Category: Counter Culture Blog

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 ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 7, 2021

The Capitol invasion and #ENDSARS protests have one thing in common: complicity of the police

The world is still reeling in shock from pro-Trump supporters invading the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and disrupting the counting ...

Ado AminuJanuary 6, 2021

Nigeria is too poor a country for the amount of ‘poverty shaming’ that goes unchecked

If anybody knows the human behind the famous meme showing a person lying face down on a bare mattress with ...

Bernard DayoDecember 21, 2020

Nigeria emerges as third most popular user of gay dating app Grindr

Popular gay dating platform Grindr has released its inaugural Grindr Unwrapped – think Spotify Unwrapped, but this time an overview ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 17, 2020

How Young Nigerians will spend Detty December

2020 has been an extraordinarily bad year, no need to recount. But with the arrival of the holiday season, attitudes ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 9, 2020

President or Resident? Buhari’s confinement to Aso Villa continues to reflect in everything currently going wrong

Different strokes for different folks, it is often said. But the kind of strokes President Muhammadu Buhari gives Nigerian folks ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 8, 2020

The Nigerian Army is just as guilty as Boko Haram; Amnesty International warns

The Boko Haram-led insurgency in Nigeria is one which has lasted for over a decade and recent happenings suggest that ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 4, 2020

NYSC posting should be reconsidered in the face of COVID-19 and heightened insurgency

The recent surge in activities of insurgents leading to loss of numerous lives means that worries about a global virus ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 3, 2020

Nigeria can do without Buratai and his speculation of terrorism for 20 more years

When the Nigerian Army launched a book, Compendium of Nigerian Army Transformation: The Buratai Years (2015-2020), in July to commemorate ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 2, 2020

5 Nigerian students speak about coping with the ASUU strike

In a year that has belonged to the coronavirus, pockets of police brutality protests and new anxieties from Nigeria’s economic ...

Kola MuhammedDecember 1, 2020

The idea of mercenaries suggests the military needs new ideas on war against insurgency

Even though insurgency has almost become synonymous with Borno State, the recent tragedy which struck renewed calls and clamours for ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 1, 2020

#WorldAIDSDay2020: Nigerians share their experiences about living with HIV and fighting stigma

There are 1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV, according to a 2019 survey by the Joint United Nations Programme on ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 30, 2020

Garba Shehu takes insensitivity to another level with comments on death of Borno farmers

The Nigerian media space was plunged into another period of mourning when scores of Borno farmers were reportedly killed by ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 30, 2020

Why the end may not be in sight yet for Nigeria’s insecurity challenge

Incidents that took place in the past week have made it probably the most gruesome since the week of October ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

Has internet regulation already begun with Feminist Coalition?

There has been much fuss about social media regulation and webspace restriction for some time now but the climax was ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

Mary WhatsApp: Social media communication demands tolerance and this Twitter trend amplifies it

Virtually every day on the internet sees to the breaking of a fresh event and what has got tongues wagging ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

N100bn CACOVID commitment; cue for government to start work on Police reforms

The Coalition Against COVID-19, otherwise known as CACOVID, has continued to donate heavily towards the country’s objective of bouncing back ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 25, 2020

₦500m compensation: Speaker Gbajabiamila and late Ifeanyi paying the price for a failed system

It is quite unfortunate that the very same war against recklessness of security agents that has been on for months ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu: Nigerians should not only be ‘Nigerians’ when they attain global success

Success, it is often said, has many friends but failure is treated like an orphan. This saying is one which ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 23, 2020

Can CONUA, the rival body to ASUU, solve Nigeria’s educational problems?

It is no gainsaying that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has become more known for industrial action than ...

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