Tag: violence

Ado AminuAugust 17, 2021

The anatomy of self-loathing: Understanding homophobia and internalised homophobia

Ask around about homophobia, “What does it mean and how does it best manifest?” If you chance upon a cis-heterosexual ...

Ado AminuJune 10, 2021

What it means when we tell LGBT+ Nigerians: “Keep it to yourselves, no one cares”

If you have ever had the strength to challenge a Nigerian to a discourse on their complacency in the systemic ...

Ado AminuMarch 2, 2021

Here’s why cases of domestic violence would continue to rise in Nigeria

Despite the paucity of reliable data, the tons of cases of domestic violence that make the news are enough confirmation ...

Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

“We have a cultural problem” – Diversity Prize Finalist, Solomon Ayodele bemoans toxic masculinity

Few drives are as noble as ones that compel us to make life better for the largest majority of people. ...

Ado AminuDecember 9, 2020

#GhanaDecides: Political violence is an African reality that must die by fire

Africa’s exemplary democracy – Ghana, as it turns out is only exemplary because of the depth of rot all around ...

Joanne IkeSeptember 4, 2020

Dating apps are no longer safe spaces for Queer Nigerians

In March 2020, a story of how Utali Ekwensu, a queer man was brutally killed in Nanka, Anambra sent shock ...

EditorJune 26, 2020

Ekiti state is opening its first dedicated GBV referral centre

In a country where many seem undecided about how to treat victims of sexual assault and gender based violence, the ...

Bernard DayoJune 8, 2019

Fresh Abacha loot uncovered in Channel Island, AIT/Raypower shut down by NBC, #BBNaija premieres June 30 – Here’s everything that went down this week

This week was a rollercoaster of buzzy stories, from politics to pop culture and while we routinely reported each of ...

Bernard DayoJune 6, 2019

African Union suspends Sudan over violence against protesters

According to Al Jazeera, the African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan’s membership days after the military launched a brutal crackdown on protesters that ...

Fredrick NwabufoMay 6, 2019

Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy

Dear Police Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu,  You cannot tackle the growing security threat assailing the country by pandering to the whims ...

tosin adesinaJuly 3, 2018

#BreakTheCycle: Project Alert raises awareness about the effect of domestic violence on children

On May 21, 2016, the Sun Newspapers published a report on domestic violence and its effect where they narrated the ...

tosin adesinaFebruary 16, 2018

Nigerian Customs officials illegally detained and assaulted a Chinese businessman, this should worry you

When we were sent this first-person report of corruption and unprovoked violence against a Chinese businessman who immigrated to Nigeria ...

YNaija NewsRoomJanuary 27, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Ignored by the government and abandoned by its famous sons, chaos is brewing in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

The North’s Hidden Belt In contradiction with its famous slogan, ‘Food Basket of the Nation’, Benue’s lands have been haemorrhaging ...

EditorNovember 14, 2017

Anti-Grazing Prohibition Law: a new way to end herdsmen’s massacre

by Temitope Adigun In the words of Professor Wole Soyinka “For every crime, there must be restitution. The nomads of ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 26, 2017

1 killed as Kenya’s election re-run turns violent

At least one person has been shot dead Thursday during clashes over Kenya’s re-run election, which has been boycotted by ...

AzeezOctober 10, 2017

FG, security operatives brought violence into the Biafran agitation – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described those against its fight for the Republic of Biafra as Igbo political ...

AzeezSeptember 15, 2017

Court remands 30 IPOB members in prison

Thirty members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday were remanded in prison by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 6, 2017

Opinion: Mayweather proves we really are all just savage

by Nimi Princewill It hasn’t been long since a lot of us finally got our lives back—after enduring the massive ...

EditorSeptember 5, 2017

Burma genocide: Over 120,000 Rohingya people flee Myanmar violence

by Samuel Okike According to the United Nations, over 120,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in the last ...

AzeezAugust 28, 2017

We have taken note of Wike’s subtle threat of violence – APC

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has taken note of Nyesom Wike’s “subtle threat ...

AzeezAugust 24, 2017

South-East senators ask Nnamdi Kanu not to resort to violence

Senators from the South-East on Wednesday met with leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. According to ...

EditorAugust 19, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] There is nothing a woman can do that justifies her being beaten to death

Every few weeks, a story like the one that broke last weekend pops up on the Nigerian corner of the ...

AzeezAugust 17, 2017

Trump attacks Lindsey Graham over Charlottesville violence comments

Us President Donald Trump has described fellow Republican, Lindsey Graham as an “attention seeking” lawmaker. In a series of tweets ...

AzeezAugust 16, 2017

Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence becomes most liked tweet

Former US President, Barack Obama’s response to the Charlottesville violence has become the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history. What ...

EditorAugust 12, 2017

Youth inclusion in decision making helps foster peace #YouthDay

by Wareez Odunayo United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 54/120, on 17 December 1999, approved the recommendation by the ...

AzeezAugust 12, 2017

11 killed in Kenya’s post-election protest

Eleven people have reportedly been killed by Kenyan police while dispersing protesters who are agitated by the re-election of President ...

EditorAugust 9, 2017

Obama calls for calm in Kenya Election

by Wareez Odunayo Former US President, Barack Obama has called for calm in the ongoing political situation in his father’s ...

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 ...

Rachel OgbuJune 29, 2017

German transport security assaults ‘Nigerian man’ over train ticket (WATCH)

A 48-year-old man believed to be Nigerian was put in a headlock and thrown to the floor at a train ...

ItunuoluwaJune 5, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: Lagos State suspends NURTW activities in Oshodi indefinitely

The Lagos state government has banned the Oshodi arm of the National Union of Road Transport Workers,  N.U.R.T.W indefinitely.  The ...

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