Tag: colonialism

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 23, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The West wants the spoils of colonialism, guilt free and served on a platter, but if Africa will progress, there has to be a reckoning

As a presidential candidate, Macron painted a striking picture of a progressive thinker on western imperialism and other sundry African ...

YNaija NewsRoomApril 29, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Laziness, rights, entitlement and privilege. This is how you create a #LazyNigerianYouth

The concept of human rights has its history in the creation of the United Nations. Following the devastation from the ...

Adetayo AdegbemleApril 3, 2018

Opinion: Is Nigeria on the brink of a trade war with China?

Africa is going through another phase of self-imposed slavery and colonization. This is especially in the face of the aggressive ...

EditorFebruary 11, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: The Mirabel Centre just got honoured by the Queen of England

Is there any bigger way for your work as an activist to be recognised and honoured than recognition from the ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 5, 2017

Opinion: President Buhari, the real enemy of Nigeria is not Nnamdi Kanu

by Timi Olagunju Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” ...

EditorSeptember 5, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Ghana is banning bleaching creams but that’s not the point

The Ghanaian government just followed in Cote D’Ivoire’s lead and signed new legislation that seeks to regulate and in certain ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 1, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: The intellectual case against Nigeria’s break up (Pt III)

by Farooq Kperogi What I have said about the Yoruba people (see part II) is also true of many other ...

Op-ed EditorMay 7, 2017

The Thread: Missionaries destroyed Nigerian languages. Here’s how

Nigeria is a diverse country with about 250 ethnic groups and 500 languages. But when the White men came with ...

Op-ed EditorApril 24, 2017

The Thread: Nigeria is just like the Middle East

No, not in the way Igbos believe their ancestry can be traced to Israel. This thread below explores parallel between ...

Op-ed EditorApril 8, 2017

Femi Fani-Kayode: The march of the ethnic nationalists and a friendly warning for the British and French ambassadors (Part 1)

by Femi Fani-Kayode In 1941 during the course of the Second World War, the most famous alumni of my old ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 28, 2017

Feyi Fawehinmi: The colonialists stopped us from killing ourselves to glory

by Feyi Fawehinmi Constitutional Monarchies Think of 5 peaceful well governed countries you'd like to live in around the world. ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2016

Opinion: Why tribalism is stupid

by Derin Adebayo These past few days there has been a lot of tribalism on display on Twitter. It was ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 20, 2016

Nonso Obikili: Colonial legacies, the federal government, and the moral high ground

by Nonso Obikili The past is inescapable. We all know the origins of what we today refer to as the ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 17, 2016

The Thread: “We all have accepted a social order that is born to fail”

Life is hard generally, but the systems on which Nigeria runs makes life multiple times harder for the average citizen. ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 29, 2016

Adeboro Odunlami: Use your legs [NEW VOICES]

Dear Nigeria, All the decades you have lived, there’s only one thing to say to you: you deserve better. On ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Opinion: Yorubas will not be used by Hausa-Fulanis in 2019

by Bayo Oluwasanmi “The statement from Yakasai is not surprising. That the Hausa-Fulani feudalists have consciously sought to monopolize power ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 5, 2016

Opinion: Critical thoughts on Independence Day celebration

by Akachdike Kanu Over this weekend I have received a few “goodwill messages” from some of my close friends in ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 4, 2016

Opinion: As we crawl from self-governance to good governance

by Ogundana Michael Rotimi Nigeria is not 56 years old- it is a journey of 56 years post-colonial rule and ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 2, 2016

Opinion: Southern Kaduna – Let’s revisit the issue of constituency delineation

by Yusuf Ishaku Goje Today’s Nigeria is plagued with the challenges of ethno-religious mistrust, counter-accusations, and hostilities. Nepotism has indeed become ...

December 20, 2012

“Slavery and colonialism still haunting Africa” – Wole Soyinka at launch of his new book

by Rachel Ogbu At the launching of his new book, Harmattan Haze on an African Spring, Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka ...

December 16, 2012

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

by C. Nwaonu   Maybe we can grudgingly learn to love the other members of the harem or file for ...

October 19, 2012

Elnathan John: How to give foreign aid

by Elnathan John There is really no need to treat Nigeria differently from Burundi which relies on foreign aid for ...

October 18, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Floods do not discriminate

Yes. Leadership has failed. But pointing upwards is the laziest way of explaining what is wrong with Nigeria. I hated ...

September 19, 2012

Opinion: The wishful thinking that is Nigeria

by Matilda Orhewere It is of paramount importance that Nigerians start to make conscious effort to aspire to higher heights ...

June 21, 2012

Nigeria: The mistake of 1914

by Femi Owolabi President GEJ’s present administration could be subtitled as ‘BokoHaram bombings.‘ Tracing the history back to the emergence ...

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