In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, July, 2020

12 Distinguished Nigerians Who Died In June 2020 (Photographs)

12 Prominent Nigerians Who Died In June 2020 (Photos)

Prominent Nigerians

Lots of this month’s outstanding 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 reside on.

Lots of this month’s outstanding 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 reside 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 known as has labored with numerous 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 by means of instrumentation will reside imminently.

2. Former Ondo Gov, Bamidele Olumilua

Former governor of outdated Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, additionally died within the month of June.

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

The late Olumilua was the Governor of outdated Ondo State from January 1992 to November 1993 through the Third Republic.

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

three. Alhaji Abubakar Tsav

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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.

He was buried in Makurdi based on Islamic ceremony.

four. 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 .

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

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.


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 drugs for 60 years throughout which he pioneered the institution of two crucial clinics, one in hypertension and the opposite in renal issues on the UCH, Ibadan. Each clinics had been firsts in Africa.

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7. American radio presenter Dan Foster dies

 


Widespread 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 persona, previously an Idol sequence decide who held the same place with the Acquired 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 transferring to Nigeria in 2000 the place he joined Cool FM and rapidly turned standard amongst Nigerian listeners.

In Could 2016, Dan Foster left Metropolis FM 105.1 to hitch 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 dad and mom of daughter Daniella and son Somtochukwu.

eight. President Kogi Customary Courtroom of Enchantment

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

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

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

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

Atadoga turned standard 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 Choose, Justice Nasiru Ajanah.

9. Abiola Ajimobi

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

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The previous Chief Govt Officer, Nationwide Oil and Chemical Advertising Firm, a subsidiary of Shell Nigeria, died attributable to 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 schooling at Ibadan Metropolis Council Major College, 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).

10. Nollywood veteran Ogun Majek

Widespread 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 dwelling.

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


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


Kogi State Chief Choose (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.

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 dwelling. He was 88.

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

Equally, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde stated Akindele’s dying was an awesome loss to the state and nation

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