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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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May 21, 2018

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NIGERIA Xtian massacre: “As a Christian, exonerate yourself from killing of Christians …”, Benue Catholic Bishop to Nigeria’s Vice-President

The killings of Christians all over Nigeria by Fulani herdsmen, including other terrorist acts by the group such as burning churches, destroying farmlands have continued unabated, acts that all Christians pray about at weekly services. As bad as things are, President Buhari’s administration has seemingly ignored the carnage by failing to address these grave dangers […]

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May 21, 2018

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NIGERIA: Young fashionistas take “ó le kú” to the limit with a skirt bottom! – Tola Adenle

Four lovely ladies wear mix prints in complementary colors. Wait … aren’t the ideas of substituting skirts for ìró AND separate wax prints for the bùbá – top – for these outfits outrageously beautiful and chic! W-o-w!! “ó le kú”, indeed!!! [Go to the end of this essay to learn more about these modern takes on women’s wear […]

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April 22, 2018

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NIGERIA: Power devolution to states, a must for country’s survival, a promise APC & Candidate Buhari voluntarily made but failed to deliver will not be overlooked by voters – Ṣẹgun Gbadegẹṣin

“However, there is a promise whose fulfillment voters unequivocally expected and the breaking of which they will not forgive … unlike other promises, voters believe that this one is within the power of the new administration and the ruling party. It is also a promise that the party and candidate voluntarily made without duress. Prominent […]

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April 13, 2018

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NIGERIA: Purported “Clamor” for second Buhari-term is real ‘fake news’ – Tola Adenle

    This is a list of the few of the far too many reasons why President Buhari’s reported statement to his cabinet last week of his quest for a second term being based on “clamour by Nigerians” could not be further from the truth. People from his native Northwest or Northern Nigerian Moslems may […]

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April 7, 2018

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Nigeria: A blast from Fulani herdsmen’s sordid past as [late] Justice Adewale-Thompson dismissed idea of farmers erecting fencing: Suit no AB/26/66 at Abeokuta High Court, 1969

“I do not accept the contention of Defendants that a custom exists which imposes an obligation on the owner of farm to fence his farm whilst the owner of cattle allows his cattle to wander like pests and cause damage.   Such a custom if it exists, is unreasonable and I hold that it is repugnant […]

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April 6, 2018

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UK: Stories// ‘I acted my way out of prison’ – [Actor] Michael Balogun/bbc.com

Stories By Jon Kelly, BBC World Service   He spent his early life in and out of jail – then Michael Balogun decided he wanted to study to become an actor at one of the world’s most prestigious drama schools. Could this seemingly impossible ambition be the catalyst he needed to turn his life around? […]

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April 4, 2018

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NIGERIA: Without equity and harnessing its diverse peoples’ capabilities, country’s peace & economic growth doomed – Olumide Ìjoṣé

Let’s Be Real – Political Structure and Earning True and Fast Economic Growth by Olumide Ijoṣe   With economic growth averaging well under a cumulative average of 5% in the 57-years since independence in 1960, Nigeria has significantly underperformed relative to its resource base, even after controlling for the infrastructural, investment, and human capital conditions […]

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April 2, 2018

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OBIT: Winnie Mandela, South African activist and wife of South Africa’s late President, Nelson Mandela, dead at 81 – Tola Adenle

  Winnie, fond of African wears from different parts of the continent, seemed to resemble any ethnic group whose outfit she chose. Left, in Yoruba-style wear complete with gele (headwrap)  & R. in a boubou & headwrap style fit for the outfit.   With Mandela, happier times after his release from jail. [All pictures curtesy Google Images]   Winnie […]

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April 2, 2018

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USA: “America’s Top High School Science Students Are the Children of Immigrants”, including one from “shithole” Nigeria

With President Trump’s continued rants and rage against immigrants, here’s an old essay that may interest him and his “base”. Think of what the absence of these brilliant students would mean to U.S. colleges. Even “shithole” Nigeria registers one of the 40 students; his/her both parents are Nigerians just like Japan, Singapore, South Korea and […]

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April 2, 2018

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Akerele’s Style House Files presents 2018 Lagos Fashion & Design Week

backstage photos of lagos fashion week reveal a scene on the rise Briony Wright & Irene Ojo-Felix   With most corners of the planet tapping into the trillion-dollar fashion industry, Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, is quickly becoming regarded as the centre of Africa’s sartorial scene. Towards the end of 2017, the city hosted its annual […]

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