May 4, 2017

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Nigeria: Salvaging Nigerian Universities – Ladipo Adamolekun

Since the posting of Independent Scholar, Professor Adamolekun’s Education Sector in Crisis: Evidence, Causes and Possible Remedies on this blog in January 2013, the paper has proved so popular that I re-blogged it in November 2014. The Lecture had been delivered as “Distinguished Lecture of Joseph Ayo Babalola University”, Ọṣun State of Nigeria in January 2013. This […]

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May 2, 2017

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Nigeria’s National Assembly must say “no” to $1 billion-Plus Chinese loan to rehab Boko Haram-damaged NE – Tola Adenle

I was not going to write any story about Nigeria’s latest borrowing spree because I have, over many years even before the birth of this blog six years ago, been writing about the pace and depth of Nigeria’s debt profile. I first read the story a few days ago of the president’s request for the […]

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April 30, 2017

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Nigeria: “… a day of beef boycott [to] compel the government to take action” – Soyinka on murderous Northern herdsmen

 “Maybe we should have a day of beef boycott to compel the government to take a holistic national action.” Soyinka, during the press conference on Friday, April 28, 2017. [premiumtimesng.com] Nobel Laureat Wole Soyinka’s frustration with the lack of will on the part of the leadership to solve the problems of Fulani herdsmen was apparent […]

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April 29, 2017

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Nigeria: A beautiful spring-like day as Ibadan School hosts 2017 Swimming gala – Tola Adenle

A lone pupil frolics around before the start of the competition at The Premier Hotel, Ibadan, a structure that sits majestically on one of the many hills that dot the ancient city. Looking at a definitely confident boy – who was perhaps testing the water – so to say – with seeming trepidation is the event […]

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April 20, 2017

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Serena pregnancy buzz: “Auntie Caro” Wozniacki, Andy Roddick, Rosie O’Donnel … take to social media to congratulate Serena on pregnancy news – Tola Adenle

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian  & Serena on a beach  – dailymail.co.uk Serena shows off her huge sparkler definitely would go with anything, including her sporty outfit,  and, without a shadow of doubt, elevates her branded footwear! TOLA. [Photo Credit: The Sun] Caroline Wozniacki ✔@CaroWozniacki “Auntie Caro” sounds pretty good to me Everyone around me getting pregnant! What […]

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April 20, 2017

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List of owners of Lagos luxury apartments one of which warehoused $50 million – Saharareporters.com

1A  – Former Guaranty Trust Bank Chairman, Fola Adeola 1B  – Former Anambra Governor & Mrs. Peter Obi 2A – Ahmed Kida 2B – Ahmed Kida but apartment occupied by Esther Ogbue (a recently retired MD of NNPC) 3A – Kayode Sonaike 3B – Sterling Assets 4A and 4B – Leo Stan Ekeh 5A – […]

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April 18, 2017

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Nigeria, where anything is possible, in world’s eyes as truth behind $50m cash found in a Lagos apartment, remains unsolved

There have been reports of huge sums of cash discovered by Nigeria’s crime-investigating agency, the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission lately. Among multiple finds were a couple of what is “trending” – to borrow an info-age cliche – within Nigeria’s cesspool of corruption government officialdom which seems to have been enhanced by the new “Whistle-blower” […]

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April 17, 2017

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Why a Lagos slum is producing Nigeria’s top football talent – bbc.com

    Taribo West is just one of the many top footballers to come out of Ajegunle [Getty Images] Ajegunle is known for being one of Lagos’ toughest, most dangerous slums, but it also has another reputation – for producing some of Nigeria’s top footballers. So what’s the secret to its unlikely success? For a […]

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April 16, 2017

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Sir, a Question

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April 13, 2017

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NIGERIA: Country’s crime-investigating agency uncovers ANOTHER huge sum of money in Lagos – EFCC Twitter Account

  EFCC Nigeria‏Verified account @officialEFCC   #EFCC Uncovers Yet Another Huge Sum of Money in Lagos. Bankers Are Around With Their Machines To Assist. Counting Will Be A While A sweating EFCC official checks bundles of US greenbacks! ONE OF THE MANY COMMENTS AFTER THE TWITTER POST Replying to @officialEFCC Uncovered these monies at No16, Osborne […]

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