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Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951 – 5 May 2010) was the President of Nigeria and the 13th Head of State. He served as governor ... Full story

President Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON (born 20 November 1957 is the 14th Head of State and current President of Nigeria. Prior to his ... Full story

Maryam Ladi- Ibrahim

Maryam Ladi- Ibrahim, first female auditor-general of Kogi State, as new president, Association of  National Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN. Ladi- Ibrahim, who succeeds Iyamide ... Full story

Etim Nyong Bassey

Etim Nyong Bassey, chemical engineer, 66, May 11. Born in Oron, Akwa Ibom State, he was educated at Methodist Boys High School, Oron, ... Full story

Tonye Graham-Douglas

Tonye Graham-Douglas, administrator and politician, 72, May 8. Born in Abonema, Degema, local government  area of Rivers State, he was educated at Bishop Crowther ... Full story

Lucky Igbinedion

Lucky Igbinedion, politician and former governor of Edo State, 54, May 13. Born in Benin City, Edo State, he was educated at Government ... Full story

Yerima Parker Ahmed

Yerima Parker Ahmed, playwright, dramatist, cultural administrator, 54, May 8. Born in Lagos, he was educated at the Lagos Baptist Academy; University of ... Full story

Ike Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy Senate president, 49, May 12. Born in Mpu, Aninri local government area of Enugu State, he was educated at the ... Full story

Olusola Saraki

Olusola Saraki, medical doctor, politician, former senator, 78, May 17. Born in Lagos, he studied at Edward Blyden Memorial School, Lagos; Eko Boy’s ... Full story

Olatunde Olabode Vincent

Olatunde Olabode Vincent, banker, administrator, economist and former governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, 86, May 16. Born in Lagos State, he was educated ... Full story

Nuhu Ribadu

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman, Economic Financial and Crimes Commission, EFCC, and presidential candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in 2011 ... Full story

Ernest Attah

Ernest Attah, retired soldier, 59, May 25. Born in Agila, Ador local government area of Benue State, he was educated at ... Full story

Gamaliel Onosode

Gamaliel Onosode, administrator, financial, and public affairs consultant, 78, May 22. Born in Sapele, Delta State, he was educated at the ... Full story

Femi Falana

Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist, 53, May 20. Born in Ilawe, Ekiti State, he was educated at St. Michael’s ... Full story

Joseph Wayas

Joseph Wayas, politician and former senate president, 70, May 21. Born in Obudu, Cross River State, he studied in Nigeria and the United ... Full story

Charles Uzodinma Amanze

Charles Uzodinma Amanze, medical doctor, 55, May 18. Born in Uvuru Mbaise, Imo State, he was the chairman, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, ... Full story

Dan Ochima Agbese

Dan Ochima  Agbese, journalist and former managing director, Newswatch Books Limited, 67, May 20. Born in Agila, Ador local government area of Benue ... Full story

Esther Bosede Oyebanji

Esther Bosede Oyebanji, retired teacher and high chief of Ikogosi-Ekiti, Ekiti State. She was aged 68 years. The late community leader will be buried ... Full story

Elijah Olufemi Akinade

Elijah Olufemi Akinade, founder of Lion of Judah Worldwide Evangelical Ministries, LOJEWEM. He was aged 57 years. Akinade was educated at Christ Apostolic ... Full story

Frank Onwuanaibe Ajoku

Frank Onwuanaibe Ajoku, father in-law of Victor Ugborgu, senior staff writer, Newswatch and a community leader in Umukehi-Orji, Uratta in Owerri North local ... Full story

Omomiomwan Omoruyi

Omomiomwan Omoruyi, political scientist and administrator, 73, May 31. Born in Benin-City, Edo State, he was educated at the University of ... Full story

Festus Bikepere Porbeni

Festus Bikepere Porbeni, retired rear-admiral and diplomat, 65, May 28. Born in Bayelsa State, he was educated at Hussey College, Warri, and Government ... Full story

Pius Ike Obanya

Pius Ike Obanya, educationist, civil servant, 72, May 29. Born in Jos, Plateau State, he was educated at the University of Ibadan. Obanyan ... Full story

Onwuka Kalu

Onwuka Kalu, industrialist and philanthropist, 57, May 24. Born in Abiriba, Abia State, he was educated in Nigeria. He was assistant company secretary, ... Full story

Olusola Dada

Olusola Dada, chartered broker, administrator, consultant and author, 70, June 4. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University ... Full story

Daniel Iyorwashima Amoh

Daniel Iyorwashima Amoh, banker, 62, June 1. Born in Tsambe, Vandekiya, Benue State, he studied at  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and the University of ... Full story

Bola Olaosebikan

Bola Olaosebikan, medical doctor, writer, founder/ publisher of Health Care, Nigeria’s first health magazine, 54, June 2. Born in Offa, Kwara State, he ... Full story

Samuel Ogundele Adedoyin

Samuel Ogundele Adedoyin, industrialist, 75, June 4. Born in Ilorin, Kwara State, he is chairman, Doyin Industries Limited; Starco Motors Limited, Doyin Property ... Full story

Molade Okoya Thomas

Molade Okoya Thomas, accountant and industrialist, 76, June 8. Born in Lagos, he studied at Princess School, Lagos, 1946; Balham and Tooting College ... Full story

Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba, lawyer, former president of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, and human rights activist, 58, May 29. Born in Jos, Plateau State, he was ... Full story

Franklin Ihekwoaba

Franklin Ihekwoaba, chartered accountant, management consultant, financial analyst, managing director, Nima Capital Advisory Partners, Lagos, 47, May. Born in Umuokisi, Amuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise, ... Full story

Joseph Waku

Joseph Waku, administrator, politician and senator, 65, June 12. Born in Waku, Guma local government area of Benue State, he was educated at ... Full story

Chinwoke Mbadinuju

Chinwoke Mbadinuju, administrator and former governor of Anambra State, 66, June 14. Born in Uli, Ihiala local government area of Anambra State, he ... Full story

Mohammed Lawal Uwais

Mohammed Lawal Uwais, former chief justice of Nigeria, 75, June 12. Born in Kaduna, Kaduna State, he was educated at the Institute of ... Full story

Abdulsalami Abubakar

Abdulsalami Abubakar, retired soldier, former head of state, 69, June 13. Born in Minna, Niger State, he was educated at the Native Authority Primary ... Full story

Olusegun Adeniyi

Olusegun Adeniyi, as chairman, editorial board, Thisday  newspapers. Adeniyi, who served as senior special adviser to the late President Umaru Yar’Adua,  for nearly three years ... Full story

Arthur Christopher Mbanefo

Arthur Christopher Mbanefo, chartered accountant, diplomat and businessman, 81, June 11. Born in Onitsha, Anambra State, he was educated at St Patrick’s College, ... Full story

Sule John Salihu

Sule John Salihu, administrator, civil servant, 58, June 16. Born in Adavi, Kogi State, he attended Government Secondary School, Dekina, Kogi State; Ahmadu ... Full story

Sam Amuka-Pemu

Sam Amuka-Pemu, journalist, publisher, 76, June 13. Born in Delta State, he was the first editor, Spear magazine, a Daily Times Publication; editor, Sunday Times, ... Full story

Sam Egwu

Sam Egwu, former governor of Ebonyi State, 57, June 20. Born in Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu local government of Ebonyi State, he was the head ... Full story

Ado Bayero

Ado Bayero, retired police officer, diplomat and the emir of Kano, 79, June 15. Born in Kano State, he was educated at the Zaria ... Full story

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