ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Professor Aremu Adegoke 50 years old, born on August 21, 1970 and passed away on January 13, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sunday Idowu on January 20, 2021
A phone call, on the morning of Wednesday 13 January 2021 broke the news of your demise. That was a nightmare, and still is, because we last exchanged greetings barely 24 hours earlier. It is a cherished privilege to have worked with you. Adieu Professor!
Posted by Ayomikun Longe-Ogunyemi on January 16, 2021
Prof Adegoke was an outstanding lecturer that connected with his students. He had a heart of service. He knew us with our names, middle names and matric numbers, he was so exceptionally intelligent, but had no airs around him. A very humble man.
He has gone home to rest, the world has lost a great icon and heaven has gained a saint.
I pray God grants his family, friends and students the fortitude to bear this loss in Jesus name. Amen.
Posted by Timothy Ajiboye on January 16, 2021
Prof Jire Adegoke is an humble man, brilliant and very supportive.may his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Moyosore Osiyemi on January 15, 2021
Professor Adegoke was the closest man to perfection I have come across in all my years. He knew so much, yet was he humble. It’s amazing how one man had a personal connection with every single student he taught. An outstanding human being in every ramification.
His works go before him and we know he is in heaven reigning with Christ. May God continue to comfort the family and friends he left behind, and may his truely gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Posted by NANOTECHNOLOGY GROUP LAUT... on January 15, 2021
The Exit of a Rare Gem...

It was just a phone call that connected us together in 2018, when I sought your consent to be the guest speaker at LAUTECH Nanotechnology Conference (LAUTECH NANO 2018). You quickly agreed to the request and on October 24, 2018, you delivered a thought-provoking lecture "Nanomaterials Research: A Wonderful World of Great Opportunities in Africa" at the opening ceremony. The lecture was well received by the audience.

Since then, we have exchanged ideas and correspondences on Nanotechnology research...... It was a rude shock to hear about your death on 14/01/2021. Undoubtedly, this is a great loss to the Nanotechnology family in Nigeria and academia in general. Rest on Prof. Adegoke. May your soul rest in perfect peace.

Prof. Agbaje Lateef
On behalf of LAUTECH Nanotechnology Research Group (NANO+), LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
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Posted by james tolulope olufowokan on January 14, 2021
Never thought I'll be writing this so soon. I would miss your early morning classes, your broad smiles, your very important life lessons you give us during lectures, your so much comprehensive lectures which covers most if not all of Pharmaceutical analysis, the oral assignments, the practical examples and so much more. How I wish I could "KEEP VIBRATING". The life lessons which sometimes are your personal stories still serve as motivation to me. A very busy scholar who would always find time for his students. YOU CAME, YOU SAW AND YOU CONQUERED. Rest on "DEAR FRIEND" in the bosom of our LORD. 
Posted by Bukky Ajayi on January 14, 2021
I feel pained, he was a good man , quite and simple; to bad you left so early but our consolation is that with your gentleness you are with Christ.

Rest on.....
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Posted by Segun Adewumi on January 14, 2021
“Hello friends” that was how you refer to us; your humility is out of this world; your listening ear is amazing. You were so cool and never tired of making us understand PharmChem. We were amazed at your intelligence. We have lost a rare gem; but your impact lives on. Rest on prof.
Posted by Christiana Olaniyi on January 14, 2021
Your passing came as a shock Prof. You were such a gentle and intelligent soul, so humble and unassuming. You were easily approachable and no doubt a role model indeed.
Death has taken one of the finest in our world again. Lord have mercy.
I pray the Lord comfort his family, the department of pharmacy UI, the entire UI community and all his loved ones.

RIP prof.
Posted by Adeniran abayomi-bero on January 13, 2021
The news of your passing came as a huge shock to me. Somewhere in my head now I am seeing a mental picture of your smiling face. You were so humble, so kind and super intelligent. You made pharmaceutical chemistry a lot easier for me. I remember in 200l you went out of your way to brush us up on anatomy and other courses. We will take solace in the knowledge that you have gone to be with your maker. Rest in peace Prof Adegoke.
Posted by Tola M on January 13, 2021
Professor Adegoke was one lecturer we all felt comfortable with. Not judgemental, always willing to listen. He dealt with everyone on their level. He would call out your middle name, matric number, even recognize your voice while writing and facing the board! He's one lecturer you will meet on the faculty corridor and you wouldn't think of turning off or taking another route. You actually want to see his shy smile. He did his job diligently and made Structure-Activity-Relationship very simple. He will be greatly missed. Rest on Prof Adegoke!
Posted by Adeola B on January 13, 2021
Professor Adegoke (he was still Mr. Adegoke during my undergraduate years) was a great teacher at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he taught Pharmaceutical Chemistry. A very brilliant and intelligent lecturer, introverted but very involved in all his students, knowing us just not by the first name but middle names and even our matric numbers! He loved the Lord and served Him till the very end. Continue to rest in peace sir, till we meet on the resurrection morning.

