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Prof Michael Filani Is Dead: UI Professor Dies While Watching Nigeria/Ethiopia Match In Ibadan

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Prof Michael Filani Is Dead: UI Professor Dies While Watching Nigeria/Ethiopia Match In Ibadan

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Oct 15, 2013 – Prof. Michael Filani Is Dead: University Of Ibadan, UI Professor Dies Of Heart Attack While Watching Nigeria Ethiopia Football Match In Ibadan

A popular lecturer at Geography department of UI has passed on.

The Ekiti-born professor dies of an apparent heart attack while watching Nigeria Vs Ethiopia match at his home in Oluyole Ibadan on Sunday Oct 13, 2013.

The popular professor who has over 35 years of teaching and research experience wasn’t ill until the time of his untimely demise this past Sunday.

According to sources, he got into trouble in the first half of the game when the Ethiopian team almost succeeded Nigeria but unfortunately he didn’t watch the football match till the end before his death.

Late Michael Filani is an experienced writer who has published over 100 articles on regional development and planning.

Between 1981 to 1984, he served as the Chairman of the Consultancy Services Committee at the Faculty of Social Sciences in UI. He was a member of the Board of Directors and the Dean of Social Sciences from 1985 to 87.

From 1993 to 95, he was the University of Ibadan’s Deputy VC of Administration.

From 97 to 1998 he was the President of the Nigerian Geographical Association.

He is survived by his wife and many children.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. red

    October 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Seriously don’t blame his death on any match,heart attack can happen to anybody at anytime.is unfortunate that he didn’t see the end of match.rip

  2. New Yorker

    October 15, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    I pity his condition it has happened to me on several occasions
    all I did was to turn off the match and walk away
    Rest in peace Michael.

  3. Pejumade

    October 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    I know him very well he is a very serious type but I never thought he likes sport to this extent. I wish someone can just whisper a good news to his hearing perhaps he might wake up from the dead.
    RIP Prof Michael Filani

  4. Natasha Williams

    October 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    RIP may God console ur loved ones

  5. bezo

    October 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Hahahaha, what is giving u heart attack in that stupid match,bros non be that match at all, u already have wat was burdening u jare, RIP

    • elekole odua

      October 15, 2013 at 7:31 PM

      you r very stupid for that comment

  6. Abibu Akeem

    October 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    D t tu bad

  7. christy Tanko

    October 16, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Bezo bezo can u ever change? Even wen pple die u post naughty comment God help u. RIP mike

  8. Ogunlayi Razaq Akintunde

    October 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    What a loss to my community (Ikole Ekiti). Baba, may ur soul rest in perfect peace, amen!

  9. Tunji

    October 16, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    R.I.P MY GREAT PROFESSOR. We have lost an academic, a collosus, a genius and a trial blazer in the GREAT UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN. May His Academic, serious and committed Soul rest in Perfect Peace. Amen

  10. watEnna

    October 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    mtchwwww Professor na so E go be nah after u don f**k Up finish for uni ibadan na so e dey end..make una small small dey chop Money for universities oo bcos God dey…e beta make ur fellow brothers kw watin dey right..well RIP

  11. olatunde paul ogundana

    October 16, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    What a great loss to the good people of ikole ekiti,omodowa community,filani family in particular and the great UI RIP prof, we love you but God loves you most adieu

  12. dotun adesegun

    October 17, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    wat a great loss to d depts of geo in nigeria,UI n especially Tasued…so so painful…o ma se oo…RIP one of our best prof

  13. Adaure

    October 17, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Bezo i can see dat u ar realy m*d. Can u ever change? May God help u. RIP my good proffesor.

  14. Iorbee Oramemga

    October 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    May his soul rest in peace.

  15. Joe

    October 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Boze pls change 4 gud brosss, no matter wat kill da prof u ar suppose to ve a gud. Pls stop being naughty dear.

  16. Bose

    October 23, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    May the Almighty God console the family. May His Soul Rest in Perfect
    Peace.

  17. zainab

    October 24, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    wat a great loss, all transport students and geography department in TASUED will miss u all, RIP prof( CRYING)

  18. Ayeni Funso

    November 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    To many of us,Prof.vast contributions to the development of Ikole will never be forgotten in a hurry.Its a pointer to us all to contribute no matter how big or small to the existence of mankind, particularly those around you.Your fatherly drives for peaceful co-existence and developments will remain classic.RIPP our OWN Prof. jare!

  19. Pastor Samson Olaosun

    November 25, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    As it was reported that he was not sick before the occurence it can happen to anybody it is called ‘SADS’ Sudden Arthymmia Death Syndrome. My prayer to the entire family is that God will grant you the fortitude to bear the loss. My sincere prayer to the wife (my lecturer in Nursing Reseach in1986) is that God will continue to protect you read Psalm 46 verse 1,Exodus 14 verse 14. God bless you Ma.

  20. Emma

    June 27, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Wat enna and bezo,may God purnish una,useless fellows

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