Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and her four children are all Harvard graduates

Some of you say you want inspiring stories, does this pass for one? Lol. OK, so the Minister of Finance Mrs Ngozi Oknonjo Iweala is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard University and so are her four children - Onyinye, Uzodinma, Ikechukwu and Uchechi. (Uzo and Uche pictured above)

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala studied Economics at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude with A.B in 1977.
Her eldest, Onyinye received her Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from Harvard University in 2008 and graduated Harvard Medical School in 2010. Onyinye is a wife and mother.
Her son, Uzodinma Iweala received his A.B in English and American literature from Harvard and MD from Colombia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Beasts of No Nation (2005).
Her other son, Ikechukwu Iweala studied social studies at Harvard and graduated in 2005.
Her last child Uchechi graduated from Harvard in 2009 and majored in Economics
And don't forget that Mrs Okonjo-Iweala's parents also graduated from Harvard.

Are you inspired? :-)

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Anonymous said...

Yes I m inspired

See kpomo lips!!

Anonymous said...

Very inspired! Far much inspiring than those olodos posting their shoes on 'gram

Anonymous said...

that's fucking dope

Anonymous said...

Definitely inspiring! Her parents too???? Wow!

Anonymous said...

Her both parents?or jux d fada? Oh yess I am!buh as I no see Harvard nkoor?

Anonymous said...

Linda e bu onye ara lmao.....

Anonymous said...

Harvard Things. Good for them.

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

favour moyse said...

okkkkk....dem try

Anonymous said...

nyc one

Anonymous said...

Lmaooo linda o!!! I am sure 'they' are inspired now! All the best to them! I dey jealous small sha!

Anonymous said...

I'M SO INSPIREDDDDDD!

fate said...

Lindo u 2 wicked.y e b say na dis pix wey d boys b like... u post.am inspired though.kudo 2 dem.

famonzo said...

Good for them. Abeg linda, how does that put food on my table? Even with the Harvard certificate, she still succeeded in confusing people with rising GDP FIGURES dat doesn't affect lives positively in dis country. Next story plz.

Anonymous said...

what a havardous family!!

ade baptista said...

Yea I am

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

LOL! Linda, that's a cool feat reached by the family, but that's not inspiring! How does that reflect or have significance to our own lives now?

Mischievous said...

Linda, I am not inspired one bit, I am jealous.Infact, I am very very bitter. Lol!

Anonymous said...

Na wa lindodo, this no go give u any inspiration, na to vex

iyeomon okhueleigbe said...

Over inspired mehn!

Anonymous said...

Alrite Linda we have hear. Tell her 2 come n adopt me so I can go too.I wud love 2 study economics there. Inspiration? Oda news inspire me not this one. How does it solve d security challenges n naija and put food on ma table.9ce achievement 4 d IWEALAS. Mz Beckhy

Chukwuma Dolu said...

Nnaa!! soso onye guru akwukwo dia wu onye doctor oh!! which 1 is to carry ur pikin go havard to study social studies?? nsuka no do am wel abi??...Okonji iwuala na umu ya putakwa o buru akuko...biko oh!

Anonymous said...

Awesome,realy cool

hillary charles said...

simply intimi__inspiring

forensic brain said...

LOVE IS PAIN! PLS STAY AWAY FROM IT!

Chikaka said...

Harvard is in their blood. Her grandchildren will go there too. Fantastic family tradition.

Anonymous said...

GODDAM!!!! See Legacy, sh*t d grandkids don enter One chance.... Smh

Anonymous said...

impressed will be the wrong word. That all her children graduated from Harvard is not an impressive feat per-say. This is because most private schools in America (especially Ivy-Leagues) consider your family affiliations and your ability to pay before they admit you. So if your grandparent(s) and your mother attended Harvard, and you can pay (do not need a scholarship), then you only ave to be decently smart to get it. Its a no-brainer. But if the two premises from the last sentence are false, then you have to be a genius and have wonderful favor from God to get in. So if you ask me, this is nothing impressive and should not necessarily be a source of inspiration.

