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Nigeria: Cows’ right of way may cause the mother of all wars – Tatalọ̀ Àlàmú

January 21, 2018

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A society which allows cows to lead it to war must be something else. Still, the conventional international wisdom is that whenever a state loses its monopoly of the instrument of coercion, such a state has lost its raison d’etre. Inevitably, such a nation implodes due to prolonged or simultaneous armed critique from a single focused […]

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Nigeria: murderous rampaging herdsmen’s impunity meet new tactics from frustrated Southerners – Tola Adenle

January 11, 2018

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Callings‏ @CollinsUma FollowFollow @CollinsUma It’s #BlackThursday in Benue today as we bury the over 70 killed by Fulani Terrorists. 11 January 2018. How Nigeria arrived at this precipice Despite the unrealistic skew of population figures from Nigeria’s censuses that claim more than 50% of Nigerians are in the North, the consumption of meat follows where the greatest […]

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How two African-American brothers went from a shack via a cash-strapped school to Harvard & Stanford – bbc.co.uk

December 29, 2017

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  This cash-strapped school sends kids to Harvard http://www.bbc.co.uk How two Louisiana brothers went from a shack to America’s top universities.   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017. 7:26 A.M. [GMT]  

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Nigeria: “Religious tolerance, a major aspect of Yoruba National culture” – Tola Adenle

December 21, 2017

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Google Images The essay from thepathfinderinternational.com [below] speaks out on the trend by the “North” as represented by the Fulani Caliphate of which the Sultan of Sokoto is head – to equate religious & political headships of his area with political leadership of all Nigerians who profess the Islamic Faith. In Southwestern Nigeria, there are millions […]

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USA: On tap with Obiageri Amaechi, track and field’s newest throwing star – Samantha Shapiro

December 11, 2017

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     Obiageri Amaechi, Princeton  Top track Athlete, Freshman.   First-year Obiageri Amaechi joins the track and field team as one of the nation’s most coveted recruits. Her personal best discus throw (177 ft) ranks fourth amongst the Class of 2021. Amaechi is also a force to be reckoned with for shot put, where she […]

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African Schools Weigh Teaching in Local Languages – Voice of America

December 9, 2017

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Students from CEM Serigne Bassirou Mbacke school are seen in a classroom in Kaolack, Senegal, May 19, 2017. (R. Shryock/VOA)   DAKAR, SENEGAL —  Most children in sub-Saharan Africa are taught in a common colonial language instead of their mother tongue. Proponents say teaching in an international language is advantageous, but others argue that this […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s floral outfit color-matches Aṣọ Òkè Yoruba worn by Nigeria’s Envoy & spouse for Buckingham reception! – Tola Adenle

December 7, 2017

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  Photos: Getty Images   Queen Elizabeth Turned a Matchy-Matchy Fashion Moment With Nigeria’s High Commissioner into an Epic Photo Op – vogue.com/Jannelle Okwodu An audience with the Queen is always an occasion worth dressing up for, but what happens when you coordinate with her royal highness? When Queen Elizabeth IIreceived his excellency Nigerian High Commissioner George Oguntade […]

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Sarah Forbes Bonetta- The Yoruba Slave Who Became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter

October 31, 2017

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Originally posted on OldNaija:
Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Davies) Sarah Forbes Bonetta was originally born ‘Aina’ in 1843 to Egbado parents of the Yoruba ethnic group. Her father was the high chief of Oke-Odan, an Egbado village in western Nigeria, till he was killed in 1848 when King Gezo of Dahomey, one of the notorious slave…

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Equiano

October 19, 2017

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Originally posted on mr. johnson's snapshots:
Got a google doodle for his life & work two days ago, A real son of Africa, with roots deep in Nigeria, 272 Years after translation, he lives on. Look, Ma, he got a Google Doodle! Shackles of every stripe: plunder and corruption by African leaders, especially rulers of Olaudah’s ancestral homeland, economic shackles of […]

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Yorubaland: These [Nigerian] times call for an Ààrẹ Ọ̀nàkakanfò; Aláàfin found a worthy Yoruba son in OPC’s Gani Adams – Tola Adenle

October 17, 2017

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The Alaafin of Ọyọ, Ikú Baba Yèyé Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi III has announced Ọ̀tunba Gani Adams as the new Aarẹ Ọ̀nàkakanfò of Yorubaland. Ikú Baba Yèyé Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi III [Google Images] The Aarẹ is Yoruba’s Generalissimo which dates back centuries to the ethnic group’s period of internecine warfare, and has always been conferred on courageous, patriotic and courageous Yoruba […]

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