Renowned educationist, administrator and lawyer, Professor Emeritus CORNELIUS OLALEYE TAIWO celebrated his 100th. birthday on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. A Thanksgiving service was held at All Saints’ Church (Anglican Communion), Montgomery Road, Yaba, Lagos. Reception followed at Multi-Purpose Halls, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.
Professor C.O. Taiwo (OBE, OON, M.A. (Cantab.), M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Litt. (London); B.L. (Middle Temple), LL.D Honoris Causa (Cape Coast); D.Sc. Honoris Causa (Lagos); F.C.C.E.A.,F.N.A.E.; Notary Public. Olotu Aaye of Ijebuland), was the first African Principal of Edo College,Benin City; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources in the now defunct government of Western Nigeria; and, a retired Professor of Education, University of Lagos.
Here are some of the personalities at the ceremonies.
Photographs by award-winning Director of Photography: SUNMI SMART-COLE and MUYIWA IK-DAIRO