Tag: Activism

Oludolapo AdelanaMay 28, 2018

Is Falz carrying on his father’s legacy with #ThisIsNigeria?

Nigerian rapper, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, the scion of legal luminary and human right activist Femi Falana (SAN) has subtly reignited ...

tosin adesinaApril 25, 2018

[The Activism Blog] In Benue state, Moses Adi is changing the face of education and its commendable

At a time qualitative education has remained an expensive commodity in the country, an individual has chosen to bridge the ...

Omoleye OmoruyiApril 16, 2018

2Baba, Timi Dakolo, others attend EiE’s fundraising where personalities were auctioned

When the words “auction some personalities” came up in the brief explainer for the Enough is Enough (EiE) dinner night/fundraiser, ...

SponsorFebruary 21, 2018

Interswitch in Supporting STEM Education in Nigeria, Introduces SPAK Initiative to Groom Interest in STEM subjects

 The Quality of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education in Nigeria is on a steady decline and the causes ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 8, 2018

[The Activism Blog] Kemi Olunloyo is still in custody, and this should worry you

The plight of detained blogger Ms. Kemi Olunloyo who was arrested in Lagos last year after she was accused of ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 3, 2018

[The Activism Blog] The arrest of Daniel Elombah proves Buhari’s govt is as anti-press as ever

Reactions have continued to trail the arrest of Daniel Elombah the publisher of Elombah.com an online newspaper which started publication ...

EditorJanuary 3, 2018

Chimamanda Adichie, Banky W, Toke Ibru, others make YNaija inaugural #Woke100 List

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

tosin adesinaDecember 20, 2017

[The Activism Blog] You need to listen to Osasu Igbinedion

TV host, Osasu Igbinedion has joined the list of numerous Nigerians playing a positive role in the lives of the ...

EditorNovember 23, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Boko Haram survivors in Yokassala to get a borehole

Yokassala,  a border town after Adamawa situated in Cameroon was relatively unknown until the Boko-Haram insurgency reached its peak. The ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 12, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Who is afraid of free speech in Nigeria?

The increasing non-tolerance for free speech in Nigeria which we wrote about in our Injustice Blog this week is the core ...

RoqeebahJuly 9, 2017

The Activism Blog: Will Osori be returning to the board of OSIWA?

This just occurred to us yesterday as Ayisha Osori spoke about her experiences in the 2015 elections, where she first ...

Op-ed EditorMay 31, 2017

The Media Blog: We like this new thing SaharaReporters just launched

It’s the Civic Media Hub, and it’s modelled after the MIT Centre for Civic Media. It’s a place to incubate ...

Op-ed EditorMay 24, 2017

#BringBackOurGirls: How the Local Agitation for the Release of over 200 Abducted Girls Created a Global Movement

by Adesewa Josh In the middle of the night on April 14th 2014, Boko Haram militants raided a local secondary ...

ItunuoluwaMay 5, 2017

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to launch anti-Trump resistance organisation

According to CNN, Hillary Clinton, reentering the political limelight months after her 2016 campaign loss, will soon launch a political ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 13, 2017

The Thread: “There is a thin line between activism and witchcraft,” @Omojuwa warns

Japheth Omojuwa is addressing some of the biases Nigerians have about the presidency. See below: If Trump had chosen to ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 28, 2017

Tunde Leye: Your Naija activist checklist

by Tunde Leye I first wrote this piece 3years ago when Goodluck Jonathan was in power and some people had ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 22, 2016

Ifeoluwa Adedeji: Staging the Nigerian state (1) [NEW VOICES]

by Ifeoluwa Adedeji In this piece, I am concerned with the ‘staging’ of the postcolonial Nigerian state and the specific ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 8, 2016

Hamzat Lawal: Love and the temperament of an activist

by Hamzat Lawal Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies – Aristotle My experience in activism exposed ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Hamzat Lawal: It started when I connected to pain

My Life (series) with Hamzat Lawal “As we have no immediate experience of what other men feel, we can form ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Ayodeji Rotinwa: As we Felabrate, let’s remember our music still has no conscience

by Ayodeji Rotinwa It goes without saying what a force music can be, especially in repressive climes such as ours. ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 6, 2016

Between BBOG group, police and new pro-Buhari group

Having stopped the first silent protest of September 2nd 2016, embarked by the Bring Back Our Girls Group, by the ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMarch 16, 2016

Ezekwesili fumes over rejection of Gender Equality Bill

Former Minister of Education during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration and foremost activist, Oby Ezekwesili has lambasted the Nigerian Senate for ...

June 26, 2014

Opinion: The opposition APC and its concept of change

by Raymond Inkabi Thus, it appears the APC do not want to merely criticize the entire system, nor itself too, ...

May 30, 2014

Opinion: Nigeria – Why activism without ideation will never lead to change

by Tarila Marclint Ebiede  The activists lost the battle for change when they failed to build an enduring narrative around ...

May 27, 2014

Theophilus Ilevbare: #BringBackOurGirls campaign and the evolution of hashtag activism

by Theophilus Ilevbare Granted that hashtag activism oversimplifies the complexities of events abroad, and even if well-intentioned, rarely affect things ...

November 17, 2013

Salihu Lukman: Why ex-ASUU president, Prof. Iyayi made that ill-fated trip

by Salihu Lukman May the death of Prof. Iyayi awaken all of us to the need to discover new ways ...

September 10, 2013

Gbenga Olorunpomi: Kayode Opeifa – The thin line between activism and anarchism

by Gbenga Olorunpomi Opeifa hasn’t been found guilty of any crime and for the activists to treat him like they ...

July 28, 2013

Opinion: The role of the youth in birthing Africa’s future

by Ayomide Atitebi Consequently, young Africans must begin to take up the responsibility of builders working with imagination, deep insights ...

February 27, 2013

Japheth Omojuwa: Nigeria, if a better tomorrow must come (Y! FrontPage)

We must learn to use our supposed enemies to fight our own battles. There are times we will need them ...

January 16, 2013

Opinion: I am an activist… so what?

by Damola Adegun To be honest, some of the most satisfying moments of my life have been when I have ...

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