Category: Specials

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 20, 2019

Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 38 new members of Lagos State Executive Council [Full List]

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday swore in 38 Commissioners and Special Advisers into the Lagos State Executive Council, charging them ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 20, 2019

Profile: Meet Solape Hammond, one of Sanwo-Olu’s female commissioner-nominees

Solape Hammond, daughter of a former Ondo Governor, late Dr. Olusegun Agagu, has been nominated as Commissioner by Governor Babajide ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 19, 2019

Locarno 2019: Diego Maradona, Baamum Nafi, Parasite come up top as best films

The 72nd edition of the Locarno film festival, the first under new artistic director Lili Hinstin was held from the ...

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Suhasini MehraAugust 16, 2019

How are Nigerians’ Perceptions of LGBT+ Persons Evolving?

It has been over five years since the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act was passed. In that time, along with advocating ...

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EditorAugust 12, 2019

Bukonla Adebakin: Innovative curriculum design is an integral part of National development.

On this #IYD2019, we must all come to terms to one immutable truth; a nation and its people can only ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 10, 2019

What we lose (and gain) when Beyoncé decides to do Nigerian music

When you are the biggest star in the world with the weight of the almighty Disney corporation behind you, a ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2019

The Andela Learning Community is investing in tomorrow’s tech leaders

Andela’s head office has become one of my favourite places to visit as a journalist interested in the growth of ...

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Adaora NnadiAugust 6, 2019

Adora Nnadi reviews Jacqueline Agweh’s A Pelican of the Wilderness

Editors Note:  When Enajite Efemuaye, editor of Farafina Books heralds someone as the next big revelation in wordcraft; you drop ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 29, 2019

Profile: The Internet is waking up to Osita Iheme. What good can come out of it?

It has taken Osita Iheme seventeen years to achieve overnight success. At least as far as the internet is concerned. ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 28, 2019

Theatre Review: Forget Game of Thrones, Jagagba is the real deal

The winning play of the second edition of the Bikiya Graham-Douglas run Beeta Universal Arts Foundation playwright competition was staged ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 24, 2019

Forget Billboard, we rank all the songs in Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, aka Nala, sister of Naruba, Oshun, Queen Sheba and the mother herself fulfilled her contractual obligations to ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 16, 2019

In a move that surprises no one; CAN publicly disowns solidarity visit to COZA

On Sunday, the 14th of July 2019, the Abuja branch of the Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly received a purported solidarity ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 8, 2019

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 ...

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EditorJuly 4, 2019

UPDATE: No response yet from Fatoyinbo on new allegations

Following Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo’s public announcement that he was taking a leave of absence from his position as head pastor ...

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EditorJuly 4, 2019

‘1804’: ‘X’ tells her story about her experience with Pastor Fatoyinbo in her own words

As part of our investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 4, 2019

Profile: How Biodun Fatoyinbo became the most hated man in Nigeria

It is a long road from well-regarded spiritual leader to chronic adulterer and eventual social pariah but Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 4, 2019

‘I don’t think she is unaware’: A second survivor comes forward with her experience with Biodun Fatoyinbo and the tacit guilt of a pastor’s wife 

To understand how much fear Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo inspires in the subject of our next interview; we will tell you ...

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EditorJuly 1, 2019

JUST IN: Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo takes a leave of absence

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the man at the center of rape allegations and a series of inappropriate relationships with members of ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 25, 2019

Long Read: When did the Nigerian church become scandal central?

Pop singer, Timi Dakolo ensured the month of May did not go by without the expected dose of scandal. For ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 24, 2019

Film Review: Kunle Afolayan’s Mokalik isn’t quite a return to form

He may not know it, but Kunle Afolayan has been in need of artistic redemption since he followed up the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 15, 2019

Film Review: Makate must sell will waste your time, and test your last nerve

Forget the colorful marketing, the glossy rom-com ad-spin and the parade of comic heavy hitters, there is almost nothing redeemable ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 13, 2019

Film Review: In Katung Aduwak’s Heaven’s Hell, the rich also cry

If you scored a thousand Naira for every time the f… word was uttered in Heaven’s Hell, the long gestating ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 12, 2019

Film Review: Chico Ejiro’s Night bus to Lagos is going nowhere

There was a period between the late nineties and early aughts when Chico Ejiro was easily the most influential figure ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 11, 2019

Profile: Naira Marley may have played himself. But can he still win?

The 2018 World Cup wasn’t a memorable outing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Dumped out at the group stage ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 3, 2019

Film Review: Knockout wants to make you laugh. What’s wrong with that?

It is hard to recall considering today’s fragmented media space but there was a time when Wale Adenuga Productions was ...

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EditorJune 2, 2019

The Abuja Literary and Arts Festival (ALITFEST) is back this July

The Abuja Literary Society (ALS) is proud to announce the second edition of its literary festival, the Abuja Literary and ...

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Alli-Bob CinwonJune 2, 2019

Katung Aduwak’s Heaven Hell succeed in breathing new life into the sex scandal?

If you scored a thousand Naira for every time the f… word was uttered in Heaven’s Hell, the long gestating ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 27, 2019

Film Review: Tade Ogidan mastered video, but Gold Statue shows he is yet to find his cinematic voice

When it comes to Nollywood movies, the name Tade Ogidan is about as iconic as it gets. Since he put ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 20, 2019

Profile: Godwin Emefiele; master of the political long con

Since the act establishing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was implemented in July 1959, only two Governors have been ...

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EditorApril 28, 2019

The consistent forthrightness of Obiageli Ezekwesili

Obiageli Ezekwesili is a star. A huge one. In terms of quality of political leadership, by accident or design- or ...

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