On Sunday 27 January 2002, an accident in the military munitions store in Ikeja, Lagos, caused devastating explosions with damages to buildings and deaths in the surrounding area. Worst still, a large number of people in the area panicked and in efforts to get away to safety, many drowned in the nearby canals and swamps. We hereby express our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the innocent victims of this tragedy.

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Issue: First Quarter 2002

Dear Family Members, Friends and Visitors,

WELCOME ... 

We are glad to send you this issue of our newsletter as a supplement to the Oloruntoba Family Website which you'll find at http://www.geocities.com/sanyaolu.geo/index.htm. This newsletter is sent only to addresses in our mailing list consisting of our subscribers, website visitors and others whose names are in our email address book. Instructions on how to subscribe or remove your name from the mailing list is giving at the end of this page.

   

OUR ARCHIVE: Our Archive have been re-organized. We have in this update of the site, 50 pages of archive in 9 categories. You can reach each category or section more easily than before. One of our new visitors said that he found the archive very interesting and useful in catching up on what he had missed. We hope you too will.  

   

THE FAMILY: We have the 5th edition of Bunmi's Letters from USA in this update. We also displayed one of his cartoons in Cartoon Gallery #6

    

IBADAN CHRONICLE: On 27th January, the St. James Cathedral, Oke-Bola, Ibadan was officially dedicated by His Grace, Most Revd. Peter J. Akinola, D.D, Primate of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria. He was ably assisted by His Grace, Most Revd. Dr. Ephraim Adebola Ademowo, PhD, the Archbishop of Province One and His Lordship, Rt. Revd. J. O. Akinfenwa, B. Ed, Bishop of Ibadan Diocese. The ceremony was colourful and spiritually fulfilling because it was a culmination of years of hard work and contributions made by the congregation of St. James, which Pa and Ma Roland F. Adesina are part of. The "Ibadan Chronicle" rejoice with them and thank God for sparing them to see the great day. We also congratulate the Anglican Communion of Nigeria, the Bishops, Clergy and Congregation of the Cathedral. The full story and pictures are on the website.

 

WASHINGTON BULLETIN: Adeleke Adesina has contributed an educative piece in the "Washington Bulletin" about Telecommuting. What is it? What can it do for you? Read all about this fast growing pattern of working from home,  on the road and from virtually anywhere, to earn a living.

   

ARTS AND CULTURE: There is a new Folklore in the Forum section titled "Egungun Masquerade". It tells you about its origin and role in African culture. It is a story you should not miss.

   

COMPUTING: Grandpa's article on computing for this update is "Dialer2000" - a software utility for Dial-Up Internet users. It logs your time online and enables you to get a quick connection. Grandpa says, " Dailer2000 will not only get you online easily when others are struggling to do so, it will also help to give you a competitive edge in both business and home use without taking a big bite out of your wallet. It costs only $15". The original article was published in PC World West Africa, of January, 2002.

 

JOKES APART: We provide two jokes in this issue. One is on The Visit of the Devil to a Church and the other is on the son-in-law who was made A 50-50 Partner In a Business by his father-in-law. Hope it was you?

   

RECIPES: Grandma's Nigerian recipe in this issue is a popular Nigerian pudding called Moyin Moyin. You can make it anywhere you are in the world because grandma has "given" you the ingredients and the tools to make it. Try it out!

 

TIT BITS: This is a new section in which we bring you odd news and clippings from around the world. In this issue we have a story on Computers as Surgeons and how you can reach out to people in need by Email. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on America, people reached out to each other in an untraditional way, through email. This story suggests we can do the same everyday and not only on such tragic occasions. 

 

We shall be back next quarter with more interesting stories and views. Stay with us!

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