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Former UNILAG VC Ade Ajayi Passes on at 85



Ade Ajayi - August 2014 - 01
The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Prof. Ade Ajayi has died. He was 85.

Ajayi reportedly died on Saturday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo.

Although his family is yet to release an official statement, a lot of dignitaries as well as scholars are already paying tribute.

Prof. Olutayo Adesina of the University of Ibadan, said “He was a phenomenon and one of the foremost African historians. He put African history and historiography on the world map.”

He was the Dean of Arts at UNILAG in 1964 and later promoted to a deputy VC. In 1972, he was made the Vice Chancellor of the institution.

Rest in Peace.


  1. mer

    August 11, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Rest in peace prof. Will also remember you and will really miss you. You were a great icon and u lived well and I know u died fulfilled and happy. We all love you daddy

  2. Anon

    August 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Rest in peace Prof. I still have volumes of your books in my library in Lagos. He wrote extremely well.

  3. Girl

    August 12, 2014 at 12:17 am

    May his soul rest peacefully. Was just saying how I saw his book at a bookstore couple weeks ago.

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