- from a Nigerian student in the US.

forensic brain said...

LOVE IS PAIN!

liz A said...

I am stunned!!!!!!! Mennnnnnn!!!!!

tiffany said...

Yea that's great

Anonymous said...

am nt Bragging...bt most of my Relations did nt go to School..bt believe me wen i say the are stinkly rich...ARE U INSPIRED.....bt education dey Very very important O.ask dame patience..@stanley

ifyody said...

Linda u will not kill mii. U re good when u tell ur stories. So itz abt Harvard or norin. Ok o, havard runs in da family!

cynthia Dickson said...

Bia Linda na laff dis 1 mak me, nd am sure it wil mak som1 cry so u no try atal!

Anonymous said...

No wonder her economic theories has not impacted positively on the NIGERIAN economy. I'm yet to locate Harvard on the Nigerian map!

Anonymous said...

Nice! It runs in d family. Hope their partners are also harvard graduates?

Anonymous said...

Yes. Very inspired. But na money dey talk o bcos to go harvard no be beans, na yam.

vivian said...

Na our contry money dem dey chop. Anyway, is gud 4dem.bt it is no big deal!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... this got me thinking.

Anna said...

Lindiway if there's one thing abt you dat i like, it's your sense of humour. They are too much o, Harvard family. What happened to naija varsities nah? They are truly inspiring. Shior.

Anonymous said...

I am not inspired bc they studied in Harvard. Rather I'm inspired because the kids turned out well.I wish d family d very best.

Anonymous said...

Good For her make i maintain with the Uniport wey i go with my 2nd class lower Unique Uniport!!!!

BelLaBomba said...

Over impressed/aspired. *crying* I wishhhh. Its nt late fr me dou*consoling self*

Sunday Otuns said...

A true born nigeria who wish the country well will not be bragging that she and her children graduated in foreign schools.That is why they never care if asuu strike indefinitely.

Chizzy said...

Na wa oo Linda. This one pass inspiring story. Na intimidation. Three generations of a family all Harvard graduates and no be moinmoin courses dem study. At least I manage go UNN where Lions and Lionesses are made. I go manage am like that.

Anonymous said...

Datz cool shaa i can c dey re all familiez of havard likwiz her future grand kidz to cum will xtill school dia any way i wish dem d best ooo az dey toping for ajiboo inxtitution dey do well na so me nd my family still excell for kpaz inxtitution dey progrexx az well lolz my own ix still inspiring ooo frm great grand fada we all schoold d same old baptixt high school in my state...

Anonymous said...

Blood of Jesus!!! See lineage of intellectuals. May all my kids graduate from Harvard. Amen.

Le Wild Harvard Pathfinder

Anonymous said...

Am not at all.....how have dey affected the Nigerian economy.... As far as am concerned, all na ceremony. Itz a good feat though but I no envy dem atall.... I pride myslf pass all of dem.... @least 4 dis harsh economy, man hustle, strive, suffer na understatement...we still manage get BSC ACA ACIT,ACCA.... Abeg, put story of Nigerians wey strive to achieve and not all des pple wey dey use Tax payers money chop life.... Anoda tory jare.... Linda u dey try!!!!

Anonymous said...

And?????

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Lindiway u failed to add that ASUU is still on strike over here.
Who is fooling who?
No one can love you more than his or herself.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Ur reasoning is very shallow

Lebadoskii said...

Wow!!!that's 3rd generation harvard graduates, just like the Fani-kayodes, they have produced 4th generation Cambridge graduates..its good to keep tradition guess the schools will always offer them preferential admission to keep legacy...food wey sweet, na money kill am.

Anonymous said...

My father inlaw is a Harvard graduate and most of his children are not even graduates. This is inspiring, maybe my children will make our family proud by following their grandpa's step one day.

Anonymous said...

Yes, very inspiring indeed.

Another inspiring family is David Dafinone and his family of accounts, recognised by the Guiness World Records.

The Certificate reads.

