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Obaseki commiserates with Tallen family


Godwin Obaseki

• Hails Eghobamien, Edosamwan on ‘Life Benchers’ Award

Governor Obaseki of Edo State has commiserated with former deputy governor of Plateau State, Dame Pauline Talen, on the passing of her husband, John.Dame Tallen politely rejected an ambassadorial nomination last year to take care of her sick husband who passed on recently.

Also, Obaseki has congratulated both Chief Alfred Eghobamien (SAN) and Charles Edosomwan (SAN) for their appointments as Life Members of the Body of Benchers, which is the elite body of the legal profession in Nigeria, at the Supreme Court.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, John Maiyaki, applauded the contributions of the duo to the legal professional and the state, noting that there is no question on the appositeness of their achievement because he had watched with profound admiration as the lawyers made their landmark cases and achieved several milestones.

Describing Eghobamien, as King Alfred, Obaseki said: “for so you are, and so I must call you – Edo remembers the important role you played for the state when you represented her at the National Political Reform Conference in 2005. Despite your broad-mindedness, vast knowledge and the extensive experience you have garnered from travelling far and wide, you still never forgot your roots and that is why you are the Okhenagbo of Okpella.”

He said there was more to Edosomwan’s personality than the legal luminary that everyone knows, and expressing pleasure that he had gotten to know him as a friend.“It is a privilege for me to have such an erudite of the legal profession working with me. He is not just a splendid lawyer, but he is also a wonderful person with advanced scruples. I share in his joy and pride on this award and pray for more to come”.

In a condolence message to the former deputy governor, Governor Obaseki noted that the news of her husband’s demise brought him immense grief and such losses were difficult to cope with.

“While acknowledging that losses like this are difficult to cope with, we would that you took solace in the fact that your beloved husband has gone to rest from the troubles of this world”.The governor urged her to be strong, while praying that God would give her the courage and strength to cope with the loss.


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