Wọle Ṣoyinka's new novel examines a country caught in the crosshairs of unimaginable events.
The working class that organized #OccupyNigeria should collaborate with #EndSARS. If these two boiling points burn together to produce the fire next time, a new Nigeria will be possible.
Filmmaker Tolulope Itegboje humanizes the maligned area boys of Nigeria's commercial capital; presenting them with an opportunity to share their stories.
King of Boys: The Return of the King, a seven-part limited series of Netflix, is a sustained—if ultimately pessimistic—critique of Nigerian corruption.
A vernacular attempt at a social anthropology of dogs across three countries: Nigeria, South Africa and Canada.
Sound Sultan, who died of cancer in July 2021, battled with the cankerworm of bad leadership and outright violations of rules of law in his homeland, Nigeria, through his songs.
To have—or, at least, claim—a sense of self that is “already empowered” or happily unencumbered by power relations, requires a fair bit of material privilege.
The tendency of Western commentators to dress up African tragedies in the patronizing logic of relativism.
The mathematician Edwin Madunagu, 75 years old in 2021, is one of Nigeria’s foremost socialist intellectuals. Here, his friend Biodun Jeyifo, the literary scholar, pays tribute to him.
Peter Ayodele Curtis Joseph was a prominent left nationalist in Nigeria’s struggle for independence. Then he was forgotten. How do we commemorate him?
Anyone who cares about civil society, free speech, and human rights should find the state’s digital silencing of its citizens deeply troubling.
In Nigeria, we should train and empower communities to participate in security measures, rather than arming militias.
Shell and its counterparts in the oil industry in Nigeria must accept responsibility for horrors that result from their quests for profit. Everything else is just PR.
In Nigeria, to be an emigrant is to possess illustrious social capital and a badge of honor that is not only reserved for you, but also for your family.
Lateef K. Jakande, also known as Baba Kekere, was the first civilian governor of Nigeria’s Lagos State.
Director Taiwo Egunjobi disavows Nollywood’s penchant for crass comedies and maudlin dramas.
No amount of clean technology, industrial growth or boosts to GDP will avert the economic and climate crises inextricable to profit-driven extraction.
Climate activists and leftists should tread cautiously when they use the climate argument to support fossil fuel subsidy reform in Africa.