Alex Ekwueme: The Nigerian Believer
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme was born on this day in 1932. Owing to his exceptional brilliance in Kings College, Lagos, he became one of Nigeria’s first recipient of the Fulbright scholarship in the US. He proceeded to the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Architecture and city planning. He went on to…
IITA, varsity advocate food system transformation
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have called for total transformation of the national food systems to prevent hunger and reduce poverty in Nigeria. According to them, it is possible to achieve zero hunger in Nigeria if the right systems were put in place.
Residents protest as erosion threatens Ekwueme’s home
Seven months after former Vice President Alex Ekwueme was laid to rest in his hometown, Oko in Orumba North Council of Anambra State, the town is at the edge of yawning erosion. Five families in Ezioko, the deceased elder statesman’s village, have lost their homes to the rampaging natural disaster, following series of torrential rainfall…
Ekwueme’s family thanks Buhari, seeks completion of mausoleum
Wife of the late former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme, Beatrice, and brother, Prof. Laz, yesterday led the family to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where they held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Abiola and June 12: Let’s go the whole hog
Monumental history was made this past week. A nation that seemed to be in denial for 25 years finally came home to face the truth. On June 12, 1993, Nigerians went to the polls to elect a civilian democratic President.
Ambode visits Enugu, reiterates support for united Nigeria
Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday evening paid a courtesy visit to Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, where he reiterated his support for a united and indivisible Nigeria.
Remembering the life and times of ex-VP, Alex Ekwueme
The late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, will forever be remembered for his simplicity, humility and intelligence-qualities that endeared him to people of all walks of life.
Alex Ekwueme: The man in the arena with a purpose
In October 2012, I chaired the Committee that organised Dr. Alex Ekwueme’s 80th birthday ceremonies. On October 16, we organised an international...
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme: A life worthy of national admiration
Usually, it is the death of a very close blood relative that invokes in most men a deep sense of loss and grief. But Libanius, the ancient Greek rhetorician...