“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 a drug dealer. He […]
If you don’t know about Eromosle “Eromz” Adene’s case, well you should. The arrest of the 27-year old musician and philanthropist has generated a lot of controversy across social media, with opinions and counter opinions on how horrible the Nigerian society is, and why the Nigerian government cannot keep abusing human rights while getting away […]
The Nigerian police are always averse to protests. But things took a different turn earlier today when the Lagos State government, through its official Twitter account, stated that the Lagos State police command has vowed to resist any protests in Lagos State, under any guise or “nomenclature”. As expected, a lot of social media users […]
In Oko-aba, Abule-Egba, Lagos, a budding journalist, Pelumi Onifade captured Abiodun Bolarinwa, a politician, shooting at a crowd after not being allowed to address them. However, since October 20, 2020, when the incidence occurred, Abiodun Bolarinwa has still not been sanctioned. Today, we will explain Nigeria’s firearms act, and why Abiodun Bolarinwa should not have […]
What does it mean to be a man? Surely, it’s not one thing. It’s a series of little moments that add up. “Man Like” is a weekly Zikoko series documenting these moments to see how it adds up. It’s a series for men by men, talking about men’s issues. We try to understand what it […]
There gave been 9 different Inspectors General of Police in Nigeria within the last 15 years. And while it is always easy to make the Nigerian Police the fall guy, there are structures within the Nigerian Police itself that genuinely makes it impossible for the “Force” to be effective. Definitely, no organisation that changes its […]
Sars brutality stats: We are populating an unending list of people who’ve been victims of Sars brutality. Here are a few: 1) 2) 3) 4) Trigger warning: 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) If you want to help out with this list, here’s a good place to start. To read more on #Endsars protest, start […]
The Nigerian Police is currently recruiting, and we want a clean slate from the past. These questions must be asked if we are serious about integrity and professionalism in the force. 1. “Are you hopelessly addicted to 50 Naira?” He will try to hide his admiration for Kcee (“Alhaji Bureau de Changer”) and his elder […]
It takes a lot to surprise the average Nigerian. Honourable senators breaking into fights on TV? Routine. The president announcing that he’s journeying abroad for healthcare inaccessible to the regular guy on the street? Irritated, but not surprised. But every time word gets out, of a policeman assaulting a citizen for using an iPhone, or […]
To be forewarned…
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has overhauled SARS. What does this REALLY mean?
They were so on point!
And now NEPA has taken light so you start the cycle all over again.
When an oyinbo gets hospitalised after eating pepper soup.
Things are about to get pretty serious.
Not every time face your work, sometimes turn up.
Candidates with tattoos and physical impediments will be disqualified.
Although he said no one could find him.
Nigerian police and “anything for boys?”
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