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Monday, 27 February 2012

Awujale of Ijebuland enrols for Law at 78

78year-old Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has made history as Nigeria's oldest monarch to enroll for a law degree while still on the throne.

On Saturday Feb 25th, the oba joined 201 other new Law students of the National Open University of Nigeria for their matriculation at Awa-Ijebu Study Centre.

Oba Adetona, who became the Awujale of Ijebuland in 1960, already has a degree in Accountancy in the UK.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the learned monarch, it takes knowing that you don't know to seek the courage to learn more and even more courage to enrol in the learning process. i hope my fellow Ibo brothers in Alaba, Balogun, Trade fair, Onitsha and Aba will emulate this great man.

Anonymous said...

Lool...u dey find trouble o,u wan make dem association of Ibo Lib readers tear u down shey? Me ayam not dere o...lolz

Laila Ikeji said...

God have mercy on you 1st "commenter".

lol

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Amarachukwu said...

Smart move!!! Unfortunately there is no defense or appeal before God. He thinks he can defend himself before God by getting a law degree before he zaps? I second @anonymous' comment. My brothers, its never too late to get a degree.

Miss Pepeye said...

He's the Awujale for goodness sake. Open University will grant him a 1st class eventually evn if he never attends a class.

Momen said...

.....All is Vanity upon Vanity!!!

segun said...

Na today...publicity stunt...all na wash..dey used it to create awareness....d almighty Awujale will nva attend any yeye school in Nigeria...he said it sometimes ago dt he does not watch our local stations not even NTA..mtchew..

Anonymous said...

hia!!!!! why, ok to fight his efcc and corruption cases by himself abi?@anonymous 12.28, which one is ibo brothers for this matter, how would the law degree add to the millions they make each day with little or no english at all, and yet with all your degrees and certificates you never even see................(fill in the gap) Onukwu!!!

NaijaPoet said...

Linda... 'has a degree in Accountancy 'FROM' the UK, not 'IN' the Uk. You're not prone to this level of gbagaun o

Dee said...

There should be age restriction for some things. He should be retired or something. Dunno what to do at that age other than go to school?? Too much time on his hands. Hope he doesn't start getting old ppl sickness before the end of his course.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA THIS IS TOOO FUNNY BUT GOOD ON BABA SHA....

Jimoh Akintunde Raimi said...

The King doesn't want to die unfulfilled. It's a vindication for some of us trying to pursue and achieve what we strongly believe could have been achieved 10 years ago. It's about fulfillment. Very soon, we won't only say King Sikiru Adetona but also ensure we add LLB to it. "Kade pe lori, ki bata pe lese. Igba odun, odun kan ni o".

Anonymous said...

Alex Ekwueme went back to school for law after acquiring so many other degrees. The last time I checked, Ekwueme was an Igbo man.

There is nothing special that the Oba is doing that has not been done by so many others. The significance is that, it's never too late to acquire knowledge.

It's high time we stopped adding tribal sentiments into national discourse.

Anonymous said...

Nice one. The Quran says we learn from cradle to grave.

Tycoon said...

Awwwww, what an inspiration you are sir. It is never too late to pursue your dreams.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, i don't see d point. Or maybe he wants to defend himself when he has a case with d gods of ijebuland. Hahaha

Anonymous said...

Why do i av d feeling it's Gbenga that posted this comment? Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Learning is a lifelong process. Well done Kabiyesi!

Anonymous said...

What a waste of money,wateva does he need ıt for @ dat age.y dont he use dat money to traın one or two persons ın hıs vıllage.and he would v left a mark.#justsayıng#make una no attack me just my vıew o.
Sınce he feels dats wats best 4 hım goodluck to hım

Ade said...

Nice one!
@ Anon 12:28, Yorubas are known for their academic achievements, igbos for business acumen and hausas for farming/cattle rearing. Naija is blessed and there is no use down playing the achievement of an entire ethnic group.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Idiot whch tribe u b?

