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The Backstory is Nigeria’s news in context. We examine Nigeria’s headlines and connect the dots to help you see the bigger picture.

The Backstory is produced by Triple-E Media. Other Triple-E Media productions can be found at 234audio.com.

234Audio is the home of cinematic audiobooks and immersive podcasts, from the Nigerian perspective. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support

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The Backstory is Nigeria’s news in context. We examine Nigeria’s headlines and connect the dots to help you see the bigger picture.

The Backstory is produced by Triple-E Media. Other Triple-E Media productions can be found at 234audio.com.

234Audio is the home of cinematic audiobooks and immersive podcasts, from the Nigerian perspective. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support

    No Ink at Polling Unit And Other Election Day Stories in Nigeria

    No Ink at Polling Unit And Other Election Day Stories in Nigeria

    February 25th was Election Day in Nigeria and the experiences of voters ranged from good to bad to just downright bizarre.  In this episode of The Backstory, the humans of Triple-E share their stories and and ask some really critical questions about the voting process.  

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    This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, John Iwodi, Anthonieta Kalunta, Uche Mbah, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.  

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.   

    Copyright (c) 2023 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.   

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    The Backstory is a Triple-E Media Production. Production Copyright 2023 Triple-E Media Production. All rights reserved.  

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    • 15 min
    Obasanjo's letter to young Nigerians (an audio rendition)

    Obasanjo's letter to young Nigerians (an audio rendition)

    On January 1, 2023, former President Olusegun Obasanjo release a letter titled "My Appeal to All Nigerians Particularly Young Nigerians". This is an audio rendition of the full letter as published by PremiumTimes. 
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    This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, John Iwodi, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.
    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.
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    • 20 min
    The US embassy issues an alert

    The US embassy issues an alert

    On October 23rd, 2022 something weird happened. The United States Embassy in Abuja issued a security alert to its citizens.

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    This episode was produced by  Anthonieta Kalunta, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.

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    • 13 min
    He was obsessed. And Ummita paid the ultimate price.

    He was obsessed. And Ummita paid the ultimate price.

    On Friday, 16th September 2022, the Kano state Police Command arrested a Chinese National, Geng Quarong, for allegedly stabbing Ummukulsum Sani Buhari to death in her family home for refusing to marry him.  In this episode, we review the phases of obsessive love and how it can turn into violence. Oftentimes, there are red flags which we tend to ignore.  

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    This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Anthonieta Kalunta, Mariam Mohammed, Uche Mbah, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.  

    Special thanks to Rabia Hadejia.  

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.  

    Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.  

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    We used several sources for this episode including:  

    ▶︎Mary Jo Rapini https://www.youtube.com/c/MaryJoRapini


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    • 21 min
    INEC delists over 1.1 million new voter registrations but it’s not a conspiracy

    INEC delists over 1.1 million new voter registrations but it’s not a conspiracy

    Two weeks ago, INEC tweeted that 45% of voter registrations, that’s over 1.1 million, which happened within a 6 month period were invalid and would not be included in the voter register for the upcoming general election. Twitter went crazy, everyone’s conspiracy theory antennae went up, and INEC has been on the defensive ever since.

    In this episode, we will try to break down for you how it’s possible to have invalid registrations and why the 45% number is actually consistent with what INEC has reported in the past.

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    This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Mariam Mohammed, Lucky Usmah, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.

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    • 15 min
    INEC wants an Electoral Offences Commission but there are issues with the proposed bill

    INEC wants an Electoral Offences Commission but there are issues with the proposed bill

    It’s no secret that in Nigeria, electoral offences happen. There’s vote buying, ballot box snatching, bribing of INEC officials, disorderly behavior at a political meeting, illegal voting, threatening a person with violence…these and so much more have been defined as election offenses in our laws and they come with penalties.

    Last month, as part of a public hearing on the Bill for an Act to Establish the Electoral Offences Commission 2022 and other related matters, INEC made their case for why we need a separate commission to investigate, arrest, and prosecute election offenders.

    We analyze the bill and identify significant gaps that may make the bill ineffective at best, or at worst, a political tool.

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    This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Mariam Mohammed, Uche Mbah, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.

    Special thanks to Lucky Usamah.

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.

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    If you are interested in sponsoring or licensing this program, reach out to us via WhatsApp at +234 818 230 1234 or send us e-mail at info@234audio.com


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    • 19 min

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Informative and engaging

Can’t wait for these every week. Keep it up!

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Balanced and well-researched reports

I look forward to this each week. The team always digs deeper and uncovers key concepts. Well done!

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Poignant

A refreshing perspective on currents events in Nigeria

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