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Prof. Soyinka Dies At 85


Leave a comment | | June 17, 2022 11:39 am

Femi Soyinka, the renowned researcher and former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has died.

According to a statement by his family, Prof. Soyinka died in the early hours of Tuesday at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State. He was 85.

Femi Soyinka was the younger brother of Nobel laureate and professor of comparative literature, Wole Soyinka.

Born in 1937 Professor Femi Soyinka received a Medical degree in Medicine and Surgery MBchB from University of Heidelberg, 1964; and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the same University in 1965. He specialised and practised as a Dermatologist, Venereologist and Allergologist at the University of Giessen,1969.

The Soyinka Family of Ake/Isara, Ogun State, has announced the passing of their father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle Professor Femi Soyinka, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at his home in Kukumada Village, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Burial arrangements will be announced by the family later.

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