A story that must be told never forgives silence. The audience was left awestruck on Saturday evening as publisher of The Guardian Newspaper, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru, took family, friends and guests on a journey that evoked chilling memories of dark days of military rule before the advent of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic in May 1999.
The occasion was the 10th year remembrance of Alexander Uruemu Ibru passing and 72nd birthday of Maiden. By coincidence of fate, Alex died on his wife’s birthday.
The event was a mixed blend of deep reflection, troubling reminiscence, soul-lifting homily by the Metropolitan Pastor of House on the Rock, Rev’d Paul Adefarasin and admiration for the matriarch of the family for soldiering on with grace 10 years after the passing of The Guardian founding publisher.
Friday, February 2, 1996 is a day that will live in infamy. That was the day Alex cheated death when he narrowly escaped assassination during the military regime of the late General Sani Abacha….
Source: Guardian Newspaper