First Ogoni Lawyer, Senator Cyrus Nunieh Dies Barely One Year After New Marriage

Late Senator-Cyrus-Nunieh and wife Rosemary during their wedding

An 87-year-old lawyer and former lawmaker from Ogoniland, Senator Cyrus Nunieh, has died.

Pa Nunieh died barely one year after his society marriage to a young lady. Read here

The Ogoni Youth Federation announced the demise of  Nunieh, who they said was their patron on their Facebook page in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Lene Kingsley Lekue.

The group expressed shock at the news of Nunieh’s demise, whom they claimed was a Second Republic senator and lawyer.

“The national executive council of Ogoni Youth federation received with rude shock the sad news of the demise of her Patron, Sen. Cyrus Nunieh, a senator of the second republic and renowned legal icon who has gone to be with his creator,” the organisation said.

“We express our sympathy to the bereaved family, Ogoni ethnic nationality and Rivers state . We pray that almighty God will grant the soul of the departed eternal repose and comfort those in pain,”it added

Senator Nunieh got married to his younger wife, Rosemary Ijeoma, in October 2017. In an interviewhe said, “I cannot continue to stay alone. I love her and she loves me. We understand each other and she is also intelligent.”

“There is no limitation in age. Some may say you are old; you may soon die. But some were dead even before they were born. Some were one year or two years old and they die. Death is not always dependent upon a man’s age,” he said.

Nunieh lost his first wife in 1991.


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