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PROPRIETOR
The Proprietor of the Dominican University is the Order of Preachers in Nigeria popularly known as the Dominican Order.
 
The Order was founded in 1216 by a Spanish priest, Dominic de Guzman, after whom the Dominican University is named.  He promoted university education by sending members of his Order for research, teaching and writing in Europe’s pioneering universities of Paris, Oxford, Bologna, etc.
 
The Order of Preachers was incorporated in Nigeria on March 9, 1965.