Emeritus Professor Adelola ADELOYE (1935 – 2021)

Emeritus Professor Adelola ADELOYE (1935 – 2021)

2nd Nigerian Doctor to qualify as a Neurological Surgeon in 1967 Quintessential Neurological Surgeon, Neurologist, Distinguished Academic, Medical Historian, and Biographer (July 18, 1935 – April 8, 2021) DAWN Commission commiserates with families, friends and associates of the second Nigerian doctor to qualify as a Neurological Surgeon, Emeritus Professor Adelola Adeloye who died on April 8, […]

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Professor Michael Abiola OMOLEWA

Professor Michael Abiola OMOLEWA

DAWN Commission celebrates Professor Michael Abiola Omolewa as he joins the league of octogenarians. Happy 80th BIRTHDAY Emeritus Professor Michael OMOLEWA Professor Michael Abiola Omolewa was born in Ipoti Ekiti on April 1 1941, in the former Western region of Nigeria. He grew up at a time when Nigerians were starting to agitate for “improved […]

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Gen. Christopher Oluwole ROTIMI (Rtd.)

Gen. Christopher Oluwole ROTIMI (Rtd.)

DAWN Commission celebrates General Christopher Oluwole ROTIMI (Rtd.), former Governor of Western State of Nigeria on the occasion of his 86th Birthday Anniversary. Christopher Oluwole ROTIMI was born on February 20, 1935, in Abeokuta. He attended Kings College Lagos, after which he earned a BA at the University College Ibadan. He joined the Nigerian Army […]

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Alhaji Lateef Kayode JAKANDE

Alhaji Lateef Kayode JAKANDE

The First Civilian Governor of Lagos State DAWN Commission mourns the passage of Alhaji Lateef Kayode JAKANDE who died after a brief illness on Thursday, 11th  February, 2021 at the age of 91. Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande was a renowned journalist and the first civilian Governor of Lagos State. He began his career in journalism […]

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Professor Adebayo Yusuf Cameron GRILLO

Professor Adebayo Yusuf Cameron GRILLO

The Quintessential Master Artist and Educator Widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Yusuf Grillo has led a prolific career that has shaped the discourse of modern art in the country. Emerging to prominence and international recognition in the 1960s and 1970s, Grillo’s work is deeply influenced by the characteristics of traditional […]

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Chief Joseph Oladele SANUSI, CON

Chief Joseph Oladele SANUSI, CON

Chief Joseph Oladele SANUSI, CON Former GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK of NIGERIA Born on September 24, 1938 in Ogbagi Akoko, Ondo State, Chief Joseph Sanusi studied at the South-west London College and Kingston College of Technology, England from 1962-1965, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1969 and became Fellow of the Nigerian Institute […]

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Orlando Julius Ekemode

Orlando Julius Ekemode

Orlando Julius Ekemode Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist Orlando Julius is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is credited as one of the first musicians to fuse US R&B into traditional highlife music, creating his own influential Afrobeat sound during the mid-‘60s. Fondly called OJ by his friends and admirers, Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya […]

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Chief Razaq Akanni OKOYA

Chief Razaq Akanni OKOYA

Razaq Akanni OKOYA Chairman, ELEGANZA Groups Chief Razaq Akanni Okoya was born in Lagos on January 12, 1940, to Tiamiyu Ayinde and Alhaja Idiatu Okoya. He attended Ansar-ud-Deen Primary School, Oke-Popo, Lagos, and this ended up providing his only formal education. With a tailor for a father, Razaq spent most of his after-school hours learning […]

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Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, CON

Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, CON

Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, CON A Boardroom Colossus DAWN Commission celebrates Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, CON  on the occasion of his 80th Birthday  Born on 7th September, 1940, in Agege, Lagos State, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye attended King’s College, Lagos, 1954-58 and trained at Messrs Akintola Williams and Co. His erudition became more manifest when he was under […]

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