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October 1, 2017

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NIGERIA: Video [M’óhùn m’áwòrán] on restructuring worth sharing – Afrospace TV

Dear Blog visitors, You’d need to pardon my inability to translate into English Language the address of Peter Ayodele Fayose, one of the state governors in Yoruba’s Southwestern Nigeria homeland at a Summit on Restructuring: The Yoruba Agenda 2017.  The summit was held under the aegis of Atayese, a Yoruba socio-cultural organization,  under the Chairmanship of Elder Statesman, […]

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December 9, 2017

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African Schools Weigh Teaching in Local Languages – Voice of America

Students from CEM Serigne Bassirou Mbacke school are seen in a classroom in Kaolack, Senegal, May 19, 2017. (R. Shryock/VOA)   DAKAR, SENEGAL —  Most children in sub-Saharan Africa are taught in a common colonial language instead of their mother tongue. Proponents say teaching in an international language is advantageous, but others argue that this […]

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December 7, 2017

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Queen Elizabeth’s floral outfit color-matches Aṣọ Òkè Yoruba worn by Nigeria’s Envoy & spouse for Buckingham reception! – Tola Adenle

  Photos: Getty Images   Queen Elizabeth Turned a Matchy-Matchy Fashion Moment With Nigeria’s High Commissioner into an Epic Photo Op – vogue.com/Jannelle Okwodu An audience with the Queen is always an occasion worth dressing up for, but what happens when you coordinate with her royal highness? When Queen Elizabeth IIreceived his excellency Nigerian High Commissioner George Oguntade […]

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December 5, 2017

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Nigeria’s Restructuring: Look to African Literature/drama … nay, the Russian revolution, for autocratic traditional masters’ & despotic enforcers’ eventual capitulation – Tátalọ̀ Àlàmú

    Cyclical election rituals (as in many African countries) with unresolved agitations by restive nationalities will remain mere muscle-flexing  by Nigeria’s military & civilian despotic enforcers against battle-hardened veterans of many wars until the agitation of the many Nationalities that make up Nigeria – the National Question – is resolved.   Russia’s literary giants, […]

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December 2, 2017

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USA: “a historic heist”; capitulation of the US into oligarchy complete” … Op-ed & some comments on so-called Republicans’ “tax reform”

With barely a vote to spare early Saturday morning, the Senate passed a tax bill confirming that the Republican leaders’ primary goal is to enrich the country’s elite at the expense of everybody else, including future generations who will end up bearing the cost. The approval of this looting of the public purse by corporations and the […]

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December 1, 2017

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USA – Trump’s crowd at 2017 National Tree Lighting Ceremony: Sean Spicer, where are you to spin this? – Tola Adenle

This would perhaps be a non-story but for the character at the center of the second photograph. During Trump’s inauguration, the crowd was so scant compared to Obama’s inaugurations that the president’s [then] spokesman – his name is part of the essay’s title – went on a hyperbolic description that has now led to the […]

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November 24, 2017

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The stories behind Serena’s fairy-tale wedding dress and – um – the sequined Nike sparklers – Tola Adenle

Serena knew what she wanted for her wedding day: a fairy tale dress with a personal statement – a cape – as in SUPERWOMAN! She had been pregnant with her new baby before embarking on her quest to equal the record 23 Slams long held by Margaret Court. After two grueling weeks of practice and […]

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November 23, 2017

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Nigeria: Global aspirations of Bakare-Yusuf’s Cassava Republic imprint represent a significant new landmark for African literature – New York Times

A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres – Alexandra Alter/New York Times Ms. Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, a Nigerian publisher who is expanding her imprint to the United States. Credit: Lauren Joy Fleishman for The New York  Times. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim was bracing for a backlash when he published his provocative debut novel, […]

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November 22, 2017

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Ankara Styles You’ll Love

Originally posted on De CoCo:
ANKARA STYLES; AFRICA TO THE WORLD The year is already coming to an end! Most of us want to slay and step into 2018 in class and style. What’s more stylish than ankara? Whether you’re going to the beach, a wedding, church, or just to hang with your friends! I’ll…

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November 19, 2017

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Serena Williams, Alexis & Baby Ohanian at New Orleans star-studded wedding ceremony- Tola Adenle

As in the biggest of the world’s fashion shows – the New York Fashion Show Week – Anna Wintour, close friend and ally of Serena, was right there in the usual front row but the star of the formalization of Serena & Alexis’ relationship was, perhaps, Baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian. Even though the bride and […]

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November 18, 2017

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MIDDLE EAST: Experiencing just a bit of the evil the Saudi-led Qarta blockade represents in real time – Tola Adenle

The iconic image of the futuristic architectural designs with the Gulf in front at Doha’s city center. It is interesting that several of these gems are government offices.  [SOURCE:  Global Data Base of the CTBUH]  BELOW, (First) a closer view of a few dazzlers SECOND, Blogger takes in the view. The glowing monolith-type structure at center is, […]

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