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Nigerian Professor Breaks ‘187 Year Record’ At King’s College, UK

Prof AlaoNigerian academic, Professor 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 in 1829.

Abiodun Alao who is the Professor of African Studies was conferred with a professorial title about two years ago alongside his Nigerian counterpart in the institution’s African Leadership Centre – Professor 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.

Abiodun Alao’s lecture titled: “Africa: A Voice to be Heard, Not a Problem to be Solved” was expected to be delivered at the Edward Safra Lecture Theatre at the college’s main campus and will be attended by people from different parts of the world including Nigeria, Australia, Kenya, USA and South Africa.

Nigerian academic, Professor 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 in 1829.

Abiodun Alao who is the Professor of African Studies was conferred with a professorial title about two years ago alongside his Nigerian counterpart in the institution’s African Leadership Centre – Professor 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.

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Abiodun Alao’s lecture titled: “Africa: A Voice to be Heard, Not a Problem to be Solved” was expected to be delivered at the Edward Safra Lecture Theatre at the college’s main campus and will be attended by people from different parts of the world including Nigeria, Australia, Kenya, USA and South Africa.

In an institution that produced 12 Nobel Laureates among its professors, the statement said Alao had distinguished himself, citing about 100 widely recognized  100 academic articles and encyclopedia entries he had published, all of which were assessed to accord him professorial title.

As an academic tradition globally, the statement said the Nigerian academic would today deliver his inaugural lecture, titled, “Africa:  A Voice to be Heard, Not a Problem to be Solved” at the Edward Safra Lecture Theatre at the college’s main campus.

The statement said the inaugural lecture, holding at the institution’s Edward Lecture Theatre on the Strand, “will be attended by many people from different parts of the world, including from the United States, Australia, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.”

Aside his academic contributions, Alao joined the long list of globally renowned academics the institution had produced and whose research works had produced answers to different challenges of humanity and society since its establishment. [myad]