An anti-sexual harassment bill aimed at protecting students against sexual harassment by lecturers has passed the third reading.
Oh, look. It’s that stanza you never bothered to learn.
Breaking News: Third Mainland Bridge will be shut down for repairs from the 24th of July, 2020. This headline makes very little sense because Lagos has been on lockdown back to back for months. That’s months of nobody being out on the bridge, months that could have been used to do this maintenance work but […]
In a surprising and recent turn of events the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been arrested or “invited for questioning” by the Department of State Services (DSS). It however seems like he has a record and has been on the DSS radar for years now. According to Sahara […]
Luth is/was a bubble. A slice of a slice of the world tucked away. If you went to Luth or you currently school there, chances are that you’ll relate to one or more of these. 1) River Luth. Let’s start by giving honor to whom honor is due. We shall not speak too much on […]
My Bookclub recently read “So you’ve been publicly shamed” by Jon Ronson. The book talks about the history of public shaming and the re-emergence of public shaming due to Social media. Notably on Twitter. Here’s what some members had to say about the issue of public shaming. Read and share your thoughts with us. Anu/Female. […]
Ever since the lockdown eased up, there has been a relaxed atmosphere among Nigerians. Fewer people are wearing masks and there are “small parties” happening all over the country. Understandably, people are tired. How worried would you feel if you avoided these parties, followed the necessary guidelines, and still got COVID-19? Today, Lisa and Tomiwa […]
Seyitan’s case against D’banj is gradually unraveling before our eyes. Here’s everything you need to know about the case since Seyitan opened up on June 3.
“Where is Seyitan?” is the question everyone is currently asking on social media. In the past few weeks, cases of gender-based violence and rape have been on the rise in the news: Justice For Uwa, Tina and Barakat. This has encouraged more Nigerian women to tell their stories of sexual assault and name abusers online […]
Still on my personal lockdown which isn’t ending anytime this year or maybe even next — I have taken to asking my friends the most inane questions every week, to pass the time. Two weeks ago it was if they’d rather have walrus canines for teeth or horse’s feet for legs (Think about it!). Last […]
On June 3rd, 2020, smack in the middle of a pandemic that’s kicking even the most advanced countries’ asses — Nigeria, of growing infection numbers and ‘mysterious deaths’, decided to cut its health budget to focus on a more important area: the renovation of its national assembly building with ₦27 bn. Because where best to […]
Churches and Mosques in Nigeria might be reopening as new Covid-19 guidelines were issued by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.
You might think this is an easy quiz, but I dare you to share it in your (family) WhatsApp groups; what’s that thing they say? “Breeze blow, fowl yansh go open.” Consider this quiz the proverbial fowl yansh. Nigeria has had an interesting number of leaders since independence in 1960 – some were bad, some […]
Justice for Uwa is currently trending to create awareness on and justice for Uwaila Omozuwa who was raped and killed in church.
So far, every month in 2020 has given us its version of an uppercut to the jugular. We’ve lost Kobe and Gigi, a global pandemic broke out, we’ve had to stay isolated, murder hornets came back (then left?) and for May’s champion – repeated vile and racist attacks against black people in the US. John […]
In January 2020, Kay — awesome writer over at TechCabal, (Zikoko’s sister publication) spent a month in South Asia, touring the borders between Bangladesh and India. In preparing for this interview, I spent an inordinate amount of time getting lost in Bangladeshi cuisine, using maybe all of 3 minutes to learn about everything else (JK. […]
Have you ever been so scared for someone’s conscience, intercessory prayer starts hungrying you? Since May 7th, my recurring prayer point and the universal leader Governor of Rivers State – Nyesom Wike has seized and auctioned off over 20 civilian cars, convicted over 170 people and demolished 2 hotel buildings in his state. These were […]
For reasons best known to me (I’m bored, wistful and stir crazy, stuck at home with two sexagenarians), I have been dutifully spending a large percentage (I can’t say how large, this is a work post) of my day, researching the first few abroads I plan on living in when this whole ordeal is over. […]
Unofficial reports claim that Professor Ibrahim Gambari has been appointed as the new chief of staff in Nigeria to replace the recently deceased Abba Kyari.
Madagascar’s herbal cure for Covid-19 is drink invented in Madagascar and which the president of Madagascar claims cures and prevents Covid-19
To convict Orji Uzor Kalu — former Abia State Governor, Senator and chief whip of the senate — of a ₦7.7 billion fraud allegation, the trial courts engaged in proceedings so elongated, a child born at its inception would have been gearing up for senior secondary school upon its end. With the Supreme Court decision […]
If all my many years of watching overly dramatic spy-thrillers has taught me anything, it’s that Russia, its spies and its president are 100% not to be messed with. I thought everyone that journeyed to Moscow in 2018 had serious mind,and I still can’t watch Vladimir Putin on the news without avoiding eye contact. I’m […]
On April 29th, amidst fears over the growing cases of the Coronavirus nationwide, a different kind of tragedy struck. Love Divine a.ka. Picture Kodak – a talented video actress whose larger than life presence charged the video productions of stars like Olamide, Burna Boy and Wizkid – lost her life in the Ogudu home of […]
The reality of Lagos May 4th so far is gradually growing into all our worst fears materializing.
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