Bola Akinterinwa; Nigerian Diplomat. Born August 8, 1950 in Ile-Oluji, Ondo State. He was educated as St. Andrews Primary School, Ile-Oluji, 1957-62; St. Joseph’s College Ondo, 1965-69; University of Paris, Sorbonne, 1973-975; Institute of Advanced International Studies, Paris, 1975-78. Akinterinwa also served at instances in his career as a lecturer and journalist.
Akinterinwa was appointed audit clerk, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, 1970-73; translator and protocol assistant, Embassy of Nigeria, Paris, 1984. He was a lecturer at the Nigeria Institute for International Affairs, NIIA, for several years. In 1996, he became the editorial page Editor, ThisDay Newspapers. He was once a treasurer of Nigerian Society of International Affairs. Akinterinwa was appointed special assistant to Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs and also became the Director-General of the NIIA[i]. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Celestial Church of Christ[ii].
[i] Westerner August 17, 2009
[ii] The Guardian 24 March, 2018