March 9, 2017

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Landmark: Female pioneer, Professor Adétówún Ogunṣẹ̀yẹ́, turns 90 – Tola Adenle

Professor Adetowun Ogunṣẹ̀yẹ́   Adetowun Ogunseye scored many firsts in her long and very productive academic career among which are first female to attend and graduate from Nigeria’s first tertiary institution, the Yaba Higher College, the first Nigerian female graduate of Cambridge University, first Nigerian female professor – a feat achieved from Nigeria’s first university […]

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March 8, 2017

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Obit: Retired General Adeyinka Adebayọ, military-era Western Nigeria military governor, dead at 89 – Newsreports

The death of retired General Adeyinka Adebayo, the successor to Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi, the Western Nigeria military governor during the regime of General Aguiyi-Ironsi, is being reported. Born at Ìyìn-Ekiti, a few miles outside Adó-Èkìtì in present-day Ekiti State, General Adebayo was educated at Christ’s School and Eko Boys’ High School, Lagos before joining […]

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March 5, 2017

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Still on Indian Gari: Stop whining, Nigerians; produce cheaper, better gàrí, kulikuli … & the world would buy – Dele Daramola

Very recently, Nigerian news readers were inundated with a picture of a packaged Garri in a plastic bag. It was labeled TRS GARI –Asia’s Finest Food’. I sincerely think the whole noise is a deflection of the real issue. We have mentality issue. A ‘ò ṣe, a ‘ò jẹ kí ó ni’ṣe ‘ó ṣe! (we won’t do, […]

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March 4, 2017

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President Trump’s America & its similarity to Nigeria’s constant political state of uncertainty -Ngozi Adichie

  “Someone said to me, ‘Now that this is happening in the US, do you think of moving back to Nigeria?’ And I thought, no, because it’s not any better there. I admire America. I don’t think of myself as American – I’m not. So it’s not mine. But I admire it, and so there’s […]

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March 4, 2017

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Nigeria: Government directs oil companies to relocate headquarters to Niger-Delta – Denis Udoma

President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has directed the International Oil Companies operating in the Niger-Delta region to relocate their headquarters to their States of operation to mitigate tension in host communities. Osinbajo, gave the directive at a Town Hall meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Thursday during continuation visit to the region to dialogue […]

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March 4, 2017

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USA: California high school makes millions on Snap IPO – CNBC/Karen Gilchrist

  A high school in Mountain View, California, has made millions from Snap’s initial public offering (IPO) less than four years after investing $15,000 in the Venice, California-based technology company. Saint Francis High School was one of the first investors in the company behind the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, having invested a small proportion of […]

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March 3, 2017

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USA: A heart-warming story for these times as African-American teen’s life changed by encounter with a policeman

Inspired Life – The Washington Post This teenager was walking for hours to and from work — until a police stop changed his life by Amy B. Wang   Benicia, Calif., police officers surprise Jourdan Duncan with a bike after finding out he walked more than four hours to and from work. (Courtesy Benicia Police Department)   […]

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March 1, 2017

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Nigeria dodges the bullet – again – as the next-in-line, a Southerner, finally becomes CJ after 30 years – Tola Adenle

Nigeria is a country that always seem to be on the verge of something, something inevitable, something that is finally going to rip the forced union apart. It is important to start by stating a fact: Walter Onnoghen is not just a Southerner but the next in line to be appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria […]

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February 28, 2017

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Where are Huckabee & belligerent Republicans on Trump’s cabinet if Obama’s was “so much testosterone so little estrogen” …? – Tola Adenle

President Obama had barely been sworn in for his first term when Senator Mitch McConnell announced that the Republicans’ “top priority in the next two years is to make Obama a one-term president …” Well, they blocked his policies, fillibustered hundreds of times among other firsts for presidents that stood in the way of just […]

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February 28, 2017

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Historically-Black College officials serve as backdrop for Kellyanne Conway in White House photo-up! – Tola Adenle

What the heck is going on here with this woman who looks more like a child at play in a roomful of adults on serious business?   Kellyanne Conway becomes The Story in this White House picture.  (Picture Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) It’s The White House, alright, with presidential senior counsel, Conway, more than kicking […]

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