US Mission Congratulates Nigerian Professor on $300,000 Award

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The United States Mission in Nigeria has congratulated a history professor, Saheed Aderinto, for becoming the first Nigerian to receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize.

The Mission made this known on its Facebook page late Monday.

The post read, “Congratulations to Nigerian-American Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies at Florida International University, Saheed Aderinto, on becoming the first Nigerian to receive the $300,000 Dan David Prize—the largest financial reward for excellence in the historical discipline in the world.

“Professor Aderinto is the Founding President of the Lagos Studies Association.”

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