- A lecturer at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Professor Abass Olajire is dead
- Olajire reportedly slumped during a Jummat service at a mosque in Ogbomoso, Oyo state on Friday
- He was recently listed among the top scholars in the world and was ranked 128th of 66,925 of the top world scientists
Abass Olajire, a professor at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso slumped and died on Friday, September 17 at the age of 59, Punch Newspaper reports.
Sources at the university claim that the professor died while observing Juma’at prayer on Friday.
Family sources said the late scholar would be buried in Ibadan on Saturday, according to Islamic rites.
Olajire was recently listed among the top scholars in the world, according to a ranking released by Elsevier B. V (Netherlands) and a team of researchers led by Prof. John P.A. loannidis from Stanford University, United States.
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He was ranked 128th of 66,925 of the top world scientists in the world in March 2021.
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In another report, a Nigerian man, Andrew Okoro, has taken to social media to celebrate his win after commencing his PhD in Computer Science at the State University of New York.
Taking to his LinkedIn page to make the disclosure, Okoro said he got accepted by four universities.
Nigerian man celebrates with adorable photos as he bags master's in US after receiving full scholarship
Also, a young Nigerian man identified as Ohimai Amaize has taken to social media to celebrate graduating with a master's degree from Columbia University after receiving a full scholarship from Columbia Global Centers.
Sharing adorable graduation photos on his LinkedIn page, the young man who finished his graduate study on Friday, August 27, expressed gratitude to God for finishing strong.
In his words:
"Yesterday, I graduated from Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism with a Master’s Degree after receiving a full scholarship from Columbia Global Centers in 2020.
"It’s been an intense year of academic work. But I am grateful to God for the grace to finish strong. I am also deeply humbled by the support I received from Columbia University in the City of New York, family, friends and well-wishers too numerous to mention. I salute you all. Thank you!"