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The Nineteenth Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) Convocation, Scientific Session and Investiture of New Fellows, 2017

The President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL), Professor Olu Obafemi, fsonta, fesan, FNAL on behalf of the National Executive Committee, cordially invites you to the 2017 Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) Annual Convocation, Scientific Session and Investiture of new NAL Fellows taking place at the J. F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Convocation is at 11 a.m. on Thursday 10th August, 2017 at the J.F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium. Guests are to be seated at 10.45 a.m. and the procession of Members and Fellows commences at 10.50 a.m. NAL does not wait for invited guests or members. The convocation ceremony starts at 11am prompt.

Lunch is at 1.30 p.m.

The Scientific Session begins at 3 p.m. All members and fellows are expected to attend.

The evening is free.

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Fellows’ Night

The Convocation on the 10th of August, 2017 will be preceded by the Fellows’ Night on the 9th of August 2017. The Fellows’ Night is usually held on the eve of the Convocation in the Functions Room of the University of Lagos Guest Houses at 7.00 p.m. It is only open to Fellows of NAL. The Guest Speaker for this year’s Fellows’ Night is Professor Ben Elugbe, FNAL.  

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Induction Ceremony for New Members:

At this year’s Convocation, NAL Members who joined since 2015 are expected to participate in the Induction Ceremony for members taking place at the J.F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium.

 

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Annual General Meeting will be at 9 a.m. at the Afe Babalola Auditorium on Friday 11th August, 2017

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NAL Academic Gowns

NAL academic gowns are available for sale at the National Secretariat, No. 33, Amina Way, University of Ibadan or during Convocation at the cost of N50,000.00. Members may also pay into NAL’s account below and bring along with them evidence of payment for the collection of their gowns.

Bank Account Name:  Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL),

                                         Zenith Bank Plc.,

                                         Bodija Branch, Oshuntokun,

                                         Ibadan, Nigeria.

Account Number:  1012183875

Domiciliary Account Number:   5070104559

 

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2017 Convocation:

Convocation Theme: PATRIOTISM.

Convocation Lecture: The Patriot and the Nationalist in an Emergent Democracy 

Convocation Lecturer:  PROFESSOR DELE LAYIWOLA, FNAL

Former Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan 

Venue: J.F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Date: Thursday, August 10th, 2017.

Time: 11.00 a.m. Prompt.

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Scientific Session Speakers:

  • Prof.  Yakubu Aboki Ochefu, Vice Chancellor, Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State  & Former President, Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN).

 

  • Prof. Asabe Kabir Usman, Professor of Oral and African Literatures, Department of Modern European Languages and Linguistics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

 

Venue: J. F. Ade- Ajayi Auditorium

Date: Thursday, August 10th, 2017.

Time: 3.00 p.m. Prompt.

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2017 NAL Fellows:

 

Regular Fellows:

  1. Professor Unionmwan Edebiri, OFR
  2. Professor Mabel Osakwe
  3. Professor Siyan Oyeweso
  4. Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR

Overseas Fellow:

  1. Professor Joseph E. Inikori

 

 Thank you, 

Prof. Olutayo C. Adesina,

Secretary, NAL            Tel: +234-8023151255     Email: nigerianacademyofletters@gmail.com




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