''The World record for the most chartered accounts in one family is held by the three sons and two daughters of Senator David Omueya and Cythia Estella Dafinone of Lagos, Nigeria, who all qualified as members of the Institute of Chartered accounts in England and Wales between 1986 and 1999. Senator Dafinone became a member of the same institution in 1963''.

Brillant!

Anonymous said...

Nope. That by itself is not enough. There needs to be more to the story.

Anonymous said...

I am impressed but Linda remember she is a LEGACY so are her children. If you went to Harvard, your kids will have a greater chance to enter into any IVY league school of their choice. I currently got accepted to Harvard so that means my little brother will go to Harvard so will my kids. Going to Ivy League doesn't necessarily mean that you are smart. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, owners of Google and Bill Gates never finished school but did you see how great they all turned out to be? They changed the word "TECHNOLOGY" forever. They are the 21st century, they made history and they will still be remembered forever. Oprah never went to any Ivy League school but did you see that she is the wealthiest black woman and most influential woman in the world. Now that is INSPIRING. These people you just mentioned were born with golden and silver spoon, they didn't have to conquer anything. INSPIRATION and SUCCESS according to Oprah is when you work for every dime you own or you have. You don't have to be a Harvard graduate to do that. What have all these people you just mentioned done for Nigeria or Africa aside from Mrs Iweala. I am not hating on Mrs. Iweala as a matter of fact I am a huge fan of hers but I am just asking you why you think they are great. Linda, you are an inspiration to young women out there, you are an independent woman who started from nothing and now you have a blog and you can feed your family and you are successful no matter how little it is. NOW YOU ARE WHAT I CALL INSPIRATION.

Anonymous said...

linda, its called legacy abeg, once your parents and siblings go to any university, u r likely to get in.

Zaynab Maleek said...

Eyah! You which sch did u grad frm?
Delsu?
Maybe even polytechnic
I feel your hurt :(

Zaynab Maleek said...

When you can afford it! Won't u give ur kids the best.
Or maybe you're the typle thatll spend all ur money on women nd cars nd neglect ur kids, good luck

Anonymous said...

Sorry but her children are ugly..lol

anitachi said...

Wich kind yeye inspiration be dat one? E b like say dem pay you to post dis abi? Look @ deir big pomo lips lol anyway,dem try but hw is dat my bizness.wat has she done 4 naija?abeggii linda talk better tins jare no b people wey be say na oder people money dem dey chop.

Anonymous said...

ℓ☺ℓ!

Anonymous said...

Eeeyyaaa.. Linda say God! Thought they went to DELSU oo,tell me something. *rme*

YHUR-ZEST-4-LIFE said...

Linda please am not inspired, its not like they all entered with a scholarship or something. Harvard university is too expensive and the screening is too much.

Anonymous said...

We all have to attend Harvard to understand her policies ....abi

Omor Salvation said...

So, how does this change the fact that the economy of Nigeria has been declining with a faster rate since this woman took office as the Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy. Na only 9ja we go see person hold more than one high-ranked political office. Its either Harvard Economics is bad or this woman do la cram la pour when she dey school. Mtsheeeww.

Anonymous said...

Lmao!!!! As innnn....I first thought they were comic pics oh. Ahh God, my kids must be well educated. Amen

--Teeteelahyo--

Anonymous said...

U are such a sad person.

I said said...

Her economic theories are ALL Western and in their interest. One medicine cannot CURE all ailments. And western institutions like the World Bank and IMF do not have the interest and progress of third world countries at heart. Their economic remedy is a KILLER.
It's only Africans that can find solutions to the myriads problems facing the continent.

Anonymous said...

O'boy, kilode??? Take ur broken heart somewhere else,grown ups r discussing impt issues

Anonymous said...

Lmao

famous oluchi said...

riches in glory.im inspired

Anonymous said...

O'boy, kilode??? Take ur broken heart somewhere else,grown ups r discussing impt issues

Anonymous said...

U are such a sad person.

Anonymous said...

