Item 0526 - Honorary Degree Doctor of Laws from the Ahmadu Bello University

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-0526

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Honorary Degree Doctor of Laws from the Ahmadu Bello University

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  • 21 December 1985 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 8/12/11

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Award conferring an honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon Mr Mandela form the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria

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White certificate/booklet is housed in green folder with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria logo engraved on cover, in silver.
Booklet is 8 pages long (excluding endpapers) and includes certificate and citation.

The first page of the booklet is the certificate. Certificate includes red university seal affixed to bottom right corner. Certificate includes university logo at top in black. Certificate text, in black, reads:
By authority of the Council and the Senate and under the provisions of Statute 11 of the Ahmandu Bello University Law, the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, was conferred upon
Nelson Mandela
21st December, 1985
Signed by: Chairman of Council, Vice-chancellor, Registrar

Page 2 (marked page 1) to page 8 (marked page 7) is the citation which outlines Mr Mandela's life story and many accomplishments.

Folder also includes a loose paper, titled "Ministry of External Affairs," which arrived with the diploma and citation. This document is signed by I. Akabogu Chinwuba, (Mrs.)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0374

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