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Awolowo, Obafemi (1909-1987), politician in Nigeria

J. D. Y. Peel

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Awolowo, Obafemi (1909-1987), politician in Nigeria, was born on 6 March 1909 at Ikenne, a small town about 40 miles from Lagos, in Ijebu Remo division, the son of David Sopolu Awolowo (d. 1920) and his wife, Mary Sofowora Efunyela. The Ijebu are a subgroup of the Yoruba, one of ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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