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Another world’s 1st from Nigeria, soon: President may run for 2nd term despite long hospitalization – Tola Adenle

August 16, 2017

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President Buhari is mortal and deserves nothing but utter sympathy by his compatriots for  an illness that has seen him away from the country for multiple oversea medical trips since he became Nigeria’s president. Nigerians, a very understanding and church and mosque-going people, have cut Buhari a lot of slack during his long illness. Most […]

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NIGERIA: Senate President, Saraki/ Abba Kyari’s purported power game to throw Nigeria into chaos – Tola Adenle

July 12, 2017

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Nigerian websites and even some foreign ones have lit up lately as hopes for return of President Buhari from his  very long and unusual leave have dimmed. Is Buhari dead; Buhari is dead, and it is de ja vu as Buhari’s long illness brings back memories of Yar Adua’s illness, et cetera are headlines or secondary titles as […]

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Obit: Maitama Sule, one of rarest of Nigerian politicians, dead at 89 – Tola Adenle

July 7, 2017

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I have no house in Abuja, none in Lagos, none in Kaduna – Maitama Sule, Erudite & Nationalist Nigerian, in a SUN interview.  How many Nigerians who held posts below his landmark achievements can say that! TOLA.   I had never written anything on Alhaji Maitama Sule, a man who was rare among Nigerian politicians (a […]

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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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