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.
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
Adieu, MD Yusuf, Former IGP, Elder Statesman
ALHAJI Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf, the Katsina-born former Inspector-General of Police, popularly called MD Yusuf, is dead. He died aged 85 years.
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
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.