Author: YNaija

South Africa, you’re next: Will change come to Mandela’s country?

In a time when the political establishment all over the world is suffering, with voters from America to Gambia opting for change, there are few countries in need of a…

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YNaija Analysis: Has the CBN broken the law?

On Friday December 2nd, former CBN governor Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi gave a presentation at the Savannah Center for Diplomacy,Democracy and Development in Abuja, in which he outlined a plan…

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The establishment is crumbling: How Nana Akufo-Addo is the latest beneficiary of a global movement

In the end, it wasn't even close. Elections in Ghana are usually closely contested affairs, but the margin of victory for Nana Akufo-Addo leaves no one in any doubt about…

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#GhanaDecides: The significance of Ghana’s elections to Africa

Today, Ghanaians go to the polls in the 7th general elections since the return of democracy and civilian rule in 1992. Since then, Ghana have entrenched a system of a…

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#GhanaDecides: Will the anti-establishment wave sweep away Mahama?

It is a bad time to be an incumbent, or at least a member of the political establishment, anywhere in the world. Last year, on his fourth attempt, Muhammadu Buhari…

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YNaija Editorial: The case against the NYSC

Societies must regularly examine their practices and determine if those practices should be continued, modified or scrapped. Many of these practices are a product of the times in which they…

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#NYSCAbuse: This is what justice will mean for Ifedolapo’s family

Imagine the anxiety of Oyeyode Abimbola Inioluwa, who sent her child off to NYSC camp in faraway Kano with best wishes and prayers. Imagine her panic at receiving her a…

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#NYSCAbuse: It is time for President Buhari to answer the NYSC question

The current wave of discontent against the NYSC began in the aftermath of the 2011 elections, when Buhari was on the losing side for the third time. As a result…

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Move over GEJ, Yahaya Jammeh is the real hero

When Yahya Jammeh came to power in a coup in 1994, more than half of the Gambians currently alive today, were not even born yet. In a continent not exactly…

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SPECIAL EDITORIAL: The NYSC must pay for this wickedness

It is rare to see one story capture so much of what is wrong with Nigeria. A young girl, far from home in an NYSC camp in the North, falls…

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Dear NCC, we apologise. It is you AND the telcos that are mad

The first clue was when the NCC statement said that the initial directive was taken after due consultation with all stakeholders. It should have been clear then, but it was…

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YNaija Analysis: This is the worst thing about the Senate’s entrepreneurship bill

Earlier today, a bill to establish the Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurs of Nigeria, charged with 'the Responsibility of Advancing the Study, Training and Practice of Entrepreneurship and Determining the Standards…

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YNaija Says: President Buhari, you are making it hard for people to believe in Nigeria

Back in 2015, a lot of people who were fed up with the direction of the country – the wanton corruption, the insecurity, etc – thought that you represented the…

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Here are all the ways Buhari’s government is making our lives harder

Times are hard. Really hard. The economy is in recession, and inflation is creeping higher and higher. And yet, it seems the Buhari administration keeps suggesting new ways to tax…

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Dear NCC, you have gone mad and we’re here to tell you

From December 1st, data prices are expected to rise because of a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission raising the floor price for data services. So, after a very welcome…

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4 winners and 4 losers from the Ondo elections

by Joachim Mac-Ebong As the dust settles from the Ondo elections, it is time to pick the winners and losers! The winners APC: Now, the ruling party has added Ondo…

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YNaija Editorial: The Nigerian Army is incapable of self-cleansing

The Nigerian Army is probably sick and tired of the activities of Amnesty International by now. Perhaps more than any other civil society group, Amnesty has constantly drawn attention to…

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YNaija Analysis: Fidel Castro’s influence on Nigeria and Africa

Fidel Castro’s life and legacy is one that defies all simplification. He remains a hero to some, and a monster to others. One of the defining parts of his legacy,…

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YNaija Analysis: Can Olusola Oke take advantage of disarray in the PDP and APC?

The Ondo governorship campaign has amplified the divisions in the PDP and APC, and Olusola Oke could be the direct beneficiary of this. Oke himself defected from the APC, after…

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#OndoDecides: 3 things we learnt from the Ondo governorship debate

Earlier this evening, the only governorship debate for the Ondo elections on Saturday, November 26, took place. Here are three takeaways. Aketi conspicuously absent: in Nigerian politics, the pattern is…

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Oando’s latest intern takes everyone on a brief ride

The internet never forgets. About 6 weeks ago, Olayinka Fajemite tweeted at Oando asking how many retweets he needs to get an internship. He was told 2,000 retweets, and…

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TECHnically: Andela holds a special place in my heart – Celestine Omin

Celestine Omin is a name that will always be associated with Nigerian technology ecosystem. He was one of the first hires at e-commerce pioneers Konga, and has since left to…

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YNaija Analysis: Nigeria’s Shiites could be the next Boko Haram

Kano was the venue of the latest run-in between the members of the Shiite group Islamic Movement of Nigeria and police officers. This time, another eight IMN members died. It…

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YNaija Editorial: Jigawa’s mosques and misplaced priorities

The recent announcement by the Jigawa state government that it has opened bidding for the construction of ninety mosques in the state, is the latest example of the wasteful spending…

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YNaija Analysis: What can INEC learn from the US elections?

The US is such a big country. It is 10 times the size of Nigeria, spread over 9 time zones, with over 130 million people voting in the general elections.…

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YNaija Analysis: 2016 – The year of the anti-establishment

It is tempting to draw grand narratives from events that happen in different countries and continents, because no two events are ever exactly the same. There are always little things…

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This interview about the fight against Boko Haram should get you worried

The death of Muhammed Abu-Ali along with six other soldiers on Friday night threw the nation into mourning. Abu-Ali, who until his death was one of the most effective commanders…

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YNaija Says: Mr. President, you should have attended Abu-Ali’s funeral

Dear President Buhari, You came into power in part on a pledge to turn around the fight against Boko Haram, one that had been led to fester for far too…

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YNaija Analysis: Is this the start of Linda Ikeji’s empire?

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, Linda Ikeji has done it. She really has. A few months ago, she launched Linda Ikeji Studios, but said a…

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TECHnically: Recurring payments in Nigeria are worth over $32bn annually – Segun Adeyemi of Amplify

If 2012-2015 were the E-commerce years in Nigeria, 2016 has undoubtedly been the year of payments, with a few interesting start-ups springing up in the tech ecosystem trying to tame…

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