Category: Counter Culture Blog

Buky WiliamsSeptember 26, 2020

Holding fort for the girls and women who cannot speak for themselves | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

Violence against women and girls is pervasive and normal in Nigeria. Gendered ideas and norms are a  rite of passage ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 25, 2020

Gender-based violence ends with you: An interview with Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“We live in a patriarchal society where women are subjugated, and men are seen and treated as the more dominant ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 24, 2020

Period Stigma is Rape Culture: An interview with Karo Omu of Sanitary Aid for Nigerian Girls | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“Your whole life is a whole joke. There are jokes about girls getting stained, jokes about how girls behave and ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 23, 2020

Damilola Odufuwa: ‘Women-only spaces are vital to surviving a patriarchal world’ | YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“It is very lonely being a feminist. It is very lonely being the odd one that thinks differently about the ...

Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 22, 2020

‘Why we must document and legitimise female desires’ – Interview with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“I’m one of those people who believes that pre-colonial Africa was way more accepting of women’s sexuality and desire. We ...

Alithnayn AbdulkareemSeptember 21, 2020

‘At the intersection of feminism and femininity, I only find push back’ | The YNaija Rape Culture Special Series

  Satan Drives a Sedan I don’t like White anymore. When I loved white, the last thing I owned of ...

Ehidumbi Blessing IyamadikenSeptember 20, 2020

Purity Culture is Rape Culture and we must bring the church to task | The YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

Since time immemorial, the burden of men’s misbehavior has always been put on women and the church itself has helped ...

Fatima TemitopeSeptember 18, 2020

Rape Culture endangers Muslim women too | The YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

“Islam gave women rights thousands of years before the West! Islam protects and cherishes women!”   These are some declarations ...

Ifedayo AdeleyeSeptember 17, 2020

Rape Culture is insidious, pervasive and structural: Dissecting the Rape Culture Pyramid | YNaija Special Series

Rape culture in Nigeria is pervasive. It is evident in the way we speak, interact, react and think. It is ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 16, 2020

The YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series: A glossary of terms

The words below are the most frequent when talking about the issue of rape. Rape is a sensitive subject and ...

Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 15, 2020

Unlearning the language of Rape: Introducing the YNaija Special Series on Rape Culture

When I was organising the #SayHerNameNigeria protests last year, my mind kept going back to a conversation I had the ...

Nelson C.JSeptember 8, 2020

On #AcquitThe57 and why social media is still the strongest ally for queer Nigerians

About two weeks ago, The Initiative For Equal Rights kick-started a campaign geared at raising awareness around the 57 young ...

Nelson C.JSeptember 8, 2020

Low cases of coronavirus in Africa is an important question, being asked by the wrong people

When the BBC published an ‘analysis’ linking the low death rate of Africans from the novel coronavirus to the soaring ...

Nelson C.JSeptember 1, 2020

The African migrants locked up in Saudi Coronavirus centers deserve your attention

What is more devastating? The mindless disregard the world gives Black bodies or the various forms of violence flung at ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 13, 2020

The Lagos Film and Video Censors board is coming for content creators

It seems in the next few months, your favourite Instagram comedians and Youtube content creators might need to lawyer up ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2020

With a 48% reduction in Land Use charges & a 5.8bn waiver on penalties, Lagos opens to homeowners

One of the major criticisms against the Lagos state government has been the prohibitive costs of owning a home. These ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 6, 2020

Revolution Now is proof young Nigerians are not afraid to fight for their future

August 5th, in several states across Nigeria, protesters came out in their numbers under the umbrella of Omoyele Sowore’s Revolution ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 5, 2020

Policing speech, not the pandemic or the suffering of Nigerians is what gets the federal government going

You would think that after the comprehensive protests to the Nigerian Senate’s attempts to pass into law a hotly contested ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 4, 2020

NIPOST bringing its feud with FIRS to the Twitter arbitration court is the strangest thing to happen this week

Just last week, The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) was in the news for imposing new licensing fees on courier services ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 3, 2020

Why are we rehabilitating Boko Haram terrorists during an ongoing terrorist occupation?

Five days ago, the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, was ambushed by Boko Haram fighters in the middle of ...

EditorJuly 30, 2020

Governors Okowa, Fayemi & Wike are showing Nigeria how to lead during a pandemic

Governor Nyesom Wike is in the news again. The last time he was mentioned, it was for intervening in the ...

Edwin OkoloJuly 28, 2020

Minister Akpabio’s list was yet another distraction in the NDDC case, when will we get justice?

The events of last week on the floor of the Nigerian Senate eclipsed any farce that has occurred prior. The ...

Edwin OkoloJuly 23, 2020

There is a human toll for the continued existence of Boko Haram

A video has surfaced of 5 people believed to be aid workers being executed by suspected members of the Nigerian ...

Edwin OkoloJuly 22, 2020

Alleged rigging at the Nigerian Bar Association elections is a signifier of how much trouble we are in as a nation

The last recourse for justice for the average Nigerian is the Nigerian legal system. It is where we go when ...

EditorJuly 21, 2020

Governor David Umahi just sacked 1000 aides, but why did he need them in the first place?

One of the unfortunate consequences of running a democracy like the one in Nigeria is that each elected official at ...

EditorJuly 20, 2020

#JusticeForIzu: To truly eradicate rape culture, we need structural solutions, not individual justice

A few days ago, news broke that a young man named Izu Madubueze had committed suicide. According to reports from ...

EditorJuly 16, 2020

Wilfully defaulting on your loans is no longer an option, thanks to this new CBN directive

Nigeria has a serious debt problem. It is such a pervasive problem that families will not invest in the businesses ...

EditorJuly 15, 2020

Nearly 5 million people applied for Batch C of the N-Power scheme this year

the moment it was confirmed that indeed, contrary to rumours and false information, Nigerians were indeed susceptible to the Coronavirus, ...

EditorJuly 14, 2020

On the 60th anniversary of Independence, a new non-fiction novel from Cassava Republic revisits our colonialist past

In a few months, Nigerians in the country and across the world will gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ...

EditorJuly 13, 2020

356 Nigerian soldiers allegedly resigned in the middle of active duty, this should worry you

Unless you don’t follow the news, then you must have come across one of the many reports of disgruntled military ...

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