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'Gbenga Sesan
Works at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
Attended Obafemi Awolowo University
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1. Command & Control server for FinFisher, Gamma International's “Governmental IT Intrusion and Remote Monitoring Solutions” spotted in Nigeria
2. The Nigerian FinFisher server was listed in a new report (For Their Eyes Only) by Citizen Lab and Canada Centre for Global Security Studies
3. Download and read the May 1, 2013, report, "For Their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital Spying", via https://citizenlab.org/for-their-eyes-only
4. Nations must understand that in Century21, it is difficult to conceal intentions/actions that could have huge impact on Internet Freedom
5. For Nigeria, the country's history and possible future (context) make it all the more important to watch out for threats to Internet Freedom
6. Reports that Nigeria awarded a $40M Internet surveillance contract, and the fact that the 2013 budget has provisions for same, is noteworthy
7. That Nigeria is taking these steps while the Lawful Interception (or Data Privacy) bill has not been discussed/approved raises due concerns
8. In PIN's ICT Policy work over 5 years, we have had reason to lead campaigns because of legislative language that could hurt Internet Freedom
9. We are now worried that various actions by government hold the potential of hurting Internet Freedom in Nigeria. Hence actions we're taking
10. On Monday, May 6, 2013, we sent a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the office of the President's Special Adviser on Media & Publicity
11. The letter conveying our FoI request has been received by the SA, Media/Publicity's office. By (FoI) law, we expect a response within 7 days
12. Our letter, signed by PIN's Executive Director,@gbengasesan, and dated May 2 2013, we requested relevant records, documents and information
13. On the alleged $40M Internet surveillance contract, supported by the 2013 budget, we requested details of the contract and its award process
14. As part of the FoI request, we provided adequate contact information (eMail, phone numbers, Lagos and Abuja office addresses) for feedback
15. A copy of PIN's Freedom of Information request is publicly available on our website, via http://www.pinigeria.org/download/foi40m.pdf
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The journey continues...
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Have a great trip +'Gbenga Sesan :-) 
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Amsterdam to Toronto
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Come hang out with us tomorrow as we discuss Tobacco Control in Nigeria. Add +TobaccoCtrl to your Google Plus circle and RSVP to attend the live HangOut at 1pm tomorrow, September 25, 2013: http://ow.ly/p7tdD
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+Maxwell Agorom I believe nothing is entirely bad. Moderation is key
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1. "The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government" - Section 14(2)(b) Nigerian Constitution #NotJustNumbers

2. Each time we lose lives to violence in Nigeria, government responds via scripted statements using familiar string of words. #NotJustNumbers

3. But each life lost is not just a number. Of 1,548 lives lost from May 29 2011 to date, very few have had their stories told. #NotJustNumbers

4. Each life matters! EiE Nigeria is collating faces. Each face represents a family's loss; hope dashed. Each face has a story. #NotJustNumbers

5. We ask: when will the Nigerian government start fulfilling its primary purpose? Until then, help put faces to the numbers. #NotJustNumbers

6. Visit Governing.ng. We only have few faces from media reports. Send faces of people we've lost to info@governi.ng #NotJustNumbers

7. Let's put faces and stories to lives lost to needless incidents such as Boko Haram attacks, and pressure government to ACT! #NotJustNumbers

8. If you've ever lost anyone close to you, you'd understand that each (Nigerian) life lost to preventable causes is huge pain. #NotJustNumbers
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The view is much better up there :)
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Watch out & remember the name Gbenga Sesane, an advocate from South Africa! She's on the move to make the world a better place for all people.
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  • Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
    Executive Director, 2007 - present
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A Nigerian social entrepreneur with keen interest in the use of ICTs for development; towards the creation of improved livelihood opportunities.
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    Electronic & Electrical Engineering, 1995 - 2001
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