I woke up to the same noise again, it was just like last night, this time the chants of the students louder with each bang of the drum playing in the distance. Christine's clock showed the time was 3 AM. What madness drives people to protest at this time? At first, my drowsiness made me … Continue reading Protests by Midnight – Motunrayo Akibu
"Nkemdilichukwu! Where is my hand fan? " Nkem’s mother had just woken up. The house was hot. She hadn't eaten. It was 12:00 PM, June 30th 1945, nine days since the General Strike began. Nkem knew that the government was acting like Nigeria's money was their money, like our resources were theirs. That’s what her … Continue reading 1945 – Celine Aju
200 million people. One code. Every morning the bus driver gets up by 4am to say his prayers to his God in a dingy room infested with mosquitoes. Somewhere else, a night guard closes his shift with a deep yawn and stretches. He is grateful for another uneventful night —boring is good. The fact that … Continue reading One Code – Henrie Adesina
*Note that this is an unpaid position* Illino is creating a group of committed writers to create short stories (and/or novelettes) and poems from September to December 2018. We look to create a diverse community of writers who will create narratives that immerse their readers in Nigerian culture. Illino's work requires writers are to do … Continue reading Calling all the Writers!
Illino Cultural Association Giveaway If you are looking for a free way to get 5,000 naira credit, today is your lucky day! What is your favourite Illino post? Post a short 1 minute video on Twitter of you explaining what your favourite Illino post is, why you chose it and what it means to you. … Continue reading August Giveaway!
Jackson moved swiftly, skirting through the dark back streets of Ijora, he'd lived here only six months but already knew all the back alleys and shortcuts to the place— the best magic show on the mainland. He heard rumours about them when he lived in Festac, things were better then, before his dad got sick. … Continue reading The Circus
NEPA no fit bring light. We don taya o, we sidon for our stuffy parlours, generators dey pour smoke pepper eyes. Instead make police punish Boko dem dey give dem Coke and biscuit, even after dem kidnap innocent girls, with many wey dem never find. Governors and Senators dey pocket country money like say na … Continue reading Nigerian: Arinola Ososanya
Above are the details of our online events from July 14th-August 18th 2018
Date: 23rd June 2018 Time: 6-7:30 PM WAT Location: Illino's Twitter Feed Some topics to be discussed: We will be discussing opportunities for Nigerians, and the stories of young Nigerians who have excelled despite the discouraging situation of Nigeria If you would like to submit your story Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a direct message @IllinoCA … Continue reading June 23rd: IssaThread
Date: 16th June 2018 Time: 6-7:00 PM WAT Location: The Perspective Movement Instagram Live Chat Some topics to be discussed: We will be exploring the relationship between national institutions and the behaviour of Nigerian youth today. We will be discussing unique opportunities created for Nigerian youth, and the way in which we can capitalize on the doors open … Continue reading June 16th: Our Institutions, Our Voice, Our choice