Tag: YNaija Frontpage

July 3, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Learning the long-term game in a short-term Nigeria (YNaija FrontPage)

Having a long term view to things requires a sophisticated understanding of how the world has and continues to evolve. I ...

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 ...

July 1, 2012

Ebuka Obi -Uchendu: Nigerians give a damn (YNaija FrontPage)

  A few people fell as one girl screamed; “I knew I should have left for London today. I knew ...

June 30, 2012

Temie Giwa: The change we need (YNaija FrontPage)

We begin this week with the recent media chat held last week by the President. Many Nigerians tuned in and ...

June 27, 2012

Japheth Omojuwa: Dear President… before we all go to hell (YNaija FrontPage)

  One of the greatest challenges of your person is that you care more about what the feelings of those ...

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 ...

June 21, 2012

Akintunde Oyebode: A few good men (YNaija FrontPage)

A few weeks ago, Farouk Lawan was the darling of many Nigerians, an example of what legislative powers should be. ...

June 20, 2012

Japheth Omojuwa: Can Nigerians be aroused…again? (YNaija FrontPage)

As a people we must come to realise that we are on our own. We must come to see that ...

June 17, 2012

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Nigeria and the tortoise (YNaija FrontPage)

It’s tough to keep up with shocking news in Nigeria. I don’t even understand how things spiral anymore. Something really ...

June 14, 2012

Akintunde Oyebode: The beatification of an area boy (YNaija FrontPage)

I always wanted to use a Soyinka play as the title of my Thursday junk, thanks to the bees in ...

June 9, 2012

Temie Giwa: Making tragedy count (YNaija FrontPage)

Tragedy is an opportunity to do better, to create better systems and a better world. What do I add to ...

June 7, 2012

Akintunde Oyebode: For those who left on Sunday (YNaija FrontPage)

I was meant to meet Tosin on Monday, but she never made it to Lagos; instead, I will be attending ...

June 5, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Why live long when you can live forever? (YNaija FrontPage)

As someone who has been close to death and dying more than I really should, I don’t believe this culture  ...

June 3, 2012

Ebuka Obi- Uchendu: Goodluck, good promises and good lies

I need to state how much I hate myself right now for even discussing an election that is 3 full ...

June 2, 2012

Temie Giwa: Quick wins (YNaija FrontPage)

And so here we are, on Democracy Day, Mr. President is suffering from the withdrawal that often comes from aspirational ...

May 31, 2012

Akintunde Oyebode: A storm in a teacup (YNaija FrontPage)

 It was a speech lacking the conviction of a man speaking from the mountain top; and was filled with the ...

May 30, 2012

Japheth Omojuwa: Democracy Day? But whose democracy? (YNaija FrontPage)

This democracy is closer to kleptocracy than it is to any genuine democracy I have seen elsewhere. To say otherwise ...

May 29, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Dear Nigerian employer, welcome to your first taste of global competition (YNaija FrontPage)

It’s twice as hard to get a job that’s paying them So I ain’t paying attention to what you’re saying. ...

May 27, 2012

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Dying for the English (YNaija FrontPage)

The announcement that Arsenal FC will be in Abuja this year, already shows that we might be in for even ...

May 24, 2012

Akintunde Oyebode: Avengers Assemble! (YNaija FrontPage)

We thank Tony Abulu for his patriotism; but it is easy to recite the National Anthem when the government pays ...

May 12, 2012

Temie Giwa: Women at work in Nigeria (YNaija FrontPage)

It is time to start a rigorous data based conversation about the future of Nigerian girls and it is our ...

May 2, 2012

Japheth Omojuwa: The Fuel Subsidy Scam: Rewarding the big thieves again (YNaija FrontPage)

“Payment of N999m to unnamed entities 128 times to the tune of N127.872b” The above line is one of the ...

April 30, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: The road mess travelled… (YNaija FrontPage)

They may never have heard of Twitter, or the term ‘Occupy Nigeria’, but they, like me and the multitude of ...

April 17, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Much ado about abortion (YNaija Frontpage)

We in the belly of the beast  And she thinking about abortion – Lil Wayne (Abortion)       It ...

April 3, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Is our government out of control? (YNaija Frontpage)

    “Hard to be humble when you stunting on a jumbotron” –   Kanye West A few weeks back, I ...

March 29, 2012

Akintunde Oyebode: Governor Rotimi Amaechi and the trouble with Nigeria (YNaija Frontpage)

What really surprised me was how much the governor missed the memo. He failed to understand the call for change ...

March 27, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: The People’s Conglomerate – “Let me tell you the story of a small community in Kenya…”

    “The way we run shit See we’re kind of like the government,  So just repect my conglomerate” -Busta ...

March 26, 2012

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, ...

March 23, 2012

Kathleen Ndongmo: This unhealthy burden (YNaija Frontpage)

  Public health has to be the responsibility of public administrators.  A government that forces its citizens to fester in ...

March 19, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: Government – to go in or to stay out? II [YNaija Frontpage]

Last week I wrote about the “Stay-outers” versus “Engagers” conundrum: the questions that many well-meaning (emphasis on that) young Nigerians ...

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