Christmas 2004 Newsletter

 

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Dear Family Members, Friends and Visitors,

HELLO and Welcome to our Christmas 2004 Newsletter. We have been lazy in updating this family website and know that many of our visitors are anxious to see an update. This update is a complete re-design of our site. 

 

Here are the highlights in this update:

*       Our Favourite links remain Blake Radio Station, NigeriaWeb, Poetry of Charles Cingolani, Urban and Praise Worship and ZDNet. These sites have been improved in content and usefulness by their authors. For instance, Charles has added more poems to his site and told me he has published a paperback version of the online poems. Neil Blake now has more delightful music to show off. Well done folks!

*       In Our Interests section you'll find Grandpa's article on "IMPROVE YOUR EMAIL NETIQUETTES THIS YEAR." It is a "must read" for email users, both old and young.

*       In our Africa Revival Forum you'll find two articles of great interest. One written by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Koffi Annan, reiterated the need for developed countries to put an end to the subsidies and tariffs regime, which incapacitates African countries from competing fairly in international markets. The article is titled "Subsidies Can't Help Africa." The second article was culled from Nature, and titled "Fertilized to death."  It called attention to the havoc fertilisers are doing to farm lands and forests around the world. Yet, African soils require fertilisers for increased production. Both articles are of great relevance to African agricultural development.

*       Our Photo Gallery has grown with the addition of some more captivating pictures. You just need to see them.

*       In our Under-18 Forum we have contributions from Moyin and Modupe Oloruntoba in far away Maseru, Lesotho. Moyin wrote about a convention she attended in Bloemfontein. Bloemfontein (the city of flowers) is the capital of the Orange Free State in South Africa. Modupe Oloruntoba's contribution is a beautiful poem titled "My Shadow."

*       In the Jokes section, Sola Ajagbe tells you "How to tell an African."  He says, "It comes, as something of a surprise to many Africans to discover that all Africans look the same to non-Africans. How do you tell a Nigerian from a Kenyan or a Ghanaian from a Cameroonian?  And I am not talking about passports or clothing.  The easiest way, of course, is the name."

*       We've improved our contact page and included two search engines. Without leaving our site, you can use Ask Jeeves or Google to search for information on the Internet.  We've also improved our Site Archive. But we've not yet got our Guest Book page running with the usual Yahoo Guestbook! Meanwhile you can submit your comments by email. We do reply to comments so please include a return address!

*       And finally, we should not forget to mention Bunmi's 10th edition of his famous "Letters from USA." In this edition he reported the completion of his MFA after successfully presenting and defending his thesis. Without much ado he has embarked on a PhD program in Communications Studies. Best of luck to you Bunmi!!

CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR ARE AROUND THE CORNER AND SO WE SAY TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND VISITORS:

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL IN ADVANCE.

Goodbye for now. See you again soon. Remember to visit us as soon as possible at www.geocities.com/sanyaolu.geo/index.htm  

Sanya Oloruntoba, Family Webmaster.

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