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Nigerian Skaters & Surfers Turning Lagos’s Tarkwa Bay Into a Style Paradise – vogue.com/Chioma Nnadi

December 17, 2017

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A New Crew of Nigerian Skaters and Surfers Is Turning Lagos’s Tarkwa Bay Into a Style Paradise – Chioma Nnadi for vogue.com   Surfer Godpower Pekipuma wears Wafflesncream top and pants on Tarkwa Bay in Lagos, Nigeria.Photo: Baingor Joner   Tarkwa Bay is to Lagos what Rockaway Beach is to New York City. A 15-minute water […]

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USA: On tap with Obiageri Amaechi, track and field’s newest throwing star – Samantha Shapiro

December 11, 2017

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     Obiageri Amaechi, Princeton  Top track Athlete, Freshman.   First-year Obiageri Amaechi joins the track and field team as one of the nation’s most coveted recruits. Her personal best discus throw (177 ft) ranks fourth amongst the Class of 2021. Amaechi is also a force to be reckoned with for shot put, where she […]

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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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Nigeria’s Restructuring: Look to African Literature/drama … nay, the Russian revolution, for autocratic traditional masters’ & despotic enforcers’ eventual capitulation – Tátalọ̀ Àlàmú

December 5, 2017

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    Cyclical election rituals (as in many African countries) with unresolved agitations by restive nationalities will remain mere muscle-flexing  by Nigeria’s military & civilian despotic enforcers against battle-hardened veterans of many wars until the agitation of the many Nationalities that make up Nigeria – the National Question – is resolved.   Russia’s literary giants, […]

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Nigeria: Global aspirations of Bakare-Yusuf’s Cassava Republic imprint represent a significant new landmark for African literature – New York Times

November 23, 2017

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A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres – Alexandra Alter/New York Times Ms. Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, a Nigerian publisher who is expanding her imprint to the United States. Credit: Lauren Joy Fleishman for The New York  Times. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim was bracing for a backlash when he published his provocative debut novel, […]

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Ankara Styles You’ll Love

November 22, 2017

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Originally posted on De CoCo:
ANKARA STYLES; AFRICA TO THE WORLD The year is already coming to an end! Most of us want to slay and step into 2018 in class and style. What’s more stylish than ankara? Whether you’re going to the beach, a wedding, church, or just to hang with your friends! I’ll…

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OBIT: Jide Tinubu, son of Aṣiwaju Tinubu, APC National Leader, is dead – Tola Adenle

November 2, 2017

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The death has been reported of Mr. Jide Tinubu, a son of  Aṣiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the APC, Nigeria’s ruling party. Tinubu, who is reported to be in his thirties, was an attorney who had his first Law from the University of Liverpool and a London University Masters in Maritime Law. He […]

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Seven of Forbes’ world’s 20 richest pastors are – drum roll – Nigerians!

October 30, 2017

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The bottom three of the Forbes’ richest in the world of religion as entrepreneurship – are worth – a measly $10 million EACH. Poor guys! TOP, Clockwise: Okotie, Bynum & Ashimolowo [Àṣímọ́lowó]   The results are in, again, and Nigeria’s pastors, a.k.a. “men of God”, are out front ahead of the flock awashed in mega […]

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Melania Trump is [a bit] racist and Michelle Obama-obsessed in a Chimamanda Adichie’s fictional short story

October 25, 2017

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Janelle Asked to the Bedroom – A Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story for The New York Times   Melania Trump is apparently lonely, obsessed with Michelle Obama and a bit racist — at least that’s the story according to acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In a new short story commissioned for and by The New York Times Book Review, Adichie […]

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Yorubaland: These [Nigerian] times call for an Ààrẹ Ọ̀nàkakanfò; Aláàfin found a worthy Yoruba son in OPC’s Gani Adams – Tola Adenle

October 17, 2017

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The Alaafin of Ọyọ, Ikú Baba Yèyé Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi III has announced Ọ̀tunba Gani Adams as the new Aarẹ Ọ̀nàkakanfò of Yorubaland. Ikú Baba Yèyé Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi III [Google Images] The Aarẹ is Yoruba’s Generalissimo which dates back centuries to the ethnic group’s period of internecine warfare, and has always been conferred on courageous, patriotic and courageous Yoruba […]

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