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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nigerian Professor breaks '187 year record' at King’s College, UK

recordindexNigerian academic, Prof. Abiodun Alao, will today
deliver an inaugural lecture at King’s College,
University of London. This would make him the first
ever black African scholar to deliver such lecture
since the institution was established back in 1829.
A professor of African Studies, Abiodun Alao was
conferred with a professorial title about two years
ago alongside his Nigerian counterpart in the
institution’s African Leadership Centre - Prof. Funmi
Olonisakin. This was another milestone that made
them both the first black Africans to attain the
professorial cadre in King’s College since its
establishment.
According to Thisday, Abiodun Alao’s lecture titled,
"Africa: A Voice to be Heard, Not a Problem to be
Solved" will be delivered at the Edward Safra Lecture
Theatre at the college’s main campus & will be
attended by people from different parts of the
world including Nigeria, Australia, Kenya, USA and
South Africa.

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