Mohammed Namadi Sambo, architect, former governor and vice-president, 60, August 2. Born in Zaria, Kaduna State, he was educated at Baptist Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna, Kobi Primary School, Bauchi State, Towns School, Zaria; Government Secondary School, now Alhuda-Huda College, in Zaria; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He served in the Oyo State Ministry of Works and Housing during his National Youth Service Corps scheme, 1979. He was Commissioner for Works, Transport and Housing, Kaduna, 1988. He left the service of Kaduna State Government and went back to private practice, 1990. Sambo was elected governor of Kaduna State, 2007; he was appointed vice-president after the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua, 2010.


Opeyemi Bamidele, politician and lawyer, 51, July 29. Born in Ilawe-Ekiti, Ekiti State, he was educated at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, 1982-1986; University of Benin, 1990; Nigerian Law School, 1992, and Franklin Pierce Law Centre, United States of America, where he obtained his Masters degree in 1996. He is a former commissioner for youths, sports and development and commissioner for information and strategy in Lagos State.  He was elected member, House of Representatives in the 2011 general elections and contested the 2014 governorship election in the state on the platform of Labour Party, LP.


Alfred Papapreye Diete-Spiff, retired naval officer and traditional ruler of Twon-Brass, 72, July 30. Born in Twon-Brass, Nembe, Bayelsa State, he was educated at St. Joseph’s College, Western Cameroon and Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England. He was the military governor of old Rivers State from 1967-1975.

Ingram Adichie Osigwe, media relations consultant and company executive, 45, July 30. Born in Akokwa, Ideato North local government area of Imo State, he was educated at Abia State University, 1988-1992. He is the managing director, Full Page International Communications Limited.

Compiled by Anayo Ezugwu

— Aug. 4, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT

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