Osita Ike: The painful exit of an Aro crown prince

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The shocking news of the demise of an Aro crown prince, Ositadinma Adeolu Nnanyelugo Ike hit many like a thunderbolt. The question on the lips of many was how, are you sure? Was he ill? Questions and questions begging for answers but the sad reality was that Prince Osita Ike transited to eternal glory in December 2016, at the age of 55.

Born on the 12th of July 1961 in Ibadan the Oyo State capital, Osita was the only surviving child of his parents, HRH Eze (Prof.) Chukwuemeka Ike (OFR) and Ugoeze Prof (Mrs.) Adebimpe Ike of Ndikelionwu, Orumba North LGA of Anambra State.

He was educated at Central School, Ndike; Kings College, Lagos; the University of Jos and the Nigeria Institute of Journalism. He was a Public Relations expert and had stints with Concord Press Ltd; Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria; Voice of Nigeria; Classique and Poise magazines; Nigeria Book Foundation and the Board for Community Banks as well as his responsibility as Chairman/CEO of Osyter St Iyke Ltd.

He was a member of several organizations and on the home front, was member, Media and Publicity Sub Committee of Aro 2002 Commission and Ikeji Aro 2016 Planning Committee.

He left to mourn him his aged parents, wife and children.

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