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Ideas & InnovationPeople

Bukky Shonibare, others, named Quartz Africa Innovators for 2017

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It has been a good couple of days for Nigeria, overall, especially for the persistent advocates for the release of the Chibok Girls. Oby Ezekwesili has …

ARTSLife Lessons

King Women: As Beautiful, Bold and Spiritual, as TY Bello

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It was the first time she would ever share the subject, being a victim of sexual abuse at a young age. But no one who has …

Politics and Policy

Morning Acting President Osinbajo, Here’s Your In-Tray

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President Buhari, on the evening of Sunday May 7th, departed the country for his second medical check-up of 2017, a follow-up to the previous one which …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

82 Chibok Girls are back, are we seriously barking?

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Words fail. The sweetest words fail to describe the relief, the elation, the joy, the return of 82 girls from an intolerable captivity of more than …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

If you take me to Otodo Gbame, will I love Lagos?

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It is now the typical gyration song that celebrates Lagos, more than Jazzman Olofin’s “Eko ile” and DJ Jimmy Jatt’s “Style”. Olamide is one of the …

Education

‘Educate Lagos’ to raise the bar in Education for Lagos State

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Lagos State has not been doing quite well in the secondary education in relation to her sister states in Nigeria. Most of the academic honorarium always …

CommunityLetters & Essays

The Indeed Happy Island of Sokoto – By Chinazo Ukaegbu

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A lot being said about Sokoto state and its habitants, and how stereotyped they are both in character and hospitality considering the fact that it is …

Ideas & InnovationTechnologies and Business

Is it really reasonable and realistic to have an Open Internet?

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The 5th edition of the Internet Freedom Forum, IFF 2017, was educative, engaging and insight-filled. It was one of those events where you would learn so …

Ideas & Innovation

Case Study: Redesign of the ATM Experience – By Gregory Onyeahialam

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Having been frustrated many times by the ATM (Automated Teller Machine), I decided to move from a complainer to a problem solver. I took upon as …

CommunityHealth

What I Learnt Watching Temilade Eat – By Godfrey Orji

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I met my first lactose intolerant person 2 years ago – a witty soft spoken man probably in his late 40s. He was visiting the office …

Life LessonsPolitics and Policy

6 Reasons Everyone Wants to Read ‘Against the Run of Play’

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We’ve not read it yet, but the highly anticipated book by acclaimed journalist, Segun Adeniyi, is set to be launched on the 28th of April, 2017. …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Report: Does your state have more Prisons than Libraries?

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At least 16 of the 36 states in Nigeria have more prisons than public libraries, a report says. According to statistics curated by Wale Micaiah, one …

Ideas & InnovationTechnologies and Business

What can a toothbrush teach us about building better products and businesses? – Gregory Onyeahialam

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Perhaps this image resonates with you. But let’s look at it in detail. What is the “ideal” user journey of using a toothbrush? You wake up …

Life LessonsPeople

King Women: The 40 million Tara Fela-Durotoye story

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King Women, Personality number 2: The face of the Nigerian cosmetic industry, Tara Fela-Durotoye. Instagram and Youtube today is full of videos of how to apply …

Technologies and Business

Report: Nigeria Ranked Third on Internet Affordability in Africa

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Nigeria has been ranked third in Africa for internet affordability, according to the Affordability Drivers Index of the Alliance for Affordable Internet. The Affordability Drivers Index …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Bode George a “Success Story”? Lagosians are not convinced

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As part of activities marking the 50th Anniversary of the great state of Lagos, commemorative banners are being placed all over the streets of the metropolis. …

PeopleTechnologies and Business

CNN’s Richard Quest talks Buhari, Ikoyi Money, and handling complains about his style

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The famed Richard Quest of the ‘Quest Means Business’ show on CNN is in Nigeria to broadcast an edition of one of his shows. Known for …

EducationPolitics and Policy

As Nigerian Law Students go to the Courts today

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All around the country, prospective barristers from the Nigerian Law School (NLS) Bar II, today, begin the traditional and compulsory 12-week Court and Chamber apprenticeship, a …

CommunityCulture and Lifestyle

Monday Motivation: “Keep Learning – see you at Work!”

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Work should be fun. Contrary to the default feeling of the ordinary employed person, we should really look forward to Mondays, rather than looking to rewind …

MusicReviews

PSquare’s ‘Nobody Ugly’ video throws more light on The Fake Life

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Within the first 24 hours of its release on their official Youtube channel, PSquare’s new single, ‘Nobody Ugly’ was viewed over 700,000 times. The song itself …

Culture and LifestyleTechnologies and Business

Analytics: How Twitter Trends predicted Efe Ejeba’s BBNaija Victory

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It’s over, yea, the Big Brother Nigeria thingy. It’s back to wailing and whining. Yes, the Budget has still not been passed and we have had …

Culture and LifestylePeople

Meet the White Woman who now wants to be called “Nkechi”

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When the American rapper, Nas, sang “I know I can be what I wanna be”, you thought he was stirring children to be motivated to be …

Politics and Policy

And the Buhari Anti-Corruption fight finally begins

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Forty days to the second anniversary of his Presidency, Muhammadu Buhari has fi–nally kicked off his anti-corruption fight. The suspension of the Secretary to the Federal …

Culture and LifestyleReviews

Hello Pepsi: ‘Blind Faith’ is a Masterclass in Advertising

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To be honest, I haven’t quite grasped what the “sin” of the Pepsi advert was. Those who know, and have raged the most, say it demeans …

Politics and Policy

Does Ikoyi Money Show Holes In The Whistle-Blowing Policy?

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Call it Ikoyi Money, Orphaned Money, or Bastard Money, depending on the OAP you listen to or twitter overlord you follow. We are speaking about the …

ARTSPeople

KING WOMEN: The Best Quotes and Qualities from Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett

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The full version of the first episode of ‘King Women’ is out and it could not have been better. Veteran thespian and screen icon, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, …

ARTSPolitics and Policy

The Pulitzers 2017: Premium Times get a slice, New York Times honored thrice

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The Oscars (cringe!) of journalism held on Monday, the 10th of April and there was some cheer for one of Nigeria’s leading investigative journalism platforms, Premium …

CommunityCulture and LifestyleHealth

Updated: The State of The Meningitis Epidemic in Nigeria

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In what now looks like an annual ritual, Nigeria has been besieged with another epidemic, this time of meningitis. The health challenge which has caused alarm …

MoviesReviews

Okafor’s Law: Like a well-written pop song, confusing but acceptable – By Chuka Oha

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We have waited eagerly for the premiere of this film. The buzz gathered over the last six months after showing at the Toronto International Film Festival …

ARTSCulture and LifestyleReviews

Dike Chukwumerije’s ‘Made in Nigeria’ show was poetry at its finest – By Adachukwu Onwudiwe

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On the 25th of March, 2017, the Coal City hosted Dike Chukwumerije’s ‘Made in Nigeria’ show at Oaklands event center, Enugu. Yours truly, being a lover …