It’s About Time: The Start of Inclusion of People Living with Disabilities

It’s About Time: The Start of Inclusion of People Living with Disabilities

On the 23rd of January 2019, there was a prayer meeting held by People Living with disabilities at the unity fountain of Abuja. About 50 people gathered to pray for assent on a bill that in their belief would lead to good radical changes in their lives. A bill that promises better inclusion and organisation, for a populous demographic (about 10.5%) in Nigeria to be a part of their country and its development, a bill that looks like the right call for a government that wishes to enhance the lives of its citizens. That the proponents of this bill had to resort to such desperate measures shows how much these class of citizens have been so far neglected.

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Human Cost of Corruption

Human Cost of Corruption

Once upon a time in Nigeria, education was free, health care services were easily accessed, the agricultural sector thrived immensely and the happiness and comfortability of the citizens mattered greatly to the government. it was an era that ended somewhere around the millennium. A story the present generation listens to with awe and wonder asking, “will there ever be a time like this again?

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World Anti-Corruption Day

World Anti-Corruption Day

December 9, has been set aside by the United Nations, to bring our attention to an issue I believe is always on the mind of Nigerians, and that is Anti-Corruption. The Cankerworm to any sort of definitive progress, even the UN had admitted that it would be the greatest challenge to the implementation of its Sustainable Development goals as seen in UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres’ statement: Read More

Journalism’s Silent Battle

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism is set to premiere a documentary titled ‘Journalism’s Silent Battle’ to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The short documentary is an exposition on the state of press freedom in the country at present and highlights victims’ experiences, assessment of efforts by professional bodies and CSO’s to advance press freedom in the country and emphasizes strategies to advance the struggle for complete freedom of the press. Read More

International Day of The Girl Child

International Day of The Girl Child

The International Day of the girl child falls every year on the 11th of October and the 2018 theme is “With Her: A Skilled Workforce”. According to the United Nations, this year like the previous six years marks the commencement of a year of work that will be done by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to bring awareness, advocate for and invest in challenges and opportunities imperative for girls to achieve the skills they need for their employability. Read More

VACANCY: Media Narratives on Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in Nigeria – Media Monitoring Expert

VACANCY: Media Narratives on Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in Nigeria – Media Monitoring Expert

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Project Background

Media Narratives on Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in Nigeria is a joint project of Free Press Unlimited with The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (henceforth PTCIJ). The project aims to contribute to a more, professional, unbiased media that function as a change catalyst in Nigerian society through the following activities – media monitoring, training of journalists on conflict-sensitive reporting and workshops with the security sector.

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