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U.S. and “Black Fridays” & temporary insanity of bargain hunters – Tola Adenle

November 30, 2013

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I wish to thank all the blog visitors, especially those not on my list of regular receivers of my postings who wrote to wish me well during my recent down time. The worst – I believe – is over and it’s back to something close to the old regime. Mr regards, TOLA. PUBLISHED AS: What […]

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Are Nigeria’s youth abroad sentenced to lives of permanent exile while those at home doomed, wonders a Nigerian youth

October 30, 2013

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This essay reads as fresh as if written of 2013 Nigeria. TOLA. October 30, 2013. LETTERS TO MY NIECE No, dear, your generation is NOT doomed in Nigeria! Yewande, dear, Oh, dear, oh, dear, what a way to start a letter: “What the hell is going on in Nigeria? Who in the world is Yar’ […]

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Thoughts on Sovereign National/National Conference, the Constitution and true federalism – Femi Aborisade & others

October 22, 2013

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TO: 1. Dr. E.G. Jonathan, President of Nigeria 2. Those who will deliberate at the National Conference 3. emotanafricana.com Visitors 4. Members of the Public As Nigerians anxiously await the constitution of the National Conference being planned by President Jonathan, I am presenting here various papers and essays that show the country does not lack […]

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The Honest [Nigerian] Policeman – Tola Adenle

October 21, 2013

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[With the widely-reported dastardly killing of young people at an Abuja police check point some years ago being revisited by 234NEXT, I present an essay to show that corruption in the Nigerian Police is intractable because successive administrations – with, perhaps, the exceptions of Murtala & Buhari regimes – have not shown the interest nor […]

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Haiti, and the tragedy that Nigeria’s failure represents to people of African descent – Tola Adenle

October 10, 2013

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Originally posted on emotanafricana.com:
Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Nigeria – ALWAYS, and now, Haiti. I know, we can say that these countries were exploited, under-served and even betrayed by their colonial masters, and that sections were given undue advantage over others a la British divide-and-rule in Nigeria.  But tell me, what of the sort…

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3rd annual awards for non-excellence – Tola Adenle

October 9, 2013

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It’s that time again when these much-deserved awards are handed out.  The queue is long and deep more than ever and, not surprisingly, it’s heavy-laden with PDP chieftains. We’ll get down right to them but before doing so, I must present [Gentleman] Dr. Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s war-time military head of state who, true to character, […]

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A blast from a not-distant past: Airlines cannot make profit “without cutting corners”! – Retd. Col. Marwa by Tola Adenle

October 6, 2013

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With the recent horrible mishap of the plane carrying late Dr. Agagu and others that led to many deaths, a plane belonging to Associated  Airlines which is purportedly owned by former Governor Igbinedion, a remark reportedly made by retired Governor Marwa comes to haunt us.  Marwa, we remember. was a Lagos State military governor.  He […]

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On Nigeria’s “sociology of bereavement”: “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me” – Tola Adenle

September 17, 2013

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Mahatma Gandhi’s immortal words: ON THE “STILL SMALL VOICE” “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.” ON “THE […]

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Madiba, Jerusalem Rabbi & Oprah: Lessons in traveling light – Tola Adenle

July 26, 2013

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As Africa’s – and the world’s – much respected and loved statesman, Nelson Mandela remains critically ill at the end of what has been a very useful life of giving, I present to my blog’s readers an old essay that has Madiba as a great role model and a pride to us all.  TOLA. My […]

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Nigeria’s Constitution, 2 of 2: Amending the Constitution – Tola Adenle

July 25, 2013

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What is “treasonable offence” in pasting anti-third term posters in the streets of Akure?  Why was Lawyer Aturu shouted down at the recent charade at Osogbo for stating that: “I sympathise with our governors here today.  Most of them have soiled their hands and are being hunted by the … EFCC hence they have all […]

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