Thomas Aeze Adaba, former director-general, National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, 70, July 2. Born in Okene, Kogi State, he was educated at Christ the King Catholic School, Okene, Kogi State, 1947-1955; Ohio University, Athens, USA, 1969-1971; Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, 1978-1979; University of Jos, 1986-1989. Adaba became a teacher, Catholic School, Okene, 1961-1962; Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, 1969-1974. He was head of presentation and training, Nigerian TelevisionAuthority, NTA, Jos, 1974-1977; controller/manager of programmes, 1977-1980; assistant director, programmes,NTA, 1989-1990;general manager, NTA, Makurdi, Benue State, 1990-1991. He was appointed director-general, National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, 1992. Adaba was a recipient of John F Kennedy Graduate Programme Awards in 1991.