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respect to my friend: Tola Adenle

April 15, 2019

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Saying goodbye to the blogging life, & top posts, viewing countries, et cetera – Tola Adenle

April 12, 2019

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Before saying goodbye to weekly essay writing for The Nation on Sunday which had metamorphosed from The Comet on Sunday in an essay copied to this blog on – https://emotanafricana.com/2014/11/11/a-letter-to-my-niece-the-writing-life-saying-goodbye-tola-adenle/ , And before going further, from reading the COMMENTS below came the idea that I owe you, my blog visitors and many who will follow […]

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Washington’s Tidal Basin comes alive as the Cherry Blossom Trees bloom to herald Spring – Tola Adenle

April 10, 2019

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By the time you read this, The Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs every year from March to April, and commemorates the gift of approximately 3,000 cherry trees which bloom with the arrival of Spring, would have passed their most glorious days. Washington, D.C. (D.C.) is home to annual event. The Festival, located mainly around the Tidal Basin, attracts hundreds […]

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How cattle breeders come by AK 47 is a question for Nigeria’s security agencies – Aláàfin of Ọ̀yọ́

April 3, 2019

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This essay was first posted here on January 23, 2018 but erroneously posted under another category. TOLA, April 4, 2019. “… Today with the arms [AK 47] at their disposal, some Fulani breeders choose to target green leaves of farmers’ crops for their cattle. The big question, therefore, is how do those cattle breeders come […]

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2017 Yoruba Aṣọ Òkè: Òjé- Ibadan & Òjé-Ẹdẹ Market Days – Tola Adenle

April 3, 2019

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THIS ESSAY WAS ORIGINALLY [ERRONEOUSLY] POSTED HERE ON FEB. 6, 2017 UNDER ANOTHER YORUBA CATEGORY   Hi, Friends, Here are the schedules for the two main Yoruba Aṣọ Òkè markets for this New Year. The first of two market days for February at the Ibadan market took place today, and with my return to Ibadan […]

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2019 Òjé-Ibadan & Òjé-Ẹdẹ Market Days – Tọla Adenle

April 3, 2019

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Dear friends, Here we are at last – almost Easter, and I finally got my hands on a copy of this [near] far-gone year’s market days for 2019! I’m sure you’ll agree that this is a case of better late than never. Except for two weeks during which had no benefit of an Òjé-Ibadan market […]

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Kaduna, P/H, Enugu & Lagos variously served as Nigeria’s capital; why would Lagos be a “no man’s land” when others aren’t? – History Professor Akínjídé Ọ̀ṣúntókun

March 26, 2019

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This timely essay shines informed light on the place of Lagos, the old capital of Nigeria, and still its economic and commercial capital. The recent elections have led to idle talks of the city not really belonging to Yorubas – or anyone – as traducers whose utterances have no bearing on historical facts,would want the […]

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Obit: Pius Adesanmi, Scholar, Writer, Activist, dead in Ethiopian Airlines disaster – Tola Adenle

March 11, 2019

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    Professor Adesanmi [Credit: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]   As Professor Pius Adesanmi, scholar, writer, activist is being mourned on multiple continents, especially in Nigerian – country of his birth – and Canada, his adopted homeland, those of us who knew him only through his many writings/contributions to political discourse in Nigeria do feel a […]

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“The world will not respect Africa until Nigeria earns that respect” – Nelson Mandela

February 24, 2019

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[This essay first appeared here on December 28, 2013, and has continued to prove so popular that its viewership has continued to increase in the last 3 years: 2017 – 506; 2018 -750 & 2019 – 150 for January & February. In the last 3 days, it has attracted 2, 16 & 19 viewers respectively, […]

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A blast from Nigeria’s colonial past: Obed-Edom C. Azikiwe, Great Zik’s father, with Lord Lugard et al.

February 22, 2019

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  On this day of another day of FAKE DEMOCRACY EXERCISE that can lead Nigeria to no positive forward motion necessary to arrest its under-development, insecurity AND corruption despite great human & natural resources, I share this very interesting photograph which – at the very least – contains the Great Zik’s father in a historical […]

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