Abiola Ajimobi Bio

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said: “We regret the death of immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajumobi who passed on today, June 25, 2020 at First Cardiologist Consultant; a private COVID-19 approved care facility in Lagos State. The former Governor died from multiple organs failure following complications from COVID-19 infection.”Find out more

Abba Kyari, Mallam Abba Kyari

“Kyari was very close to Buhari and arguably the most powerful man within the administration. Kyari’s death removes the centre of gravity from Buhari’s inner circle and might provide an opening for more reform-minded elements such as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,” said Malte Liewerscheidt, vice president of Teneo Intelligence in a note.Find out more

Victor Abimbola Olaiya, Victor Olaiya, Nigerian Singer

Esho said, “The entire music world wishes to announce the death of a legend of highlife music, one of the last men standing, the last of the originals, Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON… We pray that the soul of the Doyen of highlife music finds repose with his creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”Find out more

Benjamin Umajunogu, Nigerian News

Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan: “On behalf of myself and the staff members of the Ministry of Labour and Employment I wish to convey deepest condolences to the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Ahmed Lawan on the tragic passing on of a friend and brother, Distinguished Senator, Benjamine Uwajumogu.”Find out more

Tobias Igwe, Toblow

”This is devastating. We have lost a true transformer of talent. Coach Igwe was linked with many of the athletes who brought honour to Nigeria in the 1980s and 1990s. It is on record he led the first Nigerian team to the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athens, Greece in 1986 to ninth position on the medals table with Nigeria emerging world champions in the women’s 100m (Tina Iheagwan) and 200m (Falilat Ogunkoya),” said GeAFN acting president, Honourable Olamide George.Find out more