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Tag Archives: The Guardian

Serena’s ultimate American folk tale – despite being born with America ’s double burden of racism & sexism – is still being written in real time – Bryan Armen Graham

July 12, 2015

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Serena Williams transcends sport. We’re lucky to be living in her time The Guardian/Bryan Armen Graham   “Racism and sexism are for real, but Serena has overcome this double burden with a grace and composure taught only in classrooms. She’s a real American hero.” “Serena has done nothing even remotely criminal or even deliberately offensive. […]

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The Dividing of a Continent: Africa’s Separatist – Max Fisher

April 22, 2015

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This is an old essay published in September 2012 by http://www.theatlantic.com. It will always remain relevant for as long as the problems created by the haphazard old partitioning of Africa by European countries that gave no considerations to ancient cultural divisions during the Berlin Conference of 1884, remain. While African countries in unions, no matter […]

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Pentecostal spirituality and noise pollution – Rev. Father Emeka Nwosuh in The Guardian

May 11, 2013

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A reader of this blog shared this with me and I’m sharing it with readers, especially Nigerian readers who will understand why J. would accompany the link with a note that states:  “… I’ve been threatening to write about this for a long time. I couldn’t have done a better job than this priest…” [Nigeria’s] The Guardian, Friday, May 10, […]

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“Riba-Ile Petroleum” & other civil servants-owned “enterprises” took pensioners to the cleaners!

April 2, 2012

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Well, I’m not sure most Nigerians who do not belong to Nigeria, Inc. will find the impunity of naming a company “House-Bribery Petroleum” or “Bribery of the Home Petroleum” funny but that’s exactly one of the names on a list of companies owned by government employees who scammed the pension fund of policemen. For those […]

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“36 million Nigerians are in need of full-time work” – National Bureau of Statistics

March 3, 2012

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Economic revival scheme: A waiting game without end?   The Guardian, March 3, 2012 By Femi Adekoya SINCE 1986, when the nation’s economy walked into the traps of Bretton Wood institution’s dictates, its revival had remained the recurring rhetorics of successive administrations, with the populace being persuaded to wait for results of their respective turnaround […]

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The Nigerian Situation brought [“Face to Face”] Muyiwa Adetiba face to face with humiliation at the American Embassy

November 21, 2011

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[Muyiwa Adetiba cut his journalistic teeth when Eleke Crescent where he came “face to face” – to borrow his column’s title in which he grilled personalities starting from the 70s – with humiliation recently, was not yet named for Walter Carrington, an Abacha-era US Ambassador who was at the vanguard of the fight for democracy in Nigeria.  His story in […]

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“ If anyone is looking for … those who have damaged Nigeria … the place to begin the search is the National Honours List” – Reuben Abati on President Jonathan’s self-awarded GCFR, 2010

November 21, 2011

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How Short Human Memory Is. Dr Abati Changes His Views By Rabb Adebiyi  [This came to me last week but even though it’s a re-hash – that’s what most of what I post, anyway, (sort of) is:  my comments on news items, etcetera, my past newspaper and magazine essays AND essays and comments by many […]

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Blogs elsewhere: A few of my many blogs at 234NEXT – Tola Adenle

September 20, 2011

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I’ve blogged for some years on various sites but my two favorites have been saharareporters.com and 234NEXT.com.  Here are a few of what must be scores of commentaries on various topics: Posted by TOLA ADENLE on Apr 12 2010.  Amman Ogan’s HERE AND THERE [Men] Saying Sorry [http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5552757-146/here_and_there_saying_sorry_.csp] In “Baby can I hold you tonight” […]

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