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Esther Okade: a British-Nigerian little girl with an awesome brain!

November 19, 2018

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Back in 2015, the world first learnt about Esther Okade through a CNN post: CNN)At first glance Esther Okade seems like a normal 10-year-old. She loves dressing up as Elsa from “Frozen,” playing with Barbie dolls and going to the park or shopping. But what makes the British-Nigerian youngster stand out is the fact that […]

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USA: A single dad walked 11 miles to work daily for 7 months – until his co-workers found out – CNN/Lauren Lee

February 17, 2018

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     Trenton Lewis with his daughter Karmen. Trenton Lewis’ legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months. He didn’t tell anyone. He’s never been one for excuses — especially when it comes to providing […]

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

March 23, 2017

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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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This [Trump] is how it goes with authoritarians: Erdoğan, Putin, the Ayatollahs … Amanpour challenges fellow journalists to re-commit to fact- based reporting – CNN

November 27, 2016

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“I believe in being truthful, not neutral. And I believe we must stop banalizing the truth …”   This week CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, received the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. It is awarded at the International Press Freedom Awards for “extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause […]

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2016 Olympics (3):$395,000 gift to Nigeria’s U-23 no longer hijacked by officials! – Tola Adenle

August 21, 2016

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Letter from Nigeria’s Charge d’Affaires in Japan specifying the recipients of the donation  [Credit: Sahara Reporters]     Despite the agony and discomfort that the Nigerian team went through which saw them at the Rio Olympics the same day they played their first match – all because Nigerian government officials did not pay the airlines nor […]

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Police kill African-American man who may have been running to them for help after an auto accident

September 16, 2013

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  By Jessica King and Anne Claire Stapleton for CNN Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man running toward them Saturday morning — but he may have just been looking for help after a car wreck. Officers responded to a “breaking and entering” 911 call at a home in Charlotte. The homeowner told […]

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Alex Jones, a radio journalist, exults: “America was born on guns and whiskey … we’re a violent society”! – Tola Adenle

January 10, 2013

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Alex Jones went on a long rant on CNN this week which, in an earlier era in the same America, he could have gotten committed to an asylum for the one-way “discussion” he had with CNN’s Piers Morgan, a British citizen who lives and works legally in America. One thing that conservatives like the Jones […]

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CNN’s Koinage; receiving stolen goods, er, mandates; lack of compassion, etcetera – Tola Adenle

November 12, 2012

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[Elections are still on my mind and seeing Jeff Koinage on  tv in the last week reminded me of the 3rd election conducted by retired General Obasanjo as Nigeria’s President back in 2007.  Tola] Nigeria must be the laughing stock of all civilized humans on earth.  Worse, I’m yet to come across words of compassion […]

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