Amanda Okoli said...

Good on him !

Anonymous said...

UP AGSOBA. He is an AGSOBA (Abeokuta Grammar School Old Student). We always aim to achieve excellence.

Anonymous said...

igbokwenu, una dey see am, dey hear am? oya school make una go o, money is not knowledge o, uhn

Anonymous said...

Same goes to d dirty yoruba men/women in all areas of nigeria.. Some danfo drivers some lousy touts and some tomato sellers! Anonymous 3:28u started it

blackstar said...

Very good, this shows education have no age limit.

blackstar said...

Very good, this shows education have no age limit.

Chikaka said...

My favourite Nigerian traditional ruler. Read his book and liked him even more. He has time on his hands and the lecturers dare not fail him.
Adupe Kabiyesi!

NaijaBizCom said...

Mo ki kabiyasi fun ojoebi. kade pe lori, kpe bata kpe lese

Anonymous said...

Its never too late to learn!

Anonymous said...

A monarch with a difference. I read his autobiography and was so impressed with his candour, honesty and industry. He is not a perfect man but he is one comfortable with who he is. All the best sir.

oyewole said...

Big up for the Awujale! never mind the sky is your stepping stone, the ljebus are proud of you.

Anonymous said...

I no dey fear, As the Agbakpodikeizu - Agbakwata mgba nabo 1 of Enugu state, I am fully entitled to state it as it is. We need to lift the ladder higher than we have placed it at the moment.

UgoBabeeee said...

Thats awesome!

Anonymous said...

Did I hear correctly? Law in open university. Well, they won't be allowed to enrol at the Law School. Open university isn't recognised there. Congrats to him sha

Anonymous said...

Did d igbo brothers at alaba and other places tell u they want to go to school? Jealous fool. What's d essence of going to sch wen they've already made money, cos d smallest of them can feed u and ur family for life. Ewu ofe nmanu

lorenzolatino! said...

Kabiyesi Ogbagba II... More power to ur elbows.....

Anonymous said...

There is something very sexy about this man! I like him.. and he is my dad's friend o! lol

Chukwudi Emmanuel Udegbunam said...

If only all the education we tend to amass in this country is put into good use to better naija instead we are still burdened by dumb educated fuckers!

The man try sha! He dey fight against dementia! :D

Anonymous said...

Im impressed! Never too late to be who you want to be!!! Ride on jare ur Majesty

Anonymous said...

Shut the trap u call a mouth...ofemmanu bigots

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:28 pm - highly unnecessary and it always amazes me that there are still people like you whose brain cells cannot function beyond the realms of tribalism. Maybe you need to go to school too. Moving on, this is great, but who's going to grade his papers and such? You know he has to get all As right? Dem no born you well to give Oba C oh!

Anonymous said...

that is interesting, we learn till will die so ride on old man.
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Anonymous said...

E one carry d degree go grave abi? Wasting of money

felixmania! said...

LWKMD abeg una funie die!!!but na true o!!!make association of Nna broses dem wey dey alaba, onitsha andu aba no send odikwa Ogun cum nak u apako 4 where u dey oo!like na oda Nna nigga told u me ayam not deretunu!!!LMFAO!!!

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration.

Str8FrmDaHips said...

You can never stop learning...

Anonymous said...

#DEAD

Dee said...

Linda u need to let comments go live automatically so when we reply we know the issues to address/comments to reply to. Not everyone has time to come back to an article to see what has been said after their comment has been posted. Just a thought.

Uniport campus said...

Life begins at 40! You sir are 10years behind. Lol.
Who is say there is no time?

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This man should stand as our mentor! Your mentor!

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Anonymous said...

it'a a matter of fulfillment! i am impressed by the man! my dad went back to school to read law at 61. tho i'm a lawyer but i guess he still need to have that self validation that he can achieve what has always been his dream! and i am soooo proud of him!!!

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