Category: Blogs

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Edwin OkoloOctober 23, 2019

Eromo Egbejule is partnering with Arit Okpo to revisit the tragedy of ‘Jesse’

Eromo Egbejule is easily one of the most decorated journalists working today. As the editor of the Africa Report, he ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 23, 2019

Closed borders and USSD charges, is this how to grow Nigeria’s economy?

“All goods, for now, are banned from being exported or imported through our land borders and that is to ensure ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

Fresh off hosting the headies, Nancy Isime is getting her own daytime show

Did you watch the Headies last weekend? Then you would have been as surprised as to find out that Nancy ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

According to NMAC, 1 in 4 Nigerians are illiterate

65 million Nigerians that cannot read or write. That’s the number that Prof. Abba Haladu, the Executive Secretary of the ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

High ranking policemen getting kidnapped is just how bad Nigeria’s security issues are right now

Is there a more pressing sign that a country’s security has been severely compromised than the state having to protect ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 21, 2019

In a comedy of errors, Rema was one of the few highlights of the #13thHeadies

As an awards show, Hip TV’s The Headies sits in a precarious position. It is the most prestigious of all ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 21, 2019

Isn’t it time France stopped pretending it doesn’t treat francophone West Africa like a colony?

Over the last decade, it has become harder and harder for France to project this air of neutrality and progressiveness, ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 19, 2019

Profile: Funke Akindele-Bello is the queen of all media. In case you didn’t notice

For four straight years now, Ebony Life Films has been champion of the end of year box office. From Fifty ...

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EditorOctober 18, 2019

At long last, Karo Omu’s campaign to subsidize sanitary products has the government’s ear

Here at the YNaija Counter Culture blog, we have followed with keen interest the work that activist Karo Omu has ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 18, 2019

Amaarae is showing all of us a thing on or two on how to capitalize on nostalgia

Have you seen the new Amaarae website? Well you should. As part of the roll out for her new single Like ...

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EditorOctober 17, 2019

Is Minister Adamu of the ministry of education going to speak on #SexForGrades?

#SexForGrades, the BBC investigation chaired by Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi and Charlie Northcott has the whole of Africa’s millennial population ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 17, 2019

So City FM radio presenters have opinions, what else is new?

Hypocrisy is a strange thing. It is the reason why we hold ourselves according to standards that we cannot honestly ...

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EditorOctober 16, 2019

What happens to the AfCTFA now that the borders are closed?

The Nigerian Customs authority has spent the last month ‘experimenting’ with the country’s road borders. But not all the country’s ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 16, 2019

Five events we’re looking forward to next week at the Ake Book and Arts Festival

Believe it or not, we are less than 10 days away from the 2019, Ake Book and Arts Festival from ...

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EditorOctober 15, 2019

Sanwo-Olu declares a state of emergency but is it enough?

Anyone who lives in Lagos knows what a nightmare traffic has been in the last month. There has been miles ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 15, 2019

If you’ve written #Tacha off, then you haven’t been watching the trends

Yesterday OAP Do2un got a first hand taste of the true power of the #TachaNation fanbase. Since Tacha was evicted ...

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EditorOctober 14, 2019

Dear Sound Sultan, a personal preference for plus-size women doesn’t make you progressive

Nigerians body shame. It is as much a fact about our country as our love for jollof and our tragic ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 14, 2019

Can Teebillz really help Tacha rebrand her image?

‘No leave, no transfer’ x Teebillz, that’s not something I’d thought I’d see in 2019. This was one of the ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 10, 2019

Recent data on sexual assault in Kaduna is a warning that gendered violence is a national problem

As a Nigerian who is concerned about the rights of women and children, you never catch a break. In October ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 9, 2019

Khafi is proof there is more than one way to play the Big Brother game

Two weeks to the end of Big Brother Nigeria, Khafi Kareem was announced as the new co-host of the 2019 ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 8, 2019

#SexForGrades is a reminder that nothing will stop Nigeria’s #MeToo movement

Yesterday, Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi, in partnership with Premium Times and the BBC released an investigative documentary about the exploitation, ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 7, 2019

The BBC Africa Eye exposé on sexual harassment in West African universities is what we need right now

It’s been a year since BBC Africa Eye’s groundbreaking documentary Sweet Sweet Codeine was released, receiving a 2019 Emmy nod ...

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EditorOctober 7, 2019

Has Konbini bowed out from Nigeria?

French owned media company, Konbini showed up in Nigeria sometime in 2016, with deep pockets and a desire to take ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 2, 2019

Adele and Skepta’s dating rumours had men hyping the ”Nigerian penis,” and here’s why it’s problematic

Adele dating Skepta is, perhaps, the most random celebrity pairings we have had in a long time, as allegedly reported ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqSeptember 27, 2019

Big Brother disqualifies Tacha from reality show over violence

Barely ten days to the end of the popular reality show, Big Brother Naija 4, 23-year-old Housemate, Tacha has been ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 27, 2019

Budweiser’s ‘Kings of Football’ is subverting how we consume football television

Back in July, Budweiser announced that it has signed multi-year deals with both the English Premier League and LaLiga. Budweiser ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 24, 2019

Rema found his doppleganger and it’s freaky, but here’s why it’s a good thing

Welcome to the X-Files [cues dreadful piano music]. Is it Halloween yet? No, but charmingly freaky is Mavin artiste Rema ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 22, 2019

Latasha Ngwube, Wole Ojo & the new brain drain; here’s what to expect from this week’s Rubbin’ Minds

Last week on Rubbin’ Minds we bid farewell to Japheth Omojuwa, our guest host for the last 6 weeks. Japheth ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 22, 2019

Profile: Joel Kachi Benson just won Venice. You should know his name

When the Nigerian entry Daughters of Chibok was announced winner of the Best Virtual Reality Story (for linear content) at ...

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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 20, 2019

Will ‘Americanah’ be another Hollywood flop in portraying its Nigerian characters?

In 2014, about a year after it was published, Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel which won the National Book ...

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