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EditorNovember 7, 2019

Long after Saraki called it ‘Dead On Arrival’, the Nigerian senate revives social media bill

It does feel like we are in an endless hamster wheel with the Nigerian Senate. Pressing issues that affect the ...

Edwin OkoloNovember 6, 2019

Akwa Ibom takes a stand on #SexForGrades and other universities can learn a thing or two

Ever since news of the #SexForGrades documentary broke, tearing social media apart and abruptly ending the philandering careers of a ...

Edwin OkoloNovember 5, 2019

Isn’t Crazeclown too big a brand to be engaging in misogynistic jokes?

Nigerian comedy really is in the dumps, with the exception of a handful of truly talented comedians (Maraji mostly) the ...

EditorNovember 4, 2019

Religious organizations should not be allowed to administer mental health treatment

If you watched Ruona Meyer’s “Sweet Codeine”, the documentary that won her an Emmy nomination and showed the true impact ...

EditorNovember 1, 2019

Davido’s recent actions are a reminder that corruption is not just a government problem

As with everything Davido related, last week a video of two girls addressing the popstar went viral. Both seemed livid ...

EditorOctober 31, 2019

Like taxes and death, the Nigerian government has come again about regulating social media

It feels like with every cycle of oppressive behaviour, the Federal government remembers that social media is a tool of ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 30, 2019

What is the ministry of education’s response to #SexForGrades? ‘Read Your Books’

Unless you’ve been living in a rock in Ghana or Nigeria, then you have heard of #SexForGrades. Journalist and OAP ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 29, 2019

Just a reminder: Children cannot consent to sexual activity

When we have conversations about rape culture, we do so to dismantle the deeply ingrained belief systems that enable sexual ...

EditorOctober 28, 2019

‘Operation Positive Identification’ is discrimination in action

Ever since President Buhari won his second term, Nigerians across the country have worried that the President and his cabinet ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 25, 2019

The new UNDP report on African migration in Europe makes sense if you are a Nigerian

The United Nations Development Program recently released a report on the migration patterns of African immigrants to Europe, a very ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 24, 2019

If you want a university education, then you better go get your NIN

There hasn’t be a project that showed Nigeria’s incompetence as consistently as the National Idenitification Number Scheme (NIN) . Chaired ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 23, 2019

Closed borders and USSD charges, is this how to grow Nigeria’s economy?

“All goods, for now, are banned from being exported or imported through our land borders and that is to ensure ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

According to NMAC, 1 in 4 Nigerians are illiterate

65 million Nigerians that cannot read or write. That’s the number that Prof. Abba Haladu, the Executive Secretary of the ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

High ranking policemen getting kidnapped is just how bad Nigeria’s security issues are right now

Is there a more pressing sign that a country’s security has been severely compromised than the state having to protect ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 21, 2019

Isn’t it time France stopped pretending it doesn’t treat francophone West Africa like a colony?

Over the last decade, it has become harder and harder for France to project this air of neutrality and progressiveness, ...

EditorOctober 18, 2019

At long last, Karo Omu’s campaign to subsidize sanitary products has the government’s ear

Here at the YNaija Counter Culture blog, we have followed with keen interest the work that activist Karo Omu has ...

EditorOctober 17, 2019

Is Minister Adamu of the ministry of education going to speak on #SexForGrades?

#SexForGrades, the BBC investigation chaired by Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi and Charlie Northcott has the whole of Africa’s millennial population ...

EditorOctober 16, 2019

What happens to the AfCTFA now that the borders are closed?

The Nigerian Customs authority has spent the last month ‘experimenting’ with the country’s road borders. But not all the country’s ...

EditorOctober 15, 2019

Sanwo-Olu declares a state of emergency but is it enough?

Anyone who lives in Lagos knows what a nightmare traffic has been in the last month. There has been miles ...

EditorOctober 14, 2019

Dear Sound Sultan, a personal preference for plus-size women doesn’t make you progressive

Nigerians body shame. It is as much a fact about our country as our love for jollof and our tragic ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 10, 2019

Recent data on sexual assault in Kaduna is a warning that gendered violence is a national problem

As a Nigerian who is concerned about the rights of women and children, you never catch a break. In October ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 8, 2019

#SexForGrades is a reminder that nothing will stop Nigeria’s #MeToo movement

Yesterday, Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi, in partnership with Premium Times and the BBC released an investigative documentary about the exploitation, ...

EditorSeptember 19, 2019

Another critic of Governor Ganduje has been arrested for dissent

Nazir Ahmed, otherwise known by his stage name Sarkin Waka was arrested by the Kano State Police command on the ...

EditorSeptember 16, 2019

An alleged serial killer has killed 9 women in Port Harcourt & the Nigerian police is blaming the victims

The first time I heard about the serial killings in Port Harcourt, it wasn’t from the Nigerian police. There was ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 13, 2019

Don’t be deceived by the recent support for Bobrisky, TERFs are still a big problem

Everyone expected it, but we were all still genuinely surprised when it happened. For nearly a year, Idris ‘Bobrisky’ Okuneye, ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 12, 2019

Sex tourism is thriving in the Gambia, but is it wrong if it is consensual?

West Africa has sex tourism situation. I would ordinarily call it a ‘problem’ but I believe the situation requires more ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 6, 2019

Everyone dies in the end, even Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe (for 30 plus years) is dead. No one is really surprised by this, in ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 4, 2019

Sanctions not retaliations are how we need to respond to SA’s xenophobia

For nearly a week before the 1st of September, news filtered in from South Africa that the country’s black male ...

EditorSeptember 2, 2019

With journalists being arrested for treason, Nigeria dips further into a dictatorship

Just last week, we were publicly decrying the decision of the federal government to forcefully arrest AAC presidential candidate Omoyele ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 29, 2019

Flooding: Nigeria is on the verge of yet another nationwide disaster

As a Nigerian living in Nigeria, its hard not to feel like we all suffer from collective amnesia. A collective ...

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