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Posted by Sunday Idowu on January 20, 2021
A phone call, on the morning of Wednesday 13 January 2021 broke the news of your demise. That was a nightmare, and still is, because we last exchanged greetings barely 24 hours earlier. It is a cherished privilege to have worked with you. Adieu Professor!
Posted by Ayomikun Longe-Ogunyemi on January 16, 2021
Prof Adegoke was an outstanding lecturer that connected with his students. He had a heart of service. He knew us with our names, middle names and matric numbers, he was so exceptionally intelligent, but had no airs around him. A very humble man.
He has gone home to rest, the world has lost a great icon and heaven has gained a saint.
I pray God grants his family, friends and students the fortitude to bear this loss in Jesus name. Amen.
Posted by Timothy Ajiboye on January 16, 2021
Prof Jire Adegoke is an humble man, brilliant and very supportive.may his soul rest in peace.
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Biography of Prof Adegoke

THE LIFE AND TIME OF LATE PROFESSOR OLAJIRE AREMU ADEGOKE

It is on record that late Prof. Aremu Olajire Adegoke was born on the 21st August, 1970 in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. He had his nursery school education at the Oke elerin Baptist Nursery School, Ogbomoso (1973-1975). He attended the Osupa Baptist Day Primary School, Ogbomoso (1975-1977), St. Joseph Primary School, Vom, Plateau State (1977 - 1979) and then again Osupa Baptist Day Primary School (1979-1981). 

Due to serious family financial crises, he had to accompany his mother to sell vegetables, cooked groundnuts and was a regular hand at building sites in later primary school years. After his primary education, he proceeded to the Baptist Secondary Grammar School Ahoyaya, Ogbomoso (1981 - 1986). Enabled by God's grace, he graduated as the overall best graduating student (8 'A' and 1 'C') and as the best graduating student in Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics and Geography. He was a part-time bar waiter at the Terminus Hotel, Oja`gbo Ogbomoso all throughout his secondary school years.

For his higher education, he was at the Federal School of Medical Laboratory, Jos, Plateau State (1987-1989). He was on the distinction roll at the school throughout his studentship. Due to his desire to acquire a University degree and by God's leading (which he did not know then); he gained admission to study Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Jos in 1989, after two previous failed attempts with the JAMB Matriculation Examination. Enabled by the grace of God once again, he graduated in 1995 (due to ASUU strike) with an overall distinction, which due to the declassification of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree translates to a First Class degree. He was the best overall graduating student and best student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Clinical Pharmacy. He won eight out of the nine convocation prizes available then in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Jos. The grace of God was demonstrated as he studied Pharmacy as a part-time student because he was saddled with the responsibilities of managing the family grinding machine business (the only one in the University quarters) and a then flourishing, one and only, mini supermarket in the Bauchi Road Staff quarters in the University of Jos.

By God's special favour and grace, he was specially invited to the prestigious National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Idu-Abuja as the pioneer Intern Pharmacist (1995-1996) after a brief stint as an Intern Pharmacist at the Pharmacy Department, Jos University Teaching Hospital (September, 1995). Due to God's evident grace, he was granted the status of a Junior Research Fellow at NIPRD for three months prior to National Youth Service. He had his mandatory National Youth Service at the General Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa State (1996-1997).

After a brief General Pharmacy Practice at MICONY Pharmacy, Jos, he gained admission to study for MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Ibadan and he completed the degree with an overall distinction in 1999. He completed his PhD in Pharmaceutical Analysis and Synthetic Chemistry from the same Department, after seven semesters of part-time registration (minimum semester is 8 for part-time registration), in 2005. These are also, once again, evidences of God's grace upon his life.
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Late Professor Jire Adegoke was a recipient of many scholarships, prizes, fellowships, grants and opportunities divinely arranged by God. He was a University of Jos Scholar from 1991-1995. He also miraculously received Chemical and Allied Products (CAPL) Plc undergraduate scholarship (1991-1994, 3 years) and Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited undergraduate scholarship (1991-1995, 4 years) awards. During his Master's programme, he was "mistakenly" awarded the University of Ibadan's Graduate Assistant-ship (August 1998 - December 1999) which was divinely sufficient for him to complete the MSc programme. 
During his PhD programme, he was awarded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant that enabled him to visit the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He won four prizes (two each in 2007 and 2009) for publications of articles from PhD, a scheme initiated by the Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan. He has been a recipient of many postdoctoral fellowships and grants including; TETFUND Overseas Conference grant to attend Drug Discovery and Therapy World Congress in USA (2014), West African Research Association Travel Grant (2013), CV Raman International Fellowship for Senior African Researchers (2013), University of Ibadan Senate Research grant (2012), COIMBRA Short Stay Fellowship for Young African Researchers (2011), INSA JRD TATA Fellowship (2010), CAS-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship in China (2008) and University of Ibadan Senate Research grants (2007 & 2010).

