Tag Archives: Professor Ladipo Adamolekun

Urgent real restructuring of Nigeria necessary “so that States and Local Governments can truly serve as the engine of development” – Jerome Afeikhena

April 15, 2015

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For  the benefit of new blog visitors, The Iju Public Affairs Forum Series (IPAF), a lecture presentation that is now in its tenth year, has been presented on this blog from the beginning.  Despite its generally very academic look at various subjects in governance in Nigeria and the society, it has generated impressive numbers, mostly […]

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Women in the Nigerian University System: achievements, challenges & Prospects – Professor Aina at Iju Public Affairs Forum (1 of 2)

April 4, 2014

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The gender issue is big across the globe because having female populations engaged in every facet of development is needed for accelerated development.  There are startling revelations in Professor Aina’s paper:  that even within academia where many of the lofty ideas about bridging gender gaps are hatched, there exist gaps between the sexes in admissions […]

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Thoughts on Sovereign National/National Conference, the Constitution and true federalism – Femi Aborisade & others

October 22, 2013

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TO: 1. Dr. E.G. Jonathan, President of Nigeria 2. Those who will deliberate at the National Conference 3. emotanafricana.com Visitors 4. Members of the Public As Nigerians anxiously await the constitution of the National Conference being planned by President Jonathan, I am presenting here various papers and essays that show the country does not lack […]

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A remembrance at Iju, Akure North of Ondo State – Tola Adenle

November 4, 2012

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On Saturday, October 27, the Adamolekun Family of Iju in Akure North Local Government got together to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Translation of their late father, Otun Ijo St. Stephen’s Church, Oloye J.F. Adamolekun. A memorial service was presided over by Dr. O. Abe, Bishop of Ekiti & The Archbishop of Ondo/Ekiti Province, […]

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Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi speaks to PM NEWS

February 21, 2012

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[Fayemi delivered one of the lectures at Professor Ladipo Adamolekun’s Iju Public Affairs Forum some years ago BEFORE she became Ekiti’s “First Lady”. TOLA.] Nigeria’s First Lady Debate: Speaking for Myself Bisi Fayemi Three weeks ago I was at a meeting in Accra, Ghana, in preparation for the biennial African Feminist Forum, which is convened […]

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President Jonathan & reading habit, Iweala, Dowden, etcetera

November 5, 2011

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by Dr. A. Ajetunmobi I endorse Tola’s concerns regarding the near-absence of real economic growth and infrastructural development in the country, in spite of having a President who has been described by Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, as a “per Nigeria mandate” leader, apparently in comparison with previous leaders who were normally crowned by Northern […]

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That Dowden’s Lecture at Nigeria’s 51st Anniversary – Tola Adenle

October 26, 2011

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That Nigeria’s President Jonathan seems to be pulling all the stops – at least, his way – to “transform” Nigeria is not in doubt.  The recent 51st anniversary saw him bring Richard Dowden, one of those British “experts” on Nigeria to deliver an anniversary paper at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja where the guy […]

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Dr. Okonjo Iweala, your recipe for economic recovery offers nothing new

August 26, 2011

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by Tola Adenle Dear Dr. Iweala, From the various news reports of your “maiden address to journalists”, it is apparent you have nothing new to offer the country to reach economic success.  May be I should re-word that thought, Good Doctor:  you are still the same Dr. Iweala from The World Bank whose  mind-set is […]

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Would Jonathan deserve ‘transformational leader’ in 2015? [Ladipo Adamolekun, D.Phil, Oxon, President Jonathan’s Inauguration Lecturer]

June 8, 2011

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“A Transformation Agenda for Accelerating National Development”:A Lecture Review By Tola Adenle President Jonathan seems determined  – from utterances so far – to be a “transformational leader”, to use his own words.  While to most critics his body language and actions do not portend any change from the status quo, it is the “leader who […]

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