Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Nigerian Professor Makes History As He Becomes First Black African To Deliver Inaugural Lecture At University Of London

A Nigerian Professor, Abiodun Alao will today, break a 187-year-old academic jinx at the King’s College University of London, as the first black man scholar to deliver a lecture since the institution was established in 1829. The Nigerian Scholar, a professor of African studies bagged his professorial title two years ago alongside a Nigerian colleague, Prof. Funmi Olonisakin at the Institution of African Leadership Centre.

Both Nigerians, based on their academic prowess and title, are the first black Africans to attain professorial cadre at the institution since it was established, the herald reports.

The appointment of both Nigerians has been confirmed by the Institution’s President and Principal, Prof. Edward Byrne AC, justifying their elevation to the professorial cadre at the instance of their contribution to African peace and Security. 


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