Author: Edwin Okolo

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Edwin OkoloDecember 11, 2019

Punch NG is standing up for freedom of expression by taking a stand for Nigerian media

  Editorial: Buhari’s lawlessness: Our standhttps://t.co/M2PqwfXHZL pic.twitter.com/5WmJYjILt0 — The Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) December 11, 2019 Today, the editorial board at ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 12, 2019

Took them long enough, but the Nigerian senate is finally putting its foot down on the VAT hike

For the last few months, the Federal government has been seriously cash strapped and growing increasingly desperate in the ways ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Eromo Egbejule’s documentary on Nigeria’s most fatal pipeline explosion premieres this week at AFRIFF

On November 13th, award-winning journalist Eromo Egbejule’s directorial debut Jesse: The Funeral That Never Ended premieres at the Africa International ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Jack was in Lagos last weekend, preaching the gospel of Twitter

On Thursday evening, we got a last minute email. Jack Dorsey, the mercurial man behind the social media platform preferred ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 9, 2019

Ebuka is returning to Rubbin’ Minds, and bringing some star power with him

After three months away hosting the Big Brother Nigeria season 4 showcase, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the longtime host of Rubbin’ Minds ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 6, 2019

Akwa Ibom takes a stand on #SexForGrades and other universities can learn a thing or two

Ever since news of the #SexForGrades documentary broke, tearing social media apart and abruptly ending the philandering careers of a ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 5, 2019

Isn’t Crazeclown too big a brand to be engaging in misogynistic jokes?

Nigerian comedy really is in the dumps, with the exception of a handful of truly talented comedians (Maraji mostly) the ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 1, 2019

Keeping Up with awon #PepperDem: Cindy gets dragged, and Mike goes on tour

I know we all thought we were finally done with the 26 strong cast of the Big Brother Nigeria Season ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

Opera News is scooping up everybody, and we mean everybody

Have you been following the media news recently? Then you have definitely heard that Opera News, the news media offshoot ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

SystemSpecs Appoints Igbalajobi, Obikile Executive Directors

To maximise its potentials as Africa’s leading financial technology and human capital management firm, SystemSpecs has appointed Demola Igbalajobi and ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

#TFAA2019: Be our guest for the nominees unveiling with Francis and Anita

After weeks of scouring the entire country for the freshest, most inspiring young men and women in business, beauty, enterprise, ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 30, 2019

Is Mercy Johnson’s ‘Kitchen Talk’ Youtube Nigeria’s latest underground sensation?

Youtube is very tough nut to crack, unlike Instagram and Twitter that require constant but easy to compile content, Youtube ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 30, 2019

What is the ministry of education’s response to #SexForGrades? ‘Read Your Books’

Unless you’ve been living in a rock in Ghana or Nigeria, then you have heard of #SexForGrades. Journalist and OAP ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 29, 2019

Just a reminder: Children cannot consent to sexual activity

When we have conversations about rape culture, we do so to dismantle the deeply ingrained belief systems that enable sexual ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 29, 2019

Cuppy doesn’t think she should pay you to be her fans and we agree

For a public figure who largely spends her time enjoying her #Gelato and minding her business, Dj Cuppy gets a ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 28, 2019

Temple, EME, Billz Vision, everyone snapping up their very own BBN housemate

The Big Brother Nigeria Pepper Dem housemates were in many ways, the real stars of the #13thHeadies. It was their ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 25, 2019

The new UNDP report on African migration in Europe makes sense if you are a Nigerian

The United Nations Development Program recently released a report on the migration patterns of African immigrants to Europe, a very ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 24, 2019

Pastors pushing a viral challenge is not something we see every day

A Nigerian pastor challenging other pastors do a pushup challenge is not something you see every day on Nigerian Twitter. ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 24, 2019

If you want a university education, then you better go get your NIN

There hasn’t be a project that showed Nigeria’s incompetence as consistently as the National Idenitification Number Scheme (NIN) . Chaired ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 23, 2019

Eromo Egbejule is partnering with Arit Okpo to revisit the tragedy of ‘Jesse’

Eromo Egbejule is easily one of the most decorated journalists working today. As the editor of the Africa Report, he ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 23, 2019

Closed borders and USSD charges, is this how to grow Nigeria’s economy?

“All goods, for now, are banned from being exported or imported through our land borders and that is to ensure ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

Fresh off hosting the headies, Nancy Isime is getting her own daytime show

Did you watch the Headies last weekend? Then you would have been as surprised as to find out that Nancy ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

According to NMAC, 1 in 4 Nigerians are illiterate

65 million Nigerians that cannot read or write. That’s the number that Prof. Abba Haladu, the Executive Secretary of the ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

High ranking policemen getting kidnapped is just how bad Nigeria’s security issues are right now

Is there a more pressing sign that a country’s security has been severely compromised than the state having to protect ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 21, 2019

In a comedy of errors, Rema was one of the few highlights of the #13thHeadies

As an awards show, Hip TV’s The Headies sits in a precarious position. It is the most prestigious of all ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 21, 2019

Isn’t it time France stopped pretending it doesn’t treat francophone West Africa like a colony?

Over the last decade, it has become harder and harder for France to project this air of neutrality and progressiveness, ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 18, 2019

Amaarae is showing all of us a thing on or two on how to capitalize on nostalgia

Have you seen the new Amaarae website? Well you should. As part of the roll out for her new single Like ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 17, 2019

So City FM radio presenters have opinions, what else is new?

Hypocrisy is a strange thing. It is the reason why we hold ourselves according to standards that we cannot honestly ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 16, 2019

Five events we’re looking forward to next week at the Ake Book and Arts Festival

Believe it or not, we are less than 10 days away from the 2019, Ake Book and Arts Festival from ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 15, 2019

If you’ve written #Tacha off, then you haven’t been watching the trends

Yesterday OAP Do2un got a first hand taste of the true power of the #TachaNation fanbase. Since Tacha was evicted ...

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