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Dr. Philip Emeagwali: World Renowned Computer Scientist

Philip Emeagwali was voted history's greatest scientist (#1) of African descent — and the 35th greatest African of all time — in a survey for the September 2004 issue of the London-based New African magazine. President Bill Clinton extolled Philip Emeagwali as “the Bill Gates of Africa” but his fans countered that “Bill Gates is the Philip Emeagwali of America.” Emeagwali won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, the Nobel Prize of supercomputing.

In this day and age when Japanese, Chinese or anyone remotely resembling Asian descent is automatically presumed to hold superior mathematical and technological aptitude, Dr. Emeagwali poses a refreshing reminder (1) to the world that intellectual gifts come in all races, creeds and colors; and (2) to Igbos that when we strive for excellence, there is no limit to what we can achieve ... so strive for excellence!

Philip Emeagwali, biography, supercomputer scientist, Internet pioneer, mathematician, inventor

So who is Philip Emeagwali, and what has he done that has made him so famous? Emeagwali first entered the international limelight in 1989 when he received the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize for performing the world's fastest calculation at 3.1 billion calculations per second. This calculation was remarkable not only because it was twice as fast as the previous world record, but also because of the method used to achieve this phenomenal task. Rather than use a multimillion dollar supercomputer, Emeagwali used the Internet to access 65,536 small computers simultaneously (called massively parallel computers).

Connection Machine programmed by Emeagwali to perform 3.1 billion calculations per second.

Unity is indeed strength as demonstrated by Emeagwali's approach. This technology is revolutionizing the oil industry as it is used to help simulate how to recover oil from oilfields, thus helping oil producing nations to efficiently extract more oil and increase their oil revenues. It is also applicable to the field of meteorology as it can be used to help predict weather patterns for the next 100 years forecast.

Since this invention, Emeagwali has made numerous other achievements and received dozens of honors and awards across the globe in the field of mathematics, science and computers.

Isn't it just like an Igbo, to use existing resources and push them to their fullest potential to achieve unsurpassed results that would revolutionize several major industries at once. Remember Emmanuel Egbujo, inventor of the solar powered car or Damien Anyanwu who invented Radio Mbaise from Igbo traditional methods? Remember during the Nigeria Biafra War when Emeagwali was a mere refugee, his kinsfolk developed the "Ogbunigwe" bomb (popularly called the Ojukwu bucket) which dazzled the world of super powers. They also developed a self-sufficient petroleum refining method which Nigeria is yet to discover.

Ndi Igbo lay claim to Emeagwali's achievements not to subtract from their magnanimity, but to remind our Igbo brothers and sisters that we have a tradition of competitiveness and excellence. However, like many of Nigeria's untapped resources this type of genius lies grossly underdeveloped in millions of Nigerian children and even in ourselves.

Some of Emeagwali's inventions are so complex, that only the most sophisticated computer scientist and mathematicians can understand them. However, the creation of Emeagwali himself is a simple story. Emeagwali was born to Onitsha parents, his father being a nurse and mother a housewife. As a child, his father focused on the development of his son's mathematical skills and required him on a daily basis to solve 100 math problems in one hour. This method helped to develop Emeagwali into a mathematical wizard as his abilities soon surpassed his father's. Although showing great promise, Emeagwali's education threatened to derail when he was forced to drop out of school at the age 14 because his father was unable to pay his school fees. However, Emeagwali continued to study and eventually received a scholarship to Oregon State University in the USA where he earned a B.S. Subsequently, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, two Masters Degrees from George Washington University and a third Masters Degree from the University of Maryland. Isn't it just like an Igbo to overcome such odds only to excel and excel and excel?

And to top it all off, Emeagwali is married to an accomplished scientist in her own right. Dr. Dale Brown Emeagwali, renowned microbiologist was named 1996 Scientist of the Year by the National Technical Association. The Emeagwali's have one child.

Dr. Philip Emeagwali is truly an international treasure, and IGBO BASICS looks forward to his appearance at the World Igbo Congress Conference in New York. In the meantime, we can all learn more about Dr. Emeagwali on the Internet at

Hyperball nature-inspired computer network invented by Emeagwali.

Emeagwali voted history's greatest African scientist

New African, Sept. 2004

LONDON - Philip Emeagwali was voted the 35th greatest African of all time in a survey for New African magazine, it was announced on August 26, 2004. Emeagwali also ranked as the greatest African scientist ever.

