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Babatunde Ogunnaike, Co-author of Nigeria’s National Anthem dies at 65

By Guardian Exclusive
26 February 2022   |   10:59 am
One of Nigeria's five authors of her National Anthem, Professor Babatunde Ogunnaike is dead. Professor Ogunnaike emerged as one of five, whose words and phrases were combined to form the national anthem.

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