOMEN ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

Steffia Imoesi March 14, 2017 0

International Women’s day , March 8 is a day set aside to celebrate social, political, cultural,and economical achievement for women around the world. The theme for this year is women in the...

Constituency Project to #FurnishTongo Dilemma: How a House of Assembly member tried Stopping Follow The Money

Hamzat Lawal March 9, 2017 0

“the coming of Follow the Money is more important to the community than sending Hon Yaya Bauchi to the Federal house of Assembly”. Community Town Hall meetings are a veritable forum the largest...

Dare to be Bold for Change!

Ijeoma March 8, 2017 0

March 8 steadily marks International Women’s Day, which is commemorated globally year after year. While the original focus of the celebration was a movement towards gender equality and women’s...

Towards Building a Community of Active Citizens in Nigeria

Hamzat Lawal March 2, 2017 0

On 16th of February, YIAGA brought together youths from all the states in Nigeria and trained them on community organising which was aimed at building a community of active citizens who will take...

WE SHOULD ALL BE ACTIVISTS…PART 2

Hamzat Lawal March 1, 2017 0

I remember the first time i heard the word ACTIVISM- before i got admitted into the university and there was always some news on the television about one form of student activism or the other-...