By Emeka Okafor
Professor Grace Alele-Willaims, Nigeria’s first female university vice chancellor, is reportedly dead.
The Itsekiri-born academician was learnt to have passed on Friday after a brief illness in Lagos.
Born 16 December,1932, Prof Alele-Williams, who hails from Warri in Delta State, died at 89.
She was a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Edo State and first Nigerian woman to receive a doctorate.
Late Alele-Willaims was a professor of mathematics and also held the traditional title of Utienyin Iwere of Warri.
She was conferred the revered traditional title by the 20th Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli.