Author: Ado Aminu

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Ado AminuApril 16, 2021

3 Muslims on how the culture of public humiliation for not fasting changed how they feel about Ramadan

On 10 April, just days ahead of the commencement of Ramadan, I wrote this piece calling upon world leaders who ...

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Ado AminuApril 15, 2021

Child Protection in Nigeria is making progress but not fast enough

The Katsina House of assembly in collaboration with Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Save the Children International, embarked on a translation ...

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Ado AminuApril 13, 2021

The online harassment of Ezra Olubi is confirmation that we are the monsters we complain about

When actor and fashion consultant Denola Grey tweeted about the recent controversial music video by American pop star, Lil Nas ...

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Ado AminuApril 13, 2021

We need more men to drive the gender equality agenda | Jane Egerton-Idehen on women and equality

The clamour for increased representation of women in key roles in the public and private sector in Nigeria is as ...

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Ado AminuApril 12, 2021

On family | The LGBT+ experience

Social ostracism is perhaps the strongest tool in the arsenal of exclusionary societies. It says, “If you do this or ...

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Ado AminuApril 10, 2021

Ramadan is here | Open letter to a season of open letters (honesty is a virtue)

Nigeria’s reputation for prayer doesn’t take a break – quite the opposite. Prayer seasons tend to overtake life, forcing most ...

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Ado AminuApril 8, 2021

#Edo2020: 8 Months pregnant Gold medalist being under scrutiny raises many questions

A heavily pregnant Nigerian athlete, Aminat Idrees, has won Taekwondo gold medal following her victory at the ongoing National Sports ...

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Ado AminuApril 8, 2021

Nigeria still has a drug addiction problem | Why social attitudes need to change

A viral video of young people high out of their minds from the use of illicit drugs makes the rounds ...

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Ado AminuApril 7, 2021

“There is more to human sexuality than sex” – From the lost diary of an asexual

The notion of sexuality being a spectrum is one that is yet to fully catch on in Nigeria. If you ...

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Ado AminuApril 6, 2021

The ache of silence | Intimate partner violence in LGBT+ relationships

It is an open secret that the laws against same-sex relationships notwithstanding LGBT+ people find ways to love in Nigeria. ...

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Ado AminuApril 6, 2021

A jail-break card in perpetuity for abusers | Dissecting the Pete Edochie interview

Unless you have not been paying attention lately, you must have come across the recent spike in nuggets of ancient ...

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Ado AminuApril 1, 2021

#LekkiLies is yet another failed attempt by the FG to launder its image | The #YNaijaCover

Five months after the tragic incident at Lekki Toll that brought to a terrifying end the mass agitation against police ...

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Ado AminuApril 1, 2021

Daughters of Eve | Inside the lives of Lagos sex workers

“You see that word Ashewo, I hate it!” Gift, a sex worker. It is a daredevil attempt arguing that you ...

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Ado AminuApril 1, 2021

Women intend to boycott Twitter to protest against misogyny and harassment

There could be a Twitter boycott on April 9, 2021 as women call for an end to online misogynistic attacks ...

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Ado AminuMarch 31, 2021

Trans Day of Visibility | What it means to live and love as a transwoman in Nigeria (A true story)

In celebration of Trans Day of Visibility, we interviewed transfeminist activist, Somi, on what it is like to live and ...

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Ado AminuMarch 31, 2021

‘Accused of blasphemy and burnt to ashes’ | The tragic tale of Talle Mai Ruwa

In case you missed it, Talle Mai Ruwa is the latest victim of fanatical religiosity (blasphemy), only he doesn’t make ...

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Ado AminuMarch 30, 2021

Suicide is on the rise and all we have is a mindless political leadership

How do you convince a government to declare a state of emergency on the increasing rate of suicide? Specifically, how ...

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Ado AminuMarch 29, 2021

3 years after the Disability Act became law, accessibility is still less than ideal

In a commendable win for people with hearing impairment, Nigeria’s federal government, in February, ordered the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) ...

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Ado AminuMarch 29, 2021

Why affirmative action is needed to close the workplace gender gap

There was pandemonium on Twitter last week following a tweet by a new generation bank announcing an internship opportunity for ...

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Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

The selective activism of Nigerian celebrities has been called to question thanks to Lil Nas X

If you haven’t heard of the latest video from openly gay American rapper, Lil Nas X, by now then that ...

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Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

#HerStory|”I am trapped in a loop of pain” – 34-year-old Samirah shares how she was forced to marry her rapist

Nigeria declared a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence last year following the rape and murder of 22-year-old ...

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Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

The plight of the Trans and Intersex double-minority communities needs emergency address

When we talk about the continuing discrimination faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other sexual and gender (LGBT+) minorities ...

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Ado AminuMarch 24, 2021

3 LGBT+ Nigerians share the story of their gay awakening

“The onus shouldn’t be on queer people to come out,” said YNaija’s Bernard Dayo while responding to this piece we ...

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Ado AminuMarch 22, 2021

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel is protesting against the SSMPA with a hunger strike. How will it play out?

Nigerian YouTuber, Victor Emmanuel, popularly known as VicWonder has gone on indefinite hunger strike in a protest calling for the ...

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Ado AminuMarch 19, 2021

3 LGBT+ Nigerians share what inspired them to come out of the closet

Human beings have an ever expanding list of wants, these things vary from person to person and more often than ...

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Ado AminuMarch 18, 2021

Kwara Hijab Controversy: Think about the children! | The #YNaijaCover

Kwara is caught in the eye of a storm as airs of unrest continue to fester over the right of ...

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Ado AminuMarch 18, 2021

#HerStory Series: “I regret nothing”| 47-year-old Sex Worker shares on leaving her parents to start a new life

Art, it is said, imitates life. Sometimes, the opposite is the case, and when this happens, we gasp and ponder ...

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Ado AminuMarch 18, 2021

Kanye West is a successful ‘mad person’ | What this means for people living with mental illness in Nigeria

There are a thousand and one reasons to centre conversation today around America’s richest ever black billionaire, Kanye West. For ...

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Ado AminuMarch 17, 2021

Kwara Hijab crisis | The state government makes a bad situation worse

An inter-religious clash that has been doused in the interim rocked Kwara earlier today. It reincarnated from years of simmering ...

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