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Feast for the eyes & soul worth sharing: Antartic bases, from wooden huts to “embassies on ice”

January 14, 2017

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BRAZIL’S “Embassy on Ice” glistens against a backdrop of icy mountains with a sea front reflecting the architectural beauty and a beautiful sky while the country’s flag flutters far away from its tropical home in a humongous neighborhood dominated by the big boys of the world. Brazil, India and Korea may not be First World […]

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Book Announcement: Ládipọ̀ Adámọ́lẹkun’s autobiographical “I Remember” – Tola Adenle

July 20, 2016

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Publishers:          Safari Books Ltd., May 2016.  Ibadan, Nigeria – http://www.safaribooksng.com Author:                Ladipọ Adamọlẹkun, B.A. (Ibadan), M.Phil. (Ifẹ), DPhil (Oxford) Availability:        Major bookshops in Nigeria amazon.com: Paper back (full color) –  $48.50;  Paper back (B & W) – $17.50         […]

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All Southwest states should follow Oyo’s Governor Ajimọbi & return primary & secondary schools to former owners – Tola Adenle

June 12, 2016

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While it is understandable that there must be people who would not like the idea of Oyo State’s Governor Ajimobi returning all schools in the state to their former (mostly mission) owners, it is my opinion that it is the right thing to do once the interest of the kids is central to planning and […]

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Al Jazeera’s Planned U.S. Shutdown: US-based AJ’s producers & anchors dare tread where US media maintain silence – Ali Alyami

January 16, 2016

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In response to the recent Huffington Post story on the imminent shutdown of Al Jazeera-America, here is a comment on  this blog’s copy of the essay from my mailbox worth sharing. It was sent by one of my blog’s active visitors and supporters. Thanks, Remi. TOLA. Money might be a factor in pulling the plug […]

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Informative but doomed-to-fail Al Jazeera America to shut down by April ending!

January 14, 2016

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Al Jazeera America To Shut Down By End Of April – Michael Calderone/Huffington Post “It’s journalism, so everything’s unstable and you kind of roll with it,” said one staffer. “But there was no indication that this sort of thing was coming.” – An Al Jazeera Staffer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/al-jazeera-america-to-shut-down_5696a615e4b0b4eb759cdead THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016. 2:43 p.m. [GMT]

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21st Century Computer Market (Nigeria) or 16th Century Oriental bazaar with requisite tricksters, magicians …? Tao

January 4, 2016

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For many years, I’ve always tried to come up with essays that would either educate/entertain even more than my usual attempts, before January ended, and this started from the period of weekly newspaper essays. Such essays, which you MAY read AFTER having read Tao’s paper through the link below,  have included “serious” subjects, i.e. those […]

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SPEAK AFRICA APPS: Live near London & speak Yoruba? ajalaco.com

November 17, 2015

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We need you! If you speak Yoruba fluently, live in the London area and are willing/able/ready to come to our recording studio to record ~20 minutes of Yoruba speech, please get in touch! Participants who come in to the studio to record will receive £30 for recording 20 minutes of speach. We’re also accepting voice […]

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The Challenge of Achieving Educational Excellence in Ondo State – Professor Ladipo Adamolekun

November 9, 2015

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Text of a Lecture delivered at the invitation of Ondo State Public Sphere Akure, Thursday, November 5th 2015. Tertiary Education The architecture of tertiary education in the state needs to be reconfigured. Besides the unclear binary distinction between RUGPOLY and the universities, there are no apparent interlinkages among all the four tertiary institutions. Furthermore, the […]

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Rape: Nigerian universities must have units to investigate gender and sexual harassment – Oludayo Tade

October 5, 2015

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From a Part-time Lecturer at the University of Lagos (Unilag) to the Professor of Law at the University of Calabar (UniCal) , the sad involvement of intellectuals in moral debauchery of sex exploitation of female students has further confirmed the slip of the Nigerian society into moral anomie. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the university symbolizes […]

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Urgent real restructuring of Nigeria necessary “so that States and Local Governments can truly serve as the engine of development” – Jerome Afeikhena

April 15, 2015

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For  the benefit of new blog visitors, The Iju Public Affairs Forum Series (IPAF), a lecture presentation that is now in its tenth year, has been presented on this blog from the beginning.  Despite its generally very academic look at various subjects in governance in Nigeria and the society, it has generated impressive numbers, mostly […]

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