ONIBONOJE, Gabriel Omotayo

BA, educationist, publisher, farmer, born September 10, 1930, Ijebu Jesa, Oyo State; married Josephine Olufunlayo Arojojoye 1958, four sons, two daughters; Education: St Matthew's Primary School, Ijebu Jesa, 1940-47, St Luke's Teachers' Training College, Ibadan, 1951-56, University of Ibadan, 1958-61; Pupil Teacher, Ikoton, 1948-50; Grade Three Teacher/Head Master, St Philips, Aiyetoro, Ile-Ife, 1953-54; Grade Two Teacher, Anglican Boys' Secondary Modern School, Ibadan, 1957-58; Graduate Teacher, St Luke's Teachers' Training College, Ibadan, 1961-63; Graduate Teacher, Ibadan Boys' High School, 1964; Manager and Proprietor, Onibonoje Press,, Ibadan, 1958-68; Chairman and Managing Director, Onibonoje Press and Book Indudstries Nigeria Limited, 1968-79; Chairman/Publisher, Onibonoje Press and Book Industries Nigeria Limited, since 1980; Chairman/Farmer, Onibonoje Agricultural Industries Nigeria Limited, since 1978; member, Executive Committee, International Publishers Association, 1972 and 1973; Awards: Honoured with Ife Book Fair Merit Award, 1985; awarded Outstanding Farmer of the Year, Obafemi Awolowo University, IleIfe, 1985-86, 1986/87; Publications: Africa in theAncient World: A History Book I (Ibadan, Onibonoje Press, 1958), AfricaFrom the Rise of Islam to the End of the Slave Trade: A History Book II (Ibadan, Onibonoje Press, 1958),Africa in theModern World: A History Book III (Ibadan, Onibonoje Press, 1958), CivicsforNigerians(Ibadan, Onibonoje Press, 1959), The Indigenous Book Publishing for National Development (Ibadan, Onibonoje Press, 1965); Hobbies: reading, writing, cur rent affairs, community development; Official Address: Onibonoje Press and Book Industries Nigeria Limited, Felele Layout, Molete, P O Box 3109, Ibadan, Oyo State; Telephone: (022) 313956; Home: Onibonoje Agricultural Industries Nigeria Limited, Esa-Oke Road, Ijebu Jesa, Oyo State.
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