Building Bridges to tackle corruption and improve service delivery in Nigeria
Ep. 85 Why Schools Should Have Integrity
To usher in the coming academic session, we invited three school administrators to discuss the challenges they encounter in the education system and the advantages of adopting integrity measures into their policies.
01/09/2023 • 47 minutes 39 seconds
Ep. 84 Anti-Corruption Education In Nigeria: A Complementary Tool Or An Alternative To Enforcement?
In July 2023, Step Up Nigeria launched an anti-corruption report titled, Anti-Corruption Education In Nigeria: A Complementary Tool Or An Alternative To Enforcement? With the help of the team, we break down this comprehensive report and discuss its usefulness in enhancing anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria.
25/08/2023 • 56 minutes 13 seconds
Ep. 83 | Celebrating 5 Years of Impact: The Journey So Far
The Step Up Nigeria team have come together to give you this fantastic episode, offering great insight into the various initiatives carried out by Step Up Nigeria in the last 5 years. Join us as we journey to the very beginning of how it all started.
22/07/2023 • 45 minutes 33 seconds
Ep. 82 | Defending the Integrity of Education: Unveiling Effective Strategies to Combat Exam Malpractice
In this episode, we explore an innovative solution to address the problem of miracle educational centres (MECs) and promote academic integrity within Nigeria’s education system. We have invited three education stakeholders to discuss the rising issue of exam malpractice, its underlying causes, and effective strategies to combat it. Also, we introduce Step Up’s integrity certification […]
15/07/2023 • 55 minutes 41 seconds
Assessing The 2023 General Elections: The Role Of CSOs And The Media In Ensuring Electoral Integrity in Nigeria
On the second episode of our new podcast series, Assessing The 2023 General Elections, we invited three representatives from the civil society organisations in Nigeria and the media, to critically evaluate the general elections and discuss the importance of these institutions in ensuring electoral integrity in Nigeria. Kindly share your thoughts with us.
12/04/2023 • 58 minutes 45 seconds
Assessing The 2023 General Elections: Youth Edition
We are starting a podcast series titled “Assessing The 2023 General Elections” where we’ll be speaking with relevant non-state actors about their thoughts on the elections, the role of INEC and lessons learnt. On this first episode, we invited young Nigerians (the youth) to share their experiences in the general elections and their thoughts on […]
31/03/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes 56 seconds
How first-time voters are leading the campaign against vote-buying in their community
After weeks of educating first-time voters about the importance of not selling their votes, they have begun to take action in their communities by campaigning against vote-buying and vote-selling. On this special episode, the first-time voters from Akeleku-Sidi community; a marginalised community in Nasarawa state, share the powerful approach they took when politicians came to […]
23/02/2023 • 30 minutes 24 seconds
Ep. 78 Films for Social Change – Featuring Nigeria’s Top Indigenous Media Outfit, Moving Image Limited
In our third and final episode in the Films for Social Change series, we discuss with the Managing Director and General Manager of Moving Image Limited on how films can change the attitudes and behaviours of people. They also share their media projects and stories of impact from their audience. Tune in to listen, we […]
26/01/2023 • 39 minutes 50 seconds
Key Results & Challenges of 2022, What to Expect in 2023
What a journey the organisation has been on since the beginning of the year, 2022! On this podcast, the Step Up Nigeria team share their most outstanding achievements and challenges faced in 2022. They also share what they look forward to in the coming year, 2023. Enjoy! Happy New Year!
