Condolences as Iyase of Asaba, Goodluck Onyeobi (1946, Swanston, 505) dies at 91

image The family of the late Chief Hope Harriman has expressed condolences over the death of Chief Patrick Onyeobi, Iyase of Asaba, who died on Monday, April 22 at 91.

Onyeobi who served as Secretary to the Bendel State Government and also Head of Service of Bendel State, was a contemporary of the late Chief Hope Harriman at Government College, Ibadan between 1947 and 1952.

Reacting to the death of the late bureaucrat turned businessman and traditional chief, Hon Temi Harriman in a statement ..... Read More


Condolence Message From The GCIOBA-Ibadan Branch Chairman On The Demise Of Dr Lalekan Are (1948)

image Condolence Message From The GCIOBA-Ibadan Branch Chairman On The Demise Of Dr Lalekan Are (OON) (514, Field, 1948) (December 2nd, 1933 � January 18th, 2020)

I learnt with great shock the passing away of our ever passionate, philanthropic and principled Patron, Dr Lalekan Ayokunnu Are (1948) (OON) on the noon of 18th January, 2020. This sad news has brought much soberness to the Branch and the entire Association at large, little wonder have we been receiving tributes, reflections and ..... Read More


Ogundeko Timothy Babatunde (501, Swanston, 1947) sleeps on as President Buhari mourns the late Army General

image Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to the pioneer Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Maj. Gen. Timothy Babatunde Ogundeko, describing him as a pacesetter in strategic leadership training.

As General Ogundeko�s remains are laid to rest this weekend, President Buhari believes that he will be long remembered for his towering role as an educationist and public administrator, who immensely contributed to the ..... Read More


Tribute to the Young Girl of late Gabriel Akinola Deko's (0060, Swanston, 1930), Chief Mrs Caroline Ebun Akin-Deko.

image The matriarch of the Akin-Deko Family in Idanre land, Chief Mrs Caroline Ebun Akin-Deko, is dead. She was aged 93. She passed away at her residence in Ibadan during a brief illness.

Mrs Akin-Deko the Yeyeluwa of Idanreland who also was a businesswoman and philanthropist was the wife of the prominent politician and Minister of Agriculture in the old Western State Chief Gabriel Akin-Deko.

She is survived by many children, grand children and great grand children among whom are Dr Akintunde, ..... Read More


Tribute to Sowunmi Charles Olabode (746, Grier, 1956)

Our dear friend, Charles Olabode Akanni Sowunmi, is gone. He was a vibrant soul who served God with all the gifts God had given him. He (Buddy Show) was born on 30th December, 1942. He was twenty-six days older than me. I came to the world on 26th January, 1943.

His primary education started at the Central School, Agege, in 1949. He transferred to Ebenezer African Church School in Ekotedo, Ibadan. He equally attended Surulere Baptist School in Yaba, Lagos. He concluded his primary education ..... Read More


Sowunmi Charles Olabode (1936-2016)

image By Chief Ajibola Ogunshola Saturday, January 30, 2016. As Bode slowly, very slowly, descended the staircase and then, still very slowly, walked towards the car that was to take him away from the venue of our last class meeting, some of us were apprehensive that he might be attending the class meeting for the last time. Eight of ..... Read More


Enahoro Christian ( 1937-2017)

image Nigerian sports stakeholders were thrown into mourning yesterday following the news of the demise of the country�s former double captain, Chris Enahoro.

Enahoro, a former schoolboy athlete, who in the 1950s and early 60s held the West African high jump record, reportedly died in his Surulere, Lagos home after a brief illness yesterday.

The former Government College Ibadan old boy, who played football for the defunct Western Region and also was captain of Nigerian cricket national team, ..... Read More