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Professor of history, Obaro Ikime, is dead

by Mitchelle Uzorka

Former president of the Historical Society of Nigeria Professor Obaro Ikime has died at the age of 86.


The former member of the University of Ibadan Governing Council died on Tuesday.


The News of his death was confirmed by AM Akpieyi in a short message “I am deeply saddened to announce that my mentor, my Head of House and Head of School, internationally renowned Historian, Prof. (Venerable) OBARO IKIME (GCU 1950 SEPTEMBER SET) transited today to glory at about 05: 30pm in Ibadan,”


Ikime was born in 1936 in a village called Anibeze in the Arohwa clan in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.


He was a fellow and former president of the Historical Society of Nigeria. He was also a retired priest of the Anglican Communion.


Ikime is survived by wife Hannah, sons Mazino and Maino and daughter Majiro.

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