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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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Language, politics and historical cleavages in Yoruba’s continued search for unity – Niyi Akinnaso

June 13, 2017

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The subject of Yoruba unity – actually, the lack of, and need for it – came up again at a recent public lecture given by a social commentator, Professor Niyi Akinnaso, as one of the events to mark the 90th birthday of Samuel Agboola Akintan, a traditional title holder of Idanre, the Ojomu of Idanreland. […]

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These times call for courageous voices that “Terror will continue until Islam is reformed” & “Islam must undergo painful theological scholarship” – Tola Adenle

June 6, 2017

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These times call for a departure from the default mode of dealing with terrorism by Islamic extremists: near-denying of the role played by Islamic teachings and practices that have led to people resorting to violence to right “injustices” against Christians in the Western world as well as in places far removed from the births of […]

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All hail – yet – another Indian-American, 12 year-old Ananya Vina, wins 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee! – Tola Adenle

June 3, 2017

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Ndian   Photo Credit:  Times of India   As a fan of the annual National Geographic Scripps Spelling Bee Competition, my heart, despite the fact that I would not have wagered in her favor for a couple of reasons, was always with home-schooled Edith Fuller, the little Oklahoman girl. A sure contender for a not too-distant […]

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In “secular” Nigeria, Lagos’ Governor, Ambode, flexes muscle; sacks Chaplain for not “anointing” his wife before others! – Tola Adenle

May 29, 2017

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A brief explanation is in order for those not familiar with Nigeria’s  chaotic religious situation: Ambode’s Lagos State Secretariat has a church (and mosque) like just about all states and the “federal” government at Abuja, and like public places like airports. The Council/Board of the Lagos Church is  “supervised by the wife of the governor […]

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Manchester

May 25, 2017

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Thanks for these, as well as the others in this wonderful Litany, Bro: The hatred which divides … The covetous desires of people & nations … The pride which leads us to trust in ourselves & not in God.”

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As Nigeria’s lawmakers squabble over locations of railroads, Nigerians groan under burden of loans-with-not-much-to-show – Tola Adenle

May 20, 2017

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To begin with, it’s important to take a look first at just a few of the donations that have gone towards “reconstructing the Northeast”/resettling the victims of the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram (BH) despite which the Nigerian Government as well as state governments in the area and the people keep asking for more. At […]

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Serena is greatest female tennis player of Open Era – bbc.com

May 17, 2017

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  Photo Credit: Google Images CHECK OUT THE STORY:     http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/38802221   You may also wish to check out the following old stories https://emotanafricana.com/2014/09/11/comments-on-huffposts-watch-serena-williams-at-age-11-adorably-predict-her-greatness-tola-adenle/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2014/09/07/why-serena-williams-is-now-the-greatest-american-tennis-player-ever/ https://emotanafricana.com/2017/01/28/tennis-history-made-as-williams-sisters-play-aussie-singles-finals-with-serena-claiming-open-era-most-singles-titles-tola-adenle/    

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P–ing on Nigeria’s Constitution, again: Dying Yar Adua made SGF Yayale, President while ailing Buhari names his VP “coordinator of nation’s affairs” – Tola Adenle

May 9, 2017

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Nigerians can now all see that Saraki is doing the job for which the tons of allegations against him for all his alleged crimes at the EFCC was just optics – theater – as far as Buhari’s supposed war on corruption is concerned. President Buhari and Vice President Ọṣibajo (on his left) From the tons of materials […]

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Nigerians are weary of borrowings that have yielded next to nothing – Tola Adenle

May 5, 2017

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In view of a family situation that arose in the last few days, the above post cannot go up today as proposed. It will go up later. Any inconvenience regretted. TOLA. FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017. 12:50 p.m. [GMT]

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