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A – Z of Ibadan Achievements

  By Toyin Falola I am glad to accept the invitation of the Ibadan Descendant Union, the Dallas Branch, celebrating its 25th anniversary on September 23rd, 2023. As the Keynote Speaker, my topic was not imposed on me. In the spirit of the occasion and speaking to city fellows, I …

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Obasanjo, Obadide and Obajoko: A Tale of Tradition, Attrition and Perdition

By Toyin Falola This is a new dance Called open and close We’re going to sing and tell you About open and close I want to tell you a story No be story o I beg I want to tell you a story No be story o I want to …

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Prof Oyebamiji Babalola, VC, Bowen University: Grace, Glory and Gold

By Toyin Falola Samson, the sun-child, is a biblical character with rich moral, spiritual and ideological meanings. Around Samson, the champion, is an interesting story of honour and grace. Whether in everyday conversation or important heart-to-heart engagements, anyone who mentions Samson among Christians understands the name’s biblical and moral significance. …

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Tinubu and the Buhari Playbook: Is it Time to Lose Hope?

By Toyin Falola At the height of the Muhammadu Buhari campaigns pre-2015, the then President of Nigeria enjoyed widespread support placed on an abundance of hope that there would be change — in the economy, security-wise, and in other aspects of the country that were ailing fast. When the Buhari-Osinbajo …

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Envoy denies social media comments credited to him as fake

Amb. John Usanga, Nigerian Ambassador to Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde has refuted comments credited to him in the media on the 2023 presidential election as fake news. This is contained in a statement by him to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. According to Usanga, …

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Mrs Adedowole for burial in Owo

  Funeral activities for the burial of  Deaconess Esther Adewolu Adedowole, popularly known as (Mama Oni Koko (Cocoa), who died on May 21, 2023, will commence on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, in Owo, Ondo State. She died on May 21, 2023, at the age of 100. The line of events …

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Methodist Prelate calls for calm over bill seeking to regulate Christianity

The Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Oliver Aba has urged Nigerians to be calm over the bill seeking to create a National Centre for Christian Education (NCCE) in Nigeria. He made the call at a press briefing marking the end of the 40th Annual Council of Methodist Bishops …

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Digging Deep: Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim on Nigeria’s 2023 Elections

By Toyin Falola “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…” This is the epic opening to Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, considered one of the world’s classics. If this opening were adapted to the reality of Nigeria’s 2023 elections, the result would be …

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How Tinubu won presidential election, by diplomat

Mr Johnnie Carson, American Diplomat and a foreign observer in the just concluded 2023 general elections has said three factors were responsible for the victory of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu. Carson, an Executive Officer of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) spoke in Washington DC when the Minister of …

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NEMA receives 144 Nigerians stranded in Niger Republic

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday received another batch of 144 stranded Nigerians from Niamey in Niger Republic. Dr Nuradeen Abdullahi, NEMA Coordinator Kano Territorial Office, received the returnees at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano. Abdullahi, represented by NEMA Kano Head of Human Resources, Mr …

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