31/12/2022 • 22 minutes 30 seconds
Rethinking Anti-corruption Approaches; Three Lessons Learned From 2022
As we round off the year, we sit with the Executive Director of Step Up Nigeria, Onyi Ough, to discuss her latest blog article; the three key lessons in fighting corruption. In this episode, you are taken through the hows and whys of each three key lessons, with evidences backing them up. Join the conversation […]
26/12/2022 • 29 minutes 18 seconds
Ep. 75 International Anticorruption Day 2022 – Featuring The 2022 Anticorruption Star Award Winners
On this special day, International Anticorruption Day, the 2022 Anticorruption Star award winners share the inspiration behind the actions they took to tackle corruption and promote integrity in their schools and communities. We hope their message & actions will motivate you to start campaigning against corruption for a better and more sustainable society.Listen here;
09/12/2022 • 33 minutes 5 seconds
EP. 74 Films for Social Change – Featuring Netflix’s 4th Republic Film by Griot Studios
In this podcast, we interview Ishaya Bako – Nigerian Film director, Scriptwriter and Filmmaker, and Director at Griot Studios to discuss his 2019 film “4th Republic” which is now on Netflix and amazon prime. The film casts the spotlight on the cost of corruption in elections, and the routes many politicians use to attain political […]
09/11/2022 • 39 minutes 7 seconds
Ep.73 Films for social change – If I am President by Bright Wonder Films
IF I AM PRESIDENT – A NETFLIX FILM PROMOTING INTEGRITY IN GOVERNANCE Do you believe that storytelling through films has the power to change the attitudes and behaviours of people in society? On episode one of our films for social change series, we interview Bright Wonder, the brains behind the brilliant If I am President […]
25/10/2022 • 33 minutes 49 seconds
Young voters are demanding for electoral integrity and better service delivery
Hear what first time voters from marginalised communities have to say about Nigeria’s electoral process and service delivery challenges in their communities. Click any of the links to listen on your preferred podcast platform. Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/step-up-nigeria-podcast-building-bridges-for-improved-governance Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/ttv2b-71949/Step-Up-Nigeria-Podcast
03/10/2022 • 15 minutes 36 seconds
I Resisted Corruption! – Stories from African Youth Anti-corruption Ambassadors
On this podcast, the African Youth Anti-corruption ambassadors from Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Africa share their experience in the fight against corruption. Kindly click the link below to listen to the podcast and leave a review, we’d love to hear from you! Click the video below to join them in the conversation.
26/08/2022 • 34 minutes 32 seconds
Are young people the key to achieving zero corruption In Africa?
On this podcast, the African Youth Anti-corruption ambassadors from Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Africa share their thoughts. Kindly click the link below to listen, don’t forget to share your reviews with us. Enjoy! You can also watch the video on our YouTube channel
26/08/2022 • 35 minutes 44 seconds
How The Cost Of Elections Fuels Corruption in Nigeria
On this podcast, anti-corruption experts, Onyinye Ough and Ekanem Bassey discuss how the cost of election fuels corruption in Nigeria. It is an interesting and insightful conversation that you don’t want to miss out on. To listen on your preferred podcasting platforms, please see below; Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/step-up-nigeria-podcast-building-bridges-for-improved-governance/episode/how-the-cost-of-elections-fuels-corruption-in-nigeria-204340607 Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-the-cost-of-elections-fuels-corruption-in-nigeria/id1414587292?i=1000567587538 Podbean: https://bit.ly/Stepupnigeriapodcast You can also […]
24/06/2022 • 44 minutes 42 seconds
Ep.68 Will a strong Democracy Help to Reduce Corruption in Nigeria?
Happy Democracy Day! To commemorate #DemocracyDay 🇳🇬 2022 we sat with the Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun and ECOWAS in the person of Mr Carl Michael Gräns to discuss how their #DriveforDemocracy and #PledgeToPause initiatives have helped to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy, and why Democracy is important in the fight against corruption. To listen on […]
12/06/2022 • 15 minutes 54 seconds
Calling All First Time Voters
On this episode, the Step Up Nigeria team discuss challenges young people face in taking the step to vote, the barriers that might hinder young people to vote, and reasons why people choose not to vote. We also encourage young people and all eligible first time voters to get involved in the upcoming elections. Kindly […]
11/05/2022 • 42 minutes 47 seconds
Tackling Special Centres and Examination Malpractice: An Interview with our teacher Anti-Corruption Stars
Our latest podcast features a chat with our 2021 ACS Award winners in the Educators category. They shared their plans towards institutionalising the teaching of anti-corruption in their schools and also addressed the alarming rate of ‘magic centre’ schools, and how to curb academic dishonesty through integrity measures. Give it a listen here.
16/03/2022 • 38 minutes 3 seconds
Vaccinating Children Against Corruption: Is storytelling an effective vaccine to prevent corruption?
