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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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EditorOctober 28, 2019

‘Operation Positive Identification’ is discrimination in action

Ever since President Buhari won his second term, Nigerians across the country have worried that the President and his cabinet ...

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EditorOctober 28, 2019

Profile: There is more to Allen Onyema than Air Peace

Air Peace, the private airline founded in 2013 by Allen Ifechukwu Onyema celebrated its fifth anniversary this month. The company ...

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EditorOctober 23, 2019

Before you start binging MTV Shuga season 4, here’s a recap of the story so far

MTV Shuga Naija has been around since late 2013 and if there is anything the popular youth-focused franchise has figured ...

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EditorOctober 23, 2019

Road To TFAA2019: Meet our alumni; Zainab Balogun & Bolanle Olukanni

Editor’s Note:  As part of our celebration of this year’s The Future Awards Africa, we will be highlighting the lives ...

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EditorOctober 22, 2019

Art connoisseurs discuss the need to project art as the new alternative asset

Art enthusiasts gathered at the Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre for the second edition of the ‘Point of View’, organised by ...

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EditorOctober 18, 2019

At long last, Karo Omu’s campaign to subsidize sanitary products has the government’s ear

Here at the YNaija Counter Culture blog, we have followed with keen interest the work that activist Karo Omu has ...

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EditorOctober 18, 2019

The National Social Investment Office is partnering with ICPC to launch new whistle-blower hotline

The National Social Investment Office is the Nigerian government’s initiative to solve the country’s prevailing problems with poverty and lack ...

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EditorOctober 17, 2019

Is Minister Adamu of the ministry of education going to speak on #SexForGrades?

#SexForGrades, the BBC investigation chaired by Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi and Charlie Northcott has the whole of Africa’s millennial population ...

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EditorOctober 16, 2019

What happens to the AfCTFA now that the borders are closed?

The Nigerian Customs authority has spent the last month ‘experimenting’ with the country’s road borders. But not all the country’s ...

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EditorOctober 15, 2019

Sanwo-Olu declares a state of emergency but is it enough?

Anyone who lives in Lagos knows what a nightmare traffic has been in the last month. There has been miles ...

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EditorOctober 14, 2019

Dear Sound Sultan, a personal preference for plus-size women doesn’t make you progressive

Nigerians body shame. It is as much a fact about our country as our love for jollof and our tragic ...

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EditorOctober 10, 2019

Is Teni’s #BillionaireChallenge going to be the next big trend?

When was the last time you were on the BeatFM99.9’s Instagram? If your answer is above 72 hours, then you’re ...

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EditorOctober 7, 2019

Has Konbini bowed out from Nigeria?

French owned media company, Konbini showed up in Nigeria sometime in 2016, with deep pockets and a desire to take ...

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EditorSeptember 20, 2019

US consulate launches academy for women entrepreneurs

United States Consulate General in Lagos on Monday launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that ...

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EditorSeptember 19, 2019

Another critic of Governor Ganduje has been arrested for dissent

Nazir Ahmed, otherwise known by his stage name Sarkin Waka was arrested by the Kano State Police command on the ...

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EditorSeptember 16, 2019

An alleged serial killer has killed 9 women in Port Harcourt & the Nigerian police is blaming the victims

The first time I heard about the serial killings in Port Harcourt, it wasn’t from the Nigerian police. There was ...

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EditorSeptember 16, 2019

YIAGA Africa, the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) and the African Movement for Democracy (AMD) have released the single, ”Democracy” ...

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EditorSeptember 2, 2019

Ezekwesili, others bag Weizsäcker fellowship in Germany

A prominent Nigerian, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has been awarded a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship at the Robert Bosch Academy in ...

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EditorSeptember 2, 2019

With journalists being arrested for treason, Nigeria dips further into a dictatorship

Just last week, we were publicly decrying the decision of the federal government to forcefully arrest AAC presidential candidate Omoyele ...

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EditorAugust 28, 2019

One year later the Nigerian police still has no charges for the #Egbeda57

On the 26th of August 2016, Nigerians woke up to news that 57 young men attending a birthday party in ...

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EditorAugust 24, 2019

TFAA Alumnus, Jake Okechukwu Effoduh inspires new fashion collection to promote climate change adaptation and mitigation

Lawyer and TFAA Alumnus, Jake Effoduh has just released his fashion collection to demonstrate “sustainable fashion.” Announcing the production of ...

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