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Tag Archives: Iju Public Affairs Forum & related subjects

“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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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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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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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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