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The Weinstein Scandal: “Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom” – Lupita Nyong’o

October 20, 2017

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Oscar Award-winning actress, Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o [Google Images] Ihave been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this […]

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Equiano

October 19, 2017

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Originally posted on mr. johnson's snapshots:
Got a google doodle for his life & work two days ago, A real son of Africa, with roots deep in Nigeria, 272 Years after translation, he lives on. Look, Ma, he got a Google Doodle! Shackles of every stripe: plunder and corruption by African leaders, especially rulers of Olaudah’s ancestral homeland, economic shackles of […]

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Yorubaland: These [Nigerian] times call for an Ààrẹ Ọ̀nàkakanfò; Aláàfin found a worthy Yoruba son in OPC’s Gani Adams – Tola Adenle

October 17, 2017

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The Alaafin of Ọyọ, Ikú Baba Yèyé Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi III has announced Ọ̀tunba Gani Adams as the new Aarẹ Ọ̀nàkakanfò of Yorubaland. Ikú Baba Yèyé Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi III [Google Images] The Aarẹ is Yoruba’s Generalissimo which dates back centuries to the ethnic group’s period of internecine warfare, and has always been conferred on courageous, patriotic and courageous Yoruba […]

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NIGERIA [Restructuring]: Is a Government the creation of a Constitution or vice versa? – Goke Adeniran

October 10, 2017

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… the Yoruba Nation is a multi-religious society hence all of her citizens and residents shall have the freedom of worship, more-so when the Yoruba Society has a tradition and reputation of religious tolerance within itself… Therefore, the CYN believes that the only solution is Autonomy for the Nations, whose formal Architecture of State would be a Federation of Nationalitixes.   What […]

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USA: “Taking a knee” [kneeling during anthem rendition] is not disrespectful to veterans – a US Vet

October 9, 2017

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  “I didn’t serve, so that these SOB’s could protest!” By BC in Illinois  Wait. Maybe I did. In reading about the Trump words and tweets about people taking a knee at a time and in a way that displeases him, and how these SOB’s should be fired on the spot, I have come across […]

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Nigeria’s Restructure: “… those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable” – Ṣẹgun Gbadegẹṣin echoes Kennedy’s immortal words

October 9, 2017

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The matter of political restructuring continues to generate political heat in the public domain. It is not unusual to have the kind of robust debate that we have had especially since the beginning of the new administration of President Buhari. There have been many attempts at obfuscation … There has been fear-mongering of the worst […]

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Remembering [Adékúnlé Ajáṣin]the gentle giant of Action Group – Tátalọ̀ Àlàmù

October 9, 2017

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But every social phenomenon has its time and sell-by date. If the admiration and adulation of Chief Adekunle Ajasin in the hall last Monday were to be believed, and if the current national unease and clamour for restructuring and return to regionalism were to be factored into the equation, it should be clear to those […]

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EUROPE: Saving Scotland’s Gaelic language – Kate Parkinson

October 3, 2017

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The Big Picture: Saving Scotland’s Gaelic language Scotland’s Gaelic language has been disappearing at an alarming rate for years. With only 60,000 speakers left, the language has been categorized as “endangered” by UNESCO. But Gaelic is fighting back and the Isle of Skye is at the center of the resurgence. As we drove through the […]

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

October 1, 2017

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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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The Rohingya Exodus: A son shows what true love & shared humanity mean – Facebook

September 30, 2017

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Although the image here from the Rohingya Refugees’ Biblical-proportion horror may not really need any caption to be understood, the intro to a picture-as-essay by Remi, a blog regular who shared it, and the copy written by Mr. Salli who posted it are both very much on the mark. This heartening image that is definitely […]

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