Pro-Democracy Activist Baba Omojola Dies

By SaharaReporters, New York

A renowned pro-democracy activist and prominent economist, Baba Omojola, has died in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.

Mr. Omojola, who earned a PhD, died a few hours after submitting a presentation to the National Dialogue Committee in Ondo State early today.

Baba, as he was famously known, was a prominent figure during Nigeria’s pro-democracy struggles of the late and early 1990s.

Mr. Omojola was one of five activists known as “Kuje Five” who were arrested and clamped into military detention after Nigerian students engaged in massive protests to force out the Ibrahim Babangida dictatorship in 1992. Gani Fawehinmi, Femi Falana, Olusegun Mayegun, and Beko Ransome-Kuti were the other members of “Kuje Five.”

A source close to Mr. Omojola’s family told SaharaReporters that his death was “a stunning event,” adding that he was not aware of the cause of death. The deceased democracy activist was 75 years old. 


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Why are the rightous dying and the wicked seem to live forever

''For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction''
Why are the righteous dying and the wicked seems to live forever. One cannot question God.
Baba Omojola may your soul that repelled the evils while you are still alife continue to rest in peace.

Did he fight against the extinction of my Periwinkles?

Which kind Pro - Democrazy activist? I never hear one day say this man protest against the poisoning of my sweet Periwinkles for waterside. I no even hear am any day say the man protest the stupid irresponsibility of Shell, Chevron et al as they pollute & destroy my ecosystem with pollution & gas flaring exposing my people to cancers of different kinds.

So, which democrazy this man propagate? The live wire of continent Nigeria is the SS/Niger Delta Republic. A Republic most if not all the other nations in continent Nigeria believe they can't do without. Yet, hardly get developmental attention from the centre & as elemental projects like Flyovers are deemed "White Elephant" projects by those with skewed myopic reasoning. Nonsense!

May the gentle soul of this

May the gentle soul of this great Human Rights Crusader and Pro- Democracy Activist rest in perfect peace. Amen!

Good Man ! RIP

******Rest In Perfect Peace*******

Rip sir

Rip sir


May you rest in peace.

Baba Omojola's exalted seat in the heavens

For a doctorate in economics who shunned evil and refused to put his knowledge to the use of empty-headed official thieves desecrating the hallways of government offices in Nigeria, Baba Omojola and his children are blessed to be honoured from generation to generation.


Not only the people of ondo state but i personally will miss you much. rest in peace baba!

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