Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

First surviving twin in Ohafia dies at 94

By News Express on 26/10/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 1,540


Presbyterian Church Elder, Chief Mrs. Dorcas  Ndukwe Onum, the mother of the former chairman of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption and ex-member of the ICPC Board, Dame Julie Nne Nwariaku, has died at the age 94 in her hometown, Asaga Ohafia in Abia state.

Elder Dorcas, the matriarch of the Onum family, was the first surviving twin in Ohafia and was the widow of Elder I. N. Onum, a retired federal civil servant. Among her sons also is the first Political Editor of The PUNCH, Mr. Nduka Onum.
In the days when twins and their mothers were cast out in Ohafia, Chief Missionaries of the Presbyterian Church rescued young Onum, then raised and trained her.

Mrs. Onum lived with her husband and family in Kaduna and Umuahia until her retirement to her Asaga home after the Nigerian civil war.
She was a famous weaver of the colourful ‘popo’ cloth in Umuahia and took to farming on retirement. She was a leader and activist in many church, women and social organizations in Umuahia and Ohafia.
She is survived by her children, Dame Julie Nwariaku (a retired permanent secretary), Chief O.A. Ndukwe (a maritime entrepreneur and director of RANGK Company) Nduka Onum (veteran journalist and first Political Editor of The PUNCH) and Mrs. Egu Mgbonye (a retired newspaper administrator), and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

•Photo shows late Chief Mrs. Dorcas Ndukwe Onum, the first surviving twin in Ohafia, Abia State.

Source News Express

Posted 26/10/2016 1:44:06 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Osun Guber: APC suspends chairman over direct system...

Mercy Johnson wants women to start paying dowry...

APC reconciliation runs into hitch as aggrieved members...

HURIWA says fraud allegations against NEMA DG spurious...

Abiola’s kinsmen demand June 12 as handover date...

High rate of orphans arising from Boko Haram’s...

Peterside accuses Wike of propaganda, commends INEC’s conduct...

OAGF alerts on the antics of fake Accountants-General...

Ebonyi overseas PhD students risk deportation over unpaid...

Only 500 pathologists in Nigeria’s healthcare sector: College...

A tale from three cities

Boko Haram war: Military clears the air, washes...

 

Latest News UNILAG dismisses reports on MC Oluomo’s alleged presence at campus event Wike’s revenge and Atiku’s next move Dreaded Port Harcourt serial killer opens up in Police custody; recounts exploits in Rivers, Imo 6 Nigerians emerge as Fellows of African School on Internet Governance ‘Killer’ prophet paraded in Imo Presidential Battle: Buhari, Atiku, INEC splash billions at election tribunal Three notorious kidnap suspects nabbed in Abia Nigeria may not celebrate 100th independence anniversary — Bisi Akande Tipper driver absconds after killing two in Anambra Bayelsa Guber: Open Letter to Uncle Timi Alaibe Debt Controversy: Abuja court judgement fraudulent, says P&ID FG begins inspection of filling stations in Bayelsa to verify weights, measures of oil pumps

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,141 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,685 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,106 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,072 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,184 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,920 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,145 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,800 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,843 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,835 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,167 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,727 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,453) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,112) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (814) Global Business Monitor (445) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,966) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (171) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,534) Opinion (1,360) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,457) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,171) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera