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2019 In Tribute: Notable People We Lost


From Nigerian scholar, Pius Adeyemi to Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison and Zimbabwe strongman Robert Mugabe, listed below are a few of the notable deaths of 2019.


– 10: Emir Of Lafia died of an undisclosed ailment on the age of 84.

– 13: Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from most cancers

– 21: Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, 28, was killed when the aircraft he was in crashed into the English Channel.

– 30 Grammy-Winning R&B Singer James Ingram dies at 66; his rise to fame got here after he lent his clean vocals to the songs “Just Once”


-11: NFF General Secretary Taiwo Ogunjobi died of a quick sickness.

-16: Bruno Ganz, the actor whose position as Hitler impressed numerous parodies died in Zurich, he was affected by most cancers. Ganz died aged 77.

-19: Iconic Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld died at 85. Lagerfeld was creative director at Chanel.

-28: Veteran Musician Andre Previn died at 89.


-01: Former Kano Governor, Hamza Abdullahi died in Germany of a quick sickness.

-09: Mr Temitope Olatoye, a House Of Reps Member was shot useless in Oyo State.

-10: Nigerian scholar, writer and fashionable columnist/activist, Pius Adesanmi, was amongst these killed when an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crashed.


-o1: Grammy-Nominated US Rapper, Nipsey Hussle was shot useless, he was solely 33.

-13: Former Appeal Court President Mamman Nasir died at 90.


-12: Respected boxing decide turned broadcaster Harold Lederman died of most cancers, he was 79.

-13: Hollywood Icon Doris Day died at 97, she had at all times been in good well being until she contracted pneumonia.

-31: The President, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Francis Johnson died of a quick sickness.


-01: Ex-Arsenal Striker Jose Reyes died in a automobile crash.

-17: Egypt Ex-President Morsi died after fainting in courtroom.


-07: Disney Star Cameron Boyce (20) died in his sleep.

-22: Precious Owolabi, a corps member serving with Channels TV died in a conflict between Shiites and males of the Nigerian Police Force.

-25: Tunisia’s President Beji Essebsi died at 92, he was severely in poor health.

-27: Veteran Sports Journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, died on the age of 62.


-06: Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison died at 88,

-12: DJ Arafat died in a highway crash.

-27: First Gambia President, Dawda Jawara died at 95.


-06: Zimbabwe Ex-President Robert Mugabe died aged 95, he died of an undisclosed ailment.

-19: Tunisia’s Ex-President Ben Ali died at 83.

-22: Ex-Ghanaian worldwide Agogo died at 40, he suffered a stroke.

-23: Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator, Ambassador Osakwe handed on. It was undisclosed what the reason for his demise was.

-26: Former SGF, Ufot Ekaette (80) died of a quick sickness, he was appointed SGF in May 1999 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo.

-26: Former French President, Jacques Chirac died of an ill-health.

-29: Popular Twitter commentator Stanley Nwabia died following an unsuccessful blood transfusion process in Lagos.


-03: Nigeria’s Olympic Silver Medalist, Isaac Promise died at 31, he’s stated to have collapsed at his condo fitness center in Austin.

-07: Veteran Broadcaster Kunle Olasope died at 82.

-26: Deborah Jibowu died at 95, she was Nigeria’s first feminine science graduate.

-31: First Lagos Governor, Mobolaji Johnson died at 83. Johnson turned governor of Lagos State in May 1967 till he retired from the Nigerian Army in July 1975 in the course of the navy regime of General Yakubu Gowon (rtd).


-11: Former Petroleum Minister, Tam David-West died at 83, he served as Minister of Petroleum and Energy below President Muhammadu Buhari’s navy regime.

-15: Nigeria’s Former Minister of Information, Alex Akinyele died at 81, he died of a quick ailment.


-07: Renowned Pentecostal Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke died aged 79, he was broadly recognized for his gospel missions all through African nations, together with Nigeria and South Africa.

-18: Senator Ben Uwajumogu who was representing Imo North Senatorial District within the National Assembly, died on the nation’s capital, he was aged 51.

-31: Dr Muhammadu Adamu Fagengawo, a Reps Member representing Garki/Babura Federal constituency in Jigawa state, died at a hospital in Dubai.

May their households, associates and family members discover consolation, solace and fortitude to bear the loss.

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