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Rest in Peace…Dora Akunyili Goes Home



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She came, she saw, she conquered but she left us too soon.

Dora Akunyili, renowned NAFDAC reformer and former Minister of Information and Communications who passed away in June at 59, was buried on Thursday 28th August 2014 in Anambra.

Dignitaries from all walks of life including top government officials – federal and state, were in Agulu in Anaocha local government area of the state where she was laid to rest.


The mass was officiated by the Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, Francis Cardinal Arinze. He was assisted by the Archbishop of Abuja Diocese John Cardinal Onaiyekan and other bishops.

The former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon and Bola Obasanjo, wife of the former President, were seen at the ceremony.

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“Our mother, who lived a legacy life and would remain the light of the nation because she served the country diligently,” said Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra.

After the church service, Dr Akunyili’s body was later buried in her husband’s home.

She is survived by her husband Dr Chike Akunyili and children.


  1. IFY

    August 29, 2014 at 5:42 am

    R.I.P Dora

  2. may soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace… AMEN

  3. crxtylinks

    August 29, 2014 at 8:06 am

    RIP my hero & my mentor

  4. Emma

    August 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

    R.I P! Dr. May u find perfect rest in God’s Bosom.

  5. fortune

    August 29, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Brave woman rest i peace.may God bless ur soul.

  6. Kukks

    August 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

    R.I.P Ma’am.

  7. Adaeze Writes

    August 29, 2014 at 9:25 am

    This is so sad! Such an end to life!

  8. sum1special

    August 29, 2014 at 10:16 am

    RIP to a woman of substance..

  9. Theresa

    August 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

    If you doubt that good things can be done in Nigeria, let this woman encourage you, let her courage inspire you, let her faith in God and humanity motivate you. You can be the light in your office, you can be the one who refuses to follow the status-quo, you can be the change maker. And yes you might face challenges, people might mock you and call you names, but persevere knowing that God is on your side and you are bringing Him glory.

    Rest in perfect Aunty Dora, your legacy will not be forgotten.

  10. Gistyinka Blog

    August 29, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Goodbye hero of our time. RIP Dora.

  11. chichi

    August 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Rip Dora…U were a grt Amazon. Bellanaija more pix biko

  12. kirsty dokubo

    August 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Rip my secret role model.

  13. kirsty dokubo

    August 29, 2014 at 11:49 am

    RIP my secret role model.i call her d big Dora!

  14. viv

    August 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Even in death, you have all my love and respect. Rest in perfect peace.

  15. Baba

    August 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Dr Dora has played her part in the reality show ‘Nigeria Our Pride’, and I guess she’s a definition of ‘a patriot’. I encourage that we play our part in our little corner and let’s play it very well; a little here, a little there is what makes great.

  16. Solomon

    August 31, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Mummy, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.

  17. Rosemary

    September 29, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Rest in de bosom of the Lord an accomplished mother. May ur hardworks in Nigeria be remembered for

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