Ese Walter says women are blamed for everything while men are absolved of all responsibility, and we couldn’t agree more

The fresh rape allegations against Pastor Fatoyinbo of COZA has captured the nation, and generated conversations of rape and sexual harassment in the church and how victims continue to be…

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The YNaija Cover – the 8th of July

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Uche Jombo called out Bleacher Report for stealing a Nollywood movie clip and we just had to stan

With erstwhile comedic duo Aki and Pawpaw re-entering the culture as memes, their new-found appeal has left the world starstruck. The internet is currently glazed with their funny ramblings which…

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COZA UPDATE: No response yet from Daddy Freeze on reported Fatoyinbo interview

Following reports that the embattled Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo and his wife have reached out to On Air Personality, Ifedayo 'DaddyFreeze' Olarinde of…

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EXCLUSIVE: Biodun Fatoyinbo decides to launch attack on Busola, others … invites DaddyFreeze to interview him

We have received news that Pastors Biodun and Modele Fatoyinbo are preparing to wrest control of the narrative around the COZA scandal and are currently shopping for journalists to interview…

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The Big 5: Buhari signs African free trade area agreement; HEDA asks FG to prosecute Goje or face court action | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Buhari signs African free trade area agreement Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries.…

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The YNaija Cover – the Weekend Roundup

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Buhari, you may mean well, but time is running out

One flaw that detracts from President Buhari’s strengths is tardiness; especially, his dilatory response to matters of importance.  This is where an appreciable weakness of the president lies. And most times,…

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Super Eagles beat Cameroon 3-2 to qualify for 2019 #AFCON quarter-finals

Saturday's Round of 16 encounter in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) has seen the Super Eagles beat the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2, with an Odion Ighalo brace…

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This Week In Music: Odunsi’s ”Star Signs,” Phyno’s ”The Bag,” Niniola’s ”Boda Sodiq” and more

Because he has nothing better to do with his time, every Saturday, Bernard Dayo brings you the most awe-inspiring, confounding, addictive, or otherwise hilarious moments from the week in music.…

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Applications for Season 2 of the FBStart Accelerator by Facebook and CcHUB closing soon

Applications for Season 2 of the FbStart Accelerator, by Facebook and CcHUB, are now open till July 7th, 2019! The 6-month accelerator is designed to support visionary teams in Nigeria…

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Reuben Abati: Rape and the Senior Pastor of COZA

COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria…

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The Daily Vulnerable | The greatest gift my mother gave me

When I came out of secondary (high) school in 2000, I was 15. That meant that, though I had excellent grades, I couldn’t get into university in Nigeria, where the…

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Olamide and Maria Okan pregnancy saga, Senator Elisa Abbo the woman-beater, Ruga suspended – Here’s everything that happened this week

This week was a rollercoaster of buzzy stories, from politics to pop culture and while we routinely reported each of these stories from our YNaija desk, here’s a roundup of…

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‘Flee from all youthful lusts!’ | Adeboye reacts to increasing scandals involving Pastor(s)

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has reacted to the increasing spate of scandals involving Pastors in the country, latest of which bothers on two respective…

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Today’s Noisemakers: Dami Elebe, Ogbeni Dipo, Kingsley Moghalu, 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: Buhari reappoints Abba Kyari as chief of staff; Police announce release of 25 Fulani herders illegally detained by vigilantes in Zamfara | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: PDP suspends Elumelu, others The Peoples Democratic Party has suspended Ndudi Elumelu, the factional minority leader of the House of Representatives. The…

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”The Set Up” is one of the most anticipated movies of 2019, and now we have a trailer

The Set Up is Niyi Akinmolayan's followup to the bombastic comedy Chief Daddy, a movie that I still remember for its histrionics. Before now, the teaser for The Set Up…

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The YNaija Cover – 5th of July

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Thought leaders at Thursday Talks Lagos underscore the need for Nigerians to embrace advocacy in their individual spaces

When the late mountaineer and philanthropist, Edmund Percival Hillary remarked that "People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things," he may never have had Nigeria in mind…

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Celebrities are sharing their stories on #MeToo following the #BusolaDakolo revelation

The Y!TV interview with Busola Dakolo revealing heart-wrenching details of her rape, another allegation that the status of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo isn't alien to, sent shockwaves throughout the nation and…

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BREAKING: Supreme Court declares APC’s Oyetola winner of Osun Governorship election

The Supreme Court on Friday declared Osun Governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the September 22 governorship election held in the state. In…

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FirstBank CEO, Adeduntan, sensitizes children on acts of kindness

The Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr.  Adesola Adeduntan, has encouraged children to cultivate the habit of showing kindness to people around them irrespective of class,…

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#ALitFest19: Abuja Literary and Arts Festival 2.0 ready to make impact

As the second edition of Abuja Literary and Arts Festival (ALitFest) organized by Abuja Literary Society (ALS) draws closer than ever before, so many activities are lined up for the…

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The Big 5: Ben Nwabueze leads Atiku’s legal team as lead counsel; Detained Madonna University students, lecturer released from prison | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Detained Madonna University students, lecturer released from prison A day after a court granted them freedom, six students and a…

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Busola Dakolo finally files petition against #PastorFatoyinbo with the police

Since celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo came forward with the revelation that she was allegedly raped by Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), her story has enabled a…

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Today’s Noisemakers: Leo Dasilva, Omojuwa, Deji Adeyanju, and reactions to former #COZA staff accusing #PastorFatoyinbo of rape

Today's reactions on the internet came from a spectrum of buzzy subjects, starting with the early kicker of another victim coming forward to accuse embattled COZA pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of…

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The Late 5: Two reportedly dead in Ijegun pipeline explosion; Northern group issues governors 30-day ultimatum on Ruga settlement | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Two reportedly dead in Ijegun pipeline explosion A pipeline explosion in Ijegun, Lagos, has led to the death of two people. Several injured…

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Francis Eloagu: The African Migrant Crisis – Why rigorous and robust advocacy must continue

My current involvement in rigorous advocacy about the African Migrant Crisis is so that we may begin to heal the biggest sore on the face of the continent. The sore…

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Access Bank bags international award for improving value for women

Access Bank Plc. has emerged winner of the 2019 GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award for its efforts towards providing opportunities for women. Organized by the Global Banking Alliance for…

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