Women’s Justice: Work-in-Progress

   Accountability for Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) STAMPEDE We are proud to announce that the public interest case of Patience Nonye Omezie & Kasim Tunde Suleiman Vs FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA has been filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria The case challenges the immigration job interviews of March 15, 2014 across Nigeria…

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Positions, Arguments & Debate at the Public Hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill

The House of Representatives’ Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) conducted a public hearing between May 15 – 16, 2018, inviting relevant stakeholders and the general public to submit memoranda that would assist them in considering three proposed oil reform regimes for passage into law. The three draft petroleum statutes scheduled for parliamentary…

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Learning Event on Innovative Program Design and Implementation Approaches

Ford Foundation’s West Africa Office, in collaboration with Spaces for Change|S4C convened a two-day learning event on Innovative Program Design and Implementation Approaches on April 12-13, 2018, in Lagos, Nigeria. Fiscal Justice is one of the Foundation’s core priorities. Along this line, the event brought together partners and grantees of the Ford Founding, comprising representatives…

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Black Panther: A Better Future is Possible

For the 29 young people from Lagos informal communities, Black Panther was more than just a movie. 29 of them participated in the March 28, 2018 private viewing session at Ozone Cinema, coordinated by SPACES FOR CHANGE’S | S4C’s Youth Development Team. Communities where these young people live, often called slums, is characterized by decades of governmental…

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Lagos Land Use Charge Law 2018: Implications for Access to Land and Housing

How will the recently-passed Lagos State Land Use Charge Law (LUCL) 2018 affect access to land and housing for low-income earners, including residents of informal communities in Lagos State? This was the objective of the March 22, 2018 community outreach organized by Communities Alliance against Displacement (CAD) and SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C in Okobaba community, Mainland…

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Securing Better Compensation Terms for Akpata-Oro Community

On February 19, 2018. some unidentified persons stormed Apata-Oro community, painting red marks on buildings in the community without formally introducing themselves to the property owners/occupiers or the community leaders or giving prior notice of the purpose of their visit. Residents became apprehensive because red marks on buildings often signaled an imminent demolition exercise, including…

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Ford Foundation’s Leadership Visits Lagos

Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President and Xavier Briggs, Vice President of the Ford Foundation visited Lagos, Nigeria in February 2018.   A panel discussion organized on February 20, 2018 at the Ford Foundation Office in West Africa, provided an opportunity for the Foundation’s leadership to meet with grantees and partners to discuss how extractive industries can benefit better countries and…

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Mbaise Women Organize for Community Development

103 women of Umuanuma community in Nguru, Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, gathered on February 16, 2018 for a one-day community outreach on fiscal justice and community organizing. The outreach designed to empower members of Umuanuma Women’s Association (UWA) had three primary objectives: to educate on how to organize themselves to advance their community developmental…

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