Benjamin Oloruntimehin

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Benjamin Olatunji Oloruntimehin is a Nigerian historian formerly at Obafemi Awolowo University. Prior to joining the college, he was a reader in history at the University of Ibadan. He came to Ife as a professor of the then Institute of African Studies and nbow currently serves as the dean of arts at the Ajayi Crowther University.

Oloruntimehin was born in Omuo-Ekiti and attended Omuo United School from 1949-1952, he later attended St Luke's College, Ibadan and the University of Ibadan. He has authored a few books on history including one on the West African nineteenth century Islamic revival period about the Segu Tukulor empire which was part of the Ibadan History series. He is married to a fellow professor of sociology.


  • Segu Tukulor Empire. ISBN 0391002066