In response to an investigative report published by Premium Times, PIN wrote a 2 paged letter to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari to protest the violation of human rights of private citizens as well as abuse of power by some Governors in Nigeria. The letter was based on PIN’s earlier work on the subject of Internet Freedom. Relevant agencies and offices such as The Senate President, National Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Femi Falana Chambers were copied in the said letter According to the Premium Times report which quoted sources from the National Security Adviser’s office and some of the governments under investigation, the illegal practice of intercepted calls and hacked phones and computers gave these public servants backdoor access to many people’s private lives, at the expense of taxpayers they swore to serve.
Also, PIN in collaboration with EiE Nigeria and BudgIT hosted the #OfficeOfTheCitizen hackaton on August 29, 2015. The PIN team coordinated proceeding at the event which was held at BudgIT office in Lagos.
The #DigitalJobs team spoke about the benefits of online work and available training opportunities at the South-South edition of #TENTWorkshop which held at University of Uyo on the 13th and 14th of August 2015.
Four winners also emerged from the #Elance1000 campaign that held from July – August, as mentioned in the criteria, each person wins N1000 for every 5 persons introduced to #DigitalJobs. Qudus Kunle introduced 32 people to #DigitalJobs and was rewarded with N6,400 cash prize. Atinuke Ayinde signed up 5 people and got N1,000; Imran Abdullahi signed up 45 people and got a cash reward of N9,000; Stanley Akpeji signed up 153 people earning him N30,600. Altogether, 235 people to online work via bit.ly/elancedja through the #Elance1000 campaign
Beyond Access and IREX international partnered with PIN to deliver #DigitalJobs training to representatives of various National libraries and NGOs in Nigeria. The 3-day workshop held on Thursday 27th August 2015 at the iDea Hub
PIN hosted the South-South edition #TENTWorkshop at the University of Uyo from August 13th – 14th 2015. 305 students from the University of Uyo and University of Calabar attended the 2-day event. The speakers at the workshop were Aniedi Udo-Obong, Country General Manager at AfroCabs, Editi Effiong, Chief Executive Officer at Anakle and ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, who engaged the students for the oral and practical sessions with topics ranging from Software developments and Start-ups. At the workshop, the students learnt about the need to build an entrepreneurial mind set and how to access relevant opportunities from the speakers.
L.I.F.E. 2015c training session commenced on the 3rd of August after intensive selection processes at Aba and Ajegunle Innovation Centres respectively. 40 successful applicants were selected for #AjegunleLIFE while 70 were select for #AbaLIFE.
The 2015c students were trained on various Microsoft Productivity tools, Graphic Design and introduction to the use of internet in the month of August. As part of L.I.F.E. Program community engagement effort, the AjegunleLIFE team visited religious organizations in organization.
PIN also partnered with RAD5 technologies and Campus Impact Network to host the Aba Teen Code Camp from 3rd – 13th August, 2015. The Code Camp held at PIN’s Aba Innovation Centre.