Category: Editor’s Pick

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 ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 18, 2018

How British-born Kemi Adeosun tried to ‘outsmart’ Nigeria

Despite many Nigerians querying her nomination for a ministerial position, she swayed the Senate with her British accent, little did ...

Wilfred OkicheSeptember 18, 2018

Profile: Akinwunmi Ambode has declared ambition for a second term; will he get one?

Political watchers with inside knowledge of state and party politics insist that despite his incumbent status, Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi ...

Alexander OnukwueSeptember 17, 2018

Ten years after Adenike Grange; will Adeosun face the consequences of her wrongdoing?

Thanks to the intervention of good journalism, Nigeria’s Finance Ministry has been relieved from questionable management. That may sound extreme, ...

Alexander OnukwueSeptember 11, 2018

Seun Onigbinde took on Nigeria’s legislature and made them accountable; and now he’s taking on New York

In the last weeks of August 2012 Seun Onigbinde took on the role of Chief Science and Technology Innovator. In ...

Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 7, 2018

Self-realisation is an important key to success – Ibiso Edwards

We had agreed that she will visit our office for the interview. And so, on the agreed date, when the ...

Alexander OnukwueSeptember 7, 2018

Is the Trader Moni scheme in Osun a boon for traders or a gamble for the elections?

A few days ago, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was at Iwo in Osun state to launch Trader Moni, a social ...

Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 6, 2018

I think it’s time for women to break apart from societal norms | Visual Artist, Renike tells it all in new interview

Born February 3, 1995, Morenike Olusanya, known as Renike, attended Grace Schools (Primary school), Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School (Secondary school) ...

EditorSeptember 6, 2018

Emma Ikumeh: This is why I want the PDP to choose Saraki at the primaries

by Emma Ikumeh Former INEC chief, Professor Attahiru Jega recently made a case for competent leadership over strongman leadership. The ...

Alexander OnukwueSeptember 6, 2018

Direct or Indirect primaries: How do we know which systems works best for Nigeria

At its last National Executive Committee, the APC announced that it favours direct primaries for elections at the federal and ...

Adetayo AdesolaSeptember 5, 2018

The UEFA Nations League and the potential for a drab international schedule

The International break is here again, to bring an unwanted hiatus to an already frantic league campaign across the top ...

Alexander OnukwueAugust 30, 2018

Theresa May in Africa: How good a deal does she offer Nigeria?

Semi-casual and comfortable in a patterned yellow jacket presumably produced by Emmy Kasbit, a Nigerian designer who recently returned to ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 29, 2018

Fighting Corruption is Dangerous is an interesting retelling of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s legacy

2018 173 pages MIT Press According to Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the global average tenure ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 28, 2018

To avoid #OBOGate Adeosun style, Davido resumes NYSC

Popular Nigerian music artiste David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has begun the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). In a post on ...

Alexander OnukwueAugust 28, 2018

Complicity or negligence: How will Nigeria respond to its silent drug epidemic?

We will never be sure why the suspect arrested by the Police in Ondo on August 5 took that much ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 27, 2018

Why Nigerians are not shocked by Trump’s “lifeless” description of Buhari

On Monday, August 27, 2018, the Financial Times published a story where the United States President, Donald Trump was alleged ...

Adetayo AdesolaAugust 27, 2018

This weekend’s refereeing decisions shows it’s time for the Premiership to embrace VAR

In anticipation to the Monday night English Premier League showdown between Manchester United and Tottenham at Old Trafford, one thing ...

Alexander OnukwueAugust 24, 2018

#Owerri112: Where do law and liberty stand in Rochasland

Not so far from the roundabout where the statue of a man in broken chains stands in tribute to freedom, ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2018

Ghana has ‘convinced’ 400 gay and lesbian people to join a gay conversion camp

It seems Nigeria’s obsession with controlling the lives of LGBT people is finally spreading to its neighbours. This is something ...

Alexander OnukwueAugust 22, 2018

Igbo Presidency, defending Atiku: These are the talking points from Saraki’s ‘robust’ response

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has responded to the statement released by Bola Tinubu in which the APC leader accused Saraki ...

SponsorAugust 20, 2018

Summit of the Alternatives (SOTA) advocates for coalition of alternative political parties and aspirants

Global speakers and regional representatives joined participants at the Summit of the Alternatives to call for young, gender sensitive, competent, ...

Alexander OnukwueAugust 20, 2018

Tambuwal will dwarf Saraki, No third force | Five talking points from the Tinubu response to APC defections

The APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, has responded to the defections of Bukola Saraki and Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri ...

tosin adesinaAugust 19, 2018

Nigeria Governors’ Forum is a threat to the overall development of Nigeria

One group that has assumed undue prominence in Nigeria due to persistent media coverage is the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). The forum ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 18, 2018

Long Read: It’s high time we talked about this year’s AMAA nominees

On the evening of August 3, the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the premier rewarding system for film talent in ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 15, 2018

#OneDayEGoBetter: With heavy hearts, every Nigerian is living a painful life comfortably

For every life that has been taken as a result of criminal attacks, for every person that has been a ...

Alexander OnukwueAugust 15, 2018

SARS reform has begun, but are there any real plans to ensure police accountability?

SARS will… attend to armed robbery, kidnapping, apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more. That summarizes ...

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 ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 8, 2018

Profile: Is Falz the most woke performer since Fela, or is he just as problematic?

The year 2018 has been a difficult one for Nigeria and its citizens. For proof, look no further than the ...

Adetayo AdesolaAugust 5, 2018

Aguero scores a brace as Man City win Community Shield ahead of woeful Chelsea

Manchester City tactically outclassed and outmatched Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea in a 2-0 victory in the Community Shield on Sunday. City ...

Valentine IwennwaneAugust 5, 2018

Dredging towns: Lagos’ mega city dreams is killing its coastal communities (Part 2)

Fighting to eke a living But for Segun Alufoge, 52-year-old fisherman and father of six, it’s a different story entirely; ...

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