Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    OBITUARY: Katsina-Alu, renowned jurist who trained with Buhari in the army

OBITUARY: Katsina-Alu, renowned jurist who trained with Buhari in the army

Death is inevitable. In the wee hours of Wednesday, it was the turn of Aloysius Katsina-Alu to heed its call. Katsina-Alu, one of Nigeria’s most eminent jurists, died at Chida Orthopaedic Hospital, Gudu, Abuja.He was the chief justice of Nigeria from December 30, 2009, to August 28, 2011, having succeeded Idris Legbo Kutigi.Katsina-Alu -- who is said to be the first person from the middle belt [...]

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    OBITUARY: Maitama Sule, the minister who stayed in a mud house while his colleagues ‘lived in opulence’

OBITUARY: Maitama Sule, the minister who stayed in a mud house while his colleagues ‘lived in opulence’

The name Maitama Sule will no doubt continue to ring bells in the minds of many Nigerians years after the death of the nation’s former permanent representative to the United Nations.A strong advocate of Nigeria’s unity, he was known to always speak his mind on prevalent national issues and was one of the prominent voices of the northern region.He lamented [...]

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    OBITUARY: Osotimehin, the seasoned doctor who spoke of his greatest pain — two weeks to his death

OBITUARY: Osotimehin, the seasoned doctor who spoke of his greatest pain — two weeks to his death

Babatunde Osotimehin, late executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and one-time Nigeria’s minister of health may have passed on but his legacies in reproductive health would always remain fresh in the annals of history.While it is a common practice in many African countries, including Nigeria, for a woman to die in the course of child delivery, Osotimehin was [...]

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    OBITUARY: Kuforiji-Olubi, headmistress at 19, first female ICAN president — a woman of many firsts

OBITUARY: Kuforiji-Olubi, headmistress at 19, first female ICAN president — a woman of many firsts

Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, former minister of commerce and first female president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN), was pronounced dead on Saturday.The late octogenarian, who was conferred an award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in 2002, celebrated her 80th birthday less than two months ago in Lagos. A WOMAN OF MANY FIRSTS Kuforiji-Olubi will be remembered as [...]

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    OBITUARY: Celine Dion’s ‘only boyfriend’, Angelil, dies in her arms

OBITUARY: Celine Dion’s ‘only boyfriend’, Angelil, dies in her arms

Celine Dion's husband, 73-year-old Rene Angelil, died on Thursday, January 14, after living with throat cancer for 18 years.The announcement was made on Celine Dion’s social media accounts.Rene Angelil passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer. https://t.co/JOeLaOfbSB — Celine Dion (@celinedion) January 14, 2016"Rene Angelil passed away this morning at his [...]

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    Tayo Akpata departs at 83

Tayo Akpata departs at 83

The death has been announced of Tayo Akpata (CON), a former trustee and executive secretary of the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) and one-time commissioner for education in old Bendel state.He passed on peacefully at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence around 10am on Monday, October 13, 2014. He was 83.The family confirmed the demise of the elder statesman in a [...]

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