Nigeria’s Foremost Geographer, Prof Akin Mabogunje, Is Dead

How I knew the foremost scholar will die since two months ago, Ms Funke Aboyade SAN


Nigeria’s foremost geographer, Prof Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje is dead. Prof Mabogunje reportedly died on Thursday August 4, 2022. He was 90 years old.

His death was confirmed by Ms Funke Aboyade SAN, daughter of Mabogunje’s bossom friend, the late Prof Ojetunji Aboyade, a former Vice Chancellor, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife.

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Ms Aboyade wrote on her Facebook page: “Uncle…the last time I visited you, about two months ago…I sensed your time was nigh and I wept unashamedly like a baby. I knew you were ready though. I wept, not because you were not old enough at 90. I wept because it was hard to let go and a part of me felt like it was being yanked off. I wept for times past… Now reunited with your buddy, my dad, Oje as you called him with that peculiar lilt in your voice.You are well deserving of your rest Uncle, now enter into your rest.

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