Share thoughts on The Good Nigerian

As you probably know, the ALF has initiated a campaign called The Good Nigerian. It aims at identifying, celebrating, promoting and supporting everyday citizens who are proving themselves as worthy ambassadors of the nation in their various communities or endeavours.

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Nigeria’s Endangered Species: the Case of Salami Ibraheem

By Ayodele Aderinwale*


ALF Executive Director, Mr. Ayodele Aderinwale MFR


Many years ago, I had a rather interesting conversation with a slightly younger colleague. We were generally talking about the Nigerian society but more specifically about leadership values and ethics in the country. One thing that struck me during that conversation was the confidence with which the colleague argued that when a person tries to do the right and proper thing in Nigeria, the system consumes him or her. In very clear terms, he said, “Oga, no matter how hard you try, Nigeria will defeat you”.

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In pursuit of active citizenship

By Chioma Okwudiafor

The orientation workshop of the Legislative Internship Programme has come to an end and participants are departing to begin internship at various Houses of Assembly. With nostalgia, I look back on the beginning of this wonderful journey.

It started with an advert in the Punch newspaper calling for applications. Initially, my application did not go through. About a year later, I got a phone call.

“Are you available to join the Legislative Internship programme in July?” the caller asked in a soft and polite voice.

“Why not?” I responded in excitement. My curiosity had been sufficiently aroused. A million questions buzzed through my brain, but most importantly I wanted to push my understanding of the legislative process beyond my government and public law textbooks. Indeed my chance had come!

Africa Leadership Forum

2011 Batch A members of the Legislative Internship Programme with the Executive Director of the Africa Leadership Forum, Ayodele Aderinwale MFR. (July 4, 2011)


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