An evening of tributes for Abiola Irele


From right: Professors Aduke Adebayo, Ayo-Banjo-Ademola-Dasylva-Ayo-Bamgbose-Pai-Obanya Dan-Izevbaye-Dapo-Irele-and-Tunde-Ayelari.

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Evening of Wednesday December 13, 2017, family, friends, students and scholars gathered at the Quadrangle, Faculty of Arts of the University of Ibadan, UI, venue of “An Evening of Tributes”, held in honour of literary critic, late Professor Francis Abiola Irele. The event was put together by The Committee of Friends in conjunction with the Department of European Studies, and the Faculty of Arts of the premier university.

The occasion had in attendance Professor Dan Izevbaye, Professor Remigius Onyejekwe Oriaku, Professor Dele Olayiwola, Professor Olatunji Oyesile, Professor Oladipo Irele, younger brother to the deceased, Prof. Obododimma Oha, Professor Duro Adeleke, Dr Eyiwunmi Bolatito Olayinka, wife of the institution’s…

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