Professor Emevwo Biakolo dies

Professor Emevwo Biakolo, scholar in Classics, poet, writer, former lecturer at the University of Ibadan and Founding Dean, School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki, Lagos, is dead. Prof. Biakolo died in his sleep yesterday.

Prof. Biakolo was an exceptional man of letters. He was a member of the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper and a Columnist of the same newspaper during the Abacha dictatorial military rule and during the dying days of the Babaginda military rule. He strove in his weekly Column to remind the military overlords that a dictatorship that scuttles the rule of law cannot lead to human flourishing.
A public intellectual of
repute, Prof.Biakolo was
gentle, amiable, soft-spoken and respectful, Prof Biakolo was an exceptional academic. In what could be dubbed as a self-exile, Prof Biakolo went to Botwana for a certain period to continue to lecture in a Botswana University. He returned to Nigeria after his sojourn in Botswana to continue to contribute to the improvement of human development in Nigeria.

May God grant his soul a perfect rest

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