The technology category was topped by Imhotep, the multi-genius that designed Egypt's first pyramid. The science category was topped by Emeagwali famed for helping give birth to the supercomputer, the technology that gave rise to the Internet.

Emeagwali's discovery of a formula that enables supercomputers powered by 65,000 electronic brains called "processors" to perform the world’s fastest calculations inspired the reinvention of supercomputers - from the size and shape of a loveseat to a thousand-fold faster machine that occupies the space of four tennis courts, costs 400 million dollars a piece, powered by 65,000 processors and that can perform a billion billion calculations per second.

Emeagwali reformulated Newton’s Second Law of Motion
as 18 equations and algorithms; then as 24 million algebraic equations; and finally he programmed and executed those equations on 65,000 processors at a speed of 3.1 billion calculations per second.

Emeagwali's 65,000 processors, 24 million equations and 3.1 billion calculations were three world records that garnered international headlines.

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)

Rift Valley Academy (though they should put Kenyan students first and foremost than worrying about missionaries).

Daystar University, Nairobi

Lincoln Community School, Accra Ghana

International Community School of Abidjan

Sudan University of Science and Technology

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Nigerian Universities

Due to the oil boom years of the 1970s, education was expanded to reach every subregion of Nigeria. But there were also some good universities in Nigeria before the oil era.

Federal Government and the State Governments were previously the only bodies licensed to operate Universities in Nigeria.

Recently, licenses have also been granted to individuals, corporate bodies and religious bodies to establish private universities in Nigeria.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the major accreditation body that enforces uniform standard and sets admissions capacity of every University in Nigeria.


1. University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1948
2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1960
3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 1962
4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1962
5. University of Lagos, Lagos 1962
6. University of Benin, Benin 1970
7. Bayero University Kano, Kano 1975
8. University of Calabar, Calabar 1975
9. University of Ilorin, Ilorin 1975
10. University of Jos, Jos 1975
11. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri 1975
12. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto 1975
13. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt 1975
14. University of Abuja, Abuja 1988
15. University of Uyo, Uyo 1991
16. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 1992
17. National Open University 2002


18. Federal University of Technology Owerri 1980
19. Federal University of Technology Akure 1981
20. Federal University of Technology Minna 1982
21. Federal University of Technology Yola 1988
22. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 1988

23.Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 1985

24. University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1988
25. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 1988
26. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 1992


27. Rivers State University of Science and Technology 1979
28. Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma 1980
29. Abia State University, Uturu 1981

30. Enugu State University of Science and Technology 1981
31. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye 1982
32. Lagos State University, Ojo 1983
33. University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State 1988
34. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho 1990
35. Imo State University, Owerri 1992
36. Benue State University, Makurdi 1992
37. Delta State University, Abraka 1992
38. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko 1999
39. Kogi State University, Ayingba 1999
40. Kano State University of Technology, Wudil 2000
41. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 2000
42. Anambra State University of Science and Technology, Uli 2000
43. Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Town 2000
44. Adamawa State University, Mubi 2002
45. Nassarawa State University, Keffi 2002
46. Cross River State University of Science and Tech., Calabar
47. Kaduna State University, Kaduna, 2004
48. Akwa – Ibom State University of Science and Technology 2004
49. Gombe State University, Gombe, 2005
50. Plateau State University, Plateau. 2005
51. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai Niger State 2005
52. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode Ogun State 2005


53. Babcock University, Abeokuta 1999
54. Madona University , Okija 1999
55. Igbinedion University , Okada 1999
56. Bowen University, Iwo 2001
57. Benson Idahosa University, Benin 2002
58. Pan-African University, Lagos 2002
59. Covenant University, Ota 2002
60. ABTI-American University, Yola 2003
61. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo 2005
62. Al – Hikmah University, Ilorin 2005
63. Bingham University, New Karu 2005
64. CARITAS University, Amaorjinike Enugu 2005
65. CETEP City University, Lagos 2005
66. University of Katsina, Katsina 2005
67. Redeemers University, Lagos 2005
68. City University, Ibadan 2005
69. Bells University of Technology, Otta, Ogun 2005
70. Crawford University, Igbesa Ogun 2005
71. Wukari Jubilee University, Wukari, Taraba 2005
72. Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun 2005
73. Novena University, Ogume, Delta 2005
74. Renaissance University, Enugu, Enugu 2005
75. University of Mkar, Mkar, Benue 2005
76. Joseph Ayo Babalola University 2006

77. Nigerian Arabic Language Village, Ngala
78. Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry Lagos
79. National Institute of Nigerian Languages, Aba
80. National Mathematical Centre


81. Department of Agricultural Colleges, Zaria

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Was that madona university named after the singer? :|

Btw, which is the best university in science and engineering in Nigeria? When i was there (in 90's) it was University of Ibadan followed by Bayero University of Kano.

