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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 …

Culture and LifestyleFood

Why you shouldn’t wrap your food in aluminium foil before cooking it

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Proceed with caution when using foil for cooking. Shutterstock By Ghada Bassioni, Ain Shams University If you’re baking fish, roasting vegetables or preparing a piece of meat …

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 …

Culture and Lifestyle

Fight, flight or … faint? Why some people pass out when they see blood or feel pain

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There are a few explanations as to why some people faint when they get needles or feel pain. Dave/Flickr, CC BY-SA By Cynthia Murray, Neuroscience Research Australia …

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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 …

OpinionPolitics and Policy

The Melaye Melee: Which story will prevail? – By David Nwachukwu

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Within the space of a month or less, the Nigerian air has been saturated with stories of the certificate scandal of the Senator representing Kogi west …

JobsTechnologies and Business

The Best Place to Work: See how Nigerian Companies ranked in 2016

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Let’s get the spoilers out of the way so we don’t take the interesting facts in this piece with more than the required pinch of salt. …

Letters & Essays

To those who turned 9 in 1999

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To all those born at any time in the 90’s, the humorous and nostalgic folks at Sarcasm kindly which to remind you that you are no …

Community

Doctor, Final Year Student, Suicides: Why?

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The unfortunate incident of Sunday, March 19, along the Adekunle-Adeniji route of Third Mainland bridge has left quite a few Lagosians and Nigerians in general in …

Politics and Policy

What if Buhari now replaces Magu with Maguire?

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The Nigerian Senate, for the second time, has refused to grant confirmation to President Buhari’s nominee to lead the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Following …

FoodTechnologies and Business

Which State has the most expensive Jollof Rice in Nigeria?

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A new report by SBM Intelligence has revealed interesting indices on the variation in the costs of preparing jollof rice in Nigeria. The research, which covered …

Politics and Policy

President Buhari resumes duty: Two advantages for him

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On the first work day since his return from London, President Muhammadu Buhari resumed duty in his Aso Rock office. In his 50-day absence, the consensus …

Politics and PolicyTechnologies and Business

Has the CIA been monitoring Nigerians’ devices too?

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There is a post from April 2011 asking if the CIA was monitoring Nairaland. The concern then was if, perhaps in union with the Nigerian Government, …

Culture and Lifestyle

7 Leading Acts by Nigerian Women of the Modern era

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Literally, it is impossible to list every single breakthrough act in every industry by a Nigerian woman. Be assured that nearly on a daily basis, women …

Culture and Lifestyle

The rains are here but are umbrellas really necessary?

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The first Monday of March came with ‘blessings’ from above. It poured like it likes to pour on a Lagos morning, just in time to slow …

Culture and Lifestyle

AMVCA 2017: Rita’s Rally, Sambasa’s Salute & The Best speech moments

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The 2017 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2017 was quite the show. Clarity of sound? Check. Deserving winners? Check. Organization? Check. Diverted …

Politics and Policy

Could El-Rufai and Audu have settled it at Social Media Week Lagos?

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Despite the on-going tension and war of words, Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, and media icon cum Southern Kaduna activist, Audu Maikori, were both at …

Politics and Policy

40 Days of ‘President Osinbajo’ – What’s the rating?

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The last day of February 2017 marks the 40th day since President Buhari temporarily transferred power to Vice President Osinbajo. A medical holiday, which was initially …

Technologies and Business

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK LAGOS: 7 Events for Content people

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The 2017 events for Social Media Week Lagos will run from Monday, February 27 to Friday March 3, 2017. With over 130 events and 150 speakers, …

Politics and Policy

What Seun Onigbinde said to Chatham House – and to Buhari

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Image: Chatham House (@AfricaProg) Seun Onigbinde, the Lead partner at the leading civic technology platform, BudgIT, was the latest Nigerian to speak at the acclaimed think …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Feature: Why do Igbo communities in Diaspora commemorate Biafra?

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Did you know that in some countries, the Igbo community commemorates the anniversaries of Biafra? First, there is a fair account of this in the 2000 …