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Professor Olayemi Akinwumi Biography (Net Worth, Career)




Who Is Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi

Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi PhD, FHSN, AvHF, MNAL is a Distinguished Professor of History at Nasarawa State University,Keffi,  Nigeria since 2005 now the New Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja Kogi State.

Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi Biography

Born: 20th January 1964.
Religion: Christian
State: Kogi State
LGA: Ijumu
Education: University Of Ilorin.
Institut fur Ethonogie.
Freie Universitat, Berlin.

Early Life And Education

Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi Was Born on the 20th of January 1964 to the family of Pa. Akinwumi in Ekinrinade Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi began his academic career at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and rose to become a senior Lecturer in 1996. He was at the Institut fur Ethonogie, Freie Universitat, Berlin from 1999 to 2004. He joined and has been in the services of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi since 2004.

He had his higher education at the University of Ilorin where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 1985 followed by Master’s and PhD degrees in History in the same university.  He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN), and former President of the Historical Society, the first Academic Society in Nigeria.


Professor Akinwumi has served in various capacities in the University. He was the first substantive HOD history (2004-2007).

He was the Deputy Dean of Arts (2004-2006). He was the Dean of Arts (2006-2010). In 2009, he was elected the Chairman, Committee of Deans and Directors. The same year, he was elected Senate representative in the Governing Council where he served in many committees.

In 2017, he was appointed as the Director of Institute of Governance and Development Studies In 2018 he became the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies and in 2019, he was appointed for the second time, the Chairman of the Committee of Deans and Directors.


Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi has won many international and national academic awards. Among the awards are:
• The Prof Ali Mazrui academic awards for Academic Excellence in Kenya.
• The Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study Award (South Africa).
• The prestigious German Alexander von Humboldt award, Universitat Zurich (Switzerland).
• Nord-Sud-Kooperation Award, Europe Research Award (in University College, London).
• The Institute of Commonwealth Studies award (University of London).
• The German Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdiendt (DAAD).
•UNESCO Scholar (Committee for the Pedagogical Use of the General History of African Project in 2011) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) scholars at several times.
Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi also had the Bayo kuku award by the Nigeria Academy of Letters.

He is an erudite scholar with over 70 publications in national and international journals.
Two of his major works are Conflict and Crises in Nigeria: A Political history since 1960 and the Colonial Contest for the Nigerian Region: A History of the German Participation. Both books were published in Germany. He has attended conferences in over 30 countries in the world.

Who Is Federal University Lokoja New VC?

Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi emerged as the 3rd Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja Kogi State On Friday December 18th 2020 The announcement was made by the Chairman of the university’s governing council, Senator Chris Iheanyichukwu Adighije following the conclusion of the process of selection of the next Vice-Chancellor for the institution.

Net Worth

Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi Estimated Net Worth Is Over 500, Million Naira And Still Counting…

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