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DAWN Commission is dedicated to honouring the history of the Southwest Region by highlighting those who have made remarkable strides in its development. Their efforts must not be overlooked. Therefore, we celebrate these individuals as Akinkanju.
PROFESSOR NIYI OSUNDARE
Apr
2019

Professor Niyi Osundare was born in 1947 in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He is a prolific poet, dramatist and literary critic, essayist, and media columnist. He was educated on three continents: B.A. (Honours) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, M.A. from the ...

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Lt. General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade was born on 3rd October 1939 at Yakoyo near Ile Ife, in present ...

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL ALANI IPOOLA AKINRINADE

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Lt. General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade was born on 3rd October 1939 at Yakoyo near Ile Ife, in present ...

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