Sir Henry Olujimi Boyo was born into the illustrious Boyo family of Warri, Delta State on February 9, 1948. He attended the Children’s Home School in Ibadan
Falomo… quintessential doctor, philanthropist goes home with fanfare
Testimonies trailing the transition of Dr. Oluwatamilore Akinlade Falomo point to one fact: The deceased led an eventful life largely devoted to the service of God as a Christian as well as a benevolent life totally committed to uplifting the needy and the downtrodden. Born in Lagos on December 4, 1940 to Chief Oluwagbohun Akinremi…
Ode to a princess: Adeline Oruigoni (1954-2019)
Life is a marketplace, where sons and daughters of Eve come and go as traders. Come what, the Prince and the beggar must depart the land of sojourn to account for their transactions at the marketplace. So it was for Mrs Adeline Noah Oruigoni (nee Jeremiah), a great daughter, Princess,born in 1954 to the Royal…
Engineer (Professor) John Willie Kwamina Duncan (1933- 2019)
Engineer (Professor) John Willie Kwamina Duncan was born in Lagos on February 11, 1933. He was educated at St. Gregory’s College, Ikoyi, Lagos. After a short spell at Yaba College of Technology and University College, Ibadan, he proceeded to England to Woolwich Polytechnic...
Remembering Mudaththir Olaniyi Yusuf (1962-2019)
Brother Abdur-Razaq, where are you? The anxious and inaudible phone call from Nurudeen Jumah jolted me. “I’m in the office,” I replied. “NS is gone!” He announced. “I can’t hear you,” was my response, wondering why this hasty news. He repeated forcefully, “NS is gone, NS is gone.” And my voice collapsed! Subhannallah, Yeeeeee! Not…
Lasting legacy of Professor Emanuel Edozien
Yesterday, the remains of Professor Emanuel C. Edozien was committed to mother earth in Asaba, Delta State. Ordinarily and customarily we would say we are sad because the nation has lost a gem.
Ete-Idung Benard Joseph Akpan (1936 - 2019)
“To praise what is lost makes remembrance dear” — William Shakespeare Ete-Idung Bernard Joseph Akpan was born in 1936 to the family of the late Chief Joseph Akpan and the late Madam Cecilia Nta of Nung Essien Ibout in Ekpuk Village, Mkpat Ennin Local Council of Akwa Ibom State. He died a couple of weeks…
Remembering quintessential Lateef Adegbite
In a world that has consistently favoured the Marxist notion of religion as an opiate of the masses with most individuals scrambling for the use of religion as a ladder to “breakthrough”, Dr. Lateef Oladimeji Adegbite, who transited seven years ago, stands out unblemished having committed significant portion of his resources to services to Islam…
Mufutau Olatinwo: Quintessential Son of Offa (September 16, 1954 — July 27, 2019)
Dr. Mufutau Olatinwo was born on September 16, 1954 in Offa, Offa Local Council of Kwara State and died on July 27, 2019. Olatinwo, who distinguished himself as an educational administrator of repute, started his education at Offa Grammar School, Offa.
Juliana Fasehun: Devoted home-maker (May 19, 1930-July 12, 2019)
Mrs. Juliana Ayinke Fasehun (nee Oyemade) was born on May 19, 1930, into the family of the late Chief Emmanuel Adeyemi Oyemade and the late Mama Janet Adebanwo Oyemade. She died on July 12, 2019, according to a tribute written by Dr. Simi Fasehun.
Remembering quintessential journalist Mac Adetoye Alabi (April 25, 1928 – August 21, 2009)
MAC Adetoyi Alabi, the famous journalist whose professional renown spread across the country, was born on April 25, 1928 at Ile-Oloke, Oke-Koto, Isale-Ijebu in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He passed on 10 years ago at the ripe age of 81.
Caroline Isedua Osobase: Godly Mother (November 1942 — 2019)
Mrs Caroline Isedua Osobase was born on November 9, 1942, in Zaria, Kaduna State to the family of Pa Celestine Offor Okpataku in Ugboha, Esan South East Council of Edo State. She was born into a Catholic family and remained dedicated to her faith until she was called home to glory.
Ubon Jimmy Akpan: Sunset at noon
Writing the word ‘late’ or referring to Akparawa Ubon Jimmy Akpan in the past has been the most traumatizing experience for me. The mere fact that I cannot escape the dreaded word or circumvent the reality that he is no more; would never be seen, or exchanged those wisecracks gives me goose pimples.