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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Universities in Nigeria with the most Notable alumni


The University of Lagos – popularly known as Unilag – is a federal government research university in Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.
Doubtlessly, University of Lagos aka UNILAG has produced several professionals, who are doing very well in different fields.
The Akoka-based citadel of learning, which is regarded as one of the best in the country, also has many Nollywood stars and Musicians as its alumni.
Amongst the alumni of the University of Lagos, Akoka and other institutions that fall under that banner are:
Ousainou Darboe, current Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Yemi Osinbajo, current Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Rilwan Akiolu, current Oba of Lagos
Bolanle Austen-Peters, lawyer and businesswoman
Omowunmi Sadik, scientist and professor
Titilola Obilade, Medical Doctor, PhD Learning Sciences and Technologies, Writer, Senior Education Specialist
Ukwuegbu Anthony Chijioke, investor
Wande Abimbola, Yoruba professor
Wale Adenuga, publisher and film producer
Wole Olanipekun, Senior Advocate of Nigeria
Ibrahim Dankwambo, *Gombe State Governor
Omoyele Sowore, media entrepreneur
Babatunde Ogunnaike, engineering professor
Wale Babalakin, lawyer and businessman
Dr Fabian Ajogwu, lawyer
Francis Agu, actor
Funke Akindele, actress
Omowunmi Akinnifesi, public relations consultant, former MBGN
IllRymz, musician and television personality
Bisi Alimi, gay rights activist
Daré Art-Aladé, singer
Reekado Banks, singer
Adewale Ayuba, singer
Regina Askia, registered nurse, actress, and former Miss Unilag
Philip Begho, writer
Funsho Williams, civil servant
Stella Damasus, actress
Denrele, television presenter
Akin Babalola Kamar Odunsi, politician
Ufuoma Ejenobor, model and actress
Fidelis Oditah, lawyer
Grace Ekpiwhre, former minister
Eldee, rapper
Linda Ikeji, former model and blogger
Obiageli Ezekwesili, accountant
Kayode Fayemi, former Ekiti governor
Kate Henshaw, actress
Matilda Kerry, doctor, former MBGN
Oliver Mbamara, lawyer
Richard Mofe Damijo, actor
Tony Momoh, lawyer
Genevieve Nnaji, actress
Teju Babyface, comedian
Mary Akpobome, banker
Ramsey Nouah, actor
Chinenye Ochuba, former MBGN
Bayo Ojo, lawyer
Ikedi Ohakim, former Imo governor
Afolabi Olabimtan, writer
Dele Olojede, journalist
Simbo Olorunfemi, writer and television producer
Mike Omoighe, artist
Helen Ovbiagele, writer
Joke Silva, actress
Adetokunbo Kayode, former minister
Ganiyu Solomon, politician
Farida Mzamber Waziri, EFCC chairman
Kunlé Adeyemi, architect
Tony Elumelu, economist
Adetokunbo Kayode, former minister
Helen Paul, comedian
Chude Jideonwo, journalist
Koffi Idowu Nuel, comedian
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, current Gombe governor
Akinwunmi Ambode, former Accountant-General of Lagos State and current Governor of Lagos State
Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State governorship candidate for 2015 elections
justice Yakubu Itua,formal member federal house of representative 1983 and formal judge High court of justice Benin.
Sarah Jibril, Nigeria's first female presidential aspirant.
2 Obafemi Awolowo University:

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. 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.
Some of it's notable alumni include:
Government and politicsEdit
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, 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
Dominic Oneya, former Governor Kano state, Nigeria
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
Sarah Alade, Acting Governor Central Bank of Nigeria
Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State Governorship candidate
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity
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
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, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association
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
Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, CFR, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
Arts and mediaEdit
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
Seun Osewa, founder of Nairaland
Dizzy K Falola, singer
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
Afeez Oyetoro, Actor and comedian
Femi Branch, Nigerian actor
Tade Ipadeola, Lawyer, Prize-winning Poet and Author. President of PEN Nigeria
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, Profess
3 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology:

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a tertiary institution located in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria. The university enrolls 25,000 students and employs more than 3,000 workers including contract staffs.
4 University of Ibadan:
The University of Ibadan (UI) is the oldest Nigerian university, and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria.
Some of it's notable alumni include:
John Omoniyi Abiri
Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff
Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart
Adiele Afigbo, Nigerian historian, the first person to receive a doctoral degree in History from a Nigerian university
Jacob Ade Ajayi
Claude Ake, Professor of Political Economy, international scholar and social crusader
Stephen Adebanji Akintoye
Florence Gabrielle Abiola Adeniran, Nigerian surgeon, the first woman to receive a medical degree from a Nigerian university
Grace Alele-Williams
Elechi Amadi
Alexander Animalu, BSc (1962, Mathematics), PhD (1965, Mathematics); Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics; Nigerian National Order of Merit Winner (2000); Director General, National Mathematical Centre, Abuja (1999–2001); President, Nigerian Academy of Science (2001–02); Researcher, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge (1962–65); Research Scientist, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (1972–76); Research Associate, Stanford University, USA (1966–67)
Emeka Anyaoku, former Commonwealth Secretary-General
Kayode Are, former National Security Adviser and former Director General of the State Security Service
Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo
Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice
J. P. Clark
Segun Toyin Dawodu, MD, JD, MBA, LL.M, MS, a physician, attorney, academic, and entrepreneur who established the first website[14] on socio-political issues of Nigeria.
Kayode Fayemi, former Governor of Ekiti State, Min of Solid Minerals
Chukwuemeka Ike, writer
Amadi Ikwechegh
Abiola Irele
William Kumuyi, founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry
Eddie Mbadiwe, Member of the House of Representative
Epaphras Denga Ndaitwah
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
Femi Osofisan, writer
Christopher Okigbo
Isidore Okpewho
Olufunmilayo Olopade
Akinyinka Omigbodun
Michael Omolewa, former President of UNESCO General Conference and Ambassador of Nigeria to UNESCO
Kole Omotosho
Gamaliel Onosode
Niyi Osundare
Ken Saro-Wiwa
Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
Martin I. Uhomoibhi
Farida Mzamber Waziri
6 Ahmadu Bello University:

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. ABU was founded on October 4, 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria.
The Ahmadu Bello University is notable for producing numerous prominent people, and Nigerian leaders: including many former and serving state governors and Ministers.
Amongst the alumni are: (In no particular order)
Azubuike Ihejirika, former Chief of Army Staff
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, GCFR, former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Namadi Sambo, former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dahiru Musdapher, former Chief Justice of Nigeria
Atiku Abubakar GCON, former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Oladipo Diya, GCON, former Vice President/CGS, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Yayale Ahmed, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Ghali Umar Na'Abba, former Speaker, House of Representatives
Sunday Awoniyi, Northern Yoruba Leader, Former chairman ACF
Usman Bayero Nafada, former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives
Ayodele Awojobi, Scientist and Professor at University of Lagos
Attahiru Jega, Professor, former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Mansur Mukhtar, former executive director of the World Bank
Mohammed Bello Adoke, former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of the Federation
Nenadi Usman, former Finance Minister
Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah, OON, former Agriculture and Rural Development Minister
Turai Yar'Adua, former First Lady
Catherine Uju Ifejika, chairman and CEO, Brittania-U Limited
Shehu Ladan, former GMD, NNPC
Jerry Gana, former Information Minister
Idris Legbo Kutigi, former Chief Justice of Nigeria
Rilwanu Lukman, former Secretary General OPEC & Petroleum Minister
Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman, EFCC
Ibrahim Lamorde, former chairman, EFCC
Nasir el-Rufai, Governor Kaduna State
Donald Duke, former Cross River state governor
Isa Yuguda, former Governor, Bauchi State
Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor, Nasarawa State
Shamsudeen Usman, former Minister of National Planning
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Governor, Gombe State
Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari, Governor, Kebbi State
Ibrahim Geidam, Governor, Yobe State
Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, former Governor, Taraba State
Bukar Abba Ibrahim, former Governor, Yobe State
Mohammed Bawa, former Ekiti State governor
Abubakar El-Kanemi, Shehu of Borno
Ibrahim Zakzaky prominent Shi'ite-Islam cleric
Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, former Kano state governor
Zainab Abdulkadir Kure, politician
Sanusi Lamido, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, current Emir of Kano
Ahmed Makarfi, former Kaduna state governor
Adamu Mu'azu, former Bauchi State governor
Samuel Oboh, renown architect
Rebecca Ndjoze-Ojo, Namibian, politician
Samuel Ioraer Ortom, former Minister of State Trade and Investments
Aminu Safana, doctor/politician
Ibrahim Shekarau, former Kano state governor
Ibrahim Shema, former Governor, Katsina State
Ussif Rashid Sumaila, economist
Ibrahim H. Umar, former Vice Chancellor and scientist
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, former Governor Kaduna state
Abdullahi Mustapha, former Vice Chancellor (ABU)
Ibrahim Garba, current Vice Chancellor (ABU)
Solomon Arase, former IGP, Nigeria Police Force
Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, current IGP, Nigeria Police Force
Maryam Ciroma, former Minister of Women Affairs
Lawal Musa Daura, Director General, Nigerian State Security Service
Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila, renown Administrator
Afakriya Gadzama, former Director General Nigerian State Security Service
Andrew Yakubu, former group MD, NNPC
Isa Marte Hussaini, a professor, renown Pharmacologist
Faruk Imam, Justice, Kogi state Judiciary
Ahmed Tijjani Mora, renown Pharmacist, President ABU Alumni Association.
7 Lagos State University:
Lagos State University - also known as LASU - was established in 1983 by the enabling Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, for the advancement of learning and establishment of academic excellence. The university caters for a population of over 35,000 students enrolled for full-time. The university also offers courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Lagos State University is located in Ojo, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria. LASU is the only state university in the former British colony.
Some of it's notable alumni include:
Oluranti Adebule, Deputy governor Lagos State.
Chioma Chukwuka, actress
Tara Fela-Durotoye, celebrity make-up artist
Desmond Elliot, actor
Ruggedman, rapper
Dolly Unachukwu, actress
Yinka Olukunga, actress
Farida Mzamber Waziri, former EFCC chairman
Tajudeen Obasa, current member of the National Assembly
Yinka Durosinmi, former Chairman of Ojo local government
Annie Macaulay–Idibia, actress
Cossy Orjiakor, actress, singer, socialite
Angela Okorie, actress
Wizkid, singer and songwriter
Rukky Sanda, actress.
8 University of Nigeria, Nsukka:

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has three campuses – Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku-Ozalla – located in Enugu State.