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Yoruba Aṣọ Oke: classic & modern, for every age, in every age – Tola Adenle

December 13, 2012

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Naming Ceremony, Gainesville, Florida, 1970.  Mother, this Blogger, in [sort of modern]  Alaari Aso Oke.  [Photo Credit: Depo Adenle] New parents and baby in their efficiency apartment at University Terrace Apts, Gainesville, Florida.  December 7, 1970. Baby above marks 1st birthday in aso oke Sanyan variant, Flavet Married Students Housing, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, November […]

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Retired General Obasanjo acts proxy on Ataoja Tussle – Tola Adenle

December 11, 2012

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After a disgraceful and meddlesome appearance at the ECOWAS meeting on Ghana’s recent election at which retired General Obasanjo tried to push his dexterous and manipulative ways on the body, rGO – yes, that’s the short form I came up for him because of the zillions of times I had to type his name in […]

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A bit of [Yoruba] history: Bashoorun Gaa (The Wicked Prime Minister of the Old Oyo Kingdom) – Taiwo Olaniyi

December 4, 2012

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By Taiwo Olaniyi Sun, Dec 2, 2012 9:46:21 PM Bashorun Gaa (The Wicked Prime Minister of the Old Oyo Kingdom) Bashorun Gaa was a notable nobleman and leader of the military in the old Oyo Empire during 17th/18th century. He was instrumental to the military conquests during his time as a prime minister (Wikipedia, 2011). […]

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The Beier archival materials & Obasanjo Library: matters arising – Tola Adenle

November 9, 2012

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While I avoid the back and forth that replying people who take umbrage at my essays necessitate, the matter of Osun cultural heritage eats deep and it goes beyond my being married to an Osogbo guy.  I’ve always been interested in the cultural heritage of my native Yoruba: her language, artifacts, the rich hand-woven aso […]

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Ulli Beier: The man who “needed no introduction” continues to speak to many from the grave – Tola Adenle

September 28, 2012

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A Book Review Title:                Book Review Title:                Weighing the cost of pin-making:  Ulli Beier in Conversations Edited:            Remi Omodele Publishers:      Africa World Press, Trenton, New Jersey I had barely gone half the length of the essay by Ms. Omodele when I came to a conclusion that her contribution, a “mere” intro […]

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‘True federalism is the way forward’ – Alani Akinrinade at Yoruba Assembly

September 17, 2012

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The Nation online edition http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/politics/61753-%E2%80%98true-federalism-is-the-way-forward%E2%80%99.html The Yoruba Assembly shook the national socio-politcal edifice when it came up with far-reaching positions on major issues of the moment. The welcome address of the convener, General Alani Akinrinade, is reproduced here. Protocol I greet our distinguished traditional rulers. Kabiyesi, k’ ade pe lori o, ki bata pe le se, […]

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2011: AP Jonathan’s “defining moment” & Oyinlola’s N18.3 billion loan for Osun- Tola Adenle

July 22, 2012

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Thanks to a “fan” who would like  to remain anonymous, I’m blowing up one of the items meant as post scripts for this week into the main essay and have postponed the main essay, “Make we trow way SAN?” till next Sunday.  The “fan” had just come across a posting which I wrote on a […]

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A shameless plug for “Yoruba Apps” now on apple iPhone – Tola Adenle

July 16, 2012

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DISCLOSURE: The Yoruba Apps announced here several weeks ago is now available on iPhone.  This is a SHAMELESS plug but hei, what woman wouldn’t do it for her child! She’s one of blogger’s kids. I know; I shouldn’t give out the last bit of info because of how slow I’ve been in picking up the […]

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Impending disaster awaiting education in Osun State

July 8, 2012

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by Adetoye Adeyemi Osun State is planning to introduce Mega schools in the State by enforcing 3,000 energetically and hyper-active young men and women together in a relatively small enclosure to study for high school education!. Think of St. Charles in Osogbo with usually 500-750 students, now having 3,000 students. Govt says it wants to […]

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Yoruba … (3) – Tola Adenle

May 25, 2012

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Dear Readers, Please note that in the posting of May 23, http://emotanafricana.com/2012/05/23/the-yoruba-from-a-glorious-past-to-a-feudal-present/ ALL emphasized portions were made by me, not the author. They would imply different things if Paul Richard, the author did, but they are understandable path to take for a concerned Yoruba-African. TOLA.

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