Adieu, Oronto Douglas
He was a leading human rights attorney in Nigeria, and served as one of the lawyers on the defence team for the late Ogoni leader, Ken Saro Wiwa, who was executed by Nigeria’s military rulers in 1995.
A Tribute To Ishaya Bakut (1947-2015)
MAJOR General Ishaya Bakut (rtd) faithfully served his beloved Nigeria and its citizens and was fully committed to achieve a brighter future for West Africa. Bakut had a distinguished military career and was a great leader not only during his years of active military service, but also in civilian life. He is remembered as a man who cared deeply for the people, communities, economy, environment and future of Nigeria and the rest of West Africa
Day Unsung Hero Of Nigerian Journalism, Pa Anueyiagu Was Laid To Rest
The day was sunny, the weather was clement and the atmosphere was very friendly. The pallbearers from the MIC Company were in their best element, displaying the well- decorated casket containing the remains of the late patriarch with the inscription Okeazu. Vehicle movement was heavy and snarled. There was influx of people in the community
A Tribute To Susana Emuaridhowho Edherue (1939-2015)
DEATH is not an end in itself after all, only a means to an end – eternal rest – after a life of toil patiently borne by the grace of Him who alone is deserving of all obedience.
Dorothy Ahunna Eziakonwa, One Year After
BORN in September 1933 in Umuebi, Eastern Nigeria to Chief Jonathan and Mrs. Ojugo Nwagwu, the late Dame Dorothy Ahunna Eziakonwa was the apple of her father’s eye. She remembered her father as warm hearted, supportive, loving and very protective of her. And her mother as graceful and a quiet presence in their home. Dorothy was the first of their five living children.
The Curtain Finally Falls On Adeyemo Dacosta
A VITAL member of the Nigerian theatre community and a member of management of the National Troupe of Nigeria, Mr. Dacosta Adeyemo otherwise known as ‘Pa Dee’ has passed on. Adeyemo, a foremost stage manager who holds a first and second degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, died last Tuesday in Lagos.
Strength in Simple Steps:- The Story of Mrs. Eziaku Ogbulogo
LATE Mrs. Grace Eziaku̞ Ogbulogo was born to the royal family (Ezindinze) of Ndu̞kwe Okenchi Agadangwo of Amaedo, Eziama Achara Imeobi, Uturu in 1937, ten years before the landmark event of the 1947 eclipse of the sun. Her mother, U̞lo̞o̞maU̞gu̞ru̞ belonged to the Uhu Ukwu (the great compound) lineage of Owere Akpu̞kpa Uturu. Though happily married to Ndukwe, Ulooma was better known with her maiden name. There was even a children’s version of her name, Mmo̞o̞ma which eventually overshadowed her original name-U̞lo̞o̞ma, Janet Ndukwe.
Florence Ihemegbulem Ajunwa, A Year After
DEATH was not in our agenda until that black Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at exactly 12 midnight, you were certified dead at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. On that fateful day, you called me while driving home from work at about 6.45 p.m. I never knew that would be the last time I will hear your voice again. I thought it was a joke but as time progressed it dawned on me that you will neither return nor talk to me again. Death came and took you away.
Boniface Chikelue Omesuh (1932 – 2015), A Tribute
BORN at Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra State, on July 16, 1932, Boniface Chikelue Ejiofor Omesuh (FRICS, FNIQS, PPCO&P, KSM), Omenyi Enugwu Ukwu Na Umunri, was the youngest son of Nwokoye Peter Omesuh Nwankwo of Enu Abomimi village and Nwamgbafor Monica Ilom of Umuorji Abomimi village, both of Enugwu-Ukwu in the Njikoka Local Council Area of Anambra State.…
Adieu! Molade Okoya-Thomas
DEATH, How cruel art thou! You aimed at the Towering Iroko and hacked it down? Just like that? Oh, what a pity! What a great loss! Oloye, I am completely devastated for the simple reason that you called me twice on Friday, January 30. You even went further to ask our common friends on that…