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September 18, 2017

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Nigeria: “Wẹ́rẹ́ wẹ́rẹ́ ni ikán njẹ ilé”: A blog regular challenges Yoruba leaders on “Biafra”-Kanu’s purported incendiary statement – Ajipeya Afunleyin

Wẹ́rẹ́ wẹ́rẹ́ ni ikán njẹ ile, an old Yoruba says: the termite destroys a building imperceptibly/in bits.To borrow an English saying which is very apt like the Yoruba saying above, ”eternal; vigilance is the price of liberty/freedom. This saying is so commonplace that many great people have been erroneously credited with it including American President, Thomas […]

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September 17, 2017

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OUT OF THE LOOP!

Originally posted on The Truth On Common Sense:
Although we had our power back on, following Hurricane Irma, within 36 hours, we just began access to TV, our landline and WiFi about NOON today.   So, I hope to have my blog back in action, possibly today, or perhaps tomorrow. In the interim, I wish…

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September 11, 2017

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Nigeria: Resources sharing formula, power devolution, et cetera on Communique from Yorubas’ Summit on Restructuring – Tola Adenle

A Yoruba Summit on Restructuring, under the aegis of Atayese, a Yoruba socio-cultural organization, was held on September 7, 2017 at Ibadan, the political capital of the Yorubas of Southwestern Nigeria under the Chairmanship of Elder Statesman, Chief Afe Babalola, a legal luminary and Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. Dr. Kunle Olajide chaired the Planning Committee. […]

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September 11, 2017

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USA: Sloane Stephen’s US Open victory & the ressurection of America’s women’s tennis – Tola Adenle

First of all, a huge congratulations to the four semi-finalists at the just-concluded US Open: Coco Vandewghe, Madison Keys, Venus Williams and, of course, the newly-minted Leader of the Pack, Sloane Stephens. America’s tennis establishment and tennis fans have longed for this. The stats were reeled out over and over again during the past fortnight, especially […]

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September 10, 2017

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Nigeria: Political restructuring Summit brings out rent-a-crowd “protesters” in Lagos – Tola Adenle

A huge gathering of southerners gathered at Ibadan, the political capital of the Yorubas this past week towards the continued growing Southern calls for restructuring. Before going forward, here is a list of a few attendees at the Summit which was held under the aegis of Atayese, a Yoruba socio-cultural group. A list becomes necessary […]

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September 5, 2017

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Fans the world over share Serena’s [& Ohanian’s] joy of new baby – Tola Adenle

Delta seems ready when Serena’s baby is, and oh wow, what better Gate to await Ohanian’s precious little girl!       Delta seems ready when Serena’s baby is … at – where else – Gate 23! DELTA on Twitter   Various sports have been a big part of this blog from the beginning, and […]

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August 31, 2017

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Yoruba names for some animals & birds – Adelagun Abudu & Others

This contribution answers the many questions that have always appeared as search terms on this blog for a long time. Unfortunately, I’m not equipped to answer those questions about the names of birds, animals, rodents … Such questions started appearing since the posting of What’s in a name? – A look at Yoruba’s views of some birds’ names by […]

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August 25, 2017

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Group of Elder Statesmen calls for true federalism to reflect Nigeria’s diverse ethnic nationalities – Tola Adenle

Highlights of the joint declaration on Nigeria’s Restructuring by the Group of Southern Leaders of Thought, an association of elder statesmen led by Professor Ben Nwabueze who laid to rest the idea that they were financially-induced to support President Jonathan in the last election. Rather, they are motivated by the same wish of a majority […]

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August 22, 2017

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President Buhari, Nigeria’s remaining one entity will be negotiated despite your failed campaign promise – Tola Adenle

The issue of “National Question and Identity” – “Restructuring”, National Dialogue and other titles given to a needed-conference of the different nationalities which the British haphazardly married during colonialism, a marriage that needs re-working, has never gone away. Rather, it has continued to fester while those who have profited/continue to profit from the fake “federalism” […]

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August 21, 2017

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The Great Total Eclipse of 2017 – Tola Adenle

  I watched live telecasts and after it was all over, I read live reports, replaying live videos but my favorite, a sort of blog that should enable those outside the 70 mile-wide swathe of earth beneath the sun comes from the Washington Post. It not only enabled me to connect with a few familiar […]

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