May the New Year bring new beginnings to us all – Tola Adenle

January 1, 2018

Society/Living, World

Here’s to a New Year that brings your choicest resolutions, your choicest wishes for you and loved ones, and my own wishefor this New Year?

  •  A world that would not be turned into a wasteland by the power-drunken-ness of two maniacs on two far-apart continents. And to Nigeria, the land of my birth?
  •  A wish that Nigerians will not have to spend another Christmas ruined by the corruption that has rendered the country so desolate that most Christians spent the last Xmas Day on gasoline queues like millions of their non-Christian compatriots while those in power give excuses and platitudes on how “… Christians should emulate Christ”!
  • Is it Christ-like to claim  an overage spending of N3 trillion above a budgeted N245 billion in whatever currency? That’s exactly what happened in a scam known as “oil subsidy” in Nigeria. Briefly, successive Nigerian govts since President Obasanjo always claim they’ve paid out “oil subsidies” to certain marketers to quicken the pace of local refineries. It’s too long for here but references below will show it’s a scam and racket perpetrated on Nigerians.
  • May 2018 be the year that Nigerians will finally realize that no God can answer the  prayers they offer as regards the change of heart … of successive inept and mostly thieving rulers the country has been saddled with prayers without accompanying effort is useless; that it will be the year when they realize that no union is needed to get a government to listen to their cries; that teachers, market women, housewives, bankers, EVERYBODY, must all rise to say, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
  • Without that, Nigeria’s politicians at all levels would continue to acquire expensive homes not only for themselves but for their children in Nigeria and major cities of the world without doing anything about what lies at the root of the impoverishment of the people.
  • Above conclusion can be seen from the dates in the references below when this blog has been writing on the subsidy scam.
  • Nobody will give you your freedom; you have to – as I’ve written here many times before I got tired and completely stopped writing on Nigeria – demand and TAKE it.


Happy 2018 to all my readers who have kept this journey going for almost seven years, and here’s a list of countries from among over a hundred from where they stopped by during just the last week of 2017:




South Africa








Cote d’Ivoire




Trinidad & Tobago





I hope you’ll keep stopping by as – despite earlier expressed intentions – this site will still continue for a little while longer, thanks to all of you for making me want to keep doing it.

Click below for celebrations in some places as I usher the New Year in around the Greenwich Meridian; I was 5 hours West of GM7T the last dozen or so years’ New Year celebrations but it’s always been the same very enjoyable time.


The best of 2018 to you all, TOLA.

MONDAY, JANUARY 01, 2018. 12:00 A.M. [GMT]

A FEW REFERENCES on the long abused so-called “oil subsidy”

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8 Comments on “May the New Year bring new beginnings to us all – Tola Adenle”

  1. Simi Ogundugba Says:

    Good evening Aunty Tola. I attended Lone Mountain in Ibadan. Thanks for being such a great teacher. Simi



    • emotan77 Says:

      Oh my God, Dear Simi!

      Everybody is all grown up in every which way! You know that I appreciate your rating of my teaching ability, undertaking that I loved much and would always remember with great joy!

      I will send a personal reply to your mail thru your email. It’s wonderful to hear from you. I know all must be well!




    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Simi,

      Please contact me through
      Couldn’t pull up your email from the comments section.

      Fondest wishes,



  2. Teslim Opemipo Omipidan Says:

    Happy new year to you too ma. Thanks for being a big part of my 2017. Keep flying.



    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Ope,

      Many thanks for this, and the pleasure and satisfaction of our virtual meeting each other is very much mine.

      Here is to your abundant health and success in the New Year and beyond.


      Liked by 1 person


  3. T Otunla Says:

    Yeye ria o, At commencement 2018; good health,peace ,love,justice and progress in Africa for all Africans wherever they may be. A ku ODUN a kuyedun. OJU a maa RODUN o. Ire kandu ninu ODUN tuntun. Ire alafia olori oro. Aiye a r’oju, ILU a toro fun gbogbo omo enia papa ni ile Oodua. E ku ISE wa. AGBA a ro yin lorun o. Mo kun fope o. tao

    Sent from my iPad




    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Ẹgbọn,

      Ẹ ku ọj mẹta, Sir. Ẹ ṣa ma binú si’mi ‘tori oke ihin ni ko jẹ ka ri t’ọhun but I do know that once I hear from you, you are ery well as we both are at this end, Sir.

      My regards, and a very healthy and happy new year to you and all yours.

      Sincere regards,



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