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The Singapore Success Story by a Nigerian Discussion Group – compiled by Tola Adenle

August 16, 2013

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Map of Nigeria showing Yorubaland [google.com.ng] Dear Mrs Adenle, In answer to your request for opinion on Lee Kuan Yew’s story of how he transformed Singapore, I’ve had a glance at the two volumes of Lee’s memoirs; I’ve also considered how he transformed Singapore after becoming the first prime minister in 1959, and remaining in power until 1990. The transformation […]

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The Singapore Story: Comments worth sharing – Abdsalam Ajetunmobi

August 8, 2013

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August 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm e From my tolaadenle@emotanafricana.com I can understand why Madam has high praise for Lee Kuan Yew, and why she is so ardently enthusiastic of Singapore success story as to urge Nigerian leaders (and ourselves too) to, at least, leaf through Lee’s memoirs, and then act accordingly. Take for example, […]

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“One Man’s View of the World: Lee Kuan Yew’s latest book – ChannelNewsAsia

August 6, 2013

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ENLARGE CAPTION  SINGAPORE: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Tuesday launched a new book titled “One Man’s View of the World” at the Istana. The book conveys Mr Lee’s views on foreign affairs, international politics and the future of major powers and regions of the world. With 11 chapters of insights and numerous pictures […]

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Comments worth sharing on “Nigerian journalism on trial” – Adeyemi Adetoye

August 6, 2013

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Submitted on 2013/08/06 at 2:05 pm Dear Tola(mummy), Some few weeks back, I had discussed with a medical doctor friend, also in diaspora, about the need to begin informing and arousing the awareness of people in Nigeria from the grassroots about the imminent danger(s) ahead with total hijack, through political thievery, the people’s sovereignty by […]

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Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore (2): A brief overview of the two-volume books on the Singapore man-made Miracle – Tola Adenle

July 28, 2013

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“… ordinary calculations can be overturned by extraordinary personalities.  In the case of Lee Kuan Yew, the father of Singapore’s emergence as a national state, the ancient argument whether circumstance or personality shapes events is settled in favor of the latter …  “… By far the smallest country in Southeast Asia, Singapore seemed destined to […]

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Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore rose through the vision, tenacity & selflessness of a man who left nothing to chance – Tola Adenle

July 19, 2013

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There are two books that make up “The Singapore Story”, and I believe they are best understood/appreciated if read as one.  I’ve come away with something close to being in the city-state and taking a comprehensive course in Maker of Singapore’s Civilization – and that’s not meant in any derogatory way.  I plan to get […]

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Nigerians need “weep, not” on the present “Nigerian Governors’ Forum” brouhaha – Tola Adenle

May 26, 2013

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Every day, we read, see and hear different outrage that should make Nigerians wonder how many of the elected and (s)elected politicians from the presidency down to local government level care about people they claim to represent.  What percentage of politicians are in politics to see that Nigeria can scale the hurdle of poverty and […]

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