40th Anniversary Memorial Lecture

Themed: Regional Security and State Building – Portents and Prospects We hosted a memorial lecture on February 13, 2016 to mark the 40th anniversary of demise in office of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed under the chairmanship of President Muhammadu Buhari. Highlights from the keynote speaker’s speech include: “people and property that do not contribute to the war efforts […]

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2007 Lecture

Title 1: “Exemplary Governance through Leadership” Speaker 1: Mallam Nasir el Rufai, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria Title 2: “Creating Effective Governance and Leadership For Sustained National Prosperity” Speaker 2: Professor Chukwuma C. Soludo, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

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2006 Lecture

Title: “Africa – A New Agenda” Speaker: Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and Secretary of State for Justice and former United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary

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2005 Lecture

Title: “Breaking Barriers & Limitations-Role of Women in Development” Speaker: Mrs. Graca Machel Mandela, President of the Foundation for the Community Development and board member of the United Nations advisory board on Disarmament

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2003 Lecture

Title: “NEPAD: A Blueprint for African Economic Development” Speaker: Sir Ketumile Masire, former President of Botswana

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2002 Lecture

Title: “The Challenges of Economic Integration for Africa” Speaker: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-President of Nigeria

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2000 Lecture

Title: “The Amalgamation of 1914” Speaker: Major General Joseph Garba, former Director of National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Nigeria

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1996 Lecture:

Title: “The Military and Nigeria’s Political Transition Programme” Speaker: Professor S. C. Ukpabi, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nigeria

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1995 Lecture

Title: “The Essential Murtala Muhammed” Speaker: Professor L. Adele Jinadu

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1994 Lecture

Title: “Indiscipline and Corruption: Which Way Out” Speaker: Justice Akinola Aguda, former Chairman, Constitution Drafting Committee of Nigeria and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

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1993 Lecture:

Title: “The Foundation For A Stable Democratic Nigeria: The Economic Dimension” Speaker: Chief Ernest Shonekan, former Head of Government and Chairman of the Transition Council

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1992 Lecture

Title: “Nigeria of Our Vision” Speaker: General Sani Abacha, former Deputy of Defence Staff and former Head of State

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1991 Lecture

Title: “We have Kept Faith” Speaker: General Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd), former President of Nigeria and Deputy Chairman of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation

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