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‘Turn back family members who bring home unaccounted goods’ — Buhari says, condemns looting, Public, private schools remain closed – Lagos govt | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

‘Turn back family members who bring home unaccounted goods’ — Buhari says, condemns looting President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians ...

Rankings,October 26, 2020

Chimamanda Adichie, Soyinka on the #EndSARS protests, The soundtrack to Nigeria’s reality– the best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews ...

Rankings,October 25, 2020

What happened to the Oba’s staff, The real plan B, Nigerian Food puns | Funny tweets we saw from Nigerians today

Every day on the Nigerian Internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

Rankings,October 23, 2020

We’ve lost N100m to six days of suspended BRT operations-Primero, INEC postpones all bye-elections over #EndSARS crisis | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

We’ve lost N100m to six days of suspended BRT operations-Primero The management of Primero Transport Services (PTS) Ltd., an operator ...

Deep Dive,October 23, 2020

Kunle Afolayan’s intention to script #LekkiMassacre is a path other creatives should follow

The evening of October 20, 2020, at the Lekki toll gate plaza, Lagos, is a gory moment which will be ...

Deep Dive,October 22, 2020

On Beyonce and Miss Tina: When ‘working behind the scenes’ does not suffice | #EndSARS

by Adewale Alabi When the #EndSARS/#EndSWAT protest started, no one particularly saw the need for foreign support.  As time went ...

The Media Blog,October 22, 2020

How Mo Abudu helped to seal Oscars pidgin recognition for Nollywood

While agitation for reforms across sectors continues to inform gatherings on Nigerian streets and roads, a clamour which was made ...

The Film Blog,October 21, 2020

Over 150,000 people on DJ Switch’s IG Live saw how Nigerian security operatives opened fire on peaceful protesters

Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered an indefinite 24-hour curfew, citing increased violence and take-over of peaceful protests by thugs ...

The Media Blog,October 20, 2020

Another looting opportunity? : ‘Lagos will need N1trn for reconstruction’ – Gbajabiamila | #YNaijaEndSARSupdates

The aftermath of the wanton destruction of lives and property perpetrated by hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest, has ...

Deep Dive,October 25, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: Is the Oba of Lagos still Oba without his staff ? | #EndSARS

It is no longer news that the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu, is without his staff of ...

Deep Dive,October 25, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: ‘I wanted to share looted palliatives on my birthday’ Sanai Agunbiade thinks palliatives are party packs | #EndSARS

2020 has come with very trying moments for Nigerians. From the Covid-19 outbreak to the #EndSARS protest that has left ...

Deep Dive,October 25, 2020

The #LekkiMassacre battle continues on the Internet | #ItIsNotFinished

by Ayodele Ibiyemi The debate about whether anyone died during the shootings of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Tollgate is ...

Deep Dive,October 24, 2020

2baba and Blackface continue ugly spat but political comparison is totally unnecessary

Since the fallout of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz, made up of Faze, Blackface and 2baba (formerly 2face), spats ...

Next Rated,October 22, 2020

Peruzzi is crowned Inspector General of Police to tell the FG why reforms are necessary | #EndSARS

Singer and songwriter, Tobechukwu Okoh, popularly known as Peruzzi, is the new Inspector General of Police. How so? Well, the ...

Next Rated,October 17, 2020

Bringing back Fela: Why it is time for artistes to also speak through their art in the #EndSARS movement

Even the most insentient person in the country knows that a revolution is already being brewed. Such is the magnitude ...

Next Rated,October 15, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: Dear Nigerian Creatives, we need you for this #EndSARS movement | #EndSWAT

Every possible weapon in the arsenal has been brought out in the ongoing historic fight against police brutality and youth ...

Deep Dive,October 14, 2020

A statement from the coalition of protests groups across Lagos and Nigeria

Following the nationwide address from President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday, October 22, 2020, we are more resolved to press not just ...

Extra,October 24, 2020

‘There is no stopping us’ | Rinu, activist and #EndSARS protester tells #WithChude

On the second episode of this week’s #EndSARS special edition series of #WithChude interviews, activist Oduala Olorunrinu, popularly known as ...

Extra,October 23, 2020

‘Release them, they did nothing wrong!’ Cries Mother of the late Jimoh Isiaka

On this week’s episode of #WithChude, the parents of Jimoh Isiaka, who was murdered without cause by armed men of ...

Extra,October 20, 2020

“You’re only as important as the position you occupy” || Reuben Abati reveals how power slipped from Goodluck Jonathan

On this week’s episode of #WithChude, former Presidential Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Rueben Abati, opened up to host ...

Extra,October 19, 2020

Profile: Why Akinwunmi Adesina is the real deal

“The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group. We ...

Specials,October 1, 2020

To dismantle rape culture, we must dismantle misogyny: Closing The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

In my work and life as a feminist and woman, one question which I always ask myself is this: “Is ...

Counter Culture Blog,September 29, 2020

The menace of street harassment and reclaiming women’s bodies in public spaces | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

Street harassment can be defined as all forms of unwanted comments, contact and actions forced on strangers in public. It ...

Counter Culture Blog,September 28, 2020

At the Frontlines: Dein Tamuno speaks on working in a Rape Crisis Centre | YNaija #RapeCulture Special Series

“…for those of us who are Human Rights Defenders. We however, not just know our rights, we realise more than ...

Counter Culture Blog,September 27, 2020

#YNaijaFashion101: Sagoe, Lisa Folawiyo, Ugo Mozie, Fisayo Longe | 101 Most Influential Nigerian Fashion Brands and Personalities

The revolution Nigeria’s fashion industry is currently experiencing cannot be stopped by even a pandemic that has kept us at ...

“Our vision is to end unnecessary human suffering” | Time formalist, Olu Ogunlela solves problems one human at a time

We are addicted to telling stories at RED | Africa. We do this in as many forms as you can ...

#YNaijaMusic50: Don Jazzy, Pheelz, Clarence Peters, Mama Burna…50 Most Influential Nigerians in Music

Whatever appeals to you the most cannot do a better job than music does; arguably. ‘Food for the soul and ...

Ultra Signature’s Arinola Okeowo is building businesses that will inspire women to shatter ceilings

Starting up a business in a country like Nigeria, where most of the policies are against your favour, is not ...

#EndSARS and the limits of celebrity activism

In the film One Night in Miami which had its North American premiere in September at the Toronto International Film ...

The Cutting Floor,October 19, 2020

Film Review: From climate change to mental health, Sema Stori films feature narratives of impact

In the instantly arresting short film, Footsteps in the Dark a richly rendered opening animation sequence gives way to a ...

The Cutting Floor,October 17, 2020

Nomadland, City Hall, Night of the Kings…The 20 best films at #TIFF2020

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ploughed ahead this year albeit under socially distanced conditions from the 10th to ...

The Cutting Floor,September 29, 2020

#TIFF2020: Idris Elba and Jharrel Jerome in Concrete Cowboy

Concrete Cowboy has a most interesting premise. A classic coming-of-age drama set within the very real backdrop of Philadelphia cowboy ...

The Cutting Floor,September 23, 2020
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