Yoruba

Gov. Makinde To Inaugurate Yoruba Language Millionaire Contest

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, would inaugurate the Yoruba language millionaire contest, the members of the Yoruba Language Teachers Association in Secondary Schools, Egbe Akomolede, have said. The President of Akomolede, Omowumi Faleye, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the contest scheduled for May is being organised by the Yoruba …

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DAWN Partners YWC, OICL on Yoruba Language Revival

In a bid to revive Yoruba langauge and culture in secondary schools across the South West region, the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) has entered into a partnership with Yoruba World Center (YWC) Oodua Investment Company Limited (OICL). Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on Yoruba Language and Culture Revival, held at DAWN Commission Headquarters, …

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Yoruba Historical Conversations – 13th Edition

13th Edition of the DAWN Yoruba Historical Conversations Topic: Lagos in Yoruba History: Overcoming the Politics of Alienation Guest Speaker: Prof. Rasheed Olaniyi Date: Wed. 4th August, 2021 Venue: Subomi Balogun Hall, U.I. Hotels, University of Ibadan     Prof. Rasheed Oyewole Olaniyi Profile RASHEED OYEWOLE OLANIYI is a Professor of Economic and Social History …

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Prof 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 88th Birthday Celebration Professor Akínwándé Olúwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyínká was born on 13 July 1934 …

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of NIGERIA

DAWN Commission celebrates the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON on the occasion of his 63rd Birthday Anniversary on Sunday, 8th March, 2020. Oluyemi Oluleke “Yemi” Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, a Nigerian Politician and Lawyer, is the current Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was sworn …

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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!!!

…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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