26 years after a trial that was widely criticised by human rights organisations all over the world and an extrajudicial execution that caused international outrage, the demands advocated by the Ogoni 9 have not been met.

After an extensive assessment of Ogoniland, UNEP discovered severe environmental damage as a result of over 50 years of oil exploration.
Gas flaring, oil spillage and discharge of toxic waste made the land bad for agriculture and human inhabitation while the water was found to be contaminated with hydrocarbon and benzene at a carcinogenic level.

UNEP recommended that inhabitants of Ogoni land stop using water from all their traditional sources, while the Nigerian government immediately commences a clean-up of the land in order to rehabilitate it. An exercise that was estimated to last up to thirty years. The Nigerian government publicly states that it intends to restart oil extraction in the same area being cleaned up barely 3 years after the commencement of the Ogoni clean up project as against the 30 years recommended by UNEP. The President also stated publicly that he intends to grant “pardon’’ to the Ogoni 9.

The Nigerian government ought to extensively clean up its Oil producing regions and make it more inhabitable for members of such communities. Instead of proposing “pardon” for the Ogoni 9 as if to say that activism is a crime punishable by death, the Nigerian government ought to outrightly condemn the extra judicial killing of the Ogoni 9, recognise the abuse of judicial process that took place at that time and exonerate the Ogoni 9.

#Ogoni9
#activisimisnotacrime
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Muazu Alhaji Modu is a social accountability advocate and community organizer who has worked for over 6 years in civic leadership and non-profit. He is a founder and Chief Executive at Spotlight for Transparency and Accountability Initiative (ST&A), a non-governmental organization focusing on empowering rural communities with access to information and platform to demand for accountability and transparency in government expenditure on social services and strengthen democratic governance. 

Muazu is driven by massive infrastructural deficit and decay in healthcare, education WASH at grassroots communities that result from inadequate access to basic education,  primary healthcare service and access to a clean and affordable water supply to develop a new social accountability model Citizen-led tracking that uses SDG 16: peace, justice and stronger institution for the advancement and actualization of SDG 3: good health and well-being, SDG 4: quality education and SDG 6: clean water and sanitation. Muazu over years before starting ST&A worked and volunteered with various national and international organizations in various capacities on social accountability, good governance, gender and social inclusion, climate action and youth engagement.

His work in rural communities has drawn international attention and recognition most notable achievements include: 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship, 2020 top 20 best innovation on Democracy and Governance in Africa by 2020 African Union Commission, 30 Most Inspiring digital Innovation on SDGs around the world by The Spindle in Netherlands and University of Georgia's African Civic Engagement Academy fellowship. Muazu through ST&A and Citizen-Led tracking has directly impacted over 700,000 lives in 56 rural communities in Northeast Nigeria.

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The Nigerian civic space is shrinking as a result of repressive leadership.
Nigerians need to speak up and protect the civic space against the wind of citizens censorship that is blowing across Africa.

We will not be silenced nor censored!

#SaveOurCivicSpace
#CitizenPower
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Citizen censorship and internet shutdown is becoming a trend in Africa used by repressive governments.

We will not be silenced nor censored!

#SaveOurCivicSpace
#CitizenPower
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We will not be silenced nor censored!

#SaveOurCivicSpace
#CitizenPower
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At the crux of the #EndSARS protests is a simple cry for DIGNITY. The right to live without oppression in their own country. A right to fair hearing. A right to freedom from discrimination. A right to life!
All rights guaranteed by the country’s constitution.

#DontStopSpeaking
#WeWillNotBeSilenced
#201020
#EndSARS
#EndPoliceBrutality
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We will not be silenced nor censored!

#SaveOurCivicSpace
#CitizenPower
#GlobalRights
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We will not be silenced nor censored!

#SaveOurCivicSpace
#CitizenPower
#GlobalRights
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Born Oluwaloni Olamide Giwa, she is a Nigerian-American health manager and founder of LifeBank (formerly One Percent Project), a business enterprise in Nigeria working to improve access to blood transfusions in the country.

In May 2012, Temi founded the "One Percent Blood Donation Enlightenment Foundation" (now LifeBank) with the aim of ending blood shortage, educating people on the importance of blood donation, myths and apathy of people on blood donations and to increase an efficient distribution network of blood in blood banks in Nigeria.

Since 2016, the LifeBank has transported over 20,000 units of blood and essential medical products to patients in need in Nigeria. Lifebank Nigeria also provided corona virus drive-through mobile test centres in Lagos State and Oyo State, Nigeria.

In 2014, Temie was listed as one of the BBC 100 women. She was the third Nigerian on the list and also the youngest on the list.

Temie has also been listed in the annual Quartz African Innovators list of Africa and awarded the #JackMa African Business Hero Award recently.

