'Who Was Tunji BraithWaite?' - 10 Things To Know
"Tunji Braithwaite Dead" is what the headlines yesterday carried as one of their top news stories on March 28, 2016. But a lot of people are wondering just who Tunji BraithWaite is.
Here are 10 things you should know about him:
- He died at the age of 82. He was born in 1933.
- Tunji BraithWaite was the founder of the Nigerian Advance party and also a pro-democracy activist.
- He passed away in Lagos at St. Nicholas Hospital on March 28th (a Monday) after a brief illness, according to his family members.
- He was the youngest son of four children
- He was called to bar in 1961 (Lincoln's Inn), then signed the Rolls of Barristers in the London High Court of Justice before he came back to Nigeria.
- He represented the Kuti Family and got both Beko and Fela Ransome-Kuti out of detention during the reign of General Olusegun Obasanjo. This took place in 1977.
- Mr. BraithWaite was also a presidential hopeful for many.
- He is survived by five children and several grand children.
- He was married to Grace Falade, in the year 1956.
- BraithWaite tackled former President Jonathan during his '100 years of celebration' event, saying Nigeria was only 54 years old and a work-in-progress.
Tweets About Tunji BraithWaite
Tunji Braithwaite was a giant in the fields of law & politics; a pro-democracy activist, who fought to end military rule. We will miss him.— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 28, 2016
RIP Tunji Braithwaite. With MD Yusufu, you fired up whatever activist spirit I had when I was in high school watching you lead.— Chude Jideonwo (@Chude) March 29, 2016
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