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Nigerian Skaters & Surfers Turning Lagos’s Tarkwa Bay Into a Style Paradise – vogue.com/Chioma Nnadi

December 17, 2017

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A New Crew of Nigerian Skaters and Surfers Is Turning Lagos’s Tarkwa Bay Into a Style Paradise – Chioma Nnadi for vogue.com   Surfer Godpower Pekipuma wears Wafflesncream top and pants on Tarkwa Bay in Lagos, Nigeria.Photo: Baingor Joner   Tarkwa Bay is to Lagos what Rockaway Beach is to New York City. A 15-minute water […]

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USA: Doug Jones May Have Won, But White Women Lost in Alabama – vogue.com/Michelle Ruiz

December 14, 2017

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It’s time to give the black women and minorities who elevated Jones their due—from considering their economic and social interests and the education and safety of their children to examining the laws on the books (not just in Alabama but nationwide) meant to suppress their votes. It’s time they are given the influence they deserve—the […]

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USA: On tap with Obiageri Amaechi, track and field’s newest throwing star – Samantha Shapiro

December 11, 2017

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     Obiageri Amaechi, Princeton  Top track Athlete, Freshman.   First-year Obiageri Amaechi joins the track and field team as one of the nation’s most coveted recruits. Her personal best discus throw (177 ft) ranks fourth amongst the Class of 2021. Amaechi is also a force to be reckoned with for shot put, where she […]

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African Schools Weigh Teaching in Local Languages – Voice of America

December 9, 2017

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Students from CEM Serigne Bassirou Mbacke school are seen in a classroom in Kaolack, Senegal, May 19, 2017. (R. Shryock/VOA)   DAKAR, SENEGAL —  Most children in sub-Saharan Africa are taught in a common colonial language instead of their mother tongue. Proponents say teaching in an international language is advantageous, but others argue that this […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s floral outfit color-matches Aṣọ Òkè Yoruba worn by Nigeria’s Envoy & spouse for Buckingham reception! – Tola Adenle

December 7, 2017

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  Photos: Getty Images   Queen Elizabeth Turned a Matchy-Matchy Fashion Moment With Nigeria’s High Commissioner into an Epic Photo Op – vogue.com/Jannelle Okwodu An audience with the Queen is always an occasion worth dressing up for, but what happens when you coordinate with her royal highness? When Queen Elizabeth IIreceived his excellency Nigerian High Commissioner George Oguntade […]

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Nigeria’s Restructuring: Look to African Literature/drama … nay, the Russian revolution, for autocratic traditional masters’ & despotic enforcers’ eventual capitulation – Tátalọ̀ Àlàmú

December 5, 2017

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    Cyclical election rituals (as in many African countries) with unresolved agitations by restive nationalities will remain mere muscle-flexing  by Nigeria’s military & civilian despotic enforcers against battle-hardened veterans of many wars until the agitation of the many Nationalities that make up Nigeria – the National Question – is resolved.   Russia’s literary giants, […]

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USA: “a historic heist”; capitulation of the US into oligarchy complete” … Op-ed & some comments on so-called Republicans’ “tax reform”

December 2, 2017

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With barely a vote to spare early Saturday morning, the Senate passed a tax bill confirming that the Republican leaders’ primary goal is to enrich the country’s elite at the expense of everybody else, including future generations who will end up bearing the cost. The approval of this looting of the public purse by corporations and the […]

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USA – Trump’s crowd at 2017 National Tree Lighting Ceremony: Sean Spicer, where are you to spin this? – Tola Adenle

December 1, 2017

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This would perhaps be a non-story but for the character at the center of the second photograph. During Trump’s inauguration, the crowd was so scant compared to Obama’s inaugurations that the president’s [then] spokesman – his name is part of the essay’s title – went on a hyperbolic description that has now led to the […]

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The stories behind Serena’s fairy-tale wedding dress and – um – the sequined Nike sparklers – Tola Adenle

November 24, 2017

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Serena knew what she wanted for her wedding day: a fairy tale dress with a personal statement – a cape – as in SUPERWOMAN! She had been pregnant with her new baby before embarking on her quest to equal the record 23 Slams long held by Margaret Court. After two grueling weeks of practice and […]

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Nigeria: Global aspirations of Bakare-Yusuf’s Cassava Republic imprint represent a significant new landmark for African literature – New York Times

November 23, 2017

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A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres – Alexandra Alter/New York Times Ms. Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, a Nigerian publisher who is expanding her imprint to the United States. Credit: Lauren Joy Fleishman for The New York  Times. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim was bracing for a backlash when he published his provocative debut novel, […]

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