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7 things you probably don’t know about Tosin Durodola, UI scholar who emerged 2nd World Best Thesis Writer

1. Tosin Durodola is a 24-year old scholar from the University of Ibadan who recently obtained M.A in African Studies (Diaspora and Transnational Studies) with a CGPA of 6.7/7.0.

2. He emerged runner-up of the 5th Border Criminologies Dissertation Prize for 2021 which attracts £200 and £100 worth of Routledge books

3. The award was put together by Routledge and Oxford University’s Centre for Criminology and Border Criminologies to support early career researchers working on citizenship, migration and the intersections between border controls and criminal justice.

4. Durodola, whose Master’s thesis is entitled: ‘Narratives of the Journey to Exile and Transformative Agency of Residual Liberian Refugees in Oru, Southwestern Nigeria was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Senayon Olaoluwa at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.

5. Durodola beats a strong shortlist of 10 others from universities in Europe, Asia and other African countries to win the prize.

6. Durodola sets a new record by becoming the first African and postgraduate student from a University in the Global South to make the top two places of the Border Criminologies Masters’ Dissertation/Thesis Prize since the inception of the competition.

7. Earlier in August 2021, Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi appointed Tosin Durodola as his Special Assistant on Digital Communication which made him the youngest political appointee in the state.

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