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Op-ed EditorJanuary 23, 2020

8 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush, Lassa fever claims 15 lives in Ondo | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

We’ll bring Alison Madueke back to Nigeria to face justice – EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu vows Acting Chairman of the ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 21, 2020

On puppies, wedding proposal, Valentine’s Day | Here are the 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 ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 5, 2020

2010-2019: See some of the most defining moments in the last decade

By Chichi Umeseaka As we count down to the end of 2019 and an end of 2010’s decade let me ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 30, 2019

Ijeoma Nwogwugwu profiles Omoyele Sowore: The brazenly fearless | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

As I write this, Omoyele Sowore has been released from the custody of the DSS, the Nigerian secret police. He ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 29, 2019

‘His ambition is the stuff of legends’ | Mo Abudu profiles Herbert Wigwe (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

Herbert Wigwe has become a staple in many Person Of The Year lists, for good reason too. His backstory is ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 29, 2019

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi profiles Chimamanda Adichie: A cultural icon | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year Nominee 2019

In late 2019, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced she was moving the Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop from Lagos to Awka ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Edwin Okolo profiles Chimaroke Nnamani: Voice in the wilderness | YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

Some might wonder why YNaija has chosen to add Senator Chimaroke Nnamani to its very prestigious list for the 2019 ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Tolu Ogunlesi profiles Busola Dakolo: A picture of bravery (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee)

Written by: Tolu Ogunlesi In 2017, TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year recognition went to “the Silence Breakers” – a ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Ife Adebayo profiles Corper Stephen Teru: A fortune changer | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee 

In recent years, the National Youth Service Corps has become a source of intense debate. Many argue that it has ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 28, 2019

Banky Wellington profiles Dr. Tony Rapu: A true grassroots leader | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

By Banky Wellington Fairly recently, while delivering a TedX speech in Lagos Nigeria, I said something along the lines of…“In ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 27, 2019

Wilfred Okiche profiles Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu: A mercurial character | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

It is the end of 2019 and Burna Boy is nominated for a Grammy for his latest record, African Giant. ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 27, 2019

‘On your mandate the tech industry stands’ | Iyinoluwa Aboyeji profiles Bosun Tijani, YNaija.com Person of the Year 2019 Nominee

Written by: Iyinoluwa Aboyeji  “By their fruits you shall know them.” – Mathew 7:16 When I returned to Nigeria in ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2019

The Live Theatre Lagos stage play ‘What Men Want’ returns today

If you miss this awesome drama piece in August, here’s your chance to savour the amazement of the drama called ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 26, 2019

Moshood Fattah has nothing to prove and an industry to conquer

By: Uche Chika Elumelu   FREEDOM PARK: Beneath the noonday sun, on a slightly-worn park bench, I wait. Bare-faced, scantily ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 27, 2019

With Omawumi, longevity isn’t an aspiration – it’s a personality trait

Where is Omawumi? Why is Nigeria’s most loved music diva absent from the scene? The last time we heard from ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 1, 2019

The struggle continues: Statement by Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Presidential candidate of the YPP on the February 23rd elections

I was very saddened by the loss of lives to various acts of violence during the February 23 presidential election ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 23, 2019

Nigeria’s Election 2019 and “the day after”

After everything, Nigeria’s “Day of Great Expectation” in the words of ace writer, Charles Dickson comes up on February 23, ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 12, 2019

Olisaeloka Okocha Jr.: A unique cocktail of Rumble in the Jungle is what Nigeria needs now

The World Boxing Council has postponed the purse bid for Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Tyson Fury until February 12th. Meanwhile, ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 7, 2019

Lost | A vivid tale on Female Genital Mutilation

It was in the morning, it had not dawn yet but the ship was set to leave. I have to ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 6, 2019

The journey to Zero FGM: One step at a time! 

The journey to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been an uphill one despite global efforts; its deep roots in ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 11, 2019

2019 Elections: INEC and the rest of us

The stage is set for an epic bout that will determine who will lead Nigeria for another four years. Political ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 10, 2019

Opinion: Why Teni was better than Peruzzi in 2018

I am certainly not a fan of any music award shows out of Nigeria presently, as most of them have ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 8, 2019

Opinion: The selfishness of Buhari’s Men and the need to vote Atiku and Obi

On Saturday, a recorded conversation featuring the Director General of the President Buhari campaign organization and the Honourable Minister of ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 16, 2018

Opinion: Is Kevin Jazuara the next in a line of sexual assault allegations?

It started with a story posted by a Nigerian lady, LP The Whiskey Lady (Instagram), on October 14, 2018, positing that ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 25, 2018

Ogechi Obua: Sussex expanded my worldview and made me ready for the real world

My experience at Sussex University was a pleasant surprise. I was anxious and curios about how my university experience would ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 4, 2018

The scrabble for a New Nigeria: A battle between the believers, the achievers and the deceivers

by Alli Bob-Chinwon Randomly surfing the news I stumbled on a very intriguing headline published on a prominent international news ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 2, 2018

It is about time we made up our minds about Saraki and the 2019 elections

by Itunu Oloyede Another political season is upon us, and the discussion has begun as to who is ‘fit’ (pun ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 26, 2018

Kingsley Moghalu: The recipe to build a nation

The present situation of the Nigerian state as we find it is one not in the least reassuring. Even after ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 21, 2018

Opinion: #OpenNASS, Who Defection Epp?

Defections by politicians has been ongoing since 1951 when the first celebrated cross carpeting was led by Chief Obafemi Awolowo. ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 20, 2018

My tribute to Kofi Annan – Prof. Kingsley Moghalu

In April I started my tribute to Kofi Annan on his 80th birthday with this quote: “To live is to ...

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