March 25, 2020

Open Letter

To: Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud, Hon. Minister of Environment

Chief Sharon O. Ikeazor, Hon. Minister of State for Environment

When we drink a glass of water, write in a notebook, take medicine for a fever or build a house, we do not always make the connection with fo...

March 19, 2020

We are continuing with the theme of our last blog post on responding to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new Coronavirus.

By their nature, small businesses are mainly unregistered and have informal structures with few employees.

Nevertheless, as social distancing and...

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new, highly infectious Coronavirus that was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The disease has since rapidly spread across the world with more than 207,000 people being infected as of 18th March 2020 and 8,200 deaths....

October 22, 2019


This book is intended to demonstrate that the future can hold almost anything that a well-educated and hardworking African can desire. .... Jim Ovia

Africa Rise and Shine, the autobiograph...

October 7, 2019

 Until fairly recently in Nigeria, the subject of protecting consumers in the financial services sector was frankly regarded as subordinate to prudential regulation, that is, ensuring the stability and soundness of the financial system.  Consequently, there were scant...

October 4, 2019

At C.O.PE, Nigeria's leading breast cancer awareness charity, the month of October is busy and buzzing.

This is because in common with the global community, C.O.PE  always joins in the celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with various activities to dri...

Attending a major Food Fair recently, what was really striking was the sheer diversity of products and produce on offer. Equally gratifying was the fact that many of the participating vendors had taken the transformative step of creating a business out of a hobby or si...

It seems just like yesterday when as a new democratic era birthed in Nigeria in 1999, we decided to launch a nonprofit company, Development Initiatives Network (or DIN for short), with the aim of supporting and helping to realize the hopes and aspirations for a more op...

March 8, 2019

Since 1975, the United Nations has designated 8th March every year as International Women’s Day (IWD). This is a global celebration, which spotlights the achievements of women across all sectors and fields of endeavour. The Day further serves as a timely reminder that...

January 1, 2019

The Board of Directors and Staff of DIN

 wish you a prosperous and peaceful  2019!!

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