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What’s strangling democracy in Nigeria? – Ayisha Osori

What’s strangling democracy in Nigeria? – Ayisha Osori

  Democracy day has come and gone. The euphoria, if any, of 15 years of ‘uninterrupted democracy’ has long since faded in the harsh realities of our lives. The ravages of corruption lay waste to everything from the efficiency of our security forces to the lack of power and basic infrastructure. Millions have no access to pipe borne water and ... Read More »

Chibok: Why are our female legislators M.I.A? – Ayisha Osori

Chibok: Why are our female legislators M.I.A? – Ayisha Osori

  What differentiates the 20 female senators of the United States Congress who signed a joint statement in support of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign and the 34 collectively silent women in Nigeria’s seventh Assembly? According to the New York Times, within 2 weeks of the campaign for the Chibok girls going global, female US Senators had also met with Secretary of ... Read More »

Nigeria, Terror and the #Hashtag Generation – Ohimai Godwin Amaize

Nigeria, Terror and the #Hashtag Generation – Ohimai Godwin Amaize

We live in dangerous times. I grew up in a Nigeria without the nightmare of terrorism. In my childhood days, everything about us as a nation was not perfect but everyday presented hope in a new Nigeria that is possible. I grew up with Muslim kids. Some of my closest confidants back in my undergraduate days at the University of ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: The Lost Maidens Of Chibok – Adekoya Boladale

#BringBackOurGirls: The Lost Maidens Of Chibok – Adekoya Boladale

We have read scripts and heard folk tales of Angels and beasts We have read Psalms and Epistles of monsters and princesses In the cloud of our innocence Beasts appears as angels Monsters appears as love For at the end of a scary fairytale Lies, they live happily ever after But today our marrows shaken, Our souls trembles in fear ... Read More »

Dear Shekau, we are on our way to Sambisa Forest – By @Obajeun

Dear Shekau, we are on our way to Sambisa Forest – By @Obajeun

Dear Abubakar Shekau, I don’t know if you are a beast with human face, but I will, for the purpose of our conversation, refer to you as a living human, barring the fact that you have succeeded in turning all of us into living ghosts. We know you have the power to break, kill and rape. We only have the ... Read More »

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