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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://anchor.fm/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://anchor.fm/thebackstoryng/support

    How our fear of bees can kill us

    How our fear of bees can kill us

    Friday the 20th of May is World Bee Day. This day has been designated by the United Nations as a day when we remind everyone about the roles that bees play in our ecosystem.

    But a lot of people are afraid of bees. And it turns out that this fear is exactly what can kill us. On the one hand, fear can agitate the bees and cause them to attack us. And on the other hand, if we attack the bees and their environment, we will cause our own death.   In this episode we ask the questions - should we be afraid of bees? And why do we even have bees in the first place? What are bees good for?

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

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

    For this episode, we relied on the contributions of many individuals. Thank you to all the people who gave us feedback about your fear of bees and a very special thank you to Dr. Semiyu Olagolden and Dr. Liaidi Muideen Tella for granting us interviews and sharing your expertise with us.  Thank you to Mr. Samuel Kwasari, Barnabas, Godwin, and all the members of the SCL Farms and BHF Agroforestry project at Yangoji for taking us on a very safe tour of the apiary.

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    • 18 min
    Dariye and Nyame's presidential pardon, who is really angry?

    Dariye and Nyame's presidential pardon, who is really angry?

    Stealing is stealing. Except if you’re a politician. We celebrate and welcome home corrupt politicians while we curse at, beat and lynch thieves in our communities. . In this episode, we are joined by Mariam Mohammed, the newest member of our team, as we ask: why is this so?

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

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad

    Special thanks to Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

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    We used several sources for this episode including:

    ▶︎Colonialism and the Two Publics in Africa: A Theoretical Statement by Peter Ekeh

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/178372

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    • 23 min
    The strange behaviors of Nigerians and Japanese after a football match, explained

    The strange behaviors of Nigerians and Japanese after a football match, explained

    Last month, in March, Nigeria’s Super Eagles hosted Ghana’s Black Stars at the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja. It was the qualifying round for the World Cup and Nigeria lost. The expected behavior after a football match ends is for everyone to simply leave the stadium. But after last month’s match ended, something strange happened: a crowd of spectators began to trash and vandalize the stadium. A complete opposite but equally strange behavior happened at the 2018 World Cup: Japanese spectators, en masses, cleaned up their trash from the stadium after they lost a match.

    One word may explain the strange behaviors of the Japanese and our own: conformity.

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

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

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    • 12 min
    To solve Northern Nigeria's problems - look to the elephant?

    To solve Northern Nigeria's problems - look to the elephant?

    In 1996, staff at Pilanesberg National park, a game reserve in South Africa, had a problem: young bull male elephants were on a rampage. They were going after visitors and attacking and killing the rhinos. This was definitely not normal behavior for elephants. The ecologists at Pilanesberg diagnosed the situation and came up with a plan that restored the natural balance in the park. No rhino has been killed by an elephant at Pilanesberg ever since. 

    Northern Nigeria has a problem: young men in their 20s and 30s are on a rampage. Can we look to the elephant for a possible solution?

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

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

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

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    • 15 min
    Nigeria's bean farmers have solved their mating problem

    Nigeria's bean farmers have solved their mating problem

    And that problem is called maruca vitrata. Our farmers have been battling the maruca vitrata for decades now and losing. But last year, in 2021, West African scientist made a breakthrough and it looks like our farmers may be getting closer to totally annihilating the maruca vitrata. So in this minisode, we ask: What is maruca vitrata and why has it been harassing our bean farmers?

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

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

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

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    • 12 min
    Political party defections might be good for us (for now)

    Political party defections might be good for us (for now)

    Everyone wants to win. And when we’re on a losing team, it’s only natural that we would want to change teams. For finite games like soccer, basketball, volleyball, and others, it’s acceptable when players move from one team to another. But what happens when it’s our politicians who are moving so freely and easily from one political party to another? And does it make sense to use laws to try and stop them?

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

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

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

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    • 21 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

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