Thursday, 20 June 2013
Elekiya Ayisat Giwa, Mother Of Dele Giwa, Dead At 87
Madam Elekiya Ayisat Giwa, mother of slain journalist Dele Giwa, has died.
Mrs. Giwa had been living with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Abibbat Ronke Aboaba in Ikorodu, Lagos. She passed on in the early hours of Tuesday at Aruna Ogun Hospital in the town.
Her famous son, Dele, is credited with bringing new panache and zest into Nigerian journalism in the late 1970s and early 1980s through his work at the Daily Times, Sunday Concord and NewsWatch, the newsmagazine which he co-founded with his friends after leaving the Concord Group of Newspapers.
In 1986, Mr. Giwa was killed in a parcel bomb attack on him in his home in Ikeja, Lagos, and was buried in his village, Ugbekpe-Ekperi, in Edo State.
Correction: Mr. Dele Giwa was killed by a parcel bomb October 9 1986.