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A classroom from the land of humongous petrodollars in 2014! – Tola Adenle

August 9, 2014

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    I never use photographs or other materials on this blog unless I know the source but this is one I could not skip.  It comes to me from a Sister out in California and it has to be shared with the world, at least the part of mine that makes this blog a […]

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Words on Marble: “If we cannot control cholera, God help us if there is Ebola outbreak.” – weircentreforafrica.com

August 7, 2014

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  Cholera in Nigeria: an update Weir Centre for Africa, July 15, 2014.   Reblogged on August 7, 2014 weircentreforafrica: A little over three weeks ago, I posted this article on cholera and towards the end of the introduction to the essay, I wondered aloud: “If we cannot control cholera, God help us if there is […]

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11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die – Michelle Faul/AP

July 23, 2014

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  http://news.yahoo.com/11-parents-nigerias-abducted-girls-die-100808502.html   RELATED STORY: Boko Haram moves unopposed in strategic Nigerian town http://news.yahoo.com/boko-haram-virtually-controls-nigerian-town-villages-witnesses-174131640.html       WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014.  6:45 a.m. [[GMT]  

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Obit: The eventual repatriation of Alhaji Rilwanu’s body raises a reader’s question and blogger’s response that must be shared – Tola Adenle

July 22, 2014

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Fatai Bakare Submitted on 2014/07/22 at 2:05 am May his soul rest in peace. Only now that his corpse will cost Nigeria money to bring home. The Bible and the Quran said, this life is vanity. At the end of the day, it’s six feet or less.   Dear Fatai, Thanks. Your point of state […]

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Obit: Rilwan Lukman, Nigeria’s Former Petroleum Minister, Dead – Sahara Reporters

July 21, 2014

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  http://saharareporters.com/2014/07/21/rilwan-lukman-nigerias-former-petroleum-minister-dead   MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014.  7:50 p.m. [GMT]    

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Comments worth sharing: Nigeria to borrow $1 billion to fight Boko Haram – Adegoke Falade/Tola Adenle

July 17, 2014

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http://emotanafricana.com/2014/07/17/6-billion-in-2014-budget-for-security-and-now-jonathan-requests-one-billion-dollar-foreign-bailout-to-battle-boko-haram-sahara-reporters/ Falade, A.G. Says: July 17, 2014 at 7:42 am e 2015 election is around the corner… If I were a senator or a member of The House of Representatives, I’ll suggest the equipment worth of US$1.0 billion should be approved, and not the liquid cash!     A promise, then a trust – AND […]

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$6 billion in 2014 Budget for Security, and now Jonathan Requests One Billion Dollar Foreign Bailout To Battle Boko Haram – Sahara Reporters

July 17, 2014

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Today, President Goodluck Jonathan pleaded with the Nigerian legislature for approval to borrow up to $1 billion, to help the military combat the Boko Haram insurgency. The request, delivered via a July 15th letter titled “Tackling ongoing security challenges for urgent action”, appealed for further “government to government” funding to fight mounting security issues. “You […]

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Malala tasks [Nigeria’s] FG on release of Chibok girls – Nigeria’s Vanguard

July 15, 2014

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Nigeria’s Vanguard By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief, Laide Akinboade & Funmi Olasupo     She met the BringBackOurGirls campaigners and five of the girls who had earlier escaped from their captors in the Sambisa forest in Borno State. Malala also spoke with their parents. – See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/07/malala-tasks-fg-release-chibok-girls/#sthash.l2v7GkMO.dpuf The five Chibok girls, however, […]

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Nigerian leaders – and the Led – could earn $100 million for their hardly-used brains when they die! – Deleola Daramola

July 11, 2014

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A brain switch that may be needed for Nigerian leaders and those they lead.   I have often wondered why we Nigerians, the leaders and the led, are like this. I have at many times been involved in debates ranging from “Is (sic) black people cursed?” to “ours’ is a wasted generation”. I belong to […]

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Adewale Maja-Pearce’s Thai Rice and Nigerian Politics”: A rejoinder – Faith Deleola Daramola

July 9, 2014

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COMMENTS WORTH SHARING   Submitted on 2014/07/09 at 3:31 am     It is easy to react cognitively and logically to the Ekiti election without critically appraising the fundamental realities. It would be an insult on the people of Ekiti whose gallantry, demonstrated the will of the people, which by so doing, showcased democracy at […]

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