He was appointed Lecturer II in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in February, 2000; promoted Lecturer I in October, 2003; Senior Lecturer in October, 2006 and Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry with effect from October 1, 2012.

He has served as Sub-Dean (Postgraduate), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (1st May, 2006 - 30th June, 2009); Member, University of Ibadan Zoological Garden Management Committee (2003 - 2007); Member, University of Ibadan Zoological Garden Finance Committee (2005 - 2007); Member, Public-Private Partnership Committee, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (2008 - date); External Examiner, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 academic sessions for B. Pharm. students as well as 2011/2012 and 2013/2014 for MSc. Students); Acting Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan (1st March 2010 to 31st March 2012); External Examiner, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Nigeria (2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014 academic sessions - B. Pharm.); Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu Campus, Ogun State, Nigeria (2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 academic sessions); Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (April 2013 to March 2014), Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (2014/2015); Member, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (2013); Member, Administrative Committee for the Multidisciplinary Research Central Laboratory (MCRL), University of Ibadan (July 2014 to date); Deputy Coordinator, Multidisciplinary Research Central Laboratory (MCRL), University of Ibadan (July 2014 to June 2015)

He was a Lifetime Member, West African Research Association; Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and Member, Nigerian Association of Pharmacists in Academia. He was an Expert reviewer for over 25 journals focused on Spectroscopy, Organic Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Nanoparticles Research, Pharmaceutical analysis and Natural Products Chemistry.
He has several relevant professional and academic working experiences outside and within the country and these include; Visiting Senior C.V Raman Fellow, Laboratory of Genetic Toxicology, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India; Visiting Postdoctoral WARA Fellow, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana; Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Katholieke, Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium; Visiting Scholar, Laboratory of Genetic Toxicology, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Shanghai, China; Visiting Scientist, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K and routine Laboratory diagnosis at Jos University Teaching Hospital in Parasitology, Microbiology, Blood banking, Hematology and Chemical Pathology.

Late Professor Jire Adegoke has over 82 publications to his credit comprising of 1 co-edited book, 1 Chapter in a book, 66 peer-reviewed journal articles, 11 conference papers and 3 journal articles in a press. Majority of the publications came as divine revelations in design, write-up and selection of publication outlets.
Professor Jire Adegoke gave his life to Christ on 24th August, 1987 in Jos, Plateau State and has received God's grace to serve in the Lord's vineyard. In the Baptist Student Fellowship of United Baptist Church, Jos, he was Prayer Secretary (1992) and President (1993-1994). He was also Programme Coordinator/Bible Study Leader of the Youth Fellowship in United Baptist Church, Jos (1995). He was President, Jos Central BSF (1993); President, Central Baptist Conference BSF (1994); Secretary, Northern Zone BSF (1994) and Secretary, BSF National Council (1995). He was the President, National Christian Corpers Fellowship, Jigawa State (1996/97 service year) and through the grace of God, his set acquired and developed a plot of land for the fellowship's "family house" to the lintel level before handing over in March 1998, the NCCF Jigawa has since been occupying the building from October, 1998. He was a Sunday School and Discipleship Teacher at UI Baptist Church (1999 - 2000). He joined the membership of El-Shaddai Baptist Church (formerly Agbowo Baptist Church, Ibadan) in June 2001 and has been an Usher since 2002. He was Youth Fellowship President (2003 - 2004), House Fellowship Coordinator (2006 - 2008) and was ordained a Deacon on May 19, 2007. He was a Sunday School and Enquirer's class teacher in El-Shaddai Baptist Church.

Late Professor Jire Adegoke was survived by his wife, Mrs. Adenike Esther, and three Children: IfeOluwa, IyanOluwa and IbukunOluwa.
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The Exit of a Rare Gem

Shared by NANOTECHNOLOGY GROUP LAUT... on January 15, 2021
It was just a phone call that connected us together in 2018, when I sought your consent to be the guest speaker at LAUTECH Nanotechnology Conference (LAUTECH NANO 2018). You quickly agreed to the request and on October 24, 2018, you delivered a thought-provoking lecture "Nanomaterials Research: A Wonderful World of Great Opportunities in Africa" at the opening ceremony. The lecture was well received by the audience.

Since then, we have exchanged ideas and correspondences on Nanotechnology research...... It was a rude shock to hear about your death on 14/01/2021. Undoubtedly, this is a great loss to the Nanotechnology family in Nigeria and academia in general. Rest on Prof. Adegoke. May your soul rest in perfect peace.

Prof. Agbaje Lateef
On behalf of LAUTECH Nanotechnology Research Group (NANO+), LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.