Author: Toluwanimi Onakoya

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 25, 2020

#TheYNaijaCover: There’s an ongoing ‘credible elections promo’ and President Buhari has a hand in it

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, commended Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy Philip Shaibu for paying him a courtesy visit ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 25, 2020

Damilola Odufuwa: ‘Women-only spaces are vital to surviving a patriarchal world’ | YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

“My definition of feminism is the person who believes in the political, social, economic equality of the sexes and I ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 25, 2020

New US guidelines could restrict Nigerian students to 2-year courses, Lagos calls for monthly payment of house rent | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The United States is seeking new guidelines that could restrict some international students, including Nigerians, from admission of more than ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 24, 2020

FG approves $1.959bn for rail construction to Niger Republic, Fuel tanker crash kills 23 people in Kogi | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved close to $2 billion for the construction of a rail line from Kano ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 23, 2020

Nigeria records 0 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours; first since start of September | #TheYNaijaCover

Slowly but surely the reported COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has been on a steady decline, with fewer and fewer cases ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 23, 2020

NLC declares nationwide protest over fuel price hike; Despite protests, FG forges ahead with Water Resources Bill | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said that protests and strike action will commence, on Monday, across the country over ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 22, 2020

#TheYNaijaCover: Patriarchy FC takes a hit as Twitter user recounts wife’s labour story

The microblogging site, Twitter erupted in heated conversation after a Twitter user, identified as Seun, recounted the events leading up ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 22, 2020

Investigation by BBC Africa Eye exposes real cause of Abule Ado explosion, APC National body accepts Edo election defeat | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

A BBC Africa Eye investigation has revealed the real cause of the explosion which occurred at Abule Ado in Amuwo ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 21, 2020

Adieu APC? Senator Okorocha ‘reveals’ shocking state of party, following Obaseki’s victory | #TheYNaijaCover

The highly anticipated Edo election just came to a close over the weekend, with Governor Godwin Obaseki emerging victorious and ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 21, 2020

Lagos to shut Ojota axis of Ikorodu road for 3 months, okays full re-opening of worship centres | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Lagos Government has announced the shutdown of the entire length of the main carriageway of Ikorodu Road from Ojota ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 20, 2020

Gutter Juice: The dangerous addiction, Interview with Fisayo Longe – the best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 18, 2020

The #YNaijaCover: APC’s Governor Akeredolu, Ludo Souvenirs and the Alagabaka Game of Thrones

On an unsuspecting Friday afternoon, several pictures quickly circulated the internet displaying a heap of slippers and rows of ludo ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 18, 2020

FG orders schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment, Buhari signs Police Bill into law | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Federal Government has released more guidelines expected to curb the spread of COVID-19 as more states fully reopen schools ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 17, 2020

UNICEF condemns jailing of Nigeria teen for ‘blasphemy’ | The #YNaijaCover

Few weeks ago, Nigerians on social media were outraged following the news that a Kano-based musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, had been ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 17, 2020

Nigeria to celebrate 60th Anniversary for a year, FG to create new Anti-corruption agency | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Federal Government on Wednesday, said Nigeria’s 60th anniversary would be a low-key celebration in view of the prevailing COVID-19 ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 16, 2020

Soyinka declares Nigeria divided like never before under Buhari, ICRC fault reports on collapse of Kainji Dam | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari; declaring that Nigeria has never been this divided as it is ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 15, 2020

Jaga banned?: United States imposes visa ban on Nigeria’s election riggers | The #YNaijaCover

Toluwanimi OnakoyaToluwanimi Onakoya is a spirited writer, creative and videographer. Her biggest drive is to connect with people and depict ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 15, 2020

Kainji Dam’s bank collapses, US imposes visa ban on ‘election riggers’ in Nigeria | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Part of the embankment for the Kainji Dam in New Bussa town, Borgu Local Government area of Niger has collapsed, ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 14, 2020

LASU proposes, ASUU disposes | The #YNaijaCover

In the early hours of Monday, the Lagos State University (LASU) opened doors to its students; ready to begin school ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 14, 2020

FG moves to ban alcohol in sachets and plastic bottles, Kaduna shuts down betting platform | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Federal Government has raised an alarm on irresponsible alcohol consumption in the country, thus issued directives to producers of ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 13, 2020

Interview with Cuppy, Chimamanda’s notes on grief – the best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews and ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 11, 2020

Customs nab Dubai-bound passenger with 2,886 ATM cards in noodles pack | The #YNaijaCover

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has arrested a Dubai-bound passenger, Ishaq Abubakar Abubakar, found in possession of 2,886 Automated Teller ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 11, 2020

5,141 Smart card readers perish in Ondo INEC fire, Kaduna Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Kaduna House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for those convicted of rape, following the amendment of the ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 10, 2020

Agenda 2050: Do Nigerians have to wait 30 more years to reach El dorado? | The #YNaija Cover

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a national steering committee to oversee the development of the Nigeria Agenda 2050 and Medium-Term National ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 10, 2020

Decentralisation of the Police, Rigging patterns at elections…5 learning points from #ThursdayTalks Lagos

“Despite Nigeria’s enormous population, she is one of the most under-policed nations in the world.” Journalist, David Hundeyin welcomed participants ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 10, 2020

Nigeria’s debt rises 8.3% to N31trn in 3 months, Gana: “Army learnt no lesson from murder of Boko Haram founder” | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Senator representing Benue North-East, Gabriel Suswam, has condemned Tuesday’s killing of Terwase Akwaza, better known as Gana alleged to be ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 9, 2020

The YNaija Cover: Is there a ‘Gana’ conspiracy or what don’t we know?

Controversy instantly trailed the announcement of the killing of dreaded Benue Militia Leader, Terwase Akwaza better known as Gana, by ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 9, 2020

Buhari: Trump accused me of killing Christians, SGF laments role of MDAs in rising cost of governance | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday revealed that the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, had accused him ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 8, 2020

The #YNaijaCover: Is disqualified BBN housemate, Erica back to good graces?

Former Big Brother housemate, Ngozi ‘Erica’ Nlewedim, made her first camera appearance on Monday following her disqualification from the reality ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaSeptember 8, 2020

Borrowing to subsidise electricity is grossly irresponsible – Osinbajo, Ogun announces automatic promotion for students | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Federal Government says it is grossly irresponsible to continue borrowing in order to subsidise generation and distribution of electricity ...

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