Author: Joachim MacEbong

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 9, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 8, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 8, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 7, 2016

#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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 7, 2016

#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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 5, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 4, 2016

#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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 4, 2016

#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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 3, 2016

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, ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 2, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 2, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 30, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 30, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 30, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 29, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 28, 2016

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! ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 28, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 26, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 25, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 21, 2016

#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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 21, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 18, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 15, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 14, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 12, 2016

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, ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 9, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 9, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 8, 2016

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, ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 4, 2016

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 ...

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Joachim MacEbongNovember 3, 2016

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 ...

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