Anyone knows the rankings now? both for nigeria and for West africa?

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Was that madona university named after the singer? :|

Btw, which is the best university in science and engineering in Nigeria? When i was there (in 90's) it was University of Ibadan followed by Bayero University of Kano.

Anyone knows the rankings now? both for nigeria and for West africa?
madona has not even finished yet!

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Some Universities in Gabon

The biggest University in the country is the "Université d´Omar Bongo" in Libreville

for more information on Libreville´s university visit the site:

"Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku" in Franceville

library of the engineering faculty

student´s dormitoritries

this is the "Centre Medical Universitaire"

Chemistry faculty

library: mathematic

physics department

at the physics library

Student´s restaurants, food is cheap and sunbsidized, a meal for less than one dollar

Institut Supérieur de Technologie


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Monty Jones
By Jeffrey Sachs
Article ToolsPrintEmail When Africa breaks free from the grip of poverty and famine—as it now looks poised to do—Monty Jones, 56, will have played a pivotal role. A native of Sierra Leone, Jones is the revered plant breeder who developed NERICA, the New Rices for Africa, a set of high-productivity rices adapted to West Africa's growing conditions. Jones' efforts in creating NERICA are legendary. He and his team painstakingly crossed varieties of Asian and African rices to find stable and fertile breeds that would combine the yields of Asia's plants and the toughness of Africa's. NERICA is now being taken up by farmers across West Africa, boosting food security and incomes. Jones' work has also helped inspire other groups to support an African Green Revolution. The payoff will be a healthy, well-nourished continent on a path to economic development.

Sachs is director of Columbia University's Earth Institute,28804,1595326_1595329_1616316,00.html

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Thinking...Imagining...
"As a man thinketh so is he." "...and now nothing shall be restrained from them which they have imagined to do." - The Bible

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Greatest Nigerian thinkers 1 – Professor Gabriel Oyibo

Professor Oyibo found
the Unified Field Theory, the Holy Grail of Physics and
Mathematics. His theorem, GOD ALMIGHTY'S GRAND

New York, NY -- Einstein would have been proud to
learn that Nobel Prize officials have nominated for a
third time Professor Gabriel Oyibo in physics for proving
Einstein’s most famous theory (E = MC2). Professor
Oyibo, a Nigerian mathematician and physicist living
on Long Island, New York, has discovered the Grand
Unified Field Theory or the Theory of Everything (TOE).
In essence, he has taken the work of Einstein to the next
level proving the theory with sound mathematical equation.
The work provides solution to the unified force field extending
the work of Newton, Einstein and others, revising all of
science from the elementary to university school level.

Of all the scientists in the world, Professor Oyibo has
uniquely pulled together physic theories involving
gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak forces
as well as other forces that are currently unknown. No
one has ever been able to unequivocally solve the theory
until the present day work of Professor Oyibo. Recognizing
the significance of this work, Professor Oyibo was initially
nominated for the Nobel Prize in 2002 and 2003 and did
not win. Known worldwide in his field and the recipient of
countless awards, Professor Oyibo has been once again
nominated this year for his work.

Crowning an incredible career which has included problem
solving for NASA--where their experts at MIT and other
elite universities had deemed “impossible to solve”
--Professor Oyibo initially entered his professional career by
obtaining his PhD in Aeronautics and Mathematics from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. There he
worked for four years on NASA/AFOSR sponsored research
and made several contributions in aircraft design,
aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and mathematics. He taught
several courses as well. Professor Oyibo’s fascinating and
most acclaimed career is highlighted with countless
achievements including:

< Introduced the concept of Affine Transformations
into the field of aeroelasticity, aeronautics, which is
used by prominent researchers and aircraft companies
around the world.

