The Backstory

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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 read less
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INEC wants an Electoral Offences Commission but there are issues with the proposed bill
Sep 16 2022
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. ——————————————— 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. ——————————————— ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel ——————————————— 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 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
How three candidates plan to handle insecurity
Sep 9 2022
How three candidates plan to handle insecurity
Campaigns for Nigeria’s general election will commence later this month and we want to help you keep track of what three presidential candidates are saying about how they will handle certain issues. For this episode, we’ve compiled clips and social media posts of what three candidates have said or posted since January 2022 about how they will tackle insecurity in our country. We focused on the three mainstream presidential candidates - the APC candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, PDP’s candidate Atiku Abubakar and LP’s candidate Peter Obi. ——————————————— This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Lucky Usamah, Uche Mbah, and Dominic Tabakaji. Special thanks to Mariam Mohammed. Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad. Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved. ——————————————— ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel ——————————————— 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 ——————————————— We used several sources for this episode including: ▶︎Tinubu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr06cSDTRKI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb9LQsukicw ▶︎Atiku https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITsv3vtrfh8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DouiuWG9tk https://twitter.com/atiku/status/1533755988733476867?s=20&t=XY_kYANWTiXHge-AVqQrqw ▶︎Obi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWwViBQFJTM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGkFppeT8bQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdv1tunLj-c&t=2839s https://twitter.com/PeterObi/status/1566549081220063234?s=20&t=XY_kYANWTiXHge-AVqQrqw --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
Ochanya Told Her Story (but it wasn’t enough for a conviction on rape)
Sep 1 2022
Ochanya Told Her Story (but it wasn’t enough for a conviction on rape)
In August 2018, 13-year-old Ochanya was interviewed on camera by journalists and she alleged that she was repeatedly raped by her uncle, Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor Ogbuja.    Ochanya was diagnosed with Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and on Wednesday, the 17th of October 2018, she died. Before she died, Ochanya was leaking urine and feces as a result of damage she suffered to her vagina and rectum allegedly at the hands of her cousin Victor Ogbuja and his father, Andrew Ogbuja.   Fast forward to April, 2022 and Ochanya’s uncle, Andrew Ogbuja, was acquitted by the State High Court in Makurdi. The court ruled that there was no sufficient corroborating evidence to convict him and that Ochanya was not present to tell her story.    Why didn’t Ochanya’s videotaped interview with the journalists count? What kind of  corroborating evidence does the court need for a rape allegation? Does the accused person have to be caught in the act? Do they have to be subjected to a medical examination? What if they confess - does that count as corroborating evidence?   In this episode, we try to find out.     Special thank you to John Ameh Ogbanje and Barrister Amina Umar Hussain who took time to speak to us.  ———————————————   This episode was produced by Anthonieta Kalunta, Uche Mbah, Dominic Tabakaji and Sam Tabakaji.   Special thanks to Mariam Mohammed.   Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.   Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.   ———————————————   ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter   ———————————————  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 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
Breaking the cycle of abuse starts with how we discipline children
Aug 25 2022
Breaking the cycle of abuse starts with how we discipline children
It’s okay to discipline children but maybe it’s time to rethink how we do it in Nigeria and across Africa. In this episode we talk about how our tolerance for domestic abuse later as adults can actually be set by how we are disciplined in our childhood.  Imagine this.  Your child does something wrong. So you beat her because you’ve decided this is the only way she will learn. Then after all the tears are shed, you tell her that you did it because you love her. And maybe you even feel a little bad about the beating and you’re extra nice to her afterwards and she’s extra obedient afterwards.  Fastfoward to your child as an adult. She’s in a relationship and one day the man gets angry and beats her. Then after all the tears are shed, he tells her that he did it because she did something wrong but that he loves her and he’s sorry. Then he’s extra nice to her afterwards and she loves him even more. And she stays. Until one day she has had enough and she leaves or he kills her.  Special thank you to Dr. Seun Ogunla, Dr. Jackie Ikeotuonye, Mr. Olatosimi Kolawole, Madam Edoamaowo Udeme and all the domestic violence survivors who took the time to speak with us. If you or someone you love is in a domestic violence situation, there is help out there.  Reach out to any of the organizations below and they will help point you in the right direction.  Child and Youth Protection Foundation:  https://www.facebook.com/kolawole.cypf  Network Against Domestic Violence Foundation:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/490233354995454  Primly Services Nigeria  https://www.facebook.com/primlyservice/  Assurgent Repose Consulting  https://www.therapyroute.com/therapist/assurgent-repose-consulting-lagos-ng  ———————————————  This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Mariam Mohammed, Uche Mbah, Dominic Tabakaji and Sam Tabakaji.  Special thanks to Alexandra Gekpe and Anthonieta Kalunta.  Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad.  Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.  ———————————————  ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter  ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel  ———————————————  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 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
Our campaign financing laws have been watered down - here’s how
Aug 19 2022
Our campaign financing laws have been watered down - here’s how
