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Akin Mabogunje: Nigerian urban geographer who mapped the origin and trends of African cities
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Politics and Society Akin Mabogunje: Nigerian urban geographer who mapped the origin and trends of African cities

Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje was Nigeria’s first professor of geography. He has died at 90. He served as a consultant to the Nigerian government and several states in urban and regional development, helping politicians and bureaucrats to understand how research institutions could influence and shape policy. Mabogunje’s legacy stretches far beyond his seminal book.