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Africa’s squandered & looted billions, especially Nigeria’s, all point to the Mansa Musa in African Leaders – Fayth Daramola

January 2, 2017

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The only universities in Africa to feature in the WORLD’S TOP 500 institutions are all in South Africa, vestige of former home of apartheid … Recently, the Angolan government spent $35 million to mark President José Eduardo dos Santos’s 72nd birthday … Nigeria is not far behind in the creation and worship of strong-arm  leaders because I […]

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No, But Really, All the Nigerian It Girls Are Wearing Lisa Folawiyo – Marjon Carlos/vogue.com

October 31, 2016

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In its new thrust, VOGUE continues to reflect its “international” moniker with its wider coverage of African stories, including – and especially – African designers . To be more specific, Nigeria has gotten quite a lot of attention lately, with Chimamanda’s Ted Talk’s feminism phrase showing on catwalk during the recent New York Fashion Show […]

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2016 US Elections (14): “…  loss of social & economic advantages of being white” drove “White Underclass” to Trump’s feel-good/hate-filled political rhetoric

August 7, 2016

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 ‘White Trash’ — The Original Underclass    msn.com/co-published with the Atlantic/By Alec McGillis Sometime during the past few years, the country started talking differently about white Americans of modest means.Early in the Obama era, the ennobling language of campaign pundits prevailed. There was much discussion of “white working-class voters,” with whom the Democrats, and especially […]

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USA: Neighbors’ calls to phone helplines show Antoinette Brown begged ‘somebody help me’ while pack of dogs devoured her – yahoonews.com

June 8, 2016

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  Antoinette Brown (KXAS-TV) http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2016/06/911-calls-antoinette-brown-begged-somebody-help-me-while-pack-of-dogs-devoured-her.html/   WEDNESDAY, JUNE 08, 2016. 9:45 a.m. [GMT]

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Yorubas must produce what they love to eat or starve(2): My mother used to grow a lot of produce around the house – A blog visitor

May 24, 2016

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I sent this [the inhabitat.com story] to some young  relatives after they complained to me early this month. I reminded them that mama used to grow around the house (and all her neighbors used to come begging for!) vegetables, plantains, iṣu, cocoyam. cassava, ọ̀gẹ̀dẹ̀, corn, ìṣapá, avocado, iṣin, mangoes, cashew, (the last 4 trees are […]

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Yorubas must produce their food or starve(1): “This family produces 6,000 pounds of food per year on 4,000 square feet of land” – inhabitat.com/Colin Payne

May 24, 2016

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It sounds unreal but after feasting your eyes on the picture, check out the story sent to me by a blog reader as part of her response to Monday’s first post: the Atiku/Dangote story that concluded with a dire warning to Yorubas to produce what they love to eat or go the way of the […]

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Obits: Isaac O’Loju & Esther Tinu Adamọlẹkun dead at 88 & 85 – Tola Adenle

April 17, 2016

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Mr. Isaac OreọfẹỌlọrunl’oju – I. O’L’oju/I.O to family and friends, and his wife, Mrs. Esther Tinukẹ Adamolekun (nee Aluko), were both laid to rest at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Archdeaconry cemetery on Saturday, April 16 after a joint funeral service at the Archdeaconry church. Their many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as all surviving […]

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The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism – Joe Brewer

April 17, 2016

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I’ve been talking with a lot of my friends recently — in private where they felt comfortable letting their guard down — about the dirty little secret no one is supposed to talk about. The shame people feel when they can’t find a job… …or pay their bills. …or go to the dentist. …or that they have to move […]

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The Clintons and their legacy of mass incarceration of African-American males (4)

April 8, 2016

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Nigeria’s Jemiriye Adeniji is parlaying her brief “Nigerian Idol” experience into bigger things – Tola Adenle

February 2, 2016

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Jemiriye Adeniji has parlayed the little opening afforded her by Nigerian Idol to break into the world of showbiz she had always dreamed about. At the pace she is going with her singing career, she may just one day be compared to spectacular America’s Jennifer Hudson who made the finals of American Idol in ’04 […]

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