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Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act – 2

Last week/post, we introduced the VAPP Act, read it here if you haven’t already.  This week we’ll take you through the specifics of the Act. Let’s just get right into it: Some Specific Provisions By virtue of the Act, rape is when a person intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person with Read more about Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act – 2[…]

Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act – 1

We hope you’ve learnt something from our previous policy breakdowns. The news is rife with updates of someone killing or maiming their spouse, a scorned lover pouring acid on an ex-lover, a person being forcefully taken away from their family and more. So this week, we’re exploring what is popularly known as the VAPP Act which was Read more about Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act – 1[…]

Federal Character – What Exactly Is It?

Nigeria was not always Nigeria, it used to be different and independent kingdoms. These were brought together to form a federation by the British. The nature of the independent kingdoms has somewhat persisted and have compelled citizens to be ethnic conscious, giving their loyalty to their regions first rather than the nation. Nigeria’s population is estimated Read more about Federal Character – What Exactly Is It?[…]

Bills 101: Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018 (2)

We continue our breakdown of the DAPD bill with this episode that spells out what exactly the bill provides and sheds some light on how the society is receiving the provisions of the bill. The Act defines a person with disability as: A person who has received a preliminary certificate of disability to have a Read more about Bills 101: Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018 (2)[…]

Bills 101: Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018 (1)

In this episode and the next, we’ll be breaking down the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018. A lot of us discriminate daily against Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) knowingly or unknowingly. They are excluded from things that those without disability do not even give a second thought to. You just have to take a Read more about Bills 101: Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018 (1)[…]

Bills 101: The Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), 2011 (2)

This is the 2nd and concluding episode of the digest on the FoIA Act. In the last episode, we talked about the provisions of the bill, now we’ll talk about what exactly you stand to gain from the act and what other people have been using it for and what they’re saying about it. We’ll Read more about Bills 101: The Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), 2011 (2)[…]

Bills 101: The Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), 2011 – (1)

The government is not doing well. The government does not tell us what they do with our taxes. These and more are what a lot of Nigerians say. Today, we’re asking them, are you asking? Are you asking the right questions and are you asking them from the right people? The FoIA is a tool Read more about Bills 101: The Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), 2011 – (1)[…]

Call For Short Term Volunteers

Aspilos Foundation needs your help! Are you interested in implementing great ideas within the civil society/non-profit space community and helping to serve the underserved? If yes, it looks like there is a match between us. We’d love to have your services and we hope you’ll be happy to work with us. About Us Aspilos Foundation is Read more about Call For Short Term Volunteers[…]

Statement by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on the 2018 Ekiti State Gubernatorial Election

As a member of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, we were in Ekiti state with other members of the coalition to observe the election. Aspilos Foundation was deployed to Ekiti-West senatorial district alongside 2 other organisations and we visited 18 polling units across Okemesi, Ipole, Iddo-Ile, Aramoko, Ikogosi, Erijiyan and Erio Ekiti. Asides the 18 Read more about Statement by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on the 2018 Ekiti State Gubernatorial Election[…]