Dates To Remember

January 12th, 2010 - Earthquake in Haiti

May 16, 2010 - Aiyana Stanley-Jones

September 17, 2011 - Occupy Wall Street

February 26, 2012 - Trayvon Martin

April 14, 2014 - Nigerian school girls go missing

July 17, 2014 - Eric Garner

August 5th, 2014 - John Crawford III

August 9, 2014 - Mike Brown

August 9, 2014 (Still happening) - Ferguson Protests

January 3, 2015 - Nigeria Massacre

If I’ve forgotten anything, and I’m sure I have, please add on.

Nigeria on strike against fuel subsidy cuts
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Nigeria’s main oil union has said it will shut down the country’s oil and gas production from Sunday, as part of a national strike over a more than doubling of petrol prices.

"We are herby notifying the Federal Government of Nigeria … that PENGASSAN (The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria) shall be forced to go ahead and apply the bitter option of ordering the systematic shutting down of oil and gas production with effect from … 00:00 hours on Sunday Jan 15," the union said in a statement.

The protests in Africa’s largest crude producer have put the government under mounting pressure as a nationwide strike entered its fourth day on Thursday.

Hundreds of thousands of people have staged protests in cities across the country, demonstrating against the January 1 removal of fuel subsidies that doubled the price of petrol overnight.

Nigeria exports about two million barrels per day and is a key supplier of crude to the US and the European Union.

An official with one of Nigeria’s main trade unions said they would not negotiate with President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration until it reinstated fuel subsidies, which many people view as their only benefit from the nation’s oil wealth

The growing nationwide protest against President Goodluck Jonathan’s hiking of petroleum prices claimed its first casualty today as police shot a protester dead in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The lifeless body of the protester lay on the street after he was shot in the chest by a policeman.

The killing comes on the heels of the release of a former member of the House of Representatives, Dino Melaye, along with two others who were arrested by the police in Abuja yesterday for organizing the first anti-fuel hike protest in the federal capital.

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"If I die, I die. But Nigeria has to move."


#OccupyNigeria rally in London

At 50, Femi Kuti shows no signs of slowing down. The eldest son of Fela Kuti records and performs with unbridled passion, and continues to bring his brand of Afrobeat to the world. 

As a staunch critic of corruption, he’s never one to bite his tongue. He speaks the truth and does so unrelentingly, much to the chagrin of the powers that be. I had an illuminating chat with him on a host of topics ranging from the international explosion of Afrobeat, to colonialism, to the current issues plaguing Nigeria today, to name a few, and he was very forthcoming and open throughout our chat.

Read the interview here.