One January afternoon in 2012, I as a nine-year-old girl, accompanied by my parents and younger siblings were ushered into a large but very modest waiting room in Ridge – Accra. I was nervous, not because it was Ghana, or that the heat was sweltering. Rather, it was the very first time I was going…
Tribute to my mother, Ezinne Henrietta Chinenyenwa Amorha
NDI nne MaaMaa. Chinenyenwa. Nwa Ezshikealoke Ogoo. These were my usual clarion greetings to Mama that she gladsomely responded lovingly with Chukwu bu ike anyi ooo (God is truly our strength).
Shock as Dola begins final journey October 21
The media and communication industry was recently thrown into mourning mood over the sudden death of MTN Events and Sponsorship Manager, Okundola Agboola Bamgboye, popularly known in the social circle as Dola.
In memory of High Chief Ebun Olawoye (1930-2020)
High Chief Ebun Olawoye was born in Ondo on January 6 1930 to the illustrious family of Pa Abraham Olawoye. His father was the son of Logbosere Fagbohunlu and grandson of High Chief Sasere Fasida, (popularly known as Sasere Otokola, meaning he made his wealth from farming). His mother, Madam Bernice Olawoye, was the granddaughter of…
A pioneer’s legacy: Nathaniel Folarin Coker (July 22, 1923 – August 12, 2020)
The common sights, sounds and smells of Lagos Island’s neatly swept narrow streets, yes the town had street sweepers, public water pumps strategically located at corners and intersections, the streets were lit and you would typically see the fortunately placed office workers in white short sleeves
Grace Idowu… remembering our jewel of inestimable value
It has been two decades since our mother Late Mrs Grace Ebunoluwa Idowu left us to be with the Lord. For the family, it has been a herculean task navigating life without you.
Sir Michael Anwuri...exit of a rare gem
Sir Michael Eleonu Anwuri was born on October 24, 1954 into the family of the late Pa Marcus Eleonu Anwuri and the late Madam Grace Okwulogwo Eleonu Anwuri of Mgbuela Rundele, Emohua Local Council of Rivers State.
Dr. Razaq Afolabi Olopoenia: The erudite scholar and chairman
The day started on a grim note when I was told of the departure of Baba Dr Razaq Afolabi Olopoenia, my mind raced back to my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) years circa 2007 in Maiduguri, Borno State, which was the beginning of my relationship with him.
Remembering Justice Innocent Umezulike
• The Irony Of The Wheels Of Justice Justice Innocent Azubike Umezulike was born in Mgbidi to Mazi Unaegbu Umezulike and Perpetua Umezulike on September 21, 1953, was appointed from the University chair to the judicial bench, August 6, 1993. He was to pull out therefrom, September 21, 2018, by the prescription of the organic law. The 1999 constitution of the Federal…
Dr. Tosin Ajayi… eulogy to true African hero
The death of First Foundation Medical Centre founder, Dr Tosin Ajayi, came to many as a shock. I was particularly saddened because I had the privilege of knowing Dr Ajayi through interviews...
Francesca Emanuel: A woman of many parts
• First Female Federal Permanent Secretary We mourn the demise of a multi-talented, highly achieving lady of very radiant personality, a great Nigerian and a great African who attained high distinction in many theatres of national life, Mrs. Francesca Yetunde Emanuel, Commander of the Order of the Niger. She was born on September 19, 1933…