Dorothy Ahunna Eziakonwa, One Year After
BORN in September 1933 in Umuebi, Eastern Nigeria to Chief Jonathan and Mrs. Ojugo Nwagwu, the late Dame Dorothy Ahunna Eziakonwa was the apple of her father’s eye. She remembered her father as warm hearted, supportive, loving and very protective of her. And her mother as graceful and a quiet presence in their home. Dorothy was the first of their five living children.
The Curtain Finally Falls On Adeyemo Dacosta
A VITAL member of the Nigerian theatre community and a member of management of the National Troupe of Nigeria, Mr. Dacosta Adeyemo otherwise known as ‘Pa Dee’ has passed on. Adeyemo, a foremost stage manager who holds a first and second degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, died last Tuesday in Lagos.
Strength in Simple Steps:- The Story of Mrs. Eziaku Ogbulogo
LATE Mrs. Grace Eziaku̞ Ogbulogo was born to the royal family (Ezindinze) of Ndu̞kwe Okenchi Agadangwo of Amaedo, Eziama Achara Imeobi, Uturu in 1937, ten years before the landmark event of the 1947 eclipse of the sun. Her mother, U̞lo̞o̞maU̞gu̞ru̞ belonged to the Uhu Ukwu (the great compound) lineage of Owere Akpu̞kpa Uturu. Though happily married to Ndukwe, Ulooma was better known with her maiden name. There was even a children’s version of her name, Mmo̞o̞ma which eventually overshadowed her original name-U̞lo̞o̞ma, Janet Ndukwe.
Clarice Ezeugwa Passes On
FOR the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with triumph of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first (1 Thess. 4: 16).
Florence Ihemegbulem Ajunwa, A Year After
DEATH was not in our agenda until that black Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at exactly 12 midnight, you were certified dead at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. On that fateful day, you called me while driving home from work at about 6.45 p.m. I never knew that would be the last time I will hear your voice again. I thought it was a joke but as time progressed it dawned on me that you will neither return nor talk to me again. Death came and took you away.
Boniface Chikelue Omesuh (1932 – 2015), A Tribute
BORN at Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State, on July 16, 1932, Boniface Chikelue Ejiofor Omesuh (FRICS, FNIQS, PPCO&P, KSM), Omenyi Enugwu Ukwu Na Umunri, was the youngest son of Nwokoye Peter Omesuh Nwankwo of Enu Abomimi village and Nwamgbafor Monica Ilom of Umuorji Abomimi village, both of Enugwu-Ukwu in the Njikoka Local Council Area of Anambra State.…
Adieu! Molade Okoya-Thomas
DEATH, How cruel art thou! You aimed at the Towering Iroko and hacked it down? Just like that? Oh, what a pity! What a great loss! Oloye, I am completely devastated for the simple reason that you called me twice on Friday, January 30. You even went further to ask our common friends on that…
Edwin Nwene Nwangwu Passes On
THE death has occurred of Mazi Edwin Nwangwu. He was born into the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nwangwu of Umuokparaeke Otti in Umuabiama Village of Ajalli in 1938. The late Nwangwu attended the famous Government School Ajalli, where he passed out in Standard Six. He later enlisted into the Nigerian…
Koripamo For Burial March 14
THE death has occurred of Mrs. Christiana Virginia Koripamo, MON. She died peacefully in her home in Port Harcourt on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at the age of 104. The late Koripamo was born in Kaiama, Bayelsa State on December 26, 1910, to Mr. Jacob Fetapou (Fetepigi in Nembe) Amaran and Timiebi Kemmer of…
Alake Kolade (1941-2015): Exit Of An Amazon
LIKE the sound of a thunderbolt, the death of the Iyalode of Osogbo, Chief Mrs.Bernice Alake Kolade, who died on February 12, this year, at the age of 74 in Osogbo, Osun State, came as a surprise to every who knew her. Born on February 20, 1941, into the family of Pa Jaiyeola of…
Joy Ezinwa Thomas (1953-2015)
THE late Sister Joy Ezinwa Thomas was truly a born again Christian and everyone around her knew her to be so until she passed on to glory. She was born in Zaria in 1953 into the family of Mr. Martins Opute, who worked with the Nigerian Railways, and Mrs. Helen Ayodele Aideyan (nee Osanife), who…
Ibironke Naomi Ige-Owa (1918-2015)
THE death has occurred of Madam Ibironke Naomi Ige-Owa, Yeye Oba of Odo-Eri, Yagba West Local Council, Kogi State. She died at 97 years recently. She was born in Okoto, Odo-Eri to the family of the late Pa. Oni in Oke-Efa, Okoto, Odo-Eri and the late Mama Boluwaye of Idau Compound, Odo-Eri in the…