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February 22, 2019

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“Stay off election process”, former State Security boss cautions the army about Buhari’s order – Dennis Amachree

A former Director of the State Security Service, Dennis Amachree, says the military should stay off the election process in Nigeria. He said the primary assignment of the military is to protect the territorial integrity of the nation. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stirred the hornet’s nest when he said he had given the military […]

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February 19, 2019

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Nigeria’s Yoruba Language is second most spoken foreign language in Baltimore (USA) schools – face2faceAfrica/Mildred E. Taylor

Baltimore has seen an increase in enrollment over the past few years, and this is largely from immigrants. [The Baltimore Sun] The city of Baltimore, U.S., has a record of helping immigrants, both documented and undocumented by creating a welcoming environment for them as compared to other cities. Its school system has, therefore, seen an increase […]

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February 19, 2019

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If Buhari orders to kill ballot snatchers, order will be totally & effectively obeyed – Nigerian Army spokesman

Now that whatever little snags might have stood in the way of electoral victory for Buhari’s APC last Saturday are now seen to no longer exist, Nigeria’s president has taken the high moral ground of Nigeria politics throwing away any regard of what the law calls for as punishment for those who engage in electoral […]

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February 16, 2019

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Nigeria’s ruling party’s fear of failure: Buhari’s election board postpones today’s election TODAY! – Tola Adenle

Africa’s self-described “giant” with feet of clay does what it’s best at: obfuscation, corruption, ineptitude, deceit, SHAMELESSNESS … Even as messages pour in wishing the country a peaceful election, Buhari and his APC that most in Nigeria have rejected and were prepared to show the way out today, Buhari’s government has pulled a fast and […]

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February 12, 2019

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Seeking judicial answers to political questions detrimental to Nigeria’s judiciary & her political development – Ladipo Adamolekun

The involvement of independent candidates in elections that Uwais Commission sensibly recommended in 2007 – which I strongly support – has the potential to increase the number of politicians for whom politics is a vocation for service; they will live for politics unlike the current majority of politicians who live off politics: for them politics […]

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February 8, 2019

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Obit: Professor Adeṣẹgun Banjọ passes on at 79 – Tola Adenle

MAIL BELOW SENT EARLIER TODAY TO donors who gave very generously to Professor Banjo’s medical treatment, a true patriot whose fortune declined to the point of being hardly able to feed himself after purportedly planning a “war of Yoruba liberation. Segun Adebanjo who used the full family name was brother to Col. Banjo who was […]

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February 1, 2019

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NIGERIA’S ELECTIONS: APC, PDP don’t deserve our votes – Soyinka/Punch

https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/africa-top-stories/apc-pdp-dont-deserve-our-votes-%E2%80%93-soyinka/ar-BBT0dXr?li=BBQbhAJ&ocid=mailsignout BLOGGER’S COMMENTS Who would then win? While I’ve stated here that APC cannot not win the Southwest IN A FREE & FAIR ELECTION despite all the shenanigans and tons of money thrown into the project, and while I do know the elections have to go ahead despite the entreaties by many opinion writers that […]

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January 7, 2019

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I splurged on an 8-day, $3,000 trip to Nigeria … worth every penny – Business Insider/Adrienne Jordan

About $40.00 to have her wax print sewn at Balogun, Lagos where very good sewing “mistresses” can whip up a fashionable outwear – made-to-measure just for you in a matter of hours! $19 for a memorable hair braid at – where else – Lagos! A mere $7.00 to tour the Lekki Conservation Center About $200 […]

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January 4, 2019

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Buhari’s desperation for 2nd Term lays red carpet (rigging) path with niece’s appointment as Chief Returning Officer for elections – Tola Adenle

News of Nigeria’s president, retired General Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of Ms. Amina Zakari who made an infamous appearance on this blog on July 6, 2016 as Chief Returning Officer for the February election is raising anger, anxiety, and dismay across the country.In an essay – https://emotanafricana.com/2016/07/06/and-yet-still-the-national-question-president-buhari-the-growing-charges-of-nepotismsectionalism-tola-adenle/subtitled %5BAll in the Family, Quite a few from the “tribe”!], […]

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January 1, 2019

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My wishes for the New Year as I send season’s greetings to all! – Tola Adenle

As we enter 2019, my wish for the new year are many, but before asking for new things for the New Year, I must express a great sense of gratitude to God for good health, safety, guidance and His grace in everything; for the love of family and friends, and for all those who lent […]

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