August 24, 2016

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Nigeria’s economy: “President Buhari seeking emergency powers” is not called for

While a presidential aide has reportedly dismissed news reports as being false, this is a matter that should not be left to germinate. According to dailytrust.com, “the proposal had already found acceptance among industrialists and experts as well as some legislators who spoke to Daily Trust. Many industrialists and experts said such proposal was long […]

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August 24, 2016

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2016 Olympics (4): van Niekerk, a new African track star; Nigerian athletes crowd-funded Olympic trips while Govt. subsidizes Hajj; + wonderful stories & images – Tọla Adenle

South Africa’s golden ‘boy’, Wade van Niekerk on the run in the 400 m final, as he races to an Olympic and new World Record in the 400 meter in 43.03 secs to erase America’s Michael Johnson’s record that had stood for 17 years! Is this a 200m-run or what? van Nierkerk turns the 300m […]

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August 23, 2016

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Nigeria’s Islamic extremists strike again as 8 students are burnt alive for “blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed” – Tola Adenle

Islamic terrorism continue to grow in Nigeria as Christians are being killed in Northern Nigeria for no reason beyond targeted people being Christians. There have been reported killing of Christians that are not from the Boko Haram extremists in different states in the North, a situation that has increased in the past year. Bridget Agbahime,a […]

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August 21, 2016

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2016 Olympics (3):$395,000 gift to Nigeria’s U-23 no longer hijacked by officials! – Tola Adenle

Letter from Nigeria’s Charge d’Affaires in Japan specifying the recipients of the donation  [Credit: Sahara Reporters]     Despite the agony and discomfort that the Nigerian team went through which saw them at the Rio Olympics the same day they played their first match – all because Nigerian government officials did not pay the airlines nor […]

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August 19, 2016

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Questions to Nigeria’s Southwest legislators: which “414 grazing reserves nationwide” is Buhari planning to “rehabilitate” & “stock”? – Tola Adenle

  Southwest Lawmakers of Nigeria(APC, PDP …) Care Senator Ṣọla Adeyẹye Abuja, Nigeria   Dear Senators & House Representatives, Pardon this unusual way of sending this through Senator Adeyeye. It is the only way I can forward this message. Also pardon the implication – it is the way I see all lawmakers from the southwest […]

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August 17, 2016

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“Buhari’s tears are for Nigeria, not for an ambition …” this blog, April 2011; how wrong I was! – Tola Adenle

“…  I am not in presidential race to protect any race or group …”  – Retired General Buhari, April 2011 on the day he wept because it was already apparent the presidential elections would be rigged based on those already held. “… I do not belong to anyone …” President Buhari, May 2015. Since his last […]

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August 16, 2016

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2016 U.S. Elections (13): Republicans’ attempt to determine Obama’s legacy becomes self-destructive – Tola Adenle

The Republicans tried to sink Obama. Instead, the party imploded theguardian.com, August 9, 2016. Richard Wolffe [Essay’s link at bottom of page] Barack Obama strides jauntily on a golf course, the GOP’s self-destruction seemingly far from his mind!  TOLA. [Photo from guardian.com]   Follow the link at the end to see how GOP members at US […]

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August 15, 2016

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Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Jonathan parading as a role model in Zambia? – A blog commentator

A promise NOT kept to his homeland. [Credit: emotanafricana.com]   Jonathan in Zambia?  In parading Jonathan as a role model and arbiter on the altar of democracy, Nigeria,  nay Africa, is confirming to the world its low self-esteem, and even lower standards of expectation in leadership. News that Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan will lead the […]

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August 15, 2016

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Nigeria: The disappearing Naira, a revisit – Tola Adenle

The first essay was first written for my Sunday column in The Comet on Sunday  on October 16, 2003 as one in a series of Letters to My Niece – a mythical creation – under the title, A Nostalgic longing for our “mentors”.  [The Comet later metamorphosed into The Nation.] I updated the essay before posting it here for the first time […]

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August 13, 2016

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2016 Olympics (2): Stanford’s dominant swimming program sends Simone & Lia, two AfrAmerican females to gold – a first, and a silver at Rio Olympics – Tọla Adenle

Sick jokes like – blacks can never master swimming; blacks would sink to the bottom of pools … if they try to swim … blacks cannot float … are now bound for the dumpster of America’s racist past and, to quite some extent, its present.   Stanford Cardinals Lia & Simone at an NCAA Meet […]

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