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Rabiat Akande, an Ibadan-born lawyer, has won a Harvard prize for her PhD dissertation which was titled Navigating Entanglement: Contestations over Religious-State Relations in British Colonial Northern Nigeria c. 1890-1977.

The dissertation was based on the significance of religion in the Nigeria. She graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2009.

Rabiat is an all-round successful academic, as she got different prizes during her undergraduate days and upon graduation.

Rabiat was among the 23 scholars who were given the prize by the Law school. She is also the best graduating student from the faculty when she was a student at UI as well as of CS Ola Prize in company law and taxation.

Added to the many feats was the honour she received as the best graduating student from the department of private and business.

Rabiat did not stop there as she went ahead to win four different prizes at graduation from Nigerian law school, making her the best overall best student of 2010-2011 set with a first class.

Presently she is a scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

By oyonews

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