People admitted based on family connections, legacies, are quite common at prestigious and lesser known US higher ed institutions. The real feat is achieved by the people who get in on smarts alone.

Anonymous said...

Ewu!

Anonymous said...

WOW

Anonymous said...

Mtcheeeew,A̶̲̥̅̊♏‎​ not inspired jor. This aint news. I go use their family educational background cook soup? Next pls....

Anonymous said...

Happy for them but has it added anything new to our economy in the real sense.

Rather they teach them how to steal public funds!. cos am sure they didn't use the money that was made abroad to train them. They used Naija Siphoned money.

Harvard is no beans to attend. Its all about your funds and since her grandparents(affiliation) also went there,so, its an automatic stuff for them and its a no brainer!

Anonymous said...

So now Linda how does ds affect d price of petrol in Nig?
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous know-all, your info is wrong wrobg wrong. You are just looking for excuses to make yourself feel good for being nowhere close to Harvard or an Ivy League school. Stop confusing people and suck up your envy.

Anonymous said...

Choi! I'm inspired n jealous at the same time. All my own family went to unilag, how's that for a headline

Anonymous said...

Wtf! This relates how?

Anonymous said...

Zik,Awolowo,Balewa etc didn't go to Harvard,yet they brought our independence. What has she brought?

Oyefunke Jolaoso said...

Abeg! Can an average Nigerian pay the fees. Believe me we have more intelligent people down here just that they can not afford the best schools.

Anonymous said...

inspired???? wtf she trains her children abroad while her own countries education is in shambles.... she should be jailed.
one even studied american studies really...?!!!!!
mirror

MY TURN said...

No linda I am not. Good for them buthow has all this impacted on our nations economy. Apart from helping her wriggle out of internationally aired interviews NOTHING ELSE. She did well under Obj but I guess the curse of big nose farmer Jona has rubbed off on her.

Anonymous said...

Linda,I'm not inspired but just overwhelmed @ how much dey love Harvard! Dem swear for dem in dia family?? Abeg ooo no be insult but,just curiousity...lemme park well.

Anonymous said...

Inspired indeed! Asuu is still on strike

Anonymous said...

Not to sound like am hating on this family. G00d for them if they all went to Harvard but how have they improved the state of our economy?
How have Onyinye impacted our health system??
Its not about getting all the Certificate but what you do with it.
There are many inspiring story you could put up about ordinary Nigerian's making positive.
Congrats to the entire family for been able to afford their fee in Harvard, but sorry that is no way inspiring. I would rather go to Yale.

Anonymous said...

Na wah oooo u go fear d level of der exposure & education harvard con be der inheritance its gud 2 av money oooooo....God biko provide 4 us aswell so we sef go dey associated wit gud tins

Anonymous said...

Inspired ke? I dey vex...bad belly thinz. Lmao!

Ovio magik said...

Abegggg!!! Make them go collect fowl from their village head. In fact I deh vex wella!

Dora said...

I swear,OMG that's really awesome..buh this Boyz sha...

Anonymous said...

Must it be Harvard? Them nor see UNILAG, OAU, UNN, UI, UNIPORT UNIBEN and the rest. Abi them dey fear ASUU strike?

Anonymous said...

Lmao,u sharply coined a word already.


ogbonna onyinyechi said...

Dis is overinspiring! Really, its breath-taking and eye-opening!

TBLAZE said...

All na wash,this woman have been in two adminstrations now and still have not impressed,and I think she is over rated.

Anonymous said...

Good for them. But this their lips special ooo.lol.

Anonymous said...

Your a true NIGERIAN!

nice said...

I am very very inspired!!! I have access to all that these kids had but just dont have the "brains" for school. I hate studying, hate reading and hate having to sit thru hours of class. Wish I had the drive to get a good education but I don't. All my siblings went to Havard and or BU as well. Im the black sheep alright

Anonymous said...

naijas are frigging hilarious! I know that fool didnt say "dem swear for them dia family?"... lol! swear for a person about choosing good schools again? naijas wont kill me

Anonymous said...

