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Obasanjo Bags PhD in Theological Studies

Obasanjo Bags PhD in Theological Studies
The former Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had on Friday bagged himself a PhD in Christian Theology after a long hour robust defence of his academic thesis before a 6-man panel at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abeokuta Study Center in Ogun State.

The members of the panel are Prof. Deji Ayegboyin, Dr. Mustapha Raheem Adejoro (Head of Department, Religious Studies, [NOUN]), Prof. Nebath Tanglang (School of Postgraduate Studies [NOUN]), Dr. Samaila Mande (Dean, Postgraduate School [NOUN]), Prof. Godwin Akper (Internal Supervisor and Dean, Faculty of Arts, [NOUN]) and Prof. Cletus Gotan (External Supervisor)

As the defense session continues, Dr. Samaila asked Obasanjo to justify in a nutshell why he should be awarded a PhD degree of the institution, he responded by saying that he had put in “enough study” and “intellectual rigours” to produce his work based on diligent guide and supervision of his teachers and supervisors.

At the end of the panel, Dr. Samaila said on behalf of the panel that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has satisfied the requirements and thus qualified for the award of Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Theology of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Dr. Samaila said it was a thing of joy to him as the former President happened to be one of the pioneer students of the school to bag PhD in Christian Theology under his management, expressing the confidence that the feat would be well celebrated during the NOUN convocations.

Chief Obasanjo PhD Thesis is titled: “Resolving the Unfinished Agenda in Liberation Theology:
Leadership, Poverty and Underdevelopment in North Eastern Nigeria”

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