< Professor Oyibo has solved the toughest problems in
at least three disciplines, Navier-Stokes Equations
(Mathematics); Turbulence ( Aeronautics); The
Theory of Everything or the Unified Field Theory
(Mathematical Physics.) Gij, j = 0

Discovered that hydrogen is the only building block
of the entire universe , there is ONLY ONE ELEMENT
as opposed to the current, general belief that there are
118 ELEMENTS that form the basis of science

Ø Briefed United States Senate on Unified Field Theory o
n January 27, 2000 in Washington, D.C.

< Has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Science
and the Nobel Prize awards. These nominations have been
supported by distinguished professors from prestigious
universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT). The Cambridge International Biographical Centre
(IBC-England) has conferred the following honors on
Professor Oyibo the International Personalty of the Year
2000-2001; 2000 Outstanding Scientist for the 21st Century;
and among one of the One Hundred Most Outstanding Citizen
s of the World. Referenced in: Who's Who in America ;Who's
Who in Science and Engineering; Who's Who in the World

< Received the Key to Miami Dade County and honored by
the Miami Dade School Board, October 2002; Honored by
the New York City Council, and the Huntington, N Y, Town
Council, for his work and discoveries .Holds the AAA Journal
worldwide publication record for 1983.

< Selected by NATO/AGAR as a contributor to their unsteady
transonic aerodynamic research.

< Consultant to half a dozen aerospace companies around the
world, the United States and the United Nations.

< Recipient of several professional and scientific awards
including the Associate Fellow Award from the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAA).

< Found a new holograph technique for determining
nonlinear two-dimensional unsteady and three dimensional flow,
resulting in a new analytical and wing design tool.

< Developed new group theory methods in mathematics.
The methods from the new group theory were first used to
solve the full Navier Stokes equations as well as Reynolds
Averaged equations for turbulence.

< Using the newly developed group theory methods he
generalized and proved Einstein=s theorem (theory) in an
article entitled GENERALIZED Mathematical Proof of
Einstein's Theory Using A New Group Theory which was
published in a Russian and an American journal. This proof
of Einstein's theory has been recognized by the American
Mathematical Society(AMS) in its Mathematical Reviews
(ME) journal, MR 98e83007. .

C He has discovered the Unified Field Theory or the
Theory of Everything, the theory Albert Einstein searched
for unsuccessfully most of his life, which he has published
in the book entitled, Grand Unified [email protected] which has
been recognized by the American Mathematical Society
(AMS) and the European Mathematical Society(EMS).
In 2002 published Highlights of the Grand Unified
Theorem: Formulation of the Unified Field Theory or
the Theory of Everything.Gij, j = 0. These monographs
are found in prestigious university and other research
libraries such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton, ETH, (where
Einstein obtained Ph.D.) UC Berkeley, Cornell University,
McGill University (Canada), Columbia University, Los
Alamos, Bell Labs.

Professor Oyibo has lectured widely on his discoveries
and been interviewed on radio, television and print media.
Editorial Board member "Nova Journal of Mathematics,
Game Theory and Algebra"

Professor Oyibo has been involved in research and
teaching at Polytechnic University beginning in 1986
serving as an Associate Professor of Aeronautics. He is
currently a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematical
Sciences at the OFAPPIT Institute of Technology and the
University of Bridgeport.

As historically known, Einstein summarized his theory
down to the acclaimed
E = MC .
Professor Oyibo, in solving the theory, provides his solution
in one equation where all logistics are keenly summarized
and understoodby the science world as:
Gij, j = 0.
The characteristic device for the representations of all
mathematical solutions- e.g. of Newton, Maxwell,

So that where is called the proper time or space.

He also Discovered among many things that hydrogen
is the only building block of the entire universe., it has
been discovered through GAGUT that the Periodic
Table of Elements has ONLY ONE ELEMENT as opposed
to the current, general belief that there are 118
ELEMENTS that form the basis of science. GAGUT,
therefore, changes all science as we know it.

Distinguished professors, such as Cambridge trained
physicist Professor Joshua C. Anyiwo praise Professor
Oyibo’s work as the “cleanest, most carefully articulated,
most comprehensive and authentic presentation of a
unifying theory of physics that I have ever encountered;
and I have encountered quite a few of such works.”

Professor George Handelman, former head of the
Mathematics Department at Brown University and the
Amos Eaton Professor of Mathematics ranks Professor
Oyibo “among those who have made significant
contributions to the field, such as Lord Rayleigh, Werner
Heisenberg, Sir Geoffery Taylor and Theodore von Karman.”