Politicians and political parties need money to fund campaigns. Regulating how politicians and political parties raise funds and how they spend those funds is important because If you leave it up to the politician and political parties, anything goes. In this episode, we take a closer look at our Electoral Act and we noticed that it has been  diluted, watered  down over the years. Our legislators appear to be introducing more grey areas into every new version of the act and these grey areas seem to help cover up information about source of funds, recipients of funds, amounts contributed, frequency of contributions and requirements to disclose information. ——————————————— This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Mariam Mohammed, Uche Mbah, Dominic Tabakaji and Sam Tabakaji. Special thanks to Kolawole Oluwadare of SERAP, John Iwodi and Lucky Usamah. Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad. Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved. ——————————————— ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel ——————————————— 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 ——————————————— We used several sources for this episode including: ▶︎2022 Electoral Act https://placng.org/i/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Electoral-Act-2022.pdf ▶︎2002 Electoral Act https://www.ceja.ch/images/CEJA/DOCS/Bib/Pays/Nigeria_S2/M6.pdf --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
Protection theory and kidnapping in Northern Nigeria
Aug 4 2022
Protection theory and kidnapping in Northern Nigeria
The pattern of violence and kidnapping that has been sweeping across northwest Nigeria has been confusing to say the least. There didn’t seem to be rhyme or reason to it until we came across a book written by Anja Shortland. In this mini episode,  we attempt to place the events happening in northwest Nigeria in the context of protection theory and well...the situation is (to put it mildly) not good.   ———————————————  This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Anthonieta Kalunta, Alexandra Gekpe, Uche Mbah, Dominic Tabakaji and Sam Tabakaji. Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad. Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved.  ———————————————  ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter  ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel  ———————————————  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  ———————————————  We used several sources for this episode including:  ▶︎Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business by Anja Shortland  https://www.amazon.com/Kidnap-Inside-Business-Anja-Shortland-ebook/dp/B07L5PKK5M/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1659634997&refinements=p_27%3AAnja+Shortland&s=books&sr=1-1 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
Minisode: A (half) day at INEC's office
Jun 16 2022
Minisode: A (half) day at INEC's office
If you've been keeping up with our episodes, you know that we have been reminding you to go and register for your PVC. So, we decided to take our own advise. In this episode, Rahmat and Lucky share what happened when they went to the INEC office for PVC registration. The deadline to register for your PVC is 30th of June 2022. For more information, go to: https://cvr.inecnigeria.org . Hurry! ——————————————— This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Lucky Usamah, 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. ——————————————— ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel ——————————————— 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 ——————————————— 👇🏾Listen to other episodes on: ▶︎Apple Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-backstory/id1543629132?uo=4 ▶︎Google Podcast https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80MzEyOTEzYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== ▶︎Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5qyZb6MvKp6A5BC7MCdB93 ▶︎TuneIn Radio https://tunein.com/embed/player/p1437842/ ▶︎YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-cwbodNdBR71P9XXYBnF4ytqVSPgiI_y ▶︎Amazon Music and Audible https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/420c1d66-4089-4f25-b9f2-4a8c90d4fd53 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
Money making buzz: how to attract and keep bees to work for you
Jun 2 2022
Money making buzz: how to attract and keep bees to work for you
You can make money from bees. They will produce honey and other products that you can sell. But in order to make money from them, you have to build them a place to live and work. An apiary is a location where beehives of honey bees are kept. The Triple- E team took out time to visit an apiary on the SCL farm and BHF Agroforestry project to show you what an apiary looks like, the types of hive, and environment. Then we spoke to Chi Okafor of Kendake Honey and she taught us all about the business aspect of running an apiary. Listen to that episode now: https://anchor.fm/thebackstoryng/episodes/Money-making-buzz-interview-with-Chi-Okafor-of-Kendake-Honey-e1jdfl0 ——————————————— This episode was produced by Rahmat Muhammad, Mariam Mohammed, Alexandra Gekpe, Dominic Tabakaji and Sam Tabakaji Executive producer Rahmat Muhammad. Special thanks to Mr. Samuel Kwasara, Barnabas, Godwin and all the members of the SCL Farms and BHF Agroforestry project and Mala Iwa Gbado Ikaleku. Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved. ——————————————— ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel ——————————————— 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 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
How our fear of bees can kill us
May 19 2022
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? ——————————————— 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. Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved. ——————————————— ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support
Dariye and Nyame's presidential pardon, who is really angry?
May 10 2022
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? ——————————————— 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. Copyright (c) 2022 Triple-E Media Productions. All rights reserved. ——————————————— ▶︎Follow us @234.audio on Instagram, @234audio on Facebook, and @234audio on Twitter ▶︎Subscribe to our 234Audio YouTube channel ——————————————— 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 ——————————————— 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 ——————————————— 👇🏾Listen to other episodes on: ▶︎Apple Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-backstory/id1543629132?uo=4 ▶︎Google Podcast https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80MzEyOTEzYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== ▶︎Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5qyZb6MvKp6A5BC7MCdB93 ▶︎TuneIn Radio https://tunein.com/embed/player/p1437842/ ▶︎YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-cwbodNdBR71P9XXYBnF4ytqVSPgiI_y ▶︎Amazon Music and Audible https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/420c1d66-4089-4f25-b9f2-4a8c90d4fd53 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thebackstoryng/support