A yet-unnamed female police officer had reportedly fired a tear gas canister directly at Sowore, who was leading others on a peaceful protest against the level of insecurity and seeming anarchy prevailing in the country.
Browsing: Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin
Governor Makinde stated this while paying tribute to the late Afenifere chieftain during a funeral service held at the Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, Osun State.
The rights activist, in an announcement on behalf of the family, said that the lying-in-state, tributes and service of songs would hold on Thursday at Police College, Ikeja from 11 a.m.
Okei-Odumakin, a rights activist, made the announcement of the order of funeral rites available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos.
Soyinka described late Odumakin as a persistent and brave fighter.
The Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, stated this on Tuesday when he led other officials of the State on a condolence visit to the Omole home of the Odunmakins on behalf of the state government.
The former Lagos State Governor visited the widow at the Odumakin’s Lagos residence on Monday.
In a statement, he described the late Afenifere spokesman as bright and outspoken, a study in courage and fearlessness.
In a condolence letter he personally signed on Saturday, Otunba Daniel commiserated with Afenifere and the widow of its late spokesperson, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, saying the late Odumakin stood firmly for all that he believed in.
Atiku stated this in a statement issued by his media office on Saturday.
Makinde, who stated that the news of Odumakin’s passage came as a rude shock that has left him in a sad mood, commiserated with Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of the late Afenifere chieftain, the Odumakin family, members of Afenifere and the entire Yoruba nation.
The woman activist in a statement announcing the demise of her husband, said he died after a brief illness from complications of COVID-19.
Sanwo-Olu described the late human rights and pro-democracy activist as a “great nationalist, passionate leader and champion of a true Nigeria that would work for every citizen.”
Aare Adams, who received the news of the late Odumakin’s death with shock and trepidations, said the death of the late Afenifere publicity Scribe was a big loss to the Yoruba nation, adding that death had dealt the Yoruba nation a big blow, leaving in its wake, sad memories of the loss of a brother, a friend and dependable ally.
Okei-Odumakin said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Saturday that bad roads had become a source of concern to many Lagos residents.
Daniel, who is also the Deputy Chairman, South, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, expressed his feeling during a condolence visit to the Lagos home of the late Fasehun.
Odumakin also said the Senate was right in trying to make the Independent National Electoral Commission to announce the results of the 1993 presidential election and declare Abiola and Babagana Kingibe president and vice-president respectively
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Buhari on Wednesday declared that June 12 will henceforth be celebrated as Democracy Day.
Speaking with newsmen during his 48th birthday celebration in Lagos, Adams said the present killings in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States have shown that Nigeria is seriously bleeding
Governor Ayodele Fayose announced this on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti during the celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day