Asiwaju Anthony Ijaola was born on April 27, 1939 in Imeko, Ogun State, Nigeria. He is the Son of Peter Egbedele and Maria Osu-Ajini (Agbaosi) Asiwaju.
78 yr old Prof had his Bachelor with honors degree in History, from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1966 and Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, 1971.
Headmaster St. Stephen’s Catholic School, Asokere-Obo-Odo, Nigeria, 1960. Teacher St. Stephen’s Catholic Secretary Modern School, Ado-Odo, Nigeria, 1960, St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Abekuta, Nigeria, 1961—1962. Tutor St. Mark’s Catholic Teacher Training College, Iperu-Remo, 1962—1963, Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode, 1966.
From lecturer to professor history University Lagos, Nigeria, since 1969, head department history, 1979—1982, dean faculty of arts, 1983—1985, director Center for African Regional Integration and Border Studies, since 2001. Commissioner international boundaries National Boundary Commission, Lagos, 1988—1994. Consultant in field.
The 7th Edition of the Yoruba Historical Conversations comes up this Friday, 29th September, 2017 with Professor Emeritus Anthony Asiwaju as the Guest Lecturer