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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.


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.