All the Highlights as King’s College London Celebrates ‘Duel Day’ with Nigerian Alumni Association

King's College London_1King’s College London (King’s) hosted its Nigerian Alumni Association to a dinner to celebrate ‘Duel Day’ at the Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island on 6th March, 2016 – an event which dates back to 21st March, 1829 when the Duke of Wellington was challenged to a pistol duel by the Earl of Winchilsea over the establishment of King’s. Realizing what the outcome of the duel might be, Winchilsea deliberately fired a wide shot and subsequently issued a written apology to the Duke for challenging his authority.

King’s Alumni usually celebrates Duel Day in March as a reenactment of the events that led to the establishment of the University.

King’s is ranked as a Top 20 University in the World and a five star University according to the QS World University Rankings. It is a member of the ‘Russell Group’ and part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of elite English Universities.

King’s is World class in a broad range of areas, enjoys a high reputation and has cutting edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty, including 12 Nobel laureates amongst its alumni, current and former faculty. It is alma mater to famous Nigerians, such as: Late Justice Chukwunweike Idigbe (retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria), Late Revd. Abiodun Adetiloye (former Primate, Church of Nigeria), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Dr. Omobola Johnson, Admiral Ola Ibrahim, Engr. (Dr.) Olusegun Ajayi, Prof. Olumide Ajose, Revd. Pelu Johnson, Dr. Babatunde Ajibade (S.A.N), Boma Ozobia OON, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ujam, Aisha Mohammed-Oyebode, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, Florence Otedola “DJ Cuppy”, to mention but a few.

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5 Comments on All the Highlights as King’s College London Celebrates ‘Duel Day’ with Nigerian Alumni Association
  • Omo March 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Bella, please is it possible to get the contact details for the KCL Nigeria Alumni Association? I’ve tried and tried to find a key contact (I graduated from King’s) but I haven’t been successful. I know a couple of other people who are also interested in joining. Thank you.

  • Mrs Obils March 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you Bella Naija for featuring this. When I saw the pose of the person wearing the blue agbada, I thought it looked like my dad and when I opened the article it turned out it’s him. I didn’t realize there’s a King’s College Nigerian Alumni. He obtained a first class honours in 1964.

  • bb March 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    my alma mater

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