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Prof Jide Osuntokun to interview Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

THE popular Toyin Falola Interview series has announced that the renowned academic and diplomat, Prof Jide Osuntokun has been chosen to interview its next guest, the renowned, influential and vocal Yoruba monarch, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.

Convener of the Interview series, emeritus professor of History, Professor Toyin Falola, said guests can join the “conversation with the Iku Baba Yeye, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III” on:

Sunday, October 24, 2021
5:00 PM Nigeria
4:00 PM GMT
11:00 AM Austin CST

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JIDE Osuntokun completed his B.A. at Ibadan in 1966 and his Ph.D. at Dalhousie in 1970. This has been followed by a long and distinguished career as a professor, administrator, and ambassador. Now a Professor Emeritus both at the University of Lagos and Redeemer’s University, his productivity has been legendary. Among his notable books are POWER BROKER: A Biography of Sir. Kashim Ibrahim; Chief S.L.A. Akintola: His Life and Times; Nigeria in the First World War; Equatorial Guinea – Nigerian Relations, The Diplomacy of Labour; and Government and Politics for West African Students. He received the Presidential Honour, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo in 1970, and Officer, Order of the Niger (OON), Nigeria in 2004. The fascinating story of his life has been captured in the memoir ABIDAKUN: An Autobiography of Professor Akinjide Osuntokun.

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