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BOOK REVIEW: Issues and Possible Solutions for the Civil Service & Governance in Nigeria: – Ladipo Adamolekun

June 27, 2015

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Book Title:          Civil Service and Governance in Nigeria: Issues and Possible Solutions Author:                Dr. Goke Adegoroye     I would like to congratulate Dr. Goke Adegoroye on the publication of his compendium in two volumes: Governance in Nigeria, Vol. 1 – The Civil Service Pathway and Vol. 2 – Leadership and Political Will. Through this […]

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Nigeria & the way forward (7): Leadership, Institutions and Development – Disjunction in the Nigerian Experience, and way forward – Ladipo Adamolekun .

May 11, 2015

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Being Text of 2015 May Day Lecture delivered at the Invitation of Silver Knights Club, Ibadan By Professor Ladipo Adamolekun, D.Phil Oxon). Adamolekun, an Independent Scholar, rose to scholarship during his tenure at the Obafemi Awolowo U., & he is a retired Lead Specialist at the World Bank.  He sent this from his Iju, Akure […]

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Nigeria & the way forward: Buhari’s commitment to public declaration of assets will promote transparency, an enemy of corruption – Ladipo Adamolekun

April 28, 2015

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We shall strongly battle another form of evil that is even worse than terrorism – the evil of corruption. Corruption attacks and seeks to destroy our National institutions and character… corruption will not be tolerated by this administration; and it shall no longer be allowed to stand as if it is a respected monument in […]

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Rethinking University Education in Nigeria – Ladipo Adamolekun

November 16, 2014

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This paper is another on how university education can be improved in Nigeria. The first in the Iju Public Affairs (IPAF) series on education was delivered at the John Ayo Babalola University in January 2013, and has been widely received by visitors to my old blog – emotanafricana.com where it attracted 2,460 views. Rethinking University […]

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Education Sector in Crisis: Evidence, Causes and Possible Remedies – Ladipo Adamolekun

November 2, 2014

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This is being re-blogged because of the importance of the subject which sees it continuing to bring it traffic even after the caveat on the Home Page of emotanafricana.com. When I posted the final stats for visitors on October 5, “Education Sector …” had 2,405 viewers and by tonight, it had attracted 20 more, bringing […]

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

April 4, 2014

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An introduction, highlights of the contents of this paper can be found in the first posting for today, Friday, April 4, 2014.   IPAF 2014 Paper – Women in the University System     FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2014.  12:25 p.m. [GMT]

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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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SNC Notes: The present Nigerian Constitution is neither owned by the people nor is it really federal – Ladipo Adamolekun

October 19, 2013

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Being paper presented at the Ondo State Roundtable:  Setting Agenda for the National Conference PREAMBLE FOR THE RECORD I would like to thank the Governor for inviting me to this Roundtable.  I accepted to be a participant because I’ve been a supporter of the movement for the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference since the […]

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Comments on Monetization of values & Corruption: “No nation can rise beyond the capacity of its public service”

September 27, 2013

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The comments below from one of this blog’s most frequent visitors on the essay “Monetization of values… ” in Nigeria is worth sharing.  Dr. Rafiu A. sees the dismantling and destruction of the Civil Service by successive regimes as, perhaps, “the root cause of the problem with corruption.” The title is taken from a paper […]

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“If a person in Singapore cannot account legally for the wealth he has amassed, there is a presumption of corruption that he must disprove.” – Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

June 16, 2013

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Service AND GOOD DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE by Ladipo Adamolekun Paper delivered at a Public Service Forum organised by Oyo State Civil Service.  Friday, June 14th 2013. PROLOGUE By the end of the 1950s, a first-class civil service had its headquarters in this sprawling city, Ibadan.  It was the Western Nigeria Civil Service (WNCS).  The following is […]

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