Professor Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka Nigerian Playwright, Poet, Author, Teacher, Political Activist and Nobel Laureate  DAWN Commission celebrates our very own literary icon, intellectual social critic, inspiring activist, globally renowned, Africa’s finest, respected Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on the occasion of his 86th Birthday Celebration         Professor Akínwándé Olúwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyínká was born […]

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Honourable Olawale Oshun

Honourable Olawale Oshun

DAWN Commission celebrates Honourable Wale Oshun, Chairman of the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), on the occasion of his PLATINUM Jubilee Birthday Celebration The organisation he leads, ARG, birthed the Western Nigeria Development Agenda which culminated to the setting up of DAWN Commission by the Governors of the States of Western Nigeria (SoWN) Happy 70th Birthday […]

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Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya

Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya

The Nucleus of Nigerian Highlife Music DAWN Commission mourns the passage of “The Evil Genius of Highlife”, Dr. Victor Olaiya who died after a brief illness at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 at the age of 89. Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya was born on December 31, 1932, in Calabar and had […]

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Tunji Oyelana

Tunji Oyelana

…Celebrating Uncle Tunji Oyelana at 80! Tunji Oyelana, or Uncle Tunji, as he is fondly called by his loved ones, clocked 80 Years Old on the 4th of October 2019 He is, unarguably, a fantastic actor, a seasoned singer, a brilliant composer, an activist, and a perfect gentleman.  Uncle Tunji was born in the ancient […]

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Lt. Gen. Ipoola Alani Akinrinade (Rtd.) CFR, GCON, Ph.D. (Honoris causa) is 80!!!

Lt. Gen. Ipoola Alani Akinrinade (Rtd.) CFR, GCON, Ph.D. (Honoris causa) is 80!!!

…80 Meritorious Years …a man so TRUE, a man so RESOLUTE We celebrate General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade as he officially joins the League of Octogenarians. A Consummate Omoluabi and a Fine Gentleman, in person of Dr. Adebowale Olukayode Adeagbo, celebrates his Golden Jubilee Lieutenant General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade, “the General”, is a native of Yakooyo, […]

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Chief Lere Paimo Clocks 80!!!

Chief Lere Paimo Clocks 80!!!

Chief Lere Paimo, aka, Eda Onile Ola officially joined the league of Octogenarians on Thursday, 19th of September, 2019 Chief Lere Paimo was born on September 19, 1939 in Ile Ikoyi Odan, Ogbomoso. His father was a tobacco and yam farmer, the leader of the local farmers’ organization. His mother was a trader. Lere was […]

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Ambassador Kayode Oguntuase Pays Working Visit to DAWN Commission

Ambassador Kayode Oguntuase Pays Working Visit to DAWN Commission

The Director-General of DAWN Commission, Mr. Seye Oyeleye, received in audience the Nigerian Ambassador to Benin, Ambassador Kayode Oguntuase, on Friday, 13th September, 2019 at the office of the Commission. The Director-General emphasized the need to foster a mutually-benefitting relationship between the Yoruba citizens in Nigeria and Benin Republic and also through DAWN Commission explore […]

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Prof Jide Osuntokun: Yoruba and Burden of History in the Politics of Nigeria – 2

Prof Jide Osuntokun: Yoruba and Burden of History in the Politics of Nigeria – 2

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the government of western Nigeria knew the importance of history in nation-building and therefore established the Yoruba historical scheme under the late Professor Saburi Biobaku, who was sometimes Registrar of University of Ibadan, Secretary to the Government of Western Nigeria, before becoming Vice Chancellor of the University of […]

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