Category: Counter Culture Blog

Kola MuhammedNovember 3, 2020

Northern governors join push for social media regulation and the reasons are obvious

There seems to be something about social media that Nigerian leaders are wary about and the latest move from Northern ...

Kola MuhammedNovember 1, 2020

How the success of the US Navy Seal made a mockery of us

Despite all kinds of scrutiny that security agents have been subjected to in the past weeks owing to the #EndSARS ...

Kola MuhammedOctober 31, 2020

There’s riot police to control chaos but IGP Adamu wants officers to ‘fight back’ instead | #EndSARS

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been the subject of national and international scrutiny in the past weeks as the ...

Kola MuhammedOctober 30, 2020

Let’s examine if we should blame the #COVID19 palliatives ‘looters’ for being greedy – or not

It was a historic moment when the very generation that was thought to be more concerned with social profiles than ...

Kola MuhammedOctober 29, 2020

Desmond Elliot needs to be reminded that Nigerian youth are not the problem

Desmond Elliot is back in the headlines and this time, he is on about erosion of culture on the part ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 27, 2020

Why a youth-only political party might not be the best idea

by Adewale Alabi During the #EndSARS protests, there was a lot of exemplary coordination and strategizing that the youths involved ...

Nelson C.JOctober 26, 2020

Minister Fashola must think we are in ‘the era of the dumb’ so this is what we must do

Indeed, the latest reports of former Lagos governor and the current Federal minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola “discovering” ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 15, 2020

Sanwo-Olu, Obiano are singing the songs #EndSARS protesters want to hear, but we are not there yet

Who would have known that it will take 7 whole days before forces in government places begin to take action? ...

Nelson C.JOctober 15, 2020

#EndSARS: Banning the protests doesn’t signify the government’s commitment to fulfilling their promises

It is day 8 of the #EndSARS movement and while protests are still going on strong in cities like Lagos ...

Nelson C.JOctober 14, 2020

#EndSWAT: Young Nigerians are ready to probe and dismantle existing harmful systems in the country

A recurring conversation in this movement that has entered its sixth day of peaceful protests and a number of reactive ...

Nelson C.JOctober 12, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: Celebrities should not be holding meetings on behalf of the people | #SARSMUSTEND

Popular figures, Davido, D’Banj, Segalink, Ubi Franklin, Korede Bello, and a bunch of others, were in a private meeting with ...

Nelson C.JOctober 12, 2020

#EndSARSProtest: The struggles of women and queer people also matter

Nigerians struggle with the idea of intersectionality. We find it difficult to consider other people’s voices that intersect with ours; ...

Nelson C.JOctober 10, 2020

#EndSARS: This is a fearless generation and there are many more causes to be fought

We can all agree that to be a young Nigerian today is to be in a constant state of awareness. ...

Nelson C.JOctober 10, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: The distractions are crawling out but here’s why we must focus on the problem at hand

As the heat around the #EndSARS intensifies, there is the conversation around the reason why people are protesting and calling ...

Nelson C.JOctober 8, 2020

#EndSARS: We are finally seeing increased participation from people with huge platforms

During the Black Lives Matter movement that broke out in America and quickly sparked off a chain of global protest ...

Nelson C.JOctober 7, 2020

Here’s why Igbo apprenticeship is not as rosy as many make it seem

At any given time, you might find a Twitter thread or an article detailing the brilliance of the Igbo apprenticeship ...

Nelson C.JOctober 6, 2020

#EndSARSnow: Will this wave of protests against SARS mark an end to this menace?

In the past three days, the heat of the people’s concern over the recurring acts of assault, extortion, illegal and ...

Nelson C.JOctober 5, 2020

Lil Frosh: What role do enablers play in gender based violence?

If you look closely at the fabric of each case of gender-based violence, away from the primary perpetrator (who is ...

Nelson C.JOctober 1, 2020

#Nigeria60andUseless is a heartbreaking illustration of how Nigerians truly feel about the country but there’s more…

It’s another October 1st. The routines play out again. Speeches and tweets from the President, brands changing their logos for ...

Nelson C.JSeptember 29, 2020

Senator Elisha Abbo will be paying for his crime, the sort of justice system women need

It is not a regular phenomenon to see a high-ranking government official being held accountable. There has been an interesting rise ...

Nelson C.JSeptember 29, 2020

Why are Nigerians taking Rema’s emotional outburst as fodder for bants?

All of Monday, social media saw a frenetically outspoken side of Rema in a string of tweets, some cryptic, others ...

Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 29, 2020

To dismantle rape culture, we must dismantle misogyny: Closing The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

In my work and life as a feminist and woman, one question which I always ask myself is this: “Is ...

Nelson C.JSeptember 28, 2020

Governor Sanwo-Olu’s proposal of monthly rents is a fair response to housing problem in Lagos

Lagos has a housing problem. We all know this, we bear witness to it, read about it, see it in ...

Damilola MarcusSeptember 28, 2020

The menace of street harassment and reclaiming women’s bodies in public spaces | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

Street harassment can be defined as all forms of unwanted comments, contact and actions forced on strangers in public. It ...

Dein TamunoSeptember 27, 2020

At the Frontlines: Dein Tamuno speaks on working in a Rape Crisis Centre | YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

“…for those of us who are Human Rights Defenders. We however, not just know our rights, we realise more than ...

Buky WiliamsSeptember 26, 2020

Holding fort for the girls and women who cannot speak for themselves | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

Violence against women and girls is pervasive and normal in Nigeria. Gendered ideas and norms are a  rite of passage ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 25, 2020

Gender-based violence ends with you: An interview with Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“We live in a patriarchal society where women are subjugated, and men are seen and treated as the more dominant ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 24, 2020

Period Stigma is Rape Culture: An interview with Karo Omu of Sanitary Aid for Nigerian Girls | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“Your whole life is a whole joke. There are jokes about girls getting stained, jokes about how girls behave and ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 23, 2020

Damilola Odufuwa: ‘Women-only spaces are vital to surviving a patriarchal world’ | YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“It is very lonely being a feminist. It is very lonely being the odd one that thinks differently about the ...

Angel Nduka-NwosuSeptember 22, 2020

‘Why we must document and legitimise female desires’ – Interview with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“I’m one of those people who believes that pre-colonial Africa was way more accepting of women’s sexuality and desire. We ...

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