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Op-Ed EditorJuly 27, 2021

Making new kings of mastery

Let’s be honest, we do not adore those African traditional movies anymore. The ones where coronation ceremonies are held; where ...

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Ado AminuJuly 13, 2021

The proposed constitutional amendment by Southwest Governors is the real deal for gender inclusion

To be able to say, “Something good is coming from the stable of Nigeria’s political class,” and mean it is ...

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Ado AminuJuly 12, 2021

Male rape survivors would get help but homophobia wouldn’t allow it

#TriggerWarning; Rape. Every year, millions of boys and girls globally suffer sexual violence. The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) ...

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Ado AminuJuly 6, 2021

Where “Out and Proud” does not have to be bare-faced

An acquaintance made a passing remark that started a conversation on whether we can call a public declaration of who ...

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Ado AminuJuly 5, 2021

Ableist language could be eroding the wins of Nigerians Living with Disabilities

There are many ways the systemic exclusion and oppression of people living with disabilities manifest in everyday life.  It is ...

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Ado AminuJuly 2, 2021

Workplace sexual harassment is too prevalent to ignore – STER survey finds

If you have ever been in a mixed-gender space where sexual violence is the topic of discourse you will notice ...

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Ado AminuJune 16, 2021

The ‘dos and don’ts’ of supporting a marginalised group

On any other day it will make all the sense in the world to simply say, “Support marginalised groups,” and ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 7, 2021

Nigerian Female Entrepreneurs to get a Breath of Fresh Air as SME.NG Sets to Launch Ebi Marketplace

SME.NG has unveiled a new e-marketplace platform with the aim to provide access to finance wider market access, technical and ...

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Ado AminuJune 4, 2021

Lack of accessibility may be pushing Nigerians to self-diagnose mental illness, but it doesn’t have to be the only way

However slow going, the conversation on mental illness continues to shift from the dark place of shame and silence it ...

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Ado AminuJune 2, 2021

International Sex Worker’s Day: Access to justice for sex workers should be our responsibility

One thing sex workers in Nigeria know on any given day is that access to justice is a pipe dream ...

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Ado AminuJune 2, 2021

YNaija Non-Binary Chat tackles the question, “What is the place of gay Muslims in the eyes of Allah (SWT)?”

There are many ways to be a Muslim LGBT+ person, but I have only ever allowed myself to contemplate either ...

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Ado AminuJune 2, 2021

Buhari vows to ‘shock’ those promoting insurrection, Bandits demand N110m for Islamiyya pupils | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the thirty-six states of Nigeria, these are the five biggest stories you shouldn’t miss out on: Insecurity: Buhari vows ...

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Chinedu OkaforMay 21, 2021

#YNaijaMusic50: Don Jazzy, Davido, Ozedikus, Sunday Are, Simi…Here are the 50 Most Influential Nigerians in Music

For a country with numerous social issues, music is the one thing that manages to keep us sane. Every year, ...

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Ado AminuApril 19, 2021

Yes, witchcraft accusation is a prosecutable offence in Nigeria

Nigerian feminists have been at the receiving end of accusations of witchcraft for a very long time. It didn’t start ...

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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 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 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

#HerStory Series: “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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Op-Ed EditorMarch 22, 2021

#IWD2021: In honour of Nawal El-Sadawy, the woman who inspired me to rethink Allah

by Asiya Hameed There are many reasons to write about the plight of women at any given time and not ...

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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

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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Op-Ed EditorMarch 17, 2021

Exploring gender through the viewpoint of Igbo Spirituality

by Obinna Tony-Francis Ochem There is a story told of Area Scatter, a crossdresser who played an ornamental thumb piano ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 16, 2021

#IWD2021 Special: Reflections on time and gender by a nonbinary woman

By Alexandra Maduagwu In many ways, this [life] journey has always been about finding and naming myself. Looking back, there ...

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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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Ado AminuMarch 11, 2021

#HerStory Series: “I wanted my baby to shut up, forever.” | Women’s Month Special

As difficult as it is to believe, nay conceive of, while we talk about women’s achievements in Nigeria over the ...

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