Joseph Waku, administrator, politician and senator, 65, June 12. Born in Waku, Guma local government area of Benue State, he was educated at Obid Primary School, Nasarawa State, and London Institute of Public Relations. He was director of research and publicity, Nigerian People’s Party, NPP, 1979. Waku was member of the board, Plateau Publishing Company, 1980; elected member, Benue State House Assembly, 1983. He was appointed director of publicity, defunct NPP, 1979-1982; Benue State co-ordinator, Abiola Campaign Organisation, 1993. Waku was elected senator representing Benue State, 1999-2003.