BIOBAKU, Prof Saburi Oladeni,




re search historian, management consultant, born June 16 1981, Abeokuta, Ogun State; married Muhabat Folasade Agusto, 1949; one son; Education: Ogbe Methodist School, Abeokuta, 1925-31; Government College, Ibadan, 1932-37; Higher College, Yaba, 1938-40; University College, Exeter, England, 1944-45; Trinity College, Cam bridge University, 1945-47; Historical Re search Institute, University ofLondon, 1950- 51; Career: Appointed Teacher, Government College, Umuahia, 1941-44; Education Of ficer, Government College, Umuahia, 1947- 49; Assistant Liaison Officer, Nigerian Stu dents Colonial Office, UK, 1951-53; Regis trar, University College, Ibadan, 1953-57; Secretary to Premier and Executive Coun cil, WesternRegionofNigeria, 1957-61;Pro- Vice Chancellor, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife, Ibadan Branch, 1961-65; Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, 1965-72; Chairman, Management Consultants Services Limited, 1972-date; Professor and Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, 1976-83; Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Bayero University, Kano, 1976-79; Chairman, Nigerian Textiles Mills Pic, 1990- date; VicePresident, American SocietyofAf rican Culture, 1960-65; Chairman, Editorial Board, Encyclopaedia Africana Project, 1990-date; President, Historical Society of Nigeria, 1968-71; Honorary Fellow, West African Association of Surgeons, 1968; Board Member, Association of Common wealth Universities, 1970-71; Fellow, Nige rian Institute of Management, 1976; Fellow, Historical Society of Nigeria, 1976; Foun dation Member, Metropolitan Club, Lagos; HonoraryMember, Ibadan Dining Club; Vice Patron, Abeokuta Club; Vice Patron, Nige ria Britain Association; Chairman, Abeokuta Improvement Association; Patron, Primus 373 BIU Torch-Bearers, Abeokuta; Traditional Title: Aare-Ona Kakanfo of Iddo, Ghagura, Abeokuta, 1958-81; Agbakin of Igbore, Abeokuta, 1972; MayeofIfe, 1980; Balogun of Iddo, Abeokuta, 1981; Baapitan of Egbaland, 1981; Honourary Degrees: D.Sc, African Institute of USSR, 1971; D.Litt, Bayero University,Kano, 1986; Pub lications: The Origin of the Yoruba, Gov ernment Printer, 1956; The Egba and their Neighbours, OUR London 1957;Sources of Yoruba History, OUP, Ibadan, 1976; Living Cultures of Nigeria, 1979; When we were young, University Press Pic, 1993; When we wereno longeryoung, UniversityPress Pic, 1999; Hobbies: reading, walking, listening to music; Address: 2, Alhaji B.A Agusto Close, offCoker Road, Ilupeju, Lagos State; Telephone: 01-496-1430.
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