Veteran pro-democracy activist, Alfred Ilenre, is dead


A veteran journalist and a dogged human rights activist, Mr Alfred Ilenre is dead.

He died in Ikorodu, Lagos State, this morning. He was 77.

Ilenre campaigned for true federalism, resource control and minority rights along with several organisations and many people including Chief Anthony Enahoro, Ken Saro–Wiwa and Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti.

Details in a moment….

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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