May 20, 2017

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As Nigeria’s lawmakers squabble over locations of railroads, Nigerians groan under burden of loans-with-not-much-to-show – Tola Adenle

To begin with, it’s important to take a look first at just a few of the donations that have gone towards “reconstructing the Northeast”/resettling the victims of the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram (BH) despite which the Nigerian Government as well as state governments in the area and the people keep asking for more. At […]

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May 9, 2017

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P–ing on Nigeria’s Constitution, again: Dying Yar Adua made SGF Yayale, President while ailing Buhari names his VP “coordinator of nation’s affairs” – Tola Adenle

Nigerians can now all see that Saraki is doing the job for which the tons of allegations against him for all his alleged crimes at the EFCC was just optics – theater – as far as Buhari’s supposed war on corruption is concerned. President Buhari and Vice President Ọṣibajo (on his left) From the tons of materials […]

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May 5, 2017

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Nigerians are weary of borrowings that have yielded next to nothing – Tola Adenle

In view of a family situation that arose in the last few days, the above post cannot go up today as proposed. It will go up later. Any inconvenience regretted. TOLA. FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017. 12:50 p.m. [GMT]

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May 4, 2017

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Nigeria: Salvaging Nigerian Universities – Ladipo Adamolekun

Since the posting of Independent Scholar, Professor Adamolekun’s Education Sector in Crisis: Evidence, Causes and Possible Remedies on this blog in January 2013, the paper has proved so popular that I re-blogged it in November 2014. The Lecture had been delivered as “Distinguished Lecture of Joseph Ayo Babalola University”, Ọṣun State of Nigeria in January 2013. This […]

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May 2, 2017

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Nigeria’s National Assembly must say “no” to $1 billion-Plus Chinese loan to rehab Boko Haram-damaged NE – Tola Adenle

I was not going to write any story about Nigeria’s latest borrowing spree because I have, over many years even before the birth of this blog six years ago, been writing about the pace and depth of Nigeria’s debt profile. I first read the story a few days ago of the president’s request for the […]

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April 30, 2017

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Nigeria: “… a day of beef boycott [to] compel the government to take action” – Soyinka on murderous Northern herdsmen

 “Maybe we should have a day of beef boycott to compel the government to take a holistic national action.” Soyinka, during the press conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. [premiumtimesng.com] Nobel Laureat Wole Soyinka’s frustration with the lack of will on the part of the leadership to solve the problems of Fulani herdsmen was apparent […]

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April 29, 2017

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Nigeria: A beautiful spring-like day as Ibadan School hosts 2017 Swimming gala – Tola Adenle

A lone pupil frolics around before the start of the competition at The Premier Hotel, Ibadan, a structure that sits majestically on one of the many hills that dot the ancient city. Looking at a definitely confident boy – who was perhaps testing the water – so to say – with seeming trepidation is the event […]

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April 20, 2017

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Serena pregnancy buzz: “Auntie Caro” Wozniacki, Andy Roddick, Rosie O’Donnel … take to social media to congratulate Serena on pregnancy news – Tola Adenle

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian  & Serena on a beach  – dailymail.co.uk Serena shows off her huge sparkler definitely would go with anything, including her sporty outfit,  and, without a shadow of doubt, elevates her branded footwear! TOLA. [Photo Credit: The Sun] Caroline Wozniacki ✔@CaroWozniacki “Auntie Caro” sounds pretty good to me Everyone around me getting pregnant! What […]

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April 20, 2017

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List of owners of Lagos luxury apartments one of which warehoused $50 million – Saharareporters.com

1A  – Former Guaranty Trust Bank Chairman, Fola Adeola 1B  – Former Anambra Governor & Mrs. Peter Obi 2A – Ahmed Kida 2B – Ahmed Kida but apartment occupied by Esther Ogbue (a recently retired MD of NNPC) 3A – Kayode Sonaike 3B – Sterling Assets 4A and 4B – Leo Stan Ekeh 5A – […]

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