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Nigerian professor breaks 187-year record at King’s College, UK


Prof. Abiodun Alao, a professor of African Studies who was conferred with his professorial title about two years ago, will today deliver a professorial inaugural lecture at King’s College, University of London, making him the first African to do so since the school was established in 1829.

 The lecture  is titled, “Africa: A Voice to be Heard, Not a Problem to be Solved.”

Alao is a professor of African
Studies and was conferred with professorial title about two years ago
alongside a Nigerian counterpart in the institution’s African Leadership
Centre, Prof. Funmi Olonisakin, making them the first black Africans to
attain professorial cadre at the institution since its establishment.
The
appointments have been confirmed in a letter by the institution’s
President and Principal, Prof. Edward Byrne AC, which justified their
elevations at the instance of their contributions to African peace and
security.

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