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.
Over the last few days, Kano State in Northern Nigeria has been thrown repeatedly, into the throes of mourning. The latest loss is the life of Alhaji Tafida Abubakar, the Emir of the newly created Rano Emirate. He was 74 years old. What led to the death of the Emir of Rano? While the passing […]
Let’s start with this video from the MD of Access Bank: Access Bank lean measures may affect 75% of its staff. All those lost jobs in the middle of this crisis. Security men, tea boys, cleaners. The CEO offered to take a 40% pay cut. I prefer not to speak. People had this to say […]
“I can’t wait for FPL to start”
On April 28th, while many Nigerians were making those hilarious ass memes about the plans to ease the lockdown (how funny were those?), a bill to strengthen the powers of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (the organisation which has done commendable work in containing the spread of the coronavirus and Lassa fever in Nigeria) […]
There are a few things I’ve never understood – how low-rise jeans ever became fashion statements, how Jim Iyke always wound up with an American accent regardless of what country he visited, how Elisha Abbo remains a senator, you get the picture. Recently, a brand new entry has been scattering all of my brain – […]
Unless you had a boring, social media-free night on April 27th, you definitely heard about the Nigerian government’s plan to have a gradual ease of the lockdown, which has so far been in place for a little over a month. Everybody has an opinion on this. Some think the government is right to open the […]
The curfew in Nigeria was just announced by President Buhari. Starting 4th of May, you are to be indoors between 8pm and 6am.
The Lockdown in Nigeria (Lagos, Ogun and FCT) has been on for almost 4 weeks. Tonight, Buhari addressed Nigerian on the next steps. It was long, but we’re here to break it down for you.
‘No shade to South Africa, but if they can get it right, why not Nigeria?’
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