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‘Brighter Grammar’ Author Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe Dies At 92

Brighter Grammar Author, Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe | Photo: Nigerian Eye

Prolific writer and Co-author of popular English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe has died at the age of 92.

The author passed away on 27 March 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States, where she was buried on the same day. However, her death was announced days later, in a statement which read:

“We are sad to announce that on March 27, 2020, we had to say goodbye to Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe (Charlotte, North Carolina). Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe to show support..”


Aside from Brighter Grammar, she also co-authored the New Practical English for Senior Secondary series with P.S. Tregidgo and wrote other books, including Up-country Girl: A personal journey and truthful portrayal of African culture.

Ogundipe, during her early days, also served as Deputy Chief Federal Adviser on Education and National Secretary for UNESCO and became the acting director in the Federal Ministry of Education at the time of her retirement.

Upon retirement from public service, she co-founded a remedial educational institution, Top Tutors. In 1979 she received the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).

She is survived by four sons and ten grandchildren.


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