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
#GlobalRights
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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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We are pleased to invite you to the National Business and Human Rights Roundtable 2021.

The National Business and Human Rights Roundtable brings together businesses and civil society actors with a commitment to increase an awareness of the nexus between business and human rights in Nigeria and to promote sustainability standards for Nigeria’s extractive industry among others.

With the theme : “Insecurity In Nigeria and the Shrinking Civic Space - A case for Incentivizing Business Support for Civic Freedom and Human Rights”, we are pleased to invite you to learn and share with us on this vital issue.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Time: 9.00AM

Link to join: https://bit.ly/2XIeo7R

For more information, kindly contact the secretariat on 07080846460

We look forward to hosting you.
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Systematic legislation like the Anti-social media & the NGO bill etc. Were created to attack the civic space and citizens liberties. A lot of advocacy was created to stop the passage of those bills. The Companies & Allied Matters Act 2020, guides the Nigerian business sector.
Part F of the Companies & Allied Matters Act is repressive and allows unnecessary control of the internal affairs of an NGO, therefore, there are acts that NGOs has to comply with.
We are hosting the fourth regional regulatory compliance training for NGOs, where we dive into the issues on the shrinking civic space.

#ShrinkingCivicSpace
#RegulatoryCompliance
#SecurityAndHumanRights
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Women in Mining Host Communities must be empowered to actively participate in the promotion of Mining Host Communities rights - Kassoum Coulibaly

#ResponsibleMining
#ProtectMiningHostCommunitiesRights
#GlobalRights
#BusinessAndHumanRights
#MiningIndaba
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Day 2 The first West African Mining Host Communities Indaba.

Aderomola Adeola speaks on the implementation of the FPIC in Nigeria.

#ResponsibleMining
#ProtectMiningHostCommunitiesRights
#GlobalRights
#BusinessAndHumanRights
#MiningIndaba
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Day 2 West African regional Indaba.

When computing compensation for damages to cash crops, Extractive companies must consider the prevailing market value of these crops - Mrs. Hanna
Owusu Koranteng

#ResponsibleMining
#ProtectMiningHostCommunitiesRights
#GlobalRights
#BusinessAndHumanRights
#MiningIndaba
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