Category: blogs

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 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...

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...

New Health Insurance regimes in Nigerian states: Will signing state health insurance laws lead to better health for Nigerian citizens?

Hamzat Lawal June 13, 2017 0

The idea of a National Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria was first attempted in 1962 under the leadership of the then Minister of Health, Dr M.A Majekodunmi. In the last four decades, the fight...

The Community, The Change and the Changemakers

Hamzat Lawal June 12, 2017 0

Having successfully supervising more than 10 campaigns in more than 10 communities with more than 7 community reporters, I can boastfully say I have moved to become a follow the money evangelist....

Maiduguri Hosted the Biggest Community Meetup for Follow the Money Enthusiasts as Hope Gets Higher in North East Region

Hamzat Lawal June 2, 2017 0

Open Data Party has come and gone but the feedback we received from the event which took place in Kano in November 2016 live with us as an organisation. From the event, it was found out that our...

Building the Next Generation of Follow the Money Enthusiasts in Nigeria Through the Tertiary Institutions

Hamzat Lawal May 1, 2017 0

The follow the Money team was given 20min slot to speak about what we do in two events at the University of Ilorin. The first event was co-organized by the Canvassity Pan African Youth Democracy...

Broadening Impacts through Strategic Accountability Approaches

Chambers Umezulike April 28, 2017 0

On the 11th of April 2017, the boardroom of MacArthur Foundation Nigeria was filled with several civil society actors on accountability, transparency and civic engagement. In attendance were...

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...