Tributes for Nigerian Governor

Condolences and tributes are pouring in for Kaduna Governor Patrick Yakowa and his adviser General Andrew Azazi who died in a helicopter crash.

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Late Kaduna Governor Patrick Yakowa and adviser General Andrew Azazi

  • Nigeria:   Yakowa Na Kowa!

    Daily Trust, 18 December 2012

    "When we got news of his death at about the Magrib prayer time, we had to appeal to our members who were gathered in their thousands that the remaining session of the meeting had… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Patience Weeps Over Yakowa, Azazi

    Daily Trust, 18 December 2012

    The first lady, who came in at exactly 4:31 pm, was received by the GOC 81 division, Major General Kenneth Minimah and Azazi first son, Owoye Azazi Jnr. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Tafida, Kaduna Indigenes in UK Mourn Yakowa, Others

    Leadership, 17 December 2012

    Dr. Dalhatu Tafida, Nigeria's High Commissioner to the UK, has described the death of Gov. Patrick Yakowa as a great lost to the nation. Yakowa died on Saturday in helicopter crash… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   First Lady On Condolence Visit, Weeps for Yakowa

    Leadership, 17 December 2012

    First Lady Patience Jonathan wept in Kaduna on Monday when she paid a condolence visit to Mrs Amina Yakowa, wife of Gov. Patrick Yakowa, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Helicopter Crash - ACN Mourns, Calls for Conclusive Probe

    Leadership, 17 December 2012

    The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has called for a thorough investigation of Saturday's military helicopter crash that killed Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa, former… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Governors, Others Mourn Yakowa, Azazi

    Leadership, 17 December 2012

    Chairman, Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF) and Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday cancelled all his official engagements within and outside the state… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Eminent Nigerians Mourn Yakowa, Azazi, Others

    This Day, 17 December 2012

    Encomiums and tributes poured in yesterday for the late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, former National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen Andrew Owoye Azazi and their aides, all… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa - a Tribute

    Daily Trust, 17 December 2012

    Like most compatriots, I received with great shock and deep grief, the death of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, in a helicopter… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Yakowa Was an Impartial Leader - Emir

    Daily Trust, 17 December 2012

    In a message in Zaria, Alhaji Shehu said, "We want to sincerely extend our condolence to the president, his vice, the entire people of the Zazzau emirate, Kaduna State and above… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Yakowa, Azazi, Others Death Devastating - Mark

    Vanguard, 16 December 2012

    SENATE President David Mark yesterday described the death of Kaduna State Governor Dr. Patrick Yakowa and the immediate past National Security Adviser(NSA) General Owoye Azazi in… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Bayelsa Crash - Tambuwal Mourns Yakowa, Azazi

    Vanguard, 16 December 2012

    SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Sunday described as tragic and sorrowful, the helicopter crash which claimed the lives of Kaduna State Governor,… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Helicopter Crash - Navy Recovers Yakowa, Azazi Bodies

    This Day, 16 December 2012

    The Nigerian Navy have recovered the bodies of the six people that were killed in Sartuday's helicopter crash in Bayelsa including that of the former National Security Adviser… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Azazi - The General's Final Retirement

    This Day, 16 December 2012

    The late former National Security Adviser, General Owoye Andrew Azazi, who was retired by late President Umaru Yar'Adua as Chief of Defence Staff on August 20, 2008, emerged from… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   PDP Expresses Shock Over Yakowa, Azazi's Death

    Daily Trust, 16 December 2012

    The People's Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday expressed "utter shock and devastating grief" over the news of the death of the Kaduna State Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and other… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Yakowa - From 1948 to 2012

    Daily Trust, 16 December 2012

    For him to serve as deputy to two successive governors when elsewhere governors routinely engineer the removal of their deputies, Mr Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa must have been a savvy… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Sambo - Yakowa Was a Brother,Patriot

    This Day, 16 December 2012

    The Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo has described the late governor of Kaduna State, Ibrahim Yakowa as a brother a friend and a mentor whose loss would be felt by all. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Helicopter Crash - Buhari Shelves Birthday to Mourn Yakowa, Azazi

    This Day, 16 December 2012

    The National Leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) General Muhammadu Buhari has to postpone his scheduled birthday anniversary on Monday in honour deceased Governor… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Kaduna Government Issues Official Announcement of Yakowa's Death

    Daily Trust, 15 December 2012

    The Secretary to the Kaduna state government Lawal Samaila Abdullahi has announced the death of the late governor, Patrick Yakowa, saying also that "burial details will be… Read more »


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