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Manchester

May 25, 2017

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Thanks for these, as well as the others in this wonderful Litany, Bro: The hatred which divides … The covetous desires of people & nations … The pride which leads us to trust in ourselves & not in God.”

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Nigerians are weary of borrowings that have yielded next to nothing – Tola Adenle

May 5, 2017

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In view of a family situation that arose in the last few days, the above post cannot go up today as proposed. It will go up later. Any inconvenience regretted. TOLA. FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017. 12:50 p.m. [GMT]

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Sir, a Question

April 16, 2017

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Originally posted on mr. johnson's snapshots:
I wonder! mr. johnson's snapshots View original post

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People Power Defeats ‘Death Sentence’ Water Bill In Nigeria — But The Fight Isn’t Over

March 23, 2017

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Originally posted on weircentreforafrica:
This blog has expressed concerns about the dangers of carrying out privatization exercise without involving all stakeholders in the process: (https://weircentreforafrica.com/2015/02/27/privatisation-of-water-supply-in-developing-economies-lagos-state-case/). It also provided information about the views and concerns of the USA Congressional Black Caucus on the same issue (https://weircentreforafrica.com/2015/06/23/congressional-black-caucus-against-lagos-water-privatisation/). … Peter Gleick (1999) in his paper on “The Human Rights…

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Unnamed Aṣọ Òkè-clad white couple stuns at Yoruba engagement ceremony – Tola Adenle

March 16, 2017

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While the date, place and even names of the beautiful couple in these  photographs are unknown, it is clear that the bride and groom as well as their families and friends were all on board with the idea of a Yoruba-themed engagement ceremony. It is after this ceremony that Christian couples would go to church […]

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Africa gets its own web address with launch of .africa – bbc.com

March 11, 2017

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Africa now has the unique web address .africa, equivalent to the more familiar .com, following its official launch by the African Union. AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hailed its creation as the moment when Africa “got [its] own digital identity”. The AU says the .africa domain name will “bring the continent together as an […]

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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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