Award-winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has lost her father, Prof. James Adichie.
The scholar died on Wednesday night aged 88, a source told The Nation.
The professor emeritus of statistics and mathematics was admitted at the Chira Memorial Hospital in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Adichie was the first Nigerian professor of statistics.
He celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1 and had been a member of International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 1978.
Between 1985 to 1987, he was member, Governing Council of ISI.