GBOYEGA BANJO FNLA, lmniia

Gboyega Banjo attended Igbobi College, Yaba, and Ibadan Grammar School. He studied History and Politics at the University of Reading, U.K. for a Bachelor of Arts degree and studied librarianship at the University of Ibadan where he earned a Diploma in Librarianship (with distinction). He later studied at the Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, U.K. for a Master in Social Science Degree in West African Studies/Political Science.

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In September 2013 he was appointed Chief Executive, Musical Society of Nigeria, a position he had held earlier from 2001 to 2006. Until his appointed as Chief Executive, he had served the Society for eight years in the non-executive positions of Chairman, School Committee and Member, Board of Governors.

He was the Consultant Coordinator, Oral Documentation Project at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos 2008 to 2013; Executive Director, Spectrum Books Ltd./ Operations Director, Blackwell Safari Ltd 1999-2001; Freelance Information Services Consultant (1996-99); Director, Library and Documentation Services, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos (1973-96); Head Research Library, University of Lagos Library (1965-73); Director(Exhibitions) International Secretariat, Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), Lagos (1977-78).

Gboyega Banjo is the author of: The potential for military disengagement from politics: a Nigerian case study, 1966-1979, Lagos, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 1980 and Nigerian Institute of International Affairs 1961-1986 the Story so far, Lagos, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 1986, as well as several journal articles and chapters in monographs and unpublished papers.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Library Association (FNLA) and a life member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (lmniia).[/read]