LATUNDE ODEKU, Nigeria’s First Neurosurgeon

 WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT LATUNDE ODEKU OF NIGERIA, THE FIRST BLACK US-TRAINED NEUROSURGEON:

Latunde OdekuToday, we will take a look at an outstanding Nigerian. An excellent doctor. The first black neurosurgeon to be trained in the United States. Nigeria’s first brain surgeon. A patriot who sacrificed all for his nation. But he has largely remained in obscurity (especially to those outside the medical community). No thanks to a nation where governments would rather honour a thief, praise a criminal to high heavens and adorn a cabal with medals than celebrate the real heroes. Join Abiyamo as we explore the life of one of Africa’s most illustrious sons.

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INTRODUCTION

HIS EARLY DAYS

JOURNEY TO THE MEDICAL WORLD

OFF TO THE FATHERLAND

THE EXEMPLARY TEACHER

HIS DAYS IN UCH, IBADAN

A MOST WONDERFUL PERSONALITY

THE LAST DAYS

HIS POEMS

OVERVIEW OF AWARDS, HONOURS & ACHIEVEMENTS

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Edition 68July 2014

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