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|List Of Top Highly Celebrated Nigerian Scientist/reseachers by Nobody: 1:33am On Nov 19, 2015|
1. Alexander Obiefoka Enukora Animalu, PhD
Date of Birth: 28th August 1938 (age 77) Oba, Nigeria
Major Field of interest: Theoretical Physics
Institutions Attended: University of Nigeria, Nsukka. University of Cambridge Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stanford University. University of North Carolina, Chill Drexel University, University of Missouri, Rolla
Alma mater: University of Ibadan. University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisor: Volker Heine
Prominent for: Superconductivity, Isosuperconductivity
Influence: Chike Obi, James Ezeilo
Notable awards: Shell-BP Scholarship, Universit Ibadan (1959 - 1962), Crowe's Prize on Abstract Alga, Theory of Numbers (1962), Department Prizes in Mathematics (1961 & 1962)
University of Ibadan Postgrad Scholarship at University of Cambridge (1963 - 1965)
The great Alexander Obiefoka Enukora Animalu is Professor Emeritus of Physics at
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He holds a B.Sc. (London), M.A. (Cantab.)
and Ph.D. (Ibadan). He is the pioneer of solar energy in Nigeria.
2. Anthony Afolabi Adegbola
Born on the 24th of February, 1929. Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Occupation: educator microbiologist researcher
Anthony Afolabi Adegbola was a Nigerian Professor of Animal science and former
President of the Nigerian Academy of Science. In 1993, he was elected
President of the Nigerian Academy of Science to succeeded Professor Akpanoluo
Ikpong Ikpong Ette. I guess Akwa ibomite are happy.lol.
3.Anya Oko Anya
Professor Anya Oko Anya (born on the 3rd January 1937), is a Nigerian professor of Biology who is distinguished for his work in Parasitology.
His Early life
Anya Oko Anya was born on 3 January 1937 at Abiriba, Abia State of Nigeria. He
attended Hope Waddell Training institution, Calabar, University College, Ibadan, Saint John's College, Cambridge, England and Molteno Institute of Biology
and Parasitology .He began his working career as a Science Master with Qua-Iboe Mission Secondary School, Etinan, Akwa Ibom State in 1957.
He was appointed Research Officer, Federal Fisheries Research Service, Lagos, 1961–
1962; Lecturer, Federal Science School, Lagos, 1961–1962; Research Officer, Federal
Department of Agricultural Research, Ibadan, 1963–1967; Lecturer in Zoology,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1965–1967; Senior Lecturer, University of Science and
Technology Project, Port Harcourt, 1967– 1970; Senior Lecturer, University of
Nigeria, Nsukka, 1970–1973; Professor of Zoology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
since 1973 and he was the former Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Economic
Summit Group Ltd.
Anya was awarded the Nigerian National Medal of Merit by the Nigerian government
Awele Maduemezia is a Nigerian Professor of Physics and former Vice Chancellor of
Ambrose Alli University .He also served as president of the Nigerian Association of
Mathematical Physics. In 1995, he was elected as President of the Nigerian Academy of Science to succeeded Professor Anthony Afolabi Adegbola.
5. Bartholomew Nnaji
Bartholomew Nnaji is a Nigerian scientist, innovator and one of the inventors of the
E-Design concept. He was born in Enugu State, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics at St John's University, and then preceded to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for post-graduate studies. He joined the faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1983. After a few years, he became the director and a
founder of the Automation and Robotics Laboratory at the University. He was made
a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in 1992. As a researcher, he
focused on three major topics: Computer Aided Design, Robotics and Computer Aided
Engineering. Using the knowledge he gained from his research pursuits, he
created the term geometric reasoning, the idea that most things we operate has a
geometric configuration. He is also credited as one of the innovators of the E-design
He is also the founder of the first indigenous owned power generating
company in Nigeria and was also a former minister for Science and Technology in the
He ran in the 2007 Nigerian presidential election as the candidate for the Better
On 28 August 2012, Barth Nnaji resigned as Nigeria's Minister of Power amid reports
that he was linked to a company bidding for a lucrative electricity contract. The
government is privatizing state-run companies in an attempt to end Nigeria's
chronic power shortages. A spokesman for Mr Nnaji said he had faced "totally
6. Professor Benjamin Oluwakayode Osuntokun
Osuntokun Lived from (1935–1995), he was a researcher and neurologist from Okemesi , Ekiti State , Nigeria . Known for discovering the cause of ataxic tropical neuropathy, he was a founding member of the Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences and an
early advocate and researcher on tropical neurology. Education He had his primary and secondary education at the Holy Trinity School, Ilawe Ekiti , the Emmanuel School, Ado Ekiti and Christ's School Ado Ekiti . After, finishing his secondary education, he studied
medicine at the University College, Ibadan when it was still affiliated to the University
Research and career
[/font]He joined the research staff of the University College, Ibadan in 1964, as a medical research fellow. However, upon gaining a Smith and Nephew fellowship he went abroad for further studies under the direction of Henry Miller and John Walton,
both eminent neurologists in Newcastle upon Tyne . After, spending some time in
Newcastle, he took a job at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queens
Square, London before returning to Nigeria in 1965. It was at the University of Ibadan,
he launched a productive career, working on neuro-epidemiology and clinical and
investigative neurology especially the study of dementia among Nigerians and African
Americans. In the late 1960s, he investigated cases of ataxic neuropathy in Epe where residents usually consume a dose of ill processed cassava with little or no supplement.
He then mapped out the epidemiology of the neuropathy and was able to study the basic
aspects of the neuropathy. He discovered the disease was due to cyanide
intoxication. At the time, little was done beyond clinical attention to the disease. His
success in discovering the basis of tropical ataxic neuropathy earned him local and
international acclaim in the medical community.
Throughout his career, he wrote a number of scholarly works on his prodigious
research on tropical epidemiology and was also Dean of Medicine at the University of
Ibadan and later the Chief Medical Officer of that university's teaching hospital, UCH .
He died in 1995 and was buried in his native Oremesi, Ekiti .
7.Chike Obi (April 17, 1921 – March 13, 2008)
Chike Obi was a Nigerian politician, mathematician and professor. The African Mathematics Union suggests that he was the first sub-Saharan African to
hold a doctorate in mathematics. Dr. Obi's early research dealt mainly with the
question of the existence of periodic solutions of non-linear ordinary differential
equations. He productively used the perturbation technique, and several of his
publications greatly helped to stimulate research interest in this subject throughout
the world and have become classics in the literature.
Obi is the author of several books and journals on mathematics and Nigerian
Early life and education
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Obi was educated in various parts of Nigeria before reading mathematics as an
external student of the University of London. Immediately after his first degree,
he won a scholarship to do research study at Pembroke College, Cambridge , followed
by doctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts , United States , becoming in 1950, the first Nigerian to
receive a PhD in mathematics.
8.Winston Wole Soboyejo
[/font]Winston Wole Soboyejo is an American Scientist of Nigeria parentage (son of Prof
Alfred Sobojeyo of Ohio State University), currently a Professor of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, with special interests in Material Science and Engineering. He is also the Director of the U.S./Africa Materials Institute, and the Director of the Undergraduate Research Program at The Princeton Institute of Science and Technology
[b]9. Olumbe Bassir
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He was a great man who lived from (1919 - 2001) and was a Nigerian scientist, author and academic. His primary contributions to research were in the areas of aflatoxins, nutrition, and peace research.
10. Oliver Udemmadu Ogbonnia Mobisson
[font=Lucida Sans Unicode]Olivier lived from (April 23, 1943 – February 18, 2010) and was a Nigerian -born scientist, professor , activist , and entrepreneur . He was also a founding Professor of the Anambra State University of Technology (now the Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University and Ebonyi State University).
|Re: List Of Top Highly Celebrated Nigerian Scientist/reseachers by Miracle4Sure: 2:49am On Nov 19, 2015|
|Re: List Of Top Highly Celebrated Nigerian Scientist/reseachers by ril19(m): 2:51am On Nov 19, 2015|
Those Are Some Rare Specie From Among Us. Some Already Lost In The Sand Of Time. Some Still Living And Doing Great Things.
|Re: List Of Top Highly Celebrated Nigerian Scientist/reseachers by Nobody: 3:33am On Nov 19, 2015|
Undisputedly correct, i hope to be on the list one day
|Re: List Of Top Highly Celebrated Nigerian Scientist/reseachers by Nomswilli(m): 4:24am On Nov 19, 2015|
Really these are great minds. Prof Alexander is a demi God not just in the department of physics and astronomy but the entire faculty of sciences and even engineering.....the man sabi book well
|Re: List Of Top Highly Celebrated Nigerian Scientist/reseachers by fr3do(m): 5:14am On Nov 19, 2015|
Prof. Chike Obi shared striking resemblances with HRM Chike Edozien the Asagba of Asaba, so much that in his obituary picture in vanguard then, they put the Asagba's name.
|Re: List Of Top Highly Celebrated Nigerian Scientist/reseachers by dnkkgd: 6:34am On Nov 19, 2015|
Some Still Living And Doing Great Things.
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