Taaaa...lemme hear jor...she wz mumsy's classmate @ University of Nigeria...she felt lyk she wz goin 2 break d harvard chain by puttin UNN as her alma-mater...Nigerians r yet 2 learn dat d beginning doesn't mata bt d end-Linda Ikeja

missy said...

Lol!!No be small havardousness..

Anonymous said...

Really? That's their own archievment shaa.

I ask via Bonario's 3310 said...

What of her husband?

mamrito said...

Hahahahahahahahaha......can't stop laffing.some peeps dey jealous for state sha*lmao*very inspiring in ma dreamzz

Ruby said...

I have dreams to be an Harvard alumni some day...but I have been having sleepless nights on how and where to source fore fund. Now that Linda has inspired me, all I have to do is make the Iweala adopt me and that will be sorted.
Linda dear, please send me their home address so that I will go make them adopt me. Thank you in advance #big hug

Nuhu Abdul Rauf said...

congratulations to all

Anonymous said...

Hw can a man went to d university across nija to read social studies.

Anonymous said...

Truly inspiring.

Anonymous said...

I am so inspired I am going to walk into Harvard and get certificate.

e bonto said...

OBj,told one guy,"if I no b President,na ur Papa go b am?in other words,if Okonjo Iweala family r not all gradutes of Havard,will b d family of Bakin Zuwo? Ex governor,

Anonymous said...

Soo na havard nigerian money dy go?? Hmm she could av sent dem τ̲̅ȍ federal skul in 9ja so dy too will face d strikes we are facin here! Mtchww

Anonymous said...

Harvard ko harvard ni,dey no mention d hus,abi he no go sch?na dat woman follow dey cnfuse GEJ,Asuu dey strike abeg,now dat's very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Now I know where our country's money is going to.

Anonymous said...

Now I know where our country's money is going to.

Jerry Ovye said...

free me jare..lik ma bro terry G.

Anonymous said...

I am not INSPIRED one bit. I am a naija graduate, with a very good grade, they nor brillant pass me. Linda, abeg post 'Beauty Of The Day', a black lady with big breast will surely INSPIRE me.

Lisa, London said...

Almost impossible for this to happen in present day Oxford or Cambridge, they don't keep legacies like the US Ivies do.

Anonymous said...

You Zaynab, I am very sure you never finished seecondary education. You are so shallow minded. I pity you.

OY said...

Linda I guess u don't really understand what it means for one to inspire another, Otherwise, there is no way this their going to harvard is inspiring. They are blessed and fortunate to live by an existing legacy not that they worked hard or broke any record to be in harvard. Talk of inspirational person,lindoo, u are a true example.

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

@Zaynab; I seem to be very important to you, you are just a spasticated muttonhead! Your banter at me is quite lame though! I am so sure you have never being privileged to be honoured with a graduating certificate from a Polytechnic let alone a University that's why you are this pained and reek off with such puerile reasoning. Grow up child! Learn and read between the lines.

Anonymous said...

Loool I tire ooo!

Anonymous said...

inspired ko, outspired ni..story that touches the heart(akuko). lindi nawa oo..tell us how this affects the growing population in naija..ehn?

Anonymous said...

She use nija money take train her kids

Anonymous said...

Linda for hw long u need to approve my comment nahhhh

Njideka Chukwuma said...

WOW!!

Anonymous said...

Lool..true talk the boys no try at all

Anonymous said...

Her sons look weird biko so bookisious!!!

Anonymous said...

How does wizkid news put food on your table .

Anonymous said...

e betta sha.but if to say dem no get money nko? dem get d plenty money naim make dem all go dat kind betta skul.but what da hell! my own uni sef na skul n go finish too.

awolaja olufunmi said...

Lol!! Very havardous and the glasses too runs in the blood!!

Anonymous said...

Jesus

Anonymous said...

Na Book be their food 4 dat family oh! Very inspiring !y

Anonymous said...

Harvard Royals from Nigeria. Impressive!

Anonymous said...

