Jos, Plateau State
bachelor’s degree in physics; master’s degree; Ph.D. in geophysics
first black African to be named a fellow of the Geological Society of London.
Prof. Ajakaiye was among the 50 Nigerian women who were honoured with a special award by the First Lady, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan, on September 29, 2010, at the 50th independence Award for Women of Distinction.
She also garnered the AAPG award for her Distinguished Service in 2011, making her the first and only African listed in that category of awards. She is currently leading NNPC’s quest to increase the nation’s crude oil reserves through the geophysical exploration of the inland sedimentary basins including the Chad Basin, Gongola/Yola Basin, Benue trough, Anambra Basin, Bida Basin, Sokoto Basin and the Dahomey Basin.
The Nigerian Mining and GeoSciences Society honored her for her work, making her the first woman to receive the award.
“Course Manual & Atlas of Structural Styles” on Reflection Profiles from the Niger Delta, with A. W. Bally.
She created a map of the topography of Nigeria, working with several of her female students. She has been recognized for both her scientific advancements and her aid to the nation of Nigeria
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