Joseph Oboh (1949 – 2015): A Tribute
BORN in a Bamkemo, Ile Oluji, Ondo State, on February 12, 1949, Joseph Oboh was the third child of the late Benjamin Oboh and his late wife, Grace Oboh, both from Irrua, Edo State. Benjamin, a hardworking farmer, raised his children in a very disciplined way.
A Tribute To My Beloved Mother, Beatrice Njoku Ugorji
MAMA, your death was not in our agenda until that black Saturday of February 28, 2015, when you were certified dead at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia. The day before her eventual death, my mother Beatrice Nwanyisunday Njoku Ugorji had shown no sign of illness. In her usual manner, she had gone to her farm,…
Remembering Adedotun Kayode Degun
THE late Adedotun Adedeji Kayode Degun was born on October 10, 1928 in Lagos. He was the first child in a family of eight — four boys and four girls. His father was the late Pastor Isaiah Debowale Degun, who was an Assistant General Superintendent of Christ Apostolic Church, Nigeria. His mother was the late…
Lugard E. Aimiuwu: Exit Of A Marketing Icon
HOW does one start writing about Chief Lugard Aimiuwu, Osayuwanoba of Benin Kingdom and the immediate past president of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria who passed on in the early hours of Thursday, April 16, 2015 after a brief illness at the age of 69.
Tribute To Bridget Nwaozomudoh (1947 – 2015)
“YES in joy you shall depart, in peace you shall be brought back, mountains and hills shall break out in songs before you, and all the trees of the countryside shall clap their hands.
Adieu, Ofunne Vivian Okonji (1960-2015)
MRS. Vivian Ofunne Okonji was born on August 15, 1960, to the family of Senator and Mrs. Paul Nosike Ikpo. Her father, a Christian by faith hails from Umuodafe, Ibusa in Delta State. Her mother, who hailed from Asaba, also in Delta State, was equally a dedicated Christian.
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.