Tribute to Pa Julius Uchechukwu Ugbah ‘The Boss’
A tribute to my father is a tribute to an icon, a war lord, a lover of humanity, a community leader, a gentleman, popularly called the “Boss” by his children and family members and “Chief Ugbah” by my kid sister Tina.
David Dafinone (1927-2018)
With like minds to found the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). He thereafter aspired to lead the country as her president, for which he mobilised men and resources to begin the Dafinone for President campaign. However, the dream was aborted in mid-September of 1998 due to a protracted illness. He was flown abroad and after four…
Prince Adedapo Adeniran: Another day of mourning and pain
At the risk of being accused of ingratitude to the Almighty in addition to incurring the wrath of the departed Prince Adedapo Adeniran at the ripe old age of 94, our deep sense of loss is nevertheless overwhelming.
Matthew Obichukwu Edoga: Painful exit of the peoples’ professor
When the sad news of the passing unto glory of Professor Matthew Obichukwu Edoga filtered into Aku, his hometown on the early hours of Friday, July 27, 2018, many were struck with disbelief. As the cloud of rumour fades, and it became obvious that it was true that Mighty has transited. The entire town was…
Moses Fagbohun: ( 1939 – 2018)
A journey, no matter how long and pleasant, shall surely come to an end one day. Such was the adventure of Chief Moses Folorunsho Ayinla Fagbohun that came to a victorious end in London on Friday, April 20, 2018. He was 79. The news of his death was a great shock to us all as…
Sophia Chioma Alaku JP (1943-2018): Quintessential Mother
Mrs Sophia Chioma Alaku, who died on May 3rd was born on June 12, 1943 into the religious family of Chief Philip Ezembu of Mbu Amon, in Isi-Uzo Council Area of Enugu State. Her father, Chief Ezembu was a foremost itinerant Church Teacher (Catechist) who assiduously travelled to various churches in his evangelical expedition in…
Godfrey Uchenna Okagu (1971-2018): Rare gem
Uchenna Godfrey Okagu, who died recently after a protracted illness was born in Aku on May 22, 1971 to the family of Ozo Sylvester Okagu and Late Ezinne Roseline Okagu of Amauwelu Obie Aku in Igbo Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State. He began his academic pursuit at Central School Aku, from where he…
Adebayo Adedeji: Adieu to a scholar-statesman
Today, a symposium will be held to honour the memory of Professor Adebayo Adedeji who died on April 25, 2018 and was laid to rest yesterday in Ijebu-Ode. I first met Adebayo Adedeji during the summer session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council held in July 1987 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Victor Adewale Sessi (1943-2018)
Victor Adewale Sessi hailed from Ganho Quarters in Badagry, Lagos State. He died on May 29, 2018 at the age of 75. Born on June 12, 1943, at Ebute Metta, he went to St Pauls’ Catholic School and had his secondary education at Metropolitan College, Surulere, Lagos.
A tribute to my aunt, Chief (Mrs.) Elizabeth Fagunwa
Yesterday, all roads led to my maternal hometown Oke-Igbo whose fame is often rendered in songs as the “little Jerusalem,” but in reality, is known as an ancient Yoruba town where the legendary Prince Derin Ologbenla, the great warrior and Ile-Ife royal, pitched his war tent. By so doing, he attracted eminent war-lords from different…