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    Renowned Playwright, Professor John Pepper Clark, is Dead

    Renowned playwright and emeritus professor of Literature, John Pepper Clark, is dead, his family members announced on Tuesday.

    According to a statement signed by Professor C.C Clark and Mr Ilaye Clark on behalf of the family and children respectively, Professor Clark died in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 85.

    Professor Clark is renowned for his legendary poems and great books and he was the younger brother of the South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark.

    According to the statement: “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Professor John Pepper Clark, has finally dropped his pen in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 13 October 2020.

    “Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children and sibling, around him. The family appreciates your prayers at this time. Other details will be announced later by the family.”

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told a Federal High Court in Abuja, that the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) was sacked to solve the internal leadership crises rocking the party.

    The party also said that immediately the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee was put in place after the NWC’s dissolution, the crises that had characterised its affairs were laid to rest. Prof Clark.

    The Emir of Zazzau, in Kaduna State, Alhaji Shehu Idris has died in his palace at the age of 84.

    His son, Aminu Shehu Idris, confirmed in an interview with the Tribune Online that his late father who was appointed on 15th February, 1975 and spent 45 years in the throne died on Sunday after a protracted illness.

    A Kano based industrialist, Chief Kalu Ogbonnaya, has advised the Federal Government to take necessary steps to stimulate the nation’s economy to prevent a recession post COVID-19. Prof Clark.

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