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Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. oau logo

The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was.

Former names
University of Ife
Motto For Learning and Culture
Type Public University
Established 1961
Students about 35,000
Location Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria
Campus Urban 2,020 hectares (5,000 acres)
Colours Midnight Blue and Gold

General OAU Information

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Courses Offered

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Faculties & Departments

The university has 13 faculties and two colleges — the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments. It was previously associated with Loma Linda University in California, USA.


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Obafemi Awolowo University offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in fields of specialization spanning the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering and technology.

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Students Forum

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Residence halls

Ile-Ife campus is built on about 5,000 acres (20 km2) of a total of 13,000 acres (53 km2) university owned land. Its halls of residence include:

  • Awolowo Hall
  • Angola Hall
  • Alumni Hall
  • ETF Hall
  • Fajuyi Hall
  • Ladoke Akintola Hall
  • Moremi Hall
  • Mozambique Hall
  • Murtala Muhammed Hall

The Male halls are Awolowo hall, Angola hall, ETF hall and Fajuyi hall. The female halls are Alumni hall, Ladoke Akintola hall, Moremi hall, Mozambique hall. The postgraduate hall, Murtala Muhammed hall is a mixed hall.

Notable alumni

Government and politics

  • Akinwumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank & former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Amal Pepple, former Nigerian Minister of Lands, Housing & Urban Development and former Head of Nigerian Civil Service
  • Lai Mohammed, Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture
  • Alexander Akinyele, former Nigerian Minister of Information
  • Babalola Borishade, former Nigeria Minister of Aviation
  • Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Honourable Minister of Communication
  • Oladapo Afolabi, former Head of Nigerian Civil Service
  • Olusegun Mimiko, former Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Governor of Osun State, and former military governor of Lagos state Nigeria
  • Olusegun Oni, former Governor of Ekiti state, Nigeria
  • Fidelis Oyakhilome, former Governor Rivers state, Nigeria[23]
  • Dominic Oneya, former Governor Kano state, Nigeria[24]
  • Oluremi Tinubu, former First Lady and Senator of Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Babafemi Ojudu, Senator of Ekiti State, Nigeria
  • Christopher Omoworare Babajide, Senator of Osun State, Nigeria
  • Abike Dabiri, former Member of the House of Representatives[25][26][27]
  • Sarah Alade, former Deputy Governor Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State Governorship candidate
  • Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity
  • Adebayo Adelabu, Deputy Governor Central Bank of Nigeria since 2014.


  • Femi Otedola, Nigerian oil billionaire
  • Jimoh Ibrahim, Lawyer, Nigerian billionaire
  • Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank Nigeria
  • Dele Momodu, Nigerian Journalist and Businessman and CEO of Ovation International Magazine
  • Olajumoke Adenowo, Nigerian architect and businesswoman
  • Isaac O. Ogundipe, Electrical Engineer, former General Manager Electrical & Telecoms of FAAN currently CEO of Isolog Schools
  • Demola Aladekomo, Computer Engineer, technology expert, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Akinwumi Adesina, is the President of the African Development Bank, ex-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Funke Osibodu, ex-CEO of Union and Eco Banks


  • Femi Falana Nigerian Human Rights Lawyer
  • Nkemdilim Izuako, Nigerian Judge and member of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal
  • Yusuf Olaolu Ali, Lawyer, Senior Advocate of Nigeria
  • Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, Current Governor of Ondo State
  • Fatou Bensouda Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague
  • Gbenga Oyebode, MFR, one of the founding partners and Chairman, Management Board of Aluko & Oyebode
  • Helen Prest-Ajayi, Nigerian lawyer, writer and former beauty queen.
  • Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, CFR, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

Arts and media

  • Lagbaja, Nigerian artist
  • Biyi Bandele, Nigerian Novelist and Playwright
  • Femi Euba, Nigerian Actor and Dramatist
  • Dizzy K Falola, UK-based Nigerian singer
  • Ibiyinka Alao, artist[28]
  • Seun Osewa, founder of Nairaland
  • Dizzy K Falola, singer[29]
  • Osonye Tess Onwueme, Nigerian playwright, poet and Professor of Global letters
  • Toyin Adewale-Gabriel, Nigerian literary critic, poet and writer
  • Funso Aiyejina, Nigerian poet, short story writer and playwright, Dean of Humanities and Education University of West Indies
  • Wole Oguntokun, Nigerian playwright, stage and film director, theatre administrator and newspaper columnist
  • Ibiyinka Alao, Nigerian Artist
  • Olusegun Adeniyi, former Presidential spokesman for the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Chairman of the Editorial Board, Thisday Newspaper[30]
  • Afeez Oyetoro, Actor and comedian
  • Femi Branch, Nigerian actor
  • Tade Ipadeola, Lawyer, Prize-winning Poet and Author. President of PEN Nigeria
  • Joyce Adewumi, US- based award winning Singer, Music Director, Concert/Festival Producer and NGO Founder and Administrator


  • Idowu Bantale Omole, Professor of International Relations and Former Vice Chancellor (Obafemi Awolowo University)
  • Karin Barber, Professor of African Cultural Anthropology at the University of Birmingham, England
  • Bolaji Aluko, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Howard University, Washington DC and was Chair of its department from 1994–2002 currently Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State
  • Nahzeem Olufemi Mimiko, Professor of Political Science and former Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Ondo state, Nigeria
  • Toyin Falola, Nigerian Historian and Professor of African studies
  • Francisca Oboh Ikuenobe, Professor and Head of Geology and Geophysics at Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Akintunde Akinwande, Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Royalty and society

  • Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer, RCCG
  • Adesimbo Victor Kiladejo, Traditional Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, Nigeria


  • Ernest Ndukwe, is a Nigerian Electrical engineer and former Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.
  • Gbenga Sesan, a social entrepreneur, information and communications technology professional

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