Category: Counter Culture Blog

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Bernard DayoJanuary 15, 2021

There’s still a soot crisis in Port Harcourt and how can we stop it?

On Sunday, a tweet went viral from user @GbemmyG in Port Harcourt showing her AC filters coated in soot, which ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 14, 2021

Muslim group asking Bishop Kukah to leave Sokoto paints Muslims as intolerant

Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah in his Christmas message of last year accused President Buhari of nepotism, ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 13, 2021

There’s a social media shutdown in Uganda ahead of its presidential election

Ahead of Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Thursday that pits the enduring incumbent Yoweri Museveni against opposition frontrunner and ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 11, 2021

Tunde Kelani’s new short film ‘To Live Again’ addresses the trauma of a teenage rape survivor

Trigger warning: drug-assisted rape In Tunde Kelani’s new short film To Live Again, a teenage girl reckons with her rape ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 7, 2021

The Capitol invasion and #ENDSARS protests have one thing in common: complicity of the police

The world is still reeling in shock from pro-Trump supporters invading the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and disrupting the counting ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 6, 2021

Nigeria is too poor a country for the amount of ‘poverty shaming’ that goes unchecked

If anybody knows the human behind the famous meme showing a person lying face down on a bare mattress with ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 21, 2020

Nigeria emerges as third most popular user of gay dating app Grindr

Popular gay dating platform Grindr has released its inaugural Grindr Unwrapped – think Spotify Unwrapped, but this time an overview ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 17, 2020

How Young Nigerians will spend Detty December

2020 has been an extraordinarily bad year, no need to recount. But with the arrival of the holiday season, attitudes ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 9, 2020

President or Resident? Buhari’s confinement to Aso Villa continues to reflect in everything currently going wrong

Different strokes for different folks, it is often said. But the kind of strokes President Muhammadu Buhari gives Nigerian folks ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 8, 2020

The Nigerian Army is just as guilty as Boko Haram; Amnesty International warns

The Boko Haram-led insurgency in Nigeria is one which has lasted for over a decade and recent happenings suggest that ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 4, 2020

NYSC posting should be reconsidered in the face of COVID-19 and heightened insurgency

The recent surge in activities of insurgents leading to loss of numerous lives means that worries about a global virus ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 3, 2020

Nigeria can do without Buratai and his speculation of terrorism for 20 more years

When the Nigerian Army launched a book, Compendium of Nigerian Army Transformation: The Buratai Years (2015-2020), in July to commemorate ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 2, 2020

5 Nigerian students speak about coping with the ASUU strike

In a year that has belonged to the coronavirus, pockets of police brutality protests and new anxieties from Nigeria’s economic ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 1, 2020

The idea of mercenaries suggests the military needs new ideas on war against insurgency

Even though insurgency has almost become synonymous with Borno State, the recent tragedy which struck renewed calls and clamours for ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 1, 2020

#WorldAIDSDay2020: Nigerians share their experiences about living with HIV and fighting stigma

There are 1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV, according to a 2019 survey by the Joint United Nations Programme on ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 30, 2020

Garba Shehu takes insensitivity to another level with comments on death of Borno farmers

The Nigerian media space was plunged into another period of mourning when scores of Borno farmers were reportedly killed by ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 30, 2020

Why the end may not be in sight yet for Nigeria’s insecurity challenge

Incidents that took place in the past week have made it probably the most gruesome since the week of October ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

Has internet regulation already begun with Feminist Coalition?

There has been much fuss about social media regulation and webspace restriction for some time now but the climax was ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

Mary WhatsApp: Social media communication demands tolerance and this Twitter trend amplifies it

Virtually every day on the internet sees to the breaking of a fresh event and what has got tongues wagging ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

N100bn CACOVID commitment; cue for government to start work on Police reforms

The Coalition Against COVID-19, otherwise known as CACOVID, has continued to donate heavily towards the country’s objective of bouncing back ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 25, 2020

₦500m compensation: Speaker Gbajabiamila and late Ifeanyi paying the price for a failed system

It is quite unfortunate that the very same war against recklessness of security agents that has been on for months ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu: Nigerians should not only be ‘Nigerians’ when they attain global success

Success, it is often said, has many friends but failure is treated like an orphan. This saying is one which ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 23, 2020

Can CONUA, the rival body to ASUU, solve Nigeria’s educational problems?

It is no gainsaying that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has become more known for industrial action than ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 20, 2020

Dear 2023 Governorship/Presidential Aspirants, Joe Biden has a message for you

The past couple of weeks has seen the world’s attention fix on the presidential election in the United States of ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 20, 2020

Eromz yesterday, Moyin Victor today; the callous persecution of #EndSARS protesters continues | #FreeMoyin

It probably needs no emphasis that Nigerian youths are currently facing a lot of persecution from the government and subordinate ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 19, 2020

Bit-by-bit contrast: Here are the major evidences the CNN investigation is bringing forward on #LekkiShooting

Lekki Massacre happened; no, it didn’t.  That has been the jostle back and forth in the minds of many Nigerians ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 17, 2020

How NLC fell from its glorious perch of ‘people-centered’ activism

When it took the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) about three days to respond to the most recent hike in fuel, ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 17, 2020

Why resignation is alien to the African political culture

In July 2019, Theresa May declared: “…I tried three times. But it is now clear to me that it is ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 13, 2020

Gaffe by Nigeria’s Commodity Exchange boss highlights either cronyism or outright incompetence

The nature of events and circumstances that have greeted 2020 means that when individuals, corporate bodies and the government take ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 11, 2020

Africa is proud of Okonjo-Iweala and Harris but is the society ready for what their careers demand?

When women break free of gender and social restrictions to attain lofty positions in their careers, they easily become societal ...

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