<<November 17, 2000>>
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Tunji Lardner, CEO
West African Ngo Network
Agenda Consulting
Nigeria Limited
710 West End Avenue, Suite 11B
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 678-2237
Fax: (212) 316-3398

Dear Tunji:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I). Yes, it was my great pleasure
to have met with you at the Columbia seminar, too.

(2) I am also very happy to know of your willingness to initiate the
connection with Nigeria for our Global University System project.

For this, I would suggest that you follow the suit of our Filipino
counterparts as indicated in my previous list distribution;

"GUS/Philippines coalition formed in Manila, 10/25-31/00 - November 15,
2000" which can be retrieved at


(3) As the first step, pls explore followings;

(a) Locate interest groups in Nigeria -- preferably higher education
institutions which have Leland connections at 128 Kbps,

(b) Some institutions who can invite me for an initial face-to-face
mtg for planning a workshop/demonstrations.

(c) Locate their preferred counterpart educational institutions in
North America, since we prefer to have a pair of institutions in
both side, i.e., one in North America (or Europe) and the other in Nigeria.

(4) As mentioned during our mtg, you can find materials of our Global
University System (GUS), Global Broadband Internet (GBI) and Global
Service Trust Fund (GSTF) projects at Reference web sites:" at


Pls retrieve my full paper on GUS there -- which hard copy I
showed to you at the Columbia seminar.

Pls have a very fruitful trip to Nigeria and I look forward to hearing the
result of your trip.

Best, Tak

(a) I received another scam email msg from Nigeria last night.

From: Agenda2@aol.com
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 13:27:02 EST
Subject: Greetings from Tunji Lardner
To: utsumi@columbia.edu

Dear Dr.Takeshi Utsumi:
It was great meeting you yesterday at the Columbia seminar.
This is short note to stay connect with you via e-mail. I am thrilled by the
prospects of working with you on the Global University and other IT related
projects for Nigeria and by extension, West Africa. I am especially
interested in the first step of a feasibility study based on a grant from
INFODEV. As you intimated yesterday, if you are looking for a partnering
Africa, please consider WANGONeT and Agenda Consulting as credible and
reliable partners. I leave for Nigeria on Saturday, if there is anything I
can do, please let me know. Please stay in touch. Sincerely, Tunji Lardner
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
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