Posts by Adenle:

Nigeria’s “First Ladyism”: Volcanoes Waiting to Erupt

Written on October 2nd, 2007 by
Categories: General Articles

Nigeria’s “First Ladyism”:  volcanoes waiting to erupt When Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka first used “first ladyism” in reference to the excess of the position during the time of the late Mrs. Stella Obasanjo, we did not envisage the further stench the position was still to bring ...
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NATIONAL TRADITIONAL COUNCIL, ETTEH, etcetera

Written on October 2nd, 2007 by
Categories: General Articles

National Council of Traditional Rulers, Etteh, etcetera   “Anyone that is proving stubborn we will crush”, Melaye - on opposition to Mrs. Foluke Etteh, etcetera     Now, what do we make of the rumblings at Mrs. Foluke Etteh-led House of Representatives?  The fact that...
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Constitution must free ethnic energies from political and economic repression – Sekoni at Iju Forum

Written on August 14th, 2007 by
Categories: General Articles

Since he partially checked back into the country over a year ago, Professor Ropo Sekoni of Lincoln University (USA) has continued to contribute immensely to public discourse through his involvements in different organizations, and especially in his Sunday weekly column in this newspaper.  In ...
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The Church of [in] England is alive

Written on August 9th, 2007 by
Categories: General Articles

    As churches in England have emptied in modern times - many now serve as mosques, high-end apartments, schools and expensive restaurants – worshippers have headed elsewhere because nature, as they say, abhors vacuums.  Old habits die hard, though, as these worshippers head to...
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“5-star” hotels for a 5-Star country (1)

Written on August 9th, 2007 by
Categories: General Articles

I’ve often wondered who awards Nigerian hotels their star ratings.  Do not blame me for being the perpetual cynic at things Nigerian.  Permit me a little bragging which I avoid doing on this page but it is necessary for this essay because I’ve had a reader who, in this age of t...
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Commonwealth Games cannot benefit Nigeria

Written on August 9th, 2007 by
Categories: General Articles

  When Nigeria submitted a bid for the 2010 World Cup and while Segun Odegbami was running around for its actualization some years ago, I put in what most who usually benefit from such Nigerian spending sprees must have termed unpatriotic: I stated why I believed South Africa deserved the hosti...
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West's call for reconciliation in Nigeria is condescending

Written on June 8th, 2007 by
Categories: Essays

    The West’s call for “reconciliation” in Nigeria is condescending     ...
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Squandering of a legacy

Written on June 8th, 2007 by
Categories: Essays

Squandering a legacy, political prostitutes & Nigeria’s “men of God”     After the “third term” political misadventure, I told two people that President Obasanjo’s trips West was over and that “go East, old man” was more like where his wa...
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Blair's slide into infamy continues

Written on June 8th, 2007 by
Categories: Essays

Oyinbo nlo, o su s’aga: Blair’s slide into infamy continues   Blair lied/ Thousands died and Blair the Liar are two of the very apt monikers that Blair’s unpopularity about the Iraq War earned for him, an unpopularity that has forced him to step down. Now, he’s running f...
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