Category: Counter Culture Blog

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Kola MuhammedJuly 22, 2021

Recommendations by South West Governors are compelling evidence of how Nigeria could truly work

The Nigerian federation is at a critical juncture where virtually every citizen agrees that the national political setup needs to ...

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Kola MuhammedJuly 13, 2021

Usifo Ataga: It’s time the Police applied legal steps rather than ‘meet-and-greet’ rounds

The story of Chidinma Ojukwu and the late Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga is one that most Nigerians are familiar ...

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Kola MuhammedJuly 12, 2021

Information Blackout: Protest by the Press is alarm on the danger of democracy without watchdogs

A glance at any newspaper stand across Nigeria on July 12 would have brought one striking observation – most of ...

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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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Kola MuhammedJuly 9, 2021

First cattle, now dogs: Nigeria’s unending drama of fundamental animal rights | The #YNaijaCover

It’s not every time one gets to see the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation come out to ...

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Kola MuhammedJuly 8, 2021

The Court may have vindicated Kemi Adeosun but does the ruling erase the blot of forgery?

After the dust appeared to have long settled on the allegation of forgery of the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) ...

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Kola MuhammedJuly 7, 2021

Are Nigeria’s Northern elites truly jittery about Southern pacts?

It is becoming a case of cause and reaction. Whenever there is a meeting of the Southern leaders, especially the ...

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Kola MuhammedJuly 6, 2021

Southern governors are leading the charge for a restructured Nigeria and we love it

From the arrest and re-arraignment of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), nearly four years ...

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Kola MuhammedJuly 6, 2021

Kaduna School Kidnap: Why time is ripe for state police

There would certainly be no offence taken if one has lost count of the number of times schools have been ...

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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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Kola MuhammedJune 29, 2021

Nnamdi Kanu’s extradition is victory for the Buhari administration but that energy mustn’t burn out

After over three years of fireworks; to put it mildly, the Federal Government eventually got their hands on the self-proclaimed ...

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Kola MuhammedJune 29, 2021

UTME reportedly records mass failure again, and restructuring is the only answer

Participating in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is more of an indispensable necessity than just another exam checklist in ...

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Bernard DayoJune 14, 2021

Three takeaways from the #June12Protests

With the escalating tensions in the country arising from security breakdown, insurgency, food inflation, rising unemployment and, of course, the ...

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Bernard DayoJune 2, 2021

Nigerians are showing solidarity to Igbos with #IAmIgboToo. What does this say about us?

Adressing Nigeria’s mounting security crisis last night, President Buhari sent out a blizzard of tweets committing to combat the issue. ...

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Bernard DayoMay 24, 2021

#ReleaseThe21 is the movement calling for the release of arrested LGBTQ persons in Ghana

In another turn of hostility towards the Ghanaian LGBTQ community, 21 queer persons were arrested last week in the city ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 24, 2021

Profile: The avenging advocacy of Iyabo Ojo

It may be her greatest performance yet. But it had nothing to do with fiction. There was drama though. Plenty ...

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Bernard DayoMay 10, 2021

Is religion standing in the way of how we combat coronavirus?

In unsurprising fashion, the General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel), David Oyedepo, recently told his congregation that ...

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Bernard DayoMay 4, 2021

Nigerians on Twitter are rallying for the rescue of abducted students of #GreenfieldUniversity

Nigeria’s security challenges have been mounting over the past month, and with more reports on kidnaps, banditry, and Islamic militancy ...

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Bernard DayoApril 28, 2021

Buhari wanting AFRICOM relocated to Africa is a bad move

In the past week, Nigeria has felt like the Upside Down, the news cycle churning away with horrid stories of ...

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Bernard DayoApril 21, 2021

Why are heterosexual Nigerians moderating LGBTQ issues on Clubhouse?

Since its launch last year, Clubhouse has gained increasing popularity in the social media space. Mushrooming with topics and communities, ...

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Bernard DayoApril 20, 2021

Uber, Taxify drivers aren’t exploited only in Nigeria. It’s happening in Africa

News of Uber and Taxify drivers embarking on a strike action was first reported over the weekend, but Monday, 19 ...

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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 Nigeria’s youth 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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