April 5, 2017

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Barely potty-trained Sophia Brenner gives lesson in racial harmony to saleswoman who “wondered why she wanted a doll that didn’t look like her”

 Little Girl Has Perfect Answer for Woman Who Wondered Why She Wanted a Doll That Didn’t Look Like Her Jihan Forbes Mon, Apr 3 2017 Sophia Benner, a little girl enjoying her new doll. (Photo: Facebook) She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her […]

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March 30, 2017

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We’ve come a long way … just not as in the old cigarette ad – Tola Adenle

emotanafricana.com is six years old today, March 30, 2017! To put a little twist to an old friendly, albeit a deadly come-on Virginia Slims cigarette ad to young women: we’ve come a long way, baby! A few things to sing about follow these acknowledgments. Thanks to all my visitors – known and unknown – who’ve helped me […]

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March 27, 2017

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Nigerian lawyer indicted for fraud in the UK makes list of “suitably qualified candidates” as judge of country’s second highest court – premiumtimesng.com

INVESTIGATION: Lawyer indicted for fraud in the UK nominated as judge of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal  –  premiumtimesng.com By Nicholas Ibekwe EXCERPTS On February 22, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, published the names of 12 lawyers it said had been shortlisted for appointment as Court of Appeal judges after an intensive two-day screening exercise that involved […]

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March 27, 2017

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Nigeria: Recent mayhem at Ilé-Ifẹ̀ exacerbated by Abuja & Northern meddling, offshoot of pirates’ structure of Nigerian state – Atayéṣe

Map of Nigeria showing Ilé-Ifẹ̀ [Google Images] One must ask on the Ife crisis:  what and where made it a matter for the central government? Why the rash and rush visit by the central government’s Internal Affairs Minister? To an unbiased mind looking at a matter in a supposed FEDERAL TYPE OF GOVERNMENT, the likely answer […]

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March 23, 2017

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

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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March 23, 2017

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Ghanaian blazes trail as first female black neurosurgeon resident at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident – CNN/Alexandra Larkin Nancy Abu-Bonsrah and her husband, Kwabena Yamoah, celebrate her match with Johns Hopkins Hospital for a neurosurgical residency. (CNN)In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks. Now, […]

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March 23, 2017

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Her conservatism is Brit., not the American “free trade coupled with un-free way of living” – Theresa May talks to Vogue

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Leading Britain Post-Brexit MARCH 20, 2017/by GABY WOOD   Theresa May at Chequers, the 16th Century country house of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. [Annie Leibowitz]   She stepped into a whirlwind to lead Britain into the Brexit era. But—leather trousers aside—Theresa May’s own style is decidedly no-drama. Gaby […]

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March 19, 2017

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Obit: Chuck Berry, Rock ‘n’ Roll icon, passes on at 90 – Tola Adenle

Chuck Berry, the slicked back hair … and oh God, the ‘duck walk’ signature moves that made a lover of just about all music genre but Rock and Roll fall in love with his particular music THOUGH STILL NOT A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AFFICIONADO from when I first saw images of him strutting across stages […]

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March 16, 2017

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

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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