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Renowned Mathematician, Chike Obi is Dead!

March 12, 2008
Renowned Mathematician  Prof. Chike Obi who has made enormous contributions to mathematics died today in Nigeria at the age of 86. He is considered the foremost pioneer of modern mathematics in Nigeria.  Obi's early research has dealt primarily with the question of whether or not periodic solutions exist for non-linear ordinary differential equations.

Despite his enormous contributions to science, Prof. Chike Obi was abandoned by successive governments and left to fend for himself at a very old age, but for the assistance granted the foremost mathematician by Chris Okotie's GRACE programme, which includes the Karis Award he instituted in 1990,  Professor Chike Obi was neglected and forgotten by the Nigerian government.

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