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Another world’s 1st from Nigeria, soon: President may run for 2nd term despite long hospitalization – Tola Adenle

August 16, 2017

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President Buhari is mortal and deserves nothing but utter sympathy by his compatriots for  an illness that has seen him away from the country for multiple oversea medical trips since he became Nigeria’s president. Nigerians, a very understanding and church and mosque-going people, have cut Buhari a lot of slack during his long illness. Most […]

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Oh-oh! – Obama makes him do stuff –

August 11, 2017

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Originally posted on The Truth On Common Sense:
JIM MORIN:   From The Miami Herald

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Once a former child bride, now a high school graduate helping young girls stay in school – [US] NPR

July 23, 2017

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GOATS AND SODA/Stories of Life in A Changing World FORMER CHILD BRIDE IS PEDALING HER WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE Courtney Columbus     At 14, Jenipher Sanni married a man who already had a wife and kids. He yelled at her a lot. She dropped out of school. Now 20, she’s left her husband […]

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NIGERIA: Senate President, Saraki/ Abba Kyari’s purported power game to throw Nigeria into chaos – Tola Adenle

July 12, 2017

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Nigerian websites and even some foreign ones have lit up lately as hopes for return of President Buhari from his  very long and unusual leave have dimmed. Is Buhari dead; Buhari is dead, and it is de ja vu as Buhari’s long illness brings back memories of Yar Adua’s illness, et cetera are headlines or secondary titles as […]

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FAMILY PLANNING: IRETI EDA” Radio Program Returns

July 11, 2017

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Originally posted on Adejokeiyabadan's Blog:
“IRETI EDA” Radio Program Returns: Weekly Program to Air in Oyo State   The “Get It Together” Campaign, led by the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI 2), will launch 26 new episodes of their weekly radio program – Ireti Eda – during the week of July 14,…

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Want to teach your kids self-control? Ask a Cameroonian farmer – [US] National Public Radio

July 9, 2017

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  STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Let’s ask what a classic test of child psychology shows in a different culture – a test of self-control which involves being presented with a tasty marshmallow, which you’re not supposed to eat. Researchers found a culture where kids demonstrate almost unbelievable self-control. Here’s NPR’s Micaeleen Doucleff. MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF, BYLINE: A […]

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Obit: Maitama Sule, one of rarest of Nigerian politicians, dead at 89 – Tola Adenle

July 7, 2017

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I have no house in Abuja, none in Lagos, none in Kaduna – Maitama Sule, Erudite & Nationalist Nigerian, in a SUN interview.  How many Nigerians who held posts below his landmark achievements can say that! TOLA.   I had never written anything on Alhaji Maitama Sule, a man who was rare among Nigerian politicians (a […]

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T r u m p ’ s L i e s, the Definitive List – David Leonhardt & Stuart A. Thompson/New York Times

July 5, 2017

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  FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, JUNE 23, 2017.   Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath […]

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US Visa Reject, Khadijatou Gassam: “… disappointed not representing The Gambia to ‘show the world [that] ‘yes, we can do it'” -Azad Essa & Colin Baker/al Jazeera

July 4, 2017

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I watched a program on al jazeera recently showing the all-girls Afghanistan team to the Robotic Competition who were denied visas to the same competition. To think Afghanistan is a country where girls’ education is not only frowned upon but enforced by formal and societal forces makes the particular case very sad. TOLA. PHOTO CREDIT: […]

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USA: Fish rotting from head downwards calls for Democrats framing ALL elections around President Trump & Republicans – Tola Adenle

June 21, 2017

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This is definitely Monday morning quarterback(ing) as there’s no other way to look at an election that came tantalizingly close than looking back at what should have been the route to take. Handel, who is now headed to Washington to represent Georgia State’s 6th District in the House of Representatives stayed away as much as […]

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