Category Archives: Obituary

JUST IN: Renowned poet, J. P. Clark, dies at 85

Renowned poet and emeritus Professor of Literature, John Pepper Clark, is dead.

The Professor died in the wee hours of Tuesday, a statement by the family said.

He hailed from Kiagbodo, Burutu council area of Delta state.

The statement was signed by Prof. C. C. Clark for the family and Ilaye Clark, for the children.

“The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has finally dropped his pen in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 13 October, 2020.

“Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children and sibling, around him.

“The family appreciates your prayers at this time. Other details will be announced later by the family,” the statement reads.

J. P. Clark was a younger brother to elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.

BREAKING: Black Panther star actor, Chadwick Boseman is dead!

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer, his representative said. He was 43.

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante said on Friday.

Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said.

“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilsons Ma Raineys Black Bottom and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honour of his career to bring King TChalla to life in Black Panther.”

Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.
Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University and had small roles in television before his first star turn in 2013. His striking portrayal of the stoic baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford drew attention in Hollywood.
Boseman died on a day that major league baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson day.

His T’Challa character was first introduced to the blockbuster Marvel movies in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and his Wakanda Forever salute reverberated around the world after the release of Black Panther two years ago.

“This is a crushing blow,” actor and director Jordan Peele said on Twitter, one of many expressing shock as the news spread across social media.

BREAKING: Attah of Igala joins his Ancestors

The paramount ruler of Igala kingdom, HRM Michael Ameh Oboni II is dead.

The monarch died this morning, Thursday 27th August, 2020.

The cause of his death is still sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

Sources, however, disclosed that he passed on after a brief ailment.

Before his death, he was the chairman, Kogi State Traditional Council.

Breaking: Majek Fashek Has Been Buried In New York Today

The remains of of reggae star Majekodunmi Fasheke aka Majek Fashek was today laid to rest in New York, USA.

The event was attended by only members of the artistes immediate family.

Majek who died some weeks back from cancer related illness had been sick for a while leading to his being flown to London and later to America.

Attempts by some of his friends to fly his body back to Nigeria for burial could not materialise due to funds compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.

Known as the rainmaker , Majek Fashek was credited with several hits like SEND DOWN THE RAIN , HOLY SPIRIT, I & I EXPERIENCE, MOTHER etc.

Delta Butchers Mourn General Obada

By Vincent Douglas

The Delta State Butchers Union(DSBU) has described the death of Major – General O. E. Obada (Rtd) as a big blow to the members, being the Patron of the union.

The remark was made by Comrade David Akusu (Jp), Chairman, Delta State Butchers Union on behalf of the group during the burial of the late Urhobo Icon in Orho – Agbarho recently.

Akusu described late Obada as a forthright urhobo leader, having meritoriously retired from the military before serving the Urhobo nation as desired by the people.

He said that Major – General E. O. Obada would be remembered for his lofty leadership skill, strategies and foresight which helped to project Urhobo nation in the country and the world at large.

“The urhobo people, particular the butchers are pained by the exit of our leader and true statesman at a time his wealth of leadership experience is needed more than before.

“We are indeed in grief, nursing the pains of his sudden death with the entire country as a Former Federal Minister of Works and the Patron of our union”. He stated.

Describing the late urhobo icon as a leader who at all times offered useful suggestions to take the Butchers Union to an eviable height, Akusu prayed God to grant the family, the people of Agbarho and entire urhobo nation the fortitude to bear the painful demise of the urhobo leader.

Exclusive: How Billionaire Nigerian Senator, Buruji Kashamu Died

Facts have emerged about how Senator Buruji Kashamu died.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd has learnt that the Senator, who died today, had been at the Lagos Isolation Centre, before his condition forced his transfer.

He was said to have been on a life support machine for weeks at the hospital after slipping into a coma following Coronavirus complications.

He has been on admission at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos, according to reports.

Kashamu’s case, for which he has been receiving treatment for Covid-19, turned worse in the early days of August and he was subsequently moved to First Cardiology Hospital.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd gathered that the Ogun Senator had underlying chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung diseases and high blood pressure that were fast weakening his immune system.

The source said that the discovery affected his body’s ability to respond as quickly to treatment at the isolation centre; hence, the need for advanced treatment at a higher hospital.

Kashamu had earlier tested negative at the Isolation center, and he was expected to be discharged from the centre in the last week of July. However, his condition deteriorated, hence the admission.

Kashamu represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019.

May his soul rest in peace.

Prince Ariyo laid to rest as Children,  Warri Chiefs, top government functionaries  pay tributes

Ogba Philemon, Warri Nigeria.

The remains of renowned Educationist/Engr and Father of popular Warri Chief and legal luminary, Chief Barr. Robinson Ariyo Late Prince Samson Taba Ariyo has been laid to rest at his home town Ekehuan in Ovia North East Local Government Area, Edo State.

