Boni Opute: A spirit unbound
This third stanza of the old Christian hymn (Fading away like the stars of the morning) by the Scotsman, Horatius Bonar seems to capture the essence of Boniface Opute. BM as most of us grew fond of calling him is like a spirit unbound. Even in death, you can’t help but wonder whether he is…
Mrs Christiana Eseigbe Aibaengbee, quintessential mother
Mama was born 90 years ago to the family of Pa Eseimuede Ekpenakhina and Mrs Ejemwen Eseimuede and given the name Eseigbe to signify the commitment of the family to the course of philanthropy and doing good to all and sundry.
Fadeke Ogundokun, renowned teacher, educationist
Mrs Fadeke Ogundokun, a quintessential teacher and renowned educationist was born on October 27, 1942 into the Christian family of Pa Samuel and Mama Sarah Adedokun of Alase compound Isia, Okeho, Oyo State. She started her education at the Baptist Primary School Isia, Okeho and later continued her studies at Baptist Girls College, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta…
Remembering Mee: Never can say goodbye
The ironies of life, the raw complexities of the comic side of God, the inevitability of death and the phantom enlargement of the phenomenon called life, make God who He is, and rubbished the power of man. May Ellen Ezekiel, MEE, Publisher Classique Magazine, pioneer Editor, Quality Magazine, host of MEE & You Television talk…
Inspirational Austin Enyinnaya, ten years after
In remembrance of a great hero, Prince Austin Onwudinjo Enyinnaya who came, loved, fought, conquered and left to be with his Creator. His wife, Angel Chinenye Enyinnaya, in a tribute said her husband was inspirational in her everyday life and an embodiment of wisdom. “Ten years ago, I watched you with consternation as you fought…
Tribute to Nwago Okoronkwo, a man of the people
It still seems to me like a dream; and the more I try to come to terms with the reality, the more unbelievable it gets. That Mazi Nwago Okoronkwo a man of truth, virtue and humility has passed to the world beyond makes life look like a cruel adventure.
Rev. Canon Emmanuel Idike (1940-2017) motivator and social reformer
Rev. Canon Dr. Emmanuel Ezechinemerihe Idike, who died on December 22, 2017, was born on October 11, 1940 to the family of the late Didigwu Idike and Lolo Uzuenyi Onugwu Orieshu Idike of Umudinweji, Amabokwu, Aku, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tribute to my love, my life- Susan Tosan Omagbemi
For thirty years of my life, you were there to see me grow from a young man to a matured, full- grown personality. I was convinced that you were the one chosen for me by God Almighty, a similar conviction which you also had. No wonder you never hid your preference and love for me.
Mrs Uche Okafor-Halim (1945-2017) renowned public servant
Mrs Gladys Uche Okafor-Halim (Nee Nwaokocha) was born in Sabon-Gari, Kano State on May 17, 1945 to the family of Mr. Michael and Mrs Patience Nwaokocha, devout Catholics, who hailed from Ibusa, Delta State.
Sunset at noon: Tribute to late Olomu of Omu-Aran
A Pall of darkness descended on the ancient city of Omu-Aran, headquarters of Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State on December 1, 2017, when the news of the demise of its 29th monarch, Oba Charles Oladele Akande Ibitoye, Adogbajale bi Ileke II, the Olomu of Omu-Aran, spread like Harmattan hash.