It's their choice if they all went to Harvard, it's no big deal. There are many good universities all over the world. The annual rating is done by the USA, so it not a surprise they always put Harvard and Yale on top. My university, University London College(UCL) London, currently rated 4th in the world is BETTER than Harvard, yes, QUOTE ME. Small wonder it's ''London's Global University''. Students ALL OVER THE WORLD INCLUDING THE USA FLOCK HERE FOR KNOWLEDGE.

Anonymous said...

Lmao!!!

staff said...

Ah ah see this people, do they want to own the Harvard Library? Very inspiring indeed.

Anonymous said...

Pls God bless my daughters to go to Harvard!Amen

Anonymous said...

Her grand kids should then go to Yale. S so Harvard.

Jade said...

Wow!How inspiring. In other news, ASUU IS ON STRIKE! Nigerian leaders wake up! We need our own Harvard here in naija.

Anonymous said...

So which uni did the father of the kids graduate from?

Anonymous said...

But come to think of It, not every rich kids are inspired in schooling so I gv kudos to them...sometimes I see our elderly ppl that went to school as ppl that carried firewood because they all deny financial assistance from there parents, naso d life b then...so madam Harvard kip harvarding while the streets are hungry

Anonymous said...

Harvard cannot open d gates of Heaven

Anonymous said...

I'm sure your husband is also a drop out. God will break d yoke on ur own children o.

Anonymous said...

Guniness book of record things....

Anonymous said...

damn. where all those ignorant illiterate beggars from certain parts of the country that can only criticize. if na beans make dem try duplicate am na. never evr ever. props to this family. harvard no b beans.

Ugo Chime said...

Bet they have a rule in their family, no Harvard no school and started grooming them early. Nice strategy. I go try am for my pikin

Anonymous said...

No we are not in anyway inspired!wats inspiring bout going 2 d best schools bcus u have parents who can afford 2 send there?d inspiration wld be those who got in without any help,legacy or affiliations whatsoever.besides for all their education,wat impact av dey made?d onli pple dat inspire me are those who wake up daily 2 work n struggle 2 better demselves not pple who av money handed 2 dem.bill gates dropped outta school and 2day he's helped change d world and he's d richest man in d world,now dats an INSPIRATION!

Anonymous said...

Ok, so they are genetically wired to Havard. We hope their children won't come out with heads shaped like a graduating cap. Now that would really be something!

Anonymous said...

Linda na so Harvard people dey luk like? I wonder how many gurl way go deyy rush to kiss that kpomo lips cuzz dem heear Harvard, if u like no post ma tweet

Anonymous said...

That family rocks! God really blessed them with a powerful IQ.I pray for such great intelligence for my unborn children.

Anonymous said...

ok, my dad went to Unilag & so did four of his sons (most of them on scholarship). Are you inspired?

BLOGLORD said...

Its a Harvard affair! Issokay

Anonymous said...

inspired to do what pls????? are u jokers???? coz dey all went to harvard??? good for dem, but why should i be inspired?? inspired to go to harvard??? lmao... not when i av a good B.A and MBA from one of d best unis in Nigeria... OAU

austinaija.com said...

loooooooooooooool @ 'are you inspired'. Nice one! I think the Iwealas should be given a share in Havard then.

Anonymous said...

WHAT???!

Olufunmi Afolabi said...

LOL! it will b more inspiring if they were all on scholarship i think.. good for them sha

YCFOnline.com

nydraps said...

Hahahahahaaa,....♍Ɣ guy i'm inspired..

Anonymous said...

You forgot
even their house help n gate man, went to Harvard too.

their pets are trained by Harvard trained VETERINARY , which automatically makes them products of Harvard too.

U NEVER SEE ANYTHING
YET ALL SHE SAYS ALL THE TIME IS THAT THE IS NO MONEY IN NIGERIA, NIGERIA IS BROKE, GETTING BROKE

KayDiaries said...

Lol @ are you inspired now? Linda you're clown.

Anonymous said...

Im inspired to steal money so my kids can go to Harvard

Just Me said...

