President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to veteran journalist and co-founder of Newswatch Magazine, Ray Ekpu, who turns 70 on August 6, 2018, and clocks 45 years working as a journalist and an administrator.
President Buhari joins the media world, family and friends of the renowned columnist and activist in celebrating the many years of exceptional contribution to national development through his writings, speaking engagements and leadership roles.
The President believes Ekpu’s consistency and forthrightness in speaking and writing the truth to authorities deserves special commendation, especially the many times he placed his life at risk in fighting for democracy and the institutionalisation of good governance in Nigeria.
As Ekpu turns a septuagenarian, President Buhari affirms that his wealth of knowledge, wisdom and editorial skills should serve as a benchmark for upcoming journalists as the future of the industry rests on the indelible tenets of fairness, accuracy and balance.
The President prays that the Almighty God will grant the prolific writer longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve the nation and humanity.
Atiku mourns former Ohaneze Ndigbo President, Dozie Ikedife
Former Vice President, the presidential flag bearer of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has mourned the late former President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife.
“On behalf of my family, I mourn the loss of Dr Dozie Ikedife, a former President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo. He was a true patriot who worked for a united, democratic and fair Nigeria. May he rest in peace. –AA,” he said on Twitter.
Ikedife died earlier this week and was buried in his home town, at Nnewi, Anambra state.
On behalf of my family, I mourn the loss of Dr Dozie Ikedife, a former President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo. He was a true patriot who worked for a united, democratic and fair Nigeria. May he rest in peace. -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) December 12, 2018
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Former Ohanaeze Ndigbo President, Dozie Ikedife dies at 88
Former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife is dead.
He died on Tuesday at 7pm, at the age of 88 in his Nnewi residence, according to his son.
He will be buried on Wednesday, Dec 12 at 5pm in his compound.”
The Imo State Governor, and Chairman Progressives Governors Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha said described Dr. Ikedife as a selfless leader who made sacrifices in the overall interest of Ndi-Igbo in particular and Nigeria as a nation.
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