Tag Archives: Ladipo Adamolekun

Nigeria’s “first ladyism (11): Bayelsa’s Permanent Secretary, Patience Jonathan, must resign now – Tola Adenle

August 9, 2012


 While Nigerians continue to throw up the usual collective hands in exasperation, there are still many that do not believe that the president’s spouse, Patience Jonathan’s “elevation” to permanent secretary from director-general is a true story.  One of such is an educated close friend whom I finally convinced – hopefully – that it’s neither a […]

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IJU PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM marks the 70th birthday of its Initiator, Ladipo Adamolekun: 1 of 3 – Tola Adenle

July 24, 2012


I had had no doubt in what direction Professor Ladipo Adamolekun, the initiator of the Iju Public Affairs Forum (IPAF) would organize his landmark birthday. A church-goer, I just knew he would not want a full-blown service at which a pastor – Reverend, Archdeacon, Bishop or Archbishop of his Province would give a sermon! By […]

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A shout-out to an older brother at 70 – Tola Adenle

July 20, 2012


This essay, one of my reports of the Iju Public Affairs Forum series which is an initiative of Professor Ladipo Adamolekun, was my November 15, 2009 column for The Nation on Sunday. The Forum now holds annually and this year’s edition holds tomorrow at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and coincides with the […]

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Folayegbe Akintunde-Ighodalo (3 of 3): Images from 2nd Memorial Lecture – Tola Adenle

July 16, 2012


On the 8th of July, I presented two essays, representing 1 & 2 of 3 on the recent  Lecture/Workshop in memory of Late Chief Folayegbe Akintunde-Ighodalo, a woman of many firsts, the most notable of which was the first female Permanent Secretary not only in her native Ondo State but in Nigeria.  An old girl […]

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The Dowden Lecture – Another view

November 3, 2011


by A. Ajetunmobi Earlier, I commented on Richard Dowden’s forwarded lecture, “Transforming Nigeria” and I put forward a suggestion that the lecture should be welcomed as an addition to myriad of literary endeavours on Nigeria. I have had the chance to read Dowden’s book which was mentioned in that lecture (i.e., Africa: Altered States, Ordinary […]

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Security, fighting corruption, repairing/building roads … are Nigeria’s priorities, NOT tenure elongation

July 28, 2011


by Tola Adenle PREAMBLE The following blog that I posted on Sahara Reporters yesterday morning says all that need be emphasized in the new siege on the Nigerian masses but since emotanafricana.com is in the business of commentaries, the following at the online Breaking News & Commentary Site is inadequate as my contribution to this […]

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