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Dr. Joe Abah’s scope of study for POEs too narrow for conclusion reached – Bunmi Famosaya for Discussants’ Remarks

April 2, 2013

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Conclusion of the March 21, 2013 Session of the Iju Public Affairs Forum “Pockets of Effectiveness” in Nigerian Public Service & Lessons for Accelerating National Development by Dr. Joe Abah Preamble I must start by commending the author on his well delivered lecture, which addresses a critical issue of national concern. Indeed, the text of […]

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Corruption lies at the heart of the underperformance of public sector organisations in many developing countries – Joe Abah at Iju Public Affairs Forum

March 25, 2013

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This is a medium-length paper from the Iju Public Affairs Forum Session held on Thursday, March 21, 2013.  I have no doubt it would be welcome by many regulars to this blog as quite a lot of the regular readers are men and women of letters while those with no long strings of educational qualifications […]

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President Obasanjo’s acts of omission and commission contributed to the ineffectiveness of the two corruption-fighting agencies he started – Ladipo Adamolekun

March 3, 2013

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Integrity in the Accounting Profession and the Problem of Corruption in Nigeria – Ladipo Adamolekun “He that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, he shall dwell on high“ – Isaiah 33:15 Talk delivered at the Annual Dinner/Awards organised by the Akure District of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Saturday, March 2nd […]

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

January 26, 2013

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Being text of  the 2012/2013 Distinguished Lecture of Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State. Thursday, January 24th 2013. “Trained talent is the yeast that transforms a society and makes it rise.” – Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister of Singapore in his “From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000”  ========== […]

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“Say hello to uncle” sub-culture cannot drive major Nigerian languages into extinction – Professor Sola Oke at Iju Forum

October 1, 2012

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by Tola Adenle The Nation on Sunday, August 17, 2008 This is the third year of the Iju Forum, an initiative of Professor Ladipo Adamolekun, a one-time professor of Public Administration at the University of Ife whose last employment with the World Bank before retirement was headship of the Togo Mission.  Even though Adamolekun is […]

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Iju Public Affairs Forum (3 of 3): Images from Professor Adamolekun’s 70th Birthday Edition

July 29, 2012

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Joining Adamolekun, his three kids:  Opeyemi, Ibitayo and Olutobi & his wife for the great occasion were many family members, friends and associates from Nigeria and abroad. Adamolekuns & inlaws included Mama Iyalode, his nonagenarian mother; his siblings:  Dr. Joe & wife, Pat; Taiwo; Olori Olugbemigun; Blogger & spouse, Dr. Adenle; Engr. Oludotun & spouse, […]

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Comments on Public Lecture Delivered at Prof. Adamolekun’s 70th Birthday Celebration- July 21, 2012

July 27, 2012

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A.        Introduction Chairman, Mr. Sam Amuka, Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Honorable Minister of Lands, Urban Development and Housing, Ms. Ama. I. Pepple; Professor Ladipo Adamolekun and Family Members and well-wishers; Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. Occasions such as this are avenues to flaunt wealth and consumption by the elite. Not so for today’s celebrant. Rather, […]

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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

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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

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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

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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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