Additionally, Professor Edith Luchins, mathematics
professor and an aide to Albert Einstein wrote, “The
most exciting contribution to me, personally, is Professor
Oyibo’s formulation of Einstein’s Unified Field Theory...
I am thrilled that Gabriel Oyibo was the first to complete
the task that intrigued and challenged Einstein and many
other luminaries in science. Moreover he did so in a
mathematically elegant manner. Professor Oyibo’s
contributions are extremely important, both theoretically
and practically. They place him in the ranks of world class
scientists. He is eminently qualified for the Nobel Prize in

The GAGUT discovery has been published in a reputable
mathematics journal that has readership in the most
prestigious universities. The GAGUT discovery is
recognized by the American and European Mathematical
Societies as well as the American Institute of Physics.
The GAGUT discovery has also been recognized by
over 2,000 students, staff and professors from the
following schools: Harvard University (120); 2. Columbia
University (300); 3. MIT( 296); 4. SUNY Stony Brook
(1, 070 ); 5. RPI ( 300); 6. NYU ( 300). “We the students
and faculty, wish to express our desire to have Professor
G.A. Oyibo, Professor of Mathematics and Nobel Prize
nominee, give a lecture at our campus about the discovery
of the Theory of Everything ( GAGUT- for which he has
been nominated for the Nobel Prize.) We feel that a lecture
and discussion about the scientific and social implications of
this theory would be beneficial to our school by broadening
our academic and social awareness.”

Courtesy John Glover
Phone 631-242-3069

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Nigeria: Izuogu Records Another Scientific Invention

Daily Champion (Lagos)

11 June 2007
Posted to the web 11 June 2007

Okey Onwuchekwa, (deputy News Editor),

A leading Nigerian inventor, Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu has successfully designed what looks like the electric motor that runs without gas.

In a statement, Dr. Izuogu said the electric motor was built on the application of two laws of Emagnetodynamics.
Africa 2007.

"It is the result of 31 years hard work and research by the author (Izuogu). Hitherto, the conventional electric motor has been built on one engineering theory. Force is exerted on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field, "he explained.

Izuogu, a former governorship candidate in Imo State said his contribution to expansion of scientific knowledge would be better appreciated if one consider that the world spends billions of dollars on researches on alternative energy sources.

"Consequently, automobile companies around the world spend more billions, trying to build the electric car that will run without gas. Though good progress has been made here, the problem is yet to be solved. Emagnetodynamics comes to rescue, "Izuogu noted.

Izuogu, however, clarified that he had not built the electric motor yet "because of magnetic screening constraints which have to be overcome. But the design is as good, a perfect proof of the theory as any engineering design would be, all things being equal."

He further explained "the author's designs have such great details that anyone skilled in physics and engineering can go ahead and build the physical model for himself."

Dr. Izuogu, who was a former Travelling secretary of Scripture Union (SU) in Benin City has, however, issued a word of caution on his invention.

Said he "the inventor is conscious of the fact that this self-sustaining machine does seem to violate the age-old and hitherto proven law of conversation of energy. For this reason, he has been very reluctant to publish his findings. But then experts in physics are of the opinion that his views and findings be published, especially as they are verifiable in a standard laboratory. Let scientists around the world draw their conclusions."

Throwing ore light on his design, the Imo State born engineer said two laws of Emagne to dynamics he used stated that "a suspended composite magnetic pole will rotate in a certain direction, if placed in the vicinity of an array of like poles of magnets" while the second law said that "the direction of rotation is that of the composite similar to the array.

The Emagnetodynmics machine also attracts two versions: non-self sustaining and self-sustaining machine.

In the non-self sustaining machine, like the conventional electric motor, it runs off mains electric source or battery while the self-sustaining machine uses energy tapped from its feedback generator to run itself.

"It boils down to explaining the Atomic energy stored in permanent magnets, a phenomenon hitherto unknown to science," said Izuegu adding "the effects of a machine that runs without currency are enormous and have great implications of man."

Dr Izuogu, an electrical-electronics engineer was a former lecturer in Communications and electronics engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, Nigeria.

Dr. Izuogu started Radiolabs INC about 25 years ago to manufacture over 500 different types of scientific equipment and gadgets used in schools in Africa.

His major breakthrough was the design and construction of the first ever locally made automobile in Africa.

The four door low prized automobile is dubbed Z-600.

Recently, he patented another innovative product, the Ucle Zee Basic Science kit to teach teenagers to be inventors.
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