From stolen dates to rotten rice, the story of how Nigeria maltreats its IDPs

At Tedx Ikeja in 2017, Busayo Morakinyo, one of the speakers who spoke on the topic “IDPs, it could be you” stated unequivocally that any human being can end up…

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Governor Okowa promises Super Eagles $25,000 for every goal scored in South Africa

Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has promised the Super Eagles $25, 000 for every goal scored at Saturday's African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against the 'Bafana Bafana' of South Africa in Johannesburg, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.…

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Adaku Ufere-Awoonor, Chris Ogunlowo, Owen Omogiafo… see the #YNaijaPowerList2018 for Corporate Nigeria

As the annual #YNaijaPowerList enters its 7th consecutive year, we bring you the most influential young Nigerians under 40 who are giving the term white collar job a whole new…

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Is John Abayomi the founder of popular news outlet Instablog9ja?

For years, there's been a mysteriousness about who owns popular news outlet Instablog9ja. It's also slightly part of the appeal of the platform, which exploded into popular imagination in 2015…

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Minimum Wage: We can only pay N30,000 if we downsize workers nationwide – Governors Forum

The Nigerian Governors Forum has constituted a committee to re-strategise and dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari on the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage, with the aim of working out a formula…

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Goethe-Institut Nigeria is running a series of events to celebrate Animation Film Day

There's currently a renaissance of the animation film industry in Nigeria because recently, we have reported about two upcoming animated films - Niyi Akinmolayan's The Passport of Mallam Ilia under…

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Oga Bello’s highly anticipated Yoruba series ‘Alágbára’ set to premiere on StarTimes

Since October, Nollywood stalwart Adebayo Salami a.k.a. Oga Bello has been in the news for his buzzy new Yoruba series Alagbara. Alagbara is a 26-episode series that, according to him,…

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AFRIFF 2018: Here are the 30 Nollywood movies that made it to the final screening selection

The ongoing African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) kicked off officially on Sunday at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lekki, and it's been a melting pot of African cinema and for film…

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Entertainment Roundup: Eko Atlantic responds to Davido’s complaints; Olamide confirms OLIC 5 date | Other top stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still today. Eko Atlantic replies Davido's complaints Davido (Instagram/davidoofficial) The singer had complained that…

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ is heading to Netflix

Streaming giant Netflix is constantly proving why it's the most dominant player in the streaming market, still expanding and updating its content library with original programming. According to Variety, Chiwetel…

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The Big 5: South East Leaders say Atiku/Obi candidacy is for the survival of the Igbo race; ASUU blasts Fayemi over statement on professors salaries | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: Some Igbo leaders comprising members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Igbo Leaders of Thought, the intelligentsia among others, on Wednesday, resolved to support…

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Today’s Noisemakers: Eko Atlantic’s reply to Davido’s complaint, Ini Edo, Olumuyiwa’s comment on sneaky slavery, others

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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The Late 5: Court orders Nnamdi Kanu’s surety, Senator Abaribe to pay N100m over his disappearance; ICPC says it will handle petition against Oshiomhole | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: An Abuja High Court has ordered the Senator representing Abia-South, Enyinnaya Abaribe and two others who stood as sureties for the leader…

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The YNaija Cover – the 14th of November

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A case for disruption: 35 years old and running for office

by: Cobi-Jane Akinrele July 2017 marked the beginning of what was to be the infiltration of young people into the political caucus we call the Nigerian government. In July, the…

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Governor Ganduje’s silence on the students stranded in Sudan is a cause for concern

The fate of Kano students currently on scholarship at Elrazi University in Khartoum, Sudan hangs in the balance as the university has stopped the students from attending classes due to the inability…

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Nigeria is lagging behind on all fronts | Here’s what the 2018 Africa Energy Review has to say

by Mondiu Jaiyesimi and Jibril Ojolowo Background This report is a snapshot of Africa’s current energy industry using data from the recently published BP Statistical Review of World Energy as…

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Tony Nwulu, Eunice Atuejide, Adebo Ogundoyin… see the #YNaijaPowerList2018 for Politics

For the seventh consecutive year, YNaija brings you its annual ranking of the most powerful young persons under the age of 40 who are getting things done in the political…

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#YNaijaPowerList2018: Davido, Genevieve Nnaji, Wizkid… These are the 10 most powerful people in entertainment

For the seventh consecutive year, YNaija brings you its annual ranking of the most powerful young persons under the age of 40 who are getting things done in entertainment. From…

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Between Akeredolu’s highhandedness and the dismissed journalists lies a hatred for press freedom

Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria was a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), a position of influence in Nigeria's legal profession. On many occasions…

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Entertainment Roundup: #GameOfThrones brings ‘winter’ in April; Stan Lee and daughter created one more superhero before he died | Other top stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still today. Winter is coming in April! HBO revealed in a promotional video Tuesday,…

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The Big 5: Those criticising my choice of running mate didn’t vote for me – El-Rufai; 2,045 PVCs stolen from INEC office in Akwa Ibom | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna on Tuesday reacted to criticisms trailing his choice of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, a fellow Muslim, as…

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Three years after, the Buhari administration’s war against the judiciary remains unabated

In the build-up to the 2015 Presidential elections, a recurrent issue about the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari was his ability to conform to the dictates of…

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Keen on preserving heritage, Osun launches fashion social enterprise ‘Ijinle’

The governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Chairman, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Sir Wale Adeeyo; Adebola Williams; Founder, LDA Couture,…

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Today’s Noisemakers: Bez, Emetulu Anthony’s bosh about #sperm pain, Kizz Daniel, others

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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The Late 5: Define restructuring and we’ll look into it – Buhari; APC says PDP, Atiku are cash strapped ahead of campaigns | Other top stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The All Progressives Congress (APC) says available information from the recent strategy meeting of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Dubai, United…

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The YNaija Cover – the 13th of November

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Just In: Buhari reportedly admits seeing Ganduje’s alleged bribery videos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reportedly spoke on the trending issue of the bribery allegations involving Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje who appeared in a series of videos published by online…

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Goodluck Jonathan to release autobiography on his final moments as president

Former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will release his autobiography, My Transition Hours, on November 20, 2018. The book which will focus on Jonathan's time as Nigeria's president will be launched on his…

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‘Hustle’ Season 3, Episode 6 recap: “Son of Grace” and the short cut to getting rich

Introducing temporary characters has been a hallmark of Hustle, the Africa Magic comedy which is now in its third season. Last week's episode marked the television debut of Big Brother…

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