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Adenike Fagbemi: ‘Some days are cool, others are super terrible; that’s the beauty of life in itself’

We wanted to know how it all began, the experiences, the ups, the downs, and the...ermmm. If you knew Adenike, then you know a hardworking Mediapreneur. The one who wouldn't…

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The YNaija Cover – 19th Feburary

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday confirmed its first case of Lassa fever outbreak in the state, saying the patient has been isolated. Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for…

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Latest danger of #OkadaBan, Pounded yam wife | Funny tweets we saw from Nigerians today

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their funny rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social…

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Emmanuel Sadi: Trump’s travel ban is barefaced racism

Immigration refers to the act of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. It was first invented by European white men as they manufactured ships to look for foreign…

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#Sundance2020: Winston Duke does career best work in Nine Days

In Nine Days, the ambitious, life-affirming debut by director Edson Oda, which premiered at Sundance in the U.S Dramatic Competition, the events play out in some parallel pre-universe, an isolated…

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Journalists are trying to take over the government in Cross River; they need support

Agba Jalingo, one of several journalists and prisoners of conscience, was released on bail on Cross River State yesterday after spending five months in detention on charges of treason, treasonable…

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TIERS is taking on conversion therapy in a new research project

When we discuss human rights, especially for people in minority communities, it is hard to have a robust conversation without referencing The Initiative For Equal Rights (TIERS). TIERS has been…

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Protected: The 2nd Awesome Summit raises a banner for Transformational Leadership among the Youth

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Medplus launches new pharmaceutical outlet in Victoria Island

Medplus, Nigeria’s leading health and beauty retail company committed to helping Nigerians live and feel good, officially launched a new pharmaceutical outlet on Monday, 17 February 2019 at the Abeni Plaza, Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria…

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‘Corruption is the cause of Corona Virus’ – Magu; INEC reacts to order against deregistering parties – 5 Things that Should Matter Today

EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu says coronavirus is caused by corruption The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has said that he strongly believes corruption…

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Lies I believed | The Daily Vulnerable

by Damola Morenikeji Maybe you’ve heard those lies too, and believed them. “Women can multitask better than men. As a man, you should learn how to multitask.” “Fish stink from…

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The YNaija Cover – 18th February

Nigeria’s national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, of undue and dangerous interference on national security matters. Consequently, Monguno has fired a…

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Toke Makinwa the marriage counsellor, Pastor Adeboye the trigger lord | Funny tweets we saw from Nigerians today

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we read their funny rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social…

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Rubbin’ Minds Recap: Taaooma isn’t ruling out working with Maraji and we can’t wait

If you missed Sunday's episode of Rubbin' Minds, you are in luck. Host, Ebuka Obi Uchendu had in-demand Instagram comedian Taaooma on the show, who has gained social media ubiquity…

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The Future Awards Africa announces call for nomination 2020 in partnership with The African Union Commission

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) partners with the African Union Commission towards achieving 1 million By 2021 Initiative. The initiative was launched in April 2019 at the African Union Commission…

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Ighalo plays against Chelsea, makes history; Sharia Council dares Boko Haram – 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Nigeria's Odion Ighalo made history on Monday night as he came on for new club Manchester United in the 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, replacing Anthony Martial in…

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TETFUND

Following report exposing corruption TETFUND revokes funding for Nigerian lecturers

Nigerian lecturers are about to learn the hard way that 'there is rice at home'. Last we wrote about how the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), the country's premiere funding…

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Castle & Castle moving to Netflix marks a shift in streaming for Ebony Life

You've probably already heard about it from the grapevine, but two years after Genevieve Nnaji's Lionheart broke the mold for Nigerian media content gaining widespread visibility through global streaming platform…

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The YNaija Cover – 17th February

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, restrained Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from de-registering 31 political parties. Justice Chikere, in her ruling, said having failed…

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The 15 (and a half) trends that will drive the culture in Nigeria this year

by Ifedayo Adeleye and Nelson CJ As we find ourselves saying often, there is no need for predictions. Only interpretations. Our investigations into the trends and lifestyles that will drive…

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Men are broken | The Daily Vulnerable

by Ore Fakorede Many boys are raised to feel and express a narrow range of emotions: courage, anger, pride, tough stuff. “Big boys don’t cry.” “Be strong.” “Boys don’t say they…

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Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Obiageli Ezekwesili launches #FixPolitics Initiative with inaugural conference

Nigeria’s Obiageli Ezekwesili in conjunction with the Robert Bosch Academy presents the #FixPolitics Initiative with an inaugural conference in Lagos. Ezekwesili who is currently a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow under…

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LASG says accident rate has dropped since #OkadaBan, Chimamanda Adichie is first black woman to give address at University of Pennysylvania – 5 Things that Should Matter Today

'Okada' accidents have dropped since 'Okada' ban, Lagos deputy governor, Hamzat says Deputy governor of Lagos, Obafemi Hamzat, says the state has begun reaping the benefits of the #OkadaBan as…

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Uber & Taxify have no place in @JideSanwoolu’s mega-city

Over the last 3 weeks the Lagos state government has made life extremely difficult for poorer Lagosians. Starting with the forced evictions of 21 waterside communities by the Lagos state…

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Anthill

Anthill studios is combining animation with social media on ‘AngryBeckySeries’

Anthill Studios might be best known for their boundary pushing filmmaking and their roster of young directors like Isioma Osaje and Akay Mason (who made AMVCA nominated Elevator Baby), but…

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The search for the next music superstar begins

….As MTN reveals music talent show  Leading ICT company, MTN recently announced the start of a new musical reality television show, ‘Y’ello Star, in their head offices at Falomo, Ikoyi.…

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African fashion + Wandecoal on the global stage – The best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews and in-depth reporting that rise above the daily churn. Here are…

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Five interesting things that happened this Valentine

Except you’ve been under a rock until recently, there’s no way you would have missed the Valentine buzz – either on social media or on the streets. It was fascinating…

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Meet QUEEN & SLIM: Coming to a Filmhouse & other cinemas near you.

Filmhouse Cinemas together with Universal Music Group and partners are proud to present the official screening of Queen and Slim. Starring Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Queen & Slim…

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Victor Olaiya

Obituary: Victor Olaiya, the mercurial genius of high-life

On the 12th of February, at exactly twelve noon, Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON, iconic highlife maestro, trumpeter and vocalist breathed his last. Cause of death remains unknown but according to…

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