End Sars protests: The young Nigerians who forced the president to back down By Nduka Orjinmo

Reuters Widespread protests over Nigeria's hated Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) are a sign that the country's massive young population is finding its voice and demanding reforms in Africa's most populous country, which has been characterised by poor governance since its independence 60 years ago. Despite forcing the president to disband the unit, they are not …

#EndSARS campaign: Buhari, banning SARS not enough by Nigeria Punch Editorial Board

AFTER another bout of the clamorous campaign against endemic police brutality resurfaced, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announced the disbandment of the sadistic outfit. In its place, Adamu said a new policing arrangement would be announced “in due course.” Before the weeklong protests by youths in some towns and cities forced the regime to …

I grew up not knowing my African heritage. But now I feel a calling by Florence Boafo

From Black Panther to Black Lives Matter, I’ve felt a new sense of identity and pride, that I will pass on to my children Growing up, I envied those who understood their mother’s native language. Speaking it was admirable, but the very act of comprehension was a beautiful thing to witness. From afar it seemed …

How IMF COVID-19 Loan Forced FG To Increase Pump Price, Electricity Tariffs — Oxfam Report

NIGERIA and other poor countries that turned to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance to cushion the negative impacts of the COVID – 19 pandemic on their economies are being forced to implement austerity measures which have imposed more suffering on their citizens. A report published by Oxfam on Monday, October 12, 2020, …

Against Donald Trump (Nothing has changed, even worse)

For the third time since The Atlantic’s founding, the editors endorse a candidate for president. The case for Hillary Clinton. The Editors Oct 5, 2016 In October of 1860, James Russell Lowell, the founding editor of The Atlantic, warned in these pages about the perishability of the great American democratic experiment if citizens (at the …