Friday, 9 November 2012

Hope Harriman dies at 79

One of Nigeria’s foremost businessmen, Chief Hope Harriman, is dead.

He died in the United States on Wednesday. He was 79.

His daughter,Temi, said the late business mogul was not really ill before his death.

He was said to have travelled to Washington from Europe and was taking notes on the just-concluded US election.

According to her, plans were on for his 80th birthday in January.

His wife, Roli, a judge, was by his bedside.

The late philanthropist was born in Warri, Delta State. He was a prominent Itsekiri leader, who played a major role in settling the Ijaw and Itsekiri crisis.

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