Special Reports/ Interviews

Special Report COVID-19 exposed Nigeria's Digital inequality

Special Report: COVID-19 exposed Nigeria’s digital inequality

Digital inequality is a core reason online learning cannot succeed in Nigeria even as the country is working to adopt online learning as an alternative to attending physical classes. A move the Nigerian state said is targeted at ensuring social distancing and preventing COVID-19 spread. Interviews conducted by MAWA Foundation show that online learning in …

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Special Report: How COVID-19 Led To Mobile Money Acceptance, Boosts, Across Communities

Although the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak brought lots of economic hardship and predicament with many losing jobs and business, it brought a boost in mobile money and its acceptance in communities across Nigeria especially in Nasarawa state and Abuja communities. Mobile money operators at the Ado area of Nasarawa state have said they are making good …

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How COVID-19 Exposed Digital Inequality

Parents in Nasarawa state communities are lamenting how lack of access to the internet is affecting their children’s participation in online learning. The parents who spoke to MAWA Foundation team that visited some communities in Nasarawa state to gauge the impact of COVID-19 say their kids could not participate in the online school during the …

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Inequality a challenge to our economic liberation – Abaji women

Inequality a challenge to our economic liberation – Abaji women

Women in Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT-Abuja) have continued to lament how inequality placed on them by society is pushing them to poverty and contributing to what they described as a man-made predicament that is being sustained by culture. The women say a solution to what they term ‘unbearable inequality’ is …

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Two years after, Plateau Library remains dilapidated despite N12 million renovation allocation

The Libraries locates at the Shendam and Pankshin Local Government Areas of Plateau state have remained dilapidated despite N12 million allocation for their renovation in the 2018 budget. The Pankshin Library established in 1977 is designed to serve as a hallmark of knowledge and information at the Plateau Central District. Good as the initiative sounds, …

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How Struggle For COVID-19 Survival Leading To Child Prostitution In Nasarawa Communities

The struggle for COVID-19 survival is increasingly leading to child prostitution in New Karu, Ado, Masaka, and Aso communities of Nasarawa state. At New Karu, Grace Iyadun, a 14 years old girl while speaking to the Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA-Foundation), said she is forced into prostitution to raise money and feed her family, …

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Enugu Community Residents Recount COVID-19 Impact

Residents of the Obinagu Nike community of Enugu state have continued to recount how the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the community economy leading to huge poverty and suffering among residents. Some of the residents who spoke to the Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA – Foundation) official who visited the community …

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Rural Residents Addressing Healthcare Delivery Using Motorcycles Ambulance

As communities across West Africa engage in an endless search for healthcare service delivery, motorcycle ambulance has proven to be very imperative in helping the rural residents in addressing healthcare challenges. Most communities in West Africa are now using motorcycles to convey patients to hospitals. Most of the patients are women. In Ghana, the government …

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I Cried Because I Didn’t Have Where To Sleep – Woman Says After Govt Demolishes Her House For An Airport Project

Mrs. Ngozi Alo, a woman who was affected after the Ebonyi state government demolished her house over an Airport project at her community in Onuachi Umuezeoka, said she cried over the demolition and forceful eviction because she did not have a place to sleep. Alo said her case is more terrible because her house was …

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