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Midwestern College President Links Nigerian Roots, US Values, World Students

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Benjamin Ola Akande remembers the exact date when he left his Nigerian homeland for America. "I came to the U.S. on August 24, 1979,” he said. “I remember it was a Boeing 747 flight that came from Lagos into JFK airport. “As the plane approached the tarmac and the pilot comes on and tells us we were landing at John F. Kennedy airport, pictures sort of tumbled through my head, and what was interesting was that I began to hum the song by Frank Sinatra, ‘New York, New York.’ I was...

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