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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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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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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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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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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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Nigeria’s National Assembly must say “no” to $1 billion-Plus Chinese loan to rehab Boko Haram-damaged NE – Tola Adenle

May 2, 2017

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I was not going to write any story about Nigeria’s latest borrowing spree because I have, over many years even before the birth of this blog six years ago, been writing about the pace and depth of Nigeria’s debt profile. I first read the story a few days ago of the president’s request for the […]

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Nigeria: “… a day of beef boycott [to] compel the government to take action” – Soyinka on murderous Northern herdsmen

April 30, 2017

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 “Maybe we should have a day of beef boycott to compel the government to take a holistic national action.” Soyinka, during the press conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. [premiumtimesng.com] Nobel Laureat Wole Soyinka’s frustration with the lack of will on the part of the leadership to solve the problems of Fulani herdsmen was apparent […]

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Nigeria: A beautiful spring-like day as Ibadan School hosts 2017 Swimming gala – Tola Adenle

April 29, 2017

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A lone pupil frolics around before the start of the competition at The Premier Hotel, Ibadan, a structure that sits majestically on one of the many hills that dot the ancient city. Looking at a definitely confident boy – who was perhaps testing the water – so to say – with seeming trepidation is the event […]

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List of owners of Lagos luxury apartments one of which warehoused $50 million – Saharareporters.com

April 20, 2017

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1A  – Former Guaranty Trust Bank Chairman, Fola Adeola 1B  – Former Anambra Governor & Mrs. Peter Obi 2A – Ahmed Kida 2B – Ahmed Kida but apartment occupied by Esther Ogbue (a recently retired MD of NNPC) 3A – Kayode Sonaike 3B – Sterling Assets 4A and 4B – Leo Stan Ekeh 5A – […]

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Nigeria, where anything is possible, in world’s eyes as truth behind $50m cash found in a Lagos apartment, remains unsolved

April 18, 2017

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There have been reports of huge sums of cash discovered by Nigeria’s crime-investigating agency, the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission lately. Among multiple finds were a couple of what is “trending” – to borrow an info-age cliche – within Nigeria’s cesspool of corruption government officialdom which seems to have been enhanced by the new “Whistle-blower” […]

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