Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati, public servant and journalist known for his accomplishments as public intellectual and stints in media relations was born 1965 in Abeokuta. In 2011, Reuben Abati was appointed as the…

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Akede Eko

Akede Eko was the colonial times weekly newspaper founded in 1928 by Isaac B. Thomas. Akede Eko, published in Yoruba and English, started with 600 copies per week but started to enjoy its own…

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Mojola Agbebi

Mojola Agbebi is the native name of the poet and advocate of Ethiopianism, who was born April 10, 1860 as David Brown Vincent in Ilesha. Mojola repudiated his European name in 1894, the year he…

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Adeyemo Alakija

Adeyemo Alakija was born Placido Assumpcao in 1884. He changed his name to the original family name, Alakija in the year he was called to Bar in the London Inner Temple; 1913. This was possible…

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Adeoye Deniga

Adeoye Deniga was a journalist and editor of Eko Akete popularly called “The Professor” on account of his numerous literary productions, the first of which was in 1917. Three years later, he…

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Joseph Odumosu

Joseph Odumosu, founder of the Aborigines Society with strong base in Lagos, was born in 1863 to ‘Daddy Odubela’ of Ita Ntebo, Ijebu Ode. Odumosu acted as the leader of Ijebu Christians during…

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Hezekiah Oladapo Davies

Hezekiah Oladapo Davies was a leading Nigerian nationalist, born in Lagos on 5 April 1905 to “Spiritual Moses”, who was one of the founders of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church. Hezekiah was…

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Daily Times

Daily Times is the first substantive Nigerian daily newspaper, founded by a member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Richard Braw, with a group of other European businessmen and Adeyemo Alakija….

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Olusegun Osoba

Olusegun Osoba, is the journalist and politician who twice became the governor of Ogun state. Osoba was born in 1941 and educated at Methodist Boys’ High School, Lagos between 1956 and 1960….

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Iwe Irohin

Iwe Irohin was the bilingual newspaper published by the Church Missionary Society in Abeokuta from 1859 to 1867. The principal contents of the paper were marriage announcements, church news, post…

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