THE man, Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro, was deservedly a comet. A remarkable man, impassioned, of strong beliefs and dogged energy, was richly endowed with extra-ordinary intellect and long life. He was an admirably powerful figure.
Chief Anthony Enahoro, who has died aged 87, was one of the last survivors of the independence generation of Nigerian politicians. He was renowned as the parliamentarian who moved the first motion envisaging independence in 1953. Post-independence, he was imprisoned for “treasonable felony”. After his release, he had a spell as one of the ablest advocates of Nigerian unity during the civil war (1967-70). Continue reading “Chief Anthony Enahoro obituary: Politician who played a key role in Nigerian independence”
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PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday led eminent Nigerians that gathered in Uromi headquarters of Esan North East council area of Edo state to bid final fare well to the country’s foremost nationalist and seasoned politician Chief Anthony Eromonsele Enahoro. Continue reading “Jonathan, Oshiomhole, Others Bid Enahoro Farewell”
Nigerians in their thousands converged yesterday at Uromi, Edo State to bid farewell to the late nationalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro as he was laid to rest.School children waving the Nigerian flag, men and women lined the Uromi –Irrua road to welcome the stream of visitors who came to attend the funeral of one of Nigeria’s most remarkable statesmen. Continue reading “Enahoro laid to rest”
EMINENT Nigerians, including former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to the late nationalist and elder statesman, Chief Anthony Enahoro, as his body journeys to his final resting place, with a call for his vision of full democracy in Nigeria to be actualised. Continue reading “Enthrone democracy to honour Enahoro – Gowon, Oshiomhole, Uduaghan, Mimiko”
BENIN- THE final rite de passage of the late political icon, Chief Anthony Eromonsele Enahoro who passed on to glory on the 15th of December 2010 began at the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin Wednesday with Nigerians from all walks of life paying tributes to him. Continue reading “Tributes to Enahoro as Edo people, political associates bade farewell”
Pro-democracy activists at a day of tribute organised in honour of the late statesman, Chief Anthony Enahoro, agreed on the need for true federalism, MUDIAGA AFFE reports
Onikan Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday played host to prominent Nigerians. However, unlike the common political activities which the stadium had become known for lately, the venue wore the colourful green and white outlook of the Nigerian flag in honour of the late nationalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro, who died on December 15, 2010 at 87. Continue reading “True federalism echoes at Enahoro’s burial rites”
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IN a blaze of tributes, the body of frontline nationalist, Chief Anthony Enahoro, yesterday began the journey to its final resting place in Edo State. He will be laid to rest on Friday at Uromi .
Born the eldest of twelve children in Uromi in Edo State of Nigeria on the 22nd of July, 1923, Enahoro remains one of Nigeria’s foremost anti-colonialist and pro-democracy activists. Educated at the Government School Uromi, Government School Owo and King’s College, Lagos, Chief Enahoro became the editor of the Southern Nigerian Defender Newspaper, Ibadan, in 1944 at the age of 21, thus becoming Nigeria’s youngest editor ever. Apart from being the youngest editor of a national newspaper at such a tender age – a record which remains unbroken in the history of Nigeria’s journalism – the history of Nigeria’s match into independence is also not complete without a mention of Enahoro. Continue reading “Enahoro, Exit Of A True Patriot”
I WELCOME you to this August occasion to celebrate the passing into glory of our distinguished and accomplished personality and old boy of Kings College, Lagos. Okotako Enahoro, the father of Tony Enahoro and his younger siblings believed very much in education as a traveling teacher and supervisor of schools in the Owo area in those good old days. Continue reading “The Enahoro I knew at King’s College”