Category: Counter Culture Blog

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Bernard DayoApril 14, 2021

7 years since the Chibok kidnap and government’s failure to protect schoolchildren

On April 14, 2014 in the remote town of Chibok, Borno, trucks belonging to the insurgent group Boko Haram invaded ...

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Bernard DayoApril 13, 2021

Here’s what’s wrong with Bauchi planning a census for sex workers

Sex work has globally been a contentious issue, arising from different views on morality to religious doctrines and cultural mores. ...

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Bernard DayoApril 12, 2021

The cyber harassment of women won’t stop because it’s rooted in patriarchy

While today’s world of social media has made communication easier, with a proliferation of platforms meeting different needs and purposes, ...

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Bernard DayoApril 5, 2021

Buhari’s UK medical trip is once again showing the failure of Nigeria’s healthcare

Just before the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) embarked on an indefinite strike on April 1, 2021, President Buhari ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 31, 2021

Against homophobia in Ghana, LGBTQ Ghanaians are changing their profile pictures red on Twitter

For some time now, LGBTQ Ghanaians have been living in fear and isolation stemming from the constant attacks that Ghanaian ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 23, 2021

Why Nigerian youths must sustain activism beyond social media

Social media has formed a pseudo-reality many believe is the real deal. But, if we wanted to cause progressive change ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 23, 2021

The lifestyle audit is just another means to exploit Nigerians

Starting yesterday, Nigeria has made it legal to have a lifestyle audit for its citizens. Who needs a lifestyle audit? ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 22, 2021

Police violence continues unabated, the stories are piling

Many Nigerians have argued that the Nigeria Police Force learnt nothing from the #EndSARS protest. “They will wait, then return ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 22, 2021

The reactions of Nigerians to #RepealSSMPA proves that they are no better than SARS

Apparently, last year’s #ENDSARS protests haven’t taught Nigerians anything about intersectionality, or simply showing solidarity to other marginalised groups by ...

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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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Bernard DayoMarch 15, 2021

The unlawful detention of Itunu Babalola in Cote d’lvoire is rooted in xenophobia

Today on social media, many Nigerians galvanised to push the #JusticeForItunu hashtag after journalist and political critic David Hundeyin posted ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 12, 2021

What we know about the latest school abduction in Kaduna

Banditry and kidnap is on the fast rise and the Federal College of Forestry in Kaduna is the latest site, ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 10, 2021

What the #ENDSARS movement can learn from protests in Myanmar and its LGBTQ inclusion

Last year’s protests against police brutality, under the banner of the #ENDSARS movement, pushed against several injustices and human rights ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 4, 2021

Nude women from stills of Bella Shmurda’s ‘Rush’ video isn’t body positivity

Bella Shmurda, one of the industry’s fast-rising musical acts, has been at the center of the internet’s latest talking point. ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 3, 2021

Oil spillage is still a thing in the Niger Delta and why environmental justice is needed

Just last week, we reported on the resurfacing of Niger Delta freedom fighters stating the injustices their region grapple with ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 24, 2021

Maybe it’s time to finally address the injustices faced by the Niger Delta

In a viral video posted by AIT on Twitter, a militia group from the Niger Delta known as the Supreme ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 24, 2021

The attack on LGBTQ people in Ghana is an attack on us all

In the past days, LGBTQ people living in Ghana have been facing heightened homophobia from the Ghanaian government, human rights ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 23, 2021

Nigerian TV stations directed to have sign language in their news is what disability inclusion looks like

About 30 million people are living with various forms of disability in Nigeria and considering the ways ableism manifests individually, ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 22, 2021

Bovi took the #ENDSARS protest to the Headies as a reminder of the Lekki shootings

As celebrities turned for the cameras, Bovi's outfit was more than just a fashion statement

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Bernard DayoFebruary 19, 2021

The military patrol in Orlu is an abuse of power

In the last 72 hours, reports emerged about the Nigerian army descending on Orlu, Imo, in an operation believed to ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 16, 2021

The #BeLikeNgoziChallenge has been weaponised to hold women to a standard of appearance

Yesterday’s announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation was a huge feat for the ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 15, 2021

What’s next after the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests?

Saturday’s turn of events on the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests confirmed what we already know: that the government would mount a resistance. ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2021

Here’s what we know about the violent ethnic clash in Oyo

The state of Oyo has been seized by violent clashes between Hausa and Yoruba residents in Shasha area of Ibadan, ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 12, 2021

Going for the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests? | Here’s what you should bring along

As Nigerians peacefully protest the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate tomorrow with #OccupyLekkiTollGate, it is important we take lessons ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 10, 2021

#EndSARS and Igbos: Nigerians still don’t see divisive tactics when it is glaring

About three months since the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful protesters. More than three months since government thought of ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2021

#OccupyLekkiTollGate is proof that the government can’t be trusted to deliver justice

In response to the decision to reopen the Lekki Toll Gate by the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 5, 2021

Nigerians are resisting the CBN’s crypto ban with #WeWantOurCryptoBack hashtag

Nigerians on social media are expressing their displeasure in what they perceive is an attack on their financial autonomy by ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 4, 2021

How women from IDP camps are getting back their livelihoods

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are persons who have been displaced by natural disaster or conflicts from their homes, and with ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 3, 2021

The Nigerian police has launched a crime-reporting app, but tech illiteracy is the problem

The Nigerian police has just launched a crime-reporting mobile application called NPF Rescue Me, which will also provide intervention for ...

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Ado AminuFebruary 1, 2021

The #SilhoutteChallenge gives us an opportunity to interrogate our gender bias

So much has been written about the inherent bias with which we judge the actions of people based solely on ...

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