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The Pulitzers 2017: Premium Times get a slice, New York Times honored thrice

The Oscars (cringe!) of journalism held on Monday, the 10th of April and there was some cheer for one of Nigeria’s leading investigative journalism platforms, Premium Times. The work by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a network of International media companies including Premium Times, on the ‘Panama Papers’ was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize. […]

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Politics and Policy

What Seun Onigbinde said to Chatham House – and to Buhari

Image: Chatham House (@AfricaProg) Seun Onigbinde, the Lead partner at the leading civic technology platform, BudgIT, was the latest Nigerian to speak at the acclaimed think tank, Chatham House. Speaking on “Accountability through Innovation: How Transparency can strengthen governance”, Mr Onigbinde addressed issues bordering on corruption and the challenges faced in driving transparency in Nigeria. […]

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What does Twitter’s ‘hot water’ financial condition mean for Nigeria?

Twitter’s reports for Q4 of 2016 have been among top discussions in international tech finance circles. The social media network fell short of the earnings mark expected by industry observers, by as much as 5%. Free flowing real-time feed means it is the go-to hub for politics, advocacy and loads of trolling, but it has […]

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Politics and Policy

Transparency, Mr Minister, is not a privilege in a democracy, it is a right.

“Honesty and Transparency make you vulnerable, be honest and transparent anyway” Mother Teresa I am totally for respecting the enormity of the task of public officials. Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has had to defend himself from the accusation that he is a serial liar. The way his voice sounds, you feel like rubbing […]