Category: Thinking Through

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 20, 2018

Tambuwal will dwarf Saraki, No third force | Five talking points from the Tinubu response to APC defections

The APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, has responded to the defections of Bukola Saraki and Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri ...

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EditorAugust 17, 2018

Dapchi ransom payment: Lai Mohammed’s integrity & the costs of cash to security

In March, Government Ombusdman Lai Mohammed described the return of the kidnapped Dapchi girls as being due to some sort ...

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Chude JideonwoAugust 16, 2018

The Daily Vulnerable: “I have no baggage”

Immediately I said it, I did a double-take. Something about it came from deep inside me. I had just arrived Lagos ...

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YNaija NewsRoomAugust 13, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: It is time we squared up and deconstructed the concept of childhood

Over the weekend, a tweet with an image from a children’s book was shared widely on Nigerian Twitter. Picture courtesy ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 8, 2018

NASS Invasion: If this doesn’t show our democracy is fragile, nothing else will

In no part of the world are images of masked men wielding guns ever endearing. Yes they are justly employed ...

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YNaija NewsRoomAugust 6, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: A written history of Nigeria’s great film epochs

If we’re being factually accurate, then Nigeria’s first contact with film was in 1903 when Herbert Macaulay invited Balboa and Company ...

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YNaija NewsRoomJuly 29, 2018

[#YNaijaEssays] The good, the bad and the ugly: What the Nigerian elections really cost

There are few events that can come to define a nation’s identity quite like how it approaches elections. This is ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 27, 2018

Yomi Shogunle is handling the call to #EndSARS in the worst way possible

If you have lived long enough in Nigeria and are conversant with happenings on microblogging platform Twitter, then you would ...

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Deaduramilade TawakJuly 26, 2018

Personal Essay: The Lessons we teach men, and women

The earliest and clearest incident I remember of men feeling superior, claiming their superiority over me, just because they are ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 24, 2018

Saraki’s second police invitation will finally force his hand on whether he stays in the APC

It is almost certain that Senate President Bukola Saraki will now leave the All Progressives Congress (APC). If there had ...

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YNaija NewsRoomJuly 23, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The West wants the spoils of colonialism, guilt free and served on a platter, but if Africa will progress, there has to be a reckoning

As a presidential candidate, Macron painted a striking picture of a progressive thinker on western imperialism and other sundry African ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 21, 2018

Nigeria Air: An outlet for elite interests or an attempt to restore National pride?

Should the Super Eagles become world champions at their next outing in the global games, the team’s captain could be ...

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YNaija NewsRoomJuly 16, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Adeosun’s certificate scandal just shows she’s the typical privileged Nigerian child

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been riddled with scandal after scandal. Mainagate, grass cutting, budget padding are just a few ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 16, 2018

The urgent task before Fayemi in Ekiti

The brown and white envelopes, the strips that once held bundles of notes of various naira denominations and other souvenirs ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 14, 2018

The rescued Thai boys: Does this teach Nigeria any lesson?

On Saturday, June 23, 2018 when news broke out of 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team and their ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 13, 2018

#EkitiDecides: Should we pretend like this election is not all about Fayose?

In less than 24 hours, the people of Ekiti would file out to elect their Chief Executive for the next ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 13, 2018

Fayose will remain Fayose, but we cannot let him distract us from the matter at hand

Now that he has perfected the long expected return “home”, that sonorous legislator from Kogi should absolutely compose and render ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 10, 2018

The New Afrika Shrine is an iconic hub | 3 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Nigeria

It’s been almost a week since the French President, Emmanuel Macron made a historic two-day official visit to Nigeria. Macron ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 9, 2018

The AMVCAs, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and why Nollywood needs new audiences

Over the weekend, on Twitter, the age-old battle of the sexes was revived for the 57,000th merry go round. This ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 5, 2018

Nigerian doctors are leaving for the UK, and the resulting crisis will affect everyone, even you

Dear reader, please do not develop a health condition requiring a doctor’s examination in Nigeria because you would have to ...

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YNaija NewsRoomJuly 3, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Grief and tragedy are a constant in Nigeria, but how does it change us as people?

The past week was both unpleasant and horribly depressing for Nigerians. On Saturday the 23rd of May, 86 indigenes of ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 3, 2018

#YNaijaSays: President Buhari’s social media ‘advisors’ should blame the killer herdsmen not the media

We know you are paid to work for the presidency, but when it comes to certain things, like the loss ...

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Edwin OkoloJune 29, 2018

#YNaijaSays: How difficult can it be for the presidency to take decisive action that solves our institutional problems

June has been an especially disheartening month for Nigerians. Tragedy after tragedy has fallen on innocent Nigerians simply looking to ...

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Alexander OnukwueJune 27, 2018

Buhari’s approach to the herdsmen killings isn’t working, what we need are strengthened institutions

How many of the kind of killings that occurred over the past weekend in Plateau have there now been in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 25, 2018

How Ahmed Musa became Nigeria’s favorite son

Days after suffering a humiliating defeat against Croatia in their first group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJune 20, 2018

Who will save Ambode’s Lagos from falling containers?

“Can’t believe all that graffiti didn’t stop the trailer from falling. Foolish man, that governor,” This was a reaction to ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 15, 2018

Wole Soyinka shows us why Buhari doesn’t need a hero’s crown for June 12

On the evening of June 6 when President Muhammadu Buhari issued an executive order recognising June 12 as the new ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMay 29, 2018

“I will sign the #NotTooYoungToRunBill” | 5 things we learnt from Buhari’s #DemocracyDay speech

President Muhammadu Buhari moments on ago addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast. Buhari who spoke from the Aso Rock Villa ...

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Alexander OnukwueMay 28, 2018

Nigeria Mourns: A nationwide minute of silence on the value of the Nigerian Life

At noon on Monday, Nigerians paused their businesses to pay respects to more than one thousand persons who have died ...

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Alexander OnukwueApril 24, 2018

TucanoGate: President Buhari has broken the law. It is the worst case yet

If we are a nation of laws, then we do not equivocate when even the highest authority in the nation ...

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