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“A terrible idea and embarrassment ” – Harvard professor and World Bank employee blasts US nominee, supports Okonjo-Iweala

by Lekan Olanrewaju Just as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, one of three nominees running for World Bank presidency, has - in an interview with Reuters - called for a "level playing…

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Hello, Beautiful! Screening for Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria begins today

by Wilfred Okiche Activities marking the 25th anniversary of the country's most popular beauty pageant, the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria pageant (MBGN) kicks off  Tuesday, 27th March, with the…

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“No, he cannot preach here!” – Check out Governor Aregbesola’s top 5 dramatic statements

by Lekan Olanrewaju A few days ago, an NGO called for the Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, to take a psychiatric examination. According to the letter, this is due to…

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Tolu Ogunlesi: “Okonjo-Iweala for President” (YNaija Frontpage)

What are you up to this time? I’ve seen you making frantic phone calls and generally appearing busy Oh boy, tings are happening. Campaign don start o Campaign? Isn’t 2015…

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“No jumping from the Titanic!”- Check out yesterday’s top ten tweets

by Lekan Olanrewaju From more arguments about Bishop David Oyedepo’s right, or lack thereof to launch an airline to thoughts on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s World Bank presidency bid, check out the top…

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Photo of the Day: There’s a L(app) for that! See how this young lady wrote her exams

by Lekan Olanrewaju Sent in by a reader. The "jambite" above was pictured at the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination (colloquially called 'JAMB') displaying quite the creative method to ensure she doesn't…

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#InCaseYouMissedIt: Rivers may become first state to provide uninterrupted power

by Lekan Olanrewaju While residents all over the country suffer the effects of blackouts due to Kainji dam being shut down, Rivers State gears up to begin enjoying uninterrupted power supply. Governor…

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“They bombed all the classes!” – New York Times Report: Islamists target Nigerian schools

A New York Times article published today trails extremist sect, Boko Haram's "sinister" new target - schools. See excerpts below, as written by Adam Nossiter: The insurgent violence stalking northern…

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SaharaReporters: $1000-dollar-per-hour parking fee and other costs for maintaining jets forced Bishop Oyedepo to launch airline

by Hauwa Gambo SaharaReporters.com, in an investigation, is reporting that the running costs for the aircraft under the control of Winner's Chapel leader, Bishop David Oyedepo led to the decision…

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New Video: Iyanya presents ‘Kukere’

by Wilfred Okiche Former MTN Project fame West Africa winner, Iyanya has put out the video for his single, 'Kukere'. The video was directed by Patrick Ellis and features for…

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Thought Couture: 5 places to visit before dating that guy

by Joy Isi Bewaji Not the “native doctor”, silly! Come on! Lol! So, you have found “the one”, huh? He was at that party, you lifted your dress a little to…

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Opinion: Bishop Oyedepo: A fisher of wealth?

by Ofordile Tony-Okeke “Archbishop dey enjoy, Pope self dey enjoy, Imam self dey enjoy, My brother wetin you say?” - Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The above are words from the song…

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No electricity, bad road? I’ll take a Porsche with that! Luxury brands target Nigeria’s wealthy elite

  by Seyi Lawal By 2020, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, along with four other of Africa's largest cities, will each have consumer spending of $25 billion or more. That's comparable to…

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#InCaseYouMissedIt: Goldie, Sound Sultan and Weird MC appointed UN Peace Ambassadors

by Lekan Olanrewaju Nigerian Musicians Sound Sultan, Goldie and Weird MC have been endorsed by the United Nations as Peace Ambassadors. Their appointments were announced on March 23, 2012 during a…

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Femke becomes Funke: Golden opportunity!

It gets better! YNaija introduces you to Dutch writer and journalist, Femke van Zeijl who has been traveling across sub-Saharan Africa for about 10 years. Now she trades, um, her…

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Foreign Reserves: Nigeria loses N35billion to pesticide importation

by Lekan Olanrewaju According to Candel Agrochemical Company Limited, Nigeria’s foreign reserves have been depleted by as much N35 billion due to importation of agricultural pesticides. The company’s technical representative,…

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We can’t remember the last time Tinsel was this hot! YNaija Weekly Tinsel Review Mar 19 – 23

by Joy Ehonwa We can’t remember the last time Tinsel was this hot! Fred was finally told about Dan’s arrest. He invited Telema over to get some of the facts…

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Kathleen Ndongmo’s 7 things to consider before criticising Bishop Oyedepo!

by Kathleen Ndongmo Yesterday, news travelled far and wide among Nigerians that Bishop David Oyedepo, pastor and entrepreneur, had officially launched an airline 'Dominion Air'. He is already widely believed…

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Governor Fashola can’t be blind (YNaija Frontpage)

Makoko is an eyesore and there is no better way to put it. The size of the rats I once saw strolling and chewing on left over junk food, while…

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“Aunty Ngozi is distracted” – Check out the top ten tweets from yesterday

by Lekan Olanrewaju From comments and counter-comments on the greatness, or lack there of, of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to talk on the launch of an airline by a…

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“180 thumb sized pellets of heroin-” Nigerian woman sets new drug record at US airport

by Lekan Olanrewaju A 52 year old Nigerian on Saturday set a new record at the Dulles International Airport in America. The woman, Bola Adebisi, is said to have passed…

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FaithNaija: Ever Strong || Spoken Word Poetry

by Chi Ibe Ever Strong is a spoken word poem about God's empowerment in our weakness... He will never leave us and with his help there's nothing we can't overcome!…

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“How many of his 50,000 members can afford it?” – Save Nigeria Group attacks Bishop David Oyedepo on airline

by Lekan Olanrewaju Nigeria’s richest pastor by many accounts, Bishop David Oyedepo has made a new addition to his business empire by starting an airline called Dominion Air. Listed by Forbes…

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Photo of the Day: Is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala now a member of the PDP?

by Hauwa Gambo The Coordinating Minister of the Economy and candidate for World Bank presidency was last seen at the People's Democratic Party convention in Abuja yesterday. She seems to…

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Something New! Kahli Abdu- ‘Stuck with you’ Ft. Poe, X.O Senavoe

by Seyi Lawal Republiq Records Hip-Hop artist, Kahli Abdu releases a new record off the on-going “Rebel Friday” Season II Compilation. In this track titled ‘Stuck with you’, Abdu features…

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Get Ready! Youth Marketing Conference to hold in Lagos on 27 & 28 March with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales, Governor Babatunde Fashola, Tolu Ogunlesi and other speakers

by Chi Ibe Now  in its second edition, the Youth Marketer Converge Conference (YMC 2.0) is scheduled to take place in Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos between 27 and…

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Esho Wemimo: Girls Scout motto and the hand bag

The iPod is great to have as well in the bag because you can play your music without interruption The first step to having a bag that meets your day-to-day…

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New video: Dee Moneey freestyles over Tyga’s ‘Rack City’

by Wilfred Okiche Dee Moneey is a fast rising rapper/songwriter with the mainstream on his mind. He cuts a new video for his earlier freestyle take on one of the…

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Don Jazzy: “D’banj is my son”?

by Abdullahi Aborode Did Don Jazzy just refer to D'banj as his son? So, we’ve been 'hearing' various rumours (sometimes news) on the current Mo’Hits Records situation. But there have…

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Femke becomes Funke: “A terrifying dream”

femke-funke It gets better! YNaija introduces you to Dutch writer and journalist, Femke van Zeijl who has been traveling across sub-Saharan Africa for about 10 years. Now she trades, um, her nomadic…

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