Sarah Adebisi Sosan, educationist and former deputy governor of Lagos State, 57, February 11. Born in Lagos, she was educated at Unity Assembly Primary School, Apapa, and Awori-Ajeromi Secondary School, Agboju, Lagos. She was at the Lagos State College of Education, now Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, for her National Certificate in Education, NCE, before she proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka for her Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Education. She was employed by the Lagos State Post-Primary Teaching Service Commission in 1999, before she was appointed deputy governor to Babatunde Raji Fashola in 2007.
Anogwi Anyanwu, chartered accountant, banker, community leader and executive director in-charge of operations and information technology, Mainstreet Bank, 53, February 7. He was educated at Community Secondary School, Amuzi Ahiara, Mbaise, Imo State, 1980; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1984; Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 1990. He is a fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria. He was chief inspector, Ecobank Nigeria PLC; chief inspector, Citizens International Bank Limited; regional head, South-East, Spring Bank PLC; executive director, South-East and South-South, Spring Bank PLC; chairman, Sprout Books Limited. He is director, Sunstone BDC Limited; Teresann Limited, and national president, Mbaise People’s Congress, MPC. He is the traditional title holder of Ona aka Nguru Uboma Ahiase, Aboh Mbaise, Imo State.
Dapo Aderinola, journalist and administrator, 68, February 9. Born in Ipele, Owo Division, Ondo State, he was educated at St Stephen’s School, Ipele, Owo, 1955-1960; Imade College, Owo, Ondo State, 1961-1965; International Institute of Journalism, Budapest, Hungary, 1986-1987. Aderinola was appointed general duty reporter, Daily Times, 1971-1974; labour correspondent, Daily Times, 1974-1975; chief of crime bureau, Daily Times, 1976-1978; regional editor, Daily Times, 1978-1980; press secretary to Oyo State governor, 1980-1983; news editor, The Guardian on Sunday, 1983-1984; managing editor, West Africa magazine, 1984-1987; associate editor, The Punch, 1987-1989; editor, Daily Times, 1989-1992; editor, Sunday Times, 1992-1993; editor, Daily Times, 1994-1996; general manager, Times Publication Division, 1996-1997. He was chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lagos State Council, 1985-1989. He is also a member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE; associate member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, and International Press Institute, IPI.
Olusegun Agagu, geologist, administrator, 65, February 16. Born in Okitipupa, Ondo State, he was educated at St. Luke’s Primary School, Okitipupa, 1954-1957; Ebenezer African Church School, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, 1958; Baptist Primary School, Kano, 1959; Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, 1961-1967; University of Ibadan, 1968-1971; University of Texas, USA,1973-1974. He was appointed a geologist, Gulf Oil Company, Lagos, 1971-1972; research scientist, Bureau of Economic Geologists, Houston, Texas, 1974-1975; senior lecturer, University of Ibadan, 1981-1988; deputy governor, Ondo State, 1992-1993; minister of aviation, 1999-2000, and later minister for power and steel. He was elected governor of Ondo State, 2003-2009.
Oyewole Tomori, a professor of virology as president, Nigerian Academy of Science. Tomori who took over from Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, was the pioneer vice-chancellor, Redeemers University, KM 44, Lagos-Ibadan road Ogun State. Tomori had served as the regional virologist and laboratory coordinator, World Health Organisation, WHO, Africa region. He has received several awards, both local and international. One of such awards was the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Merit Award for Excellence in medical research.
Compiled by Augustine Adah
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