“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject of today’s “A Week In the Life” is Jumoke, and she’s […]
The Nigerian military has a well-documented history of killing unarmed civilians. Listed below are five times the Nigerian military has killed unarmed civilians. 1. Baga Massacre, 2013 On 16 April 2013, 200 civilians were killed and over 2,000 houses were destroyed, with many other people injured in the village of Baga, Borno State, Nigeria. Refugees, […]
Earlier today, the Lagos government declared a 24-hour-curfew starting 4pm. However protesters and people who couldn’t go home on such short notice remained at the Lekki toll-gate. News have however reached us that peaceful protesters and people at the toll-gate are being shot at. Here’s what’s happening: To watch it live, click here. For more […]
If the president is not moving fast with police reforms, we can submit a petition to the National Assembly. 24-hour Curfew Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on all parts of Lagos State as from 4 pm, 20th October 2020. He also added that only essential service providers and first responders “must be […]
It is very easy to forget to prioritise your mental health in the midst of the protests and what seems like a very important part of Nigeria’s history. We asked five Nigerian women how they manage to protect their mental health even in the midst of it all. Sandra, 18 When it gets too much, […]
At 11:49 am today, the official Twitter account of the Lagos State governor, Jide Sanwoolu released a series of tweets announcing a 24-hour curfew within the state, taking effect at 4 pm. This comes on the heels of a similar curfew imposed yesterday in Edo State. This curfew does not seem to make a lot […]
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On October 31, 2020, there will be by-elections in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District; Bayelsa West Senatorial District; Nganzai State Constituency, Borno State; Cross River North Senatorial District and Obudu State Constituency, Cross River State. Other by-elections will hold in Imo North Senatorial District, Lagos East Senatorial District; Kosofe 2 State Constituency, Lagos State; Plateau South […]
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1. Food If you don’t have groceries at home, I don’t know what to tell you. With everything going on, it might be a little difficult or even near impossible to order food from restaurants. But hey, na who dey alive dey order food. 2. Data We’ve all seen how social media has played a […]
I’m pretty sure nobody saw the #EndSARS protests coming. Since the 7th of October 2020, when Runtown and Falz announced a demonstration at the Lekki Toll Gate, the movement has spread like wildfire to every corner of Nigeria. Protests are springing up in almost every state and people are catching on to demand better for […]
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If you’re looking to use your youthful energy join in the current peaceful EndSARS protests against police brutality but your boss won’t let you go because “Client is calling and asking for deadlines”, this article is for you. We’ll walk you through all the lies you can tell to your boss after you miss work […]
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Women have been said to be at the forefront of this protest. Although some people say women should not join the protest, they did anyway. We asked six Nigerian women why they joined the #EndSARS protests. Linda, 21 Every day I spend on the road, is for the women and the queers. Police brutality affects […]
Anyone who has Nigerian parents will be able to relate to one or more things on this list. See below: 1) Lock the door and hide the key. “As long as you’re in my house, you’re not going anywhere.” 2) Roll on the floor and ask you to “kill them.” The award for best actor […]
If you’re in a relationship, it’s always good to know how it’s going to end. You don’t want to invest all your emotions in a relationship only for them to dump you. Take this quiz and we’ll let you know how your relationship will end, or if it’ll last forever.
Reports and video footage circulating on social media reveal that prisoners have broken out of a prison in Benin, Edo State Nigeria. Other news media sites have also confirmed the development. At the moment, there is confusion about who exactly broke the prisoners out. While some say hoodlums masterminded the act, some others are blaming […]