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Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 as the University of Ife and was later renamed in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), the first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria.

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Plastic waste washed up by the sea lies on the beach of the coastal city of St. Louis, Senegal. Lucia Weiß/picture alliance via Getty Images

Nigeria has a coastal litter problem: it’s time to clean up

West Africa’s marine litter problem cannot be ignored. It can hinder the region’s economic and tourism growth, while putting people’s health at risk.

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