Category: Counter Culture Blog

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

[The Activism Blog] This NEITI report finally proves why Nigeria doesn’t need oil

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has done an audit of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas industry in 2014, and ...

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

Brittle Paper is hosting Romeo Oriogun and Arinze Ifeakandu to talk Queer Lit this August

Literary magazine, Brittle Paper has really come through in 2017 for Nigerian queer writers and queer writing. From promoting Holy ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 29, 2017

[The Activism Blog] We are paying close attention to this Ushahidi sexual harassment scandal

One of Africa’s most famous tech start-ups is involved in a sexual harassment scandal. Nairobi-based Ushahidi rose to prominence in ...

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EditorJuly 28, 2017

Did you hear about the Arab millionaire who got out of a rape charge by saying he fell on his victim and accidentally penetrated her?

Just when you think you’ve heard everything ridiculous under the sun, you find something that will surprise the socks off you. ...

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EditorJuly 28, 2017

After years of shaming how other women dress, Azadeh Namdari, the Iranian presenter, gets a taste of her medicine

In every country where women are oppressed and seeking equality and emancipation from gender based discrimination, there are always women, ...

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EditorJuly 28, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Here’s one good thing that can come out of Trump’s latest move against the transgender troops

For a man who truly came into his own on reality television, surrounded by LGBT make up artists, hair stylists, ...

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EditorJuly 26, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Obianuju Ekeocha is the worst kind of woman, one who tries to deny women choice because she doesn’t need it

Do you know who Obianuju Ekeocha is? If you don’t, it is time to get acquainted with her. Obianuju Ekeocha ...

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EditorJuly 26, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Grace Ogiehor-Enoma is fighting to keep Nigerian men in America from murdering their wives

Between 2006 and 2008, 10 successful Nigerian nurses were brutally murdered. They were shot, stabbed, beaten to death. These numbers ...

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EditorJuly 26, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Maybe its time we started asking the church to get rid of its misogyny instead of its homophobia

Last week Friday, a number of Nigerian activists, writers, journalists, non-denominational religious people, Christians and Muslims all gathered at the ...

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EditorJuly 26, 2017

[The Activism Blog] When Paradigm Initiative met with the Presidency

A short clip from the Digital Engagement and Rights Forum, organised by Paradigm Initiative with the Presidential Office of Digital ...

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EditorJuly 25, 2017

[The Activism Blog] We love what the USAID is doing with Civil Society Organisations

The Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement project (SACE) of the United States Agency for International Development is currently holding a 1-day National ...

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EditorJuly 24, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Uganda’s youth minister thinks men abandoning their families is the fault of women

The thing about how pervasive and insidious patriarchy is, is that it absolves men of everything, even the most fundamental ...

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EditorJuly 24, 2017

PSA: Nigerians, the Internet sees your bigotry, and it never forgets

It is a thing of wonder to watch Nigerians wax end time biblical when matters of sexuality arise. They are ...

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EditorJuly 24, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] M.I. Abaga thinks R.Kelly grooming teenage girls for sex is ‘excusable’ because they are above the age of consent

So podcasts have become a thing in Nigeria, and we on The Sexuality Blog have even mentioned podcasts like Now ...

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EditorJuly 21, 2017

[The Activism Blog] LOL! Media Rights Agenda is not even playing with all of you again

The kind of stories we love to read: “Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on July 3, 2017, in Lagos launched the ...

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EditorJuly 18, 2017

[The Activism Blog] The CC Hub is now training its sights on young graduates

Bothered about the current challenge employers face with getting the right graduate to meet their needs, Co-Creation Hub is beginning ...

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EditorJuly 18, 2017

[The Activism Blog] The National Assembly has killed #NotTooYoungToRun, and Nigerian youth are fighting back

You should know YIAGA (Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement), they have pioneered the massively successive #NotTooYoungToRun campaign alongside ...

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EditorJuly 17, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Denmark’s new racist policy wants to curb migration, by stopping Africans from ‘breeding’

I honest to goodness wish this headline was clickbait. But sadly, it is not. Last week, Ulla Tornaes the Minister ...

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EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Activism Blog] SaharaReporters Civic Lab vs BudgIT Civic Hive?

Okay, so that headline was some weird form of click bait because we certainly don’t think this is a versus ...

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EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] If you’re a woman, not even old age will free you from the misogyny of Nigerians

Just in case you thought Nigeria had left behind its restrictive, misogynistic traditions, think again. In Amauzu Mkpoghoro village, in ...

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EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Civic Hive, BudgIT’s sexy new project will now be launched 29 July

So, obviously you already know that BudgIT is Nigeria’s sexiest civil society organisation. Let’s not even argue about that. Local ...

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EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Activism Blog] EiE adds Calabar to its list of cities for its radio network 

So this week, on 13 July, EiE added another station to its network of radio programmes focused on its #OfficeOfTheCitizen ...

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EditorJuly 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Scotland just became the first country in the world to offer free sanitary products

Reproductive health is a huge drain on the incomes of women. Especially for economically disadvantaged women everywhere in the world. ...

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EditorJuly 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] LGBTQ and need someone to talk to? TIERS is here to help you

As an LGBTQ person in a place like Nigeria where presenting the right public face can be the difference between ...

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EditorJuly 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Destination wedding? Same-sex marriage is now legal in Malta

For a country so deeply entrenched in Orthodox Catholicism that the concept of divorce did not legally exist till 2011, ...

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EditorJuly 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Give us safe abortions or just sentence us to death already

A 21-year-old girl died in the most horrible of ways, alone and in silence. She was a student of the ...

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EditorJuly 11, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Half of Americans want a law to force women to take their husband’s surname, and this is not a good thing

It almost feels like since America elected Donald Trump into their presidency, America’s men have begun to chafe at many ...

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EditorJuly 11, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Your shoulders are sexual and inappropriate, according to the US Congress

Imagine walking into a room, one of the most important rooms into your entire country. In the very next room ...

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EditorJuly 10, 2017

The Activism Blog: Media leaders from across Africa met in Durban last week – and issued this statement 

Convened by the Centre for International Media Assistance, and hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy, media leaders from across ...

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EditorJuly 10, 2017

The Activism Blog: We are paying very close attention to The Alternative. You should too

First launched in 2014 and suspended for three years, The Alternative – a Twitter-based handle seeking to sensitise younger Nigerian ...

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