Is storytelling an effective vaccine to prevent corruption in children? Since the release of our first anti-corruption storybook Emeka’s Money, we have used a storytelling approach to tackle corrupt attitudes and behaviours. On our latest podcast, our Executive Director, Onyi Ough talks us through findings from impact evaluation experiments using randomized controlled trials which took […]
27/01/2022 • 25 minutes 17 seconds
Welcome to 2022! What to Expect from Step Up Nigeria
Happy New Year! We’re excited to bring you our very first podcast of the year. On this podcast, our management team Onyinye Ough, Zainab Haruna & Feranmi Adeola share what to expect from Step Up Nigeria in 2022! Let our podcast give you all the motivation you need to set those goals for 2022! Listen […]
03/01/2022 • 21 minutes 32 seconds
Lessons Learnt from Building Future Leaders to Act with Integrity: 2021 Review
As we wrap up the year 2021, we recount the top lessons learnt from building future leaders to act with integrity. Despite the challenges faced, we learnt many key lessons, and in this podcast, we’re excited to be sharing them with you. In this episode, the Step Up Nigeria team share some key challenges faced […]
31/12/2021 • 27 minutes 44 seconds
2021 Review: Key Highlights from the Step Up Nigeria Team
Key Highlights From building 20,000 future leaders to act with Integrity to winning international awards, the year 2021 has been the most eventful year for the Step Up Nigeria team. This year we launched Halima’s Vote animated film, Sherifat’s School, a virtual reality film on corruption in the education sector and the Step Up Integrity […]
29/12/2021 • 23 minutes 36 seconds
Educating 20,000 children on anti-corruption – Stories from the field
Training 21,946 Children on Anti-corruption Step Up Nigeria launched its Catch Them Young initiative in September 2018. The aim was to build future leaders with integrity through the use of fun and creative tools. In September 2019, Step Up Nigeria embarked on a journey with funding from the MacArthur Foundation to reach 20,000 children with […]
09/09/2021 • 39 minutes 26 seconds
Halima’s Vote – A short animated film about Corruption; An interview with the Cast & Producers.
We recently released a short animated film titled ‘Halima’s Vote’. Halima’s Vote is the powerful story of one woman who against all odds, chose to challenge the status quo of silence, intimidation, vote buying and corruption in her community by demanding for better service delivery and good governance. Halima sparked a change in how her […]
17/06/2021 • 39 minutes 56 seconds
Are UK private boarding schools & universities a possible route for PEPs to channel unexplained wealth?
Tackling money laundering remains a critical challenge for anti-corruption fighters. Political Exposed Persons (PEPs) who launder money are continually searching for ways to channel their illegal wealth. They do this through establishing shell companies in safe havens or buying expensive properties in Dubai. Another area used by them that has not received much scrutiny is, […]
06/04/2021 • 42 minutes 32 seconds
How did Nigeria perform in the 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
Nigeria ranked 2nd most corrupt country in West Africa… The 2020 CPI was recently released by Transparency International. The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of perceived corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe. In 2020, Nigeria ranked 149 out of 180 countries with a score of 25/100. […]
04/03/2021 • 24 minutes 30 seconds
Ep.57 Rewarding Anti-corruption Champions – The Anti-Corruption Star Awards
What is The Anti-Corruption Star Awards? The Anti-Corruption Star (ACS) Awards is an initiative of Step Up Nigeria designed to reward identified anti-corruption champions who have taken extra measures to educate, campaign or change behaviours that enable corruption to thrive. With support from the MacArthur Foundation, Step Up Nigeria seeks to herald the efforts made […]
29/01/2021 • 23 minutes 44 seconds
Ep.56 What can Nigeria and other countries do to prevent corruption in the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines? Lessons from the COVID 19 response so far
What can Nigeria and other countries do to prevent corruption in the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines? Covid-19 vaccinations rolled out globally in the past week. Since then, tens of thousands of people in the UK received the Pfizer-BioNTech jab. Soon the vaccine will start being given to patients as part of the next stage of […]
17/12/2020 • 24 minutes 27 seconds
Ep.55 World Children’s Day Debate – As a young person, is there something you can do to stop corruption?
Happy World Children’s Day! This podcast is slightly different from what you may be used to hearing from us. Its an excerpt from a radio show debate we held with children from Bethel International primary and secondary school Abuja on WEFM 106.3FM Abuja. The topic for debate on the show today is ‘As a young […]
20/11/2020 • 25 minutes 54 seconds
Ep.54 The #EndSARS Protests and the Case for Police Reform in Nigeria
#EndSARS? Do you believe that the #EndSARS protests will spiral into a wider call for better governance in Nigeria?What outcomes should be expected from the #EndSARS protests? What role should civil society and other actors can play to push those outcomes forward?The #EndSARS protests have been on for about 2 weeks now in different parts […]
23/10/2020 • 45 minutes 31 seconds
Ep.53 Why passing the Federal Audit bill is essential to the fight against corruption in Nigeria
The Federal Audit bill began the journey to becoming law in Nigeria in 2018. Prior to the federal audit bill, the act that guides the office of the Auditor General of the Federation is one that was adopted in the ’60’s. Through efforts of civil society organizations including; PLSI, SERAP, CSJ, PERL, and Step Up […]
09/10/2020 • 33 minutes 10 seconds
Ep.52 How Can Asset Declaration Help Reduce Public Sector Corruption in Nigeria?
The Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) recently released a citizen’s guide to asset declaration by public officers in Nigeria. The guide is targeted at improving citizens capacity to advocate for asset declaration by public office holders in Nigeria. Our guest today is none other than Kolawole Oluwadare, the Deputy Director of SERAP. In this […]
22/09/2020 • 21 minutes 45 seconds
Ep.51 Is Corruption An Educationally Transmitted Disease?
At the 2018 International Anti-corruption conference (IACC) in Denmark, Dr. Ande Ivorgba was famously quoted saying ‘Corruption is an educationally transmitted disease’. In this podcast, Dr. Ivorgba argues that corruption is learned behaviour and that the current education model in schools across Nigeria is contributing to the value deficit in Nigeria. He explains that if […]
02/09/2020 • 41 minutes 46 seconds
Ep.50 What is the importance of a beneficial ownership register for the extractive industry in Nigeria?
Beneficial Ownership Transparency In December 2019, NEITI achieved a major milestone by establishing a beneficial ownership register for the extractive industry. In this podcast, our guests enlighten us on what a beneficial ownership register is, the steps taken to establish a beneficial ownership register for the extractive industry, and how it can help to ensure […]
21/08/2020 • 36 minutes 5 seconds
Ep.49 Tackling social norms that drive corruption; Lessons from Step Up Nigeria’s Initiatives
Step Up Nigeria turned 2 last month! It’s been 2 years of testing the social norms approach to tackling corruption through our 3 core initiatives which are; The catch them young initiative, The citizen’s watchdog initiative, and Step Up Media. On this podcast, Step Up Nigeria Directors, Onyi Ough and Zainab Haruna, share key findings […]
05/08/2020 • 25 minutes 36 seconds
Ep.48 Beyond COVID-19: Repositioning the Nigerian Economy for Sustainable & Inclusive Growth
Preston Consults Ltd. recently released a policy brief titled “COVID-19: The Need for Bold Reforms to Deliver Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Nigeria”. On today’s podcast, Preston Consults CEO, Dr. Tochukwu Nwachukwu and Step Up Nigeria Program Director, Zainab Haruna, discuss some of the key elements in this brief including; boosting production in Agriculture, and […]
23/07/2020 • 37 minutes 30 seconds
Ep.47 The Role of Children in Fighting Corruption – African Anticorruption Day 2020
Young children in Nigeria are adversely affected by the effects of corruption in society and many children are forced into a culture of corruption and crime with little or no understanding of its meaning and long term effects.We asked a group of young secondary schools students (aged 12 -16) who are championing integrity in their […]
11/07/2020 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
Ep.46 How is data driven journalism helping to expose corruption during COVID 19?
How is data driven journalism helping to expose corruption during COVID 19?Dataphyte recently published a report highlighting some red flags with the emergency procurement of goods and services by the government during COVID 19. Dataphyte’s Founder, Joshua Olufemi breaks down some of the findings of the report and its implications for governance going forward. Accompanied […]
09/07/2020 • 34 minutes 36 seconds
Ep.45 The Role of Young People In Fighting Corruption.
The Afrobarometer report for 2019 shows that young people are deeply affected by corruption. On this special podcast episode to commemorate Africa Anti-corruption Day, we ask a group of young Nigerian activists (Aisha Salaudeen, Joshua Alade & Jacob Sule) How corruption affects young people in Africa? What are some ways that young people can act against […]
08/07/2020 • 36 minutes 19 seconds
Ep.44 The impact of COVID-19 on the education sector; A discussion with policy makers in Lagos State
At the inception of the coronavirus outbreak, no one could have imagined that Nigeria would have over 20,000 confirmed cases and over 500 deaths. Moreso, no one could have been prepared for the ensuing closure of all schools nationwide that has led to a major disruption in the academic calendar. What challenges have the public […]
24/06/2020 • 30 minutes 46 seconds
Ep.43 Will efforts to improve infrastructure transparency contribute towards an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
On episode 43 of our podcast, we discuss the extent to which infrastructure transparency will help improve countries’ response to the coronavirus pandemic. We considered emerging risks to infrastructure transparency, key lessons nations can learn about the importance of infrastructure transparency, and what must be done to prevent corruption in the management of the current […]
11/06/2020 • 35 minutes 10 seconds
Ep.42 Story Telling As a Tool to Fight Corruption
Emeka’s Money film launched on May 29. For the official launch we discussed ‘Story telling as a tool to fight corruption’ with Mbuotidem Johnson & Onyi. They also discussed the extent to which storytelling through animated films can help in changing attitudes & behaviours of people towards corruption? and success stories from Step Up Nigeria’s […]