ABIMBOLA, Prof Ogunwande

Born June 26, 1936



BA, MA, Ph.D,

Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Felicia Olanrewaju
State of Origin: Oyo Town, Oyo State.
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 2
Profession historian, university administrator
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Appointed Junior Research fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, 1963-65; Lecturer, University of Lagos, 1966-72; Senior Research fellow, Yoruba Studies, University of Ife (now ObafemiAwolowo University),lle-Ife, 1972; Acting Head, Institute of African Languages and Literature, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife, 1972-76; appointed Professor of Languages and Linguistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife, since 1976; Head, Department of Languages and Linguistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife, 1976-77; Dean, Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife, 1977-79; visiting professor of Comparative Religions Ethics, Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA, 1980-81; appointed Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife,1982 -1990

L A Town School, Oyo, Native Authority Durbar School, Oyo, 1945-52, Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, 1952-58, University College (now University of Ibadan), Ibadan, 1959-63, Northwestern University Evanston, Illinios, USA, 1965-66, University of Lagos, 1967-70

Gubernatorial Aspirant, defunct Social Democratic Party; Political Party: member, defunct Social Democratic Party;

Awise Agbaye of Yorubaland

Ijinle Ohun Enu IfaApaKini; Ijinle Ohun Enu Ifa Apa Keji


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