- The death of veteran journalist, Chief Duro Onabule has continued to gain attention in the polity few hours after the confirmation
- In reaction, the former Military President Ibrahim Babangida on Wednesday expressed deep pain over Onabule's death
- Meanwhile, Onabule, spokesman to the ex-military President died a few hours from his principal (IBB’s) 81st birthday
On Wednesday, August 17, Former Military President Ibrahim Babangida expressed sadness over the death of Chief Duro Onabule.
Babangida, in a condolence message signed by him, said:
“I received with profound sorrow news of the death of my dear friend, adviser and elder brother, Chief Duro Onabule who passed away yesterday at the age of 83.
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“It is a sad irony that Chief Onabule, who was usually amongst the first to celebrate my birthday, died on the eve of my anniversary, and his passing will no doubt cast a long shadow over the festivities."
“For eight years, this highly accomplished journalist and man of letters, stood by me as we tried to reengineer this country, and his intelligence, patriotism and absolute fidelity to the unity of this nation shone through, becoming a big part of the successes we managed to achieve at the time.
"May Almighty God receive his soul with mercy and give his family and friends the courage to bear this irreparable loss.”
Former two-time minister for Obasanjo, Babangida is dead
Alagbo Graham Douglas, a two-time minister under the administration of the former head of state, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has been announced dead.
He died at the age of 82.
Douglas who served as the minister for social development, youths, and sports and later the minister for aviation dies on Monday in Abuja.
Tragedy as prominent Nigerian lawmaker dies at 58
In a similar development, the lawmaker representing Oron Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, has also been pronounced dead.
The sad incident was confirmed by the chairman of Mbo Local Government Area, Asuqwo Eyo, to newsmen.
Until his death, he was a member, representing Oro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives