Category: Editor’s Pick

ThankGod UkachukwuNovember 7, 2018

Visionary Leadership Or Change: The choice before Abians in 2019 gubernatorial elections

Abia State voters must be careful not to acquiesce to the same predicament London-based The Economist magazine (which endorsed President ...

Otaigbe EwoigbokhanNovember 7, 2018

King of Boys: An unvarnished look into the seedy underbelly of the Lagos elite

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys is a coming of age film and a departure from the mundane theme of comedy ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 26, 2018

#YNaijaPolitico: The mindset of Nigerians during elections is unfortunately attached to ‘money’ | ACPN candidate, Atolusi Damilola says

Unlike some years back when young politicians could not do more than be party members, the Not Too Young To ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 26, 2018

The conversation on #NigeriaAt58 continues with the Independence Debate at #ThursdayTalks

The seventh edition of the monthly conversation with change agents and thought leaders – Thursday Talks Lagos – picked on ...

Alexander OnukwueOctober 26, 2018

Can the PDP be ruthless and impartial? They have a chance with Atunwa’s NYSC scandal

The People’s Democratic Party have an opportunity to show that they have truly reformed in character by properly addressing the ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 24, 2018

#YNaijaPolitico: Structures are the bedrock of godfatherism | Olusegun Akinsehinde speaks about his 2019 candidacy

YNaija has a special focus on politics and is committed to providing a platform for younger politicians to reach mass ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 18, 2018

Governor Ambode’s megacity plan has too many potholes

From the diaspora, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has worked so hard to ensure the livelihoods of Lagos residents is upgraded to ...

Alexander OnukwueOctober 15, 2018

With Peter Obi involved, 2019 has effectively become a two-horse race

While he was Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi says he once gave up his apartment for President Olusegun Obasanjo ...

Reuben AbatiOctober 14, 2018

It is time we discussed Atiku’s candidacy and the rise of Peter Obi

Shortly after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar became the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on October 6, party ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 12, 2018

What a Peter Obi as a running mate means for Atiku’s candidacy

There are unconfirmed reports that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar has picked the former governor of Anambra, ...

EditorOctober 12, 2018

Isime Esene: Obasanjo has elevated hypocrisy to an art form

Yesterday, Atiku Abubakar got a much needed reprieve from his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo. The former Vice President got the ...

Wilfred OkicheOctober 9, 2018

Profile: Why we should be excited about Zainab Ahmed (and why we shouldn’t be)

Following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun, former Minister of Finance over allegations of a forged document exempting her from the ...

Alexander OnukwueOctober 9, 2018

New landlords, ambitious health budget, local policing | Here are five talking points from Donald Duke’s policy document

The Social Democratic Party has chosen Donald Duke to be its candidate in the 2019 presidential elections. The former two-term ...

Alexander OnukwueOctober 8, 2018

Now that Atiku has a presidential ticket, how will he rebuild a reformed image and win critics over?

Candidates seeking to be president of Nigeria in about 130 days time will find a very motivated former Vice president ...

Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement FederationOctober 1, 2018

#NigeriaAt58: Can our country succeed in the face of informality and unsustainable development

Yesterday, we were at Rubbin’ Minds with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels TV to discuss livelihood challenges facing the urban poor ...

Chikwe IheakweazuOctober 1, 2018

A homecoming: My visit to Liberia’s new National Public Health Institute

In May 2015, a few months after my experience as part of the Ebola outbreak response team in Liberia, I ...

Chude JideonwoOctober 1, 2018

Chude Jideonwo: Buhari doesn’t deserve a second term, but Nigeria is still on course

“Nigeria is ON COURSE? Chude?! Are you and I not in this same country?” “I know. It’s almost a sacrilegious ...

Alexander OnukwueSeptember 27, 2018

Aisha Buhari accused her ADC of stealing 2.5 Billion Naira, but where did she get that kind of money from?

Two years ago when First Lady Aisha Buhari was launching her book on beauty therapy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo warned ...

Ovoko WilliamsSeptember 26, 2018

Profiting from tears: The Buhari administration’s handling of the Nigerian IDP crisis

The humanitarian situation in Nigeria deteriorated significantly in the first half of 2018 as the conflict intensified in the North ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 25, 2018

Ogechi Obua: Sussex expanded my worldview and made me ready for the real world

My experience at Sussex University was a pleasant surprise. I was anxious and curios about how my university experience would ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 25, 2018

Of 57 men arrested for being gay in Lagos, Nigeria – and the work that lies ahead for LGBTi advocacy in Africa

Being a speech by Chude Jideonwo, founder of Joy, Inc. at 3rd LGBT Human Rights Defenders Workshop for the Center ...

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, ...

Alexander OnukwueSeptember 20, 2018

Without a cost for indifference, Governorship debates like Osun’s are a waste of time

For an assessment of the four candidates who debated last Saturday, Journalist Nicolas Ibekwe’s scorecard is quite precise. The quality ...

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 ...

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