Towards Inclusive Human Settlements in Lagos State

Discussions about demolitions and forced displacements are usually contentious, especially when unlikely allies come together to have a dialogue on how to tackle this common problem. SPACES FOR CHANGE’s | S4C’s July 26, 2017 multi-stakeholder dialogue between slumdwellers and urban policymakers in Lagos State marked the turn of the tide. The one-day dialogue, ‘‘Towards Inclusive Human Settlements in Lagos State’’,…

PART B | Closing Spaces for Civic Engagement and Civil Society in Nigeria

The report, Closing Spaces for Civic Engagement and Civil Society in Nigeria, generates a database of closing spaces across Nigeria, presenting the evidence of restrictions on citizens and civil society operations, perpetrated under the guise of ‘national interest’, ‘national security’ and ‘other money laundering and terrorism financing considerations. Download the report here: 

NGO BILL 2016: Do you think Nigeria needs this law?

The Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Commission for the Supervision, Coordination and Monitoring of Non-Governmental Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, Etc., in Nigeria and for Related Matters–popularly called the NGO Bill–sponsored by Honourable Umar Buba Jibril, has passed second reading at the lower house of the Nigerian parliament.…

We Have Moved

To accommodate our growing staff strength, serve our target audiences better, and effectively respond to the needs of our increasing number of client communities, we have just moved into a bigger office space equipped with the latest technological and programming facilities, instilling anew sense of energy into our team.  With more than double the space…

Herdsmen, Land Use and the Human Rights Question

Fulani herdsmen, herdsmen, hoodlums, intruders from Chad and neighbouring countries, or whatever appellation ascribed to their murderous activities, these names emit fumes of terror, anguish and fear. The fear they evoke is well founded. What started out as recurrent violent clashes between nomadic herdsmen and their host farming communities in Kaduna, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Adamawa,…

The Social Media Bill is Inoperable – S4C

Senator Bala Ibn Naallah introduced the Frivolous Petitions (Prohibition etc) Bill, 2015 in December, 2015.  The bill, titled, “An act to prohibit frivolous petitions; and other matters connected therewith,” is widely perceived as a smokescreen to regulate expression especially on the social electronic media (or social media), which led to its christening as the “Social…