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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