Professor James Nwoye Adichie, father of renowned author, Chimamanda is dead.
He was 88.
A family source noted that the scholarly academic died on Wednesday night .
The Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State.
The first Nigerian Professor of Statistics celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1.
Adichie was a member of International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 1978 and member, Governing Council of (ISI) 1985-1987.
The member of Education Committee (ISI) 1987 became a Professor of Statistics in 1976.