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The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Tola Adenle

June 13, 2018

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The problem brought about by modern media biggies in the misuse of millions of subscribing individuals’ names has led to an awareness of the need to safeguard subscribers’ privacy from misuse. While this blogger is aware of only protectionist mechanism already in the EU, this blog does not have the resources to monitor government requirements […]

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Naming children in Yorubaland has gone from adding Christian names to violence against ancestral family names – Bunmi Fátóyè-Matory

June 3, 2018

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Regular readers of this blog will find Ms. Fatoye-Matory’s essay fits in with a popular section here: Yoruba & Other Disappearing Languages. Ms. Fatoye-Matory looks dispassionately at the evil turn that naming kids in Yorubaland has taken and takes readers back to her own colonial brainwashing – by herself, she admits – by adopting an […]

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NIGERIA: Young fashionistas take “ó le kú” to the limit with a skirt bottom! – Tola Adenle

May 21, 2018

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Four lovely ladies wear mix prints in complementary colors. Wait … aren’t the ideas of substituting skirts for ìró AND separate wax prints for the bùbá – top – for these outfits outrageously beautiful and chic! W-o-w!! “ó le kú”, indeed!!! [Go to the end of this essay to learn more about these modern takes on women’s wear […]

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Nigeria’s coming apocalypse, 2 of 2?: Retd. Lt.-General Danjuma’s ominous warning & army deserter Sgt. Bako’s claim of N80m govt complicity on Dapchi Girls abduction – Tola Adenle

March 25, 2018

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  After church service today and after the usual late Sunday breakfast, the first mail I opened was from an older friend, a “Sister” who had sent a reply to my acknowledgement of the prayer she had sent earlier to me and many others on behalf of Leah, the Dapchi girl still in captivity. Leah […]

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innocence

March 25, 2018

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#enoughisenough

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enough already

March 25, 2018

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Originally posted on mr. johnson's snapshots:
Black Lives DO Matter as ALL lives do in the USA. End the killing of innocent blacks. Police should be protectors of lives NOT people to run away from by young black males even when holding so,ething as innocuous as smart phones, toys … #endgunviolence NOW! #BLM, #Marchforourlives,mr.johnsons.snapshots mr. johnson's snapshots View original post

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USA: “indeed” – end gun violence now

March 25, 2018

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Originally posted on mr. johnson's snapshots:
If these kids actions do not get result, then nothing will and NRA’s “guns don’t kill …” would have won. #ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!    TOLA. mr. johnson's snapshots View original post

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Stemming the decline of Yoruba Language, the Lagos example – Ropo Sekoni

March 9, 2018

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  The main essay here  by Professor Ropo Sekoni, a columnist for Nigeria’s The Nation on Sunday, is dedicated by the writer to Akinwunmi Isola, who devoted a great deal of his intellectual energy to promotion of learning that takes advantage of the role of mother tongue and other languages in the acquisition of knowledge in a […]

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Kẹhìndé Wiley, artist behind Obama’s presidential portrait – ajc.com

February 12, 2018

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  Dan Zak ✔@MrDanZak The official portraits. Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley. Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald. 4:41 PM – Feb 12, 2018 19.9K 8,594 people are talking about this   Kẹhìndé Wiley is from Los Angeles. Wiley was born in 1977 in south central Los Angeles to a Nigerian father and African-American mother, but […]

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Nigeria: 2018 Òjé-Ibadan & Òjé-Ẹdẹ Market Days – Tola Adenle

January 26, 2018

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The market days for the two Oje markets at Ibadan and Ẹdẹ for 2018 are here, and as always, the delay is due to my absence from Nigeria at this time, & as always, I owe a debt of gratitude to a sister, Ṣade, who made multiple trips to the open air market before she […]

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