Emeritus Prof. Oladipo Akinkugbe has been reported dead.
It was learnt on Monday that the foremost Nigerian professor of Medicine at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, died at the age of 86.
Akinkugbe was a student as well as a lecturer in some leading universities, including the University of London, Balliol College, University of Oxford England, and Harvard Medical School Boston, USA.
He was Chairman, Vesta Healthcare Partners, and Chairman of the Presidential Projects Implementation Committee on the refurbishing of Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria.
The deceased was also a chairman of the Board of Management of University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria, and one-time Chairman of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
He also served as Pro-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt; was a former Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; a former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin; and a former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
Akinkugbe had practised medicine for 60 years. During the period, he pioneered the establishment of two critical clinics, one in hypertension and the other in renal disorders at the UCH, Ibadan.
After retirement, the deceased established a private clinic; the Ibadan Hypertension Clinic, which he managed for 20 years.