Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa is Dead

Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, the former lawmaker representing Osun East in the Senate, is dead. He died in Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday, October 3rd 2019. President Buhari has sent his heartfelt condolences to the Akinfenwa family on the demise of lawmaker who was also a former national chairman of Alliance for Democracy.

President Buhari also commiserates with the government and people of Osun State on the loss of the elder statesman, who represented Osun East constituency in the National Assembly from 1999 to 2003.

Late Akinfenwa was an indigene of Erin Ijesa in Osun State, Akinfenwa was elected into the Senate in 1999, but he lost his re-election bid in 2003 when Senator Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party was elected.

He had previously served as Commissioner of Education in the old Oyo State under late Chief Bola Ige, between 1979 and 1983.  Aro of Erin Ijesa, Chief Dare Ajimotokin, who confirmed his passage to our correspondent, explained that late Akinfenwa died in Ibadan.

Toolz’s Father, Oba Abiodun Oniru Dies At 82

The father of Popular On-Air personality, Toolz Demuren, Oba Abiodun Oniru is dead at the age of 82.

The first-class monarch in Iru Victoria and its environs died on Monday, September 23, 2019, at his Oniru Palace. Under his reign, Iru land, the host of the a highbrow Oniru and Victoria Island, became a mega location with investments and buildings worth hundreds of billions.

Pius Adesanmi Killed In Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

Pius Adesanmi, popular Nigerian professor and columnist based in Canada, was on the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday.

Late Pius Adesanmi

SaharaReporters had reported earlier on Sunday morning that an Ethiopian Airlines flight between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, crashed, killing 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard.

It has now emerged that Adesanmi, a native of Isanlu, in Yagba East Local Government area of Kogi State, was among the passengers.

Three different family members, plus a close friend of Adesanmi’s and a Canadian official, confirmed the sad development.

Until his death, Adesanmi was a Professor of English at Carleton University.

Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s first executive president, is dead

Shehu Shagari, the first executive president of Nigeria, is dead.

Shehu Usman Shagari was born in 1925 in the northern Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head, and took the name Shagari as his family name. His father’s name is Aliyu and his mother’s name is Mariamu. His name, Usman, means “companion”.He was raised in a polygamous family, and was the sixth child born into the family. Prior to becoming Magajin Shagari (magajin means village head), Aliyu, Shehu’s father was a farmer, trader and herder. However, due to traditional rites that prevented rulers from participating in business, Aliyu relinquished some of his trading interest when he became the Magaji, or village head, of Shagari village. Aliyu died five years after Shehu’s birth, and Shehu’s elder brother, Bello, briefly took on his father’s mantle as Magajin Shagari.

shehu shagari
Shehu Shagari.

Bello Shagari, his grandson, confirmed that he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday.

“I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja,” he tweeted.

Shehu shagari was president in the second republic, from 1979 to 1983, before he was overthrown in a coup by Muhammadu Buhari.