With 70 percent of its people under 30 years, Nigeria needs to harness the strength in its youthful population.
Although the Nigerian government has announced the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, protesters have not let up. They are now calling for wider reforms.
Slums are a challenge for controlling the pandemic. Strengthening their fragile healthcare provision would help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics.
The Nigerian government believes in the use of violence more than it upholds human rights. The #EndSARS protestors who are mainly the youth are clamouring for a stop to police brutality which is still ongoing.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who started his tenure with the support of Nigerian youths is finding himself on the wrong side of history as the #EndSARS protests continue.
The nationwide campaign for accountable, responsible policing could help address violent extremism.
For young Nigerian protesters on social media and on the streets, #ENDSARS is as much an expression of a will to modernity as it is a yearning to be treated with dignity.
The #EndSARS protests in Nigeria represent a unity of mind among young Nigerians trying to reclaim their country from the older generation.
Despite same-sex relations being criminal, social media is a space to come out and speak back to homophobia for the Nigerian tweeters in the study.