Sunny Okongwu

SUNNY Okongwu, economist, 83, September 23. Born in Enugu, he was educated at St. …

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David Oyedepo, pastor and author, 61, September 27. Born in Osogbo, Osun State, but a native of Omu Aran, Kwara State; he was educated at Kwara State Polytechnic and Honolulu University, Hawaii, United States. He is the founding bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide …

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Eniola Bello, journalist, columnist, 51, July 21. Born in Aiyetoro-Gbede, Kogi State, he was educated at Onuydo Grammar School; University of Lagos and University of Ilorin. Bello worked with Daily Times, Vanguard, African Concord and PM News, all in Lagos. He is the managing director of …

Maritime University Starts Soon

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency says that the Maritime University will soon start academic activities and that the agency has trained 2500 Nigerians in Nautical Science and other maritime causes abroad …

Heritage Bank Appoints Three New Directors

AS part of its efforts to boost service delivery and consolidate its emergence as one of the leading banks in the country, Heritage Bank has appointed three new directors. This came about six months after the lender acquired Enterprise Bank Limited from the federal government-owned Asset …

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Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, 53, May 12. Born in Mpu, Aninri local government area of Enugu State, he was educated at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he earned his first and second degrees in law. He was a former associate lecturer in constitutional and labour …

The Case for a New Direction in Delta State

THE 2015 election cycle in Nigeria takes place within the context of reduced oil revenues, due to the drop in global oil prices. Since the middle of 2010, crude oil has sold for an average of over $100 a barrel, leading to a boom in revenues for countries dependent on oil for much of their spending. But by …

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Wada Abdullahi Maida, journalist and former managing director of News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, 65, March 5. Born in Katsina, he studied at Government College, Katsina, 1964-1968; Nigerian Institute of Journalism, NIJ, 1971; Indiana Institute of Mass Communication, 1972-1975; Aberdeen College of …

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Udoma Udo Udoma, lawyer, and politician, 61, February 26. Born in Aba, Abia State, he was educated at King’s College, Lagos, 1966-1972; Oxford University, England, 1973-1977; Nigerian Law School, 1977-1978. He became a lecturer in law, University of Lagos, 1978-1980; senior partner, Udo Udoma …

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Patrick Okedinachi Utomi, political economist, 59, February 6. Born in Kaduna, Kaduna State, he was educated at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, and Indiana University, Bloomington, United States. He was special assistant to Alex Ekwueme, former vice president; deputy managing director, …

Five Times the NUGA Champions

– The University of Port Harcourt successfully defends its championship title by emerging as the overall winner in the just-concluded […]