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2023 Elections: The Necessity For Radical Electoral Reforms By Inibehe Effiong

11 August, 2020

The National Assembly should be responsible and responsive to the yearnings of the Nigerian people for a credible electoral system. All necessary Bills that are pending or that needs to be introduced should be given accelerated attention. Our legislators should be conscious of the historical and national imperative for electoral reforms.

DIGITAL FREEDOM ADVOCACY By: Sally Suleiman

26 july, 2020

A government that doesn’t serve the people has ultimately failed the country. I implore our government, organizations, and fellow esteemed Nigerians to lend their voice to this cause, so we can protect our right.In November 2019, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria launched two bills which sparked an outrage on the internet. Several netizens vehemently rebuked these bills because they were regarded as infringements on our rights, particularly our freedom of speech and expression.

OPINION: Social Media Bill and Hate Speech Bill – Drop Them Now! By David Hundeyin

26 july, 2020

In November 2019, there was a furore in the Nigeria civil society space when two bills were introduced into the House of Representatives. Officially known as the “Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019” and the “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches Bill, 2019”, they quickly gained public notoriety as the “Social Media Bill” and the “Hate Speech Bill.”

Center for Liberty - Voice Unveils Digital Freedom Advocacy (#InternetNoBeEnemy), Tasks Senate On Shrinking Civic Space

22 June, 2020

CFL is pleased to announce the commencement of a Digital Freedom Advocacy which is being sponsored by Voice Nigeria and aimed at facilitating citizens’ engagement on digital freedom, with the specific goal of ensuring the withdrawal of legislative bills threatening citizens’ rights to digital freedom .

Center For Liberty, 406 Other CSOs Task Gov’t To Respect Human Rights, Ensure Transparency in COVID-19 Fight

2 May, 2020

A coalition of 407 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria have called on the government to ensure transparency and accountability in its disbursement and use of COVID-19-related funds. The CSOs also urged the government to prevent further abuses of human rights by law enforcement agencies.

Center For Liberty and other Coalition of Nigerian Civil Society raise alarm as infectious diseases bill “hurriedly” pass first reading at Parliament

4 May, 2020

Coalition of Nigerian Civil Society organisations are concerned about the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill currently before the National Assembly

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Center for Advancement of Civil Liberties and Development (a.k.a. Center For Liberty) is a nonviolent direct action group and a tripartite coalition group of Concerned Nigerians, Adopt A Goal Initiative and Free Nigeria Movement. The group is being led by Nigerians who are dedicated to rebuilding Nigeria through fearless and purposeful citizens’ action against impunity, injustice and bad leadership throughout Nigeria.