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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

    Let's talk about consent

    Let's talk about consent

    Young people all over the world are talking about sexual consent. What does it mean? How do you give consent? If you’ve given consent before can you withdraw it? What does the law say about consent and the withdrawal of consent? How many times does a person have to say ‘no’ to be taken seriously?

    Join us this week on The Backstory as we discuss this and more…

    This episode contains explicit language and descriptions of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.

    This episode was produced by Anthonieta Kalunta, Richard Anyebe, Rabia Hadejia, Alexandra Gekpe, John Iwodi, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

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    ▶︎Watch Joyce Short’s TED Talk: When yes means no, the truth about consent:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/joyce_short_when_yes_means_no_the_truth_about_consent?language=en

    ▶︎Check out the Consent Awareness Network

    https://consentawareness.net

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    • 29 min
    Is your donkey worth $800?

    Is your donkey worth $800?

    China needs donkey skins and is paying top Naira for them. This demand is driving the local price of donkeys high and out of reach for subsistence farmers who rely on them to survive. It’s also putting donkeys at risk of extinction.

    What is Nigeria’s government doing to protect the donkey?

    This episode was produced by Alexandra Gekpe, Richard Anyebe, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Rabia Hadejia and Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

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    ▶︎Download the Bill SB496 here:

    https://placbillstrack.org/upload/SB496.pdf

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    • 19 min
    Seats for women! (but not at the table)

    Seats for women! (but not at the table)

    There are over 200 million people in Nigeria. Half (50%) are females. Yet, female representation in Nigeria’s Parliament (the National Assembly) is less than 5%. A legislative bill (HB1301) is currently being considered which would increase the number of seats for women to a mandatory 18%.

    This week we analyze this bill and find that the devil, as always, is in the details.

    This episode was produced by Nabilah Usman, Richard Anyebe, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Mrs. Nkiru Uzodi at the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Rabia Hadejia and Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

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    ▶︎To download HB1301:

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    • 22 min
    License and registration, please

    License and registration, please

    Getting pulled over on the road by security officers is stressful in any country. And in Nigeria, there’s an extra level of stress because the process is not always efficient or transparent.

    So what can you expect as a driver when you’re pulled over in Nigeria?

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

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Rabia Hadejia, Stanley Bentu, Aredi Isha and Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

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    ▶︎For more information about driving offenses and penalties in Nigeria:

    https://frsc.gov.ng/offences-penalties-2/

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    • 32 min
    Forced to conceive

    Forced to conceive

    Women and girls are the most common victims of human trafficking. At the global level women and girls are sold for less than 5,000 USD and as high as 25,000 USD.

    The variation in prices is based on where the trafficked person is from, who the recipient is and what the recipient wants to use them for. Victims of trafficking are subject to horrors including sexual exploitation, forced labour, criminal activity, begging, forced marriages, organ removal. And there’s one form of trafficking that has been on the rise in Nigeria. Baby factories.

    An important note about today's episode: This story contains descriptions of violence against young girls and women which may be upsetting for some people. Parts of today’s story were adapted from a report by Philip Obaji Jr. for Aljazeera which was published in May 2020.

    This episode was produced by Richard Anyebe, Nabilah Usman, Anthonieta Kalunta, John Iwodi, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Rabia Hadejia, Stanley Bentu, Aredi Isha and Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

    Copyright (c) 2021 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.

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    • 18 min
    The President has asked for help

    The President has asked for help

    Last week, on Tuesday the 27th of April, President Muhammadu Buhari did something that some people have been asking him to do for a while.

    The President asked for help.

    During a virtual meeting with the newly appointed US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, the President asked the United States to consider relocating Africom, the US Africa Command Headquarters, from Stuttgart Germany to Africa.

    For President Buhari to ask for help at this time and from outsiders may mean that our country is really in trouble.

    This week on The Backstory podcast we look back what our leaders have done so far to address our internal security challenges and then we discuss some of the actions the President can still take.

    This episode was produced by Anthonieta Kalunta, Richard Anyebe, Nabilah Usman, Dominic Tabakaji, and Sam Tabakaji.

    Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.

    Special thanks to Alexandra Gekpe, John Iwodi, Rabia Hadejia, Stanley Bentu, Aredi Isha and Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku.

    Copyright (c) 2021 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.

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    • 32 min

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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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