#JUNE12PROTEST: The Nigerian Government and its Security Services must play by the rules

Nigerians from across the country have widely publicised a peaceful #June12Protest to register their displeasure at the way the country has been governed. By this statement, the Civil Society Consortium on Civic Space wishes to remind the Nigerian Government and its security services that every citizen has a constitutionally guaranteed right to protest. Making this known in a…

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PRESS RELEASE ON SUSPENSION OF TWITTER IN NIGERIA

The Civil Society Consortium on Civic Space received with consternation the news of the decision of the regime of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Twitter in Nigeria. Over the years, Twitter has become one of the drivers of freedom of expression, speech and Assembly not just in Nigeria but all over the world. It is…

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THE BIRTH OF CIVIL SOCIETY CONSORTIUM ON CIVIC SPACE.

Tap initiative For Citizens Development and Heinrich Boll Stiftung hosted a meeting of civil society actors, religious leaders, traditional rulers, litigation lawyers, gender and sexual reproductive rights activists, scholars, youth groups, people living with disabilities, media organizations, media practitioners and community-based organizations. The organizations came together to form a consortium in response to the continuous…

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FCT Primary Healthcare Board Seeks Partnership with Tap Nitiaitve on Basic Healthcare Provision Funds

  “the Board welcomes you (Tap Nitiative) to carry out research on the 62 facilitates that were given funds within the FCT. We will support you, we will partner with you because we strongly believe in accountability, transparency and good governance” – Dr. Ndaeyo Iwot On the 15th of October 2020, Tap Nitiative and Dataphyte held…

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CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE NATION & FG’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Today, we, the Civil Society Alliance Against COVID-19 (CSAA COVID-19) received with shock the news that a number of politicians have been recklessly ignoring measures for isolation of travellers returning from overseas. Most notably, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, and the Governor of Bauchi State, have tested positive for Covid-19. We are also…

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REPORT: Colloquium on Shrinking Media and Civic Space in Nigeria On 7th November 2019

BACKGROUND Even though the attention of the world was on the role of the media in elections and democracy on this year’s World Press Freedom Day in May, the shadow of last year’s murderous attacks on free speech and journalists still loom large. Will this be the new normal? In July, The Economist, quoting a…

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Tweetmeet with EFCC

We had another Tweetmeet with EFCC! On the 23rd of May 2019, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) participated in a Q&A session on our Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Accountability themed TweetMeet. This was an opportunity for the EFCC to shed more light to the Nigerian citizens on the commission’s continuous fight against anti-corruption…

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