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Nigeria’s First Professor Of Geography, Akin Mabogunje Dies At 90

Akin Mabogunje, Nigeria’s first geography professor, has died.

He was 90 years old.

Professor Mabogunje is said to have passed away on Thursday morning.

Oladimeji Mako, National President of the Ibadan Grammar School Old Students’ Association, announced his death in a statement.

The statement reads: “Dear Mountaineers, May I on behalf of the Registered Trustees, National Executive Committee and the Entire members of Ibadan Grammar School Old Students’ Association announce the home call of our Icon and Trustee, Professor Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje (1931- 2022). Prof joined the Saint Trumphant this morning 4th of August 2022. We send our condolences to the Family, the academic community and indeed Nigeria.

“More details will be provided later. Adieu.”

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