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US hosts lecture on Nigeria’s federal structure

Talk to be delivered by Professor Richard Joseph

By Anthony Opara


The Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General Lagos in collaboration with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is hosting a public lecture on the Federal Structure in Nigeria.

The lecture which is billed to take place on Friday, June 9, 2017 will be delivered by Richard Joseph, a Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Joseph is visiting Nigeria as part of a U.S. Department of State speaker program.

Professor Joseph, whose research focuses on African politics, democratization, political economy, and international security will be speaking specifically on the theme ‘Are Changes in the Federal Structure of Nigeria Required for Better Governance?’

A statement from the embassy disclosed that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Rahman Bello, will chair the public lecture, to which principal officers of the university, distinguished professors and senior scholars, students, and other interested members of the public are being invited.

Joseph is a widely published scholar and author of the quite topical text, Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria (1987). Not a stranger to Nigeria and her politics, he was a visiting Fulbright professor at the University of Ibadan (UI) in 1978-79, among many other visits and projects involving Africa.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. prompt and will be held at the University of Lagos Main Auditorium.


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