Why Democracies are weak in South Asia?

By Kectil Colleague Syed Najam Democracy in South Asia has been going through many ups and downs. Although democracy has existed here for a very long time, it could not have developed very well. In recent years, successful democratic transitions have occurred in countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. India, the most populous democratic country in the world, …

END SARS – POIGNANT OR ROUSING?

The sequel of events following the recently held #EndSARS Protest in Nigeria have been incredible and grossly unpleasant. It has once again raised the aged question regarding what kind of polity Nigeria is, and what the future holds for her citizens. Arguably the biggest Nigerian democratic agitation of the last 25 years, the EndSARS Movement (a campaign against mass brutality, …

A COMPILATION OF REAL LIFE REPORT ON SARS BRUTALITY ON NIGERIANS (First Hand Report)

BY GODSGIFT OSHIORIAMEN AGBOMEKHE (2020 Kectil Colleague) These reports were written first hand (directly from the victims) to air their ill experiences with SARS officials and to promote the #EndSARS campaign. Unless stated, the names of the characters in the report were changed to protect their identity. ABOUT GODSGIFT Godsgift Oshioriamen Agbomekhe is documentary and lifestyle photographer, a writer and …

MY TEENAGE BROTHER’s ENCOUNTER AND SUBSEQUENT UNJUST HARASSMENT BY THE POLICE

By a Kectil Colleague 2019 I remember some time last month, about the time before the #EndSars campaign started trending, I would read stories of other youths on social media, mainly young guys who had been unlawfully harassed and had to endure inhumane treatment from SARS officials just because they dressed fine or they had iPhones or dreadlocks on their …