Their nose dey Harvardly BIG o!!!

Anonymous said...

.........Y wudnt they b.........dats y our eductional system is laid to waste cz their own kids a'int skulin in ƌ̲̣̣̣̥ country...........

Anonymous said...

Havard graduates family members have auto admission Linda.Dont show the world that you aint informed.i think your orientation is showing off.Her parents admission in Havard gave her,hers have her kids and it will continue.thats why some rich guys try to at least go to Havard Business Schoolto make way for their kids.Get this Linda so that you dont always appear uninformed.

Anonymous said...

You don't even trust in your own system

dudette said...

I pity our generation in this country,I feel sad! So cos they grauated from harvard they are now an inspiration to you all,like seriously??? Ok let's put it this way what if it was unilag or OAU etc wuld it still be an inspiring story? So those that graduated frm naija skools wat do we call them? These are the same pple that comes with their degree and our graduates are shoved behind..my dears, good for them they went to harvard! But let us appreciate our own and work on our own academic system.so people let's not exagerate here abeeeeeeg!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous July 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM You said it all. This will be a feat and inspiring only when, against all odds, they got admitted in to Harvard based on their brilliance via scholarship. Not when you have to money to pay tuition and someone to put in a word for you. Linda be wise you seem to be carried away with this naija unnecessary hero worship.

Anonymous said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Inspired? I'm jealous...and beefing too! Na only them sabi book? (long hiss). Impressive anyway. more feathers to their caps

Anonymous said...

No wonder the fool " mother" just assume rubbish for us here in Nigeria,she spent most of her life outside Nigeria.. They kw don't what we are passing through in Nigeria system of education. Government needs to start appoint those people that leave and study in Nigeria.. We don't need fools that knows nothing abt d real Nigeria system

Anonymous said...

Let harvard open there branch here and they should let the family be in charge. But mind you that dosnt make them better than the students here

Anonymous said...

This is lovely how I wish Nigeria will be better 2morrow so 4yrs course will be 4 not 7 or 8 wit d strike I weep for my dear country I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

The fact that you ride bicycle to the farm, does not mean your yam will come out better. Everything in life is by his grace. Quite interesting CV for the family, but at whose expense? I am not hating. Wishing me and other readers a greater height.

Anonymous said...

From ur lil speech, I can tell Harvad certainly dint make a mistake by admittn u... Ur speech is mre inspiring dan dat of d previous story of Mrs Iweala.. Wish u all the best in ur studies

~its all bau me~

Anonymous said...

All of you complaining that how has the daughther improved the healthcare of Nigeria.Pls when did it become their responsibility to improve Nigeria?You graduates of Nigerian universities how have you impacted on your country? and for those saying its government money she used to send her kids to schoool check the dates and see if it happened during her tenure in Nigeria.Stop hating on others if you want to progress in life.

Hrm paul ojeih said...

Harvard my foot wole soyinka go Harvard fela go Harvard gani go Harvard yet they are first class brains abeg forget Harvard joor d banj go Harvard donjazzy go Harvard p square go Harvard make i hear word see dem with their glasses abi na havard dem give dem dat bottles to wear

Anonymous said...

Very well written.obviously one of the very few intelligent contributors on this blog.

NB said...

Kini big deal.Shud we start dancing azonto. They didnt attend havard becos they are so brilliant, once u have money any hegoat can go there. How has she transformed d lives of nigerians with her Harvard degree. She and Jonathan seems to be part of the problems of Nigeria currently. They can all go and hug transformer.

Anonymous said...

okay,me and my family,generation graduated from university of ibadan,is that news to you?NEXT PLS!!!

Anonymous said...

Ngozi okonji iweala and her uglyyyy beasts
Abeg wld dis make Asuu strike to end
Good radiance

Anonymous said...

Haha! Love your response PC! I thought the comment was uncalled for. Hopefully she won't try to coin a ridiculous comeback hehe #JayBeyBlu

Anonymous said...

