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GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO EULOGISES LATE DR ADINOYI OJO ONUKABA

His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, on behalf of the entire government and citizens of Kogi State solemnly commiserates with the family of late Literary icon, formidable playwright, distinguished citizen, illustrious Kogi son and former governorship aspirant in Kogi, Dr. Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba, on his painful departure from this world. This is especially sad and painful coming on the first anniversary of the death of another illustrious Kogi son and legal luminary, Barrister James Ocholi, SAN, the erstwhile Minister of State for Labour, who died in active service. He prayed that a permanent stop will come to the loss of prominent citizens of the State in their prime, and the loss of tapping from their well of wisdom. The Governor remembers the departed for his good character, intellectual sagacity, embedded candour, manifest brilliance, literary fecundity and unflinching love for the progress and development of our dear State that made him aspire t…

Tribute to Late Dr. Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo

Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba was born on March 9, 1960 in Oboroke-Ihima, Okehi LGA of Kogi State to the family of Mallam Shuaibu Onukaba and Hajia Aisha Onukaba. He obtained his first degree in 1982 in Theatre Arts from University of Ibadan. He served his national service at Radio Nigeria, Ikoyi –Lagos in 1982/83.

He joined The Guardian newspaper as one of its pioneer reporters in 1983. He rose to the position of News Editor before travelling out in 1989 for graduate studies. He bagged Master of Arts degree in Journalism from New York University, New York, USA. He worked as a Research Officer at the African Leadership Forum, New York. Onukaba also served as the Information officer, Division of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM) between 1994 and 1995. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1996 from New York University.Dr. Onukaba became Adjunct Professor of Mass Communication at the School of New Resources. College of New Rochelle, New Yo…