AMPLIFYING THE ROLE OF NGOS AND CIVIL SOCIETY: A CALL TO ACTION ON THE 2ND WORLD DAY FOR THE PREVENTION OF AND HEALING FROM CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, ABUSE, AND VIOLENCE

In a world that often averts its gaze from the shadows of its darkest and most heart-wrenching dilemma, the 2nd World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence emerges as a resolute beacon of hope, casting an unyielding light upon the hidden scars that plague countless children across the globe

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Press Release – Urgent Action Required to Address Critical Issues in Abuja’s Primary Healthcare System

Abuja, July 3, 2023 – A recent research conducted by Tap Nitiative for Citizens Development has shed light on the urgent need for intervention in Abuja’s primary healthcare system. The research, which encompassed 30 healthcare centers across the Federal Capital Territory, has revealed several critical issues that require immediate attention. One of the alarming findings…

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#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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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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