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Obasanjo Library & the Beier Materials

March 17, 2013

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“I think I read how Nigeria’s representative at a world body is supposedly running around towards Obasanjo Library being classified as a World Heritage Site. $4 million annual grant is a possibility. What a travesty that would be!  This is the same president who is aware of the classification of Osun Shrine as a World […]

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Yoruba Governors NOT going near Burj Al Arab at Dubai for any parley! – Senator Sola Adeyeye

March 11, 2013

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Sola Adeyeye Says: March 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm e I can categorically declare that Southwest Governors have never planned to hold a retreat in Dubai. I called four southwest governors IMMEDIATELY after reading this article. Three of them emphatically denied any knowledge of such a retreat. Obviously, those who created the story are masterminding a careful […]

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Achebe left “a moral vacuum for the Igbo writer to emerge and the conscientious writer to go under” – Damola Awoyokun

February 27, 2013

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[In this in-depth and no-holds-barred essay on Achebe’s civil war book, THERE WAS A COUNTRY … which continues to generate tons of controversy, Awoyokun asserts that – Achebe left  “a moral vacuum for the Igbo writer to emerge and the conscientious writer to go under” in presenting an ethnocentric writer who narrated – almost gleefully […]

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“Veni, Vidi, Credi, [I came, I saw and I believed]” – Bolaji Akinyemi at Mimiko’s Inauguration Lecture

February 24, 2013

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A regular reader of this blog and, earlier of my weekly newspaper essays over the years had travelled to Akure before writing me a mail I will always cherish.  A part of that mail came to mind as I read Professor Bolaji Akinyemi’s twist on the old Latin phrase, veni, vidi, vice, “I came, I […]

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Gov Ajimobi tackles Ibadan’s endless love affair with chaotic street-trading – Tola Adenle

February 21, 2013

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What!  I could almost hear regular Nigerian readers who are familiar with Ibadan chuckle: “and you call Ibadan one of your favorite cities” – your “other home-town”? I’ll throw in a little anecdote.  No offense meant, ladies and gentlemen to state I’m no good cook; in fact, I’m no cook!  I remember a kid I […]

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Nigeria’s pseudo “federalism” gets worse under Jonathan! – Tola Adenle

February 17, 2013

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Okupe on Southwest Marginalization (1) – Idowu Akinlotan, The Nation on Sunday. “… no Yoruba is represented in the first 12 top positions that constitute the country’s power hierarchy, yet other powers in the country flow from these 12 positions. It also says that the Yoruba head only three of the 36 MDAs (ministries, departments […]

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SOUTHWEST INTEGRATION (2): Revisionism? Awo’s legacy is imperishable – Tola Adenle

February 8, 2013

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It is unbelievable that I would ever be in a position to be defending Chief Awolowo because there were always Awoists by the tons – suddenly, conveniently gone mute – always out there to write flowery words about the man and his vision.  It is now apparent that it was only political expediency and sycophancy […]

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SOUTHWEST INTEGRATION (1): Ko s’ogun mo, ko s’ote mo … – Tola Adenle

February 8, 2013

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SOUTHWEST INTEGRATION – One Dear non-Nigerian readers AND Nigerian non-Yoruba-speaking readers of my blog, Above title means “war is over, no more schism.”   After reading the online edition of The [Nigerian] Tribune of yesterday, February 7, an eye-catching major story – http://www.tribune.com.ng/news2013/index.php/en/component/k2/item/4762-no-more-war-aregbesola-ajimobi-tell-mimiko-%E2%80%A2extend-hands-of-fellowship-on-regional-integration caught my attention just as it must have caught the attention of […]

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South-West integration can take place under multi-party arrangement —Ekiti’s Fayemi

February 1, 2013

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http://www.tribune.com.ng/news2013/index.php/en/component/k2/item/4199-south-west-integration-can-take-place-under-multi-party-arrangement-%E2%80%94fayemi Above link is a report credited to Dr. Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti State in Nigeria’s Southwest in The Tribune of Thursday, January came as a pleasant surprise.  In an interview that touched various subjects, Fayemi reportedly said: We can also take the advantage of Ondo’s link to the sea because the gas pipeline […]

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Yoruba Aso Oke: 2013 Oje-Ibadan & Oje-Ede Market Days – Tola Adenle

January 28, 2013

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I’ve noticed there’s continued traffic on the 2013 Market Days.  Please note that the dates for 2014 has already been posted.  https://emotanafricana.com/2014/03/13/2014-oje-ibadan-ede-market-days-tola-adenle/ TOLA, APRIL 25, 2014.     Okay, Ladies – pardon me, guys – here are the market days for the two Ojes this year if you happen to be interested in shopping for […]

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