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Prince Momoh takes final leave as funeral holds this Thursday

Late Tony Momoh. By Editor-in-Chief. The earthly cloak of Prince Tony Momoh, media guru, senior lawyer, a conscientious politician of rare breed, and a former minister of information and culture, whose passage was widely reported by the media on February 1, will finally be committed to mother earth on Thursday, February 11, 2021 on Grailland, Iju Hills, Lagos. The funeral which will take place by 4 pm will be conducted in the sense of the Grail Message in accordance…

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Ode to Prince Tony Momoh, veteran journalist, former minister of information

Prince Momoh, Ex-Information Minister. TRIBUTE. By Nelson Egbobor I have lost a motivator/father-figure, Prince Tony Momoh, a veteran Journalist, former Editor of the Daily Times Newspaper, and ex-Minister of Information, who died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, by 5 pm, at 81 years. In 1987, however, I had gone to see Prince Tony Momoh in his office at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, for job assistance, having completed my National Diploma Programme in Mass Communication from the famous Auchi Polytechnic,…

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Prince Tony Momoh, former information minister takes eternal bow at 81

Late Tony Momoh. By Editor-in-Chief. Prince Tony Momoh, the 165th child of King Momoh I of Auchi, Edo State, a quintessential journalist, senior legal practitioner and a conscientious Nigerian politician, as well as one of the pillars of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has finally quit the world’s stage to continue his experiencing in the higher realms of existence in accordance with the eternal laws of the Most High God. He was reported to have left the flesh peacefully at…

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My last minute encounter with Professor Femi Odekunle, by Wahab Shittu

Late Professor Odekunle. TRIBUTE. Professor Femi Odekunle, a renowned professor of criminology and sociology who taught in Lincoln University, USA before returning to Nigeria in 1974 to teach at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria, passed on in December 2020 while still serving as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, currently headed by Professor Itse Sagay (SAN). In this tribute by a Lagos-based senior lawyer, Wahab Shittu, he xrays the man called Femi Odekunle, his qualitilies…

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Matters arising from Obasanjo’s condolence letter for late Buruji Kashamu

Falana, SAN. OPINION. By Femi Falana, SAN. SOME people have said that it is against the African culture to speak ill of the dead. That is far from the truth. In the past, Africans spoke ill of the dead and exposed the dead if they were found to have engaged in abominable activities that brought shame to a community. In fact, the bodies of dead men and women who were found to have brought pestilence to a community were…

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Classy tribute for late Oyo Assembly Speaker, Adeyemo

  During the burial rites, one of the numerous posters on the streets of Ibadan clearly stood out. “WHO MOVED THIS SAD MOTION?” it wondered, before adding: “The ‘ayes’ did not have it.” No amount of flowery prose or elegant poetry can erase the grief of someone who has lost a loved one or revive the life of the dead, but even Adesina Michael Adeyemo, the late former Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, would smile in…

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Oyo State House Speaker, Adeyemo, passes on

Late Michael Adeyemo (Esq.) The Speaker of the  Oyo State House of Assembly, Michael Adeyemo, has left the flesh. He passed on  Friday, multiple sources confirmed. Adeyemo, a lawyer, was elected on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to represent Ibarapa East in the state assembly in 2011. Until then, he was an associate at the law chambers of Olujinmi & Akeredolu & Co in Ibadan. He was re-elected in 2015 on the platform of…

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Governor Tambuwal loses spokesman, Imam-Imam

Imam Imam (left), with Governor Tambuwal The death has been announced of Imam Imam, the media adviser of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State. He was 42 years old. The former ThisDay Staff died this morning, according to a tweet from Sokoto Government House. “Innallillahi wainah illahi rajuun. We regret to announce the death of Mallam Imam Imam who until his death was the Special Adviser Media to H.E @AWTambuwal. He died in the early hours of Friday…

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