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Speakers’ Corner Trust is a registered charity which promotes free expression, public debate and active citizenship. Our approach is based on the belief that association between citizens and the free, face-to-face exchange of ideas, information and opinions - with each other as well as with the decision-takers among them - is a key to rebuilding trust and participation in community life and governance in Britain and developing vibrant civil institutions and robust rights in emerging democracies.  Speakers’ Corner TrustNigeria (SCTN) is the Nigerian affiliate of the international body and is registered as a trust in Nigeria with its own Board of Directors and Advisory Council.
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The views and opinions expressed by participants and Guest Speakers at Speakers' Corner Debates are purely their own. They do not reflect the
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Dear Active Citizens,

View pictures and Watch clips from our March 2016 Debate titled:

’Fuel subsidy removal, de-regulation and under – utilization of oil refineries – what is the way forward?’’


 

Dear Active Citizens,

Watch clips from our November Debate titled:

Addressing inequality: The Quota System and the Federal Character principle in context. Is it a recipe for national integration?





 

Dear Active Citizens,

Speakers Corner Trust Nigeria in collaboration with Seigneur Associates present to you a Phone – in Radio programme called “Legal Corner.” Seigneur Associates is a group of young and dynamic legal practitioners who want to enlighten and inform the populace on legal issues and laws and how it affects them.

The programme is basically a discussion on current legal issues with a view to creating better understanding of legal issues with a view to proposing review and reform of laws where necessary. Speakers Corner will be adding a citizens perspective to the legal discussion by giving a platform for the ordinary citizen to share their concerns and experience of such laws.

 

Join the team on WEfm 106.3 on Wednesdays by 12:30 pm for LIVE discussions and an opportunity to make your contributions!


 
Dear Active Citizens,

Watch clips from our September 2015 debate tittled:

"Are congratulations in order? Or has the change train been a bit
too slow for your liking? Is the honeymoon over or are we on track?





 

Stop The Hate Nigeria

Speakers Corner Trust Nigeria in collaboration with National Orientation Agency and SWNI, PAMAI and MHEI presents ‘StopthehateNigeria’ campaign.

 Mission: To promote social cohesion and inclusion in order to enhance unity, peaceful co-existence, progress and prosperity among Nigerians. 

It is an advocacy against hate speeches and other triggers of violence by creating platforms of positive social and civic engagement using media and advocacy, theatre for development, forums for debate/dialogue, focused group discussions and interactions between key stakeholders and ordinary citizens in communities.


 

Dear Active Citizens,

The first 100 days and counting.....

Just like yesterday, the new administration has clocked the famous '100
days in office!'

Are congratulations in order? Or has the change train been a bit
too slow for your liking? Is the honeymoon over or are we on track?


Whatever your side of the divide, come and join other like minds at the
September debate as we make a no - holds barred assessment of the story so far.

Date: Saturday 26 September 2015
Time: 3pm
Venue: TopRank Galaxy Hotel, Utako, Abuja

Register for the event here!


 

Dear Active Citizens,

Did you miss our August debate: "Freedom of expression Vs Freedom of speech: countering hate speech and propaganda in the digital age." ?

Not to worry, you can catch up on the highlights by watching the video below:






 

 

Speakers' Corner trust Nigeria Documentary


Dear Active Citizens,

SCTN has developed a short documentary that captures the essence of our activities in Nigeria. Find out more in the video.

SCTN Documentary


 

Dear Active Citizens,


For the month of July, Speakers Corner was back in Abuja with a debate on

“Diversity and Inclusion: is the Nigerian society inclusive enough? Does the society encourage or welcome diversity?”

With Guest Speakers and participants from The Network of People living With Disability, Celebrities, National Human Rights Commission and others, this was another interesting conversation!


Watch the debates here: https://youtu.be/QFxLVpKaUFY



 

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Dear Active Citizens,

View pictures from our late Speakers Corner Debate event that took place in Jos in June 2015; Girl Power: A conversation on access to Reproductive Rights, Girl – Child Education and Women’s Empowerment.

View event pictures!  Watch the video!




 

Dear Active Citizens,

Welcome to a New Dawn!

Kindly find the link to Speakers Corner May Debate on – "AGENDA SETTING: After the Elections: What next?’’

The Guest Speakers were Benson Olugbuo and Ene Ede. Angela Odah was invited to be a Guest Moderator for this event.

I hope you enjoy the discussions -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kigcbjFA_cQ




 

Dear Active Citizens,

One of Nigeria’s Speakers Corner programmes is the Youth Amplified project. In partnership with the FCT Secondary Education Board, we host debates and public speaking competitions between public secondary schools around the FCT.

The main aim is to contribute to the improvement in English Speaking and Public Speaking and Debating skills of young people between the ages of 10 – 18. This partnership has been in existence since 2013 and we have hosted debates to commemorate Children’s Day in Nigeria.

Because the debate is usually held in schools, there is a restriction on the number of external participants that can attend and as such we are unable to send out open invitations. Nevertheless, kindly find attached a link to the event for your information.

I hope you enjoy what our young ones have to say -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0WpRzTS0fA



 
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March 2015

Speakers' Corner Good Governance Debate Series in Abuja.

Topic: The Quest For Institutional Reform In Nigeria

It has become glaring that one of the key issues that political parties and candidates must address is how to improve institutions and deliver services efficiently and effectively to citizens of Nigeria.

From past debates, we have identified that many of the challenges faced in service delivery is not just individual based. Its the institutions that deliver such services that are in dire need of transformative change. The Head may be great but do the structures in place support him?

This debate wasc delivered in partnership with Partnership for Public Administration Reform (P4PAR) and the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development Centre LSD.

View pictures from this event!


 
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PROGRAMMES & PROJECTS

SCT has three core programmes, the first focused on creating a national network of local Speakers’ Corner projects in the UK, the second on undertaking initiatives overseas - like Nigeria and the third on developing educational resources designed to encourage and enable people to express their ideas and opinions in public.
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SPECIAL INITIATIVES & RESOURCES

SCTN has enjoyed funding and support from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Ford Foundation and Actionaid Nigeria which enable it to pursue projects which it could not undertake alone.
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