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ON June 22, 2015, Albert Adeoye Ilemobade, DVM, PhD, of Ondo, Nigeria. Professor Ilemobade obtained a joint DVM degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, in 1969.
Adesola Ilemobade and Peter Holmes write: Professor Ilemobade's was one of Nigeria's leading veterinary parasitologists who had a distinguished career in Nigeria and internationally.
Albert Ilemobade was born on April 12, 1936, into the distinguished Nigerian family of Prince David Ilemobade Adenodi, a member of the Leyo ruling house and grandson of Oba Osungbedelola, the 30th Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, and Madam Comfort Bodunwa Ilemobade, of the Jomu lineage in Ondo, Ondo State of Nigeria.
He grew up at Ebute-Irele, a trading post on the waterside of the present Irele Local Government, where his father was a palm-oil, palm kernel and timber merchant. He attended St Matthew's CMS School, Ebute-Irele and later transferred to St Andrew's Primary School, Idimoge, Ondo, where he finished his primary school education.
He moved to Imade College, Owo, for his secondary school education, graduating first division at the Cambridge School Certificate Examination in 1960. He worked briefly for Barclays Bank, DCO at Obun Eko, Lagos, from where he proceeded to the Federal Emergency Science School (later the Federal School of Science) for his GCE A level course, which he passed and was admitted to the University of …