Tragedy As OAU Lecturer Slumps, Dies in Office, Details Emerge

Tragedy As OAU Lecturer Slumps, Dies in Office, Details Emerge

  • The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has lost one of its staff, a lecturer identified as Dr Ayo Ojediran
  • According to reports, Dr Ojediran was found dead at his office on Tuesday, November 14
  • Reacting to the unfortunate incident, student attributed the sudden death of the lecturer to fatigue journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Osun state, Osogbo - In what could be described as a shocking development but a painful loss, is the death of a lecturer at a renowned university in Nigeria.

Dr. Ayo Ojediran
A student revealed the OAU lecturer, Dr Ayo Ojediran, died of stress. Photo credit: Nchina Miracle
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A lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife Osun state reportedly slumped and died in his office, The Sun newspaper reported.

The deceased, identified simply as Dr Ayo Ojediran, lectured at the Department of Science And Technology Education, Faculty of Education in the institution.

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Vanguard reported that the lecturer was found dead in his office on Tuesday, November 14, by some of his colleagues.

Reacting to the development, the spokesperson of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju said the incident was a very sad one, hence, the decision of the school not to issue an official statement.

The cause of the OAU lecturer's death revealed

Speaking on the incident, in an interview with The Punch, on Wednesday, Novemebr 15, the President, Faculty of Education Students Association of Nigeria, Victor Adesokan, said he was with Ojediran the night before his death.

According to him, the deceased, complained of headache, adding that the lecturer appeared very weak.

He said:

“Throughout last week, they couldn’t rest, all of them almost 70% of them. This is the fourth death that will be recorded this year in that faculty. Government and the school management should stop wasting our lecturers’ lives.”

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Doctor slumps, dies after allegedly working 72 hours in LUTH

In another related development, a house officer, Dr Umoh Michael, slumped and died in church after allegedly working for 72 hours in the Neurosurgery Unit of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Medical doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), LUTH chapter, disclosed this in a letter written to the Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Prof Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo.

Michael allegedly died on September 17 after he returned home from work at about 3:00am.

OAU students shutdown campus, demand 50% reduction in tuition reported also that students of OAU, Ile Ife, Osun state, have shut the campus gate and demanded a 50% reduction in tuition.

TVC News confirmed the development on Tuesday, October 3, via its X page.

The students, in the early hours of Tuesday, October 3, shut the institution’s main gate to restrict vehicular movement in protest of the recent increment in school fees.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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