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EditorJanuary 27, 2020

Sanwo-Olu shows he is a true Lagos governor by banning kekes & okadas (again)

When Nigerian governments have a problem they cannot solve by ignoring it, they choose instead to ban it instead. We ...

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EditorJanuary 24, 2020

Joseph Odok, charged with terrorism by Ben Ayade finally gets bail

Terrorism seems like a ridiculous charge to bring against a lawyer, but this is the Nigeria we are living in ...

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EditorJanuary 21, 2020

Ganduje continues in Kano as Supreme Court affirms his election

Many hopes were dashed this morning as the Supreme Court of Nigeria affirmed the re-election of Governor Umar Ganduje of ...

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EditorJanuary 20, 2020

#ImoWantsIhedioha: The South-East protests to reject the Supreme Court ruling on Imo state

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. #imowantsihedioha 💪🏿💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/aZz6wc2hCS — Mundus (@mundus01) January 19, 2020 This is one ...

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EditorJanuary 17, 2020

Maybe Kano can learn a thing or two from Jigawa’s Hisbah board

Hisbah, the para-security organizations created to implement Shari’a law in many of the Northern Nigerian states has gotten a bad ...

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EditorJanuary 16, 2020

Nigeria remains one of the most dangerous places to work for journalists

Yesterday, journalist Maxwell Nashan lost his life. Nashan worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and was preparing ...

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EditorJanuary 16, 2020

Nigeria might be getting its ‘The Bachelor’ with ‘Ultimate Love’

Considering how many seasons of The Bachelor we have collectively consumed as a nation, it is a bit of a surprise that ...

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EditorJanuary 15, 2020

On this Armed Forces Remembrance Day, we cannot forget the war we are yet to win

On the 15th of January every year, we remember the members of the Nigerian armed forces, who have for the ...

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EditorJanuary 14, 2020

Hanan Buhari is not having a great week in the media

For most of General Buhari’s first term as president, his son Yusuf Buhari and his daughter Zahra Buhari spent a ...

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EditorJanuary 7, 2020

The Opera News bubble has burst, but is anyone really surprised?

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Hundreds of Nigerian journalists and writers across the country ...

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EditorJanuary 1, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s list of the 150 most interesting people in the culture [2019]

It’s not enough to be famous. Not even to be (economically) successful. In fact, you don’t even need to be ...

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EditorJanuary 1, 2020

From Our Editors: Why Omoyele Sowore is the Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019

(This editorial was written on 13 December after we made our Editor’s Choice decision for this recognition. We have left ...

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EditorJanuary 1, 2020

Omoyele Sowore is Y!/YNaija.com’s Person of the Year 2019

The editorial board of Y! (TV, Magazine & Online) is pleased to announce pro-democracy campaigner, rights activist and founder of ...

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EditorDecember 31, 2019

See who won the popular vote for the Y!/YNaija Person of the Year 2019 | Overall winner (Editor’s Pick) to be announced January 1st 2020

It has taken us the larger part of the month to collate all of your votes, but we finally have ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2019

Chude Jideonwo: Why Naira Marley is the Culture Icon of the Year

Naira Marley can smell your fear. He can smell your desperate need to be liked and approved of. He can smell the ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2019

‘Segun’s life affirms that there is integrity in enabling others’ | Raphael Duntoye profiles Segun Agbaje (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

This year, Guaranty Trust Bank welcomed hundreds of vendors and thousands of guests to shop, network and engage in with ...

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EditorDecember 30, 2019

Shina Peters, Dbanj, Wande Coal and Zlatan join Alibaba January 1st 2020 concert

The growing list of A list artists confirmed for Alibaba’s January 1st 2020 retro themed concert continue to swell, legendary ...

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EditorDecember 28, 2019

Tiwa Savage, Davido, Adekunle Gold, Mayorkun, 9ice to perform at #2babaLive today! 

A formidable lineup of Nigerian music heavyweights have been unveiled to perform at the heavily anticipated concert 2baba Live holding ...

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EditorDecember 11, 2019

Financial Services Innovators launches first Nigerian Industry Innovation Sandbox with backing from Flourish, EFInA, NIBSS, and CBN

The Financial Services Innovators (FSI), a community of fintech enthusiasts passionate about driving innovation in the financial services industry, announced ...

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EditorDecember 10, 2019

Cardi B’s Livespot performance is proof there is no place for ‘World Tours’ that don’t include Nigeria

Last week, Belcalis Alamanzar, known to you as Cardi B, visited Nigeria for the first time. She was brought here ...

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EditorDecember 7, 2019

YNaija Editorial: Muhammadu Buhari is playing with fire 

The details don’t matter. Whatever you heard, from a blog, a WhatsApp group, from your neighbor downstairs, who saw snatches ...

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EditorDecember 3, 2019

Sowore, Tony Rapu, Busola Dakolo, Corper Stephen Teru, others make Y!/YNaija.com shortlist for Person of the Year. Voting starts now!

In its ninth year, The editorial board of  Y!/YNaija.com announces a shortlist for its 2019 Person of the Year, following ...

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EditorNovember 29, 2019

AGF silence misleading, urges Lawan to halt all deliberation on the controversial Hate Speech Bill

Efforts to sell the hate speech bill to Nigerians suffered a setback as an activist delivered a court judgement to ...

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EditorNovember 22, 2019

The Buhari government is losing its mind on the matter of Sowore

It has been 20 years since Nigeria returned to a hard-fought democratic system of government. Four since President Muhammadu Buhari, ...

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EditorNovember 7, 2019

Long after Saraki called it ‘Dead On Arrival’, the Nigerian senate revives social media bill

It does feel like we are in an endless hamster wheel with the Nigerian Senate. Pressing issues that affect the ...

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EditorNovember 7, 2019

Make way! Mimi Onalaja is starting her own show on Youtube

If you want an understanding of how media has changed over the last 10 years, then all you need to ...

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EditorNovember 6, 2019

Fret not, Lionheart’s disqualification at the Oscars has its own peculiar lesson about media

Twitter was agog this morning when it was announced that Genevieve Nnaji’s juggernaut of a film, Lionheart, had been disqualified from ...

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EditorNovember 4, 2019

Religious organizations should not be allowed to administer mental health treatment

If you watched Ruona Meyer’s “Sweet Codeine”, the documentary that won her an Emmy nomination and showed the true impact ...

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EditorNovember 1, 2019

Davido’s recent actions are a reminder that corruption is not just a government problem

As with everything Davido related, last week a video of two girls addressing the popstar went viral. Both seemed livid ...

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EditorOctober 31, 2019

Like taxes and death, the Nigerian government has come again about regulating social media

It feels like with every cycle of oppressive behaviour, the Federal government remembers that social media is a tool of ...

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