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Tag Archives: Kole Omotoso

D.O. Fagunwa: let’s raise our voices in praise of him whom generations yet unborn would come to know – Tola Adenle

August 8, 2013

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Central to the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the translation of D.O. Fagunwa, the Yoruba literary titan,  are the events lined up at Akure, the Ondo State capital beginning today, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Adegbemile Cultural Center. Fagunwa’s multiple titles, beginning with Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmale (1938), Ireke Onibudo (1949), Igbo […]

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Crunch Time: Gathering the [non-related Northern Nigerian] “Cousins”

June 27, 2013

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“Gathering the Cousins” is a Kole Omotoso title.  Somehow, it seems very apt for this essay.  TOLA. The T.Y. Danjuma effect in Northern Nigeria – Vanguard http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/06/the-t-y-danjuma-effect-in-northern-nigeria/ THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013.  9:06:18 p.m. [GMT] A [could be] Related Story https://emotanafricana.com/2012/01/17/northern-nigeria-plays-dead-mans-hand/ THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013.  9:09 p.m. [GMT]

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IJU PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM marks the 70th birthday of its Initiator, Ladipo Adamolekun: 1 of 3 – Tola Adenle

July 24, 2012

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I had had no doubt in what direction Professor Ladipo Adamolekun, the initiator of the Iju Public Affairs Forum (IPAF) would organize his landmark birthday. A church-goer, I just knew he would not want a full-blown service at which a pastor – Reverend, Archdeacon, Bishop or Archbishop of his Province would give a sermon! By […]

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A shout-out to an older brother at 70 – Tola Adenle

July 20, 2012

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This essay, one of my reports of the Iju Public Affairs Forum series which is an initiative of Professor Ladipo Adamolekun, was my November 15, 2009 column for The Nation on Sunday. The Forum now holds annually and this year’s edition holds tomorrow at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and coincides with the […]

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Kole Omotoso conjures a vulcanizer whose passion is reading! – Tola Adenle

May 12, 2012

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       Book:                              The Combat Publisher:                             Penguin Modern Classics, 2007                                                 [Heinemann African Writers’ Series, 1972]  A very happy and safe New Year to you all.  May this be THE year in which Nigeria starts taking real steps to adulthood although how that will happen in the chaos of the moment, I really do not know […]

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