Late Prince Samson Babatunde Ariyo final journey began Thursday July 30th, 2020 with service of Songs at his large spacious residence at Atuwatse close Ubeji, Warri Delta State with some Warri Chiefs, children of Prince Ariyo, friends and well wishers paying tributes including Hon. Chief Dr. Joseph Otumara who revealed that “it was Papa that helped me become a medical Doctor that i am today” as well as others who eulogized him with their various inspiring tributes.

Late Prince Ariyo was interred Saturday August 1, 2020 the event attracted Warri Chiefs including the Ologbotsere, Chief Ayirimi Emami (the Warri Kingdom Traditional Prime Minister) Chief Gabriel Awala who is the Uwangue of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Yemiete, Chief Francis Omatseye, Chief Akoma, Chief Clement Maleghemi, Chief Olley, Chief *__Winifred__* Agbejule , Chief Michael Odeli and academic scholar/ university don, Prof. Lucky Lucky Afinotan among other top government functionaries across party lines.

Delivering his sermon at the outing service Sunday August 2, 2020 at Triumphant Family Baptist Church, the minister in charge Rev. Oghanranjebi Oritsebemigho Emmanuel, charged Christians and the children to serve God right always like their father Prince Ariyo did while on earth, he as well urged them to remain united for God loves a united family.

Rev. Ogharanjebi noted that Pa Ariyo was a voice in the Church hence his contributions as Auditor, Men Missionary Union, MMU Warri Baptist Association will not be forgotten for a long time to come, he prayed for the children to do more than their father as well as protect and preserve the wife Mrs. Margret Malomo Ariyo. (Nee Afinotan).

While in a remark on behalf of the family, Children and close family associates Chief Robinson Ariyo Esq. who is the Egogo of Warri Kingdom assured that the labour and good legacies of their father shall never be in vain even after his demise, adding that their father, Prince Ariyo is one of the few Men since over 500 years old Warri Kingdom to have witnessed the conferment of chieftaincy title on his son while alive, he state further that their Daddy has given them parental guidance, Chief Ariyo described their father as a lovely man with a good heart and that he lives on, noting thus “you can’t spell Good without God”

Chief Ariyo Esq. noted “My father was my debate partner we debated local, National and international issues I seek solace that he lived a good live he was a humble man I learnt a lot from him” He posited.

Late Pa. Samson Ariyo was aged 84, he is survived by a Wife, Mrs. Margret Malomo Ariyo (Nee Afinotan), 6 (Six) Children, including; Frank Kaneye Ariyo, Chief Robinson Oritsemuminogho Ariyo Esq., Patience Esinmijemijerioma Hamilton (Nee Ariyo), Luke Esanye Ariyo, Olarenwaju Ariyo and Anthony Ariyo as well as eight (8) grand children , brothers, sisters and other too numerous relations.

GOVERNOR IKPEAZU EXPRESSES SHOCK OVER DEATH OF ABIA PDP CHAIRMAN, CHIEF J ONUIGBO

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, PhD has received with deep shock and profound sadness, the news of the death of Chief Sir Johnson Onuigbo, the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Governor who described the Late Chief as a “close personal friend and long standing political associate” is deeply saddened by his death describing it as a major setback in the political development of the State.

The Governor recalls with sad nostalgia, the hardwork and passion shown by Late Chief Onuigbo in the administration of the ruling party in the State. In particular, the Governor recalls the efforts of the Late Chief in the 2019 elections that ensured his electoral victory and those of a majority of the members of the party. It will be correct to say that he was one of the major architects of our electoral victory in 2019.

“Chief Onuigbo had a peculiar pattern of administration which was a direct consequence of the warm personal relationships he built over the years with a cross section of the Abia populace and which ultimately rubbed off on how he ran the party producing solid victories and stability within the party”.

“Beyond politics”, the Governor continued, “Akinboard was a close personal friend of mine for many years and this relationship was one of the major reasons for the seamless and cordial relations between my administration and the party”.

He further described him as a man of principle and integrity who insisted that internal democracy must be institutionalized in the party.

“In all areas where he was privileged to serve our people, from the Chairmanship of Umuahia North LGA to the Abia Central Zonal Chairmanship and as State Chairman of our party, Chief Onuigbo exhibited uncommon passion and dedication”.

“My family and I, join the teeming members of our party and indeed the entire state to mourn the passage of this great man and iconic politician, and to pray the good Lord to grant his wife, family and the people of Ibeku Kingdom the fortitude to bear this very painful loss”.

“Abia State has lost one of her most outstanding and most committed political leaders. Akinboard will be sorely missed”, the Governor concludes.

BREAKING! Abia State PDP Chairman, Onuigbo Is Dead

Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Abia State chapter, Chief Johnson Onuigbo, popularly known as Akinboard is dead.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd learnt that he died in the late hours of Monday after a brief illness.

A family source said the cause of his death is unknown.

He has been deposited at the mortuary.

More details to follow.