Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Asagba of Asaba, Obi Edozien, dies at 98

Asagba of Asaba

The traditional king of Asaba, who is the 13th Asagba of Asaba in Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Prof. Joseph Chike Edozien, CFR, JP, is dead

The monarch died on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Prof. Edozien was born on July 28, 1925, in Asaba to the famous family of Edozien, who were said to be the direct descendants of Nnebisi the founder of Asaba.

In 1997, he was elected as Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers.

In 2003, then-Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo conferred the national honour of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) on him.

He was the Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

Prof. Edozien was also the first Black-African indigenous dean of medicine in a foreign land.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like


The maker of ChatGPT on Thursday unveiled its next leap into generative artificial intelligence with a tool that instantly makes short videos in response...


Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has reopened the 3.9km 18R/36L runway at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMA, Lagos. The runway, closed in April...


Sophos announced Thursday that Kris Hagerman has stepped down as CEO of the cybersecurity giant after more than a decade, and a top executive...


Enugu State High Court sitting in Enugu, the state capital, has found a man, Okolie Chigozie Michael, 32, guilty of killing his son. He...