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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan Loses Love One


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Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has reportedly lost his uncle, Elder Omieworio Afeni.

Naija News learnt that Elder Afeni, who died in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital at the weekend after a brief illness, was Aged 87 and the younger brother to Jonathan’s mother.

Speaking about the death, media adviser to Jonathan, Ikechukwu Eze, in a statement, noted that the former President had been in Bayelsa since last weekend when Mr Afeni transited.

The statement also quoted Jonathan as saying that the family “is deeply pained by his exit but is grateful to God for the gift of a long and fulfilled life.”

Describing the deceased as a forthright person, who promoted peace and unity in the community, Jonathan added that “Elder Omieworio Afeni would be sorely missed for his wisdom and wise counsel.”

The burial has been fixed for March 23, 2023 and details of the funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course by the family.

Paul Adefarasin Loses Mom

Meanwhile, the Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin has announced the passing of his mother, Hilda Adefarasin.

Naija News reports that Hilda died peacefully on Sunday at age 98, weeks after the clergy joined the 60s club.

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Announcing her death on Instagram, Pastor Paul thanked God for the life his mother lived while she was here saying: “We thank the Almighty God for the life of our mother, Mrs. Hilda Joanne Adefarasin (nee Petgrave), who passed unto glory peacefully in her home, on the evening of Sunday the 5th of February 2023, at the age of 98 years.”