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Event Photos: Former Chairman Of Punch Nigeria, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola Celebrates 70th Birthday




Chief Ajibola Ogunshola was born on July 14,1944 in Ibadan. He attended
Beiyerunka Native Authority School and moved to Ibadan Native Authority
school where he later proceeded to Govt College, Ibadan in Sept, 1956 . He was consistently among the top three students in academic performance, in
the 1961 West African School Certificate Examination, Chief Ajibol Ogunshola
led his class.
He attended University of Ibadan from Sept 1964 to June 1967
at the end of which he obtained a B.Sc . Degree in Mathematics. He later
proceeded to London in Oct 1967 after teaching Mathematics in July and
August, at Ibadan Grammar School. He became a Fellow of the Institute of
Actauries in July, 1973. Chief Ajibola Ogunshola and his wife Mrs Iyabo
Ogunshola got married in London on 29th August in 19… and they are blessed
with four children.

Chairman Board of Directors of the Punch Nigeria limited – 1987 to April 2011.

Chairman Committee of Actuaries – 1987 to 2006.

President newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria – Oct 2007 to April, 2011

Member, National Political Reform Conference, representing newspaper proprietors – Feb to July 2005

Delegate to the 2014 National Conference representing the South – West


Foundation President of Nigerian Actuarial Society, 1982,

President Association of Pension Fund and Investment Managers -2001-2003,

Chairman of the Technical Committee on the Review of the Nigerian Civil Service Pension Scheme, for greater efficiency, 2000.

Member, Relief Government Panel on Election Violence and Civic Disturbances established by President Goodluck Jonathan, June 2011.

Appointment by president Olusegun Obasanjo- 2000,


Member, Relief Committee established by President Obasanjo for victims of the Asian Tsunami disaster, – Jan 2005,

Director, News Agency of Nig – 2009 to 2011,

External member of the Academic Board of the college medicine of University of Lagos , May 1976 -19 82,

Member of the Executive Committee, West African Insurance Companies Association – 1976- 1982,

Member of the Governing Council, Nig Insurers’ Association, 1977-89 and First Chairman of the Association Committee.


Association lecturer in Actuarial Science at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos, 1973 – 1983,

External Examiner both In Insurance and in Acturial Science, University of Lagos at various times from 1984 to 1991,

Representative of Nigeria of the Institute of Actuaries of United Kingdon, 1973 to 1993,

Member, Governing Council of Nigeria Institute of Journalisin from 1999 to 2002,

Member, Advertising Practioners’ Council of Nigeria – 2008- 2009,


Baaroyin of Ibadan – 1990,

University Scholar – 1965,

Shell-BP Scholar – 1964.

Honours, Awards And Prizes

National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (O.O.N)


Doctor of Science in Management – Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Feburary, 2006.

Rotary International District 9110 Distinguished Award of Service of Humanity,
June 2013.

Recipient if “A true Nigerian Icon Award” by the News Magazine,

Honourary Member Medical Society of the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos, 2004

Fellow of the Institute of Directors – 2004


Fellow, Nigerian Institution of P.R -1998

Award of excellence by the Central Council of Ibadan Indigines – 2001,

Baaroyin Ibadan – 1990

University Schorla – 1965

Shell- BP schola – 1964.


Social activities

Member of Oluyole Club of Lag, Island Club, Lagos.

Ikoyi Club 1938 , Lagos.

Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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