Author: Ado Aminu

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Ado AminuJuly 20, 2021

BetWinner channels the spirit of Sallah in a multi-event CSR program

There is a new truth to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects that many companies are bound to miss at first ...

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Ado AminuJuly 15, 2021

OPEC sees gradual recovery in oil demand as it closes in on deal, Amnesty slams Libya and Europe over ‘horrific’ abuse of migrants | 5 things that matter today

Across the African continent, here are 5 culturally relevant stories you shouldn’t miss out on: Amnesty slams Libya and Europe ...

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Ado AminuJuly 15, 2021

See something, say something | Things we can do as individuals to stop workplace sexual harassment

If you are like a majority of people, the statement, “I am delighted upon reviewing this 12-page policy document to ...

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Ado AminuJuly 15, 2021

#InternationalDayOfNonbinaryPeople: “I am a boy who is a boy, a girl, and fully human” | Reflection on nonbinary identity

“There is something both liberating and scary about this nonbinary gender identity,” I said to a dear friend last month. ...

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Ado AminuJuly 15, 2021

South West Governors’ Forum may get us one step towards ending child marriage

There is a dangerous contradictory of the Nigerian constitution that has been a thorn in the side of all right-thinking ...

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Ado AminuJuly 13, 2021

282m face malnutrition in Africa- UN report says; Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal | 5 Things That Matter Today

Across the African continent, here are 5 culturally relevant stories you shouldn’t miss out on: 282 million face malnutrition in ...

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Ado AminuJuly 13, 2021

The proposed constitutional amendment by Southwest Governors is the real deal for gender inclusion

To be able to say, “Something good is coming from the stable of Nigeria’s political class,” and mean it is ...

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Ado AminuJuly 13, 2021

For Non-Binary Awareness Week, this commitment should be your starting point

The week starting the Sunday or Monday preceding 14 July every year since 2012 is celebrated globally as non-binary awareness ...

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Ado AminuJuly 12, 2021

Borno IDP Camps: Could Governor Zulum be misplacing the difference between ‘prostitution’ and rape?

On Wednesday, July 7 2021, Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, lamented that prostitution is on the ...

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Ado AminuJuly 12, 2021

Male rape survivors would get help but homophobia wouldn’t allow it

#TriggerWarning; Rape. Every year, millions of boys and girls globally suffer sexual violence. The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) ...

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Ado AminuJuly 10, 2021

Once again a mob calls for blood in a new blasphemy case in Northern Nigeria

A mob of young Nigerian Muslim men in Sokoto, stormed the palace of Sultan, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday carrying ...

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Ado AminuJuly 9, 2021

5 Things to do when you get a panic attack

If you can picture this, chances are you have been there before – even if you didn’t have the words ...

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Ado AminuJuly 9, 2021

What non-humanist Nigerians think of humanism

In writing about World Humanist Day – for which we interviewed Activist and Member, Board of Directors Humanist Association of ...

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Ado AminuJuly 6, 2021

Tackling workplace sexual harassment is far easier for organisations than some ad campaigns

Anna’s* career path has been dotted with job switches since she finished NYSC in 2018, for reasons completely unrelated to ...

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Ado AminuJuly 6, 2021

Where “Out and Proud” does not have to be bare-faced

An acquaintance made a passing remark that started a conversation on whether we can call a public declaration of who ...

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Ado AminuJuly 5, 2021

Ableist language could be eroding the wins of Nigerians Living with Disabilities

There are many ways the systemic exclusion and oppression of people living with disabilities manifest in everyday life.  It is ...

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Ado AminuJuly 2, 2021

Workplace sexual harassment is too prevalent to ignore – STER survey finds

If you have ever been in a mixed-gender space where sexual violence is the topic of discourse you will notice ...

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Ado AminuJuly 1, 2021

3 Nigerian mothers share their reaction to their children coming out as gay and why

In order not to mar the celebration of LGBT Pride – which we did with a series of multimedia content ...

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Ado AminuJuly 1, 2021

Nigerians are subsidising human rights violations by Hisbah in Kano. When does it end?

It has almost become a tradition – the kind you know will happen but that you are not sure when ...

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Ado AminuJune 30, 2021

#PrideMonth: Long distance Relationships as an Aesthetic of Queer Love

By Damilola Aremo A few months ago, someone had asked a question on Twitter. It was one of those question-type ...

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Ado AminuJune 30, 2021

#PrideMonth Special: True story of two men who thought they could love openly

By Omoleye Omoruyi “Ade! What are you saying? Tell me, what are you saying?” Ade’s mom shouted on top of ...

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Ado AminuJune 29, 2021

#PrideMonth: Raising queer children takes more than a village

By Yinka Seth My brother came home one day, worry etched on his face. His face was a pimpled mess ...

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Ado AminuJune 28, 2021

#PrideMonth: Love will liberate us

By Ado Aminu Aminu In exploring love, we often fixate unhealthily on one kind of love – romantic love. It ...

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Ado AminuJune 25, 2021

#PrideMonth: YNaija Non-Binary Chat in conversation with Occultist Eniitan

Religion is mostly ideologies mankind depends on to mitigate a world that can feel daunting to process even on our ...

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Ado AminuJune 22, 2021

#TwitterBan: ECOWAS Court and the victory for human rights | #YNaijaCover

As if the unconstitutional absurdity by the Nigerian Government to ban microblogging site, Twitter was not enough embarrassment, the ECOWAS ...

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Ado AminuJune 22, 2021

#WorldHumanistDay: Saving Nigeria is everyone’s business including the irreligious

On paper, Nigeria is a secular state. A budding multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural democracy brimming with potential. We have the ...

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Ado AminuJune 21, 2021

#PrideMonth: Non-Binary Chat discusses pointers in building your own affirming family as a queer person

Picture this: a friendship of 22 years dissolves into, “Just to be safe, I will sleep in the parlour.” Just ...

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Ado AminuJune 16, 2021

The ‘dos and don’ts’ of supporting a marginalised group

On any other day it will make all the sense in the world to simply say, “Support marginalised groups,” and ...

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Ado AminuJune 15, 2021

Nigeria’s Twitter ban affects LGBT+ Nigerians worse than other Nigerians

A lot has been said about the consequences of the Twitter ban in Nigeria with regards to its impact on ...

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Ado AminuJune 10, 2021

What it means when we tell LGBT+ Nigerians: “Keep it to yourselves, no one cares”

If you have ever had the strength to challenge a Nigerian to a discourse on their complacency in the systemic ...

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