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#YNaijaNonBinary: ‘There is Hope’, A Note from the Guest Editor, Logan February

For much of our recent past, the year 2020 was held as a symbol of futurism in collective imagination. We had various visions for this era: where the world would…

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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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‘Audio-Fela:’ Burna Boy and Sowore clash on Twitter over #RevolutionNow protest | #TheYNaijaCover

Nigerians had a lot to say following the public clash between Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and Nigerian music star, Burna Boy, on social media. Both parties had exchanged heated…

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Funny Tweets

Fela and Misogyny, Nigeria’s latest healthcare plan, What N50 can buy | 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 rants, opinions, perspectives on political and social issues,…

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How difficult is it for celebs to raise kids in the era of scandals, shows and social media? | Lessons from Davido’s discussion with Ebuka

By Kola Muhammed Despite their fame and presumed elevated status, celebrities are still humans. And like every other person, they have the right to make mistakes, be pressured, crush on…

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#YNaijaSportsRoundup: Anxiety in Liverpool over Alcantara’s COVID-19 status, Mcgregor challenges Manny Pacquiao

Here's our daily news roundup for Sports: The world of sports each day presents us with wildly interesting turn of events that we can't possibly ignore, and today is no…

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Burna Boy vs Sowore: What are the limits to a Nigerian celebrity’s activism?

The recent virtual exchange between Afrobeats star Burna Boy and revolutionary politician Omoyele Sowore has sparked off a range of conversations. Some bordered around the extent to which celebrities who…

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#YNaijaFashion101: Sagoe, Lisa Folawiyo, Ugo Mozie, Fisayo Longe | 101 Most Influential Nigerian Fashion Brands and Personalities

The revolution Nigeria's fashion industry is currently experiencing cannot be stopped by even a pandemic that has kept us at home for longer than we want. Within a decade, the…

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Netflix Naija

Netflix is celebrating Nigeria’s Independence with its ‘Naija to the World’ collection

On 1 October, Netflix will mark the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence Day by introducing the ‘Naija to the World’ collection on the service - a curated content collection that…

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Credit Warehouse to support reorientation of Nigerians’ attitude to debt obligations

A new loan management platform has emerged within the fintech space in Nigeria. With their aim to demystify the challenges around informal loans, Credit Warehouse, a data company has announced…

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#BBNaija may have ended but there are lessons for Nigeria’s political participation

Nigerians are great lovers of entertainment and this is evident in their passion for the Big Brother Naija show - from the way they talk about their favourite housemates to…

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The Voice is set to fill the void for Nigerian reality TV | N100 million in rewards for fans and talents

If you love your reality TV show with a pinch of gut wrenching, breath and awe-inspiring showcase of talents, then you no doubt would be excited to know that the…

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#EndASUUStrike: Here’s a permanent solution to the worrisome neglect of the educational sector in Nigeria

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike is grating badly on the nerves of students who have been on the receiving end of the impasse between the government and…

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Burna Boy has chosen his own kind of revolution, but is he to blame for being called out?

Our celebrities are everything. They give us things to talk about, create trends for us to follow, and arguably, influence the decision of many of their fans. Being a celebrity…

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Noting the lessons | The Daily Vulnerable

by Geraldine Cunha-Herbert I found myself in a space that I didn’t want to be in. I was assured that I wasn’t going to stay there, but I also knew…

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Reps withdraw Water Resources Bill following public backlash, Nigerians to pay N5 per channel on TSTV | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Nigeria's House of Representatives has withdrawn the National Water Resources Bill (2020) it had already passed, following the widespread backlash that has trailed the legislative decision, as well as its…

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School feeding programme: Nigeria’s leaders are stealing our future | #TheYNaijaCover

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) declared earlier that the sum of N2.67 billion paid to some Federal Colleges for school feeding during the COVID-19 lockdown had…

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO completes purchase of Nutricima’s dairy business, positions its business in Nigeria for growth

FrieslandCampina WAMCO has completed the purchase of Nutricima’s dairy business in Nigeria. In March FrieslandCampina and PZ Cussons signed an agreement regarding the acquisition. Nutricima’s dairy business will be integrated…

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#YNaijaBBNUpdate: Vee sits with Ebuka, says Erica made things hard for Laycon

Ebuka and Vee's conversation post-Big Brother Naija house was more interesting than you expect. It started with how she felt finding out that people refer to her as the ice…

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Senator Elisha Abbo will be paying for his crime, the sort of justice system women need

It is not a regular phenomenon to see a high-ranking government official being held accountable. There has been an interesting rise in this trend nonetheless, many thanks to social media and…

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#YNaijaBBNUpdate: Neo chats with Ebuka, says he is not ready for a relationship

Following the finale of the Big Brother Naija lockdown season, Ebuka had a chat with Neo to discuss his stint in the show. Of course, a chunk of the discussion…

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#YNaijaBBNUpdate: Nengi opens up about Ozo, says she really likes him

Like every other housemate, the Big Brother Naija Lockdown host, Ebuka sat with Nengi, who is arguably one person fans of the show want to listen now that the show…

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How Nigerians are reacting to the alleged diversion of ₦2.67bn meant for the school feeding programme

Corruption is a hydra-headed monster that is difficult to eradicate. And when it becomes legal, it becomes a culture that becomes almost impossible to shake off. And, with the recent…

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#YNaijaBBNUpdate: Dorathy sits down with Ebuka, talks about her crush on Prince and Brighto

The first runner up of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show Dorathy, had a sit down with Ebuka to talk about her stay in the house, and most of…

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Why are Nigerians taking Rema’s emotional outburst as fodder for bants?

All of Monday, social media saw a frenetically outspoken side of Rema in a string of tweets, some cryptic, others confessional, and the rest filled with strong calls to actions…

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#YNaijaBBNUpdate: Laycon finally speaks out about Erica, says will make music with Trickytee

It was parte after parte all night long on Sunday as Laycon took home the grand prize of 85 million Naira, and the party stretched on the next day. As…

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The menace of street harassment and reclaiming women’s bodies in public spaces | The YNaija Special Series on #RapeCulture

by Damilola Marcus Street harassment can be defined as all forms of unwanted comments, contact and actions forced on strangers in public. It can range from being assaulted, verbally abused,…

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FIFA ’21: Fireboy, Burna Boy and Rema feature another milestone for Afrobeat 

by Kola Muhammed When Beyoncé released an album in 2019 that featured a lot of African stars, the world bowed to an African music that was already spreading its tentacles…

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After the entanglement | The Daily Vulnerable

by Geraldine Cunha-Herbert   Dear Journal, I recently found myself in the most precarious situation.  An entanglement you may call it. Well, it was the month of August, so that was…

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Album Countdown: Davido, Olamide, Wizkid, Niniola and artistes leaving it late in the year

By Kola Muhammed If any sign was needed that the music industry had moved on from the pandemic onslaught, the month of August provided it amply. Burna, Tiwa Savage, Adekunle…

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Nomadland, City Hall, Night of the Kings…The 20 best films at #TIFF2020

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ploughed ahead this year albeit under socially distanced conditions from the 10th to 21st September. The programming team led by artistic director Cameron…

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N2.67bn meant for COVID-19 school feeding money discovered in personal accounts – ICPC | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared that the sum of N2.67 billion paid to some Federal Colleges for school feeding during the COVID-19 lockdown…

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