The management of the University of Ibadan has announced recipients of the institution’s honorary degrees.
They are Nobel Laureate Professor Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka, Globacom chairman Otunba Mike Adeniyi Isola Adenuga, Jr. (GCON), Chief Oluwole Oladapo Olanipekun, SAN, OFR, Emeritus Professor Theophilus Oladapo Ogunlesi, OFR, and Emeritus Professor Tekena Nitonye Tamuno.
Find below the abridged short citations of the recipients.
1. Chief Oluwole Oladapo Olanipekun, SAN, OFR: Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and immediate past Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University of Ibadan Governing Council 2009 – 2013 (LL.D).
2. Emeritus Professor Theophilus Oladapo Ogunlesi, OFR, FAS, FRCP, FMCPN, DFMCN, FWACP: First Nigerian Professor of Medicine, First Nigerian Head of the Department of Medicine and the First Nigerian to obtain the Membership and later Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London (D.Sc.).
3. Emeritus Professor Tekena Nitonye Tamuno: First alumnus of the University of Ibadan to become its Vice-Chancellor (D.Litt.).
4. Otunba Mike Adeniyi Isola Adenuga, Jr. GCON: An outstanding industrialist who sits atop Africa’s largest business empire comprising oil and gas, telecommunications, aviation, banking and real estate; building his companies in each of these sectors into major players (D.Sc.).
5. Professor Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka: An essayist, poet, novelist, first African Nobel Prize Winner for Literature in 1986 and wonderful alumnus of the University (D.Litt.).
The conferment ceremony would be held on Monday November 17 by 10am at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan