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Sanya Dojo Onabamiro: Scientist and Statesman (1913 – 1985)

Nigerian Copepodologist and Statesman For some decades, I have been interested in the history of the study of copepods (small crustaceans in oceans and fresh water).  When one of my colleagues asked me for biographical information on Sanya Onabamiro we were both surprised that there was so little material readily …

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First Indigenes to Achieve Significant Success

THE NAMES OF THE FIRST AGO-IWOYE SONS AND DAUGHTERS TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN ONE IMPORTANT ENTERPRISE OR ANOTHER NAMES YEAR ACHIEVEMENT M. O . Dada, O.B. E. 1919 The First ordained Minister of Religion. He entered the ministry in 1919 and was the first and only African Chairman of the …

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18th – 20th Century

Groups and Union Names Period Egbe Basale 1777 Egbe Lowuru 1781 Egbe Legbeta 1785 Egbe Ile Segun 1789 Egbe Motukoya 1793 Egbe Ile Sanya 1801 Egbe Ile Sewo 1805 Egbe Ile Ikanigbo 1809 Egbe Modaragun 1813 Egbe Botewa 1817 Egbe Kotetan 1821 Egbe Otekase 1825 Egbe Kele 1829 Egbe Mayegun …

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Present Day Achievers

THE NAMES OF THE AGO-IWOYE SONS AND DAUGHTERS TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN ONE IMPORTANT ENTERPRISE OR ANOTHER Name Year Achievement Chief Mrs. Florence Adeyinka Ogundipe nee Obajimi Fondly known as Mama Nurse or Mama Mamu. She passed away on the 1st of March 2012. Mrs Ogundipe was a well loved, …

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The Reality of a Yoruba Country

The Reality of a Yoruba Country Today, the mainstream Yorubas struggling to become an independent nation, was in 1914 arbitrarily merged with other ethnic groups of the Southern and Northern protectorates to become Nigeria. Yorubaland had earlier been divided between British and French colonialists. Yoruba people, the largest homogenous ethnic …

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