Author: Nelson C.J

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Nelson C.JJanuary 23, 2020

The Tarkwa Bay jeopardy is just another pointer to a failed humanity

When Nigerians (who are often in underserved communities and are barely able to get by) are asked to evacuate the ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 21, 2020

The EFCC should do its job but are these dehumanizing methods of arrest really necessary?

For a while now, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has continued to reiterate its’ unbending stand on fighting ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 17, 2020

Protecting lives should be the priority of everyone in power and this includes governors

By now, we ought to have seen the widely acclaimed Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun) getting about their duties, if of ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 11, 2020

Somebody help! There’s fire on the mountain and all we see are commiserations

Between January 7 and January 10, 30 fire cases were reported in Osun, and 39 in Lagos state. This is ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 10, 2020

Hallelujah! Nigerian universities are finally getting a chance to move with the times

Alongside decaying structures, lack of learning equipment, obsolete teaching materials and excessively theorized curriculums with little to no practical classes ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 10, 2020

‘Amotekun’ initiative is the paradigm shift we’ve been waiting for to combat Nigeria’s growing insecurity challenge

Imagine a group of security personnel made up of people who live in our neighborhood or have a comprehensive understanding ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 9, 2020

Does NERC need a prophet to know that electricity tariff hike is disadvantageous to the livelihood of the average Nigerian?

The steep poverty level an immense number of Nigerians live in, and the minimal steps set up to combat that ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 9, 2020

Speed Darlington vs. Tunde Ednut: The place of consent and appropriation in social media entertainment

The line between growing one’s virtual brand off the material other people have produced and affiliating with a known brand ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 4, 2020

Afrobeats was huge in 2019, so why are prominent artistes left out from this year’s Coachella?

Afrobeat, which is specific to the west African region and Nigerian music with its fecund caliber of creatives have made ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 3, 2020

It’s 2020 and NDA cadets shouldn’t be bullying helpless citizens, except we are a lawless country

For Nigerians, the abuse of power by the Nigerian army and the humiliating treatment of everyday persons whom they find ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 2, 2020

Dear Governor; bad roads and not bad cars are the major causes of Lagos gridlocks

Lagos has a serious and historical problem with traffic congestion and gridlocks that often run for hours and has been ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 31, 2019

What Pamilerin’s Twitter suspension tells us about our changing celebrity culture

Less than a day after the suspension of his second Twitter account, Social Media personality and marketing strategist Adegoke Pamilerin ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

Can we get excited about ‘Americanah’ at this point?

With the announcement of a series-adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ by HBO in September came a lot of skepticism ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

The arguments are over but the rights of LGBTQ Nigerians are still not taken seriously

The LGBT discourse which made the rounds on Twitter late last week after Feminist, Gender-Equality advocate and award-winning Documentary filmmaker ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 29, 2019

Concerts shouldn’t cost attendees their money and their lives

A typical Lagos music concert has the potential for explosive disorderliness; depending on the artist and the crowd they’re able ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 27, 2019

We thought the year of ridiculous policies was finally over, but Kano says no

This year saw quite a number of preposterous bills and laws getting proposed and enacted. From the social media bill ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 27, 2019

Noble Igwe’s recent tweets will tell you where we are with the patriarchy

In the ever pulsating conversations around gender-equality that happen on social media, domestic responsibilities i.e cooking has been passed around ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 27, 2019

More than we ever thought, domestic workers in Nigeria need stronger protection

About five days ago, a video of a woman pushing a little girl out of a car and going on ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 26, 2019

Feuds are natural for creatives including female music artistes, and that should be fine

The rivalries and age-long feuds music artists share is a phenomenon sewn into the creative fabric and has an enduring ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 25, 2019

Difficult to believe but the federal government is empowering a lawless generation

When the highest branch of authority in the country fails to uphold an elevated standard of order and respect for ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

With ‘Glamour Girls,’ is Nollywood finally in the era of remakes?

The allure of remaking any piece of art is to be allowed the chance to view it from wholly refreshing ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

For Nigerian men, dark humour means trivialising women’s oppression

So here’s the thing for many Nigerians (read men) on social media spaces: clout reigns supreme. Nothing else really matters ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 11, 2019

Asa’s ‘Murder In the USA’ might rely on tropes to pass its message, but it is no less powerful for it

Before the release of the video for “Murder in the USA” the song carried an entirely different context from its visual ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 10, 2019

We can blame the government for many things, but rail line vandalism isn’t one of them

For the average Nigerian, trains still aren’t a viable alternative transportation options. Our rail lines are still terrible, and the ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 7, 2019

Livespot Nation is gunning for top spot in Nigerian entertainment

The Grammy-award winning rapper Cardi B has arrived in Nigeria for her Livespot X Festival happening on Saturday 7, December ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 7, 2019

Google is bringing shopping ads to websites, what does this mean for new media?

In a bid to contribute actively to Nigeria’s rapidly growing commercial ecosystem, Google has just launched Shopping ads on Google ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 6, 2019

Moradeun’s death could have been avoided if we held our government accountable

To talk about the Nigerian healthcare system is to come to terms with the most importance of our government’s incompetence.  ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 5, 2019

SERAP is making lifetime pensions for Nigerian governors & senators a thing of the past

On 26 November, the Zamfara state assembly repealed its pension law. This law, while active, made provisions for the upkeep ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 4, 2019

Can new Nollywood learn anything from their YungNollywood?

Old Nollywood movies have found a second life as shorthand for virtual interactions across social media platforms. First generation Nigerian ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 3, 2019

If Governor El-Rufai could do it, then Nigeria should get ready for more women in government

The face of politics in Nigeria has and continues to be male. Brutishly male, older and viciously stagnant. With a ...

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