Jeremiah Timbut Useni, politician, retired lieutenant general and former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, 71, February 16. Born in Langtang, Plateau State, he was educated in England, India, the United States of America as well as the Command and Staff College, Jaji, Nigeria. He was military governor of old Bendel State from 1984-1985; minister of transport from 1985-1986 and quartermaster-general, Nigerian Army headquarters, Lagos. Useni was the founding national chairman, Democratic People’s Party, DPP, was the FCT minister from 1993-1998 before he retired after 41 years of service in the Nigerian army.
Sarah Adebisi Sosan, educationist and former deputy governor of Lagos State, 58, 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, 54, 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, 69, 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.
Compiled by Anayo Ezugwu
— Feb. 17, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT