Special Reports/ Interviews

The poor lost landownership and control in FCT-Abuja

The poor lost landownership and control in FCT-Abuja

The poor farmers that spoke to MAWA-Foundation at the FO1 area of Kubwa in Bwari Area Council of FCT, in different narratives, gave accounts of how their lands located around the Military Pension Board along Daughters of Charity Hospital were taking over without any form of compensation. They gave accounts of how they lost ownership …

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MAWA Foundation wins MEEDAN Check Global Independent Media Response Fund

MAWA Foundation wins MEEDAN Check Global Independent Media Response Fund

The Media Advocacy West Africa (MAWA-Foundation) is happy to win Meedan Check Global Independent Media Response Fund. It is a new climate misinformation fund, an initiative designed to respond to the hyperlocal needs of communities and media practitioners in North-Africa Western-Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Asia-Pacific region. In the new …

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Benue suspect detained by police since 2019 dies in custody

Benue suspect detained by police since 2019 dies in custody

Mr. Benard Ogbu, a Benue State businessman has died in police custody after being detained for about four years, Nigeria Observatory for Human Rights (NOHR) has disclosed. The NOHR had earlier reported how Mr. Ogbu was arrested by a team of policemen from the defunct Special Armed Robbery Squad(SARS). The police officers invaded the deceased residence in …

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MAWA Foundation begins Nigeria Land Value Taxation (NILAVAT-Project)

MAWA Foundation begins Nigeria Land Value Taxation (NILAVAT-Project)

As Abuja Nigeria’s capital city is growing at about 13% rate, the city is struggling to provide basic infrastructure and services for its inhabitants, and that leads to escalating inequalities. A vast number of the population, lack access to housing, healthcare, education, electricity, transportation, water, sanitation, etc. And, as urbanization is rapidly taking place in …

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NASENI Commences Youth Empowerment Training in Cross River

NASENI Commences Youth Empowerment Training in Cross River

A Nigerian agency, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has commenced training of 100 youth in the modern methods of Electrical Installation and Maintenance. The five days training that is taking place at the Construction and Fabrication Academy of West Africa Building in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, began on Monday …

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NASENI vocational scheme, Ibadan insight story

A Nigerian agency, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has trained 100 plumbers at Ibadan in modern methods of plumbing and empowered them with equipment. The training that took place at the Carlton Gate Xclusive Hotel in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, brought together plumbers selected from Ibadan North Federal constituency. Beneficiaries …

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NASENI Beneficiary speaks urges govt to sustain initiative

Mr. Abimbola Mubarak, a beneficiary of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) training for plumbers, has said that vocational training is the only way to address unemployment. The five days training that is taking place at the Carlton Gate Xclusive Hotel in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo state commenced on Monday …

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MAWA-Foundation receives IU Grant

MAWA-Foundation receives IU Grant

The Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA-Foundation) is happy to receive the International Union for Land Value Taxation Grant. In the new grant, the International Union for Land Value Taxation supports MAWA-Foundation to undertake the Nigeria Land Value Taxation Project (NILAVAT-Project). An initiative targeted at educating government officials and stakeholders to accept and adopt Land …

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NASENI training best approach to addressing youth unemployment – Participant

Mr. Azeez Abidoye, a participant of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) training of 100 youth in the modern methods of plumbing and its application, selected from Ibadan North Central Constituency has said that the training is the best approach to addressing poverty and unemployment in Nigeria. The five days training that …

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