Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya

Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya

The Nucleus of Nigerian Highlife Music Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya was born on December 31, 1932, in Calabar and had his elementary education in Owerri. His parents, Alfred Omolona Olaiya and Bathsheba Owolabi Motajo, came from Ijesha-Ishu in Ekiti State. He began to develop his musical talents when he joined the school band at the […]

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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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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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