Category: Counter Culture Blog

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 ...

Nelson C.JJanuary 11, 2020

Somebody help! There’s fire on the mountain and all we see are commiserations

Between January 7 and January 10, 30 fire cases were reported in Osun, and 39 in Lagos state. This is ...

Nelson C.JJanuary 10, 2020

‘Amotekun’ initiative is the paradigm shift we’ve been waiting for to combat Nigeria’s growing insecurity challenge

Imagine a group of security personnel made up of people who live in our neighborhood or have a comprehensive understanding ...

Nelson C.JJanuary 9, 2020

Does NERC need a prophet to know that electricity tariff hike is disadvantageous to the livelihood of the average Nigerian?

The steep poverty level an immense number of Nigerians live in, and the minimal steps set up to combat that ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 9, 2020

Another day, another arrest of suspected homosexuals by Kano’s hisbah corps

As part of its ‘enforcement’ of Shari’a laws, the Kano state’s para-law enforcement agency, the Hisbah Corps has been instrumental ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 8, 2020

The United Methodist church is splitting from its African branches over gay marriage

Religion is a powerful catalyst for social change. Its power to unite people around a singular cause and inspire selfless ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 6, 2020

The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is supposed to clean up Nigerian oil, but will it?

Global news platform, Al-Jazeera recently put out a micro-documentary that caught our interest. At 7 minutes long, the explainer manages ...

Nelson C.JJanuary 3, 2020

It’s 2020 and NDA cadets shouldn’t be bullying helpless citizens, except we are a lawless country

For Nigerians, the abuse of power by the Nigerian army and the humiliating treatment of everyday persons whom they find ...

Nelson C.JJanuary 2, 2020

Dear Governor; bad roads and not bad cars are the major causes of Lagos gridlocks

Lagos has a serious and historical problem with traffic congestion and gridlocks that often run for hours and has been ...

Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

The arguments are over but the rights of LGBTQ Nigerians are still not taken seriously

The LGBT discourse which made the rounds on Twitter late last week after Feminist, Gender-Equality advocate and award-winning Documentary filmmaker ...

Edwin OkoloDecember 30, 2019

We’re going into 2020 with an infrastructural funding crisis

One of the major campaign promises of the Buhari administration during its first and second election runs was the promise ...

Nelson C.JDecember 27, 2019

We thought the year of ridiculous policies was finally over, but Kano says no

This year saw quite a number of preposterous bills and laws getting proposed and enacted. From the social media bill ...

Nelson C.JDecember 27, 2019

More than we ever thought, domestic workers in Nigeria need stronger protection

About five days ago, a video of a woman pushing a little girl out of a car and going on ...

Edwin OkoloDecember 27, 2019

Borders in Nigeria are staying closed for the foreseeable future

Earlier this year, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Authority, Hameed Ali announced the country was closing its land ...

Edwin OkoloDecember 26, 2019

The judge assigned to Omoyele Sowore’s suit has resigned, so what next?

the last 4 months, the entire country has followed with trepidation the case of journalist, activist and presidential candidate Omoyele ...

Edwin OkoloDecember 25, 2019

All we want for Christmas is Leah Sharibu

February 2018 started like a normal day for Leah Sharibu, but by then end of that day, she had joined ...

Nelson C.JDecember 25, 2019

Difficult to believe but the federal government is empowering a lawless generation

When the highest branch of authority in the country fails to uphold an elevated standard of order and respect for ...

Edwin OkoloDecember 24, 2019

Shina Peller was arrested by the Nigerian police, this is Nigeria in 2019

We are at the end of a decade, and everything that has happened in the last year tell us that ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 24, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: 10 moments that proved that Nigeria is a jungle

Forget what you’ve heard, Nigeria is a jungle and the  shame is ours ANA owing young writer Every time this ...

Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

For Nigerian men, dark humour means trivialising women’s oppression

So here’s the thing for many Nigerians (read men) on social media spaces: clout reigns supreme. Nothing else really matters ...

Nelson C.JDecember 11, 2019

Asa’s ‘Murder In the USA’ might rely on tropes to pass its message, but it is no less powerful for it

Before the release of the video for “Murder in the USA” the song carried an entirely different context from its visual ...

Edwin OkoloDecember 11, 2019

Punch NG is standing up for freedom of expression by taking a stand for Nigerian media

  Editorial: Buhari’s lawlessness: Our stand — The Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) December 11, 2019 Today, the editorial board at ...

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