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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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UK: 2 of 13 [Women] New Faces of Engineering in stunning Photo Shoot are Nigerians – Tola Adenle

February 6, 2018

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  Yewande Akinola, a civil engineer, won the Young Woman Engineer of the Year for 2012. Like most of the young women featured in the Institution of Engineering & Technology advertiser content hosted by [UK] The Guardian, Yewande has won many engineering awards. [Photo Credit: Google Images]. Much more on her here through the search box. Among many awards, Ozak […]

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Malta: Who killed [Journalist] Daphne Caruana Galizia? Tola Adenle

February 5, 2018

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  Top: Memorial at thoroughfare in Old Town Valleta; blogger in 2nd photograph. Photo Credit: Depo Adenle, Valleta, Malta, January 30, 2018. FURTHER READING ‘Who killed Daphne’ projected on facade of Castille – Il-Kenniesa; V18 chief slams initiative Pressure group Il-Kenniesa Tal-Kabinett this evening projected the words ‘House of Impunity’ and ‘Who Killed Daphne’ onto […]

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Nigerian girl died of rare condition, not malnutrition – [Malta] Minister Michael Falzon

February 3, 2018

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  “The world will never respect Africa until Nigeria earns that respect” – Mandela   The story of a “7 year-old” Nigerian girl who supposedly died of malnutrition and whose siblings were taken from the parents to care-giver caught my eyes in the Malta Independent this past week but two days later, an update [below], […]

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UK/Nigeria: Kemi (Adegoke) Badenoch named to Teresa May’s cabinet – Tola Adenle

January 8, 2018

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Kemi Badenoch (nee Adegoke) – Google Images Kemi Badenoch’s ascension to a cabinet position in Teresa May’s Conservative Government is a political impossibility in Nigeria, her country of birth. Generally, it is almost impossible to chart a course of political career without what is called “godfatherism”, a term that harks to dark-room, often-corrupt schemings. While Ms. […]

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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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EUROPE: Saving Scotland’s Gaelic language – Kate Parkinson

October 3, 2017

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The Big Picture: Saving Scotland’s Gaelic language Scotland’s Gaelic language has been disappearing at an alarming rate for years. With only 60,000 speakers left, the language has been categorized as “endangered” by UNESCO. But Gaelic is fighting back and the Isle of Skye is at the center of the resurgence. As we drove through the […]

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Her conservatism is Brit., not the American “free trade coupled with un-free way of living” – Theresa May talks to Vogue

March 23, 2017

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Leading Britain Post-Brexit MARCH 20, 2017/by GABY WOOD   Theresa May at Chequers, the 16th Century country house of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. [Annie Leibowitz]   She stepped into a whirlwind to lead Britain into the Brexit era. But—leather trousers aside—Theresa May’s own style is decidedly no-drama. Gaby […]

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“In my view, history will be kind to Obama … he will stay in history and the hearts of many of us.” – Italian P.M. Renzi in moving farewell message

November 11, 2016

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  “Let’s hope it’s a girl, to quote the title of an old movie. In the meantime, I think it’s only right to give Barack Obama due credit for these last eight years”  – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi praised President Barack Obama’s eight-year administration and reiterated his support […]

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Support [U.K.] Catriona Ogilvy’s drive: “Extend maternity leave for mothers of premature babies – Tola Adenle

October 12, 2016

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This drive for maternity leave to be extended for mothers of premature babies in the UK is a good opportunity to wonder aloud how, in good old USA, the idea of general maternity leave remains an idea still being dreamed of by women. When women give birth in the United States of America, a country […]

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