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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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Nigeria: Cows’ right of way may cause the mother of all wars – Tatalọ̀ Àlàmú

January 21, 2018

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A society which allows cows to lead it to war must be something else. Still, the conventional international wisdom is that whenever a state loses its monopoly of the instrument of coercion, such a state has lost its raison d’etre. Inevitably, such a nation implodes due to prolonged or simultaneous armed critique from a single focused […]

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Nigeria: murderous rampaging herdsmen’s impunity meet new tactics from frustrated Southerners – Tola Adenle

January 11, 2018

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Callings‏ @CollinsUma FollowFollow @CollinsUma It’s #BlackThursday in Benue today as we bury the over 70 killed by Fulani Terrorists. 11 January 2018. How Nigeria arrived at this precipice Despite the unrealistic skew of population figures from Nigeria’s censuses that claim more than 50% of Nigerians are in the North, the consumption of meat follows where the greatest […]

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How two African-American brothers went from a shack via a cash-strapped school to Harvard & Stanford – bbc.co.uk

December 29, 2017

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  This cash-strapped school sends kids to Harvard http://www.bbc.co.uk How two Louisiana brothers went from a shack to America’s top universities.   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017. 7:26 A.M. [GMT]  

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Nigeria: “Religious tolerance, a major aspect of Yoruba National culture” – Tola Adenle

December 21, 2017

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Google Images The essay from thepathfinderinternational.com [below] speaks out on the trend by the “North” as represented by the Fulani Caliphate of which the Sultan of Sokoto is head – to equate religious & political headships of his area with political leadership of all Nigerians who profess the Islamic Faith. In Southwestern Nigeria, there are millions […]

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USA: On tap with Obiageri Amaechi, track and field’s newest throwing star – Samantha Shapiro

December 11, 2017

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     Obiageri Amaechi, Princeton  Top track Athlete, Freshman.   First-year Obiageri Amaechi joins the track and field team as one of the nation’s most coveted recruits. Her personal best discus throw (177 ft) ranks fourth amongst the Class of 2021. Amaechi is also a force to be reckoned with for shot put, where she […]

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African Schools Weigh Teaching in Local Languages – Voice of America

December 9, 2017

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Students from CEM Serigne Bassirou Mbacke school are seen in a classroom in Kaolack, Senegal, May 19, 2017. (R. Shryock/VOA)   DAKAR, SENEGAL —  Most children in sub-Saharan Africa are taught in a common colonial language instead of their mother tongue. Proponents say teaching in an international language is advantageous, but others argue that this […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s floral outfit color-matches Aṣọ Òkè Yoruba worn by Nigeria’s Envoy & spouse for Buckingham reception! – Tola Adenle

December 7, 2017

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  Photos: Getty Images   Queen Elizabeth Turned a Matchy-Matchy Fashion Moment With Nigeria’s High Commissioner into an Epic Photo Op – vogue.com/Jannelle Okwodu An audience with the Queen is always an occasion worth dressing up for, but what happens when you coordinate with her royal highness? When Queen Elizabeth IIreceived his excellency Nigerian High Commissioner George Oguntade […]

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