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Biography of Anthony Saka Agbaje

Anthony Saka Agbaje
Anthony Saka Agbaje

Anthony Saka Agbaje was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, son of Salami, a successful businessman. Agbaje enrolled at the University in 1925 to study Medicine, graduating MB ChB in 1930. During his time at Glasgow, he was awarded Athletics Blue for Boxing in 1929, a talent he would continue in Nigeria, becoming an executive member of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBBOfC) at its inauguration in 1949. Dr Agbaje would also take on his father's business, co-publishing the Western Echo newspaper in the 1940s.


Anthony Saka Agbaje
Died December 1975.
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1930;
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
Additional Information: Prof. Ayodeji Olukoju, FAMILY FIRMS: INTER-GENERATIONAL SUCCESSION AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN COLONIAL WESTERN NIGERIA, Paper for Conference on “African Entrepreneurs, Past and Present,” Tel Aviv University & Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, May 2012. URL: (Accessed 20/09/2012)
English snippet: Nigerian medical graduate & boxer
Record last updated: 13th Mar 2013

Country Associations

Nigeria Nigeria, Ibadan
Place of Birth

Nigeria Nigeria, No Region
Place of Death

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  • Alumnus
  • Graduate