Op-Ed

Ekene Odigwe: Benue State’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill – Where are the Priorities?

Benue, a North-Central Nigerian State becomes more prominent in recent times for so many wrong reasons. It is a state with a population of 4,253,641 as of 2006 census. With farming as the main occupation, the state can be credited for cash crops such as potatoes, cassava, soya bean, guinea corn, flax, yams, sesame, rice,… Read More Ekene Odigwe: Benue State’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill – Where are the Priorities?

Community, Op-Ed

Peter Okeugo: Dying to live. Living to die #NigeriaMourns #NationalDayofMourning

Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote: “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” Today, Monday, May 28, 2018, The United States of America celebrates the Memorial Day to remember fallen heroes who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. In Nigeria, the Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee (JN-CAC) declared May 28… Read More Peter Okeugo: Dying to live. Living to die #NigeriaMourns #NationalDayofMourning

Op-Ed

Peter Okeugo: Can anything good come out of Nazareth – LGBT Nigeria? #IWD2018

Nathaniel said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” This is a passage from the Holy Bible, John 1:46. It portrays how Nazareth, a minority community and the hometown of Jesus, was looked down on during the time of Jesus. No one believed anything good could… Read More Peter Okeugo: Can anything good come out of Nazareth – LGBT Nigeria? #IWD2018

Op-Ed

Alumbugu Basiru: Nigeria’s Homophobia is Self-destructive

The hardening of homophobic nationalism in settings such as Nigeria forces us to question how and why compulsory homophobia is deployed as a form of moral discipline that is made to seem compatible with modernity. Peace is not the absence of conflicts or differences, but the ability to tolerate ‘conflicting interests’. Tolerance, or in this… Read More Alumbugu Basiru: Nigeria’s Homophobia is Self-destructive

Op-Ed

Nele Anju: Firmly Fem

To find a safe -sometimes unaccommodating- space between being thoroughly feminine and ostentatiously masculine has played out over the years of enlightenment is a miracle. Or not. For a boy who grew up in one of Nigeria’s abounding conservative households without the littlest reception to gender fluidity, I was brought not just to the focus… Read More Nele Anju: Firmly Fem