Category: Counter Culture Blog

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

EditorFebruary 19, 2020

TIERS is taking on conversion therapy in a new research project

When we discuss human rights, especially for people in minority communities, it is hard to have a robust conversation without ...

EditorFebruary 18, 2020

Following report exposing corruption TETFUND revokes funding for Nigerian lecturers

Nigerian lecturers are about to learn the hard way that ‘there is rice at home’. Last we wrote about how ...

EditorFebruary 17, 2020

Uber & Taxify have no place in @JideSanwoolu’s mega-city

Over the last 3 weeks the Lagos state government has made life extremely difficult for poorer Lagosians. Starting with the ...

EditorFebruary 14, 2020

First they came for #Okadas, now they’re coming for your SIM cards

If there is one trait the Nigerian government shares across federal, state and local government levels, it is their unrealistic ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 14, 2020

Coronavirus: As expected, Nigeria has failed its citizens in Wuhan

When it was announced in December 2019 that a new virus, the Coronavirus had started to affect citizens in Wuhan ...

Chioma Iwunze-IbiamFebruary 12, 2020

Are Remote Workers More Productive Than Traditional Office Employees?

Are you looking for ways to maximize the productivity of your workforce? Are some of them insisting on work-from-home flexibility ...

EditorFebruary 12, 2020

Forget innovation, Nigerian universities must first conquer corruption

As the world scrambles to uncover a lasting cure for the new Coronavirus (which is a mutated strain of the ...

EditorFebruary 7, 2020

Never mind Nigeria’s closed borders, we have a new visa policy

Nigeria is quite the country of contradictions. Mid-2019, the Nigerian Customs authority, with express consent from the Presidency chose to ...

EditorFebruary 6, 2020

Tobacco is coming under the microscope with new regulations & enforcement

A few days ago, people across the world commemorated World Cancer Day. While activities to mark the day in Nigeria ...

EditorFebruary 5, 2020

Olatunji Omirin is the latest Nigerian journalist to be arrested by Nigerian forces

At this point, it has become common place to hear of Nigerian journalists, arrested either by the DSS or Nigerian ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 4, 2020

The new Trump travel ban will allow you visit America, but not live there

Over the last week, a number of opinions have been expressed about the newly announced expansion of the ‘Trump Travel ...

EditorFebruary 4, 2020

Dividends of Democracy: Gokada lays off most of its staff

The Lagos State government will have you believe its sudden ban on micro transport (motorcycles and kekenapeps) was done for ...

Op-Ed EditorJanuary 31, 2020

It’s almost payday in Nigeria. A senator will get his first N13.5 million salary in prison this January

by Ifedayo Adeleye Every month, each Nigerian senator receives about N750,000 as a basic salary, according to the current Senate ...

EditorJanuary 31, 2020

Honourable Ado Doguwa wants you to know he is a strong man

The last thing anyone could have thought was that the newly elected senate would make Nigerians nostalgic for the active, ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 27, 2020

Sanwo-Olu shows he is a true Lagos governor by banning kekes & okadas (again)

When Nigerian governments have a problem they cannot solve by ignoring it, they choose instead to ban it instead. We ...

EditorJanuary 24, 2020

Joseph Odok, charged with terrorism by Ben Ayade finally gets bail

Terrorism seems like a ridiculous charge to bring against a lawyer, but this is the Nigeria we are living in ...

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 ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 23, 2020

Tarkwa Bay makes it 24 beachfront communities illegally evicted by Lagos state

I start this article with Olutimehin Adegbeye’s TED Talk, Who Belongs In A City, because with each month it becomes more ...

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 ...

EditorJanuary 21, 2020

Ganduje continues in Kano as Supreme Court affirms his election

Many hopes were dashed this morning as the Supreme Court of Nigeria affirmed the re-election of Governor Umar Ganduje of ...

EditorJanuary 20, 2020

#ImoWantsIhedioha: The South-East protests to reject the Supreme Court ruling on Imo state

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. #imowantsihedioha 💪🏿💪🏿 — Mundus (@mundus01) January 19, 2020 This is one ...

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 ...

EditorJanuary 17, 2020

Maybe Kano can learn a thing or two from Jigawa’s Hisbah board

Hisbah, the para-security organizations created to implement Shari’a law in many of the Northern Nigerian states has gotten a bad ...

EditorJanuary 16, 2020

Nigeria remains one of the most dangerous places to work for journalists

Yesterday, journalist Maxwell Nashan lost his life. Nashan worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and was preparing ...

EditorJanuary 15, 2020

On this Armed Forces Remembrance Day, we cannot forget the war we are yet to win

On the 15th of January every year, we remember the members of the Nigerian armed forces, who have for the ...

EditorJanuary 14, 2020

Hanan Buhari is not having a great week in the media

For most of General Buhari’s first term as president, his son Yusuf Buhari and his daughter Zahra Buhari spent a ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 13, 2020

The Nigerian police raises an important question about Amotekun

Who has the right to bear sophisticated arms? That is the question the Nigerian police representatives in Ekiti, Ogun and ...

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