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Emir of Kano, Sanusi others Honoured by SOAS University of London

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L-R: Marie Staunton, Chair of Board of Trustees (BoT) of SOAS University of London; His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, CON, Emir of Kano and Baroness Valerie Amos, Director, SOAS University of London at the conferment of Honorary Doctorate in Finance by the SOAS University of London on Emir Sanusi during its 2019 graduation ceremonies in London…on Friday

The Emir of Kano, His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II on Friday bag honourary doctorate award in Finance at the 2019 Graduation ceremonies of the SOAS University of London.

Emir Sanusi was among other pioneering figures in the fields of law, literature, journalism, and finance honoured at this year’s Graduation Ceremonies of the prestigious university. Other awardees are award-winning journalist Lindsey Hilsum, editor, broadcaster and critic, Margaret Busby and human rights lawyer Nursyahbani Katjasungkana.

 The Emir was honoured for pioneering the introduction of Islamic banking into the Nigerian banking sector and his anti-corruption work in the financial industry. The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the University in its citation noted that the Emir has consistently brought his wealth of expertise to resolving significant development challenges including public health, girl-child education and reforms of Muslim family law as well as the systems of zakat and auqaf (endowments).

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Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS, said: “Our honorary awardees this year are all remarkable people who have been pioneers and innovators and sought to bring about change in the world. Their work has furthered the public’s understanding of conflict and humanitarian affairs; demonstrated how to tackle high level corruption in often complex situations; paved the way for greater diversity in publishing; and fought for and gained recognition for women’s rights in Indonesia. Their achievements reflect the values which are important to us at SOAS and I am delighted to welcome them to our community.”

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SOAS University of London President and renowned humanitarian Dame Graça Machel gave an inspirational President’s speech at the 2019 SOAS graduation ceremonies in which she called on graduates to become the next generation of leaders who drive change, find solutions to the world’s problems and end inequality.

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His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, CON, Emir of Kano and Dame Graça Machel, SOAS University of London President at the conferment of Honorary Doctorate in Finance by the SOAS University of London on Emir Sanusi during its 2019 graduation ceremonies in London…on Friday

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Femi Otedola: What Manner Of Philanthropist?

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A true philanthropist gives without expecting anything in return.

There are however many who give with the main objective of scoring cheap points and playing to the gallery.

Many consider Femi Otedola a philanthropist, but what manner of philanthropist is the man?

Known to have leant a helping hand to some people in the past, his gestures have however been said to have hidden intentions.

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There have been speculations that the man’s philanthropy is targeted at creating a soft landing for him when he eventually unveils his big picture.

Known to have picked the medical bills of individuals such as former Super Eagles captain and coach, Christian Chukwu; ace broadcaster, Sadiq Daba; and more recently legendary musician, Majek Fashek; the fact that his philanthropy is only focused on known individuals has raised eyebrows.

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That the chairman of Geregu Power Plc appears not to be interested in lending a helping hand to unknown individuals has raised questions about him.

 

 

 

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About Mele Kolo Kyari

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An appointment to replace a person formerly occupying an office would naturally be full of expectations. This is factual.

Hence, when Mele Kolo Kyari was appointed as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to replace Maikanti Baru, many wanted to see what he would bring to the table.

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Expected to hit the ground running, Kyari is yet to make any out of the world changes in NNPC.

Though his appointment only became full-fledged on July 20, many argue that he ought to have started leaving footprints of the indelible marks he hopes to leave on the sands of time.

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Chukwuma Soludo Bounces Back

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Chukwuma Soludo’s experience confirms the fact that it doesn’t matter the number of time a man falls, as long as he can get up.

An economics professor, Soludo was once the Governor and Chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

He, however, fell into obscurity when his tenure as Governor of CBN ended, as even the economic advice he gave while he was out of office were contested.

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Soludo however recently bounced back when he was appointed a member of the newly inaugurated Economic Advisory Council (EAC), a group which will be responsible for advising President Muhammadu Buhari on economic policy matters, including fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global economic issues.

Though Soludo is just a member of the council, he returns to the thick of things after a while in hibernation.

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