Ex-Unilag VC, Oye Ibidapo-Obe, dies at 71: Oye Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, has died at the age of 71. His death was confirmed in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of First Technical University, Olayinka Balogun, on Sunday, January 3. Sources revealed he died from COVID-19 complications. “Yes, Professor Ibidapo-Obe is dead. He died today from COVID-19 related complications. The late Professor’s family have properly briefed us,” the chairman of Academic Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on the campus, Dele Ashiru, was quoted as saying.