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THE PIONEERS: FULL list of all First Professors in Nigeria

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This is the comprehensive list of the pioneering academicians and first professors in different fields and disciplines in Nigeria with detailed References for further Research.

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This personal research was conducted by Naijalocals in Sept 2016, and copied by many blogs with beautiful comments (check here on naijaloaded) and, and was done solely to contribute to the Knowledge of current affairs in Nigeria and to also give credence to Educational achievements of our departed or living heroes in the Scholarly world. 


Here we go….
Faculty of Arts

First Nigerian Professor of History ~ Prof Kenneth Dike ( From Awka, Anambra). https://biography.yourdictionary.com/kenneth-dike

First Nigerian Professor of African Philosophy ~ Prof Olubi Sodipo (From Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state). https://blerf.org/index.php/biography/sodipo-olubi-john-prof/

First Nigerian Professor of Linguistic ~ Prof Ayo Bamgbose (From Oyo, Oyo State). https://www.acu.edu.ng/index.php/2-page-articles/206-prof-emeritus-ayo-bamgbose-representing-sacoba

First Nigerian Professor of French Language ~ Prof Evans.

First Nigerian Professor of Arabic and Islamic Language ~ Prof M.O.A Abdul (Ijebu Ode, Ogun State).

First Nigerian Professor of English language ~ ( No Available Record).

First Nigerian Professor of Yoruba and African Literature ~ Prof Wande Abimbola (From Oyo, Oyo State).

First Nigerian Professor of Music ~ Prof. Lazarus Ekwueme (From Oko, Anambra state).

First Nigerian Professor of Theatre and Arts ~ Prof Joel Adeyinka Adedeji (State of Origin Unknown).

First Professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria ~ Prof Alfred Opubor (Nigerian-Cotonou).

First Nigerian Professor of Library and Information Science ~ Prof Mrs Adetoun Ogunsheye.

Faculty of Education

First Nigerian Professor of Education ~ Prof. Aliu Babs Fafunwa (Isale Eko, Lagos State).

First Nigerian Professor of Physical Education ~ Prof. M. Oluwafemi Ajisafe (Ekiti State). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oluwafemi_Ajisafe

First Nigerian Professor of Tests and Measurement ~ Prof. Dibu Ojerinde (Igboho, Oyo State). https://economicconfidential.com/2010/03/prof-dibu-ojerinde-new-president-of-global-exam-body/
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Faculty of Law
First Nigerian Professor of Law ~ Prof Teslim Olawale Elias (Lagos State)

Faculty of Agriculture

First Nigerian Professor of Agriculture ~ Prof. Victor Adenuga Oyenuga (Ijebu, Ogun state). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Adenuga_Oyenuga

First Nigerian Professor of Animal Science ~ Prof. Gabriel. M. Babatunde (Afijio, Oyo State). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Mojisola_Babatunde

First Nigeria Professor of Forestry ~ Professor Kolade Adeyoju (Ijan-Ekiti, Ekiti State). https://agric.ui.edu.ng/historyfor

Health Sciences

First Nigerian professor of clinical pharmacy ~ Prof. Nzebunwa Aguwa (Eke-Nguru, IMO State).

First Nigerian Professor of Medicine ~ Prof. Theophius Ogunlesi (Sagamu, Ogun State).

First Nigerian Professor of Nursing ~ Prof (Mrs). Elfrida. O. Adebo (Abeokuta, Ogun State).

First Nigerian Professor of Physiotherapy ~ Prof. Vincent C. B. Nwuga (Asaba, Delta State).

First Nigerian Professor of Anatomy ~ Prof. Thomas Adesanya Grillo (Lagos State).

First Nigerian Professor of Physiology ~ HRH Prof. Joseph Chike Edozien (Asaba, Delta State).

First Nigerian Professor of psychiatry ~ Prof. Thomas Adeoye Lambo ( Abeokuta, Ogun State).

First Nigerian Professor of public health ~ Prof. Oladele Ajose (Lagos state).

First Nigerian Professor of Nutrition ~ Prof Babatunde Oguntona.

First Nigerian Professor of Paediatrics ~ Prof Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (Abeokuta, Ogun State).

Faculty of Science

First Nigerian Professor of Botany ~ Prof. Eni Njoku (Ohafia, Abia State).

First Nigerian Professor of Physics ~ Prof. Muyiwa Awe (Esie, Kwara State).

First Nigerian Professor of statistics ~ Prof. Nwoue Adichie “Chinamada’s dad (Abba, Anambra).

First Nigerian Professor of Mathematics ~ Prof. Chike Obi (Anambra State).

First Nigerian Professor of Geology ~ Prof. Mosobolaje O. Oyawoye (Offa, Kwara State).

First Nigerian Professor of Computer Science ~ Prof. Olu Longe.

First Nigerian Professor of Chemistry ~ Prof. Stephen Oluwole Awokoya (Awa-Ijebu, Ogun state).

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

First Nigerian Professor Of Architecture ~ Prof. Ekundayo Adeyemi (Iyin-Ekiti, Ekiti State).

First Nigerian Professor of Urban and Regional Planning ~ Prof. Adepoju Onibokun(Iwoye-Ijesha, Osun State).

First Nigerian Professor of Estate Management ~ Prof. John. A. Umeh (Nnobi, Anambra State).

Faculty of Management Sciences

First Nigerian Professor of Accounting ~ Prof. Micheal A. Adeyemo (Irun-Akoko, Ondo State)

First Nigerian Professor of Marketing ~ Prof. Julius Onuorah Onah (Orba, Enugu State).

First Nigerian Professor of Insurance ~ Prof. Joseph. O. Irukwu (Eteem, Abia State).

Faculty of Engineering

First Nigerian Professor of Chemical Engineering ~ Prof. Sikiru A. Sanni (Ibadan, Oyo State).

First Nigerian Professor of Industrial Engineering ~ Prof. David. E. Osifo (Benin-city, Edo State).

First Nigerian Professor of Civil Engineering ~ Prof. Ifedayo O. Oladapo ( Ondo, Ondo State).

First Nigerian Professor of Petroleum Engineering ~ Prof. Gabriel Kayode Falade

First Nigerian Professor of Mining Engineering ~ Prof. Zacheus Opafunso (Ede, Osun State).

First Nigerian Professor of Public Health Engineering ~ Prof. Paul Aibinuola Oluwande.

Faculty of Social Science.

First Nigerian Professor of Geography ~ Prof. Akin Mobogunje (Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State)

First Nigerian Professor of Psychology ~ Prof. Dennis Ugwuegbu (Orlu, Imo State).

First Female Academicians ~ Aim of collecting this is to promote girl child Education.

– First Nigerian Female Professor ever ~ Prof. (Mrs) Felicia Adetoun Ogunsheye.

http://naijarchives.com/felicia-adetoun-ogunseye-first-female-professor-in-nigeria/

– First Nigerian Female Professor of Law ~ Prof (Mrs) Jadesola Olayinka Akande.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadesola_Akande

– First Nigerian Female Professor of History ~ Prof. (Mrs) Bolanle Awe.

http://threshwoman.com/2016/06/wcw-of-the-week-prof-bolanle-awe/

– First Nigerian Female Professor of Pharmacy ~ Prof. (Mrs) Babalola Chinedum Peace.

http://www.aasciences.org/index.php/nigeria/288-babalola-chinedum-peace-prof-ms

– First Nigerian Female Professor of Psychiatry ~ Prof. (Mrs) Olayinka Omigbodun.

http://ccamh.ui.edu.ng/guest-faculty/course-leaders/olayinka-o-omigbodun/

– First Nigerian Female Professor of Mass Communication ~ Prof. (Mrs) Chinyere Stella Okunna.

http://www.newsexpressngr.com/news/detail.php?news=12036&title=How-becoming-Nigerias-first-female-Professor-of-Mass-Communication-humbled-me-Chinyere-Stella-Okunna

– First female Physics Professor in Africa ~ Prof. (Mrs) Deborah Ajakaye.

https://topsradarsonline.blogspot.com.ng/2016/06/prof-deborah-enilo-ajakaiye-first.html?m=1

– First Female Professor of Chemistry in Nigeria ~ Prof. (Mrs) Modupe Ogunlesi. 

http://www.thenationonlineng.net/archive2/tblnews_Detail.php?id=37208

– First Nigerian Female Professor of Quantity Surveying in Africa ~ Prof Olubola Babalola.

https://www.naij.com/720140-nigerian-varsity-produces-africas-first-female-professor-quantity-surveying-photo.html

– First female Nigerian Professor of Accounting ~ Prof. Jane Ande.

– First Female professor of physiotherapy in Africa ~ Prof. Arinola O. Sanya.

http://www.ui.edu.ng/content/citation-professor-arinola-olasumbo-sanya

– First Female Professor of Computer Science ~ Prof Adenike Osofisan.

http://www.computergeeky.org/speakers.html

– First female professor of Chemical Engineering in Nigeria ~Professor (Mrs) P.K. Igbokwe

http://www.facultyofengineeringnau.org/aboutus_dean.php

– First Nigerian Female Professor of Mathematics Education ~ Prof. (Mrs). Grace Allele-Williams.
https://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/williams.htm

– First female Professor of Animal Breeding & Genetics in Nigeria~Prof. Adebambo Ayoka.O.

https://www.unaab.edu.ng/index.php/latest-news/285-news-published-in-march-2014/16856-researcher-of-the-week-professor-adebambo-ayoka-olufunmilayo

– First Female Professor of Yoruba Studies in the world ~ Prof. (Mrs). Omotayo Olutoye

– First Female Professor of Agriculture in Nigeria and First Female Professor of Agricultural Economics in Africa ~ Professor (Mrs) Tomilayo O. Adekanye.

http://www.abatom.com/index.php?view=article&id=61%3Acv-prossor-mrs-tomilayo-o-adekanye&tmpl=component&print=1&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=59

– First Nigerian Female Professor of Urban and Regional Planning ~ Prof.(Mrs).Ogbazi Joy Ukamaka.

http://www.unn.edu.ng/internals/staff/viewProfile/MTM3Nw–

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