It is with a profound sense of sympathy that I write, on behalf of my family and on my own behalf, to commiserate with the Zulu royal family and the entire good people of South Africa over the painful transition of one of the great sons of Africa, a frontline leader, an activist, an indomitable fighter for the liberation of South Africa from apartheid and oppressive racialism,
Pain because there are only a few Nigerians who grew in status to the heights of the Prince from a noble Egba family.
Even in his advanced age, Chief Ayo Fasanmi had a mind as sharp as the razor and a photographic memory of past event with undiluted clarity. He was a living library in Nigeria’s political history, wisdom, knowledge and native intelligence.
She made the call while playing host to a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Oyo State on Saturday evening at her Oluyole residence in Ibadan.
The former Minister served in the Administration of late General Sani Abacha.
The Second Republic Senator, who hailed from Iye-Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State, died on Wednesday, aged 94 years.
Tinubu said this in a statement he personally signed on Thursday commiserating with Pa Fasanmi’s family, the progressive community and others affected by his death.
Adams, in a statement by his Media Aide, Kehinde Aderemi, on Thursday in Lagos said the Yoruba nation had lost one of her strong voices.
I was very shocked to hear about the passing away of Chief Bode Akindele (CBA). I had seen him regularly at social functions and he never looked an inch older than 70 years even though the last time I saw him, he was 87 years old. His carriage was solid and he always responded to my greetings with his trademark smile.
The week closed with deadly force. Iconic lawyer and statesman, Alhaji AbdulRazaq AbdulGaniyu Folorunso, aka AGF, exited with grace.
Late Lawal helped Nigeria win her first ever African Cup of Nations in 1980 on home soil.
While paying tribute to the former Governor who died in Lagos on Thursday, the Presidential Aide noted that Ajimobi was well loved, kind hearted, reliable and dependable leader.
“Kobe was a basketball and sports legend and the athlete who deserves … a modern 21st century monument,” said artist Deni Bozic, after putting the final touches to the 39-foot (12 metre) wide, 19-foot (6 metre) tall artwork in the town of Gradiska.
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has revealed how his life and future was shaped by the virtues he learnt as a student from Afenifere Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.
On the surface of it, it shouldn’t really have mattered because the then 45-year-old engineer was not the first person to cross from the corporate world into what is now generally referred to as the murky water of the Nigerian politics. The significance of that sole declaration was the fact that a few years before then, Daniel had been listed among top 50 young Nigeria businessmen of note to straddle the corporate world in the years to come.