Torrents of eulogies are flooding in as Nigerians mourn Deji Tinubu who died while playing football in Epe (Lagos) during a retreat for the state’s executive council members and permanent secretaries on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Actually l’m really sad about Deji Tinubu’s sudden death. Memories of him teasing and helping me when l had morning sickness at the Sydney Olympics, laughing lunches as members of the Lagos FA. Unashamed to speak with love and devotion about his wife Yemisi. Doting dad.
— Funmi Iyanda (@Funmilola) January 26, 2018
The super sports analyst, administrator, boss,mentor is gone. RIP Deji Tinubu.He was an Encyclopaedia Britannica of sport.A man that gave young dudes room to express self.
— IKUJUNI SAMUEL (@TheSamOre) January 26, 2018
I’m deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of DEJI TINUBU. He was always such a jolly fellow and a dear senior. At this time, my thoughts and prayers are with his family, may God grant them the strength to bear this immense loss. Lord grant him eternal rest in paradise. 🙏
— Toyin Eleniyan (@ToyinOfLife) January 26, 2018
RIP Deji Tinubu, you will forever be remembered for the good work and good deeds you’ve done. Gone too soon but perhaps heaven needed another Angel.
— Francis (@afothings) January 26, 2018
@Genakhena The first time, I saw Deji Tinubu was, when he co-hosted 90 mins on AIT along with Deji Omotoyinbo and Bode Oguntuyi. I used to sneek out of my room to the palour, when my mother was asleep just to watch the show. May his soul Rest In Peace!
— OGBENI FEMI K MAFE (@TheRealKufre85) January 26, 2018
Deji Tinubu, like a book completed it was your END. Sad end really because you were one of the ‘few good men’. God bless your soul. RIP.
— RALPH (@ralphcgeorge) January 26, 2018
Oh my God,i can’t believe that Deji Tinubu is no more,Rest on big bro,your legacy will for ever remember,there was never a day,you will find him frowning, he always wear this smiling face that gives hope,such an inspiration to many Nigerian here in Lagos, Rip big bro
— Sunday Robert (@SundayR85108748) January 26, 2018
We lost a member of the Lagos State Executive Council last night, Mr. Deji Tinubu, the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives. A fine gentleman and team player who was committed and passionate about the Lagos vision.
May his soul Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/V9ZiUH43HR
— Akinwunmi Ambode (@AkinwunmiAmbode) January 26, 2018
This is sad , his contributions to the development of Lagos State most. I wish to express my deepest condolence and my heart goes to the good people of Lagos State , Governor Ambode and the family of Deji Tinubu. I pray that God gives you the fortitude to bear this incident. pic.twitter.com/V1iEypQS9o
— Orji Uzor Kalu (@OUKtweets) January 26, 2018
I never had the opportunity to meet or speak with you, but all who spoke about you never said Ill or bad about you. Our journalists are always excited to hear your views on issues and it was joy listening to you speak. Adieu Deji Tinubu #dejitinubu
— joseph smith (@josephsmith2) January 26, 2018
Met him once in 2016 during the Cycology event at Eko Atlantic, Lagos.
Hardworking, versatile, so much passion for sports.
You will always be remembered. RIP. 🙏
— Oluwadamilola Ayinde (@Oluwaday) January 26, 2018
Good night DEJI TINUBU (5TH LEFT, EARLIER TODAY, BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH)… Rest in Peace, dear Brother… pic.twitter.com/HvM1tDnjYK
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) January 25, 2018
Deji Tinubu : deepest heartfelt felicitation. His voice was always adorable on radio. He was indeed a good man. Very objective in his speeches. May Almighty God grant him eternal rest.
— Dr. Benedict de XVI (@Dr_BenOkonkwo) January 26, 2018
Deji Tinubu so humble, so accommodating ever smiling and so full of life! Can’t believe you’ve passed on brother, Rest in Peace
— tundeomis (@tundeomis1) January 26, 2018
I remember vividly in 2013 during the FIFA U17 WC in UAE,when i did an analysis of d golden eaglets. Deji Tinubu was so impressed that he sent me a DM containing his phone no & email asking me to forward my analysis to his mailbox. I got credit for that on a national sports daily
— DELE Afuwape (@AfuwapeOladele) January 26, 2018