Recent Interventions

We the People Strategizes on Anti-Corruption Actions with Student Leaders in Rivers State

Concerned with the rising cases of corruption in the education sector especially in tertiary institutions, We the People on the 30th of November 2018, hosted elected Student leaders from 6 tertiary institutions in Rivers state to discuss plans and strategies for instituting anti-corruption mechanisms within the student union leadership structures in the tertiary institutions. The…

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Environment & Climate Change

…Again we Rose Against the Soot

In the last 24 months, residents of Port Harcourt the River State Capital have been battling with the emergence of hydrocarbon soot, the by-product of incomplete combustion coming from the many oil and gas industry outlets in the state. The soot which is clearly noticeable as tiny dark particles on surfaces is believed to have…

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Recent Interventions

We the People and Policy Alert, Institute Prize for Open Government Journalism in the Niger Delta

Two non-governmental organizations, We the People and Policy Alert, have instituted a special prize for investigative journalists reporting open government issues in the Niger Delta. The prize is an initiative of the Niger-Delta Open Government Observatory (NOGO), convened by both organizations. The prize was announced today in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, during a…

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Recent Interventions

Mobilizing Young Nigerians to Fight Corruption, We the People Launches Youth Anti-Corruption Movement in Rivers State

Nigeria fares miserably on all major corruption indicators, the latest of which is Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index rankings of 180 countries. Not only did Nigeria perform badly, it declined a few points despite the current anti-corruption mood in the country. Since Nigeria returned to civil in 1999, the country has witnessed the rolling…

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Recent Interventions

Niger-Delta Open Government Observatory Takes Off

As a measure to ensure that states in the Niger Delta become more compliant with the principles of the Open Government Partnership, We the People and Policy Alert have jointly launched the Niger Delta Open Government Observatory, NOGO. It is designed as an open government knowledge, innovation and advocacy hub for the Niger Delta region,…

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Human Rights

“Our Forest is Disappearing at an Alarming Rate” Cross River REDD+ Communities Send SOS

The leadership of the Cross River State REDD+ Communities Coalition representing forest communities delineated for the implementation of climate change mitigation in Cross River state have raised alarm over the rate of deforestation in the state. This information was made public during a consultative town hall meeting with We the People in Ikom, Cross River…

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