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Martins' Profile: Did Wiki Goof Or What?

I'm reading this on Wikipedia now:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obafemi_Martins

The bolded part refers.

There are two things here that I think are not correct.

1, That martins is an alumnus of OAU.

2, That Obafemi Awolowo was his maternal grandfather.

First, I have read Martins profile time and again and I have never come across his gaining admission to OAU, not to talk of finishing. I'm 95% sure this can't be true, because I know OAU would have been celebrating him with Soji Fasuba, Olumide Oyedeji and a couple of OAU alumni that are making/made waves in sports.

Second, I'm 100% sure of this. Chief Obafemi Awolowo, whom OAU was named after, cannot be the father of Martins' mother, the Alhaja that died recently. We all know Awo's children(late Segun, Oluwole, Tola, Tokunbo, Ayo). And the final straw: Obafemi is even his first, not family name.

So before I go ahead and delete that sentence from Wikipedia via edit function, anyone know if I'm teh one that is wrong?

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its was an error, i am family friend n know them very personally i mean martins family, NO connetion/relation at all, errorrrrrrrrr.

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I'm logging in now to wiki to add that he's a graduate of MIT with a distinction in Software Engineering.

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Some funny clown probably added that rubish there.

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Wiki my Bottom.

I used to rely on wikipedia but henceforth, i will stop sourcing info from there if every tom dick and harry can edit info there.

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wikipedia isn't absolutely unreliable. the Sensitive topics like evolution, Islam etc require edits done by approved posters and not just not any tom dick and harry.

It's the personal biographies and obscure topics that can't really be trusted.

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whats all these beefing about,must you crucify yourself if Martins is not what he is said to be.

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My quote up there was directly copied from the page. Probably somebody reading thsi has done the editing.

The last editing was done this morning,8.25 am, by one 'astonishingdee'

Check edit history here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Obafemi_Martins&action=history

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@poster

it seems ur informtion re totally incorrect. I ve checked the wiki page of obafemi Martins and i found noting related to what u posted.

Pls always confirm ur source b4 posting

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Pack of lies. . never did take them serious

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SO MARTINS IS THIS POPULAR.

HMMMMM LET THEM PRAY FOR HIS SO THAT HIS CAREER WILL BE REVIVED NOW THAT SHEARER IS IN CHARGE

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Name names please.

@ topic,

Wiki goofed big time. You can go ahead and make the necessary corrections.

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Except Naija schools.

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Wiki can be updated by anybody. I can go there and write Martins finished his PhD from Harvard. and it would be there for people to read.

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Its definitely a goof cos i never hear or read from inception of Martins popularity relating 2 Awo or Alumni of OAU

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