Osinbajo expresses sadness over Onnoghen’s trial; CCB reportedly serve CJN court notice personally

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness over the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, on allegations of false and non-asset declarations, adding that President…

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Ag. IGP names Frank Mba as new Spokesman for Nigeria Police

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed  has appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Frank Mba as the new Spokesman for the Nigeria Police. As contained in a statement by…

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Introducing....#DStvStepUpBoost 🚀🚀 Get a feel of the upside of life!!! Upgrade your subscription to the next package and we will BOOST you to an even higher package! Breaking news by…

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First Photos: Kate Henshaw, Tobi Bakre, Kaffy, Lamide Akintobi, DJ Consequence and others turns out for the Opening cocktail of TEXA 2019

Kate Henshaw, Tobi Bakre, Kaffy, Lala Akindoju Chef Fregz and Lamide Akintobi were some of the dignitaries that attended the opening ceremony of The Event Experience Africa (TEXA) that held…

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Basketmouth has postponed the release of ”The Exorcism of Alu” because of Falz’s new album

Since comic stalwart Basketmouth announced that his first feature film The Exorcism of Alu will hit cinemas on January 15, I have literally been counting the days. A horror movie…

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Increased National Minimum wage: The cries of the Son vs the ears of the Father.

Did you know that Australia has the best minimum wage in the world? At an impressive rate of $18.30 per hour as at July, 2018. This in sharp contrast to…

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Review: Knock Out Blessing delivers more hits than misses

The prodigious Dare Olaitan announced his arrival in audacious form with the 2017 crime drama Ojukokoro (Greed). A welcome breath of fresh air, Ojukokoro was quite unlike anything that had…

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Onnoghen: The consequence of a national silence

Obviously, the atmosphere is tense in Nigeria. The report that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, is being goaded to quit office is unsettling the polity few…

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The Big 5: New IGP to adopt new strategy in tackling security challenges; EFCC denies raiding home of CJN Onnoghen | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: Following his inauguration as the new acting IGP of the police, Mohammed Adamu has said he will adopt a fresh strategy to…

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Today’s Noisemakers: Ogbeni Dipo, Oby Ezekwesili and reactions to Falz’s hatred for transactional sex

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 YNaija Cover – the 15th of January

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija:    

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The Late 5: Atiku accuses Buhari’s APC of plotting to rig elections; Okorocha’s party dumps Buhari, adopts Atiku | Other top stories

Here are the top stories that drove conversation today Atiku gives Lamido, Makarfi, Dogara, Ekweremadu appointments The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed the Deputy Senate…

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Super Eagles AFCON squad of 1994 & 2013 set to lock horns for PVC Awareness this February

Super Eagles 1994 and 2013 AFCON Squad are set to play for the Tap iNitiative PVC Football Novelty Match at the Legacy stadium, inside National Stadium Surulere, Lagos on the 9th of February 2019…

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BREAKING: Ibrahim Idris bows out, Buhari decorates Abubakar Adamu as Acting IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed in acting capacity, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Mohammad Abubakar Adamu as the new Inspector General of Police at a ceremony held at the State House, Abuja…

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BB Naija finally returns to Nigeria for its fourth season with BetNaija as headline sponsor

In a press conference that held today, more details about the forthcoming season of Big Brother Naija surfaced. The huge difference, though, is that organisers of the famed reality show…

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Falz is allowed to hate transactional sex but it doesn’t change the fact that he is a misogynist

Falz's new album Moral Instruction is out today, a mini-project distilled to address societal ills as purported on the album's website. Last night, though, music critic Joey Akan posted a…

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Younger Nollywood filmmakers are tackling diversity in storytelling. Is there an audience?

At the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Nigeria’s biggest and most important film festival, held in Lagos from 12-17th November 2018, the closing film was not a hit. Directed by…

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[The Injustice Blog] Buhari’s appointment of Adamu Lafia as Acting IGP shows his Nepotism is a deliberate effort and not an error of oversight

One accusation that has failed to go in his three years as President of Nigeria is that of uncontrolled nepotism and “Northernisation” of the security architecture in the country. In…

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The Big 5: Buhari shortlists AIG as replacement for IGP Ibrahim Idris; Charges against CJN, ill-advised and extremely dangerous – Ekweremadu | Other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa, Adamu Mohammed as a replacement for the…

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Review: Up North is big, beautiful and bland

Geography was big in Nollywood in 2018 with films like Lionheart, King of Boys and Kasala looking within to reflect worlds and create narratives that are distinctly local. While the…

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The YNaija Cover – the 14th of January

Follow the links to read up the stories and analyses on YNaija:            

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Today’s Noisemakers: Don Jazzy, Toke Makinwa, Tonto Dikeh and more: the 10-Year Challenge celebrity edition

Trending today on social media is the 10-Year Challenge, a global buzz where people are posting pictures of themselves from 2009 and 2019 or 2008 and 2018, contrasting both years…

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The Late 5: Buhari’s government most corrupt since independence – Wike; Judge halts planned trial of CJN | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversations today. Present administration is most corrupt since independence - Governor Wike Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Board and Management of Independent…

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DAAR Communications Plc recognises key industry players at 3rd DAAR Awards

And in a run up to the presidential elections: Atiku goes head to head against President Buhari and Aliko Dangote for Man of the Year. DAAR Communications Plc, an independent…

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Nigeria’s greatest players hit the field to inspire a new generation of voters

On Saturday 12th January 2019, Tap iNitiative hosted a press meet and greet ahead of their upcoming PVCFootball novelty match. In a bid to motivate the nation’s youth to actively…

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”Oga John” is a searing, visually stunning short film about suicide and mental health

In a dimly lit grocery store, football commentary in pidgin softly blares from a radio. A weary-looking woman leaves the store with the items she has bought, and the titular…

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UPDATE: Onnoghen’s arraignment adjourned, as 100 lawyers defend CJN at tribunal

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has adjourned the arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen on the alleged false and non-assets declaration to January 22, following an argument…

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Here’s why the new season of Big Brother Naija has been delayed

If you are having Big Brother Naija withdrawal symptoms then you are not alone. Less than ten months since the end of the show's third season wherein Miracle Ikechukwu emerged…

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The Big 5: NANS begs FG over ASUU strike; Saraki reacts to planned trial of CJN Onnoghen | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today NANS begs FG over ASUU strike The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to the federal government to…

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#ThePlatformDebates: ‘Our civil servants are very disgracefully paid’ – ADP guber candidate, Gbadamosi

The gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos for the 2019 elections, Babatunde Gbadamosi has promised to review the pay of public sector workers if elected as governor of…

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