ADEBAYO, Chief Cornelius Olatunji

Born February 24, 1941




B.A., M.A

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State of Origin: Kwara
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Profession educationist, businessman, politician
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Previous Appointments:

Lecturer in English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1969-73; Head, Department of English, Kwara State Polytechnic, 1973-75; comm of Education, Kwara State, 1975-76; Commissioner of Information, Kwara State, 1976-77; Commissioner of Economic Development and Local Government. Kwara State, 1977-78; Senator, National Assembly, Lagos, 1979-83; gov. Kwara State, October-December, 1983; Chairman/CEO, COSA Limited. Ilorin; Minister of Commerce, 2003; Minister of Communications 2003-2007.

Nigeria’s English Studies Association, 1980: Association of Commonwealth Literature Studies, 1980-83; Inter-Parliamentary Council/Vice President, Nigerian Group, 1981-83; sec-Movement for National Reformation, 1992-93; National Democratic Coalition, went into self exile, 1996; returned in 1998;

All Saints Anglican School, Oke-Onigbin, 1948-55; Provincial (now Government) Secondary School, Ilorin, 1956-61; Government (now Barewa) College, Zaria, 1962-63; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1964-67; University of Ghana, Legon, 1967-69.

Public Relations Officer, Ahmadu Bello University Branch, defunct Action Group, 1965-66; Assistant Secretary, Senate Caucus, defunct Unity Party of Nigeria, 1979-83; Chairman, Senatorial District Committee, 1980-82; State Executive Council, 1980-82; Chairman, Executive Council/ Member, National Executive Council, Unity Party of Nigeria, January-December, 1983.

Balogun of Alia; Jagunmolu of Oke-Onigbin; Ajiniyi of Edidi; Aare of Isin.

Sports, travelling, video-filming and viewing

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