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Mazi EmekaOctober 21, 2017

So you think you know Lagos X: Badagry – a town of many firsts held prisoner by history

Badagry sits on one end of Lagos like an ignored elderly woman, whose hands raised nations but time and circumstances ...

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Mazi EmekaOctober 20, 2017

So you think you know Lagos VII: New Lekki repeats the mistakes of old Lekki?

The sun is at its highest point, beating down with an intense ferocity that was merciless and unyielding. The tarred ...

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Mazi EmekaOctober 20, 2017

So you think you know Lagos V: Ikoyi through Victoria Island – Where money goes to sleep and Afropolitans find a home

My relationship with money began when I overheard one of my older cousins say that money has a smell and ...

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EditorMay 17, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers II: ‘Please don’t cut my leg’

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Clinging to his crutches in both hands, Sylvester Egbunna 70, limps to the spot where his ...

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EditorMay 17, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers I: Bullet in my chest

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Sixty-six-year-old Lawrence Akpu is sitting on a black wheelchair which makes squeaky sound at each move ...

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EditorMay 17, 2017

SPECIAL SERIES: A tale of woes, abandonment and rejection of Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers

by Patrick Egwu Ejike In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the declaration of Biafra on May 30, 1967, I traveled ...

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EditorMay 17, 2017

Editor’s Note: Introducing “Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers”, a 10-part citizenship series on YNaija.com

Today we launch the YNaija.com Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers series – a special collection of stories telling the war experiences, triumphs, woes and ...

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EditorApril 18, 2017

BEYOND BIAFRA: The Olu-Aka academy is on a mission to battle youth unemployment

by Victor Akhidenor Finding the Olu-Aka academy is, in itself, a test of patience and endurance, a function of the ...

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EditorApril 13, 2017

BEYOND BIAFRA: The Onitsha market where dreams refuse to die

by Victor Akhidenor That there is no visible sign post announcing the Onitsha Main Market does not stop anyone from ...

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EditorApril 11, 2017

BEYOND BIAFRA: In Enugu State, young people look from education to enterprise

by Victor Akhidenor Nkechi Nwobodo looks glum right now and it’s for one simple reason: NYSC. More specifically, she’s unhappy ...

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EditorMarch 31, 2017

Brave Women: “People told me not to show her to the world” | N’kiru Njoku on raising a special needs child and more

by Nk’iru Njoku On the meaning of bravery Bravery is to me, simply doing what you have to do, when ...

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EditorMarch 30, 2017

Brave Women: “It sometimes annoys me, the level of things she takes from people” | Aisha Yesufu profiles Oby Ezekwesili

by Aisha Yesufu On the 30th of April 2014 I came face to face with an individual that made me ...

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EditorMarch 29, 2017

Brave Women: Seyi, the 24-year-old mother of 12 children

by Seyi Oluyole My name is Oluwaseyi Oluyole, but I go by the name Seyi Oluyole. I am from Ondo ...

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EditorMarch 28, 2017

Brave Women: Febisola Okonkwo is touching lives

Nigeria has one of the highest populations of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the world; now estimated at 17.5 ...

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EditorMarch 26, 2017

Brave Women: The rise and rise of Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji, 36, is Nigeria’s highest paid blogger who took to the medium as a pastime in 2006. In this entry, ...

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EditorMarch 24, 2017

Brave Women: The game-changing Grace Ihejiamaizu

Nigeria is blessed with social entrepreneurs who have been making a difference despite the fact that they encounter series of ...

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EditorMarch 21, 2017

Brave Women: From rags to riches, the story of Madam Burgess

by Festus Iyorah After the death of her husband 17 years ago, her in-law took everything that belongs to her ...

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EditorMarch 17, 2017

Brave Women: “A testament to what is possible when you have the guts to chase your greatness” | Arese Ugwu profiles Toke Makinwa

by Arese Ugwu The first time I met Toke was at my leaving do in London, I was moving back ...

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EditorMarch 14, 2017

Brave Women: Itoro Eze-Anaba is saving lives with the Mirabel Centre

In Nigeria there is an increase in sexual assault against girls and women. Despite this increase coupled with an extremely ...

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EditorMarch 11, 2017

Brave Women: “The heart of a lion” | Mo Abudu profiles Kemi Adetiba

by Mo Abudu The shock appears to have come and gone. The headlines remain, but by now, the figures are ...

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EditorMarch 9, 2017

Brave Women: Pamela Adie is changing Nigeria’s LGBT narrative

After the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) was passed into law in 2013 issues concerning homosexuality are discussed at ...

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EditorMarch 7, 2017

Brave Women: Iheoma Obibi is leading a bedroom revolution in Nigeria

by Festus Iyorah Discussing related to sex is considered little more than taboo in Nigeria. It’s fine to talk about them behind closed doors, ...

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EditorMarch 5, 2017

Brave Women: The melon business women of Agyragu

by Festus Iyorah It’s a Friday—the busiest market day at the Agyragu melon market, Nasarawa. The market is dominated by ...

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EditorMarch 3, 2017

Brave Women: Tara Fela-Durotoye is a trailblazer

In Nigeria, the beauty industry has grown by leaps and bounds. A report by Euromonitor projected the Nigerian beauty and ...

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EditorMarch 1, 2017

Brave Women: Benedicta is limitless (Part II)

Click here for part I of this story. — by Festus Iyorah Benedicta is impaired, not impeded In Nigeria, tertiary ...

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EditorMarch 1, 2017

Brave Women: Benedicta is limitless (Part I)

One afternoon in 2003, Benedicta Ogbonna was reading a novel when she lost sight in her right eye after scratching ...

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YManagerFebruary 7, 2017

Herdsmen Hazards VII: Many sides to a forgotten crisis [Part 2]

by Festus Iyorah Following the seven-year bloody reign of the deadly Boko haram terrorists in North east part of the ...

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YManagerFebruary 6, 2017

Herdsmen Hazards VI: Many sides to a forgotten crisis [Part 1]

by Festus Iyorah Following the seven-year bloody reign of the deadly Boko haram terrorists in North east part of the ...

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YManagerFebruary 5, 2017

Herdsmen Hazards V: Living in poverty and fear

by Festus Iyorah Following the seven-year bloody reign of the deadly Boko haram terrorists in North East part of the ...

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YManagerFebruary 4, 2017

Herdsmen Hazards IV: The Agatu Massacre [Part 2]

by Festus Iyorah Following the seven-year bloody reign of the deadly Boko haram terrorists in North east part of the ...

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