Author: YNaija NewsRoom

YNaija NewsRoomApril 4, 2022

Obasanjo says current govt is overwhelmed; Angelique Kidjo wins at the Grammys – again | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

*NRC says it can’t account for 168 passengers from the Kaduna train attack *Bandits invade Zamfara town, kill many *CBN ...

YNaija NewsRoomOctober 8, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Nigeria’s military has a PTSD problem, and we need to start talking about it

It is quite unfortunate that as Nigerians, we don’t prioritize mental health or acknowledge mental illness. Here mental illness is ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 24, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The biggest lie that we’ve been told is that religion is as simple as it first appears

Last weekend, a 13-second video of Timothy Owoeye, the Osun State Assembly Majority Leader was released online. In the clip, ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 19, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: It’s been 100 years of breakthroughs in Sickle Cell care, but we still have a long way to go

Sometime in 1910, a young black dental student Walter Clement Noel from the island of Grenada studying in Chicago had ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 10, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Will Nigerian entertainment ever grow up?

It has been 89 years since the world’s first television broadcast. It may not have looked like the future then, with ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 3, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Forget about religious extremism, Nigeria’s real problem is ‘I beta pass my neighbour’

Recently, a video surfaced of Nigerian designer, Tope Abiola of Frock it and Rock it where she suggested that instead ...

YNaija NewsRoomAugust 22, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Youth is messy and confusing, but thankfully we have some answers

Millennials (Generation Y), a term first coined by historians Neil Howe and William Strauss in 1991 when generational study wasn’t ...

YNaija NewsRoomAugust 13, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: It is time we squared up and deconstructed the concept of childhood

Over the weekend, a tweet with an image from a children’s book was shared widely on Nigerian Twitter. Picture courtesy ...

YNaija NewsRoomAugust 6, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: A written history of Nigeria’s great film epochs

If we’re being factually accurate, then Nigeria’s first contact with film was in 1903 when Herbert Macaulay invited Balboa and Company ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 29, 2018

[#YNaijaEssays] The good, the bad and the ugly: What the Nigerian elections really cost

There are few events that can come to define a nation’s identity quite like how it approaches elections. This is ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 23, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The West wants the spoils of colonialism, guilt free and served on a platter, but if Africa will progress, there has to be a reckoning

As a presidential candidate, Macron painted a striking picture of a progressive thinker on western imperialism and other sundry African ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 16, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Adeosun’s certificate scandal just shows she’s the typical privileged Nigerian child

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been riddled with scandal after scandal. Mainagate, grass cutting, budget padding are just a few ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 9, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Music is always political and protest music especially so

Falz’s This Is Nigeria seems to have become the de-facto counterpoint to Childish Gambino’s genre-bending self-examination as a black musician ...

YNaija NewsRoomJuly 3, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Grief and tragedy are a constant in Nigeria, but how does it change us as people?

The past week was both unpleasant and horribly depressing for Nigerians. On Saturday the 23rd of May, 86 indigenes of ...

YNaija NewsRoomJune 22, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: June 12 and the legacy of Nigerian Leadership III

Last week, Nigeria as a nation celebrated the post-humous honour granted to Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola and the recognition ...

YNaija NewsRoomJune 20, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: June 12 and the legacy of Nigerian Leadership II

Last week, Nigeria as a nation celebrated the post-humous honour granted to Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola and the recognition ...

YNaija NewsRoomJune 18, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: June 12 and the legacy of Nigerian Leadership I

Last week, Nigeria as a nation celebrated the post-humous honour granted to Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola and the recognition ...

YNaija NewsRoomJune 11, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Feminism is radically different today from its predecessors, and that’s a good thing

It is important to note that women have always fought against oppressive social structures. It is the very nature of ...

YNaija NewsRoomMay 21, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Robbery and Fraud – Nigeria’s favourite side hustle

Last weekend, the internet went crazy about Yahoo boys, after information surfaced on the internet that some suspected yahoo boys ...

YNaija NewsRoomMay 6, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: How does your friendly neighbourhood Naija celebrity go bankrupt?

Isn’t it amazing how some people achieve remarkable financial success in a relatively short time and somehow plummet into bankruptcy ...

YNaija NewsRoomApril 29, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Laziness, rights, entitlement and privilege. This is how you create a #LazyNigerianYouth

The concept of human rights has its history in the creation of the United Nations. Following the devastation from the ...

YNaija NewsRoomApril 15, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The intrigue, drama and politics of #BBNaija (READ)

As we are down to the last week of Big Brother Nigeria’s third season that has been trailed with controversy ...

YNaija NewsRoomApril 8, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Where are the women in Nigerian politics?

There is no easy way to say this, the reality of present-day Nigeria is this; there are only a handful ...

YNaija NewsRoomMarch 18, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: These four Nigerian women have defied the odds

Nina Simone’s life and legacy looms across the world, and indeed Africa, to which she returned when she was at ...

YNaija NewsRoomMarch 10, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The Future of Film in Nigeria is female

It was obvious from the very first promo images that the Wedding Party was going to be big. Everything about ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 25, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: How does an opposition party rise to prominence?

The beauty of democracy is not exactly in the numbers or in the outcome of an election, but in watching ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 18, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Donald Trump has found an unlikely ally in Nigeria

The man who promised to drain the swamp The single most polarising event in the last decade happened over the ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 11, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Joro Olumofin, Oloni, are part of literature’s most profitable industry

Before ever Joro Olumofin and his motley crew of assistants ever thought to put out that first Instagram post doling ...

YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 4, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Beggars are all around us but do you really see them?

Lagos is besieged by beggars There is a slight wrinkle in Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s plans to transform Lagos into mega ...

YNaija NewsRoomJanuary 27, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Ignored by the government and abandoned by its famous sons, chaos is brewing in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

The North’s Hidden Belt In contradiction with its famous slogan, ‘Food Basket of the Nation’, Benue’s lands have been haemorrhaging ...

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