Monday, 11 August 2014

# Ade Ajayi # Africa News

Former UNILAG VC (Ade Ajayi) dies at 85

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Ade Ajayi, has passed on.

Although his family had not released an official statement but a reliable source said he died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Saturday.

Among scholars of his age and beyond, Ajayi was particularly respected for the thoroughness of his researches and the fact that he gave character to the study of African history.

US-based legal practitioners, Emmanuel Fashakin, described him as a trail blazer in many respects.

He said in an online tribute, “He was extremely humble. Indeed, we lost a gem, another worthy son of Africa.”

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