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12 distinguished Nigerians who died in June 2020

By Alao Abiodun


A lot of this month’s distinguished personalities deaths had been fairly sudden and really painful.

The month delivered disagreeable surprises for households of those deceased.

These notable personalities could also be no extra, however their legacies and noteworthy contributions will proceed to dwell on.

1. Music legend, Majek Fashek

Legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly generally known as Majek Fashek, died on the June 1.

In accordance with experiences, the “Ship Down the Rain” crooner, aged 57 died in a hospital in New York on Monday June 1.

He was born in Benin Metropolis to an Edo mom and a Ijesha father, however identifies along with his Benin roots.

The ‘rain maker’ as he his fondly referred to as has labored with varied artists worldwide together with Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.

Majek’s life and work are nonetheless prominently celebrated by Nigerian music followers and past. His legacy of excellence in music and worldwide affect via instrumentation will dwell imminently.


2. Former Ondo Gov, Bamidele Olumilua

Former governor of previous Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, additionally died within the month of June.

Olumilua died at 80 in his Ikere-Ekiti countryhome after a quick sickness. It was gathered that the second civilian governor handed on few weeks after his 80th birthday.

The late Olumilua was the Governor of previous Ondo State from January 1992 to November 1993 in the course of the Third Republic.

He was elected below the platform of the Social Democratic Celebration (SDP) till Common Sani Abacha truncated civilian administration and restored a navy regime.

Bamidele Olumilua

3. Alhaji Abubakar Tsav

A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav additionally died within the month of June.

Tsav died at Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi.

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He was buried in Makurdi based on Islamic ceremony.

Abubakar Tsav

4. Ibidun Ighodalo

The demise of Ibidun Ighodalo (nee Ajayi), spouse of Senior Pastor of Trinity Home Church, Ituah Ighodalo stays stunning to everybody.

The attention-turning Ibidun married Pastor Ituah Ighodalo 13 years in the past when the latter’s first spouse left.

The late Mrs. Ighodalo was Founder/CEO of Elizabeth P, Nigeria’s prime occasions planning firm and Ibidunni Ighodalo Basis, a non-profit organisation created to boost consciousness on problems with infertility in {couples}.

Ibidun, 40, is survived by her husband and two children.

Late Ibidun Ighodalo

5. Lagos Senator Bayo Osinowo

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District below the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo additionally died within the month of June.

Popularly generally known as Pepperito, he was a member of the Lagos Home of Meeting for 4 consecutive phrases from 2003 to 2019.

He died within the early hours of Monday.

Survived by spouse and youngsters, the late Osinowo was 65.

Late Senator Bayo Osinowo

6. Emeritus Prof Akinkugbe

Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe additionally died within the month of June, 2020.

The late Akinkugbe, a foremost Nigerian professor of Drugs on the College Faculty Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State, died within the historic metropolis.

He was 86.

The late Akinkugbe was the Chairman of the Board of Administration of College Faculty Hospital, Ibadan, and one-time Chairman of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

He served as Professional-Chancellor, College of Port Harcourt; former Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello College (ABU), Zaria; former Vice Chancellor, College of Ilorin; and former Dean of the School of Drugs, College of Ibadan.

Earlier than hanging the stethoscope, Akinkugbe practised medication for 60 years throughout which he pioneered the institution of two vital clinics, one in hypertension and the opposite in renal problems on the UCH, Ibadan. Each clinics had been firsts in Africa.

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7. American radio presenter Dan Foster dies

Fashionable Nigerian-American broadcaster, Dan Foster additionally died within the month of June.

The late Foster, actual title Daniel Foster, is a Nigerian-based American radio character, previously an Idol collection choose who held the same place with the Obtained Expertise franchise.

Foster, higher generally known as Large Dawg, labored with quite a few radio stations, together with Cathy Hughes Radio One, Combine 106.5, each in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN, earlier than shifting to Nigeria in 2000 the place he joined Cool FM and shortly turned common amongst Nigerian listeners.

In Could 2016, Dan Foster left Metropolis FM 105.1 to affix Basic FM 97.Three radio station the place he labored till his demise.

Foster had a son, Joshua, from his earlier marriage. Now married to a Nigerian, Lovina, the couple are mother and father of daughter Daniella and son Somtochukwu.

Dan Foster

8. President Kogi Customary Court docket of Enchantment 

The President of Kogi Customary Court docket of Enchantment, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga additionally died within the month of June.

Report had it that Atadoga, who was referred to as to the Bar in 1986, died after a quick sickness.

Atadoga, who had been in personal follow since he was referred to as to Bar, hailed from Omala LGA of Kogi State.

He was stated to be instrumental to the creation of the Customary Court docket of Enchantment within the state.

Atadoga turned common when he swore-in Capt. Idris Wada as Governor following a controversial courtroom verdict, which gave room for 2 Governors because the then Speaker Abdullahi Bello was additionally sworn-in by the Chief Decide, Justice Nasiru Ajanah.

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9. Abiola Ajimobi

The fast previous Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi additionally died within the month of June.

The previous Chief Government Officer, Nationwide Oil and Chemical Advertising Firm, a subsidiary of Shell Nigeria, died as a result of underlying well being situations.

The late Ajimobi was born on December 16, 1949 to the Ajimobi household of Ibadan at Oja-Iba, Ibadan.

He accomplished his main training at Ibadan Metropolis Council Main Faculty, Aperin.

He studied Enterprise Administration and Finance on the State College of New York, in Buffalo.

He married Florence Ajimobi in 1980. He had 5 kids. He was a senator from 2003 to 2007.

He turned the primary Oyo State governor to serve two phrases (2011-2019).

Abiola Ajimobi

10. Nollywood veteran Ogun Majek

Fashionable Yoruba actor, Gbolagade Akinpelu popularly generally known as Ogun Majek, additionally died within the month of June.

The Nation gathered he died at his Imalefalafia, Oke-Ado, Ibadan house.

The actor battled prolonged-sickness earlier than his eventual demise.

Ogun Majek

11. Kogi State Chief Decide (CJ), Justice Nasir Ajanah

Kogi State Chief Decide (CJ), Justice Nasir Ajanah, additionally died within the month of June.

The chief regulation officer hailed from Okehi Native Authorities Space of the state.

He was 64.  The late Justice Ajanah was appointed CJ in 2009 below former Governor Ibrahim Idris.

Justice Nasir Ajanah

12. Chief Bode Akindele

The Parakoyi of Ibadanland and Chairman, Madandola Group, Chief Bode Akindele, died on the 29th of June.

Akindele, a profitable entrepreneur and philanthropist, died in his Apapa, Lagos house. He was 88.

President Muhammadu Buhari described the demise of Chief Akindele as an irreparable loss to the nation

Equally, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde stated Akindele’s demise was an ideal loss to the state and nation.

Chief Bode Akindele

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