I don't think Zaynab is as dumb as you portrayed her, she asked a valid question instigated by your comment. U asked how the story impacts your live but u never ask same on a story about Rihannas body and all other trivial things. It shows a condescending attitude towards knowledge and intelligence and thats a big problem in Nigeria - The value system is so bad that people celebrate trivialities and condemn substance. It's not easy studying in Harvard even if u have money to pay. They must have worked hard to be there.

Anonymous said...

Howard Gardner, aa accomplished educator at Harvard University in his famous book on intelligence theory titled, "Frame of Mind:The Eight Multiple Intelligences" was able to prove that intelligence is not about passing or failing an examination but all about how a person is able to influence his or her society so attending Harvard is not a big deal. It is a big deal if the graduate can use the Harvard degree to change his or her society to be a better place.This is an educational contribution from a US-based Nigerian educator.

Anonymous said...

Yes..Very Inspired

Blessing Omagbon Yovwe said...

shooo ths 1 pass me ooo, why r dey looking lips lips like ths???...... sis Linda! is ds d best pix u can get of them, abi u self dey find talks???

Anonymous said...

a lot of haters on this page. Appreciate the grace of God and it will come your way. I did not go to Havard, but my wish is that my kids will.

People just hate.

Anne Ojumu said...

Hahahahaha.....loool

Anonymous said...

and the economic problems of Nigeria has still not been solved. Harvard is obviously not working.

Anonymous said...

Inspiration Ȋ̝̊̅§ wen a child with no parents sponsored him/herself out of university....I'm impressed bt nt inspired...BTW...we've got intelligent people down here without Harvard Cert....that's a family achievement nt ̶̷̩̥̊͡ǎ̜̣̍t d whole country should be reeling over

Anonymous said...

Linda an inspirational story goes when one succeeds beyond crazy odds! this is more of a legacy and not an inspiration. If her kids didn't go to Harvard then what's the essence of being the second in command of FRN?????? its not inspiration at all. My father finished from uni of Glasgow and we all have attended school in the UK...how inspirational is that?

Anonymous said...

inspired? NO!
children are at home bcus of strike, & how can a naija man afford it on his salary btw?
am thinking right how we r going 2 survive this month.
God dey! #shrugs#

Anonymous said...

As a true Igbo son, I don't give a hoot. My 10 containers are coming in from China next month. They can eat their certificates. How that one take concern me?

With all the certificates, she is still under an illiterate, alcoholic President. Havard grad. vs. Otuoke grad? LOL

Anonymous said...

Dat one na psychology lecturer or something,busy having affairs with his students

Anonymous said...

@Anon 10:57 a man can "went" to university across "nija" to read social studies so he won't have 2 write or speak English like you. #disgraceful# Go back to school child! Meg.

wonderman said...

From the dates you posted, they all went to Havard after she had been made a minister. They did not go on scholarship. ASUU is still on strike. Go ahead, inspire me.

GLAM ME PRO said...

In as much Harvard is a great school and we all wish same but honestly this is not inspiring coming from one of our leaders. Tomorrow u hear same for jonathans kids and a whole bunch of them nd u call that inspiring. Dangotez family can do Harvard and I will say oh yes he earned it! Not in a bad way all am saying is; why go all d way abroad when we have schools in naija? Yea,cos its for the poor masses right? Why travel all d way to India and uk to get medical checkups when we have plenty hospitals here that u have refused to equip! And nwa ogbenye goes to those places and die accidentally cos of lack of proper diagnosis. I was present at an event that Coscharis did a talk many years ago, and he said stg very inspiring" he made sure all his children studied in naija" not bcos he didn't have money to take them out but to discipline them and make them understand what life is about. Because she is one of our leaders and they aren't doing any good to our country in terms of schools n hospitals, well am not inspired.. my take!

Anonymous said...

Let it be a crime to me If I don't give my kids a better life and education than what I got from my parents, though my parents tried so well from the little they had...so help me God, amen.

SIMPLYCOCK said...

I see nothing, absolutely nothing inspiring about their Harvard story. For their pocket!!!

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