Step Up Nigeria’s Review of 2018- Annual Report

As 2018 draws to an end we take stock of our first six months of operation. What have we done and what impact have we had? Find out through our annual report, available to download now:

Also in episode 13 of our Step Up Nigeria podcast we talk about some of our highlights.

Ep. 9 Collective action in the fight against corruption – Lessons from Primrose Sonti

South African MP and grassroots activist Primrose Sonti MP with Executive Director of Step up Nigeria, Onyinye Ough.

After the tragic killing of 37 miners from the Marikana community by the South African Police in 2012, Madam Primrose Sonti led her community in a fight for justice, demanding accountability from government and from the mining company that they believed had failed the Marikana community.

Madam Primose Sonti (now a South African Member of Parliament) is a good example of how those at the grassroots, particularly women, can become leaders and mobilise citizens in the fight against potential corruption and in promotion of community rights. She is also the protagonist in the documentary movie ‘Strike a Rock’ which shows the struggle being faced by the Markina community.

In this interview, Primose Sonti explains her motivation and how she was able to mobilise the women to fight for justice by standing up against the the mining company and the South African government.

Ep. 8 How Nigeria’s presidential aspirants intend to tackle corruption & what Nigerian youth expect

Youth are an integral part of every society, it is for that reason that engaging them in the fight against corruption is absolutely necessary.

This week, Nigerian youth discuss the plans of aspiring presidential candidates to tackle corruption in Nigeria, as well their expectations of the emerging government.

Ep.3 Tackling Unexplained Wealth & Corruption in Nigeria

How to tackle unexplained wealth in Nigeria? From social norms through to property tracking and verification numbers – the Step Up Nigeria team Feranmi Adeola and Ibukun Ijaopo are joined by special guest Dr Otive Igbuzor, Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) to explore this important area in the fight against corruption.

For more info on this issue read our previous blog post on Unexplained Wealth.

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Ep2 – Forgotten rural communities in Nigeria: A cry for basic services

Forgotten rural communities in Nigeria. The Step Up Nigeria Team are joined by Madam Rose Gyar and Favour Omini of the Global Centre for Human Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development (GLOCHEED) to discuss service delivery challenges in rural communities. Corruption or neglect? This episode unpacks the findings from two days of focus group discussions in Kusa and Kwakwa communities in Kogi State and Dari, Guruku, and Arusu communities in Nasarawa State.

Hosted by Feranmi Adeola with Ibukun Ijaopo, and Executive Director Onyinye Ough, join the discussion by adding your own comment below this post.