Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Nigeria loses World War II veteran who was also an ally of the Great Zik of Africa

By News Express on 15/03/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,916


The ranks of World War II veterans in Nigeria has become further depleted with the death of Chief Michael Onyenekeya Udeagu.

Chief Udeagu, who went on to become a grassroots political titan, died recently in his home town, Umuokogbuo, in Eluama, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.

An obituary announcement released by one of his sons, Francis Udeagu, described the death of the war veteran as the exit of a colossus.

He said: “I announce the transition to Higher Glory of my father and mentor, Chief Michael Onyenekeya Udeagu, Ojim 1 of Eluama, Isuikwuato, Ome Udo 1 of Umuokogbuo, after 104 years sojourn on earth. He went to be with the Lord on Xmas eve. The iroko has fallen, a veteran of the 2nd World War and one of the last men standing.

“In 1946, he was the first man to build a zinc house in my village. In the days of NCNC, he brought The Great Zik of Africa to my village. In 1979, he contested for Federal House of Representative seat on the platform of UPN. NPP begged him to fly their flag but he refused because of the wrong Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe did to him. The rest is history.”

Investigations by News Express showed that Chief Udeagu’s death has thrown the entire Umuokogbuo community into mourning. President of Umuokogbuo Welfare Association, Mr. Eli Obingonye, disclosed that arrangements are being made to give the departed war veteran a hero’s burial. He confirmed that Chief Udeagu would be buried on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

•Photo shows late World War II veteran, Chief Michael Onyenekeya Udeagu.

Source News Express

Posted 15/03/2016 05:54:20 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Court remands businessman for allegedly defiling own daughter...

Trump warns Buhari over killing of Christians

Ikpeazu pledges to increase tempo in developing Abia...

Painting of Jesus to be sold for $100m...

Court grants Ex-Kaduna Governor Yero bail

Ogun set to host 20 African countries for...

Unknown persons burn Abia school

Pollution: NGO wants Buhari to implement UNEP report...

Breaking News: Bomb blast rocks Maiduguri again, 20...

Impeachment axe: Nyako, deputy pack out of Government...

Fani-Kayode faces hard time, surety in bail application...

Abacha Family puts 65 posh cars up for...

 

Latest News 2018 Budget Cuts: South East, Niger Delta worst hit My imprisonment story: Judge jailed me because I refused to give him bribe — Uwazuruike 2019: PDP woos Obasanjo Tough contest for seven key offices as APC holds convention Army kills 7 Boko Haram terrorists, recovers weapons in Borno Ohanaeze demands immediate release of Senator Abaribe by DSS Buhari reinstates 3 suspended permanent secretaries 2 toddlers drown in Jigawa pond Negotiations for Chibok/Dapchi girls release stalled Buhari appoints 4 CBN Non-Executive Directors, others EFCC receives 654 petitions from Edo, Delta, Ondo Osinbajo launches tech hub, says Nigeria future in technology

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,821 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (352,521 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,752 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,475 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,324 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (209,198 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (182,125 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,300 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (154,079 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,911 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (144,098 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,834 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,265) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (506) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,050) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,431) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,316) Religion (772) Sports (1,559) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Argentina vs Croatia Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement