Reports came to us that the President of APRNet, Dr. Tony Onoja, lost his mother on 10th November, 2017 after a brief illness. The burial rites will hold on 21st to 22nd December, 2017 at Ogugu, Olamaboro Local Government of Kogi State, Nigeria according to Catholic tradition.
The sad news of another death came to us when we heard about the demise of the mother of John Mazunda, Country Program Manager, Nigeria Strategy Support Program, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a member of APRNet too last two weeks in Malawi. She has been buried on 19th November, 2017. May their souls both rest in peace and may the Lord grant the two and their bereaved families the fortitude to bear the loss.