Today In Nigerian History: 22nd December

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Ola Oni, a Nigerian marxist political economist, socialist and human right activist died this day in 1999…

Oni was a lecturer at the University of Ibadan but was sacked due to his radicalism. He died on December 22, 1999 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

After his death, Oni  was immortalized and a social research center, Comrade Ola Oni Centre For Social Research was named after him.

He was married to Kehinde Ola Oni, a retired civil servant who is now blind.

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