Tribute to captain Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara: Ode to joy
This is odd. Quite oxymoronic. Ode to Joy as tribute to a fallen young hero? Should this not be appropriately titled Lamentations?“How the mighty have fallen in battle!Jonathan lies slain on your heights.
Prof. Reuben Olu-Udochukwu Ani (1942-2016)
Professor Reuben Olu-Oludochukwu Ani (Olowa Nwani), who has died was born to the family of Chinevu Nwani Anyamu of Amankpo Umuezike, and Ogo Nwadiyoke Oyiogu of Amegu-uwani Mgboko, both in Aku, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State on February 27, 1942.
Isidore Okpewho: The scholar as epic hero
Besides his excellent works of fiction, Okpewho was a specialist in African Diaspora studies. But he will be best remembered for his original contribution to the discourse of oral literature and epics.
Ojo Maduekwe: Exit of the philosopher king (1945-2016)
Chief Ojo Mbila Maduekwe made the first big impression on the Nigerian scene shortly after he was appointed Minister of Culture in 1999 by the administration of returnee President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Adetoun Adesunloye (1947-2016) An exemplary and dedicated mother indeed
Adetoun Adesunloye who has passed on was born in April 1947. There was little immediate sign that she would be in any way remarkable or achieve much when she was born.In a tribute by Peter Aziza, which was made available to The Guardian Adesunloye...
Humphrey Ehiorobo Oviasu
Humphery Ehiorobo Oviasu, who has died aged 91 years, was an astute administration manager of his time who would be remembered for the administrative prowess he displayed in various organisations where he worked.
Joseph Onuora Eseka (1932-2016) A professional per excellence
Engr. Joseph Onuora Eseka, who has died was born to the late Mr. John and Mrs. Alice Eseka on June 10, 1932 at Igbosere Road, Lafiaji, Lagos Island, Lagos.In his tribute which was made available to The Guardian Chike Nwanze, Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer...
Emeka Enejere (1952-2016): Refined tactician, academic and quintessential leader
Dr. Emeka Enejere who has died was a man of many parts. As a renowned academic, he made his mark at Political Science Department, University Of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).
Isaac Ademoye Omolaja Sodipo: Foremost Egba chief, politician and philanthropist
Hon. (Chief) Isaac Ademoye Omolaja Sodipo (1880-1966) was a pioneer member of the House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria (1954-1959). A tribute by his son, Prof. Joseph Sodipo ...