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Nigerian national anthem lyricist Babatunde Ogunnaike is dead

Reading Time: 3 minutes The death has been reported of Tunde Ogunnaike, whose words make up most of stanza two of the Nigerian national anthem. He died in the United States, where he had been a professor for over 25 years and lately Dean of Engineering at Delaware University. He passed away on Sunday, 20 February 2022 after waging Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu mourns Adenrele Adeniran Ogunsanya

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that the former Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), late Princess Adenrele Adeniran-Ogunsanya, was impactful in the state’s politics. Sanwo-Olu said this in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday in Lagos. He praised Adeniran-Ogunsanya’s contribution to governance, growth Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Music & Nightlife

Rock legend Meatloaf dies at 74

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Bobby Yip (HONG KONG). Meat Loaf, the flamboyant U.S. rock star who rose to global fame with his debut “Bat Out of Hell” album, has died aged 74. The singer and actor, otherwise known as Michael Lee Aday, had a career spanning six decades, and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. His Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Wushishi: Soldiering Sans Politics

Reading Time: 5 minutes Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi was the first Nigerian army general to make a lasting positive impression on me. Taciturn, sensitive and perhaps too considerate in interpersonal relations, Wushishi struck me as a man thrust into prominence by fate but who was more comfortable operating under the radar, away from klieg lights. I was part of a Read More…

Racing Sports

Formula One team founder Frank Williams dies aged 79

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo, REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo. Nov 28 (Reuters) – Frank Williams, founder and former boss of a team that bore his name and that still ranks as one of the most dominant and successful in the history of Formula One, died on Sunday at the age of 79. The sport’s chief executive Read More…

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Ladi Rotimi Williams dies from COVID

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The death has been announced of Chief Ladi Williams, son of late legal luminary, Chief FRA Williams due to COVID-19 complications. According to media reports, despite already being vaccinated, Chief Williams passed away at about 3 am at St Nicholas isolation hospital from Covid-19 complications. His death was confirmed by his younger brother, Chief Kayode Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu mourns the passing of Sunny Ade’s wife, Risikat Adegeye

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Guze Image Concept. The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the passage of a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mrs Risikat Adegeye. Adegeye was one of the wives of renowned musician, King Sunny Ade. Adegeye, who was also a two-term member of the Lagos State House of Read More…

Featured Ier Jonathan Notes Tribute

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia: A True Prince of Nigeria

Reading Time: 4 minutes My dear Friend, Big Brother, Angbian & Compatriot, When I got the message yesterday that you had left us, my first thought was: “My friend Mailafia will outlive Nigeria. We all will.” Perhaps because I was in the thick of studying through one of my favourite books in the Bible, Revelation of John of Patmos, Read More…