Opinion

Harnessing Spirituality As Capital For Nigeria’s Redemption, By Tunji Olaopa

Spiritual capital defines the entire body of spiritual insights, paradigms, axioms and dialogues that enable people with different and even seemingly incompatible faiths and religions to work together for a greater purpose. Modeling a development agenda founded on spiritual capital must begin from Nigeria’s understanding of its secular foundation and…
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Nigeria and Institutional Reform Insights From Rwanda, By Tunji Olaopa

While Rwanda has not relented in the modernisation of its public service, there are a lot for Nigeria to learn and to unlearn from this East African country. And everything boils down to an aggressive and committed attempt at modernising the structures and processes of the public service and making…
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Opinion

Sophie Oluwole: Celebrating the Radical Spirit of African Philosophy, By Tunji Olaopa

The late Professor Sophie Oluwole was a However, her own brand of agitation was carried out at the fundamental level of It is possible she is now looking down at us, and wondering whether we will heed her warnings and take cognisance of her arguments to move Africa and Nigeria…
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Opinion

Professor Tunji Olaopa: Broadening the Career Paths To the Academy, By Toyin Falola

To ensure that graduates find their professional niche early, we need to work towards an academic workforce that is equipped with knowledge of the latest technologies and professional practice. It is time to embrace the advantages of professors from the workplace, men and women like Tunji Olaopa, Pat Utomi, Odia…
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Opinion

Allison Akene Ayida: The Profile of a Super Administrator, By ‘Tunji Olaopa

...Allison Akene Ayida was operating with the sensibility of a patriot. He wanted to contribute the best that his profession allowed him to add to the untangling of the complexities of nation building in Nigeria. He also had to suffer the indignities of those who stuck to integrity and professionalism…
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Opinion

Alaafin as Traditional Agent of Modernisation, By ‘Tunji Olaopa

...traditional institutions constitute the basis for a vibrant local self-help and service delivery dynamics which cater to people’s expectations far above the capacities and capabilities of the apparatuses of the Once we recognise this fact, then it becomes easy to see how a vastly influential and powerful traditional ruler like…
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Opinion

Nigeria at 58: Lessons From Wakanda, By ‘Tunji Olaopa

"Black Panther" as a film is a cultural narrative which is the ongoing and unfolding history of a people or community. It resonates with the aspirational journey of Nigeria as she struggles to establish herself, away from the self acclaimed ‘Giant of Africa’, but to make sense of her identity,…
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Opinion

The Public Servant As A Transformational Leader, By Tunji Olaopa

Turning the Nigerian public servant into a transformational leader requires the development of distinctive competence of adapting existing public managers to the challenges posed by the imperative of development complexities and the ever changing policy environment, rather than focusing unreflectively on the mechanisms of rules interpretation and application. The topic…
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Opinion

Adebayo Adedeji and the Professionalism of Public Administration In Nigeria, By Tunji Olaopa

At the level of institutional reforms, Adedeji was never shy to unsettle orthodoxies and explore alternative ideological positions. In the discourse that inspired the debate and the wave of administrative reforms of the early '70s in Africa, christened as the Udoji Reform in Nigeria, Adedeji expressed strong reservations. The late…
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