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Buhari mourns National Anthem lyricist Prof. Babatunde Ogunnaike

Reading Time: < 1 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari has joined family and friends of Babatunde Ogunnaike, a professor of more than 25 years and Dean of Engineering at Delaware University, in mourning the scholar. Ogunnaike, who hailed from Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun, died on Sunday, Feb. 20 at the age of 65. The president’s condolence message is contained in a statement by Read More…

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Nigerian national anthem lyricist Babatunde Ogunnaike is dead

Reading Time: 3 minutes The death has been reported of Tunde Ogunnaike, whose words make up most of stanza two of the Nigerian national anthem. He died in the United States, where he had been a professor for over 25 years and lately Dean of Engineering at Delaware University. He passed away on Sunday, 20 February 2022 after waging Read More…