The average Nigerian youth identifies more with Halloween than any Nigerian festival. Now, this breaks my heart because we have incredible festivals and celebrations in Nigeria that are arguably more than these ‘foreign things’. I lie? Check this Nigerian festivals out. They are proper: 1. Kagoro Afan Festival The Kagoro Afan festival is celebrated by […]
On Wednesday, 23 September 2020, Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council approved $1.96 billion for the award of contract for the development of the proposed Kano-Jigawa-Katsina-Jibia to Maradi rail line in the Niger Republic. The rail track will cover 248 kilometres, and will pass through seven cities in Nigeria: Kano, Dambatta, Kazaure, Daura, Mashi, Katsina, Jibia and […]
Ladies and Gents, it is really the end times if we cannot agree on water, of all things. Fela must be turning in his grave: “Water, e don get enemy?” Why are people angry? Many prominent Nigerians, including Professor Wole Soyinka, have opposed the National Water Resources bill 2020. They say that it is an […]
Hey, hope you didn’t buy the Nation newspaper this morning, because, technically what you would have bought was a birthday card. Big Flex Well, this man here bought the newspaper and here’s what he found – a national birthday card! And it slaps harder like a Nigeria soldier if you accompany it with a birthday […]
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject for today is Mr M, a businessman and smuggler. He talks […]
The Independent National Electioral Commission (INEC) has declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the Edo Governorship elections. Obaseki got 307, 955 votes while his nearest challenger, Osagie Ize-Iyamu polled 223, 619 votes to emerge winner of the elections. He was announced by Prof Akpofureh Rim-Rukeh, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the elections, as the […]
Perhaps it skipped your attention The Imo State Government has passed a new Administration of Criminal Justice Laws No 2 of 2020. But criminal justice laws are supposed to be routine. Except that buried somewhere in Section 484 of the law is a hilarious and terrifying clause that gives the Governor the right to detain […]
In case, you slept yesterday afternoon and suddenly woke up this morning, well, good morning. But a lot has happened. The Federal Government directed that all Nigerians should go to all the banks they have an account in and fill something called a “Self Certification Form”. They say the BVN, National ID, Voter’s Card, Drivers […]
We gave you the African countries quiz and you killed it. Now, we want to see how you’ll perform in a West African quiz. Note: If the text you’re typing turns red, then it’s either wrong or incorrectly spelt. Goodluck!
This is the broken news: Too tired and can’t read? Your government says you have to physically go to banks to obtain, complete and submit a “Self Certification Form”. The form is to certify your identity, in line with the Income Tax Regulation of 2019. And even if you have an account in five banks, […]
A short poem: Roses are red Lagos traffic can leave you dead Nigeria will always “fight” corruption But we need more action! Gist: The Federal Government has approved a bill for the management of assets recovered from corruption. If this bill is signed into law, the “Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Act” will create […]
Breathing in Nigeria, alone, can be a very complex task. But how long can people really survive on 5k? We ask a few people. 1. Victor I stay in Osogbo and transport fare is N100, at most. I am also single and my life is not hard. So I can survive on 5k for 3 […]
Okay, so if you’ve not seen Tinubu’s message to the Edo voters, find it here: Still didn’t watch it? Here’s a quick summary: Tinubu says Edo people should reject Godwin Obaseki in Edo’s Governorship election Tinubu says he has suffered with many others to bring about democracy in Nigeria Tinubu says Obaseki can’t understand the […]
1. So, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a new regulation. The SEC, in a statement on its website yesterday, stated that it will regulate crypto-token or crypto-coin investments when these investments qualify as ‘securities transactions’. 2. Chile, what does this mean? A ‘Securities transactions’ occurs whenever there has been a sale or purchase […]
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Transport fare takes like half of everyone’s stash. But some Nigerian states have cheaper t-fares than others sha. Keep this list in mind when you’re trying to relocate. Selah. 7. Taraba – N150 6. Ondo – N144.17 6. Osun – N144.17 4. Sokoto – N135 3. Plateau – N105 2. Anambra – N96.25 1. Bauchi […]
The quiz is straight forward. Each question has an excerpt from a famous person’s Wikipedia page. You just have to guess which famous person these correlate with. GOOD LUCK!
First, we gave you the Nigerian states capital quiz and you ate it up. Now, it’s just the States alone. How do you think you’ll perform? In just 1 minute, unscramble at least 13/15 states before you run out of time. Give it a try below:
Look, “The Lost Okoroshi” is not the only thing that is being lost nowadays. Just two days ago, Nigeria made its closing argument in an Italian Court over an oil case that has spanned 22 years and has cost us roughly 2 trillion naira in bad deals. Below, we give a quick snapshot of the […]
On Wednesday, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the steering committee to oversee Nigeria’s new Agenda 2050 and the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP). But where have we heard this before? The Guardian says that this new agenda is borne out of the fact that Nigeria cannot meet its objectives of becoming one of the 20 […]
If you are a regular in the kitchen then this quiz should be a breeze for you. Try below: 11 Quizzes For People Who Grew Up In Nigeria Prove your Nigerian-ness. Take these quizzes.
The Edo State Governorship election is on the 20th of September, and it will be interesting to know who governs Edo State for the next four years, including how the winning candidate eventually makes the state better. Will Adams Oshiomole have his man, Osagie Ize-Iyamu become Governor of Edo State? Or will Godwin Obaskei hold […]
I feel like every single person that grew up in Nigeria had the same childhood. So, that’s why this quiz shouldn’t be too difficult. Give it a try below: 11 Quizzes For People Who Grew Up In Nigeria Prove your Nigerian-ness. Take these quizzes.
Yesterday, we wrote about the increase in fuel prices, why it is coming at this time, including its possible implications for fuel marketers, traders and everyone. We have also written about the hike in electricity prices and the reasons why electricity is being increased at this period. But still, the electricity and fuel price increase […]
The ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or Petroleum is now N151.56 per litre. Of course, you won’t find this dark news on the PPMC’s website (except you go on the dark web, haha). But the Petroleum Pricing Marketing Company is the subsidiary of the NNPC empowered to “profitably and efficiently market refined petroleum […]
Just tired of staying in the same place? Want to explore? We compile 5 of the best things we have heard about Calabar. 1. Richness in Culture Calabar culture is one of the richest cultures in Nigeria, varying from food, to dances to festivals and carnivals. You should give the city a visit. 2. The […]
So, its fair to say that it is becoming standard procedure to be invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) if one makes any comment that is deemed to be targeted at the Government, or that is considered ‘hate speech’ or inciteful or any other related kind of public statement. But, in short, we […]
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