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“The Emir of Ilorin & Dr. Saraki vs. Kwara Yorubas: echoes from a distant past” – Tola Adenle

August 2, 2014

Arts & Culture

This essay was first published in The Comet on Sunday in 2002 as “Echoes from historical times, rumbles from a distant past”, a title under which it was first published here in June 2011 but I did give my editor two choices because my essays back then sometimes carried titles I neither meant nor the essays deserved.  I submitted this and “The Emir of Ilorin & Dr. Saraki vs. Kwara Yorubas: echoes from a distant past.” 

Readers continue to check it out over three years later and I think readers of this blog deserve the right to see both titles, especially with the one above screaming the subject matter.  Now that the essay is on the web, the unused one should naturally draw more readers, and I’m therefore switching to it because I believe the readers that continue to check it out after the first posting over three years ago are drawn by the tabloid-ish title; the second would draw the readers who are interested in the stated subject. The other essay remains on the web.

 [The problem of Kwara Yoruba remains one of the problematic issues that must be resolved as part of a lasting political restructuring in Nigeria that cannot be willed away if this country must exist as a nation of different nationalities that in reality, it is. 

Edited 2011 Prologue; essay remains unchanged.

TOLA,  August 2, 2014.

 

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