JUST IN: Kimse Okoko is dead, Niger Delta leaders mourn


A former President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) Kimse Okoko, is dead, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

Okoko, who is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Port Harcourt, died on Sunday at a hospital in Port Harcourt.

Confirming the death of the Ijaw leader, his son, Ebitim said the Pro-Chancellor, University of Uyo, died about 5 pm on Sunday after a brief illness.

Okoko, who died at the age of 80 hailed from Obunagha community in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Okoko’s demise occurred six months after the passing of his billionaire-businessman son and former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Keniebi, who was 42.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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