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OBITUARY: Arthur Nzeribe, the maverick instrumental in annulment of June 12 election, dies at 83

    OBITUARY: Arthur Nzeribe, the maverick instrumental in annulment of June 12 election, dies at 83

The name Arthur Nzeribe elicits polarising reactions depending on the part of Nigeria it is mentioned. While his legacy as a political maverick with precocious business acumen is hailed in

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OBITUARY: Grace Alele-Williams, trailblazer and renowned mathematician who tackled cultism as UNIBEN VC

    OBITUARY: Grace Alele-Williams, trailblazer and renowned mathematician who tackled cultism as UNIBEN VC

In the month set aside to celebrate women and encourage the younger generation to dream beyond societal stereotypes, Nigeria has lost one of its foremost examples of what women can

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OBITUARY: Chu Okongwu, the newspaper editor who fiercely defended SAP as Babangida’s finance minister

    OBITUARY: Chu Okongwu, the newspaper editor who fiercely defended SAP as Babangida’s finance minister

When the news of Sonny Chu Okongwu’s death filtered in on Wednesday, Nigeria was still mourning Ernest Shonekan, former interim head of state, who had died hours before.  But death heeds

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OBITUARY: Ernest Shonekan, the technocrat who ‘stabilised’ Nigeria after June 12 annulment

    OBITUARY: Ernest Shonekan, the technocrat who ‘stabilised’ Nigeria after June 12 annulment

While June 12 and its aftermath remains a brackish pit in the ocean of Nigeria’s history, Ernest Shonekan is widely credited as the man who brought “stability” at a time

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OBITUARY: Bashir Tofa, MKO Abiola’s opponent who rejected declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day

  OBITUARY: Bashir Tofa, MKO Abiola’s opponent who rejected declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day

There is that epochal moment — a landmark happening that defines a person’s life. Some people are the main characters

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OBITUARY: Desmond Tutu, teacher’s son who wanted to be a doctor but became anti-apartheid priest

  OBITUARY: Desmond Tutu, teacher’s son who wanted to be a doctor but became anti-apartheid priest

A life well spent. A journey thoroughly maximised. A cycle that birthed generational impact. If the most thoughtful definition of

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OBITUARY: Obadiah Mailafia, the foremost economist who saw politics as ‘call of destiny’

  OBITUARY: Obadiah Mailafia, the foremost economist who saw politics as ‘call of destiny’

There is a popular African proverb that says “death is like a robe everyone has to wear”. But its unpredictability

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OBITUARY: Yusuf Grillo, the ‘master of masters’ who pioneered visual art in Nigeria

  OBITUARY: Yusuf Grillo, the ‘master of masters’ who pioneered visual art in Nigeria

At 86, Yusuf Grillo, Nigeria’s foremost visual artist, had seen it all. The ace painter died of COVID-19 complications in

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OBITUARY: TB Joshua, the controversial pastor adored by many presidents and politicians

  OBITUARY: TB Joshua, the controversial pastor adored by many presidents and politicians

To many, Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua, was a prophet who could reveal events of the future

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OBITUARY: Yinka Odumakin, the Yoruba nationalist who was once Buhari’s chief marketer

  OBITUARY: Yinka Odumakin, the Yoruba nationalist who was once Buhari’s chief marketer

Death can be so scary yet so natural. As the ultimate separation, there is no turning back and very often,

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