Category: Counter Culture Blog

Ado AminuMarch 17, 2021

Kwara Hijab crisis | The state government makes a bad situation worse

An inter-religious clash that has been doused in the interim rocked Kwara earlier today. It reincarnated from years of simmering ...

Bernard DayoMarch 15, 2021

The unlawful detention of Itunu Babalola in Cote d’lvoire is rooted in xenophobia

Today on social media, many Nigerians galvanised to push the #JusticeForItunu hashtag after journalist and political critic David Hundeyin posted ...

Bernard DayoMarch 12, 2021

What we know about the latest school abduction in Kaduna

Banditry and kidnap is on the fast rise and the Federal College of Forestry in Kaduna is the latest site, ...

Bernard DayoMarch 10, 2021

What the #ENDSARS movement can learn from protests in Myanmar and its LGBTQ inclusion

Last year’s protests against police brutality, under the banner of the #ENDSARS movement, pushed against several injustices and human rights ...

Bernard DayoMarch 4, 2021

Nude women from stills of Bella Shmurda’s ‘Rush’ video isn’t body positivity

Bella Shmurda, one of the industry’s fast-rising musical acts, has been at the center of the internet’s latest talking point. ...

Chinedu OkaforMarch 3, 2021

#YNaijaXNigerianWomen: The conversation on Nigeria as a safe space for women and the way forward

Commemorative of the International Women’s Month 2021, YNaija, an online content shop Wednesday, March 3, 2021, put together a virtual ...

Bernard DayoMarch 3, 2021

Oil spillage is still a thing in the Niger Delta and why environmental justice is needed

Just last week, we reported on the resurfacing of Niger Delta freedom fighters stating the injustices their region grapple with ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 24, 2021

Maybe it’s time to finally address the injustices faced by the Niger Delta

In a viral video posted by AIT on Twitter, a militia group from the Niger Delta known as the Supreme ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 24, 2021

The attack on LGBTQ people in Ghana is an attack on us all

In the past days, LGBTQ people living in Ghana have been facing heightened homophobia from the Ghanaian government, human rights ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 23, 2021

Nigerian TV stations directed to have sign language in their news is what disability inclusion looks like

About 30 million people are living with various forms of disability in Nigeria and considering the ways ableism manifests individually, ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 22, 2021

Bovi took the #ENDSARS protest to the Headies as a reminder of the Lekki shootings

As celebrities turned for the cameras, Bovi's outfit was more than just a fashion statement

Bernard DayoFebruary 19, 2021

The military patrol in Orlu is an abuse of power

In the last 72 hours, reports emerged about the Nigerian army descending on Orlu, Imo, in an operation believed to ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 16, 2021

The #BeLikeNgoziChallenge has been weaponised to hold women to a standard of appearance

Yesterday’s announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation was a huge feat for the ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 15, 2021

What’s next after the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests?

Saturday’s turn of events on the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests confirmed what we already know: that the government would mount a resistance. ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2021

Here’s what we know about the violent ethnic clash in Oyo

The state of Oyo has been seized by violent clashes between Hausa and Yoruba residents in Shasha area of Ibadan, ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 12, 2021

Going for the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests? | Here’s what you should bring along

As Nigerians peacefully protest the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate tomorrow with #OccupyLekkiTollGate, it is important we take lessons ...

Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 10, 2021

#EndSARS and Igbos: Nigerians still don’t see divisive tactics when it is glaring

About three months since the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful protesters. More than three months since government thought of ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2021

#OccupyLekkiTollGate is proof that the government can’t be trusted to deliver justice

In response to the decision to reopen the Lekki Toll Gate by the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 5, 2021

Nigerians are resisting the CBN’s crypto ban with #WeWantOurCryptoBack hashtag

Nigerians on social media are expressing their displeasure in what they perceive is an attack on their financial autonomy by ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 4, 2021

How women from IDP camps are getting back their livelihoods

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are persons who have been displaced by natural disaster or conflicts from their homes, and with ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 3, 2021

The Nigerian police has launched a crime-reporting app, but tech illiteracy is the problem

The Nigerian police has just launched a crime-reporting mobile application called NPF Rescue Me, which will also provide intervention for ...

Ado AminuFebruary 1, 2021

The #SilhoutteChallenge gives us an opportunity to interrogate our gender bias

So much has been written about the inherent bias with which we judge the actions of people based solely on ...

Ado AminuJanuary 29, 2021

When online oversharing crosses the line, here’s what we owe each other

How does one begin to process the monumental loss of a parent? If you have ever spoken to anyone who ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 29, 2021

Can women have fun with the Silhouette Challenge and not be policed?

There are three constant things in life: rain, tax, and internet challenges. Just fresh from the Buss It Challenge and ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 26, 2021

What we know about the military killings of Orlu natives in Imo

Yesterday, videos surfaced on the internet showing the Nigerian military in Orlu, Imo releasing live rounds into streets where indigenes ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 19, 2021

The accounts of #ENDSARS protesters still frozen proves that we are in an oppressive regime

Three months after Nigerians showed nationwide demonstrations against police brutality with the #ENDSARS movement, leading to the government freezing bank ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 15, 2021

There’s still a soot crisis in Port Harcourt and how can we stop it?

On Sunday, a tweet went viral from user @GbemmyG in Port Harcourt showing her AC filters coated in soot, which ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 14, 2021

Muslim group asking Bishop Kukah to leave Sokoto paints Muslims as intolerant

Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah in his Christmas message of last year accused President Buhari of nepotism, ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 13, 2021

There’s a social media shutdown in Uganda ahead of its presidential election

Ahead of Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Thursday that pits the enduring incumbent Yoweri Museveni against opposition frontrunner and ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 11, 2021

Tunde Kelani’s new short film ‘To Live Again’ addresses the trauma of a teenage rape survivor

Trigger warning: drug-assisted rape In Tunde Kelani’s new short film To Live Again, a teenage girl reckons with her rape ...

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