Dozie Ikedife is dead, to be buried today

By Editor on 12/12/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,379

Ikedife
Ikedife

A prominent politician of Igbo extraction and medical practitioner of note, Dr Dozie, Onyeanusi Ikedife, has passed on at 88.

His son, Mr Dozie Ikedife Jr, confirmed that he died at 7 pm on Tuesday in his Nnewi residence.

He further stated that his father “will be buried tomorrow (Wednesday) Dec. 12, 2018, at 5pm in his compound,” adding that his funeral will be announced later by his family.

Dr Ikedife, popular known by his traditional title, Ikenga Nnewi,  held the traditional title of Ikuku Ebu Nkpu which was awarded to him by 14 communities in Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ekwusigo local government areas of Anambra State.

He was also a holder of an honorary chieftaincy title of Ikenga Nnewi and Odezuligbo Umueje.

Dr Ikedife was an obstetrician, gynaecologist and researcher of repute.

He held a Bachelor of Science of University of London, 1958, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, (MBBS), University Glasgow, Scotland, 1959 and a diploma in obstetrical, Royal College Ob-Gyn.

He had a Doctorate degree in Public Administration, from World University, Tucson in 1983.

He was the 1st Chairman, Community Council, Nnewi, (1972-1975), Honorary Commissioner for Economic Development, East Central State of Nigeria, (1975) and 1st Honorary Commissioner Finance and Economic Development, Anambra State, (1976.)

In the course of his star-like career as a medical practitioner and politician, he won uncountable number of laurels.

Former president of Ika Ikenga, Chief Goody Uwazuruike, recalled that “Dr Ikedife lived a purpose-built life. He was a balanced and respected figure in Igboland and beyond. A medical practitioner for more than 55 years, he delivered most business titans at birth.

“He was a onetime President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, a presidential liason officer (1979-183), a delegate to the Centenary Conference of Nigeria in 2014 and the chair of many Igbo groups.”

He established Dozie Ikedife Annual Medal and Prize for the Best Graduating Medical Doctor at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, 1995, and also instituted the Doctor Dozie Ikedife Annual Prize for Best Student in Community Health, University Nigeria, Nsukka, 1988.

He was a Fellow, Medical College Ob-Gyn. (Nigeria), West African College Surgeons, Royal College Ob-Gyn. among other local and global positions.

Posted 12/12/2018 07:23:59 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
2023: PDP governors disagree over committee’s no-zoning report...

Bomb blast kills three in Imo

“Leaked Military Intelligence Have Exposed Nnamdi Kanu’s Whereabouts”...

South West under Fulani herdsmen siege, PDP cries...

APC-led FG doesn’t care if dead bodies litter...

Former US President, Donald Trump declares Bitcoin ‘a...

Wike mocks Buhari, vows not to travel abroad...

CBN, NNPC agree to fund returnees’ accommodation, feeding...

SEEDS OF DESTINY 18 AUGUST 2021: SIN –...

2023: "We want a humble, peaceful governor like...

Shekau claims responsibility for Maiduguri bombing, denies farm...

Nigeria @60: Afenifere, Ohanaeze fault structure, ACF demands...

 

Latest News Umahi confirms killing of five abducted construction workers in Ebonyi Northerners Forum salutes Soludo, solicits key role, assignment in his administration Mkpurummiri addiction has no cure – NDLEA warns Buhari suspends AEDC management as firm faces internal crisis Man commits suicide after losing company’s N150,000 on bet 30 burnt to death as bandits set bus ablaze in Sokoto Students strip policeman, set school ablaze, principal flees Security agents, not ESN, planting bombs in Igboland – IPOB Fani-Kayode has erectile dysfunction, I had four kids via artificial insemination – Ex-wife claims Omicron Variant: FG asks UK to rescind ban on Nigerians Governor Ugwuanyi Rising To the Occasion in Protecting Enugu State Residents as Yuletide Approaches Three Dowen College Students in Police custody over Sylvester Oromoni ‘s death

 

Most Read Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (228,915 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (228,915 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (228,914 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (228,914 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (228,914 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (228,912 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (228,912 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (228,908 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (222,239 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (222,030 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (172,501 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (170,815 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (19) NEWS (7,427) POLITICS (496) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (58) BUSINESS (370) HEALTH (59) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (55) INTERNATIONAL (183) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (42)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.