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ABUJA — The Senate on Tuesday honored the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, with a minute silence. The honor happened as the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, sent a condolence message to the family of the deceased. Prophet Joshua passed on Saturday night at the age of 57. The decision of the Senate followed a point of order moved by the Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator...

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Late Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru was born on August 10, 1966 in Doka, Kaduna North Local Government Area, Kaduna State and was appointed Chief of Army Staff on January 26, 2021. He was the 25th Chief of Army Staff and a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji and Nigerian Army School of Infantry. He commenced cadets training in January 1984 and was commissioned into the rank of Second Lieutenant...

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Former Justice of Appeal Court of Nigeria, Justice Eugene Chukwuemeka Ubaezonu has died. The West African Pilot News learned that the Nnewi-born jurist, legal luminary, and author died last night 21st May 2021, at the EastWest Hospital, Enugu, according to his son Chinedu Ubaezuonu. Hon. Justice E.C Ubaezuonu (J.C.A Emeritus) who also a recipient of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) is was 90. A graduate of the University of Bristol, England, was...

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The Paramount traditional ruler of Mbula kingdom in Adamawa state, His Royal Majesty Joel Joram Fwa is dead. He died at the age of 81 at the Federal Medical Center Yola, Sunday morning after battling prolonged health challenges. Meanwhile, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has offered his condolences to the Mbula traditional council, the Royal family and the entire Mbula kingdom over the demise of His Royal Highness Joram Joel Fwa. A statement by Press Secretary...

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ABUJA — Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, said Nigeria has lost yet another impactful female politician with the death of the former Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan. In a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Paul Ibe in Abuja, Abubakar said he was grieved by the loss of the former Senator and former gubernatorial candidate in Taraba. He described the late Alhassan, popularly known as “Mama Taraba” as a reliable political...

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The Kano Emirate Council on Saturday announced the death of Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, mother of Emirs of Kano and Bichi Aminu Ado Bayero and Nasiru Ado Bayero. According to the announcement on the Kano Emirate’s Facebook page, arrangements for her funeral rites will be announced later. The deceased who died on Saturday in Egypt after a protracted illness was a widow of late Ado Bayero and a princess of Ilorin Emirate, Kwara state. Until her death,...

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MORO (Osun) — Mr. Charles Akinola, the Chief of Staff to Osun Governor, has said that the death of Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere’s Spokesman, is a great loss to Nigeria. Akinola, who represented Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola, spoke while receiving Odumakin’s remains at Asejire, the boundary between Osun and Oyo States. He said: “Our brother, an illustrious son of Osun, was one of the finest. “Odumakin was not just a leader of conscience, he was one of...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Udealo Aghazu family, the Anambra Government, the community of industrialists in Nnewi, Anambra; friends and associates of late Dr. Udealo Aghazu. Aghazu passed away recently at the age of 75. The president’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday. Buhari maintained that late Aghazu, who holds the traditional title of ‘Kpakpando Nnewi’, would be sorely missed. According to...

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After holding on to power for three decades, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno died on Tuesday after sustaining injuries at the battlefield with rebels. The Army made the shock announcement, a day after the 68-year-old was re-elected to a sixth term in office. Aside Deby, here is the list of other longest-serving leaders in the African continent. Some of them reportedly changed the constitution, crushed opposition and used fear and violence to maintain...

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LAGOS — The Centre for Human and Socio-Economic Rights (CHSR), on Monday, said that death dealt a big blow on the human rights community with the demise of Yinka Odumakin and Innocent Chukwuma. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Odumakin and Chukwuma, human rights activists and leaders died a few hours interval on Saturday. While Odumakin, Spokesman of the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Cultural group, Afenifere reportedly died in the hours on Saturday at age 56,...

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