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June 13, 2017

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Language, politics and historical cleavages in Yoruba’s continued search for unity – Niyi Akinnaso

The subject of Yoruba unity – actually, the lack of, and need for it – came up again at a recent public lecture given by a social commentator, Professor Niyi Akinnaso, as one of the events to mark the 90th birthday of Samuel Agboola Akintan, a traditional title holder of Idanre, the Ojomu of Idanreland. […]

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June 6, 2017

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These times call for courageous voices that “Terror will continue until Islam is reformed” & “Islam must undergo painful theological scholarship” – Tola Adenle

These times call for a departure from the default mode of dealing with terrorism by Islamic extremists: near-denying of the role played by Islamic teachings and practices that have led to people resorting to violence to right “injustices” against Christians in the Western world as well as in places far removed from the births of […]

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June 3, 2017

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All hail – yet – another Indian-American, 12 year-old Ananya Vina, wins 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee! – Tola Adenle

Ndian   Photo Credit:  Times of India   As a fan of the annual National Geographic Scripps Spelling Bee Competition, my heart, despite the fact that I would not have wagered in her favor for a couple of reasons, was always with home-schooled Edith Fuller, the little Oklahoman girl. A sure contender for a not too-distant […]

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May 29, 2017

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In “secular” Nigeria, Lagos’ Governor, Ambode, flexes muscle; sacks Chaplain for not “anointing” his wife before others! – Tola Adenle

A brief explanation is in order for those not familiar with Nigeria’s  chaotic religious situation: Ambode’s Lagos State Secretariat has a church (and mosque) like just about all states and the “federal” government at Abuja, and like public places like airports. The Council/Board of the Lagos Church is  “supervised by the wife of the governor […]

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May 25, 2017

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Manchester

Thanks for these, as well as the others in this wonderful Litany, Bro: The hatred which divides … The covetous desires of people & nations … The pride which leads us to trust in ourselves & not in God.”

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May 20, 2017

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As Nigeria’s lawmakers squabble over locations of railroads, Nigerians groan under burden of loans-with-not-much-to-show – Tola Adenle

To begin with, it’s important to take a look first at just a few of the donations that have gone towards “reconstructing the Northeast”/resettling the victims of the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram (BH) despite which the Nigerian Government as well as state governments in the area and the people keep asking for more. At […]

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May 9, 2017

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P–ing on Nigeria’s Constitution, again: Dying Yar Adua made SGF Yayale, President while ailing Buhari names his VP “coordinator of nation’s affairs” – Tola Adenle

Nigerians can now all see that Saraki is doing the job for which the tons of allegations against him for all his alleged crimes at the EFCC was just optics – theater – as far as Buhari’s supposed war on corruption is concerned. President Buhari and Vice President Ọṣibajo (on his left) From the tons of materials […]

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May 5, 2017

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Nigerians are weary of borrowings that have yielded next to nothing – Tola Adenle

In view of a family situation that arose in the last few days, the above post cannot go up today as proposed. It will go up later. Any inconvenience regretted. TOLA. FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017. 12:50 p.m. [GMT]

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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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