Author: Edwin Okolo

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Edwin OkoloAugust 20, 2019

Could public shaming be the only way we get Nigerian politicians to behave?

There is an anecdote that says Nigerians do not have shame. I don’t think that’s true, at least, not for ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 19, 2019

Do you love Nigerian history? Then binge these new historical shows

If there’s any sub-genre of storytelling that has really suffered in Nigerian media, it is historical non-fiction. With the exception ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 19, 2019

Witch hunt or justice? Okoi Obono-Obla is suspended as chief fraud investigator

Sometimes it feels like living in Nigeria is being trapped in an eternal shop of horrors, where nothing is ever ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 17, 2019

Waje, forex bans and happiness: What to expect from Rubbin’ Minds this weekend

Our big guest for the week on Rubbin’ Minds is singer extraordinaireWaje Iruobe. One of the divas of Nigerian music, ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 16, 2019

Is it time we finally accepted we may never get a third season of Gidi Up?

I still remember exactly where I was when I saw the first episode of Ndani TV’s Gidi Up! It was the 20th ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 16, 2019

Mark Ofua’s animal shelter is a reminder of the ecological cost of our lifestyles

An animal shelter in Nigeria seems a bit of a stretch, but not for Mark Ofua. For Nigerians, animals rank ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 15, 2019

Burna Bank by Burnaboy is exactly how you get people invested in an album

Since Burnaboy announced his latest album ‘African Giant‘, his first since he signed his publishing contract with Universal Music, his ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 15, 2019

Dada is revolutionizing medicine in Nigeria, one payment at a time

The Federal Medical Center Ebute Metta might not have been in the news over the last few months but it ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 14, 2019

Nigeria’s fuel subsidies are still costing us more than we think

When was the last time you thought about fuel? Have you thought about how much it costs for a litre, ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 12, 2019

This #IYD2019 we celebrate the young educators leveraging new media to reach a new generation

This year’s #IYD2019 celebrates the transformative power of education. It seems a curious subject to tackle considering we often overlook ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 12, 2019

Nepotism in the Nigerian army cost the policemen killed last week their lives

If you follow politics in Nigeria, then the events of last weekend must have caused you some concern. The Nigerian ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 10, 2019

Here’s what to expect this weekend on Rubbin’ Minds

Have you heard? For the month of August, Rubbin’ Minds is getting a guest host. Ebuka’s away hosting Big Brother ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 9, 2019

A kidnap kingpin is in the wind and 3 police officers are dead; This is Buhari’s Nigeria

In a turn of events that will confound even the most open minded of political commentators, the Nigerian Police Force, ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 8, 2019

It’s 2019, and Kenya’s National Assembly wants to punish a legislator for breastfeeding

It is hard not to feel like no matter the kind of progress we achieve as a continent, we will ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2019

Talk about blazing trails: Ruona Meyer becomes the first Nigerian journalist to earn an Emmy Nomination

Last year, as part of the events to launch its new investigative journalism video series called ‘AFRICA EYE’, the BBC ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2019

The Andela Learning Community is investing in tomorrow’s tech leaders

Andela’s head office has become one of my favourite places to visit as a journalist interested in the growth of ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 5, 2019

Tekno has some very interesting ideas on how to make a comeback

Many people have been wondering what is going on with former Made Men Group singer Tekno. He fell off the ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 2, 2019

It’s 2019 and Guardian Life’s new direction seems to be chasing coins not clout

Guess who was on Guardian Life’s last weekend? Funa Maduka, the woman responsible for getting Genevieve Nnaji’s December hit Lionheart ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 2, 2019

Hallelujah, Tinder is finally looking out for the gays

Dating app Tinder has really caught on in Nigeria. It has gone from this dodgy app expatriates use to solicit ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 1, 2019

Joey Akan is giving the international reviewer thing a second try at The Fader

Since Joey Akan left his very controversial position as the head music reviewer at Pulse.NG, everyone’s been speculating where he ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 16, 2019

In a move that surprises no one; CAN publicly disowns solidarity visit to COZA

On Sunday, the 14th of July 2019, the Abuja branch of the Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly received a purported solidarity ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 15, 2019

Mary Remmy Njoku, the undisputed queen of Nollywood sells ROK to Canal+

In what is arguably the biggest boss move in Nollywood history, Mary Remmy Njoku, the CEO of the ROK group, ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 15, 2019

CAN in Abuja says: We stand with you, Biodun Fatoyinbo

The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) had two special guests at yesterday’s Sunday service. The first was Reverend Dr. Jonah ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 8, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Biodun Fatoyinbo decides to launch attack on Busola, others … invites DaddyFreeze to interview him

We have received news that Pastors Biodun and Modele Fatoyinbo are preparing to wrest control of the narrative around the ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 4, 2019

‘I don’t think she is unaware’: A second survivor comes forward with her experience with Biodun Fatoyinbo and the tacit guilt of a pastor’s wife 

To understand how much fear Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo inspires in the subject of our next interview; we will tell you ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 28, 2019

This is bigger than Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and COZA

This morning, YNaija TV released a four part series of an interview between Chude Jideonwo and Busola Dakolo about her ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 28, 2019

‘Nobody ignores me’; we break down the Y!TV exclusive with Busola Dakolo on being sexually assaulted by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

After six years of chasing rumours about the cases of sexual assault and rape and the public humiliation of Ese ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 3, 2019

Sanwo-Olu is saying all the right things, but we’ve been through this before

Dear Lagosians, we have identified short, medium and long term projects across the state that require swift attention. Today, @drobafemihamzat ...

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Edwin OkoloMay 21, 2019

Daydream Esoterica is Victor Ehikhamenor’s homecoming and an homage to Lagos

If there is one principle that has consistently defined Victor Ehikhamenor’s art practice, it is the idea that the art ...

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Edwin OkoloApril 23, 2019

The age of the ‘active muse’ is over; its time for Nigerian stylists to get serious

At the 2017 and 2018 Lagos Fashion Week (LFWNG) showcases, commissioned stylists were conspicuously absent. Their absence was obvious because ...

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