Nigeria’s Basketball Family Mourns Wale Aboderin

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has joined thousands of sympathisers to mourn the sudden passing of Dolphins Women’s Basketball Club Chairman, Wale Aboderin.

The NBBF board yesterday paid a condolence visit to the deceased family after the sad news filtered into town on Wednesday evening which left many people sad.

The NBBF President, Ahmadu Musa Kida while reacting to the news described Aboderin’s death as one that human minds cannot easily comprehend.

“For a man who was so full of life and energy to just be reported dead will forever remain a mystery. His investment in basketball was unparalleled and the vacuum he left will be impossible to fill.”

Kida said as a devoted Muslim, he will take solace in the fact that death is inevitable for every living soul.

He prayed that his soul will be granted eternal rest and the family, friends and business associates he left behind, the fortitude to bear the loss.

“I will urge us all to take solace in the supremacy of God…

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Buhari, Saraki, govs, others mourn Wale Aboderin

John Alechenu, John Ameh, Olalekan Adetayo, Kamarudeen Ogundele, Gbenga Adeniji, Leke Baiyewu and Olaleye Aluko

The Chairman, PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gbadebowale Wayne  Aboderin, is dead.

He died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6.05am after a heart surgery at the First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, Lagos, at the age of 60.

Aboderin took over as the Chairman of the company’s Board on May 1, 2011, following the retirement of Chief Ajibola Ogunshola as the Chairman of PUNCH on April 30, 2011 after 24 years of meritorious and dedicated service.

Before the appointment, Aboderin, businessman and first son of the founding chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, the late Chief Olu Aboderin, was appointed a member of the Board of Directors on May 21, 1984. Aboderin, who became vice-chairman of the company on July 2, 2010, was born in London, United Kingdom on April 17, 1958. A trained pilot, he was also a basketball enthusiast.

Aboderin was also the founder and chairman of Dolphins Female…

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Inspiring stories as Up Chair! takes a bow

The death of the Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr Wale Aboderin, evokes the different ways in which he touched humanity, writes AKEEM LASISI and Tana Aiyejina

In his corporate element you would see him mobilising the staff for greater progress but without compromising best global practice. At another time he would take a basketball team to victories even at the international level. On a jolly good evening, he was out with his musical band — Rapture — giving an elite audience an irresistible treat. Connecting all of these were the warmth and passion he radiated and the urge to encourage and support others. The question thus is: How often can nature afford to produce a mortal like that?

Humanity, indeed, lost a rare personality on Wednesday, with the death of the Chairman of Punch Nigeria Ltd, Mr Wale Aboderin. He breathed his last after a heart surgery at First  Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, Lagos. He was 60.

Although he was a big player in the business sphere, which saw…

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