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TODAY IN LAGOS,NIGERIA:TOP NIGERIANS EXTOL THE VIRTUES OF LATE LEADER OF YORUBALAND, PA ABRAHAM ADESANYA




Story and photos by Niyi Tabiti
Chief Reporter




The remains of late leader of Afenifere, Pa Abraham Adesanya was given a befitting lying in state ceremony today in Lagos,Nigeria.

Organised by Lagos State Government, the event took place inside the the new Teslim Balogun Stadium opposite National Stadium Surulere,Lagos.

The Governor of Lagos State,Mr.Babatunde Raji Fashola led other several important personalities to pay tributes to the late leader of NADECO and Afenifere who survive an assasination attempt on him by the draconian government of late General Sani Abacha.

Alot of personalities who graced the occasion paid extolled the virtue of Pa Adesanya, a lawyer and native of Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State.


Almost all the shops within the Lagos State was shut as a mark of respect for the late leader of Yoruba who spoke vehemently against injustice and military rule in Nigeria.The lying in state reminded almost everyone about the accolades that poured when the late Pa Obafemi Awolowo,mentor of the late Adesanya died.Apart from the large turn out, their was also a heavy rain.In Yorubaland, when rain descend at the lying in state of a man, it connotes that he was indeed a great man in his life time.



Photo 1-Mr.Babatunde Raji Fashola, Governor of Lagos State paying tribute to the late Pa Abraham Adesanya


Photo 2- General Yakubu Gowon (retd) former Head of State)
photo 3- The remains of Late Pa Adesanya
photo 4- People appreciating Ajobiewe, an ewi exponent with Naira notes for singing the praises of the late Adesanya.I am very sure that Pa Adesanya's head would be swollen in the coffin after listening to Ajobiewe
photo 5-Cross section of women at the event
photo 6-Former Governor of Ogun State,Aremo Olusegun Osob and former Governor of Lagos State,Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Pa Adesanya..Baba Bayo, Baba Modupe..Baba Ijebu, adieu.
The question on the lips of many people is "Who steps into Pa Adesanya's shoes as the leader of Yoruba people of South West Nigeria?"




4 comments:

  1. photo 4- I thought the Govt. had banned this kind of "appreciation"?

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  2. I would say Asiwaju Tinubu. Although there is some controversy regarding that. For the present generation he is good. He's amiable, young at heart, understands his yoruba culture and tradition. Was a good governor when he was in that position.

    Married to a yoruba woman - I guess. (Am not being tribalistic, just saying it like i have seen it.) Generally, a good man. But at the end of the day the voice of the people matters - i guess.

    There's a saying that goes that, "the voice of the people is the voice of God."

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  3. Hey, niyi, keep up the good work and hope you get some money out of all this work. well done. Omo rere a gbeyin awa naa o, amin

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  4. I SWEAR THAT MOBILE POLICE LOOK LIKE ELDEE DA DON OF FORMER TRYBES MEHN IN HIS NEW LOOKS THIS DAYZ.WEN I SAW D PIC,I ACTUALLY THAUGHT THE GUY DON COME BACK TO NIGERIA FROM AMERICA TO BECOME MOBILE POLICE O...LOL.ABEG MAKE UNA QUOTE ME....RIP BABA !!!
    ~TONY LORENZO

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