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It was English Novelist George Eliot who said; “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” Death is indeed the final stop for every man but what makes humans immortal is the good works they have engaged in while in flesh and blood. Their frantic efforts on earth throw them into…
There could hardly have been a more lugubrious day for me and, I guess, countless others, than August 23, when I learned of the passing of Mr. Yusuf Adebayo Cameron Grillo at the blessed age of 86.
Considered one of the greatest modernist artists in Nigeria, Yusuf Adebayo Cameron Grillo, has died. He died yesterday at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, during a brief illness. He was 86.
Isale Eko Descendants’ Union has announced the passing of an illustrious and eminent indigene of Isale Eko, Alhaji Mikhail Adisa Bashua, S.A.N., C.O.N. He was aged 91. This was contained in a statement signed by, Chairman, Isale Eko Descendants’ Union, Mr. Yomi Tokosi. M.A. Bashua, as he was fondly and popularly known, was an upright,…
Dr. Olufemi Ayodeji Ogunsola was born on January 25, 1955 in Minna, Niger State to the family of the late Prof A. F. Ogunsola of Ile Alagbede compound, Babanloma, Kwara State and Mrs. Victoria Ayodele Ogunsola....
He had a dream of good health care for the African child. Health care was all he thought about. He was a trailblazer in health care in Nigeria.
I will not write a tribute to Seyi. Writing one would mean I accept he is actually gone. That is a reality I am not ready to face yet.
Emeritus Prof. John Akolisa Ibemesi has passed on. Ibemesi was born on November 25, 1942, in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. He was a native of Eziaja Village in Neni, Anaocha Local Council
Nne Daddy, Ada Ugo, Ada Ogada, Ada Eze, Ada du Uwa nma, it was not that I did not expect you to die, but not at the time you passed on. I lack words to pay tribute to you, which in human thoughts ought to be the other way around. As a child, you accepted,…
Justice Abdulkadir Orire, a renowned Muslim cleric, distinguished teacher and seasoned jurist, was born at Obaninsunwa on June 3, 1930, and died on January 26, 2021. Orire started off with the study of the Quranic reading and recitation as a kindergarten. He was exposed to the fundamental aspects of the Islamic faith and the exciting…
Otunba Thomas Bamidele Adebayo, a well-to-do quantity surveyor was born on March 2, 1937 to Pa Michael Adebayo Onafowokan and Madam Sarah Adebayo...
And Jimanze Ego-Alowes died from liver cancer at 62 before we could hatch his next-level proposal. A prolific author, he described himself on his Twitter handle as a “journalist...
24 Nov 2020
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…