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BLACK SUNDAY: Prof. Barabibai is dead, as Ijaw nation mourns

Amb. Professor Lawrence Barabiba Ekpebu


By Cletus Opukeme

Sad as  Amb. Professor Lawrence Barabiba Ekpebu, an Ijaw opinion leader died today in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.


Confirming the death, the  president of Ijaw National Congress, INC, Prof Benjamin Okaba in a condolence statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Engr. Ezonebi Oyakemeagbegha announced the death and commensurated with the family and Ijaw nation to bear the loss of the Ijaw academic don and leader.

The statement further reads, ”In as much as death is inevitable, everyone must pass through it, when it comes, it comes with pains and sorrows to the affected family members, relations and friends

According to INC President, ”Prof Ekpebu wealth of experience will be missed by the Ijaw Nation, particularly at this period when the Ijaw nation needs our best brains”

The statement noted that Prof. Ekpebu till date remains the only black who won 109 years graduation prize Scholarship from Harvard University.

The INC President, prayed to God, for the immediate family to have the fortitude to bear the loss as the Ijaw Nation mourns


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