Prime Progress, published by Progress Clock Media for Development Services, is a social impact and accountability journalism platform covering issues traditional media have neglected in Nigeria and Africa.
We have five key focus areas:
Social impact: These stories take a deep look into how people respond to social problems in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
Screw stereotype: These stories spotlight how some people manage to lift themselves above social norms and stereotypes to find self-expression, freedom, happiness, and fulfilment.
Repressive Cultures: Here, we investigate repressive religious, cultural, and social practices that hold down people in society and prevent them from achieving the best in their health, livelihoods, and other aspects of their lives. Think about the “Money Wife” practice in Nigeria’s Cross River that gives girls as young as 6 to older men as settlement for debts or the widowhood rites in parts of Nigeria that subject widows to dehumanising processes after the death of their husbands or the Almajiri system that pushes young boys to beg on the street in the name of seeking Islamic knowledge.
Religion for Change: These stories are about efforts, people, and communities using religion for social good and to solve humanitarian problems.
Spotlight: This is a product using newsletter as a channel to highlight in more precise terms specific impacts nonprofits are making in their effort to solve problems across Nigeria.