“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 24-year-old caterer […]
Today is the seventh day of the nationwide #EndSARS protests as Nigerians march peacefully against police brutality. So much has happened in these past seven days. You can check out all the stories and updates in our carefully curated EndSARS stack. Unsurprisingly though, a major driving force for the success of these protests has been […]
For the past seven days Nigeria has had it’s biggest national scale protest since 1993. The #EndSARS protest is a peaceful but powerful movement against police brutality in Nigeria, both generally, and specifically by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police. In these marches, music is an important tool to keep the people going. This […]
The police waited until it was dark, like around 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm next thing we knew, they started releasing canisters of tear gas at us. The 100 plus people who came for the protest started running for their lives. It was like a mini-stampede.
We’re in the sixth day of the peaceful #EndSARS protest, which has gone from being a national event to an international one. Over the course of the protest, some fire pictures have been shared across the internet. On this article, we’ll share some of the ones we absolutely love. Note: We don’t own, or take […]
The #EndSARS peaceful protests have been going on for five days across the country and across the world. Nigerians are making demands to end the body that inflicts so much brutality on innocent citizens. Most of people involved in the protests are young, and it’s because they’re the most affected by SARS, but we decided […]
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 EndSars protest has been going on around the country throughout this week. While the protests have been largely peaceful, law enforcement agencies seem not to be on the same page with Nigerian citizens. From allegation of intimidation to even tear-gassing protesters, it’s been a weird week. To better understand the why of the protest, […]
Nothing symbolises how dysfunctional Nigeria has become like the terrorism that is carried out daily by faceless officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). See, I know we still don’t have 24-hour electricity 60 years after Independence. I know our roads are shite and our hospitals are crappy. But how can some criminals keep terrorising […]
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 […]
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has overhauled SARS. What does this REALLY mean?
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