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.