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Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti is dead!

Posted by Saharareporters.com on 2006/02/11 | Views: 1348 |

Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti is dead!


Nigeriaís foremost pro-democracy and human rights activist Dr. Beko Ransome Kuti (brother of Fela Anikulapo- Kuti) died yesterday in Lagos at 11:30 pm. He was 65 years old!

Nigeriaís foremost pro-democracy and human rights activist Dr. Beko Ransome Kuti (brother of Fela Anikulapo- Kuti) died yesterday in Lagos at 11:30 pm. He was 65 years old!


Saharareporters spoke to Barrister Femi Falana who said he was too shocked to speak to the press.


No further information is available available at this time.


Profile:
Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti was born into an extraordinarily gifted family on 2 August 1940 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He first attended Mrs. Kutiís Class, Abeokuta from 1945 to 1950, Abeokuta Grammar School (1951-56), Coventry Technical College, England (1957-58) and University of Manchester (1958-63). He qualified as a medical doctor with M.B.C; Ch.B (1963) Fellow of the Medical College of Nigeria in General Medical Practice, (F.M.C.G.M.P) (1984) and Fellow West African College of Physicians (FWACP) (1986).


From 1964 to 1977, Dr. Beko worked in several Government hospitals before establishing his own private practice. He was President of Nigerian Students in Manchester, Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, Member, Lagos state interim hospital Management Board, and Chairman Lagos Chapter of Nigerian Medical Association.


He held several other national posts in the Nigerian Medical Association and was member and later chairman of Lagos University Teaching Hospital board. As a civil society activist, Beko belongs to several Non-Governmental Organisations. He is chairman of Campaign for Democracy; President, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, and Executive Director, Centre for Constitutional Governance. He has written and delivered over 35 papers in Nigeria and abroad on various issues on Human Rights. He was married with four children.


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Okfold(Sobe, Edo, Nigeria)says...

I want the meaning of female owan name Ekeke (Edo state)

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Toluwalase Samuel Olufemi(Ijebu, Ogun, Nigeria)says...

Authority belongs to God, once He decrees it is final and binding

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Ikponmwosa Osamede(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Your meaning of Osamede is wrong. Osamede means God has given me a crown