Category: Counter Culture Blog

EditorJuly 2, 2020

Nigeria’s obsession with indigene based politicking needs to end, today

Nigeria is obsessed with ethnic boundaries and indigene based politics. We see it pop up in all levels of government, ...

EditorJune 29, 2020

Discos say you can blame the NERC for the increase in your next light bill

Do you remember when it was announced earlier this year that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had approved permissions ...

EditorJune 26, 2020

‘Support, Dont Punish’ is the mission we must all advocate for on World Drug Day

Nigeria has a drug problem. According recent research published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, there are ...

EditorJune 26, 2020

Ekiti state is opening its first dedicated GBV referral centre

In a country where many seem undecided about how to treat victims of sexual assault and gender based violence, the ...

Edwin OkoloJune 25, 2020

Gabon has decriminalized homosexuality

In an unprecedented move for Gabon, Gabonese lawmakers in the country’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted to decriminalise ...

Edwin OkoloJune 24, 2020

Kaduna state has opened its borders as a refuge for 35,000 Almajiri

For the last 20 years, Northern Nigeria has debated, with minimal progress, on the fate of its Almajiri system and ...

Edwin OkoloJune 23, 2020

Akwa Ibom just signed the VAPP Act into law, what does this mean?

At long last Akwa Ibom state joins 14 other Nigerian states who have adopted the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition Act, (VAPP) ...

EditorJune 22, 2020

Is the feud between Malami and Magu, mutiny in the Buhari government?

Earlier this week, the first lady Aisha Buhari went on Twitter to announce to the country that her aides had ...

EditorJune 18, 2020

Another year, another Lagos Flood, when will we learn?

After two days of torrential rainfall, the reports have begun to pour in, Lagos is again underwater. The annual Lagos ...

EditorJune 17, 2020

The EPL resumes today, posing a different kind of COVID-19 risk for Nigerians

Football is integral to the lives of significant percentage of the Nigerian population. Our football teams, both male and female ...

EditorJune 16, 2020

Oluwatoyin Salau is dead today because of toxic Nigerian parenting

Yesterday, news filtered onto the internet that 19 year old Nigerian American activist, Oluwatoyin Salau had been found. Or at ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaJune 8, 2020

Build your own table: Why women should listen to Beyonce

by Onakoya Toluwanimi It is no surprise to learn that women, especially Black women, struggle and are exploited in the music ...

EditorJune 5, 2020

Nigeria has a sexual offender register, we encourage you to use it

Nigeria has a sexual offenders register. I know that sounds ridiculous considering everything that has happened on Nigerian twitter this ...

Edwin OkoloJune 3, 2020

Will the church fail women on Ayo Ajani, as it did on Biodun Fatoyinbo?

This time last year, Nigerians were horrified to find out that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, spiritual head of the Commonwealth of ...

EditorJune 2, 2020

Ebola is far from dead, are we taking notice?

For the last three months, Nigeria has struggled to contain the novel Coronavirus, the country’s most robust response to a ...

EditorJune 1, 2020

#JusticeForUwa is a reminder that rape culture makes all women unsafe

Uwa Omozuwa was a 22 year old woman and a student of University of Benin. She had a life, had ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 30, 2020

“It’s a Mense World:” When should Men shut up?

by Toluwanimi Onakoya There is a discussion panel of five men. Can you guess the topic of discussion? Economic recession? ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 28, 2020

Tiwa Savage: Are women really the enemies of one another?

by Toluwanimi Onakoya “Women are always tearing other women down,” “Women are bitchy and catty,” “Women are women’s worst enemies.” Is ...

EditorMay 27, 2020

Governor Wike adds another twist to Rivers state’s never ending lock down saga

Less than a week after Governor Nyesom Wike put out videos of himself personally leading patrol squads banded to enforce ...

EditorMay 26, 2020

In Imo, Hope Uzodinma just made political office less lucrative

Just two months ago, Governor Hope Uzodinma was making waves in the media for election based reasons. To the surprise ...

EditorMay 25, 2020

Lai Mohammed finally joins the bandwagon of politicians punishing journalists for free speech

Want to understand just how much trouble Nigeria is in? A sitting Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has ...

EditorMay 22, 2020

Francophile Africa is finally economically free of French influence

We never thought we would see the day but it has finally happened. France has finally signed into law, a ...

EditorMay 20, 2020

Eid celebrations are around the corner, how can Northern states celebrate safely?

Today, the government of Jigawa state announced it was relaxing its strict lock down and reinstating movement privileges for Keke ...

EditorMay 19, 2020

With another university strike on its way, will Nigerian students ever catch a break?

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has announced it will be going on a two week ...

EditorMay 18, 2020

International flights to Nigeria might resume in June so brace yourselves

Last week it was announced that Arik Air, one of Nigeria’s premier airlines was furloughing 90% of its staff and ...

EditorMay 15, 2020

Chinese Doctors allowed into the country by the ministry of health have gone AWOL

Nigeria will disgrace you. This is a maxim that has become famous among young Millennial Nigerians and one we at ...

EditorMay 14, 2020

#SaveKatsinaNow is bringing attention to the violence plaguing the president’s home state

News about the Coronavirus has all but taken over news feeds across the country. It is on all the platforms, ...

EditorMay 13, 2020

Abubakar Shekau & Boko Haram are making headlines, but is it all good news?

After almost a year of silence, a new audio recording purportedly from Abubakar Shekau, the religious and military leader of ...

EditorMay 12, 2020

Governor Nyesom Wike’s antics in Rivers is a prime example of Nigerian lawlessness

On Sunday, 10th May 2020, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State began to act on his promises to punish Rivers ...

EditorMay 11, 2020

#JusticeForJennifer must not be allowed to become another empty hashtag

If you have followed the news, the you must understand that one of the inevitable outcomes of the restrictions on ...

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