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British Council Future leaders connect diaries – Part 3: Meeting the Elders, visiting the UK Houses of Parliament and No.10 Downing street.

Hello blogfam! I have missed the blog so much, the end of the year has been much more intense than I had anticipated - so many personal projects with deadlines just happened to fall within this period and given that... Continue Reading →

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British Council Future leaders connect diaries – Part 2; My EPIC Cambridge experience!!

Last week, I began a series of posts about the British Council's Future Leaders Connect Programme, you can find the first here - where I discussed the purpose of the programme and the application/selection process. The programme was divided into... Continue Reading →

British Council Future Leaders connect diaries! Part 1. – Application and selection process.

Hey blogfam, before I proceed, I would like to apologise for the rather long hiatus, believe me, it was not intentional, I was very overwhelmed! And I promise to make it up to you. As some of you may know,... Continue Reading →

Lessons in the pursuit of industrial development by African governments

Over the next few days, I shall engage with 49 future policy leaders from across the world to deliberate on some of the world's biggest issues. My personal agenda is to understand how policies can help developing countries especially those... Continue Reading →

As Nigeria exits the recession, here are four key lessons!

Recently the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics announced that Nigeria is officially out of a recession after recording a positive growth rate of 0.55% after five consecutive quarters of negative growth rates. This is good news and should hopefully be a... Continue Reading →

Nigeria: to restructure or not?

The latest buzzword amongst politicians in Nigeria is 'restructuring' which in many case is assumed to mean greater devolution of powers and resources to state governments. It is argued that doing so will improve governance and developmental outcomes. However¬†in this... Continue Reading →

How to get an internship with the United Nations – my experience!

Last year, I had the opportunity of interning with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), New York. It was a memorable experience and one of the opportunities I am thankful to God for and remain thrilled about. Quite a number... Continue Reading →

#Fixing Nigeria’s oil: What the Diezeanigate really teaches us.

Over the last couple of weeks, a lot of details concerning how Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum, Diezeani Alison Madueke, allegedly embezzled public funds have emerged. The stories are mind-blowing, to put mildly, one of them is that she¬†awarded lucrative... Continue Reading →

1999 Constitutional review: 8 things you should be concerned about!!

Hey blogfam! Last week, the Nigerian Senate considered 36 amendments to Nigeria's 1999 constitution. I am not a Lawyer or Political Scientist so I have limited understanding of how the legislative process works but I did some little 'research' and... Continue Reading →

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