How Babalola Borishade, former Minister of Education, died in London hospital

Professor Babalola Borishade, Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, died in a London hospital on Wednesday.

The former minister was 71 years.

Borishade was rushed to the Reddington Hospital in Lagos earlier last week after which he was flown to London where he died from lung and heart-related illness.

The Usi-Ekiti native was born to the Ebi Ilotin family on March 7, 1946.

Borishade served as a federal minister in Nigeria between 1999 and 2011. Notably, he served as the minister of education from February 2001 to May 2003. Borishade’s achievements in Nigeria’s educational sector caught the attention of the United Nations, where he was elected Vice-Chairman of the E9 Group of the United Nations and President of the UNESCO International Conference on Education, and Chairman Education for All (EFA) Forum of African Ministers of Education.

In 2004, he was appointed as Minister of State for Power and Steel, where he initiated the ‘Gas to Power Project (G2P) that was sponsored by World Bank and designed to ensure sustained gas development and availability for power production in Nigeria.

Between July 2005 and November 2006, Borishade was Minister of Aviation, during which a Civil Aviation Bill was passed to replace the 1964 Act and the direct flight between Nigeria and the United States of America was restored.

How Isiaka Adeleke died few hours after returning from party

Isiaka Adeleke, a serving senator and first civilian governor of Osun State, is dead.

Adekele, who was 62, died in the early hours of Sunday at Bikets Hospital in Osogbo after suffering heart attack.

Later on Sunday, Adeleke’s corpse was taken to his residence in Ede, Osun State, where a crowd of sympathisers were waiting. He was scheduled to be buried at 4pm on Sunday according to Islamic rites but his corpse was later returned to the hospital for autopsy.

Adeleke, who represented Osun West at the Senate, reportedly showed no signs of ailing health prior to his death. He was said to have attended a party in Iwo, Osun State on the eve of his death.

“He came back from a party on Saturday, had slight stomach ache. Was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead this morning”, a source in his home town of Ede disclosed to Alabingo.

Adeleke became the first civilian governor of Osun State at the time the state was created in 1991. Adeleke was elected into the Nigerian senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007.

He was a PDP Senator between 2007 and 2011.

He crossed over to the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the 2015 general election.

He was re-elected into the senate in 2015.