Category: Counter Culture Blog

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EditorApril 2, 2020

#Covid19: Wild animal consumption was just banned in China, should Nigeria follow suit?

Yesterday, the Chinese city of Shenzen became the first in the People’s Republic to ban wild animal consumption. China is ...

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EditorMarch 31, 2020

Ganduje is prepared to flout the law to keep his emirs

After months of deliberations the Federal Courts have ruled in the civil case brought before it about the legitimacy of ...

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EditorMarch 27, 2020

Luxury vehicles; that’s where Nigeria’s senate priorities lie during #COVID19

In case you were wondering what stringent measures the Nigerian House of Representatives have initiated in light of the global ...

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EditorMarch 26, 2020

Excellent images shot with the TECNO CAMON 12 featured on National Geographic, leading photography magazine

Whether you know photography or not, you must have heard of National Geographic. It’s a leading photography magazine in the ...

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EditorMarch 25, 2020

Abba Kyari has the coronavirus yet Nigerian politicians refuse to hear word

How did we manage to vote so many incompetent callous people into places of political power. Across the three arms ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 24, 2020

Should Nigerian oil marketers be punished for hoarding fuel in Corona times?

Last week, the federal government announced, in line with crashing oil prices, that it was lowering the financial peg for ...

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EditorMarch 23, 2020

Former VP Atiku Abubakar’s son has the Coronavirus, people this is not a drill

Last night, the last person anyone would have expected to be personally affected by the spread of the Coronavirus gave ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 22, 2020

Coronavirus won’t stop COZA from holding Sunday service, and maybe it’s time to push the panic button?

As the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirms 10 new cases of COVID-19, Nigerians are slowly coming to grips with ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 19, 2020

Yahoo boys are evolving: Love scams are out, fake news is in

From Naira Marley to President Buhari, everyone has been talking about online fraud and how intertwined with Nigeria’s public image ...

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EditorMarch 18, 2020

In the wake of #EndHomophobiaInNigeria, here’s a way to keep up the pressure

Last week, reports of the murder of a young Nigerian man from Imo state surfaced on the internet. The reports ...

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EditorMarch 17, 2020

How do you handle a global pandemic? Combine forces with Twitter

Today, the Nigerian government just announced that its third potential Covid-19 patient, a person who showed symptoms in Enugu state, ...

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EditorMarch 16, 2020

The tragedy at Abule Ado is a reminder that nothing insulates you from Nigeria

Yesterday, Lagosians woke up to a gas explosion at Abule Ado in Festac Town. In the era of the Coronavirus, ...

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EditorMarch 12, 2020

As Russia & Saudi Arabia fight over oil prices, a poorly prepared Nigeria will suffer

Over the last few years, Nigerians have lived in fear of fluctuating oil prices. Despite the efforts of successive governments ...

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EditorMarch 12, 2020

We cannot sacrifice poor people in our fight to curb the Coronavirus pandemic

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced it was upgrading its classification of the Coronavirus as a pandemic. It has ...

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Op-Ed EditorMarch 11, 2020

Maryam Augie-Abdulmumin: Child education – An obligation, not an option

Children all over the world and especially in Nigeria, no matter their social status, socio-economic situation, circumstance or location have ...

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Op-Ed EditorMarch 11, 2020

#EndHomophobiaInNigeria is sweeping through the internet and ignoring it makes you complicit

For 24 hours, Twitter has been abuzz with #EndHomophobiaInNigeria – a reaction to a gay man murdered in Imo which ...

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EditorMarch 11, 2020

Nigeria is doing everything right with its response to the Coronavirus

On Monday, July 9th, the Federal Ministry of Health announced that the country had recorded its second case of Coronavirus, ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 9, 2020

Maybe something good will come out of the Nigerian Premier League tragedy last weekend

Last weekend, during a routine Nigerian Premier League match between the Nassarawa United team and Katsina United, a Nassarawa United ...

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Op-Ed EditorMarch 8, 2020

I am Generation Equality: #EachForEqual, RED | For Africa C.O.O. Bukonla Adebakin sends special #IWD message

I am Generation Equality; EachForEqual The topic of equality is so vast and so broad, attempting to tackle it successfully ...

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EditorMarch 6, 2020

The South-South finally joins the regional security force bandwagon

Since 2015, Nigeria has struggled with increasing insecurity. It has worsened as clashes between herdsmen and farmers led to several ...

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EditorMarch 5, 2020

Ebola is finally history for the Democratic Republic of Congo

In the mass hysteria of the Coronavirus and the West’s confusion as to how the virus has not infiltrated Africa ...

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EditorMarch 4, 2020

Nigeria’s House of Reps are planning a Coronavirus inspired holiday

If there’s anything to be proud of in the global panic that has enveloped the world caused by the spread ...

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EditorMarch 3, 2020

Meet Senator Ibrahim Gaidam; sponsor of the new Boko Haram Bill

Nigeria has had more than its fair share of controversial senators since it returned to democratic rule in 1999. From ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 2, 2020

Almajiri bans are not what Sokoto or any other state in Nigeria needs

If there is anything that seems consistent about Nigerian governments at the federal and state level; its the reality that ...

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EditorFebruary 28, 2020

Nigeria has discovered its first case of Coronavirus, but no need to panic

In the late hours of February 27th, just two days after a previous suspected case of the Coronavirus was cleared ...

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EditorFebruary 27, 2020

When will Nigeria stop stigmatizing suicide and suicidal people?

Last weekend, there were two high profile suicides. One was of Caroline Flack, the former presenter of viral reality show ...

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Edwin OkoloFebruary 26, 2020

Tim Omotoso will go on trial today, as will organized religion which aided & abetted him

Over the last year, religious Nigerians had to contend with the outsize influence religious organizations within the country have had ...

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EditorFebruary 25, 2020

Its been 3 years since #EndSARS began & we are no closer to reform

This week, footballer Tiamiyu Kazeem became the latest hashtag in a long and depressing string of abuses of power by ...

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EditorFebruary 21, 2020

New Zamfara state probe reveals more skeletons in Yari’s closet

Graft is a feature of Nigerian governance. It corrupts every part of the governing process, from the local government chairman ...

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EditorFebruary 20, 2020

Privilege corrupts everything in Nigeria, even getting an I.D card

Yesterday, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) put up this post announcing that Nigerian born British boxer Anthony Joshua had ...

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