Category: Counter Culture Blog

Edwin OkoloAugust 8, 2019

It’s 2019, and Kenya’s National Assembly wants to punish a legislator for breastfeeding

It is hard not to feel like no matter the kind of progress we achieve as a continent, we will ...

EditorAugust 5, 2019

It’s four years late, but Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky is finally getting his day in court

Few people could have anticipated that a routine trek for a group of Shi’ite Muslims and their leader Sheik Ibrahim ...

EditorAugust 4, 2019

Buhari moves one step closer to undermining our democracy with Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

This morning, former political candidate Oby Ezekwesili joined her voice to the chorus publicly denouncing the federal government’s secret arrest ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 2, 2019

Hallelujah, Tinder is finally looking out for the gays

Dating app Tinder has really caught on in Nigeria. It has gone from this dodgy app expatriates use to solicit ...

EditorJune 26, 2019

Statement of the UNODC Executive Director for the International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

Drug abuse is a complex problem at the intersection of public health, safety and social issues. It takes a heavy ...

Bernard DayoJune 11, 2019

BREAKING: Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling

Botswana’s High Court has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality on Tuesday, in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya ...

Bernard DayoMay 10, 2019

Dear Nigerians and bisexuals who think bisexuality means dating both genders at the same time – you are so wrong

Quite unexpectedly, bisexuality became one of the buzzy topics on social media on Thursday. We are used to seeing homosexuality ...

Bernard DayoApril 29, 2019

The police raided Abuja nightclubs and arrested over 70 women, sexually assaulted them and we are furious

Even though we are deeply numb from the varying attacks, assaults, and human rights violations perpetrated by the Nigerian Police, ...

Bernard DayoApril 18, 2019

Yomi Shogunle telling Nigerians how to avoid being killed by SARS is like men telling women how to avoid being raped

At this point, nothing that Yomi Shogunle says should be shocking. The Acting Commissioner of Police has, for himself, created ...

Edwin OkoloApril 9, 2019

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints about to become Nigeria’s first gay friendly church?

If there is anything the body of Christ in Nigeria is well known for, it is their vehement rejection of ...

Edwin OkoloApril 8, 2019

It is time women in Igbo land to have their #MeToo moment

If you have been following the news from Nigeria, then you have most certainly heard about the #ArewaMetoo movement. Inspired ...

Bernard DayoMarch 20, 2019

The spirit of homosexuality was burnt out in this Facebook user, as part of efforts to prove that straight people are stupid

A Facebook user on Tuesday has revealed that his family took him to a church to burn out the spirit ...

Vincent DesmondMarch 13, 2019

Its 2019 and Russell Bateman’s casual racism just won’t fly

In 2019 I feel there are certain conversations we shouldn’t be having but here we are, having them. It seems ...

Vincent DesmondMarch 10, 2019

Akwaeke Emezi accepting their Women’s prize nomination is not your chance to scapegoat them

When Akwaeke Emezi wrote and released their autofiction debut novel Freshwater, I wonder if they knew it would come to ...

Chisom MbamaMarch 8, 2019

If President Buhari’s campaign promises are fulfilled, Nigeria’s healthcare sector might have a great boost

On the 27th of February 2019, Mohammed Buhari was declared the winner of the 2019 presidential elections. In wake of ...

Emmanuel OnwuchekwaMarch 7, 2019

The SDG Index; the hattrick Nigeria can’t seem to score

First, some backstory. Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has always been very hands-on with global social and ...

Miracle OdenigboMarch 6, 2019

Thousands Of Algerians demand that President Abdelaziz Boutiflika step down

Ten thousands of Algerians stormed the streets across the country on Friday, to protest, following the decision of President Abdelaziz ...

Miracle OdenigboFebruary 25, 2019

CTA Decries the Performance of Security Agencies During Nigeria Election

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy has decried the conduct of security agencies during the presidential and national assembly elections on ...

tosin adesinaFebruary 4, 2019

#VOTE4WASH: political candidates Pledge total commitment to the implementation of SDG6 in Lagos State

VOTE4WASH, a social campaign put in place by Connected Development a Non-Governmental Organization with the support of WaterAid International has ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 30, 2019

Bobrisky dragging a homophobe on Instagram over the attack on Jussie Smollett is pure energy

Multiple reports on Tuesday confirmed the brutal racist, homophobic assault on Empire star Jussie Smollett in Chicago, perpetuated by two ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 15, 2019

Buhari’s appointment of Adamu Lafia as Acting IGP shows his nepotism is a deliberate effort and not an error of oversight

One accusation that has failed to go in his three years as President of Nigeria is that of uncontrolled nepotism ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 11, 2019

ASUU’s strike is a reminder education means nothing to the Buhari administration

That an administration with a Professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria will treat education with such disdain means ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 11, 2019

[The Social Change Blog] 2019: CODE in partnership with WaterAid embarks on #Vote4WASH campaign to drive attention to WASH issues in Nigeria

Connected Development (CODE) in preparation for the 2019 general election has unveiled its plan to launch what it tagged the ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 8, 2019

When is the Nigerian military going to be called to order?

While it is expected that the military should have purged itself of anti-democratic behavior, the Nigerian Army continues to perpetrate ...

Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 30, 2018

This is one of many reasons Nigeria’s security architecture may need a complete overhaul

It began with a petition written against one Filis Arinze – which seems like a threat. The Special Task Force ...

tosin adesinaDecember 16, 2018

Since when did the Nigerian Army become afraid of UNICEF?

On Friday, December 14, 2018,  the Nigerian Army through the theatre command, operation Lafiya Dole which co-ordinates its North East ...

tosin adesinaDecember 16, 2018

Military Operations: CSOs tasks Buratai on Accountability

A coalition of three civil society Organisations have requested the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Col Tukur Buratai to urgently ...

tosin adesinaDecember 13, 2018

Electoral Amendment: Is Buhari afraid of a credible election?

The 2015 election which ushered in the Muhammadu Buhari presidency was adjudged as one of the best elections ever conducted ...

tosin adesinaDecember 13, 2018

Does Nigeria have anything to celebrate on International Human Rights day?

December 10th is globally recognised as the International Human Rights Day. The day set aside by the United Nations general ...

tosin adesinaDecember 12, 2018

‘Small Doctor’, Sowore’s supporters and a stinking judiciary

A common saying in Nigeria is that the judiciary is the hope of the common man. However, like every other ...

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