Temie is an impeccable example of who the #WanaSamboWoman is!

#NigeriansMakingaDifference
#GlobalRights
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One of Nigeria’s finest investigative Journalists and founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ). Fisayo Soyombo believes that journalism is not just a profession but a calling. To him, journalism is a vital instrument for enhancing and propagating democracy, and serving humanity, particularly the downtrodden.
It is no wonder that he became the first Nigerian journalist to travel the remote villages of Plateau State in order to investigate and report the brutality of years of ethnocentric killings in the state. 

He is best known, among other things, for being the undercover journalist who spent five days in a police cell as a suspect and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, after which the authorities contemplated arresting him. He was also the journalist who drove the equivalent of a stolen vehicle from Abuja to Lagos, passing through a whopping 86 checkpoints in a journey of over 1,600km that lasted a cumulative 28hours 17minutes.

Soyombo, a former Editor of TheCable, former Editor of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and the immediate past Managing Editor of SaharaReporters has won multiple awards including; finalist, Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism; winner, Maritime Economy category, African Media Initiative awards; winner, overall prize, Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting; winner, Hans Verploeg Newcomer of the Year category, Free Press Awards, Netherlands; and winner, Journalist of the Year (Business and Economy Reporting), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Journalism Excellence Awards.

Soyombo has also written for TAZ, Journal Du Dimanche, the Daily Mail UK and Africa.

#NigeriansMakingaDifference
#GlobalRights
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An experienced Broadcaster, Compère and Writer. Seyi Bolaji is listed as a Top 30 under 30 Changemaker Awardee (2021). 

She is the Founder of Project EAC, Educate a Child Campaign, a movement in Nigeria providing less privileged children the necessary support and motivation they need to stay in school as well as access to better education and opportunities to develop their talents and skills. With this, she has been able to reach over 4000 children in Northern Nigeria with educational materials.

Seyi is also the Founder of Creative Teens' Corner, a platform for Teenagers all around the world where she trains them on Creative Writing, Public Speaking and Spoken Word as well as expose them to opportunities and chances to improve their skills and talents.

For a better part of her life, Seyi has been deeply concerned with  issues that fall under the spectrum of Social Injustices, Illiteracy, Early Marriage, Girl Child Education. This has propelled her into a number of projects, initiatives and organizations. 

She currently works with Stand With a Girl (SWAG) Initiative as a Communications Strategist promoting a safe and supportive environment for the social, economic, academic and healthy development of girls in Nigeria through empowerment.

#YoungNigeriansMakingaDifference
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A child rights & inclusion champion, MSK is the founder of the Almajiri Child Rights Initiative (ACRI), a support and accountability nonprofit that amplifies the call for education and social inclusion for West Africa’s most at-risk children. ACRI uses a child-rights centered approach to develop and deliver direct support programs for vulnerable out-of-school children in northern Nigeria and raises awareness among policymakers at all levels of governance to bring attention to this issue.

His passion in impacting the lives of vulnerable children has earned him several recognitions. In 2019, Mohammed received the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Awards as one of three finalists in the includer category, which recognizes extraordinary efforts to ensure that no one is left behind in a country’s sustainable development, a core principle of the 2030 Agenda.

He is a LEAP African Fellow and a trained microbiologist with a bachelor's degree from Ahmadu Bello University and a master’s degree in development studies from the Nigerian Defense Academy.
Mohammed Sabo Keana, is among the fourth cohort of Obama Scholars, two groups of 12 emerging leaders from around the world currently studying at Columbia University for the 2021-2022 academic year.

#YoungNigeriansMakingaDifference
#GlobalRights
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Happy Birthday @kunleajagbe from all of us at Global Rights. We celebrate you sir🎉 ...

Happy Birthday @maamalix from all of us at Global Rights.

Live long and prosper.
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Today is a day for sober reflection of the positives and negatives of the past year. What could we have done better as a nation? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?...

Let's hear your thoughts

#happyindependenceday
#october1st
#nigeriaat61
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Global Rights and Environmental Justice Foundation calls on UN member states to develop an international agreement to clarify the rights of climate refugees and ensure their protection.

This is fundamental to ensuring #ClimateJustice. #RecogniseClimateRefugees https://act.ejfoundation.org/recogniseclimaterefugees
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As the #ClimateCrisis intensifies, millions of people are being forced from their homes by the changing climate. Often, they are among those who did least to cause this crisis.

Global Rights in partnership with Environmental Justice Foundation (@ejfoundation) vehemently propose that it's time to #RecogniseClimateRefugees. Find out more: https://act.ejfoundation.org/recogniseclimaterefugees
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The theme of the World Peace day for 2021 is: "Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world".

"There's no excuse for not making a more equitable environment." - Kathleen Kennedy

#PeaceDay
#InternationalDayOfPeace
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