NewsExpress banner First Bank Fashion Souk Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Immortalise Justice Oputa —Obiano; says death marks end of an era

By News Express on 05/05/2014

Gmail icon

Views: 3,479


Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has urged the federal government to quickly seek a way to immortalise late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, who died yesterday afternoon, aged 89.

In a glowing tribute to the late sage signed by James Eze, his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Governor Obiano observed that “Justice Oputa belongs to the front row of Nigeria’s foremost jurists and legal giants whose genius laid down the judicial framework for the country. In his company are legends like Justice Anthony Aniagolu, Justice Babakayode Eso, Justice Augustine Nnamani and Justice T. S. Elias. But even so, Justice Oputa was a towering giant of incomparable stature whose brilliance left an indelible mark on Nigeria’s collective consciousness at the now famous Oputa panel. His passage brings closure to Nigeria’s long line of legal luminaries of his era.” 

According to Governor Obiano, Justice of Oputa’s passage at a time when his sagely counsel would have illuminated conversations at the on-going National Conference underscores his pre-eminent position as a leading statesman. “The world will never forget the monumental talent and excellent jurisprudential skills he brought to bear on the Oputa Panel that helped heal the wounds inflicted on Nigeria by 15 years of military dictatorship,” Obiano remarked, further pointing out that with his death Nigeria has lost a metaphorical legal father figure.

“Nigeria shall miss his extraordinary philosophical approach to jurisprudence which pitched him almost on the same pedestal as the iconographic Lord Denning. His high-minded interpretations of the letters of the law earned him the admiration of his peers who referred to him in awe as Socrates. Oputa’s passage leaves a void that will take generations to fill. Although we are bereaved of his presence, he left us rich with his judgements and legal writings which will continue to guide successive generations on the knotty issues of jurisprudence,” Governor Obiano observed.

“I wish to assure my friend, Charles and the rest of the Oputa family that my prayers and the prayers of Ndi Anambra are with them in this moment of grief. May God grant you the special grace to stand strong this time and give Nigeria the fortitude to bear the loss,” the governor further added.

•Photo shows late Justice Oputa.

Source News Express

Posted 05/05/2014 6:16:40 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
BREAKING: Army Chief Tukur Buratai’s hometown under Boko...

9th National Assembly: Group wants female Speaker, House...

Kidnap saga: I haven’t had any contact with...

Chibok celebrates return of 82 girls

Lagos 2019 Guber Race: Sanwo-Olu visits Jakande, secures...

Defection: Saraki has stepped on banana peel, should...

Ogun shuts down hospital over death of 24-year-old...

2023 Presidency: El-Rufai's men rev up campaign

BREAKING: Manchester United humiliate Chelsea 4-0 •Arsenal make...

Obama shuns secessionists

Nigeria, country where THIEVES are KINGS

Lagosians protest hike in Lekki toll gate fees...

 

Latest News 19-year-old Yahoo Boy sets girlfriend ablaze for cheating on him NCC establishes Emergency Communication Centres in 18 states, launches 112 Toll-Free Emergency Telephone Number 9th Senate: Breaking new grounds under Ahmed Lawan, By Uba Sani Sowore’s rearrest: Respect the Rule Of Law, US Govt tells FG Why DSS rearrested Sowore - Presidency APC clears 16 chairmanship seats in Ekiti Sowore’s co-defendant, Bakare, speaks out from hiding Falana, Odinkalu, Ozekhome, DSS to clash at Human Rights Summit Insecurity: NIS set to introduce new visa regime Shocking revelations about billionaire Lulu-Briggs’ death Edo APC crisis: Kinsmen go spiritual, lay curses on Oshiomhole’s adversaries Kogi guber: Wada, PDP file petition at tribunal

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (569,973 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (455,799 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (405,627 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (340,759 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,114 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (291,054 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (260,923 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (259,791 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,232 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (227,811 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,585 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,045 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,616) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,156) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (716) Features (853) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,308) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (177) Maggie's Blog (510) News (54,986) Opinion (1,436) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,861) Religion (1,132) Sports (2,248) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera