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List of notable or famous professors from Nigeria, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in Nigeria and even some popular professors who immigrated to Nigeria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Nigerian professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. Here are also famous Nigerian authors and famous politicians from Nigeria. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from Nigeria is included when available.

List includes Wole Soyinka, Bolaji Akinyemi, Ayodele Awojobi, and more.

This historic professors from Nigeria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Nigerian professors of note?" and "Who are the most famous professors from Nigeria?" These prominent professors of Nigeria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Nigerian professors.

Use this list of renowned Nigerian professors to discover some new professors that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

Adebayo Adedeji is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors from Nigeria
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Adebayo Adedeji is a Nigerian politician. He was Executive Secretary to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from 1975 to 1978, and UN Under-Secretary-General from 1978 until 1991. He is the founding Executive Director of the African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies in 1991, ...more

Age: 86

Birthplace: Ijebu Ode, Nigeria

Profession: Politician, Professor

Schools: University of London

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Ambrose Alli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from Nigeria
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Ambrose Alli

Ambrose Alli was the governor of the defunct Nigerian state of Bendel, from 1979 to 1983. He was the first civilian governor. He brought massive development to Bendel in different sectors, from the establishment of numerous post-primary schools and tertiary institutions, and massive construction of ...more

Birthplace: Nigeria

Profession: Professor

Ayodele Awojobi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from Nigeria
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Ayodele Oluwatuminu Awojobi, also known by the nicknames "Dead Easy", "The Akoka Giant", and "Macbeth", was a Nigerian academic, author, inventor, social crusader and activist. He was considered a scholarly genius by his teachers and peers alike.He quickly advanced in his field to become the ...more

Age: Died at 47 (1937-1984)

Birthplace: Oshodi-Isolo

Profession: Activist, Professor, Author

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Babalola Borishade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professors from Nigeria
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Babalola Borishade

Professor Abraham Babalola Borishade was born in Usi- Ekiti on 7th day of March, 1946 into the Ebi Ilotin Family. He has been a Federal Minister in Nigeria four times, between 1999-2011. He is popularly known as an Electrical Engineer, a Teacher and a Political Strategist. ...more

Profession: Politician, Professor

Schools: Obafemi Awolowo University