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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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Nigeria: Salvaging Nigerian Universities – Ladipo Adamolekun

May 4, 2017

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Since the posting of Independent Scholar, Professor Adamolekun’s Education Sector in Crisis: Evidence, Causes and Possible Remedies on this blog in January 2013, the paper has proved so popular that I re-blogged it in November 2014. The Lecture had been delivered as “Distinguished Lecture of Joseph Ayo Babalola University”, Ọṣun State of Nigeria in January 2013. This […]

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Ghanaian blazes trail as first female black neurosurgeon resident at Johns Hopkins

March 23, 2017

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Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident – CNN/Alexandra Larkin Nancy Abu-Bonsrah and her husband, Kwabena Yamoah, celebrate her match with Johns Hopkins Hospital for a neurosurgical residency. (CNN)In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks. Now, […]

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Africa gets its own web address with launch of .africa – bbc.com

March 11, 2017

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Africa now has the unique web address .africa, equivalent to the more familiar .com, following its official launch by the African Union. AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hailed its creation as the moment when Africa “got [its] own digital identity”. The AU says the .africa domain name will “bring the continent together as an […]

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USA: California high school makes millions on Snap IPO – CNBC/Karen Gilchrist

March 4, 2017

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  A high school in Mountain View, California, has made millions from Snap’s initial public offering (IPO) less than four years after investing $15,000 in the Venice, California-based technology company. Saint Francis High School was one of the first investors in the company behind the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, having invested a small proportion of […]

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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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