About DNN

Development News Network formerly known as (Civil Society News) is an independent news organization established by Media Advocacy Promotion for Development Initiative (MAPDi.org) to cover development issues and activities of the non-profits’ sector – as well as produce contents as a watchdog that support functioning democracy, civic engagement, increase citizen awareness and participation on how government action affects their livelihood.

DevNews will produce and distribute news through its web-based news platform developmentnews.org, plus a weekly printed newspaper,TV broadcast production and posting on social media networks.


DevNews creates a catch as to where general news is being reported, DevNews focus is on the development angle to the news which is reflected in the motto as … “Real issues. Real News”

DevNews will deliver as;

 Issue-based news platform ( in digital & printed newspaper, Radio & TV broadcast)

 Amplify development issues and sector activities within and outside Nigeria.

 Watchdog on governmental policies and programmes.


Editorial Statement

To practice journalism that aims at bringing improvement to people lives, create social change and longevity on issues reportage by playing the watchdog on governmental policies and programmes as it affects socio-economic development.


Editorial Policy

The following are the editorial policy highly considered in our editorial engagement;

 In-depth Research (Fact Check)

 Issues- based reportage

 Distinguished from propaganda

 Longevity on reported issues (Follow-up)

 Public Interest that aim for change

 Fairness & Independence

 Create awareness


Editorial Engagement

Editorial Director, DevNews – developement.org 

Media Advocacy Promotion (MAPDi)

Newsroom: Tel; +234-905- 4565523, 909-7720002

Email: office@mapdi.org, dnnafrica@gmail.com & devnews@mapdi.org

Office: 7, Rasaq Balogun Street Off Adebola Street,

Off Adeniran Ogunsanya  Surulere, Lagos, West Africa.