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Obit: Pius Adesanmi, Scholar, Writer, Activist, dead in Ethiopian Airlines disaster – Tola Adenle

March 11, 2019

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    Professor Adesanmi [Credit: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]   As Professor Pius Adesanmi, scholar, writer, activist is being mourned on multiple continents, especially in Nigerian – country of his birth – and Canada, his adopted homeland, those of us who knew him only through his many writings/contributions to political discourse in Nigeria do feel a […]

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“The world will not respect Africa until Nigeria earns that respect” – Nelson Mandela

February 24, 2019

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[This essay first appeared here on December 28, 2013, and has continued to prove so popular that its viewership has continued to increase in the last 3 years: 2017 – 506; 2018 -750 & 2019 – 150 for January & February. In the last 3 days, it has attracted 2, 16 & 19 viewers respectively, […]

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A blast from Nigeria’s colonial past: Obed-Edom C. Azikiwe, Great Zik’s father, with Lord Lugard et al.

February 22, 2019

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  On this day of another day of FAKE DEMOCRACY EXERCISE that can lead Nigeria to no positive forward motion necessary to arrest its under-development, insecurity AND corruption despite great human & natural resources, I share this very interesting photograph which – at the very least – contains the Great Zik’s father in a historical […]

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“Stay off election process”, former State Security boss cautions the army about Buhari’s order – Dennis Amachree

February 22, 2019

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A former Director of the State Security Service, Dennis Amachree, says the military should stay off the election process in Nigeria. He said the primary assignment of the military is to protect the territorial integrity of the nation. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stirred the hornet’s nest when he said he had given the military […]

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If Buhari orders to kill ballot snatchers, order will be totally & effectively obeyed – Nigerian Army spokesman

February 19, 2019

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Now that whatever little snags might have stood in the way of electoral victory for Buhari’s APC last Saturday are now seen to no longer exist, Nigeria’s president has taken the high moral ground of Nigeria politics throwing away any regard of what the law calls for as punishment for those who engage in electoral […]

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Nigeria’s ruling party’s fear of failure: Buhari’s election board postpones today’s election TODAY! – Tola Adenle

February 16, 2019

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Africa’s self-described “giant” with feet of clay does what it’s best at: obfuscation, corruption, ineptitude, deceit, SHAMELESSNESS … Even as messages pour in wishing the country a peaceful election, Buhari and his APC that most in Nigeria have rejected and were prepared to show the way out today, Buhari’s government has pulled a fast and […]

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Seeking judicial answers to political questions detrimental to Nigeria’s judiciary & her political development – Ladipo Adamolekun

February 12, 2019

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The involvement of independent candidates in elections that Uwais Commission sensibly recommended in 2007 – which I strongly support – has the potential to increase the number of politicians for whom politics is a vocation for service; they will live for politics unlike the current majority of politicians who live off politics: for them politics […]

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I splurged on an 8-day, $3,000 trip to Nigeria … worth every penny – Business Insider/Adrienne Jordan

January 7, 2019

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About $40.00 to have her wax print sewn at Balogun, Lagos where very good sewing “mistresses” can whip up a fashionable outwear – made-to-measure just for you in a matter of hours! $19 for a memorable hair braid at – where else – Lagos! A mere $7.00 to tour the Lekki Conservation Center About $200 […]

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Buhari’s desperation for 2nd Term lays red carpet (rigging) path with niece’s appointment as Chief Returning Officer for elections – Tola Adenle

January 4, 2019

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News of Nigeria’s president, retired General Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of Ms. Amina Zakari who made an infamous appearance on this blog on July 6, 2016 as Chief Returning Officer for the February election is raising anger, anxiety, and dismay across the country.In an essay – https://emotanafricana.com/2016/07/06/and-yet-still-the-national-question-president-buhari-the-growing-charges-of-nepotismsectionalism-tola-adenle/subtitled %5BAll in the Family, Quite a few from the “tribe”!], […]

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My wishes for the New Year as I send season’s greetings to all! – Tola Adenle

January 1, 2019

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As we enter 2019, my wish for the new year are many, but before asking for new things for the New Year, I must express a great sense of gratitude to God for good health, safety, guidance and His grace in everything; for the love of family and friends, and for all those who lent […]

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