Category: Counter Culture Blog

Edwin OkoloAugust 20, 2019

Could public shaming be the only way we get Nigerian politicians to behave?

There is an anecdote that says Nigerians do not have shame. I don’t think that’s true, at least, not for ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 16, 2019

Mark Ofua’s animal shelter is a reminder of the ecological cost of our lifestyles

An animal shelter in Nigeria seems a bit of a stretch, but not for Mark Ofua. For Nigerians, animals rank ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 15, 2019

Dada is revolutionizing medicine in Nigeria, one payment at a time

The Federal Medical Center Ebute Metta might not have been in the news over the last few months but it ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 14, 2019

Nigeria’s fuel subsidies are still costing us more than we think

When was the last time you thought about fuel? Have you thought about how much it costs for a litre, ...

EditorAugust 13, 2019

At long last, leader of IMN, El-Zakzaky leaves for India for treatment

It has taken nearly four years of negotiations, protests, false starts and blatant defiance of the rule of law, but ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 12, 2019

Nepotism in the Nigerian army cost the policemen killed last week their lives

If you follow politics in Nigeria, then the events of last weekend must have caused you some concern. The Nigerian ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 9, 2019

A kidnap kingpin is in the wind and 3 police officers are dead; This is Buhari’s Nigeria

In a turn of events that will confound even the most open minded of political commentators, the Nigerian Police Force, ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 8, 2019

It’s 2019, and Kenya’s National Assembly wants to punish a legislator for breastfeeding

It is hard not to feel like no matter the kind of progress we achieve as a continent, we will ...

EditorAugust 5, 2019

It’s four years late, but Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky is finally getting his day in court

Few people could have anticipated that a routine trek for a group of Shi’ite Muslims and their leader Sheik Ibrahim ...

EditorAugust 4, 2019

Buhari moves one step closer to undermining our democracy with Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

This morning, former political candidate Oby Ezekwesili joined her voice to the chorus publicly denouncing the federal government’s secret arrest ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 2, 2019

Hallelujah, Tinder is finally looking out for the gays

Dating app Tinder has really caught on in Nigeria. It has gone from this dodgy app expatriates use to solicit ...

EditorJune 26, 2019

Statement of the UNODC Executive Director for the International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

Drug abuse is a complex problem at the intersection of public health, safety and social issues. It takes a heavy ...

Bernard DayoJune 11, 2019

BREAKING: Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling

Botswana’s High Court has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality on Tuesday, in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya ...

Bernard DayoMay 10, 2019

Dear Nigerians and bisexuals who think bisexuality means dating both genders at the same time – you are so wrong

Quite unexpectedly, bisexuality became one of the buzzy topics on social media on Thursday. We are used to seeing homosexuality ...

Bernard DayoApril 29, 2019

The police raided Abuja nightclubs and arrested over 70 women, sexually assaulted them and we are furious

Even though we are deeply numb from the varying attacks, assaults, and human rights violations perpetrated by the Nigerian Police, ...

Bernard DayoApril 18, 2019

Yomi Shogunle telling Nigerians how to avoid being killed by SARS is like men telling women how to avoid being raped

At this point, nothing that Yomi Shogunle says should be shocking. The Acting Commissioner of Police has, for himself, created ...

Edwin OkoloApril 9, 2019

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints about to become Nigeria’s first gay friendly church?

If there is anything the body of Christ in Nigeria is well known for, it is their vehement rejection of ...

Edwin OkoloApril 8, 2019

It is time women in Igbo land to have their #MeToo moment

If you have been following the news from Nigeria, then you have most certainly heard about the #ArewaMetoo movement. Inspired ...

Bernard DayoMarch 20, 2019

The spirit of homosexuality was burnt out in this Facebook user, as part of efforts to prove that straight people are stupid

A Facebook user on Tuesday has revealed that his family took him to a church to burn out the spirit ...

Vincent DesmondMarch 13, 2019

Its 2019 and Russell Bateman’s casual racism just won’t fly

In 2019 I feel there are certain conversations we shouldn’t be having but here we are, having them. It seems ...

Vincent DesmondMarch 10, 2019

Akwaeke Emezi accepting their Women’s prize nomination is not your chance to scapegoat them

When Akwaeke Emezi wrote and released their autofiction debut novel Freshwater, I wonder if they knew it would come to ...

Chisom MbamaMarch 8, 2019

If President Buhari’s campaign promises are fulfilled, Nigeria’s healthcare sector might have a great boost

On the 27th of February 2019, Mohammed Buhari was declared the winner of the 2019 presidential elections. In wake of ...

Emmanuel OnwuchekwaMarch 7, 2019

The SDG Index; the hattrick Nigeria can’t seem to score

First, some backstory. Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has always been very hands-on with global social and ...

Miracle OdenigboMarch 6, 2019

Thousands Of Algerians demand that President Abdelaziz Boutiflika step down

Ten thousands of Algerians stormed the streets across the country on Friday, to protest, following the decision of President Abdelaziz ...

Miracle OdenigboFebruary 25, 2019

CTA Decries the Performance of Security Agencies During Nigeria Election

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy has decried the conduct of security agencies during the presidential and national assembly elections on ...

tosin adesinaFebruary 4, 2019

#VOTE4WASH: political candidates Pledge total commitment to the implementation of SDG6 in Lagos State

VOTE4WASH, a social campaign put in place by Connected Development a Non-Governmental Organization with the support of WaterAid International has ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 30, 2019

Bobrisky dragging a homophobe on Instagram over the attack on Jussie Smollett is pure energy

Multiple reports on Tuesday confirmed the brutal racist, homophobic assault on Empire star Jussie Smollett in Chicago, perpetuated by two ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 15, 2019

[The Injustice Blog] Buhari’s appointment of Adamu Lafia as Acting IGP shows his Nepotism is a deliberate effort and not an error of oversight

One accusation that has failed to go in his three years as President of Nigeria is that of uncontrolled nepotism ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 11, 2019

ASUU’s strike is a reminder education means nothing to the Buhari administration

That an administration with a Professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria will treat education with such disdain means ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 11, 2019

[The Social Change Blog] 2019: CODE in partnership with WaterAid embarks on #Vote4WASH campaign to drive attention to WASH issues in Nigeria

Connected Development (CODE) in preparation for the 2019 general election has unveiled its plan to launch what it tagged the ...

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