ADENIYI, Tola Akogun


Ago Iwoye




Akogun Adeniyi, a prolific writer, caustic columnist, veteran journalist, actor, dancer and dramatist,
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Olubunmi
State of Origin: Ogun State
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Mother's Name
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has five children

Profession Journalist , Columnist , Writer
Working Experience Editor-in-Chief of The Scientia , Chairman/CEO of Toronto-based Canada College and Canada University Press. , Special Adviser Public Policy to Ogun State Governor , Chairman/Founder Canada-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce 1997— , Chairman/CEO CIC International Corporation Canada 1998- , Founder/Publisher York Region Business World Toronto Canada , Lecturer University of Lancaster UK , Sole Administrator/ Chairman Managing Director Daily Times , Permanent Secretary The Presidency Lagos/Abuja , Chairman/CEO Gemini Images , Federal Commissioner National Population Com , Chairman/CEO Gemini West Africa Ltd, Ibadan , Chairman/CEO Toppers Technical College, Ibadan , Chairman/CEO Deto-Deni Publishers Ltd, Ibadan , Chairman/CEO Stamp Newspapers, Ibadan , Ag Editor-In-Chief Tribune Newspapers , Editorial Staff Atlanta Enquirer USA , Deputy GM/Editorial Manager Sketch Newspapers , Editorial Staff Lancashire Evening , Regional Editor/ Ombudsman/ Investigations Editor/Columnist Daily Times Of Nig , Manager Ife Univ Bookshop , Inf/Cultural Officer Information Ministry Ibadan , Education Officer TTC Abeokuta , English Teacher St Monica’s Girls Ondo , Floor Manager NTA Lagos , English/Yoruba Teacher Bariga Girls Schl , English/Yoruba Teacher Ijebu Muslim College , English/Yoruba Teacher Ayepe Girls High Schl
Previous Appointments:

Director, Times Journalism Institute, 1974-75; Deputy Managing Director, Sketch, 1976-77; Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Tribune, 1978-80; Chairman/CEO, Daily Times of Nigeria Plc, 1992-93; Chairman/CEO, Gemini (W.A.) Ltd

Chairman, Canada-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce 1996–

Founder, Canada Africa Chamber of Commerce 1996–

Member of The Writers Union of Canada 1996–

Member, Association of Nigerian Authors 1985-

Member of Nigerian Institute of Management 1976

Member, Association of Retired Federal Permanent Secretaries 2005
Member, Nigerian Union of Journalists 1973

Member, International Press Institute 1991

Fellow of Association of Commonwealth Journalists 1992
Member, Western State Arts Festival Committee 1969-1973

Member Research Committee national Arts Council 1970-75

Founder/Editor National Cultural Revolution Movement 1971

Founder/Leader, Black Nationalists Movement 1971

Member National Committee on National Cultural Policy 1976-77

Member Oyo state Governing Council for Arts and Culture 1980-83

Chairman Board of Governors Ago-Iwoye Secondary School 1977-79

Chairman, Nigeria Institute of Public relations Oyo state 1988- 89][1989-1991] 2-terms.

Member, National Executive, Nigeria Institute of public Relations


Founder Canada Nigeria Chamber of Commerce Toronto 1997

Founder Canada Africa Chamber of Commerce Toronto 1997

President League of Nigerian Columnists 2019-

Communication Secretary Yoruba World Congress 2019-

TESOL Institute Calgary 2001 TESOL Lancaster University UK 1977/78 M.A. Theatre Prog United Newspapers UK 1975/76 Diploma Journalism University of Ibadan 1966/69 B.A. Hons English Ijebu Muslim College 1964/65 HSC/GCE A/L..Ago Iwoye Sec Schl 1959/63 WASC/GCE O/L Imere Moslem Schl 1953/57 Pry VI Cert Quranic/Arabic Schl 1947/57 Proficiency Cert

Jagun Odua Yoruba; Akogun Ijebu Jp

Bursary Award Fellow, Ago Iwoye City Council 1959-63

2nd Prize John Kennedy Essay Competition Award 1965

Western Region Govt Scholar University of Ibadan 1966-69

United Newspapers UK Award 1975/76

Afro-American International Journalists Award 1979

Teenagers Must Repent [1964]

Aye Ode Oni [1964],

Soul Fire [1974],

The Lunatic [1976]

Nigerian Professionals [1985]

The Jewel, a biography of Chief Mrs. HID Awolowo,

Theatre On Wheels [1997]

Deaths in the Thighs [2001)

IN THE BELLY OF VULTURES (2018) etc etc etc

Indiscipline: the Bane of our Civilization 1974

Corruption The Way Out 1976

The Untapped Potentials of the Nigerian Women 1991

The Writer as a Journalist 1992

The Politics of Language 1997

Beyond the Politics of Language 2002

Mankind on the Precipice 2004

Neither Sleep Nor Snore: Gridlock of the Rich the Poor 2007 etc etc

Debate, dancing, drumming

8, Tola Adeniyi Drive, Ashi, Ibadan, Oyo State

0805 333 8789, 080 33 77 88 00, 0803 555 0141
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