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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

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Anti-Corruption Beyond 2019

Co-directors of On Nigera Kole Shettima and Erin Sines reflect on progress in anti-corruption work in Nigeria and the challenges remaining. Read More
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Anti-Corruption Beyond 2019

Co-directors of On Nigera Kole Shettima and Erin Sines reflect on progress in anti-corruption work in Nigeria and the challenges remaining. Read More
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Nearly $6.5 Million to Advance Accountability and Transparency and Reduce Corruption in Nigeria

The grants support nonprofits working to inform and empower communities in the fight against corruption and to promote anti-corruption as a national priority in advance of the 2019 Nigerian Presidential and Assembly elections. Read More

"Children, the Ultimate 100% Change Winners"

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Externalities and Our Work in Nigeria

In May 2015, Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president of Nigeria, having run on an anti-corruption, economic recovery, and security platform. His victory marked the first peaceful transition of power to an opposition party in ... Read More
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Externalities and Our Work in Nigeria

In May 2015, Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president of Nigeria, having run on an anti-corruption, economic recovery, and security platform. His victory marked the first peaceful transition of power to an opposition party in ... Read More
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Leveraging New Media to Improve Nigeria’s Future

New media has the potential to drive Nigeria’s political and economic development and build a robust democracy, according to several speakers at a conference on “New Media and Governance: Tools and Trends.” Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards Nearly US$5 Million to Nigerian Universities

MacArthur awarded nearly US$5 million to academic centers at three Nigerian universities to prepare graduates to address national development challenges. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Nigeria Reception for Staff, Grantees, Associates

In his last visit to the country as MacArthur President, Jonathan Fanton celebrates Nigeria's recent progress in areas like higher education, human rights, and reproductive health. Read More

MacArthur's Kole Shettima Describes Ways to Fight Maternal Mortality

In an opinion-editorial in the Nigerian Guardian, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima outlines how the country can greatly reduce the number of women who die during or after childbirth. Read More

"Scaling Up Access to Cheaper Bandwidth in Nigeria," Remarks by Kole Shettima at a Workshop on ICT Development and Access to more Affordable Bandwidth for Universities, Research and Higher Educational Institutions

MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa's efforts to secure access to cheaper bandwidth. Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima: Higher Education Needs Urgent Attention

In this commentary published in Federations Magazine, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima describes how issues of accreditation and free tuition create the need for reform in Nigerian post-secondary education. Read More

Motherhood Kills, Op-Ed in This Day by Kole Shettima

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima recommends steps on how to prevent maternal mortality in Nigeria. Read More

"International Responsibility to Protect Darfurians," Remarks by Kole Shettima, National War College, Nigeria

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the principles of Responsibility to Protect. Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima on International Safe Motherhood Day

On May 8, International Safe Motherhood Day, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima calls attention to the preventable deaths of mothers. Read More

Remarks by Kole Shettima at the Distinguished Lecture of the University of Benin

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses challenges like funding gaps facing the country's universities and how to overcome them. Read More
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