On Abroad Life today, Deyo tells us how his curiosity and passion for solving the electricity problem in Nigeria took him from the hydroelectric station in Kwara State to Canada and why he plans to return to Nigeria to implement all he’s learning..
Every Friday morning, Zikoko’s new Citizen “Banter Republic of Nigeria” will curate the funniest news stories that made the rounds over the week, including the most absurd reactions to them. Diezani Alison-Madueke and Abubakar Shekau battle it out for the most ironical fugitives, while Sanwo-Olu’s campaign poster was sign language that he was coming to […]
There are more than 23 million people living in Lagos. So how best do you decongest? Extort, sorry tax people! In the space of four days, the Lagos State government has come up with barrage of taxes aimed at sending everyone back to their villages. Here’s the tea: First, there is the new taxes on […]
On Tuesday, news broke that 10-year old Jamilu Aliyu was chained with goats and forced to eat animal feed for two years, soon after his mother died. He was rescued after neighbours discovered the gory sight and spread the video footage. The boy was rescued by the Kebbi State government, due largely to the intervention […]
Immediately Ahmed Sani Yerima enacted Sharia Law as Governor of Zamfara State in 1999, most observers knew the law was always always going to be controversial. And it has turned out to be, on multiple occasions. Because how and why should a person be sentenced to death by hanging, for singing? In 2020. Ah… The […]
President Buhari signs into law the revised Companies and Allied Matters Act. Buruji Kashamu dies, Fuel Scarcity looms, amongst other significant new stories.
The subject of this week’s Abroad Life has chosen to be anonymous. She is a 21-year old International Economics and Relations student who left Nigeria for Ukraine when she was 17. She talks about racism and why she’s done with both Nigeria and Ukraine.
The bill prescribes life imprisonment for convicted kidnappers, and removes gender restrictions in rape cases.
Just when you think Nigeria can’t surprise you anymore, it does. With that in mind, we made a quiz to guess which bad decision by the Nigerian government you are. Try below:
Everything we know about the “Courier and Logistics Operation 2020” guidelines and the NIPOST fee.
A woman fired from the job where she got infected. A man who thinks that losing his sense of smell was a blessing in disguise. A woman worried about the future of her work at the Stand To End Rape Initiative – Three Nigerians describe their hospital journeys during a pandemic. Since February 2020, when […]
Let’s start from here: Nigerian politicians have a history of fainting at court hearings and getting away with their bad behavior. So, we the good people of Zikoko came up with scenarios where you can also get away with this tactic in your daily life. Here are a few: 1) When your girlfriend catches you […]
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.
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: