Tag: tolu ogunlesi

July 22, 2014

Suraj Oyewale: Who is Nigeria’s greatest columnist, living or dead?- Part 2 (Y! FrontPage)

by Suraj Oyewale Tolu is, to me, the greatest under-35 newspaper columnist in Nigeria at the moment.  In the first ...

April 26, 2014

Tolu Ogunlesi: Nigeria’s military struggles with facts as well as violent insurgency

by Tolu Ogunlesi For a country that is not at war, death is cheap and plentiful. So cheap and so sweeping ...

March 19, 2014

Ayeni Adekunle, Linda Ikeji, Toolz, 7 others make the list of the 10 Most Powerful People in Media – See the full #YNaijaPowerList

by Isi Esene We kick off the 2014 YNaija.com Power List with those who hold the levers in the media ...

January 18, 2014

All the pictures you should see from the GenVoices Telethon in Lagos (PHOTOS)

What: GenVoices Telethon. Where: Koga Studios, Oregun, Lagos. When: January 18, 2014. Photos by Hycinth Iyereosa    

January 5, 2014

Comedian, Basketmouth’s rape joke goes viral, fans react with anger (TWEET, WATCH)

by Isi Esene Popular comedian, Basketmouth has been known to cross uncomfortable subject boundaries when it comes to making jokes ...

December 31, 2013

“Sir, I eat your cement and your noodles is strong” – See the top 10 tweets on Dangote joining Twitter!

by Chi Ibe So Aliko Dangote, chairman of the Dangote Group and Africa’s richest man joined Twitter today – and ...

December 30, 2013

Tolu Ogunlesi profiles Aliko Dangote: Rich is but the least of it (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2013 Nominee)

by Tolu Ogunlesi This has been a fantastic year for Aliko Dangote. He appeared on the Forbes Billionaires List for ...

December 16, 2013

#TFAABest100: SEE photos from The Future Awards Africa Best 100 Alumni event in Abuja

What: The Future Awards Africa Best 100 Alumni. Where: State House, Abuja. When: December 15, 2013. Photos by Hycinth Iyereosa         ...

October 29, 2013

Tolu Ogunlesi: Jonathan goes to Jerusalem

by Tolu Ogunlesi If a fraction of the budget and energy that currently go into maintaining this Commission went towards ...

October 13, 2013

Tolu Ogunlesi, Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye grab CNN/MultiChoice Awards

    Of the three Nigerian nominees for the finals of the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards held ...

April 13, 2013

Young and emerging leaders have dinner with Gov. Fayemi at The Future Awards Symposium (PHOTOS)

    Participants visit the Ekiti State House for a dinner withy the governor, Kayode Fayemi.

January 21, 2013

Tolu Ogunlesi: Enough is enough – Nigeria’s goats fight back (Y! FrontPage)

It’s a serious matter. Nigerian goats are really taking the piss, and taking laws into their own horns. Two weeks ago ...

January 14, 2013

Tolu Ogunlesi: Four things Nigeria has taught me (Y! FrontPage)

If this country will change for the better, it will be because there are people who are prepared to act ...

December 24, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: The definitive list: Nigeria’s Top 5 good news items for 2012 (YNaija FrontPage)

Read my most recent YNaija piece for details. For the masses of Nigeria, every squabble between the members of an ...

December 12, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Voluntary curfew

by Femke van Zeijl My voluntary curfew makes me realise I respond the Nigerian way: by adjusting. Knowing my rage ...

December 10, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: May things continue to fall apart in Nigeria (YNaija FrontPage)

They buy jets and fund projects from the sweat of the bottom-billion, who know that one day Jehovah Lojiji, the ...

December 1, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: President Jonathan reiterates commitment to confusing Nigerians

by Tolu Ogunlesi He has also promised to reveal, in due time, the roster of aides whose pronouncements on his ...

November 26, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Life ain’t some James Bond sh-t (YNaija FrontPage)

We licked our wounds, swapped stories, stewed in our numbness, picked spent bullet shells as though we were harvesting grain. ...

November 5, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: The beggars, the fence and the country (YNaija Frontpage)

From another perspective it is super-depressing news. President come president go, fuel scarcity remain, corruption remain. Nigeria’s problems seem destined ...

October 26, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi reviews ‘There Was A Country’: “Chinua Achebe makes peace with Nigeria”

Chinua Achebe’s latest book, There was a Country, has appeared fifty-four years after the author’s first novel, Things Fall Apart, ...

October 1, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: It’s not yet time to write Nigeria off (YNaija Frontpage)

In spite of the fact that #ThisOurCountryIsNot(Really)ACountry, there remain strong pieces of evidence for the belief that real change is ...

September 17, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Haters gon’ hate – An open letter (YNaija FrontPage)

How can you have a National Honours ceremony in which there are no medals to be given out? And then to ...

September 10, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: A nation of fools (YNaija FrontPage)

We are in the hands of a government painfully and tragically oblivious to history. This inability to ‘remember’ (without memory ...

September 3, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: My enemies & I, by Goodluck E. Jonathan (YNaija FrontPage)

The world is full of stupid people, let’s face it, and mobile phones and social media have unfortunately empowered them ...

August 13, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: B-complex – Mr. Bolt, Mr. Biggs and bragging rights to greatness (YNaija FrontPage)

                  Now how does one blame Nigerians for being unruly in an ...

August 6, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: How to be great (YNaija Frontpage)

                  To qualify for greatness we have to get used to doing ...

July 16, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Don’t-Give-a-Damn Land (YNaija FrontPage)

Thing is – to survive in this country you can’t afford to give a damn. Think of Lagos traffic. Giving ...

July 9, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: BREAKING: Nigeria now “closer than ever” to discovery of GAWD! Particle (YNaija FrontPage)

The Nigerian Government this morning announced that it was now “very close” to discovering the elusive “GAWD! Particle.” In an ...

July 2, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: “Simply and squarely a failure of …” (YNaija FrontPage)

It has been three decades since that Chinua Achebe’s ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’ appeared. That is the book in which ...

June 25, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Nigeria, rocket science, and other life’s mysteries (YNaija FrontPage)

At that time I remember thinking to myself: with bomb disposal expertise like this, who needs bombers? Last week I ...

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