VIPs who passed on in 2019

The outgoing year is remarkable for the high profile deaths that occurred from January to December. All sectors from politics to academics, showbiz and sports recorded deaths of famous people. Below are some of the eminent personalities that bade the world goodbye in 2019.


Tam David-West

Ex-minister and professor of Virology, Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, popularly known as Prof. Tam David-West, was a Nigerian academic, social critic and minister who died on Monday, Nov 11 after spending 11 days at the private suite of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. He was aged 83.

David-West served in Rivers State as commissioner for education and member of the Executive Council of Rivers State between 1975 and 1979. He was a member of the fifty-person Constitution Drafting Committee for the Federal Military Government of General Murtala Muhammed (1979) and federal minister of petroleum and energy under the General Muhammadu Buhari regime between 1984 and 1985. He was also at a…

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