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NAL to Induct 34 New Members, Invests 11 New Fellows

NAL to Induct 34 New Members, Invests 11 New Fellows

The Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) has slated 34 scholars across disciplines for induction and 11 members to be invested as new Fellows at its 24th convocation and induction programme, which holds from Wednesday, August 10 to Friday, August 12, 2022.

Osuntokun and Ofeimun Make the List of Fellows

The three-day event, titled, “Cultural Commonalities in Nigeria’s Heterogeneity”, will have Professor Simeon Olusegun Ilesanmi delivering the convocation lecture titled, “The Republic of Dignity: The Nigerian Common Humanity in a Culturally Heterogeneous Nigeria”.

The event will be held physically at J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, while other interested individuals can join through a zoom link: ID: 87299249918.

Scholars slated to speak at the scientific session of the event are Professor Egodi Uchendu, Professor Emmanuel S. Dandaura and Professor Gideon Sunday Omachonu. The trio will speak on “Historical Indications of Cultural Commonalities in Nigeria’s Heterogeneity”, “Navigating Nigeria’s Multiculturalism and the National Identity Question” and “Cultural Commonalities in Nigeria’s Heterogeneity:  A Linguistic Perspective” respectively.

However, the new members to be inducted at the event are Professors Friday Nwankwo Ndubuisi, Dan Okey Chukwu, Isaac E. Ukpokolo, Nkechi Mercy Christopher, Olakunbi O. Olasope, AbdulRasheed Abiodun Adeoye, Victor Osaro Edo, Victor Okoro Ukaogo, John Obasikene, Olusanjo Matthew Abayomi Daramola, Sule Emmanuel Egya, Oyekanmi Paul Taiwo, Ikechukwu Anthony Kanu, Mike Odugbo Odey, Oladiipo Jacob Ajiboye, Akinbiyi M. Akinlabi and Abayomi Kizito Folorunso.

Others are Professors Afolorunso Olalekan Dairo, Ademola Adeleke, Taiwo Olayemi Soneye, Angela Chinyere Nwagbara, John Ebute Agaba, Oyeronke Olademo, Gowon Ama Doki, Akinwumi Ogundiran, Olukoya Joseph Ogen, Muraino Olayiwola Oso, Rotimi Williams Olatunji, Benjamin Olumuyiwa Popoola, Elizabeth Onyedi Ezenweke, Anyebe Ted Anyebe, Caleb Oladele Orimoogunje, Emmanuel Folorunso Taiwo and Umaru A. Pate.

Those to be invested as new Fellows are Professors Roseline Oro Aziza (Linguistics – Regular Fellow), Godini Gabriel Darah (Literature/English –   Regular Fellow), Oluyemisi Adebowale (Literature/Yoruba-Regular Fellow), Alex Chinwuba Asigbo (Theatre Arts -Regular Fellow), Yakubu Aboki Ochefu (History- Regular Fellow) and Olumuyiwa Adebanjo Falaiye (Philosophy-Regular Fellow).

Others are Professor Emeritus John Ayotunde I. Bewaji (Overseas Fellow – Philosophy), Professors Simeon Olusegun Ilesanmi (Overseas Fellow – Religious Studies), Justus Obi Joseph Nwachukwu-Agbada (Regular Fellow – Literature), Mr Odia Ofeimun – (Honorary Fellow) and Chief Olusola Akintola Osuntokun (Honorary Fellow).

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