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NIGERIAN SCHOLAR WINS HARVARD PRIZE FOR PhD DISSERTATION



Nigerian scholar wins Harvard prize for PhD dissertation 

Opeyemi Rabiat Akande, an Ibadan-born lawyer, has won a Harvard prize for her doctorate dissertation 

The paper titled Navigating Entanglement: Contestations over Religious-State Relations in British Colonial Northern Nigeria c. 1890-1977 seeks to interrogate the place of religion 

 Akande is an all-round successful academic as she got different prizes during her undergraduate and upon graduation Opeyemi Rabiat Akande, an Ibadan-born lawyer, has won a Harvard prize for her PhD dissertation which was titled Navigating Entanglement: Contestations over Religious-State Relations in British Colonial Northern Nigeria c. 1890-1977.

 It is gathers that the dissertation was based on the significance of religion in Nigeria. She graduated from the University of Ibadan (UI) in 2009. 

It should be noted that Akande was among the 23 scholars who were given the prize by the law school. She is also the best graduating student from the faculty when she was a student at UI as well as of CS Ola Prize in company law and taxation. 


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Akande did not stop there as she went ahead to win four different prizes at graduation from Nigerian Law School, making her the best overall best student of 2010-2011 set with a first class. Presently she is a scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

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It should be noted that the Mansurah also won a Nigerian National Research grant of $86,000 in June 2019, just after she got a fellowship in Spain in November 2018. 

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