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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

April 22, 2018

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

April 13, 2018

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    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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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

April 7, 2018

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

April 6, 2018

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

April 4, 2018

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

April 2, 2018

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

April 2, 2018

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

April 2, 2018

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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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USA: Àríkẹ́ Ògúnbọ̀wálé’s ‘Hail Mary’ 3-pointer wins NCAA Tournament for Notre Dame

April 2, 2018

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  Read the story through the link below. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/notre-dame-beats-mississippi-state-on-last-second-shot/ar-AAvmgX2?ocid=spartanntp NOTE:  Thanks Bro. for sending this before I got to it. MONDAY, APRIL 02, 2018. 12:06 P.M. [GMT]  

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NIGERIA: Aṣiwaju Tinubu, decline [2019 election-focussed] Buhari’s reconciliation “mandate”; scamper from A ò m’erín j’ọba lure

March 30, 2018

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To everything there is a season, a Time for every purpose under heaven—Ecclesiastes 3:1  – “Those who have ears, let them hear.”   –  pathfinderinternational.com Or for a Yoruba contextual equivalence, the song from the folk tale of the trickery of the mighty erin – the elephant – by Ìjàpá Alábáun (the tortoise) comes to mind.  Remember A ò m’erín […]

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