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Blackberry Viral! Say hello to the new verbs in Nigeria’s dictionary

by Editor At YNaija we make it a point to stay on top of everything young Nigerians are talking about - in music, literature, technology, name it! Our new column,…

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Dbanj interviews Jonathan: What about us?

by 'Demola Adesina A few months ago, twenty-six-year old Mohammed Bouazizi, unemployed even after a university education decided to sell fruits and vegetables on the street without a license. Law…

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Special Presidential Series: Pat Utomi on Y! TV this Sunday!

by Sola Fasasi The Presidential Aspirant Interview Series continues on Y! TV's Rubbin' Minds Nigeria has barely three weeks to go to the 2011 elections!  In the wake of the…

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Yesterday’s debate

by Cheta Nwanze To be up front, I am NOT going to be voting for any PDP candidate in the coming elections. I am of the opinion that their party…

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Twitter Personality: eLDee the Don

by Ifreke Inyang Forgive the cliche, but eLDee the Don can only be defined as A-list. From starry-eyed days as the kingpin and member of Trybesmen to this moment, his…

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A Case for the Chelsea-Manchester United Ties

Ifreke Inyang If you ask the football purists, Chelsea versus Manchester United is not the marquee tie they prayed for. They'd have loved Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid to face their…

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On debates and interviews

by Yemi Adamolekun Without any fan fare, a BBM broadcast, followed by a blog post and shortly thereafter an official tweet announced an interview between the President of the Federal…

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It’s a shoe-volution! The Lagos Mega Shoe Sale

by Chi Ibe Shoe-lovers alert! This Saturday, the Lagos Mega Shoe Sale Revolution comes to town with hordes of footwear for ladies and men - sandals, booties, peep-toes, flats, wedges…

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Stephanie’s battle against VVF

by Chi ibe According to the Fistula Foundation, Obstetric Fistula the most common type of Vesico Vaginal Fistula, is the most devastating of all childbirth injuries.  An obstetric fistula develops when…

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Student Circle Network: Taking global education by the horns

by Chika Uwazie Students Circle Network, a Kyrenia-area start-up (Girne American University Roots) founded in 2010 - is an educational social network for college and high school students with interests in providing free course resources/materials, live…

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Y! is on the streets – the New Decade, New Asa issue!

by Sola Fasasi In case you’ve been wondering where to get the latest issue of Y! Magazine that everyone is talking about, we have the lo’ down. Y! Magazine’s exciting…

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Introducing the ReVoDa Mobile App: Our votes will count!

by Sola Fasasi The EnoughisEnough Nigeria coalition recently released ReVoDa, a new mobile application, which was designed to allow citizens report incidents, results, violence/fraud, police behaviour, INEC staff conduct, etc, from their respective…

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The Madness in Lehmann’s Signing?

by Ifreke Inyang "He [Lehmann] belongs in the Muppet Show, on the couch or in a mental institution." – Tim Wiese, September 2010. According to Arsene Wenger though, 41-year-old Jens Lehmann now belongs…

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StyleEYE on Jimi Owobo Ogunlaja

by Yemi Olowu Jimi, a Nigerian model who is now based in South Africa, has been passionate about his profession since his early childhood, and has featured for such brands…

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46664 Apparel: With Love, From Nelson Mandela

by Yemi Olowu The Nelson Mandela Foundation recently revealed plans to launch an international fashion line named '46664 apparel', from which proceeds will solely go to charities run by the…

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Japan On Her Mind: Deola Sagoe goes from Oriental to Ori Oke

by Yemi Olowu Deola Sagoe always infuses traditional African roots - in fabric and in design - into her collections. With her Ori Oke collection which showed at the Lagos…

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StylePolice! Mania Magazine launch

by StyleEYE Here's another edition of StylePolice from the launch of the high fashion Mania Magazine. We'll get right to it - Voila! The Panel Onyinye Fafi Obi is a…

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Why & Wired: The past is not past

by Tolu Ogunlesi A year ago today (March 16, 2010), a group of young Nigerians marched to the National Assembly in Abuja, to deliver one message to our ‘lawmakers’: “Enough…

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Round One: RISE presents Nigeria’s 2011 Elections Showdown!

by Chi Ibe RISE is one of Nigeria's leading Youth Development Centres, which for the post couple of years has made consistent positive impact in the lives of young Nigerians across…

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The Global Recap: Earthquakes, tobacco and a common humanity

by Ore Fakorede Cutting across science and technology, events, entertainment and sports, The Global Recap is a witty, dynamic and concise résumé of the topmost top stories that have dominated…

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Another birthday, another march

by Chude Jideonwo Without a doubt, last year was my most memorable birthday yet. Until then, that honour belonged to my 18th – a colourful day of music, celebrity and enough…

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A woman of her words: Ehidiamen releases collection of poems

by Hauwa Gambo The renaissance of African prose came with writers like Adichie, Habila and many others, and is a celebrated development. However, as new novels are published in the…

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Something New! Akon is ‘Just a Man’

by Ore Fakorede One of Africa's most popular exports in recent years, Senegalese R&B crooner Akon has come a long way from being a jailbird. Released in 2004, his debut…

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For Poets: Rewind

by Ore Fakorede Give me Sunday and all the others, The hours with which I never bothered. Give me back the quiet mornings, Even the ones I thought was boring.…

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Chigurl Unplugged! Er, Exclusive Interview & ‘YNaija’ Soundtrack

by Sola Fasasi I dare you; listen to a Chigurl track and keep a straight face throughout - it's impossible! A Chigurl song is like a good joke - you…

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Twitter & BB Round-up!

by Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke] [7th Mar – 12th Mar 2011] MONDAY: “Okay, It's Monday people, Lets do what we do.. act very busy and get nothing much done..” @Osagz tweeted.…

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MILEAD Fellowship for Young Women – Call for Applications 2011

by Sola Fasasi The Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa has issued a call for applications for its 2011 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program. The MILEAD…

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Arise Magazine Fashion Week Awards: The nominees and the winners!

by Ifeanyi Dike Jr On 13th March the much anticipated 2011 Arise Magazine Fashion Week came to a spectacular end with the first ever Arise Magazine Fashion Week Awards. From…

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AMFW Runway Report! ‘Fur-midable design’ – Deola Sagoe

by YNaija Style Team Deola Sagoe's designs have been worn and shown around the world, and she has earned a name as one of Nigeria's top creative heads who truly…

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Crickets, wine, fresh air: A parody of our presidential candidates

by Tafa Osisiye I decided to play around with a comical representation of the candidates. Er, I couldn't find a way to slot in a plea to vote for my…

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