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SEVEN LEADING HUMANISTIC SCHOLARS ADMITTED INTO THE COLLEGE OF FELLOWS OF THE NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF LETTERS!

SEVEN LEADING HUMANISTIC SCHOLARS ADMITTED INTO THE COLLEGE OF FELLOWS OF THE NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF LETTERS!

Today, June 1, 2022, I am delighted to announce that seven leading humanistic scholars have been conferred the award of the Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL). They have been admitted into the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy based on their outstanding contributions to scholarship and extension of frontiers of knowledge in their various subfields of the Humanities. The Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Letters are a group of distinguished scholars of the humanities, nominated and elected in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the humanistic scholarship.

The seven new Fellows have been elected following a robust review process; they have been recognised for the excellence of their research outputs. The new Fellows of NAL, highly accomplished in their fields, are as follows:

  1. Professor Roseline Oro Aziza (Linguistics – Regular Fellow)
  2. Professor Godini Gabriel Darah (Literature/English – Regular Fellow)
  3. Professor Oluyemisi Adebowale (Literature/Yoruba- Regular Fellow)
  4. Professor Alex Chinwuba Asigbo (Theatre Arts – Regular Fellow)
  5. Professor Yakubu Aboki Ochefu (History- Regular Fellow)
  6. Olumuyiwa Adebanjo Falaiye (Philosophy – Regular Fellow)
  7. Professor Emeritus John Ayotunde I. Bewaji (Overseas Fellow – Philosophy)

Two Honorary Fellows have also been elected:

  1. Chief Olusola Akintola Osuntokun – a veteran journalist; columnist; editorial consultant of many of the most outstanding Nigerian newspapers; corporate, national and international media guru; media proprietor; political analyst; theorist; activist, and media intellectual
  2. Odia Ofeimun – a well-garlanded and decorated Nigerian poet, essayist, dramatist, activist, journalist, politician and polemicist. He has established himself as one of the leading poets in Africa with several poetry collections to his name.

Allow me to convey, on behalf of the College of Fellows, the Executive Committee and Members of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, my warmest congratulations on your appointments as Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. Wishing you every success in your new status.

Professor Ayobami Kehinde
Secretary, Nigerian Academy of Letters

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