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First Nigerian PhD Holder In Philosophy Sophie Oluwole Dies At 83

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Sophie Oluwole, a professor who is the first to bag a PhD in philosophy as a female is dead.

The Professor of Philosophy, who retired 18 years ago from the Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos, died on Monday.

Born in 1936 in Igbara-oke, Ondo State, the late Oluwole studied history, geography and philosophy at the University of Lagos. She produced several books on philosophy including Ifa and Orunmila which aimed to correct the Western philosophers that Africans have philosophy.

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