Special Reports/ Interviews

MAWA Foundation, DEDASRI begin Disclose the Deal Campaign

MAWA Foundation, DEDASRI begin Disclose the Deal Campaign

The Media Advocacy West Africa (MAWA-Foundation) and Divine Era Development and Social Rights Initiative (DEDASRI) Non-Governmental Organizations with funding support from Publish What You Pay (PWYP) on Thursday the 14th day of December 2023 commenced “Disclose the Deal Campaign Nigeria Project”. Disclose The Deal is a global campaign for the comprehensive disclosure of all contracts …

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Nigeria pursues property tax for Land Value Capture

Nigeria pursues property tax for Land Value Capture

The Nigerian state says it will pursue LAND VALUE CAPTURE through property tax as a way to raise money from land dealings for infrastructural development and to solve the housing deficit. The state says it will pursue LAND VALUE CAPTURE vigorously by charging owners of completed, unoccupied houses triple ground rents. Ground Rent in Nigerian …

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Kano Communities in Darkness Over Abandoned N124. 496 Million Constituency Electrification Projects

Kano Communities in Darkness Over Abandoned N124. 496 Million Constituency Electrification Projects

By Lukman Abdulmalik No fewer than 11 communities in 3 Local Government Areas of Kano State are experiencing multiple power cuts and suffer loss of business daily due to failed constituency electrification projects. Stallion Times reporter Lukman Abdulmalik visited 3 communities in 3 LGAs to check out the real situation of the electricity power cuts. Discovery showed …

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How Home Grown Initiative is Addressing Nigeria Energy Transition

How Home Grown Initiative is Addressing Nigeria’s Energy Transition

Local transformative initiatives in Borno and Kogi states of Northeast and North-central Nigeria are addressing energy transition that is moving away from fossil fuel and addressing climate change. Phoenix Renewables Limited, led by Mr. Mustapha A. Gajibo is making a remarkable effort in the Nigeria Energy Transition targeted at phasing out fossil fuel and embracing …

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Food processing empowers Nigeria’s rural woman

Food processing empowers Nigeria’s rural women

Rural women in Nigeria are tackling poverty through the processing of Garri, a creamy-white or yellow granular flour made from fermented, gelatinized fresh cassava tubers. A popular staple food that is eaten in many homes in Nigerian and West Africa. The rural women are making money through the processing of Garir, with some of them …

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COVID-19 women development spent N1 billion on skill acquisition

COVID-19: women development spent N1 billion on skill acquisition

The National Centre for Women Development, an agency under the Ministry of Women Affairs has spent the sum of N1 Billion as part of COVID-19 intervention programmes, documents from the Federal Ministry of Finance have shown. In the documents that were released by the Federal Ministry of Finance in response to a Freedom of Information …

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Dutse Alhaji's first gate becomes terribly deplorable

Dutse Alhaji’s first gate becomes terribly deplorable

Dutse Alhaji’s first gate located directly opposite Zenith Bank on the right-hand side when driving from Abuja – city centre to Bwari Area Council of FCT has become terribly deplorable. The terrible portion of the road that is less than two kilometres from First Gate to the popular Koro Mosque has become a predicament for …

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Fuel Subsidy Energy Security Nigeria can’t do without

Fuel Subsidy: Energy Security Nigeria can’t do without

The Media Advocacy West Africa – MAWA Foundation calls on Mr. Bola Tinubu, the Nigerian President to review his policy on fuel subsidy removal.  This is because, the fact before us and other countries’ experience has shown fuel subsidy is energy security that countries cannot do without, because of the vital role it plays in …

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Tinubu, a Neo-liberalist can’t reduce poverty

Make no mistake, Tinubu, a classical economist can’t reduce poverty

Those who think and believe that Mr. Bola Tinubu, the Nigerian president will improve his country’s economy by creating jobs and reducing poverty, will remain in the eternal wish, as that will not happen under him. Mr. Tinubu makes no pretense about his alignment with the neo-liberal model of development. His policies support a naked …

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