Category: Blogs

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Edwin OkoloAugust 20, 2019

Could public shaming be the only way we get Nigerian politicians to behave?

There is an anecdote that says Nigerians do not have shame. I don’t think that’s true, at least, not for ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 19, 2019

Do you love Nigerian history? Then binge these new historical shows

If there’s any sub-genre of storytelling that has really suffered in Nigerian media, it is historical non-fiction. With the exception ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 17, 2019

Waje, forex bans and happiness: What to expect from Rubbin’ Minds this weekend

Our big guest for the week on Rubbin’ Minds is singer extraordinaireWaje Iruobe. One of the divas of Nigerian music, ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 16, 2019

Is it time we finally accepted we may never get a third season of Gidi Up?

I still remember exactly where I was when I saw the first episode of Ndani TV’s Gidi Up! It was the 20th ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 16, 2019

Mark Ofua’s animal shelter is a reminder of the ecological cost of our lifestyles

An animal shelter in Nigeria seems a bit of a stretch, but not for Mark Ofua. For Nigerians, animals rank ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 15, 2019

Burna Bank by Burnaboy is exactly how you get people invested in an album

Since Burnaboy announced his latest album ‘African Giant‘, his first since he signed his publishing contract with Universal Music, his ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 15, 2019

Dada is revolutionizing medicine in Nigeria, one payment at a time

The Federal Medical Center Ebute Metta might not have been in the news over the last few months but it ...

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EditorAugust 14, 2019

Rejoice! Talent show starved Nigerians, East Africa’s Got Talent’s here to save the day

Remember 2016, the golden age for Nigerian reality talent shows? There was The Voice Nigeria, Big Brother Nigeria, MTN Project ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 14, 2019

Nigeria’s fuel subsidies are still costing us more than we think

When was the last time you thought about fuel? Have you thought about how much it costs for a litre, ...

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EditorAugust 13, 2019

Chibundu Onuzo’s new Guardian essay enraged Africans everywhere, for good reason too

For someone who straddles the duality of being a Nigerian writer with strong connections to their home country and fully ...

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EditorAugust 13, 2019

At long last, leader of IMN, El-Zakzaky leaves for India for treatment

It has taken nearly four years of negotiations, protests, false starts and blatant defiance of the rule of law, but ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 12, 2019

This #IYD2019 we celebrate the young educators leveraging new media to reach a new generation

This year’s #IYD2019 celebrates the transformative power of education. It seems a curious subject to tackle considering we often overlook ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 12, 2019

Nepotism in the Nigerian army cost the policemen killed last week their lives

If you follow politics in Nigeria, then the events of last weekend must have caused you some concern. The Nigerian ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 10, 2019

Here’s what to expect this weekend on Rubbin’ Minds

Have you heard? For the month of August, Rubbin’ Minds is getting a guest host. Ebuka’s away hosting Big Brother ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 9, 2019

A kidnap kingpin is in the wind and 3 police officers are dead; This is Buhari’s Nigeria

In a turn of events that will confound even the most open minded of political commentators, the Nigerian Police Force, ...

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EditorAugust 9, 2019

Arit Okpo is bringing new blood to CNN’s African Voices

I have to admit, once the Nigerian advertising industry sank its claws into CNN’s African Voices, it lost much of ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 8, 2019

It’s 2019, and Kenya’s National Assembly wants to punish a legislator for breastfeeding

It is hard not to feel like no matter the kind of progress we achieve as a continent, we will ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2019

Talk about blazing trails: Ruona Meyer becomes the first Nigerian journalist to earn an Emmy Nomination

Last year, as part of the events to launch its new investigative journalism video series called ‘AFRICA EYE’, the BBC ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 5, 2019

Tekno has some very interesting ideas on how to make a comeback

Many people have been wondering what is going on with former Made Men Group singer Tekno. He fell off the ...

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EditorAugust 5, 2019

It’s four years late, but Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky is finally getting his day in court

Few people could have anticipated that a routine trek for a group of Shi’ite Muslims and their leader Sheik Ibrahim ...

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EditorAugust 4, 2019

Buhari moves one step closer to undermining our democracy with Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

This morning, former political candidate Oby Ezekwesili joined her voice to the chorus publicly denouncing the federal government’s secret arrest ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 2, 2019

It’s 2019 and Guardian Life’s new direction seems to be chasing coins not clout

Guess who was on Guardian Life’s last weekend? Funa Maduka, the woman responsible for getting Genevieve Nnaji’s December hit Lionheart ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 2, 2019

Hallelujah, Tinder is finally looking out for the gays

Dating app Tinder has really caught on in Nigeria. It has gone from this dodgy app expatriates use to solicit ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 1, 2019

Joey Akan is giving the international reviewer thing a second try at The Fader

Since Joey Akan left his very controversial position as the head music reviewer at Pulse.NG, everyone’s been speculating where he ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 31, 2019

Caster Semenya barred from competing at World Championships

The antagonism towards South African intersex athlete Caster Semenya doesn’t seem to end as she has just been barred from ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2019

Check out the new movie poster for dramatic thriller ”Elevator Baby” starring Toyin Abraham and Timini Egbuson

Niyi Akinmolyayan is having a busy 2019. Already, the filmmaker has three upcoming projects including the animated movie Malika: Warrior ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 26, 2019

”Daughters of Chibok” will be screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival

The Chibok kidnap of 2014, wherein more than 200 schoolgirls where whisked away by militant group Boko Haram from their ...

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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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Wilfred OkicheJuly 24, 2019

Forget Billboard, we rank all the songs in Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, aka Nala, sister of Naruba, Oshun, Queen Sheba and the mother herself fulfilled her contractual obligations to ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 24, 2019

The trailer for animated movie ”Malika: Warrior Queen” is here and Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington as Malika is unstoppable!

The internet is abuzz with the trailer for hotly anticipated animated movie Malika: Warrior Queen, an adaptation of the graphic ...

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