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Renowned Novelist Chimamanda Adichie Loses Dad At 88

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Renowned Novelist and Feminism proponent, Chimamanda Adichie has lost her father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie. Professor Adichie aged 88.

A member of the Adichie family revealed that the erudite academician died on Wednesday, night, in Awka, Anambra State.

Late Professor Adichie was admitted at the Chira Memorial Hospital in Awkuzu, Oyi local government area of the State.

The Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State.

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The first Nigerian Professor of Statistics celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1.

Adichie was a member of International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 1978 and member, Governing Council of (ISI) 1985-1987.

The member of Education Committee (ISI) 1987 became a Professor of Statistics in 1976.

He had been living in Nsukka since he retired.

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