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15 June, 2013

Tributes trail Alhaja Mogaji

L-R: Alhaji Lai Mohammed,  Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu, Alhaji Femi Okunnu and Sen. Ibikule Amosu
Former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  said his late mother, Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji, was not ill before she died.
- L-R: Commisssioner for Transport, Lagos State, Kayode Opeifa, Hon. Ayodele Adewale  and
Tinubu who said he will surely miss his mother a great deal, explained that the late philanthropist’s death was definitely as a result of old age.
Hon. Tunji Bello and Chief Pius Akinyelure
“Mama was not sick at the time she died. She was not ill at all. In fact she was strong to the extent of someone of her age. She had her lunch shortly before she died. She started feeling uneasy around 5p.m today and I was immediately contacted.

I called her doctor to have a look at her but she died in the process. She died peacefully. She did not die as a result of any ailment. She died a happy and fulfilled old woman having lived to a very ripe age,” the former governor said.
Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande and wife, former governor of Lagos State, who was among the early callers at the residence of the Tinubus Jakande, who was received on arrival by Tinubu and scores of other dignitaries.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, who came with his wife, arrived the deceased’s residence at about 7p.m. While urging Tinubu and other relatives of the late community leader to take solace in the fact that she lived a good life, he described the deceased as a colossus among women.
Other dignitaries who called early to commiserate with the Tinubus include Mr. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and his wife, Chief Lai Mohammed, Dr. Femi Hamzat, Alhaji Mutiu Are, Mrs. Akinyemi Obe, Olori Tokunbo Eko, Alhaji. Coker Aguda-Aguda LCDA. Alhaji. Lai Mohamed, Alhaji. Femi Okunnu, Commssioner for Works, Lagos, Alhaji Mutiu Are,Hon. Akinyemi-Obe Omobolanle, and a host of others.

L-R: Olori Tokunbo-Eko and Omooba Adewale Oke

L-R: Chief Henry Ajomale and Hon. Muiz Banire

L-R: Prof. Yemi Latunji Bello and Mrs. Abimbola Fasola

Alhaji Lateef Jakande and wife

Prince. Sarah Sosan
Hon. Lateef  Ibirogba

Hon. Wale Hammed and Demola Seriki

L-R: Hon. Ayodele Adewale, Hon. Bola Ikuforiji and Alhaji Lai Mohamed

Chief. Pius Akinyelure and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Sen. Ibikunle Amosu and wife Folusho

Dame. Bimbola Fashola


Abibat Mogaji passes on at 96

Late Alhaja Abibat Mogaji
Alhaja (Dr) Abibatu Asabi Mogaji is dead. She died at the age of 96 at about 6pm today at her residence number 10 Sunday Adigun, Ikeja, Lagos.
The late Alhaja Mogaji who until her death was President-general, Association of Nigerian Market Women and Men, is the mother of the National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Recently she was this year honoured with a doctorate degree by the Ahmadu Bello University during its 50th anniversary. She was honoured along with former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and former chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Theophilus.
She will be buried tomorrow at the Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi, Lagos, after prayers at the Central Mosque, Lagos at 10am.
Reception will take place at Blue Roof, Ikeja.
Late Alhaja Abibat Mogaji and Son Asiwaju Bola Tinubu