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Why anti-corruption campaigns are bad for democracy

Such campaigns can draw attention to the widespread presence of the very behaviour they are trying to stamp out — and subconsciously encourage people to view it as appropriate

Unite with Nigeria’s ‘Speak Up’ generation protesting against police brutality

Photos of citizens draped in the bloodied flag have spread around the world in the month the country should be celebrating 60 years of independence

The Nigerian government is killing its citizens — again

‘Nigeria kills its people. Nigeria has always killed its people.’

Elnathan John: Our merciful Nigerian father

“They say people disappear, young men with dreadlocked hair, with tattoos, or even just carrying a laptop in a backpack,” writes Elnathan John in a reflective essay about Nigeria.

Book review: The girl with the louding voice by Abi Daré

Abi Daré’s debut novel has been described as a celebration of girls who dare to dream

Excerpt: Akurakuda by Olalekan Jeyifous and Wale Lawal

‘Akurakuda’, a graphic novel by Olalekan Jeyifous and Wale Lawal is set in a futuristic Lagos that acknowledges the resilience of dispossessed people

Why some anti-corruption campaigns make people more likely to pay a bribe

The reason may be that the messages reinforce popular perceptions that corruption is pervasive and insurmountable. In doing so, they encourage apathy and acceptance rather than inspire activism

Nollywood-style weddings land on the cutting room floor

As the coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings persist, Nigeria is having to tone down the grand events it cherishes

Speaking out against D’banj

After accusing the Afrobeats superstar of rape, Seyitan Babatayo was arrested

Festac, the ANC and the arts

Keorapetse Kgositsile played a vital part in elevating the position of the cultural worker

Dramatic changes are coming to newsrooms across Africa

The pandemic could deliver a crippling blow to media houses across the continent

Nigeria’s president loses his right hand man to Covid-19

Abba Kyari was Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful chief of staff, and the jockeying to replace him has already begun

More funding, less fashion weeks

Nigeria’s industry needs more support, particularly for new entrants in the business

Mending broken Nigerian talent

Young footballers in Nigeria often struggle to get the specialised healthcare they need

Sabelo Mlangeni’s intimate portrayal of queer Nigeria

The photographer continues exploring queer lived experiences across Africa in The Royal House of Allure, tenderly documenting a safehouse for queer folk in Lagos.

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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