On June 6, 2020, we woke up to a very sad message on our Nigeria Law School Class of 1980 WhatsApp forum, posted by our learned colleague, Prof. Koyinsola Ajayi (SAN), which read as follows: “With great sadness in my heart
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…
Former Kwara acting governor, Col. Adedipe, passes on at 78
Former acting military governor of Kwara State, Col. John Olajide Adedipe, has passed on at his Ibadan, Oyo State residence. Adedipe, who died on April 17, after a brief illness, was born in Jebba
The last of the Mohicans: Tribute to Richard Akinjide (1930-2020)
Chief Richard Osuolale Abimbola Akinjide (SAN, CON, CFR) who died on April 21, 2020 at the ripe age of 89 years, will forever be remembered as one of the most intriguing and accomplished Nigerians of Yoruba extraction.
Tribute to Madam Lydia Ukanwa Okpo (1923-2019)
Madam Lydia Ukanwa Okpo (nee Okpara) was born in 1923 in Eziukwu, Ekwo, Amaokwe Item of Abia State. She died on December 6, 2019.
Daily Times ex-editor, Oyebola, dies at 84
He died at the age of 84 in his house at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan.Oyebola, who started his journalism carrier in 1968, was the pioneer and father of investigative journalism in Nigeria.
Remembering Temidayo Oluyele Bademosi: A quintessential medical practitioner (1957-2010)
Dr. Temidayo Oluyele Bademosi was born on August 14, 1957, as the fourth child to Mr. Benjamin Agboola Bademosi and Mrs. Abigail Omosajuola Bademosi (nee Adeloye), of Ondo West Local Council of Ondo State. He died on March 6, 2010, at the age of 53.