Uncle - Bola
Former justice minister and attorney-general of Nigeria
Bola Ige (September 13, 1930 - December 23, 2001) was a Nigerian Yoruba politician and leader fondly call Uncle Bola since is mentor(Chief Obafemi Awolowo) is fondly call Papa Awo. Bola Ige was born in Esa-Oke town, now in Osun State. He became a prominent attorney in Nigeria and achieved fame as a civil rights and democracy activist.
Ige served as governor of Oyo State from October 1979 to October 1983, shortly before the 1983 coup. Following the restoration of democracy in 1999, Ige continued to be politically prominent, and was appointed justice minister and attorney-general of Nigeria in 2000. He served in the latter position until his death: he was gunned down in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
He wrote several books. After his death, an anthology of articles and tributes about him was published.
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