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Chimamanda Adichie clarifies so-called controversial comment on trans women: “we can oppose violence against trans women while also acknowledging differences”

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It is a crazy world we live in when women have to defend themselves from men who make a decision to become women, in a society that can afford them the luxury to do so. As a woman, I believe it is an assault on femininity and womanhood when these kinds of attempts to force women to defend their femininity …

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Chimamanda Adichie suffers backlash but she is right, “transwomen are transwomen”

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I appreciate award-winning Nigerian author and feminist Chimamanda Adichie’s intellect but don’t always agree with her worldview or perspective on issues. I also sometimes doubt her conviction on the things she says and often feel that she may be unable to withstand the heat and/or rejection of persons who have placed her on a pedestal to be worshiped if and when …

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Is El-Rufai out for blood? Police re-arrest Audu Maikori 2 days after his collapse and release from the hospital #FreeAudu

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Under Nigerian criminal law and procedure, when a criminal defendant is arrested and released on bail, you typically do not have the police rearresting such a defendant unless the defendant has violated bail conditions. Typical bail conditions are to show up for all court appearances, abide by all bail conditions, and do not commit any other crimes. It is, therefore, odd …

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Breaking news: Police arrest Lawyer Audu Maikori for unintentional publishing of fake news #FreeAudu

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Audu Maikori, a respected lawyer, and entertainment industry veteran has been arrested for the unintentional publishing of fake news. Last month Maikori, the President of Chocolate City Group, tweeted that five students of the College of Education, Gidan-Waya, in Kaduna, were killed by armed Fulani herdsmen. After his tweets,  members of the public and the school challenged his statements calling …

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Eric Arubayi: West African Idol contestant dead at 33 after ingesting expired malaria drugs

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Eric Arubayi, a 2007 West African Idol contestant and gospel singer, has died at only 33years of age. In an interview with The Vanguard News Paper, Derrick Arubayi, his brother, explained the artist died at a hospital in Delta State after he allegedly ingested expired drugs that meant to treat his malaria and typhoid fever. “He had malaria and typhoid, …

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2Face issues apology for canceling protest

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2Face has issued an official press statement, in addition to his previously released video, apologizing for canceling his planned protest, and why he had to. Read the statement: “On behalf of Innocent “2Baba” Idibia, we would like to apologize to the fans, colleagues and everyday Nigerians who feel let down by the cancellation of this protest. 2Baba’s aim was to …

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Why 2Face made the right call in canceling the planned protest of February 6, 2017

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Amidst threats of violence, and the Lagos and Abuja state governments’ lack of assurance that they would provide security to protect protesters at the much-publicized protests of February 6, 2017, in Abuja and Lagos, 2Face made the right call to cancel his planned protests. As you all know by now, Nigerian/African music icon Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2Face …

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What safety measures does 2Face have in place for his planned “massive” protest on Feb. 6?

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By now, you have heard or should have heard of 2Face’s call to fellow Nigerian citizens to join him for a nationwide massive protest against the current Nigerian government. I won’t get into the debate on whether he should or should not lead such a protest. Those arguments have been beaten to the ground by the public at large, and …