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The march of the penguins: a return to the movies – Tola Adenle

December 23, 2013

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FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE COMET ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 2005. This title may not be that correct because I’ve not made a decision to start going to the movies, again. Even if I did, I am not sure there are movie houses in Nigeria any more where one can go for an evening out. I say […]

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“The Man in the Water” & The Man [with] A Ladder: Two Stories as a Metaphor For Two Peoples

July 19, 2013

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“Peoples” above used as representing peoples of various lands. “The Man in the Water” Twenty years ago during a winter so cold throughout the U.S. that sub-tropical Miami Beach recorded 38 degrees while Minneapolis outdid its usually-cold temperature with a bone-chilling  minus 26(-26 ), a serious snowstorm on the eastern seaboard blanketed the Washington area.  […]

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SOUTHWEST INTEGRATION (2): Revisionism? Awo’s legacy is imperishable – Tola Adenle

February 8, 2013

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It is unbelievable that I would ever be in a position to be defending Chief Awolowo because there were always Awoists by the tons – suddenly, conveniently gone mute – always out there to write flowery words about the man and his vision.  It is now apparent that it was only political expediency and sycophancy […]

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An essay on Oyinlola-era loan of nearly N19 billion resurfaces as Osun goes for another N30b loan – pardon me, er, “bond” – Tola Adenle

January 13, 2013

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Still on Osun jumbo loan Two Sundays ago, I closed with a plea to Alhaji Bello [then Speaker, Osun’s legislative body] and Osun law makers not to say ‘yes’ to a loan of [equivalent] over $120m because Brigadier Oyinlola has too short a time left in his term to make effective use of such a […]

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A DIRGE FOR SINA OJO, Jr.: A LOST TALENT – [Late Organist at Tinubu Methodist Church] – Tola Adenle

April 23, 2012

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[Today marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of a talented artist, a young man just making his way up in life.  Apart from his regular day job, Sina, whose home church is the All Saints’ Church, Jericho, Ibadan, Nigeria, was pianist at fabled Tinubu Methodist Church, THE home church to the Methodists in Nigeria.  […]

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What catastrophe must happen to spur the “federal” government to action on the Lagos/Ibadan “express road”?

December 26, 2011

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by Tola Adenle With news of the traffic that paralyzed the usual really worst part of the Lagos/Ibadan so-called “express” road last weekend, one wonders what catastrophe would have to happen to wake the government up.  News of Soyinka and two governors caught in the traffic were splashed in most newspapers over the past weekend […]

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The idea of “national newspapers”

October 6, 2011

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by Tola Adenle [Since the recent exit of NEXT newspapers from the stable of Nigeria’s readable dailies, online LinkedIn  journalism group has been having a lively discourse on the whys of the sad event in “NEXT takes a dignified Exit”.  I’ve been privy to the discussions and discarding a few that are – not unexpectedly […]

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Cheats, all: Nigerian who “wrote” Twelfth Night, Exam malpractice artists, etcetera – Tola Adenle

June 23, 2011

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Teachers have the unique advantage of being students of human behavior first hand and when you’ve been or are the principal of a high school, you can claim to have been there, seen and done it all. What with pushy parents who have ideas about the goals they want for their kids without the kids […]

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