Twelve (12) eminent distinguished mathematicians were honoured with the fellow of the Nigerian Mathematical Society (fnms).
The investiture took place at the opening ceremony of the 34th Annual Conference of the NMS at the University of Lagos on Wednesday June 24, 2015.
Eight (8) of the recipients were personally present to receive the award, one (1) was represented by his son while three (3) were unavoidably absent.
Recipients present were
- Professor Iya Abubakar (fnms)
- Professor Samuel Akindiji Ilori (fnms)
- Professor Olusola Akinyele (fnms)
- Professor John Chukwuemeka Amazigo (fnms)
- Professor Sunday osarumwense Iyahen (fnms)
- Professor Aderemi Oluyomi Kuku (fnms)
- Professor Emmanuel Oguntokun Oshobi (fnms)
- Professor Kevin Ejere Osondu (fnms)
Represented by his son was
- Professor Monsur Akangbe Kenku (fnms)
Those unavoidably absent were
- Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye (fnms)
- Professor James Nwoye Adichie (fnms)
- Professor Eben Akin Akinrelere (fnms)
Professor Ninuola Akinwande,
I am extremely proud to announce that Journal of the Nigerian Mathematical Society (JNMS) has achieved yet another milestone in the academic community, operating as the first registered mathematical journal under the Nigeria – Elsevier – Partnership (NEP).
Our latest feat was the result of almost three decades of hard works from the Editorial Board, Associate Editors and our dynamic numerous reviewers across the continents and we are the second best under the rigorous Elsevier assessment.
Furthermore, we appreciate the initiative of the Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC) and TETFund for bringing the partnership to fruition. In a congratulation letter from the Secretary General of CVC in the person of Professor Michael Faborode, he wrote on how impressed he was with the profile of the JNMS, commending us on our professionalism. He stressed that JNMS has now been evaluated and selected for production and hosting support by Elsevier publishers under this partnership and share his vision for consolidating the NEP. As a result, JNMS will be indexed and hence made more visible to enhance its impact and other bibliometrics.
I thank the great men and women of Nigerian Mathematical Society and contributors to JNMS for their relentless and ongoing efforts in bringing JNMS to another crest of recognition and opportunity.
Soon the emblem of JNMS will be on the Elsevier web page and authors will be able to submit and upload their articles with ease at www.elsevier.com/jnms.
Samuel S. Okoya
Professor of Mathematics
Occupier of Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye Professorial Chair in Mathematics,
University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Nigeria (2013 – 2016)
Professor Samuel Segun Okoya appointed the first recipient of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye Outstanding Professor of Mathematics (Professorial Chair Endowment) at the University of Lagos.
A distinguished scholar and proven academic of high repute, Professor Samuel Segun Okoya has what it takes to be called the leader of his team and has just been appointed as the first Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye Outstanding Professor of Mathematics (professorial chair endowment) at University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
Born in Zaria, Kaduna state in the late 50’s, Professor Okoya’s elementary educational voyage was completed in 1973 at New Eden Primary School, near Premier Hotel, Oremeji, Ibadan. From his days at Christ’s High School, Molete, Ibadan (1973 -1978), he demonstrated brilliancy among his peers and that contributed to the unanimous decision to appoint him as the Senior Prefect. Despite this responsibility put upon his shoulder, at the close of his sojourn in the famous college, he was adjudged the best student.