OPEN CORRUPTION CASESToo often, corruption trials are delayed until the fade into obscurity. The large number of open cases an insufficient coverage in the typical news cycle makes it difficult for citizens to hold the accused accountable. In a bid to ensure transparency and accountability,. Read More
PUBLIC INTEGRITY DEBATE COMPETITIONYIAGA is partnering with post-secondary institutions across the country to organize Nigeria’s first ever debate competition focused on the problem of corruption. 24 schools, both universities and polytechnics, are represented. Read More
#BOUNCECORRUPTION LAB:Beginning in 2018, YIAGA will hold an annual #BounceCorruption Lab, during which young people from various states will be trained in social audit skills. By analyzing the national budget and investigating their own communities at the local government level, graduates of the Lab will be able to take the lead on generating evidence for campaigns against corruption and impunity. Read More
AND MUCH MOREUnder the #BounceCorruption project, YIAGA will be hosting photo contests, social media campaigns and many more opportunities for citizens to get involved. Our ongoing photos and video contest invites Nigerians of all backgrounds to post photos and one-minute videos showing the impact of corruption. Read More
Efe Osafomwan is the presenter for two radio talk shows, “Man around Town” and “People to People”. Efe has been working in radio since 1997. He is hardworking, creative and always ready to take new challenges.
Femi Tunde Okunlola (full name Babatunde Okunlola) presents SPEAK NOW, the flagship show for Royal FM 95.1 Ilorin, Kwara State, which focuses on development and policy issues. In 2017, he became an Obama YALI Fellow, and is a Radio Netherlands Alumnus. His work on community development, has earned him nominations in the National Category of the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards, Best Community Access Radio Programme (2013, 2014, 2015)
Omotunde Adebowale David (LOLO1) is a Multiple Award Winning on-air Personality on 95.1 Wazobia FM, TV Personality for Wazobia TV, a lawyer by training, Celebrity Compere, Professional Standup Comedian, Actor, Musician, Public/Motivational Speaker and Event Consultant.
Henry Ipole is a multiple award winning MC, On Air Personality and Event manager. He is a trained Accountant from the Benue State University, Makurdi. He works as a newscaster , producer and presenter of over five most popular shows on Radio Benue , Makurdi for over ten years. He is also an award winning event manager and MC for over 13 years.
Fasoro has an HND in Accounting from Federal Polytechnic ede in Osun State. He is the presenter of Breakfast Trail, a popular morning show in Osun and surrounding states.
Titus Yila Usman
Titus Usman popularly known as solid Peace T hails from gombe state. Graduate of mass communication from kaduna polytechnic in 1999. a broadcaster and publisher of a community newspaper called jewel treasure in gombe, head of programmes raypower gombe and producer of good morning gombe( rana raba wa kowa aiki in hausa).
Ngozi Adigwe a.k.a Jasmine is an on-air presenter for The Breakfast Show on 97.9 in Delta State. Ngozi has a diploma in Mass Communication from Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Uku and a B.Sc. degree in Political Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Her first programme on TV was “Rights of a Child” and she was only thirteen years of age. Since then, she’s never looked back.
Iwujah Akpa is an On Air Personality, content and sound engineer for Campus Buzz, which airs on 92.5 Dream FM in Enugu State. He has a BA in Theatre Arts from Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka, Anambra State
Shola Ilesanmi is today a Multimedia journalist with expertise on 'content generation '. He has been involved in over two thousand straight, special news reports and documentaries as well as freelance with some online media like ondotv which has always partnered the ondo state government in driving it's social media campaign. He specializes in health reporting and was a finalist for the Hala Nigeria/ICFJ health story challenge to engage the citizens on health issues in 2014.
Moses Chinonso Nwokedi (aka. Big Mo), is an On Air Personality (OAP) with 99.5 Wazobia Fm Abuja since 2010. An advocate for good governance, transparency & accountability. He is also a social media influencer.
Stella Anulika Nwokedi
Stella Anulika Nwokedi a.k.a willywilly is an OAP for “Oga Madam Office” with WazobiaFM Abuja. She is a graduate of mass communication from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka South Anambra state and PGD on advertising and public relations.
Timothy Olufemitayo Ogunade
Timothy is an OAP for “Rise $ Shine” and “The Economy Today” on 92.5 FM in Oyo. He is also a public relations professional and an advocate for a better Nigeria.
Donatus Owo has served as the Head of English Presentation at Ebonyi Broadcasting Service and as Director of the Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation. He has a B.Sc in Government and Public Administration from Abia State University in Uturu.
Bello Lukman is an OAP for “Unity Train” in Plateau State. He is an M.sc Holder in Peace and Conflict Management and has about 20 Awards to his credit as an OAP.
Akalonu Ebere is an award winning OAP, Red Carpet Host, Compere, singer, Wife, Mother and also a leader. She is passionate about speaking for the voiceless, and inspiring listeners to avoid stress through her voice. E-Berry as she’s popularly known host the Hot Breakfast show on Hot FM, in Imo State.
Dr. Donald A. Ikyumeh
Dr. Donald A. Ikyumeh, A graduate of Mass Communication, PGD Holder in Education, A Masters Degree in Christian Counseling Psychology and Doctorate Research in Divinity. Head of Programmes Radio Nigeria, Precious FM, Lafia.
Aniekan Udofia is an on-air presenter on Radio Nigeria Atlantic 104.5fm Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Posted to Radio Nigeria Atlantic since 2011, Aniekan manages all governance programmes on the station. Aniekan is a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration with a 2nd Class Upper Degree from the University of Benin, Benin City Nigeria. Aniekan has worked with the BBC Media Action, CSOs in Akwa Ibom and with the NotTooYoungToRun campaign.
Hannatu Yahaya Poloma
Hannatu Yahaya Poloma is a radio presenter from Gombe, born and bred in Bauchi studied sociology at the University of Jos before doing her NYSC in Bauchi. Hannatu is a fluent speaker of English and Huasa, and is learning French and Arabic. She enjoys travelling, listening to music, reading and discussing trending issues in the society.
Bernard Chibueze Nwatu
Bernard Chibueze Nwatu is an OAP with Magic 102.9 FM Aba. He studied Political Science at Enugu State University of Science and Technology and currently present the station's flagship programmes: People and Politics, Afternoon Drive, Saturday Morning Show and News as well. He has worked at two other radio stations Sunrise FM and Love FM.
Onyimiebi Theophilus Siasia
Onyimiebi Theophilus Siasia is a radio journalist/presenter with Radio Bayelsa with over six years post NYSC working experience. He is based in Yenagoa the Bayelsa State capital where he works with Radio Bayelsa 97.1. He anchor’s the station’s Hot Seat program, an audience participatory programme basically designed to make public office holders accountable to the people and in the process encourage growth and development. In addition to anchoring Hot Seat, Onyimeiebi covers events, files in stories and writes news talks and features for broadcast. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State with various trainings on journalism and presentation.
In The News
Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday. While the country scored 27/100 and was ranked 136th in 2016, the latest CPI scores Nigeria 28/100 but with a rank of No. 148 out of 180 countries surveyed — a significant 12 places
YIAGA AFRICA LAUNCHES #BOUNCECORRUPTION PUBLIC INTEGRITY DEBATES IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS ACROSS NIGERIA
A Corruption survey report by National Bureau for Statistics (NBS) in 2017 shows that majority of Nigerians will accept a bribe when offered or pay a bribe when demanded. According to the report, only 5.3 per cent of Nigerians will either refuse to pay a bribe when asked to or refuse to accept when a
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), at the Federal High Court in Abuja said a key witness in the ongoing trial of former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam is hostile and has committed perjury under the law. The witness for the defense team, Abubakar Umar, a Bureau De Change operator, narrated before trial Judge
The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. The index was launched on January 30, 2018. Please click here to access the interactive
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested the former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. Mr. Lawal was arrested Wednesday, Channels Television reported. Mr. Lawal was recently sacked after he was indicted by a presidential panel that investigated misuse of funds meant for people displaced by Boko Haram. He
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide before a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos. Akinjide was re-arraigned before Justice Muslim Hassan on a 24 count charge. She was charged with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alongside a former Minister of
Lawyers have stressed that the implementation of bold reforms introduced by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, expeditious determination of corruption-related cases and training of judges involved in corruption trial and election matters should be the focus of the judiciary in 2018. Leading the call for a focused judiciary in 2018, a professor of public law
Anti-Corruption Day: Honour Commitments, Implement Policies Instituted against Corruption, Buhari Urged
As the world and Nigeria commemorate the 2017 Anti-corruption Day, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately honour promises and commitments and fully implement various policies instituted against corruption without fear or favour. In a statement issued by its Executive Director, Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), the
– The competition gave opportunities to innovators to showcase their innovations and how it will be used to fight corruption – The event was held at the Civic Innovation Lab in Abuja A group of young Nigerians named Team LaunchPad have won the final of the Bounce Corruption #Hack4Good competition in Abuja. Team LaunchPad defeated
The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) with support from the Macarthur Foundation has designed programme aimed at to mobilising about 20 million Nigerians, particularly youths, to lead the war against corruption and impunity in the country. The project seeks to build resistance against corruption by exposing corrupt practices and demanding prosecution of
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