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February 3, 2017

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Revenues behind Nigerian Govt’s Law for churches? Transfer Oil Blocks to states for accelerated development – A. Afunleyin

January 10, 2017

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Why are Nigeria’s successive governments always using double standards when it comes to what threatens our fragile national unity? Nigeria is a secular State by its Constitution, and the Government therefore should not have any hands in how each religious group runs its show. For example, the sultan of Sokoto is the supreme head of […]

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Duro Olowu’s Guide to London Is All You Need for Fashion Week Men’s – vogue.com/Marjon Carlos

January 7, 2017

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London, once again, is on the brink of massive change. Be it political (see: Brexit) or sartorial (London Fashion Week Men’s is poised to kick off tomorrow), the city is headed for a sizable cultural upheaval. But for Nigerian-born designer Duro Olowu, a resident of London for the past 25 years, the cobbled streets are […]

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In Sacred Grove in Nigeria, Worship and Connection – Adolphus Opara

December 19, 2016

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TRAVEL:  Heritage site in southwest Nigeria – by Adolphus Opara for The New York Times The ritual drummers preceded her as she strode down the broad steps toward the Osun shrine, carefully balancing on her head a calabash filled with kola nuts, palm oil and other offerings to the Yoruba gods. She was not used to […]

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Acts of kindness: neighbor buys back elderly woman’s house after she’s evicted – msn.com/Rheana Murray

December 13, 2016

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When a Florida woman was evicted from the house she had lived in for decades, neighbors rallied to help, including one who gave her the ultimate gift: she bought back the house. Angie Tyma moved back into her longtime home in Hudson, Florida, on Tuesday, which happened to be her 89th birthday, after three weeks […]

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Ecclesiastical & Sharia Courts would see Nigeria having Ulamas & Cardinals dispensing justice with no experiences of constitutional & common law cases AO Ajetunmobi

December 10, 2016

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  At about the same time I was writing the essay posted on Monday – “Nigeria continues flirtations with major religious upheaval with plans to resuscitate govt-funded Islamic education”,  the country’s legislative body was already way ahead on a bill to have an ecclestiatical court established. It was an apparent ill-conceived bow to the “federal […]

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Nigeria, world’s only federation with central policing – Ọṣun’s Gov. Arẹgbẹṣọla adds voice to growing clamor for true federalism – Dawn Economic Digest

December 6, 2016

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The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said that local councils are under the absolute control of states, just as he insisted that the state assembly remains the only organ empowered by the constitution to make laws for them. Aregbesola stated this during the courtesy visit and c‎onferment of the title of […]

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Taxing Nigeria

December 1, 2016

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Most of Nigeria’s public officials are jokers in the way they present their ideas to the public. Often times, it is half-baked, they don’t feel any obligations to explain their plans as to how they plan to lessen the effect of the new plan on the population. The sad part is that,…

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the locks at foxton

December 1, 2016

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Is Nigeria’s Brazilian heritage under threat? – Aljazeera/Chris Stein

November 23, 2016

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  Established by former slaves, residents of the Brazilian quarter of Lagos face a battle against the bulldozers. Lagos, Nigeria – Though he grew up in one of Africa’s largest English-speaking cities, Alexander De Souza remembers a childhood when Portuguese was spoken in the streets, Brazilian dishes were served in the kitchen and friends and […]

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