Connect with us



Osinbajo to deliver “Africa Rising” Lecture at Harvard



Osinbajo to deliver Lecture in Harvard - BellaNaija

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is in the U.S. to deliver a lecture at the Harvard University, Boston, U.S. on “Africa Rising” at Harvard Business School.

Osinbajo, while at Harvard, will also engage in marathon meetings at the Ivy League school.

Harvard described the lecture as a historic moment as it will be the first time an Africa-focused course will be offered at Harvard Business School.

In extending the invitation to Osinbajo, Harvard noted that it deeply admired the immense progress that Nigeria had made under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The university specifically noted the work of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, which the vice-president chairs.

The university said: “It would be the highest honour for us were you to accept our invitation as we deeply admire the immense progress that Nigeria has made during your tenure.

“Not only as the country’s Vice President, but also as Chairman of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council.

“By all accounts, this Council has spearheaded crucial initiatives and we very much hope that you will speak to those, as well as to Nigeria’s rise in world economic rankings and the vast range of business initiatives that are ongoing in your country.”

The vice-president is expected to, during the lecture, highlight the progress made by the present administration in improving the country’s economy and investment climate.

Osinbajo had in October 2016 delivered a lecture at the university’s ‘Nigeria in the World’ seminar also at the invitation of the university.

The vice-president spoke on: ‘Destroying Boko Haram and the Rebuilding of Nigeria’s North-East’.

While at Harvard, he will hold meeting with Margot Gill, the Harvard University Marshall and Professor Emmauel Akyeampong and the Centre for African Studies Affiliates at Centre for African Studies at the university.

He also will have lunch with the Harvard Law School Students and Faculty at the Harvard Law School.

Osinbajo will then hold meeting with Professor David Wilkins and tour the Centre on the Legal Profession and Nitin Nohira, Dean, Harvard Business School at the university.

The vice-president will later have dinner with MBA students, Harvard Business Faculty and Harvard Business School Alumni from Africa.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Damilola

    January 16, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    This is a serious request, can osinbajo and this administration simply list the progressive achievements accomplished during their tenure. I’ve done research but nothing came up. Enlighten me, please

    Boston is bitterly cold but I will be there.

    • tunmi

      January 16, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      please do better research haba!

    • Fleur

      January 17, 2018 at 1:51 am

      This is a very hard mandate on my pastor. Best of luck sir. I know it is not ya fault. But, I dont know how you can envision a phoenix rising out of a hole that reaches the 7th level of hell.

  2. nene+

    January 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Hhahahahahahahahaha i laugh….
    Did he tell them how he was silent over the killings in Benue, Taraba, Southern Kaduna, Enugu,Ogun……..?
    Did he forget to mention that in the country where he receives salary that Human life is secondary after COWS?

    Tufia!!! Mr all talk no do…..

    • Damilola

      January 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Sometimes, I wonder, on what basis are these incompetent leaders given a platform to speak. They are more of silent corrupt rulers. Osinbajo has become more of Buhari’s puppet. A country, where the leader spent the majority of his time out of the country on a medical leave and touring the world. He quickly sympathizes with issues affecting other countries but keeps silent about critical ones in his own country. He has no form of respect for the people who elected him(oh it was most likely rigged). The U.S is having their share of an obnoxious president and it feels like hell. But Nigeria has one after the one, it never stops.

    • tunmi

      January 16, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      he wasn’t silent but of course we believe only the things that confirm our biases

  3. Tosin Alakija

    January 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Is this a bad joke or a publicity stint? Your administration of which you are VP cannot even make Nigeria rise not to talk of Africa rising. I bey you for sit down some where and sort out the mess in Nigeria. You heard what President Trump called African countries last week and you want to go to Harvard to give a speech on ‘Africa Rising’. sort out the mess in Nigeria first. There is God oh and He is watching and one day you all will have to give an account of how you managed or mismanaged the resources on the continent…shaking my head!

  4. Letty

    January 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    So stupid and misguided. Coming to America to flex muscles that don’t exist. What merits does he have to give this lecture coming from a failed state?

  5. NG

    January 17, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    The western world is a major part of the African problem…celebrating mediocrity and holding up failure in leadership as example of progress. A case of playing us by lower standards I guess. Part of the disrespect and disregard of the African and his sensibilities.

    Thank God we can judge our own leaders.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa

Star Features