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18 years after murder, Nigerians remember Chief Bola Ige

18 Years after the gruesome murder of Nigerian lawyer and politician, Chief Bola Ige, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to remember the

Prior to his untimely demise on December 23, 2001, the then Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General was the Commissioner for Agriculture and later Ministry of Lands and Housing in the Western State during the tenure of General Adeyinka Adebayo. He was also the former Governor of Old Oyo State (1979 – 1983) (now split into Oyo and Osun States). He was Minister of Power and Steel and also the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 – 2001).

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During his tenure as the Governor of Oyo state, he introduced and implemented free education at all levels in Oyo State.

He was also a prolific writer, and for many years, he wrote in Sunday Tribune ‘Uncle Bola’s Column’. He is the author of Golden Quotes, Detainee’s Diary (1992), People, Politics and Politicians of Nigeria (1995), Constitution and the Problems of Nigeria (1995) and Kaduna Boy (1991).

Sadly, he lost his lifeto unknown gunmen 18 years ago. Chek out the remembrance posts trending on Twitter;

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Rhema Olonade

Rhema Olonade is an Entertainment writer on Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass communication from Redeemers University, Lagos, Nigeria. She is passionate about news writing and broadcasting. Hobbies are watching movies, and public speaking. Tel: +2347161000090 Address: Ketu-Alapere, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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