Recent Interventions

We the People Raise Alarm over Shrinking Civic Space in Nigeria, Trains Journalists, Bloggers and Activists to Defend the Space

In the last five years, Nigeria has witnessed an alarming rise in state backed attempts to stifle the civic space, criminalize democratic dissent and suffocate freedom of assembly and expression. In this period, there has been at least three legislative attempts made to stifle basic freedoms and the civic space. These have included attempts to…

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“Corruption Allegations in NDDC Must be Investigated and Culprits Diligently Prosecuted” We the People Press Conference Demands

We are deeply concerned about recent revelations on the scale of corruption and mismanagement in the Niger Delta Development Commission. We recall that the NDDC was established in 2000 as one of the first tasks of the new democratic government in Nigeria, and conceived as a response to the agitations of the people of the…

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Notes on Corruption in NDDC

• “People were treating the place (NDDC) as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away” -Godswill Akpabio • “NDDC has 12,000 abandoned projects in the Niger Delta” -Godswill Akpabio • “There is no way NDDC road can last (for) even two years” -Godswill Akpabio • NDDC…

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Press Conference on the Military Invasion of Udoda Community in Ahaoda West LGA of Rivers State by the Nigerian Military.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media, We the People and the Rivers State Civil Society Organizations profoundly welcomes you to this Press Conference. We have invited you here this morning to share our concerns about recent spate of actions by the Nigerian military against Niger Delta communities, actions which can best be described as atrocious.…

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