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BREAKING: Alao-Akala’s Kinsman, Professor Gboyega Dies At 76

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Alex Gboyega, a renowned professor of political science, who retired from the University of Ibadan, UI, is dead.

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The Ogbomoso-born, who lived in Ibadan, was said to have died few hours before Adebayo Alao-Akala, his kinsman and former governor of Oyo State, who also died in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Gboyega’s death brings to four the demise of illustrious indigenes of the ancient town.

Exactly a month ago, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, Soun of Ogbomosoland, joined his ancestor. Only last Saturday, the monarch’s daughter, Prof. Taibat Danmole died. And today, two illustrious sons — Gboyega and Alao-Akala died hours apart.

An affable academic of high repute and a clear sighted leader of thought who loved Ogbomoso passionately, Gboyega placed his vast intellectual acumen at the service of his community to the very last.

SOURCE: OYOINSIGHT

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