Jossy Nkwocha, journalist, public relations practitioner and head, corporate communications, Eleme Petrolchemical Liimited, Port Harcourt, 52, October 6. Born in Umuanyika-Ngor in Ngor/Okpala local government area of Imo State, he was educated at Community School, Ngor; Community Secondary School, Amuzi, Mbaise, Imo State, 1975-1980; Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Lagos, 1983-1985 and University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1996-1998. He was appointed clerical officer, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, 1981-1983; senior reporter, Vanguard Newspapers, 1985-1988; editorial consultant, Gong Newspapers, 1994; assistant editor, Topnews magazine, 1988-1989; senior staff writer, Quality magazine, 1989-1990; assistant editor, Quality magazine, 1990-1992; deputy editor, Quality magazine, 1992-1994; assistant editor, Newswatch magazine, 1994-1997; associate editor, Newswatch magazine, 1997-1999 and general editor, Newswatch magazine, 1999-2002. He is an associate member, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR; Institute of Management Consultants and Nigeria Union of Journalists.
Dayo Duyile, journalist and administrator, 71, October 10. Born in Ondo, Ondo State, he was educated at Catholic Primary School, Okitipupa, Ondo State, 1947; Anglican Primary School, Okitipupa, 1949; St Luke’s Secondary Modern School, Okitipupa, 1955 and University of Lagos, Akoka, 1972-1975. He was appointed deputy editor, Drum magazine, 1972-1975; editor, Daily Sketch, Ibadan, 1976-1978; acting general manager, Daily Sketch, 1978-1979; manager, training and manpower development, Concord Press, Lagos, 1980-1982; public relations consultant, 1983-1985; assistant director, Nigeria Institute of Journalism, 1986-1988 and acting director, Nigeria Institute of Journalism, 1988. He is a member of Nigeria Union of Journalists; member, Commonwealth Press Union and pioneer president, Commonwealth Journalists Association, Nigeria.
Lawal Pedro, lawyer, solicitor-general and permanent secretary, ministry of justice, Lagos State, 52, October 6. Born in Lagos Island, Lagos State, he was educated at Christ Church Cathedral Primary School, Broad Street, Lagos, 1966-1972; Anwar-UI-Islam College, Agege, Lagos, 1973-1979; Methodist Boys High School, Lagos, 1980-1981; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1982-1985 and Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, 1986. Pedro did his mandatory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, with First Bank of Nigeria PLC, as legal officer in 1986; barrister and solicitor, Dele Akinmusuti and Co, 1987, and directorate of legal services, Lagos State ministry of justice, 1987. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, International Bar Association, IBA, and associate member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He became Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN in 2008.
Daniel Saror, veterinary surgeon, administrator, teacher and politician, 72, October 9. Born in Zaki Biam, Benue State, he was educated at Gindiri Boys Secondary School, Plateau State, 1957-1961; Gindiri Higher School, 1962-1963; Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, 1965; Kansas State University, 1967, and 1970; University of Minnesota, USA, 1972-1973 and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was appointed lecturer 11, ABU, Zaria, 1970; dean Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, ABU, Zaria, 1983-1987 and vice chancellor, ABU, Zaria, 1991-1995. Saror was elected senator representing Benue State in 1999 and contested the 2007 and 2011 governorship election under All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in Benue State.
Compiled by Anayo Ezugwu
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